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Cross Cutting Steering Committee
Steering Committee Chairs: Stephanie Ayers-Millsap and Ken Komatsu

The Cross Cutting Steering Committee facilitates projects and initiatives that affect a broad scope public health epidemiology topics. Each subcommittee provides a forum for collaboration. Explore the subcommittees below. By logging in and navigating to each website, you can join any number of subcommittees in order to subscribe to mailing lists and participate in ongoing subcommittee calls.
Border / International Health
Addressing border/international determinants of health problems in the U.S.
Epidemiology Methods
Providing methodological content and building capacity to better allow epidemiologists to practice their skills
Health Disparities
Addressing health disparities in the United States at the local, tribal, state, and territorial levels using best epidemiology practices
Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Focusing on the epidemiology and surveillance-related aspects of emergency preparedness
Public Health Law
Dealing with legislative issues around surveillance policy, defining research vs. practice, data sharing, and other topics
Substance Use and Mental Health
address epidemiologic and surveillance needs related to alcohol, opioids, other drugs, and mental health issues.
Substance Use and Mental Health (SUMH) Indicators
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Tribal Epidemiology
Working with American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) and the complex issues related to their public health services
Workforce Development
Assessing data, identifying training needs, training new epidemiologists, and providing professional development


If you are interested in becoming more involved in the Cross Cutting Steering Committee, please click the topics above or contact the CSTE subcommittee staff leads with questions. We encourage your participation in subcommittee activities.
National Office Contacts:
Becky Lampkins and Megan Toe