Dr. Kenneth Dominguez is a medical epidemiologist on the Prevention for Negatives Team—biomedical intervention activity in the CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Epidemiology Branch. He has worked with CDC as a medical epidemiologist since 1993 and is especially interested in decreasing mother-to-child HIV transmission, improving the quality of life and survival of HIV-infected children, and biomedical interventions to prevent HIV transmission in all age groups. Dr. Dominguez serves as federal liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric AIDS and is the CDC spokesperson for several HIV campaigns. Through various CDC training programs, Dr. Dominguez mentors junior scientists and student interns. He was instrumental in helping co-organize CDC’s first Hispanic/Latino Health Workgroup, a scientific workgroup focused on improving Hispanic health in the US.
Dr. Dominguez received both a medical degree and master’s in public health degree at Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. He completed residency training in pediatrics and preventive medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California, and at the CDC in Atlanta. He also trained as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer through CDC at the Puerto Rico Department of Health. Dr. Dominguez became a Commissioned Officer in the US Public Health Service in 1991.