Edmond F. Maes

Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Curriculum Vitae

Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Dr. Maes worked at US-CDC after having received his Doctorate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at University of California at Los Angeles, and Master’s degree in Epidemiology from Harvard University School of Public Health. While at CDC, he has worked in a wide variety of areas including cancer and reproductive health, lead poisoning, injury surveillance, immunization, polio eradication, as well as the training and mentoring of epidemiologists around the globe. The largest parts of his career involved childhood immunization in the US and internationally, and international capacity building in epidemiology. From 2009 to 2014, he lived in the Country of Georgia, where he founded the US CDC Georgia country office and developed the South Caucasus Regional Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program. The program was based in Tbilisi, Georgia and was a partnership between the CDC and the Ministries of Health, and of Agriculture, in the countries of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. From 2014 to 2020, Dr. Maes supported polio eradication efforts in Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe.

Dr. Maes currently serves as an epidemiology instructor with the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia, and as Adjunct Professor in Global Health at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health. With advent of the coronavirus pandemic, he developed curricula to support public health efforts in fighting the pandemic. When the opportunity arises, he continues to support polio eradication efforts and mentors epidemiology fellows in CDC-affiliated programs.

  • PhD, 1986 University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health: Epidemiology with Minor in Biostatistics
  • SM, 1979, Harvard University School of Public Health: Epidemiology
  • BS, 1973, Northeastern University (Boston), College of Liberal Arts: Psychology
More About
  • 1985-1987 – Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
  • 1985-2009 – US Public Health Service, Commissioned Officer, Captain (retired)
Areas of Expertise
  • Vaccine Preventable Diseases
  • Surveillance Evaluation
  • Disease Outbreak Investigation
  • Capacity Development
  • Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Global Health, Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology
  • US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1985-2020, retired
Course Instruction

EPID 4070

Research Interests
  • Polio eradication
  • Measles elimination
  • Toxicology
  • Immunization Program Effectiveness
Selected Publications

Rodewald L, Maes E, Stevenson J, Lyons B, Stokley S, Szilagyi P. Immunization performance measurement in a changing immunization environment. Pediatrics, 1999,103(4pt2):889-97.

Santoli J, Rodewald L, Maes EF, Battaglia M, Coronado V. Vaccines for children program: United States, 1997. Pediatrics 1999;104 (2):e15.

Yusuf HR, Coronado VG, Averhoff FA, Maes EF, Rodewald LE, Battaglia MP, Mahoney FJ. Progress in coverage with hepatitis B vaccine among US children, 1994-1997. American J Public Health, 1999;89(11):1684-9.

Herrera GA, Smith P, Daniels D, Klevens RM, Coronado V, McCauley M, Stokley S, Maes EF, Ezzaati-Rice TM, Wright RA, Cordero JF. National, state, and urban area vaccination coverage levels among children aged 19-35 months, United States, 1998. MMWR CDC Surveillance Summaries, 2000; 49(9):1-26.

Stokley S, Rodewald LE, Maes EF. The impact of record scattering on the measurement of immunization coverage. Pediatrics, 2001; 107(1):91-6.

Hutchins S, Papania M, Amler R, Maes EF, Grabowsky M, Bromberg K, Morris-Glasgow V, Speed T, Bellini W, Orenstein WA. Evaluation of measles case definition. Journal of Infectious Diseases 2004 May 1, 189 Suppl 1:S153-9

Sandhu H, Maes EF, Nsubuga P, Mendlein JM, White M, Favorov MO, Dadu A, Tsogt G, Aitmagambetova I. Tuberculosis treatment outcomes among ex-prisoners, Kazakhstan, 2000. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, (July 2004).

Yassin AS, Favorov M, Maes EF, Sadek R, Jumagulova A, Merker V, Surdina T,Chorba T. Cost-analysis of different management policies for patients with mild hepatitis A virus infection in Kazakhstan. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2005 May 12, 3:4

Kozukeev TB, Ajeilat S, Maes E, Favorov M. Risk factors for brucellosis—Leylek and Kadamjay districts, Batken oblast, Kyrgyzstan, January—November, 2003. In: Global epidemiology: proceedings of the third TEPHINET Conference—Beijing, China, November 8-12, 2004. MMWR 2006;55(Suppl): 32-35.

Chokoshvili O, Lomashvili K, Malakmadze N, Geleishvili M, Brant J, Chitadze N, Tevzadze L, Chanturia G, Tevdoradze T, Tsertsvadze T, Bopp C, Talkington D, Mody RK, Strockbine N, Maes E, Rush T. Investigation of an outbreak of bloody diarrhea complicated with hemolytic uremic syndrome Georgia, 2009. J Epidemiol Global Health (2014), https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jegh.2014.03.004.

Vora N, Li Y, Geleishvili M, Emerson G, Khmaladze E, Maghlakelidze G, Navdarashvili A, Zakhashvili K, Kokhredize M, Tsilosani M, Panayampalli S, Gallardo-Romero N, Goldsmith C, Metcalfe M, Damon I, Maes E, Reynolds M, Morgan J, Carroll D. Human infection with a zoonotic Orthopoxvirus in the country of Georgia. (New England Journal Medicine, 2015;372:1223-30)

Navdarashvili A, Doker TJ, Geleishvili M, Haberling DL, Kharod GA, Rush TH, Maes EF, Zakhashvili K, Imnadze P, Bower WA, Walke HT, Shadomy SV, and the anthrax investigation team. Human anthrax outbreak associated with livestock exposure: Georgia, 2012. (Epidemiology and Infection, 2015; 1-12)

Maes EF, Diop OM, Jorba J, Chavan S, Tangermann RH, Wassilak SGF. Surveillance systems to track progress toward polio eradication—worldwide, 2015-2016. MMWR Morb. Mort. Wkly Rep. 2017;66:359-365. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6613a3