Dr. Marano is an epidemiologist at CDC. Her work has focused on prevention and control of infectious diseases. In August 2015, Dr. Marano was appointed Chief of the Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health Branch, which works to promote and improve the health of immigrants, refugees and migrants; and prevent the importation of infectious diseases and other conditions of public health significance into the U.S.A native New Yorker‚ Dr. Marano trained in veterinary medicine at the University of Georgia and in public health at Emory University. She has co-authored over 60 publications in the peer-reviewed literature‚ and is an Associate Editor for CDC’s Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal.