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Epidemiology Seminar: Chang | "Applying Molecular Epidemiology to Enhance the Surveillance and Control of Tuberculosis Outbreaks in Los Angeles County"

Epidemiology Seminar: Chang | "Applying Molecular Epidemiology to Enhance the Surveillance and Control of Tuberculosis Outbreaks in Los Angeles County"

Date 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location 
CHS 33-105 Los Angeles , CA
California US
Featuring 
Dr. Alicia H. Chang
Event Contact 

Epidemiology Student Association
nehaak@g.ucla.edu
916-715-4329

The Epidemiology Student Association, in collaboration with the Department of Epidemiology, announces the March UCLA Department of Epidemiology Seminar Series featuring Dr. Alicia H. Chang, a medical director for the Tuberculosis Control Program at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

About the Seminar
Since 1985, the U.S. has mandated the reporting of tuberculosis cases by public health departments. This data populates a national de-identified registry of tuberculosis cases and form the backbone of tuberculosis surveillance from the local public health jurisdictions all the way to the national level. Since the early 2000s, molecular genomic data has been used to discover potential transmission events between identified tuberculosis cases. More recently, whole genome sequencing has further enhanced our ability to analyze possible tuberculosis transmission between individuals. In this seminar, we will review how the Los Angeles County Tuberculosis Program applies molecular epidemiology to target public health interventions to control tuberculosis outbreaks.

food will be provided