Stephanie H. Factor, MD MPH is an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She completed her MD and MPH at Johns Hopkins University. After her residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, she spent two years with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Epidemic Intelligence Service in the Respiratory Diseases Branch in the National Center for Infectious Disease. After completing an Infectious Disease Fellowship at New York-Presbyterian, she returned to work for the CDC and was assigned to the Center for Urban Epidemiological Studies (CUES) at the New York Academy of Medicine where her work focused on identifying risk factors and successful interventions for hepatitis B and C, HIV, and TB. After the anthrax attack in 2001, she moved to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) as the Medical Director for the Bureau of Emergency Management where she developed and tested response plans for naturally-occurring and bioterrorist emergencies, from pandemic flu to willful dispersal of anthrax. In the Icahn School of Medicine Master of Public Health Program. Dr. Factor is the Track Advisor for the Epidemiology Track and Course Director for the Introduction to Epidemiology Course, the Zoonoses course, and the Research Seminar in Epidemiology in the Icahn School of Medicine Master of Public Health Program. She and her husband, Luca Lambertini, are proud parents of their son, Leonardo Factor, who is in his third year at the Lang School.