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May 2018 Town Hall Teleconference

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Vector-Borne Diseases: The Growing Threat

May 8, 2018 • 2:00 to 3:00 PM (ET)

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May 2018 Town Hall Teleconference Agenda
Time (ET) Agenda Item Speaker(s)
2:00 PM Welcome & Introduction José T. Montero, MD, MHCDS
Director, Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
2:05 PM Vital Signs Overview Lyle R. Petersen, MD, MPH
Director, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD), National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2:10 PM Presentations David Neitzel, MS
Epidemiologist, Supervisor, Vectorborne Diseases Unit, Foodborne, Waterborne, Vectorborne and Zoonotic Diseases Section, Minnesota Department of Health
Claudia Riegel, PhD
Director, New Orleans Mosquito, Termite, and Rodent Control Board
2:35 PM Q&A and Discussion José T. Montero, MD, MHCDS
3:00 PM End of call

Speakers' Biographies

Portrait of Lyle R. Petersen, MD, MPH)Lyle R. Petersen, MD, MPH

Director, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD), National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Dr. Lyle Petersen is the director of the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD) in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID). DVBD, located in Fort Collins, Colorado, supports CDC’s mission to protect the American public from emerging and endemic bacterial and viral pathogens spread by mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and other vectors.

His career at CDC began in the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) in 1985. After his EIS training, he joined CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS where he worked until 1995. During that time, he completed CDC’s Preventive Medicine Residency Program, received a master of public health degree from Emory University, and served in several posts, including being the chief of the HIV Seroepidemiology Branch. In 1996, Dr. Petersen accepted an assignment in Germany where he helped guide that country’s efforts in creating a new national infectious disease epidemiology program at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin. In 2000, he returned to the United States to serve as the deputy director for science of the DVBD, and then became the division’s director in 2004. Dr. Petersen earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco.

Portrait of David Neitzel, MSDavid Neitzel, MS

Epidemiologist, Supervisor, Vectorborne Diseases Unit, Foodborne, Waterborne, Vectorborne and Zoonotic Diseases Section, Minnesota Department of Health

David Neitzel has been working on vector-borne disease issues in Minnesota for the past 33 years. Since 1997, he has been a vector-borne disease epidemiologist at the Minnesota Department of Health. Before joining MDH, he was the vector-borne disease program leader at the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District in St. Paul, Minnesota, from 1985–96. Neitzel has two degrees from the University of Minnesota; a master’s degree in environmental health (public health biology) and a bachelor’s degree in wildlife management. He holds an adjunct faculty position at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health. He is also the past president of the National Association of Vector-Borne Disease Control Officials.

Portrait of Claudia Riegel, PhDClaudia Riegel, PhD

Director, New Orleans Mosquito, Termite, and Rodent Control Board

Dr. Claudia Riegel is the director of the New Orleans Mosquito, Termite & Rodent Control Board. In this role, she provides technical support for the city and the pest control industry, conducts independent research, collaborates with industry for enhancements of existing products and testing of new products, and collaborates with government organizations and universities on a variety of research projects involving rodents, mosquitoes, termites, and a variety of other urban pests. In particular, she provides information about termites, mosquitoes, rodents, and pest issues after natural disasters to pest control professionals and the public.

In 2004, she became principal research entomologist for the New Orleans Mosquito, Termite & Rodent Control Board. In 2006, she became assistant director, and in 2010 she was promoted to her current title as director of the control board. She participates in several professional societies at the national and local level. In addition, she enjoys traveling and speaks at pest control and public health in the US and internationally. She earned her degrees from Purdue University, University of Georgia, and obtained a PhD from the University of Florida.

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