I will accompany guests on a tour of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) David Sencer museum, one of my favorite places ever, which is open to the public and free. Highlights include an iron lung, a Guinea worm, and an exhibit about Ebola. I will share the history of the area and why Atlanta is called the "public health capital of the world." There are many lunch spots available across the street at Emory Point.
I am editor of Emory Medicine magazine and Emory Health Digest, and have 25-plus years of experience in journalism. I was a fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC) in 2000, and went through epidemiology training. I am a public health/medical/science writer, and have freelanced for national magazines such as Reader's Digest and Psychology Today.
We will spend most of our time in the CDC museum—it has multiple floors and experiences and traveling exhibits and is a lot to explore.
Bring government-issued ID or passport. Wear comfortable walking shoes and casual clothing. You can bring cell phones and/or cameras into the museum. You cannot go into the actual CDC campus or offices.