The Management of Epidemic Disease
Population growth, societal aging, urbanization, rapid transportation, economic interdependence, and emerging infectious disease have expanded community vulnerability far beyond what could have been imagined a few generations ago. But, an expansion of medical technology has provided an array of tools and techniques for therapeutics and public health disease management never before imagined. The instructor will examine disease as a social event in an evolving global community and discuss why applying new systems and science is critical for tomorrow’s public health professional.
Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students
- Analyze the potential consequences of Epidemic Disease through study of the Lessons of History
- Describe community vulnerabilities and how they affect community planning for epidemic disease
- Explain how technology and science can be applied in the face of an epidemic
- Develop and apply operational models for the management of epidemic disease
- Match and align identified vulnerabilities with tools of process and science to maximize community survival and recovery in an epidemic
- Assess threats and opportunities through consideration and application of lessons learned from recent epidemic events
- Name some of the tools presently available to address the evolving challenges of vulnerability and technology
Col. Joseph Contiguglia, MD, MPH&TM, MBA, USAF, MC, CFS
Dr. Joseph Contiguglia received an M.D. in medicine and surgery from the University of Siena, an MPH&TM from
Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and an MBA from St. Mary’s University. He completed residencies in Internal Medicine at NYU and Aerospace Medicine at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine. He holds clinical faculty appointments at the University of North Dakota, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Colonel Contiguglia retired from the USAF, effective 1 January 2007, as director of operational medicine and chairman of the Department of Military Medicine, Keesler Medical Center, Biloxi, MS. His military experiences include:
- Surgeon general-appointed International Health Specialist
- Director of the 2004/2005 LIFESAVER Exercises.
- Surgeon 474 EOSS, Apiay, Colombia, supporting the Colombian Special Forces
- Chief, Medical Operations, United States Air Forces in Europe
- Surgeon, 3rd Air Force, responsible for medical operations in sub-saharan Africa
- Deputy Command Surgeon, JTF Shining Hope supporting refugees in the Balkans
- Headed NATO preparation team for Operation Allied Force in NW Turkey
- Surgeon, Joint Task Force - Southwest Asia, Operation Desert Storm
- Medical Commander, Operation Safe Haven, Republic of Panama,
- Chief, Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, RAAF
- Medical Program Director of the Tactical Air Warfare Center’s Chemical Weapons Defense and Operational Employment Exercises
- Surgeon, OPERATION ELF-1, Saudi Arabia (Iran/Iraq War)
- Medical Project Manager of the South East Asian Refugee Evacuation
Dr. Contiguglia is married and has three children.
- 5.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 5.00 hour(s) of credit for completing The Management of Epidemic Disease
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