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Steering Committees
CSTE’s activities are organized under 6 main Steering Committees, with corresponding subcommittees that focus on specific topics. If you are interested in participating in a subcommittee’s activities and projects, you can join the distribution list by managing your CSTE member profile and by contacting the CSTE National Office staff.

Chronic Disease/ Maternal & Child Health/ Oral Health Steering Committee

Chair: Renee Calanan, MS, PhD
Staff: Nidal Kram , MPH

Subcommittees

Chronic Disease Champ Thomaskutty, MPH

CD/MCH/OH Epidemiology Capacity Building

Renee Calanan, MS, PhD

Maternal and Child Health

Patricia McKane, DVM, MPH

Oral Health Robert Graff, PhD

Liaisons

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials ( ASTHO) Prevention Policy Committee

Chris Maylahn, MPH

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System ( BRFSS)

Youjie Huang, MD

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) Science & Epi Committee

Khosrow Heidari, MA, MS

National Salt Reduction Initiative

Vacant

Cross Cutting I Steering Committee

Chair: Megan Davies, MD
Staff: Nidal Kram, MPH, Amanda Masters, MPH, Jessica Pittman, MPH

Subcommittees

Alcohol

Laura Tomedi, PhD, MPH

Alcohol and Other Drug Indicators

Steve Wirtz, PhD
Tom Largo, MPH

Local Epidemiology Megan Davies, MD

Overdose

Jennifer Sabel, PhD

Public Health and Primary Care Integration Katrina Hedberg, MD, MPH
Tom Safranek, MD

Substance Abuse

Corinne Miller, PhD, DDS
Michael Landen, MD, MPH

Workforce

Bob Harrison, MD, MPH

Liaisons

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ( SAMHSA)

Duc Vugia, MD, MPH

Cross Cutting II Steering Committee

Chair: Marcelle Layton, MD
Staff: Dhara Patel, MPH, Amy Patel, MPH
Jessica Wurster, MPH

Subcommittees

Border / International Health

Ken Komatsu, MPH

Disparities

Duc Vugia, MD, MPH
James Hadler, MD, MPH

Epidemiology Methods Matthew Thomas, PhD

Public Health Law

Priscilla Fox, BA, JD
Mary Kennedy, JD

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Richard Danila, PhD, MPH

Tribal Epidemiology

Michael Landen, MD, MPH

Liaisons

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Brian Labus, MPH

ASTHO Preparedness Committee

Richard Danila, PhD, MPH

Environmental Health/ Occupational Health/ Injury Steering Committee

Chair: Sharon Watkins, PhD, MA
Staff: Amy Patel, MPH, Jessica Wurster, MPH

Subcommittees

Climate Change

Paul English, PhD, MPH

Disaster Epidemiology

Ashley Conley, MS, CPH, CHEP

Environmental Epidemiology

Sharon Watkins, PhD, MA
Henry Anderson, MD

Injury Surveillance and Control

Michael Bauer, MS

Occupational Health Surveillance

Tish Davis, ScD EdM
Kenneth Rosenman, MD

Liaisons

CDC/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Surveillance Coordination Group

Kathy Leinenkugel, MPA, REHS, MT

CDC/National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)

Jerry Fagliano, MD, PhD

Safe States (Formerly STIPDA)

Holly Hedegaard, MD, MSPH

ASTHO Environmental Health Committee

Henry Anderson, MD

ASTHO Climate Change Collaborative

Paul English, PhD, MPH

ASTHO Radiation Alliance

Sharon Watkins, PhD
Martha Stanbury, MS

Infectious Disease Steering Committee

Chair: Kristy Bradley, DVM, MPH
Staff: Dhara Patel, MPH, Nicole Bryan, MPH, Monica Lachey, MPH

Subcommittees

Food Safety

Kirk Smith, DVM,MS, PhD

Healthcare Associated Infections

Marion Kainer, MD, MPH

HIV

Bridget Anderson, PhD

Influenza

Christine Hahn, MD
Matthew Cartter, MD, MPH

STDs

Lynn Sosa, MD

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Susan Lett, MD, MPH

Vectorborne Diseases

Carina Blackmore, DVM, PhD

Liaisons

Active Bacterial Core ( ABC) Surveillance Steering Committee

Marion Kainer, MD, MPH

Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis ( ACET)

Shama Ahuja, PhD, MPH

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ( ACIP)

Christine Hahn, MD

ASTHO Infectious Diseases Committee

Christine Hahn, MD

Food and Drug Administration ( FDA)

Tim Jones, MD

Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee ( HICPAC)

Marion Kainer, MD, MPH

Immunization Action Coalition

Bernadette Albanese, MD, MPH

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Vacant

National Association of Public Health Veterinarians ( NASPHV)

Gary Balsamo, DVM, MPH & TM

National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors ( NASTAD)

Bridget Anderson, PhD

National Healthcare Safety Network ( NHSN) Steering Committee

Marion Kainer, MD, MPH

Surveillance/Informatics Steering Committee

Chair: Janet Hamilton, MPH
Staff: Meredith Lichtenstein,MPH, Becky Rutledge, MPH, Janet Hui, MPH

Subcommittees

Electronic Laboratory and Disease Reporting

Kathy Turner, PhD, MPH

Surveillance Policy

Sarah Park, MD

Surveillance Practice and Implementation

Lesliann Helmus, MS

Liaisons

ASTHO Informatics Committee

Vacant

Epi-X

David Dassey MD, MPH

HL-7

Vacant

Joint Public Health Informatics Taskforce ( JPHIT)

Corinne Miller, PhD, DDS

National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems ( NAPHSIS)

Steven Macdonald, PhD, MPH

Newborn Screening ( NBS) User Group

Erin Holt, MPH

Public Health Data Standards Consortium

Vacant

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