Charisse LaVell serves as a senior informatics analyst in the Practice Support Unit at the Public Health Informatics Institute. Prior to this role, Charisse worked at the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) on a CDC cooperative agreement-funded project, specifically serving as the project director over the Reportable Conditions Knowledge Management System (RCKMS), a Decision Support Tool used in electronic case reporting (eCR). While responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the project, she also led the technical development, training and education, technical assistance and end user support activities. Additionally, she launched the RCKMS community of practice. Most recently, Charisse served as the technical assistance lead at Altarum working with state newborn screening programs to build towards newborn screening interoperability.
Charisse brings additional public health experience from the Clayton County Board of Health in Georgia conducting in HIV Testing and Counseling, supervising a Maternal and Child Health home visiting program aimed to reduce infant mortality and as the District Coordinator for the newborn hearing program or the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program Clayton County Board of Health in Georgia. Charisse is a recipient of the Georgia State Representative Michael Glanton Servant Leadership Award.
In her spare time, Charisse enjoys hiking, traveling, and managing her growing number of houseplants. She is also on a mission to attend a NFL home game in every stadium. Charisse holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Aging from Michigan State University and a Master of Public Health in applied public health informatics from Emory University.