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Dr. Liza Solomon, HIV/AIDS Expert, Joins Abt Associates as Principal Associate in Company's Domestic Health Division
Date:8/5/2009

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Liza Solomon, Dr.P.H., a noted HIV/AIDS public policy leader and the former Director of the Maryland State AIDS Administration has joined Abt Associates as a principal associate in its Domestic Health Division. In addition to her public service, Dr. Solomon brings over three decades of additional public health experience in areas such as epidemiology, women's health, and head and extremity injury and trauma.

Dr. Solomon will be playing senior roles in developing, managing, and evaluating HIV/AIDS programs on behalf of such Abt Associates clients as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Health Resources and Service Administration. She will also be involved in projects that draw on her expertise in other healthcare specialties, as well as health policy management and health care reform.

"We are delighted that Liza Solomon has joined our team," said Dr. Scott W. Royal, division vice president for Domestic Health. "She brings a wealth of diverse experience and expertise -- clinical and research, public and private sector, policy and administrative -- with numerous potential applications to our core healthcare-practice areas."

Dr. Deborah Klein Walker, vice president and leader of the health division's public health practice area, added: "We are confident that Liza's broad capabilities and unique perspective will enable her to make valuable contributions to our practice and our business."

Dr. Solomon served for nine years as director of the AIDS Administration at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where she had responsibility for managing statewide HIV activities including oversight of Maryland's HIV care and treatment programs, HIV surveillance initiatives, and responsibility for all CDC funded prevention activities in the state. Immediately prior to joining Abt Associates, Dr. Sol
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