PHDL Seminar– CDC Surveillance Strategy: Improving Data Collection and Use in CDC Public Health Surveillance

The Public Health Dynamics Laboratory 2014-2015 Seminar Series Presents:

“CDC Surveillance Strategy: Improving Data Collection and Use in CDC Public Health Surveillance”

Brian A. Lee

Chief Public Health Informatics Officer

Office of Public Health Scientific Services

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

A115 Crabtree Hall – Pitt Public Health 

Reception to follow in 109 Parran Hall


Public health surveillance guides efforts to detect and monitor disease and injuries, assess the impact of interventions, and assist in the management of and recovery from large-scale public health incidents.  Today’s ever-present, media-hungry environment pressures public health scientists, researchers and frontline practitioners to provide information, on an almost instantaneous basis, responsive to public and policy maker concerns about specific geographies and specific populations.  Local, state and federal public health professionals, government leaders, public health partners and the public are dependent on high quality, timely and actionable public health surveillance data.  This Surveillance Strategy aims to improve CDC’s overall surveillance capabilities and, by extension, those of the public health system at large.  The Strategy aims to make surveillance systems more adaptable, versatile and more able to meet the demands for timely and population-specific and geographically-specific surveillance information.

About the Speaker

Brian Lee is the CDC’s first Chief Public Health Informatics Officer for the Office of Public Health Scientific Services.  Brian joined CDC in 2012 as the Deputy Director of the Informatics Research & Development Activity, later renamed to the Informatics Innovation Unit, where he provided informatics expertise in the design and coordination of a research portfolio.  Brian has over 15 years of experience in information technology in both the public and private sectors.  His professional interests include research & development, public health informatics, health information technology, eHealth, mHealth, cloud computing, service-oriented architecture, process evaluation, and enterprise architecture.

Please note change in seminar time and location.  A reception will follow in 109 Parran Hall.  This seminar is Grand Rounds approved.