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February 2018 Town Hall Teleconference

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Asthma in Children: Working Together to Get It Under Control

February 13, 2018 • 2:00 to 3:00 PM (ET)

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Speakers' Biographies

Hatice S. Zahran, MD, MPH

Acting Surveillance Team Lead, Asthma and Climate Health Branch, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Dr. Hatice Zahran is a medical officer in the Asthma and Climate Health Branch in NCEH’s Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects at CDC. Since 2009, her responsibilities as a senior scientist have included epidemiological studies on asthma and systematic management, analysis, and interpretation of asthma surveillance data. Prior to 2009, Dr. Zahran conducted exposure investigations and research at CDC on environmental pollutants (e.g., sulfur dioxide, lead, arsenic, volatile organic compounds) and the health-related quality of life, and on the effects of chronic diseases on quality of life. Dr. Zahran received her Master of Public Health degree from the State University of New York at Albany in 2002.

Tisa Vorce, MA, RRT

Health Systems and Communication Consultant, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services—Asthma Program

Tisa Vorce has been with the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services’ Asthma Prevention and Control Program since 2001. She leads the state’s asthma quality improvement interventions, including the sustainable asthma case management program known as MATCH (Managing Asthma Through Case-management in Homes), and many other projects. Tisa also has worked on developing guidelines and tools, such as physician diagnostic and follow-up assessments and emergency department discharge instructions for asthma patients. Tisa helped create the comprehensive website and coordinates all asthma communication activities. Before receiving her Master of Arts in Health Communication from Michigan State University, she worked for many years as an acute care respiratory therapist.

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