Health Communication Specialist, CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
Kwame Chery is a Health Communications Specialist in the Prevention Communication Branch of CDC’s Division of HIV AIDS Prevention. As a member of the National Partnerships Team, Kwame works to develop and maintain relationships with a broad range of organizations, with a focus on engaging faith-based organizations and historically black colleges and universities. Mr. Chery is also instrumental in advancing his team’s communication activities - drafting and maintaining content for the team website, the Act Against AIDS Newsletter and other communications outlets.
Prior to joining the Prevention Communication Branch, Kwame served in CDC’s Office of the Associate Director for Communication as the communications specialist for CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds. Mr. Chery’s prior roles have also included managing the CDC Speakers Bureau and co-managing the CDC Ambassador Program.
Kwame has also shared his talent outside of the agency as a member of the Atlanta Science Festival Communications Team – a role he held for 2 years. He also routinely conducted healthy lifestyle and career presentations and to-date has educated over 1,700 kindergarten through 12th grade students across metropolitan Atlanta and the surrounding area.
Mr. Chery is regarded as a skilled communicator, with a passion for developing engaging content for non-technical audiences.
Kwame is a former member of the United States Air Force and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Policy from Georgia State University.