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Patricia Shifflett

Vice President, U.S. Health

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Patricia “Pat” Shifflett is a nationally recognized authority on public health with more than 30 years of experience in maternal and child health, global health, and infectious and chronic disease prevention and control. As a vice president and Practice Leader for Population Health in the U.S. Health Division, Shifflett offers special insight into strategic planning and implementation of programs bearing impact on population health outcomes.

Shifflett oversees a diverse portfolio of work for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Services Research Administration and the National Institutes of Health. She has directed many large-scale initiatives in the U.S. and internationally. As a practice leader, she manages business development, strategy and a broad portfolio of work, including public health program planning and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and research and health communications. She directs numerous influenza studies for CDC both in the U.S. and in low- and middle-resource countries with a focus on pregnant women, infants, healthcare workers, elderly, and other vulnerable populations.

Shifflett holds a B.S. in Nursing from Westminster College and an M.S. in Organization and Management from Capella University School of Business. 
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Expertise/Skills

  • Public health program planning and evaluation
  • Multi-site clinical research
  • Global health
  • Influenza, HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases
  • Chronic disease prevention and health promotion
  • Maternal and child health




Key Projects

  • Technical Assistance and Support for Global HIV/AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Activities/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Breastfeeding-Implementing and Identifying the Best Practices for Achieving Baby Friendly Designation/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • The Epidemiology and Prevention of Influenza Virus Infections in Low- and Middle-Income Countries/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Epidemiology of Novel Influenza Virus Infection and the Evaluation of Antiviral and Vaccine Effectiveness/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • HealthRise/Medtronic Philanthropy




Selected Publications

  • Thompson MG, Ferber JR, Odouli R, David D, Shifflett P, Meece JK, Naleway AL, Bozeman S, Spencer SM, Fry A, Li D; Results of a Pilot Study using Self-Collected Mid-Turbinate Nasal Swabs for Detection of Influenza Virus Infection among Pregnant Women, Journal of Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 2015 May;9(3):155-60. doi: 10.1111/irv.12309.
  • Naleway, A. , Irving, S., Henninger, M., Li, D., Shifflett, P., Ball, S., William, J.L., Cragan, J., Gee, J., & Thompson, M.  (2014). Safety of influenza vaccination during pregnancy: A review of subsequent maternal obstetric events and findings from two recent cohort studies. Vaccine, 04/2014; DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.04.021
  • Scheminske, M., Henninger, M., Irving, S.A., Thompson, M., Williams, J., Shifflett, P., Ball, S.W., Avalos, L.A., Naleway, A.L. for the Pregnancy and Influenza Project Workgroup.  (2014). The association between influenza vaccination and other preventative health behaviors in a cohort of pregnant women. Health Education and Behavior, online at pii: 1090198114560021.
  • Sokolow LZ, Naleway AL, Li D-K, Shifflett P, Reynolds S, Henninger ML, Ferber JR, Odouli R, Irving SA, Thompson MG, on behalf of The Pregnancy and Influenza Project Workgroup, Severity of influenza and non-influenza acute respiratory illness among pregnant women, 2010-12, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2014), doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2014.08.00
  • Thompson, M.G., Li, D., Shifflett, P., Sokolow, L.Z., Ferber, J.R., Jurosky, S., Bozeman, S., Reynolds, S.B., Odouli, R., Henninger, M.L., Kauffman, T.L., Avalos, L.A., Ball, S., Williams, J.L., Irving, S.A., Shay, D.K., Naleway, A.L.; Pregnancy and Influenza Project Workgroup. (2014).  Effectiveness of seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine for preventing influenza virus illness among pregnant women: A population-based case-control study during the 2010–2011 and 2011–2012 influenza seasons. Journal of Clinical Infectious Disease, 58 (4), 449-457.
  • Rashon, I., Berkowitz, J., Sullivan, S., Rose, J., Bernichon, T., Favoretto, A., Shifflett, P., Miles, E., and, Jones, M.  (2012)  Applying the Interactive Systems Framework to the Dissemination and Adoption of National and State Recommendations for Hypertension. The American Journal of Community Psychology. October 2012.