Stalking a Silent Killer: Improving Response to Bioterrorism Attacks

OVERVIEW

Bioterrorism and biological threats still dominate the health security space. The uptick in terrorist activities across the world, coupled with naturally occurring and volatile threats like Zika and Pandemic Influenza, serve as stark reminders that the threat is real. Join us for an engaging webinar with Dr. Laurene Mascola where she will share insights about surveillance and response from her experiences in Southern California and across the world.

 

GUEST SPEAKER

Laurene Mascola, MD, MPH, FAAP
Epidemiology and Infectious Disease
Prevention and Control Expert

Dr. Mascola has extensive experience in epidemiology and infectious diseases, formerly serving as the Chief of the 
Acute Communicable Disease Control Program for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.  During her 26 year tenure, she led nationally recognized programs that involved surveillance and investigation of over 80 diseases for a population of 10 million people.  Dr. Mascola also served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and she worked for the World Health Organization (WHO) in Ethiopia, Brazil, Nepal and Mongolia.

Dr. Mascola is a recipient of many honors and awards, including CDC Charles C. Shepard Science Awards.  She has been a member of Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists for the last 12 years, formerly serving as the Infectious Disease Chair, President-elect and Vice President, respectively.  She was also a member of the CDC Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases.  She attended St. Louis University Medical School and earned her Masters of Public Health from the UCLA.  Dr. Mascola has published more than 100 articles, abstracts and book chapters.  Currently, she is a physician for Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and an Adjunct Research Professor of Preventive Medicine at Keck School of Medicine, and an epidemiology consultant.

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