Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Casey Barton Behravesh, MS, DVM, DrPH
Areas of Expertise
- Enteric Diseases
- Foodborne Diseases
- Zoonotic Diseases
Team Lead, Outbreak Response Team, Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, NCEZID
Casey Barton Behravesh, MS, DVM, DrPH, is the Team Lead for the Outbreak Response Team in the Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. She is a Lieutenant Commander in the US Public Health Service. During her 5 years with the CDC, Dr. Barton Behravesh focused her efforts on investigating outbreaks of human illnesses caused by enteric pathogens, including Salmonella and Escherichia coli O157:H7, due to foodborne, waterborne, and animal contact. These multistate foodborne and zoonotic outbreaks include E coli O157:H7 infections linked to petting zoos and contaminated meat products as well as human Salmonella infections linked to dry pet food, small turtles, chicks and ducklings, a variety of produce items, and contaminated peanut butter and peanut-containing products. She also served as the CDC consultant to the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians Compendium of Measures to Prevent Diseases Associated with Animals in Public Settings since 2007. Dr. Barton Behravesh has a Master of Science degree in Veterinary Parasitology. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University and a Doctor of Public Health degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, both in 2005. She was an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer from 2006-2008 with the Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch at the CDC. She is board certified in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.
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