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ELC Epidemiology Workshop February

February 23, 2016

Local Health Department Epidemiology Orientation
 Time  Topic  Speaker  Resource  Material
 9:00  Welcome  David Bastis PPT
 9:10  IRID  Lesley Brannan PPT
10:40  VPD  Rachel Wiseman PPT
 1:15  NEDSS  Laura Tabony PPT
 1:45  Foodborne  Venessa Cantu PPT
 3:25  HAI

 Jessica Ross

 Jennifer Vinyard



February 24, 2016

ELC Epidemiology Workshop Plenary

9:00 Welcome Marilyn Felkner  
9:10 Regional HAIs Epidemiologists introduction and overview Shawn Tupy  
 9:30 Local Health Department contract overview Eric Garza PPT
10:15 Clostridium difficile in the Environment Dr. Kevin Garey PPT
11:00 Neglected Tropical Diseases

Keeley Morris

Greg Leos

Inger Vilcins



1:00 Health Care-associated Outbreak in a Transplant Patient

Rachel Wiseman

Thomas Johnson

1:30 Bluebell Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak Venessa  Cantu
2:15 Trichinella Investigation

Nicole Evert

Jackie Mariscal

3:00 Public Health Emergency Preparedness Data QA Audits Ashley Rodriquez PDF
 3:45 Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Community Assessment

Venessa Palacios

Miguel Cervantes 

 4:15 Active Tuberculosis in a Drug Treatment Facility: Contact Investigation Challenges and Successes Elise Huebner PDF

February 25, 2016

ELC Epidemiology Workshop Break Out Sessions

8:00 - 11:30

Excel for Epidemiologists

Andy Mauney

Epi Curve Instructions

Epi Curve Data


County Count data

VLookup and HLookup PDF

20151101(zipped file)

20151201 (zipped file)


8:00 - 11:30

Health Care Associated Outbreak Tools, Prevention, and Intervention-Logistics and Scenarios

Jessica Ross

Bobbiejean Garcia

Thi Dang

Sandi Henley


8:00 - 11:30 Innovation and Quality Practices Laura Tabony/Marilyn Felkner  
  Minimizing Lost to Follow-up Jill Campbell 

Guide to Case Investigation

  Working with Border Protection, Immigrations, and Refugee situations

Herminia Alva

  Language services/Telephone interpretation

Eric Garza



  Foodborne Complaints Elise Huebner  
  Shelter surveillance

Steven Pulvino

Preliminary Summary

Preliminary Revised Summary

Situation Rep

Shelter Surveillance TP


Investigating Rare Diseases

Kay Sanyal

Case study

12:45 – 4:15

Foodborne Outbreak Tools, Prevention, and Intervention- Logistics and Scenarios

Venessa Cantu

Greg Leos

Irina Cody





12:45 – 4:15

Zoonotic Outbreak Tools, Prevention, and Intervention Logistics and Scenarios

Bonny Mayes

Nicole Evert

Laura Robinson

Chagas Disease

Lyme Disease


Triatomine and Tick Testing

Vector Prevention and Control


12:45 – 4:15

Vaccine Preventable and Respiratory, Outbreak Tools, Prevention, and Intervention Logistics and Scenarios

Lesley Brannan

Rachel Wiseman

VPD overview

IRID updates

H. flu and Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Avian Influenza Responder Monitoring












Last updated March 8, 2021