2012 ISDS Scientific Program Committee – International Society for Disease Surveillance


Amy Ising, NC DETECT Program Director, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2012 Pre-Conference Workshop Planning Chair

Bill Storm, Syndromic Surveillance Epidemiologist, Ohio Department of Health

Track Chairs

Analytical Methods

Jarad Niemi, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Iowa State University

Philip Polgreen, Associate Professor, Infectious Disease Faculty, University of Iowa Health Care


Peter Hicks, Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wayne Loschen, ESSENCE Technical Lead, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory


Tara Blando, Clinical Epidemiologist, Navy & Marine Corps Public Health Center

Jeffrey Johnson, Senior Epidemiologist, San Diego County Public Health Services

Public Health Surveillance

Don Olson, Sloan Foundation Syndromic Surveillance Evaluation Project, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)

Vivek Singh, Public Health Specialist | Assistant Professor, Public Health Foundation of India, Indian Institute of Public Health (Hyderabad)

Anna Waller, Director, Carolina Center for Health Informatics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Board Liaisons

Atar Baer, ISDS Board Member; Epidemiologist and Syndromic Surveillance Coordinator, Public Health – Seattle & King County

Joe Lombardo, ISDS Board Member; Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Staff Liaison

Tera Reynolds, Program Manager, ISDS


Wendy W. Chapman, ISDS Board Member; Associate Professor, Division of Biomedical Informatics, University of California, San Diego

Michael Coletta, NACCHO

Mike Conway, Assistant Project Scientist, University of California, San Diego

Lana Deyneka, North Carolina Division of Public Health

Karen Elliott, Public Health Preparedness & Surveillance Epidemiologist, Duval County Health Department

Roland Gamache, Research Investigator, Regenstrief Institute; Assistant Research Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine

Effie Gournis, Manager, CD Surveillance, Toronto Public Health; Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

Julia Gunn, ISDS Board President; Director, Communicable Disease Control Division, Boston Public Health Commission

Marc Paladini, ISDS Board Member; Director Syndromic Surveillance, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Erika Samoff, Co-Investigator, North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Karl Soetebier, Georgia Department of Health

Todd Stout, FirstWatch