Jennifer Keltz (Rothkopf)

Health Communications Specialist

Location icon United States of America

Jennifer Keltz (Rothkopf), MPH, is a Health Communications Specialist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Global Health protection.

From Denver, Colorado, she received her BA in Anthropology and BS in Media Studies from the University of Colorado in 2007, and her MPH from Emory University in 2011.

Jennifer has deployed to CDC’s Emergency Operations Center, working in clearance and communications in both the Ebola and Zika virus outbreak responses. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, at the Mongolian National Center for Public Health (the Mongolian version of the CDC, part of the Ministry of Health). There she trained public health professionals on research practices and behavior change theory, and led the creation of a behavior change communication plan aimed at populations vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, STIs, and TB. She is passionate about making science accessible and useful to the public.

Neighbors unite to fight Zika across the Americas

"Central America is unique in that everyone is close to each other. If there's an emergency in Guatemala, it is likely that an outbreak in Honduras or El Salvador will soon follow," says Luis Hernandez, who handles emergency preparedness and response for CDC in Central America.

CDC Global Health - Infographics - Global Disease Detection

Download Infographic PDF [1.5 MB] Three of the top 10 causes of death globally are from infectious diseases? Most of these deaths are occurring in low- and middle-income countries? About 2/3 of the world's countries remain unprepared to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats?

Patient Resources

Preparing for infertility treatment and pregnancy requires extra time and effort. Learn more about what you can do to be healthy before, during, and after ART treatment. Being in good health also may increase the chance of pregnancy and giving birth to a healthy baby.

Resources & Publications

The Division for Global Health Protection at CDC works to improve the health of people globally by building public health capacity to prevent disease and disability and death causes by diseases.

Office on Women's Health
Tips for Pregnant Women to Prevent Zika Virus Infection

Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman's life. There is so much to learn, including ways to protect yourself and your new baby from health risks. Recently, the Zika virus outbreak and its link to birth defects have been making the headlines.

Global Disease Detection Program: Data & Reports

Beginning in 2006, GDD began routinely monitoring the program's capabilities and progress. The monitoring process uses a framework that includes collecting quantitative and qualitative data across a standard set of 26 performance measures. Data is collected each quarter and includes a quality assurance step to improve the quality and completeness of reporting.

Updates from the Field...Protecting Health and Building Capacity Globally

Global Disease Detection: A Commitment to Global Health Security CDC has a longstanding commitment to global health security. The Global Disease Detection (GDD) program was one of the first ways we systematically began helping countries build the systems they need to prevent, detect and respond to health threats.

Global Disease Detection Stories: Tracking and Taming Zoonotic Diseases in South Africa

A One Health program in South Africa connects physicians and veterinarians to better understand causes of human disease by looking at animals in a new light. How do you tonsil swab a wild African buffalo? More importantly, why? The answer is that buffaloes are reservoirs for certain " zoonotic" diseases, or diseases that can be passed from animals to humans.

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