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Video: Real Life Disease Detective Dr. Benjamin Silk

Categories: Disease Detectives

In our fifth video blog, Dr. Benjamin Silk describes his work at CDC.

Dr. Benjamin (Ben) Silk has 16 years of experience in public health surveillance, field epidemiology, and applied research related to infectious disease prevention and control.  As an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer from 2008 to 2010, he was assigned to the Respiratory Diseases Branch at CDC where he investigated outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease, studied the emergence of pandemic H1N1 influenza, and led epidemiological studies of non-vaccine interventions for childhood respiratory disease in Kenya and Bangladesh.  Ben is a Lieutenant Commander with the US Public Health Service, and is currently assigned to the Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch at CDC where he focuses on listeriosis surveillance and epidemiology.

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Video: Real-Life Disease Detective Dr. Carolyn Bridges

Categories: Disease Detectives

In our fourth video blog, Dr. Carolyn Bridges describes her work at CDC.  Dr. Bridges joined the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1996 where she was assigned to work on influenza. After EIS, she continued her work on influenza and in 2006 became the Associate Director for Epidemiologic Science in the Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at CDC.  In March of 2011, she became the Associate Director of Adult Immunization in the Immunization Services Division at CDC.  Her career in public health has included research on influenza vaccine effectiveness and vaccine coverage, development and implementation of US influenza prevention and control policy, influenza transmission and infection control guidance, and research and policy on zoonotic transmission of influenza between birds, pigs and people.

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Video: Real Live Disease Detective Dr. Fatimah Dawood

Categories: Disease Detectives

In our third video blog, Dr. Fatimah Dawood describes her work at CDC.  Dr. Dawood is a medical epidemiologist with the Influenza Division at CDC. She came to CDC in 2008 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer assigned to CDC’s Influenza Division where she worked on analyses of the burden of influenza among children in the United States, risk indicators for influenza-associated pneumonia in children, and the epidemiology of the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic in the United States and Australia.  Currently, Dr. Dawood works on studies to estimate the burden and impact of seasonal and pandemic influenza internationally. 

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Video: Real Life Disease Detective Dr. Dan Jernigan

Categories: Disease Detectives

In our second video blog, Dr. Dan Jernigan describes his work at CDC.  (You can also view the video on our You-Tube channel: CDCStreamingHealth.)  Dr. Dan Jernigan is a senior medical officer in the CDC Influenza (Flu) Division.  He serves as a principle investigator for flu research.  Additionally, he has led disease investigation teams for national and international responses including bioterrorism-related anthrax, the emergence of West Nile virus, SARS, the 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza.

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Video: Real Life Disease Detective Dr. Jennifer McQuiston

Categories: Disease Detectives

Watch Dr. Jennifer McQuiston as she describes her work at CDC. CDC helps to protect people all over the world from new outbreaks of viruses, foodborne diseases, and environmental hazards.

Dr. McQuiston is the first in our new series of video blogs, which will also appear on our You-Tube channel:  CDCStreamingHealth. Be sure to catch the other videos as they are posted.  Also, please comment and let us know what you think of our blog, especially if you’d like to see other kinds of stories here.   YouTube Preview Image

 

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