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LANDOVER, Md., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ — The Cloudburst Group today announced that Dr. Ajay Vatave, an industry leader in public health research, planning, and technical assistance, has joined the firm as Director of its Center for Public Health. In this position, Vatave will manage Cloudburst’s Atlanta office and will be responsible for managing and driving the firm’s growing business in health communications, program planning and technical assistance services.

Ajay Vatave, M.D., M.P.H., has over 10 years of clinical and public health experience working in international, Federal, State and Local settings. He has worked extensively with underserved populations throughout his career, with a topical focus in infectious disease, minority health issues and rare genetic disorders. Dr. Vatave has also developed topical expertise in broader issues within the environmental health arena, including public health consequences of climate change and the interaction between the built environment and wellness. He has extensive experience and training in quantitative data collection and assessment, strategic planning, and technical assistance. Dr. Vatave has been a member or chair of a number of expert panels and has served as an official grants reviewer for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

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