2022 Disaster Epidemiology Workshop

10 May 2022 - 12 May 2022

2022 Disaster Epidemiology Workshop 

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is pleased to announce the 13th Annual CSTE Disaster Epidemiology Workshop will be held virtually May 10-12, 2022 from 1:00 – 4:30pm ET each day. The workshop’s theme “The Changing Climate of Disaster Epidemiology” will feature presentations, panels, and discussions related to applied disaster epidemiology lessons learned from the field ranging from partnership building to using data to drive decision-making during preparedness, response and recovery operations.

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1:00 PM- 4:30 PM

Day 1: Data Systems, Sources and Methodologies
1:00 PM ET Welcome & Housekeeping

Maureen Wimsatt, Facilitator
Andrew Adams, CSTE
1:10 PM ET Interactive Discussion: Introduction & Setting the Stage
Tess Konen, Svetlana Smorodinsky, Co-Chairs, CSTE Disaster Epidemiology Subcommittee
2:00 PM ET Presentation: HHS emPOWER Data, Local Use Case
Elizabeth Rubin & Brandon Dean, Los Angeles County (CA)
3:30 PM ET Presentation: Incorporating Climate Related Health Impact Data from Syndromic Surveillance into Emergency Preparedness & Response
Gabriel Haas (KS)
4:30 PM ET Adjourn

Day 2: Integrating Disaster Epidemiology and First Response Agencies
1:00 PM ET Welcome & Housekeeping
Maureen Wimsatt, Facilitator
1:05 PM ET Presentation: Disaster Epidemiology & Mass Fatality Management
CAPT Doug Thoroughman (CDC, Field Officer in KY)
1:45 PM ET Brief Presentation: Death Certification Collaboration with Medical Examiners
Margaret Warner (CDC)
2:00 PM ET CSTE Updates & Upcoming Events
Andrew Adams, CSTE
2:30 PM ET Panel: The Use of GIS in Emergency Management and Disaster Epidemiology
TJ Pierce, Environmental Justice Tracking Tool (CDC)
Diana Henderson & Yijian Zong, COVID-19 Wastewater Response (UC San Diego)
Nishant Kishore, Mobility Data (CrisisReady)
4:00 PM ET Adjourn

Day 3: Health Equity and Climate Impacts on Disaster Epidemiology
1:00 PM ET Welcome & Housekeeping
Maureen Wimsatt, Facilitator
1:05 PM ET Panel: Functional Needs & Vulnerable Populations
Dr. Kristina Allen & Marti Fazio, Mariposa County (CA)
2:00 PM ET Presentation: Census 2020
Ronald Williams (Census)

Learning Objectives:

  •  Provide relevant and timely learning opportunities for epidemiologists, public health emergency preparedness coordinators, emergency managers, and academia in the field of disaster epidemiology
  • Learn from agences about adapting fieldwork, sheltering plans, and disaster response efforts during the pandemic
  • Hear examples of identifying, tracking, and mitigating mental health impacts of disasters, including the effect of burnout on the public health workforce
  • Better understanding the role of health equity in vulnerable populations plannning and response, including incorporating those with access and functional needs.

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