Back to Find a Doctor
Anna Q. Yaffee

Dr. Anna Q. Yaffee, MD, MPH

Anna Yaffee, MD, MPH, is an emergency medicine physician with an interest in emergency response and capacity building in differently resourced settings. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and School of Public Health, and completed her emergency medicine residency at Emory University. She went on to serve for two years as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is currently on faculty at Emory University and Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, and serves as Director of the Global Health in Emergency Medicine Section, and Team Lead for the Grady FOCUS HIV testing program.


  • Emergency Medicine

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Emergency Medicine


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: University of Michigan
  • Residency: Emory University School of Medicine

Honors & Awards

CDC & ATSDR Honor Award - Excellence in Emergency Response- International (Yellow Fever Outbreak Response Team), 2017

CDC NCEZID Honor Award for outstanding performance in responding to the 2016 yellow fever outbreaks in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2017

USPHS Achievement Medal, Outstanding Unit Citation (CDC Ebola Response), Ebola Campaign Medal, Global Response Service Award, 2017

CDC NCEZID Honor Award for Outstanding Support and Leadership in CDCÕs Response to the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa 2014 - 2015, 2016

Hunein F. Maassab Award for Excellence in Molecular Epidemiology, 2008

University of Michigan School of Public Health DeanÕs Award, 2006 - 2007

James B. Angell Scholar, 2006

University Honors Award, 2004 - 2005


Yaffee AQ, Scott B, Kaelin C, Cambron J, Sanderson W, Christian WJ, Moran TP, Chamness J. 2019. Collaborative response to arsenic-contaminated soil in an Appalachian Kentucky neighborhood. J Toxicol Env Heal A. Epub.

Yaffee AQ, Isakov A, Wu HM. 2019. How can emergency departments better prepare for emerging infectious disease threats? A returned traveler with fever walks into triage... J Emerg Med. 56(5):568-570.

Patel DM, Yaffee AQ. 2019. Young Male with Epigastric Pain. Ann Emerg Med. 73(4):415,418.

Mould-Millan NK, Dixon J, Burkholder TW, Sefa N, Patel H, Yaffee AQ et al. 2019. Fifteen years of emergency medicine literature in Africa: A scoping review. AfJEM. 9:45-52.

Corcino V, Yaffee AQ, Pecchio M, Powell ME, Arnold FW. 2018. Tetanus in an Unvaccinated Amish Woman After a Breech Home Delivery in Kentucky, 2016. ULJRGH. 1(2):4-5.

Chae S, Yaffee AQ, Weng MK, Ham DC, Daniels K, Wilburn AB, Porter KA, Flinchum AH, Boyd S, Shams A, Walters MS, Kallen A. 2018. Notes from the Field: Investigation of Carbapenemase-Producing Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Among Patients at a Community Hospital - Kentucky, 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 66(51-52): 1410.

Yaffee AQ, Day DL, Bastin G, Powell M, Melendez S, Allen N, Miracle J, Jones M, Brawley R. 2017. Notes from the Field: Obstetric Tetanus in an Unvaccinated Woman after a Home Birth Delivery - Kentucky, 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 66(11):207-208.

Yaffee AQ, Roser L, Daniels K, Humbaugh K, Brawley R, Thoroughman D, Flinchum A. 2016. Notes from the Field: Verona Integron-Encoded Metallo-Beta-Lactamase-Producing Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in a Neonatal and Adult Intensive Care Unit - Kentucky, 2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 65(7):190.

Slayton RB, Turabelidze G, Bennett SD, Schwensohn CA, Yaffee AQ, Khan F, Butler C, Trees E, Ayers TL, Davis ML, Laufer AS, Gladbach S, Williams I, Gieraltowski LB. 2013. Outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157:H7 associated with romaine lettuce consumption, 2011. PLoS One. 8(2):e55300.

Yaffee AQ, Whiteside LK, Oteng RA, Carter PM, Donkor P, Rominski SD, Kruk ME, Cunningham RM. 2012. Bypassing proximal healthcare facilities for acute care: A survey of patients in a Ghanaian Accident and Emergency Centre. Trop Med Int Health. 17(6):775-81. xi. Schaefer MR, Williams M, Kulpa DA, Blakely PK, Yaffee AQ, Collins KL. 2008. A novel trafficking signal within the HLA-C cytoplasmic tail allows regulated expression upon differentiation of macrophages. J Immunol. 180(12):7804-17.

Yaffee AQ, Mould-Millman NKC. Glaucoma. In: Checkett KA,Wallis LA, Reynolds TA (Eds.) 2019. African Federation of Emergency Medicine Handbook of Acute and Emergency Care, Second Edition. Cape Town: Oxford University Press Southern Africa.

Hess JJ, Yaffee AQ, Holmes JR, Razzak JA. Chapter 23: Injuries. In: Frumkin H (Ed.) 2016. Environmental Health: From Global to Local, Third Edition (pp. 635-666). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Yaffee AQ, Mould-Millman NKC. Glaucoma. In: Wallis LA, Reynolds TA (Eds.) 2013. African Federation of Emergency Medicine Handbook of Acute and Emergency Care (pp. 514-516). Cape Town: Oxford University Press Southern Africa.