All Press Releases for June 13, 2023

Charla N. Burns, MD, has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry

Dr. Charla N. Burns is recognized for her expertise as an epidemiologist with the Texas Department of State Health Services.

For more than two decades, she has been dedicated to the improvement of public health and the betterment of society.

    HOUSTON, TX, June 13, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Charla N. Burns, MD, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With more than two decades of excellence dedicated to the improvement of public health and the betterment of society, Dr. Burns has earned distinction as an epidemiologist and the multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) team lead for the Texas Department of State Health Services. Since 2022, she has focused her efforts on planning, developing, and implementing field research studies with COVID-19 within the emerging and acute infectious disease unit at the State Department. Prior to her current role, Dr. Burns was employed at the CDC Foundation as an epidemiologist to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

To prepare for her medical career, Dr. Burns earned a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry/pre-medicine in 2000 from Louisiana State University and A&M College. In 2006, she attained a Doctor of Medicine from the UTMB John Sealy School of Medicine, followed by internal medicine residency training at Tulane University Medical Center and its affiliated clinics and hospitals. Well-qualified in her field, she has extensive experience in public speaking on health-related topics at medical conferences and community events.

Dr. Burns' professional accomplishments include the LSU Greek Excellence Award, West Monroe High School Distinguished Alumni Award, Ouachita Parish School Board Certificate of Excellence, Young Conqueror under Forty Female of the Year, and recognition as "One Million Women in STEM." She is a life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., an organization where she has proudly served for the past 25 years. Dedicated to civil advocacy, Dr. Burns serves as the treasurer of the board of directors for SHE VOTES, a nonpartisan non-profit organization that supports young women in becoming registered voters. She also lends her expertise as an advisory council member to the Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies.

Dr. Burns is a licensed life insurance agent at PHP Agency, Inc., where she engages in financial literacy seminars and retirement planning for a variety of clients. She is also a notary public with the Office of the Texas Secretary of State. She plans to continue her work as an epidemiologist while encouraging the younger generation to be more involved in the voting process, emphasizing the impact they have on laws and legislation regarding the healthcare system. In the community, Dr. Burns serves as a motivational speaker, political activist, and youth mentor. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, sculpting, and playing the piano.

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