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Vjollca Berisha

Senior Epidemiologist

Maricopa County Department of Public Health

Dr. Vjollca Berisha joined the Maricopa County Department of Public Health in 2004 as a Senior Epidemiologist.

She leads a multidisciplinary team in the areas of communicable disease and heat-related illness. She also leads the Maricopa County Climate Change and Public Health Coalition. This partnership engages external community partners and academic institutions to co-lead the effort on climate and health moving forward. Vjollca’s work has been presented at several professional conferences including CSTE, APHA, IDSA, and ICEID. Dr. Berisha has a Medical Doctor degree and a master’s degree in Medical Sciences from the University of Prishtina, Kosovo.