TOPIC: "Infectious Disease Epidemiology Across Healthcare Settings"
SPEAKER: Katherine Ellingson, Ph.D.
WHERE: UAHS COM-T 5120
WHEN: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
About the Speaker:
After receiving her PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health from Yale University in 2006, Kate Ellingson joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer. She worked at the CDC for 7 years as an epidemiologist studying healthcare-associated infections, transfusion and transplant safety, antimicrobial resistance, and infection prevention in resource-limited settings. From 2013-2016 she worked as a communicable disease epidemiologist at the Oregon State Health Department, and in 2017, she joined the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department at University of Arizona as an assistant professor. She currently leads a research program focused on healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance, and she teaches courses in infectious disease epidemiology, history of infectious diseases and border health.