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Dr. Timothy O'Hara, an alumnus from SDSU's Graduate School of Public Health, speaks about his research on HIV and AIDS. Dr. Timothy O'Hara, an alumnus from SDSU's Graduate School of Public Health, speaks about his research on HIV and AIDS.
 


SDSU Hosts CDC Regional Conference

Research by CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service was the topic of conversation at the annual event.
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Sexually transmitted infections, foodborne illness and drug use are not a normal topic of conversation. But earlier this month, they highlighted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Epidemic Intelligence Service Western Regional Conference.

Hosted by the SDSU Graduate School of Public Health, the March 10 event at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center  showcased the results from EIS officer-led investigations of recent disease outbreaks.

Wide variety of health topics discussed

Other topics included outbreaks of infectious diseases, disease surveillance and health behavior.

Personnel from the EIS, CDC, SDSU Graduate School of Public Health, California Department of Public Health and County of San Diego attended the conference.

Event speakers included:

  • Dr. Douglas Hamilton, CDC EIS Program Director
  • Dr. James Watt, Division of Communicable Disease Control, CDPH

 Moderators included:

  • Dr. Nancy Binkin, SDSU GSPH
  • Dr. Ken Katz, County of San Diego
  • Azi Maroufi, MPH, County of San Diego
  • Dr. Stephen Waterman, CDC

About EIS

EIS is a unique two-year post-graduate training program of service and on-the-job learning for health professionals interested in the practice of applied epidemiology.

For 60 years, more than 3,000 EIS officers have responded to requests for epidemiologic assistance nationally and internationally. Officers are on the public health frontlines, conducting epidemiologic investigations, research and public health surveillance.

For more information, visit the EIS webpage.