Seema Jain

Medical Epidemiologist, CA Dept of Public Health

Seema Jain, MD, FIDSA is the chief of the Division of Communicable Diseases at the California Department of Public Health. As a medical epidemiologist who focuses on infectious diseases and public health, she has worked extensively in domestic and international public health, on a myriad of diseases including influenza and pneumonia, foodborne and waterborne infections, and other emerging infections such as COVID-19 and mpox. Dr. Jain received a BA from Stanford University and MD from Penn State College of Medicine. She completed an internal medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and an infectious diseases fellowship at Emory University. Prior to moving back to California in 2017, Dr Jain worked at the CDC for over a decade and was stationed in India from 2015–2017. She is also an associate clinical professor at UCSF where she sees patients in the General Infectious Diseases Clinic.