Perhaps one of the least discussed, yet most important topics in infectious disease epidemiology is infectious disease surveillance.
For this reason, Cal STAPH’s first general meeting of the fall 2013 semester will be featuring epidemiologist Jake Pry, MPH, from the Sacramento County Department of Public Health, to speak about his work in infectious disease surveillance.
Please join us for Jake’s talk, as well as free food and free pens (yes, a Cal STAPH pen in fact), tomorrow, Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at 4:30pm in room 150 of University Hall.
About Jake Pry, MPH:
Jake Pry, MPH, is an epidemiologist for Sacramento County. He designs health education surveys and also performs syndromic surveillance monitoring. Trained in biology and public health at the Texas A&M Health Science Center, Jake’s background also includes international public health work in infectious disease research on HIV in Zambia, Africa—a project cosponsored by the CDC and Emory University. At this week’s Cal STAPH meeting Jake will discuss traditional disease surveillance and trend detection, active surveillance, syndromic surveillance, and outbreak recognition in the context of working in the field.