Dr. Balajee currently leads the Technical Assistance team, Tribal Support Section in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID19 response. She recently deployed to Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe to support the COVID19 response. Through the work with the Hope Tribe, Dr. Balajee and her reserach team published two reports in the CDC’s weekly epidemiological digest, The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
When not working in the COVID19 response, Dr. Balajee is the Associate Director of Global Health Sciences in the Division of Viral Diseases in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC. Dr. Balajee leads a team of experts whose work includes setting up early warning surveillance systems in multiple countries to better prepare countries for the next pandemic if one arises.