Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Casey Barton Behravesh, MS, DVM, DrPH, DACVPM
Areas of Expertise
- Enteric Diseases
- Foodborne Diseases
- Zoonotic Diseases
Deputy Branch Chief, Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch, and Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Coordinator for Enteric Zoonoses and One Health, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases
Casey Barton Behravesh, MS, DVM, DrPH, DACVPM is the Deputy Branch Chief for the Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED), National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. She also serves as the DFWED Coordinator for Enteric Zoonoses and One Health. She is a Commander in the US Public Health Service.
Since joining the CDC in 2006, Dr. Barton Behravesh has 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 contact with infected animals and their environments. 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 backyard poultry (chicks, chickens, ducks, geese), small turtles, other pets, dry pet food, a variety of produce items, dairy products, eggs, 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 a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, and has been the recipient of national awards, including the James H. Steele Award from CDC, for outstanding work on veterinary public health issues.
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