National Center for Health Statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS
Dr. Branum is a Health Statistician for the Infant, Child, and Women’s Health Statistics Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Dr. Branum has published studies on perinatal issues including preterm birth, low birthweight, and multiple births. After receiving a PhD in Human Nutrition from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2011, Dr. Branum switched focus to research on child dietary intake and maternal-child nutrition. Dr. Branum is also recognized as a national expert on the epidemiology of food allergy in children. She received her MSPH in epidemiology and biostatistics from the Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina in 1999 and a BS in Animal Biology from the University of Florida in 1995. Dr. Branum has represented the CDC on the Interagency Coordinating Committee of the National Children’s Study since 2000 and has chaired the committee twice.