Dr. Althea Grant

    Dr. Althea Grant
    Althea Grant, PhD, is Chief of the Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch in the Division of Blood Disorders of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Grant has specifically been recognized for her contribution to developing public health programs and resources for sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait. Dr. Grant also serves as CDC’s Project Director for the RuSH program, the first population-based public health surveillance system for sickle cell disease and thalassemia. She has received a Commendation Medal from the US Public Health Service in recognition for developing programs to improve the health of individuals affected by sickle cell disease. Dr. Grant received a BS in Biochemistry from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She has authored and coauthored more than 30 articles and book chapters and has been an invited speaker at numerous scientific conferences and events, including speaking on behalf of the State Department at both the 1st and 3rd UN World Sickle Cell Days.