2020 AUCD Special Recognition Award

Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH, FAAP

December 16, 2020

The AUCD Special Recognition Award is presented to an individual, group, or organization outside of the AUCD network, to recognize outstanding contributions toward creating more inclusive communities for people with developmental disabilities and their families.


Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH, FAAP

Director, Division of Human Development and Disability and Disability (DHDD), the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)

In her role at DHDD, Dr. Peacock directs CDC's public health approach, which helps children and adults with disabilities get the most out of life by supporting programs, surveillance, research and policies that facilitate better healthcare, increases in accessibility, and inclusion. DHDD also works to optimize child development for those at risk for high-impact conditions so children can reach their full potential in life.

In addition to her DHDD responsibilities, Dr. Peacock sees patients in developmental clinics - the Good Samaritan Health Center- while also serving as an adjunct professor with Emory University Department of Pediatrics, and the Georgia State Center for Leadership in Disability and Georgia Leadership & Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program. She also represents CDC on a number of federal and national committees including the National Advisory Committee on Children and Disabilities, the HHS Disability Collaborative, and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Early Childhood.