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2017 Plenary Speakers & Mann Memorial Lecturer

Posted By CSTE Staff, Friday, May 12, 2017
Updated: Thursday, May 11, 2017
CSTE is pleased to announce an exciting lineup of speakers at this year’s annual conference in Boise, Idaho with diverse professional backgrounds and insightful presentations to share. Our 2017 speakers will share their perspectives on applied public health epidemiology, with a focus on the 2017 conference theme - “Cultivating an Environment for Better Health.”

Keiji Fukuda , MD, MPH– Jonathan M. Mann Memorial Lecture

Keiji Fukuda is the Director and a Clinical Professor at the University of Hong Kong School of Public Health. He previously worked at the World Health Organization (WHO) in several capacities including Assistant Director-General (ADG) and Special Representative of the Director-General for antimicrobial resistance; ADG for the Health Security and Environment Cluster; and Director of the Global Influenza Programme. Before that, he worked at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as the Epidemiology Section Chief, Influenza Branch and as a Medical Epidemiologist in the Viral Exanthems and Herpesvirus Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases. Professor Fukuda has been a global public health leader in many areas including health security; emerging infectious diseases including seasonal, avian and pandemic influenza, SARS, MERS and Ebola; antimicrobial resistance; development of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework; implementation of the International Health Regulations; food safety; and chronic fatigue syndrome. He has considerable experience in epidemiological research and field investigations, media communications and international diplomatic negotiations including those held to establish a historic Heads of State level meeting on antimicrobial resistance at the United Nations in 2016. He has a BA in Biology, an MD; an MPH; was trained in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at CDC and is certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW

Caleb Banta-Green is a Principal Research Scientist at the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, an Affiliate Associate Professor at the School of Public Health and Affiliate Faculty at the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center at the University of Washington. He conducts research and provides community and professional technical assistance on opioid use disorder treatment and opioid overdose interventions. He is currently analyzing data from an NIH funded clinical trial on opioid overdose prevention and has recently started at clinical trial to test an opioid use disorder treatment intervention for those released from prison. He is evaluating a HHS SAMHSA funded community based overdose prevention intervention and working with the Washington Department of Health on developing opioid overdose surveillance systems. He has been the Seattle representative to the NIH NIDA drug epidemiology workgroup since 2001. In 2012, he served as the Senior Science Advisory in the White House drug policy office working on opioid overdose prevention.

CAPT. Martin (Marty) Cetron, MD

Dr. Cetron is director of the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) at the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID). He previously served as director of DGMQ when it was within the National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases. DGMQ’s mission is to prevent the introduction and spread of infectious diseases into the U.S. and to prevent morbidity and mortality among immigrants, refugees, migrant workers and international travelers. Dr. Cetron’s primary research interest is international health and global migration with a focus on emerging infections, tropical diseases and vaccine-preventable diseases in mobile populations.

Since coming to CDC in 1992, Dr. Cetron he has led a number of domestic and international outbreak investigations, conducted epidemiologic research and been involved in domestic and international emergency responses to provide medical screening and disease prevention programs to refugees prior to U.S. resettlement. He played a leadership role in CDC responses to intentional and naturally acquired emerging infectious disease outbreaks, including the anthrax bioterrorism incident, the global SARS epidemic, the U.S. monkeypox outbreak and the H1N1 pandemic. Dr. Cetron is also part of CDC’s Pandemic Influenza Planning and Preparedness Team. He holds faculty appointments in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Emory University School of Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health.

Dr. Cetron received his bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth College in 1981 and his MD from Tufts University in 1985. He trained in internal medicine at the University of Virginia and infectious diseases at the University of Washington before becoming a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service in 1992.


Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, PhD, MS

Dr. Gibson is currently an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She had a 13-year career working for public policy research institutions before returning to school to earn a dual Ph.D. and entering academia.

As a senior engineer at the nonprofit RAND Corp., she served as liaison to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and conducted technical reviews of risk assessment methods adopted by government agencies. As associate director of the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Research Council, which advises Congress and the federal government on science policy matters, Dr. Gibson led a range of studies of issues at the interface between water science and public policy.

