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Infectious Disease: Steering Committee
Steering Committee Chair:
Catherine Brown

The Infectious Disease Steering Committee includes several active subcommittees and workgroups specific to disease categorizations. Subcommittee efforts facilitate the identification, investigation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious disease. Use the links below to explore subcommittees. Explore the links below and log in to join any number of subcommittees, allowing you to receive ongoing correspondences and gain access to activities.
Enteric Diseases
Building epidemiology capacity for detection and prevention of foodborne illness

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI)
Optimizing HAI data systems and increasing workforce capacity and competency for HAI surveillance, reporting, and prevention

Hepatitis C
Addressing issues related to hepatitis C

Using epidemiologic HIV data to guide public health practice

Influenza and Viral Respiratory Diseases
Improving influenza and viral respiratory disease surveillance, detection, and response in the U.S. and abroad, including seasonal, pandemic, and avian strains

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
Discussing the surveillance of sexually transmitted conditions and other related issues

Vectorborne Diseases (VBD)
Increasing knowledge and improving practices related to VBD epidemiology in local, state, tribal, and territorial settings

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (VPD)
Leading efforts related to vaccine-preventable disease resources and data collection
Other Topics
Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Task Force
Flu On Call
Legionnaires' Disease Surveillance Workgroup


Subcommittees work collaboratively with other steering committees and subcommittees across the organization. In alignment with their respective state, local, and territorial health departments, CSTE members collaborate with federal public health programs (e.g., CDC, FDA, and USDA) and partner organizations (e.g., APHL, ASTHO, NACCHO, and NASTAD) to support projects related to infectious disease epidemiology. CSTE’s Infectious Disease Steering Committee participates in the annual process of developing and revising CSTE position statements related to case definitions for infectious diseases as well as updating the list of Nationally Notifiable Diseases.

If you are interested in becoming more involved in the ID Steering Committee, please click the topics above OR contact the CSTE subcommittee staff lead with questions. We encourage your participation in subcommittee activities.
National Office Contacts:
Monica Schroeder, Jordan Peart, Mimi Huynh, Ashley Vineyard, Puja Shah
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