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Credentials to Distinguish Your Public Health Career: Upcoming CSTE Webinar

Wednesday, November 13, 2019  
Posted by: Sarah Zimmerman
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The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologist’s (CSTE) Early Career Professionals Workgroup invite you to join an upcoming webinar on Friday, November 15, at 2:00 pm EST on Credentials to Distinguish Your Career. Registration is required

The webinar will begin with an overview of the importance of credentialing, followed by a panel discussion sharing about their credentials and how it has influenced their career. The emphasized credentials will include the Certified Foodborne Outbreak Investigator (CFOI), Certified in Infection Control (CIC), Health Level Seven (HL7), and Geographic Systems Information Professional (GISP). CSTE has developed a summary of popular credentials for applied epidemiologists.    

The panelists include: 

  • Sarah Hoover, PMP, MPH, National Environmental Health Association. 
  • Michele Samarya-Timm, MA, CFOI, Health Educator/Registered Environmental Health Specialist, Somerset County Department of Health.
  • Aimee Snavely, RDH, BSDH, MPH, CIC, Epidemiology Manager – Communicable Disease Control Services, Saint Louis County Department of Public Health.
  • Erin Holt Coyne, MPH, Chief Public Health Informatics Officer, Tennessee Department of Health.
  • Christie Mettenbrink, MSPH, GISP, Epidemiologist, Denver Public Health.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the benefits of credentialing for a career path. 
  1. Discuss at least one credential relevant to applied epidemiologists. 

Register in advance to attend this webinar. The webinar will be recorded and archived in the CSTE Webinar Library. To join or learn more about the Early Career Professionals Workgroup, contact Alyaa Altabbaa at aaltabbaa@cste.org

We want to extend a special thank you to our partners at the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) for contributing to the content of this webinar.