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HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis Control and Prevention, and Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)
Dr. Kerndt received a B.S. in Biology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and his MD from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. He completed a rotating Internship at San Francisco General Hospital in San Francisco, California and an Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Medical Residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He began his career in Public Health with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a commissioned officer with the US Public Health Service in the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) assigned to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and later to the Acute Communicable Disease Control Program in the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. He completed a Preventive Medicine Residency at the CDC and earned a MPH from UCLA. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Kerndt previously served as Director of the Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program in the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH), where he oversaw public health activities related to surveillance, research, legal orders for examination and/or detention, and medical consultation on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of TB. Prior to that he served as Director of the HIV Epidemiology and Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Programs in the LAC DPH from 1988 to 2013. In addition, Dr. Kerndt holds an appointment as Senior Scientist/Medical Officer in Social and Scientific Systems, Inc., in the Center for Infectious Diseases Research and serves as Deputy Director of the STAR Sexually Transmitted Infections, Clinical Trials Group funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Kerndt has published more than 100 papers on HIV and other STD-related research in peer reviewed professional journals.