Dr. Tomás Aragón, M.D., Ph.D., is Principal Investigator & Director of the UC Berkeley Center for Infectious Diseases & Emergency Readiness (CIDER) — a CDC Center for Public Health Preparedness (CPHP) and a CDC Preparedness & Emergency Response Research Center (PERRC). Before CIDER, he was Deputy County Health Officer at the San Francisco Department of Public Health for 8 years where he directed communicable disease control, bioterrorism preparedness, and community health epidemiology. At UC Berkeley CIDER's programmatic areas include infectious disease emergency readiness, emergency management sciences, epidemiology preparedness and informatics, and preparedness and emergency response research. Dr. Aragón teaches courses in infectious disease epidemiology and control, outbreak investigations, public health preparedness and emergency response, and applied epidemiology using R. He is developer and maintainer of 'epitools' --- an R package for epidemiologic computing and graphics. His formal training was in primary care internal medicine (UCSF), clinical infectious diseases (UCSF), and epidemiology (DrPH, UC Berkeley). He maintains a medical epidemiology resource website at www.medepi.com.
Public health, communicable disease control, bioterrorism preparedness, outbreak investigations, emergency response
Krista Hanni, M.S., Ph.D., has over 20 years’ experience in epidemiologic and public health research. She is the Program Manager for Surveillance and Preparedness for the Monterey County Health Department (MCHD). Dr. Hanni earned her Ph.D. in epidemiology from UC Davis, and is trained in population assessment to interpret risk factor, disease and environmental data for evaluation and policy. While at MCHD, she has been responsible for: directing the publication of the first health disparities report for the county; developing an epidemiologic and evaluation program; coordinating the local evaluation efforts for the Steps to a Healthy Salinas program; developing and directing several community-based research projects in the areas of maternal and child health, environmental health, and communicable disease; and developing local preparedness activity evaluations. She is the president for the California Conference of Local Health Data Management and chairs several local data evaluation committees.
Public health, epidemiology, population assessment, environmental health, maternal and child health, communicable diseases