Dr. Zhakipbayeva holds a M.D. and Higher Doctorate degree in Medical Sciences from the Kazakh National Medical University (2010), and a M.Sc. in Epidemiology from the State University of New York at Albany, USA (2017). She joined CDC CAR in 2017 as a Public Health Advisor for prevention, then as the Senior Advisor for the Frontline Field Epidemiology Training Program. Before joining CDC, she worked at the Medical University as a professor, head of the Epi Department, participated in several research programs on epidemiology and control of infectious diseases, incl. TB, HIV, CCHF, rickettsioses, diarrheal diseases.
Title : Etiology of acute meningitis and encephalitis in hospitalized patients, Kazakhstan, 2019 - 2020