Studies included assessment of options for improving potable water service to small U.S. communities, evaluation of regulatory requirements for the remediation of contaminated groundwater, and assessment of research priorities for new environmental remediation technologies. She has also given briefings on these and other topics to a variety of federal officials, members of Congress and their staffs, and institutional advisory boards.


Christine Hahn, MD

Christine Hahn, MD, known for her common-sense approach to often challenging situations, has wanted to help as many people as possible since she finished her training as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1995. She realized then she enjoys helping people live healthier lives now, as well as in the future. That led her to accept the position as Idaho’s state epidemiologist in 1996, and she continues to be the go-to authority for an array of healthcare professionals in the state, as well as the state’s public health districts. Her favorite part of the job is being able to help busy medical providers get the tools they need so they and their patients are successful. Her work overseeing the Idaho Refugee Health Screening Program has helped to provide better coordination and standardization of screening processes between clinics throughout the state in the last two years. She also has been instrumental in aligning Idaho’s immunization requirements with the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, meaning that more children are starting school with the recommended panel of vaccines. As the state’s tuberculosis controller, she has advised and supported physicians treating and managing the disease.

Hahn attended Medical School at Michigan State University and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic’s Graduate School of Medicine. She then completed a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Duke University Medical Center. After a two-year training program as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the CDC, she became the Idaho state epidemiologist. Hahn served on the CDC’s Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Tuberculosis until June 2012. She was recently named the Medical Director for the Division of Public Health with oversight of the Bureau of Communicable Disease Prevention and the Idaho Bureau of Laboratories. She served as president of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists from 2004-2005, and remains active in that organization. She is the organization’s liaison to the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which sets national vaccination policy. Locally, Hahn serves on the infection prevention committees of Saint Alphonsus and St. Luke’s regional medical centers in Boise and is on the board of Idaho’s Immunization Policy Commission.


Debra Houry, MD, MPH

Dr. Houry is the Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at CDC. In this role, Dr. Houry leads innovative research and science-based programs to prevent injuries and violence and to reduce their consequences. She joined the CDC in October 2014. She has previously served as Vice-Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and as Associate Professor in the Departments of Behavioral Science and Health Education and in Environmental Health at the Rollins School of Public Health. Dr. Houry also served as an Attending Physician at Emory University Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital and as the Director of Emory Center for Injury Control. Her prior research has focused on injury and violence prevention in addition to the interface between emergency medicine and public health, and the utility of preventative health interventions and screening for high-risk health behaviors. She has received several national awards for her work in the field of injury and violence prevention.

Dr. Houry received the first Linda Saltzman Memorial Intimate Partner Violence Researcher Award from the Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma and the Academy of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine’s Researcher Award. She is past president of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research and Emory University Senate. Dr. Houry has served on numerous other boards and committees within the field of injury and violence prevention. She has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on injury prevention and violence. Dr. Houry received her MD and MPH degrees from Tulane University and completed her residency training in emergency medicine at Denver Health Medical Center.


Lyle R. Petersen, MD, MPH

Dr. Petersen is the director of the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID). The division, located in Fort Collins, Colorado, supports CDC’s mission to protect the American public from exotic and domestic bacterial and viral pathogens transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks, fleas and other vectors.

Dr. Petersen earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. His career at CDC began in the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) in 1985. During that time, he completed CDC’s Preventive Medicine Residency Program, received a Master of Public Health degree from Emory University, and served in several posts, including the Chief of the HIV Seroepidemiology Branch. In 1996, Dr. Petersen accepted an assignment in Germany, where he helped guide that country’s efforts in creating a new national infectious disease epidemiology program at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin. In 2000, he returned to the United States to serve as the Deputy Director of Science of the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, and he became the division’s Director in 2004.


Continuing Education through CDC

This year, CSTE has partnered with CDC to provide continuing education to Annual Conference attendees. We anticipate offering CE for doctors, nurses, health educators, veterinarians, certified in public health and general practitioners. Approval is pending with more details to come.

 

To learn more, visit www.csteconference.org.

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