Poster Sessions

Sunday, June 22, 2014

3:00 PM-3:30 PM

Monday, June 23, 2014

10:00 AM-10:30 AM


Chronic Disease / MCH / Oral Health Poster Award Finalists Outstanding Poster Award finalists will be displayed the entire time from Sunday at noon through Wednesday at noon. Chronic Disease/MCH/Oral Health poster presentations are Monday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m.


Cross Cutting Poster Award Finalists Outstanding Poster Award finalists will be displayed the entire time from Sunday at noon through Wednesday at noon. Cross Cutting poster presentations are Monday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m.


12:30 PM-1:00 PM


Infectious Disease Poster Round Kristy Bradley has been the Oklahoma State Epidemiologist since 2007 and the Oklahoma State Public Health Veterinarian since 1997. Between 2000 and 2007, she served as the Deputy State Epidemiologist and intermittently as the Interim State Epidemiologist. Dr. Bradley has a myriad of roles and responsibilities including epidemiologic direction of the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Prevention & Preparedness Services; oversight of disease outbreak investigations; coordination of the agency’s publications and presentations standards review; assistance with OSDH’s successful pursuit of public health accreditation; and leadership of the OSDH strategic planning teams focused on improving immunization coverage of children and adolescents, increasing capacity for all-hazards emergency preparedness and response, reducing motor vehicle crash-related injuries & fatalities, and decreasing incidence of selected infectious diseases. She is also involved in teaching with adjunct assistant professor appointments in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health and in the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University. In September 2012, she was selected to serve on the CDC Office of Infectious Diseases, Board of Scientific Counselors. Dr. Bradley is a graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After obtaining her D.V.M. degree, she practiced small animal medicine and surgery for ten years. At this career juncture, she pursued education in epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Oklahoma, College of Public Health. Immediately upon graduation, she launched her public health career at OSDH. From 2009-2013, Dr. Bradley served five years on the Executive Board of the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV) completing successive terms as President-elect, President, and Vice-president. As NASPHV President-elect, she served on the CSTE Conference Planning Committee for two years. During her tenure as NASPHV President, Dr. Bradley represented the zoonoses specialty on the Infectious Disease Steering Committee. She has represented CSTE at various regional or national forums or workshops and has sponsored infectious disease position statements on vectorborne diseases. She eagerly looks forward to attending the annual CSTE conference each year and has been a CSTE member since 2000.


Occupational Health Poster Round Dr. Terry Bunn received her doctorate from Cornell University, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health in the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, and the Director of the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) since 2010. Dr. Bunn is the Principal Investigator for the Kentucky Core Violence and Injury Prevention, State Injury Prevention, and Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance programs. She is currently working in the areas of injury and illness surveillance and prevention of motor vehicle injuries, and drug poisonings in both the general and working populations.


Surveillance / Informatics Poster Round Dr. Park is the Hawaii State Epidemiologist and Chief of the Disease Outbreak Control Division, Hawaii Department of Health. She directs all activities related to emerging infections, disease surveillance and investigations, immunizations, and public health preparedness (e.g., Hawaii’s response to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic). In addition, she has served and continues to serve on various national boards, committees, and workgroups on subject matter related to these areas, and she occasionally attends for the pediatric infectious diseases service at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu, HI. Dr. Park is the chair of the CSTE Surveillance Policy Subcommittee.

3:30 PM-4:00 PM


Environmental Health / Occupational Health / Injury Poster Award Finalists Outstanding Poster Award finalists will be displayed the entire time from Sunday at noon through Wednesday at noon. Environmental Health/Occupational Health/Injury poster presentations are Monday, June 23 at 3:30 p.m.



Student Section Poster Award Finalists Outstanding Poster Award finalists will be displayed the entire time from Sunday at noon through Wednesday at noon. Student Section poster presentations are Monday, June 23 at 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

10:00 AM-10:30 AM


Surveillance / Informatics Poster Award Finalists Outstanding Poster Award finalists will be displayed the entire time from Sunday at noon through Wednesday at noon. Surveillance/Informatics poster presentations are Tuesday, June 24 at 10:00 a.m.

12:30 PM-1:00 PM


Chronic Disease / MCH / Oral Health Poster Round

Khosrow Heidari is the South Carolina State Chronic Disease Epidemiologist and directs the Chronic Disease Epidemiology Division within the Bureau of Community Health and Chronic Disease Prevention in DHEC. With the support of his team, he provides epidemiological support to the chronic disease programs within DHEC. He has shared the results of his research with regional and national audiences in the evaluation and epidemiology field through publications and presentations. He earned his MS degrees in Statistics and Management Science from USC and a Master of Arts in Economics from Wichita State University. He is a graduate of the South Eastern Public Health Leadership Institute at UNC.

Khosrow serves on the state’s Diabetes Advisory Committee, Heart Stroke Care Alliance and Asthma Alliance board. Prior to working at DHEC, he was senior statistician for the SC Alcohol & Drug Abuse Commission. For more than two decades, he has been a collaborator, researcher, educator and a mentor to many University of South Carolina (USC) graduate students. He is an adjunct instructor in the department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and in the department of Health Services Policy and Management, Arnold School of Public Health, USC. He is on the Epilepsy research team and the SEVIEW (Health Equity and Wellness) at the Medical University of South Carolina. Currently,he serves as the chair of the NACDD’s Science and Epidemiology Committee and the Applied Chronic Disease Epidemiology Mentoring Program.

Sara Huston is the Lead Chronic Disease Epidemiologist for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Applied Medical Sciences at the University of Southern Maine. She also currently serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Preventing Chronic Disease. Sara received her B.A. from Hampshire College and her Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Sara began her career in applied chronic disease epidemiology as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer assigned to the North Carolina Division of Public Health from 1995-1997. For the next 13 years, Sara served as the Cardiovascular Epidemiologist for the N.C. Division of Public Health until her move to Maine in 2010. She has worked on a number of national panels and committees related to chronic disease epidemiology, surveillance, and state-based capacity, including serving on the Executive Board of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) as the Chair of the Chronic Disease, Maternal and Child Health, and Oral Health Committee; as the Vice-Chair of the Monitoring & Evaluation Implementation Group of the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention; as a member of the CSTE/CDC Applied Epidemiology Competencies Expert Panel; and as a member of the Expert Panel on Monitoring, Evaluation, and Communication for the Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke.


Environmental Health Poster Round

Dr. Kagey is the Academic and Special Projects Liaison in the Emergency Preparedness and Response Section of the Office of Health Protection in GDPH. She has worked in public health emergency preparedness for the past 10 years. Her work includes public health emergency planning for vulnerable and special needs populations. Dr. Kagey is a member of the Georgia Coalition for Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities and Older Adults.

She is also epidemiologic consultant to Georgia’s ATSDR’s Cooperative Agreement Chemical Hazards Program and the Chair of the Georgia Water Advisory Group, an interagency workgroup which developed The Georgia Public Health Drought Guidance. Prior to coming to the GDPH in 2006, Dr. Kagey was epidemiologist at the Allegany County Health Department in Public Health Emergency Preparedness in Western Maryland and an adjunct professor at Frostburg State University.

Dr. Kagey received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University, her MSPH in Environmental Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health and her Doctorate in Environmental Health and Toxicology from State University of New York-Albany School of Public Health.

3:30 PM-4:00 PM


Infectious Disease Poster Award Finalists Outstanding Poster Award finalists will be displayed the entire time from Sunday at noon through Wednesday at noon. Infectious Disease poster presentations are Tuesday, June 24 at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

10:00 AM-10:30 AM