MIDAS Special Webinar: CDC Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship

Please join us for a special webinar! 

Date: Friday, December 9th, 2022
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time (US) 

Speakers: Drs. Adam Skelton, Patrick Clay & Casey Zipfel – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

Topic: CDC Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship

The Analytics and Modeling Track of the Steven M. Teustch Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship is a 2-year post-doctoral program with the goal of growing CDC’s capabilities around advanced analytics and infectious disease modeling. This work helps ensure that science informs action to protect people from many health, safety, and security threats. Fellows use the skills learned in this track to assist multiple CDC centers, institutes, and offices (CIOs) on projects such as forecast development and evaluation, intervention assessment, and epidemiological characterization.

Adam G. Skelton, PhD, MPH leads the Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness (PE) Fellowship program at CDC. Dr. Skelton; administers the two-year post-doctoral fellowship for health economists and quantitative policy analysts and the two year “modeling track” aswell; facilitates collaboration among CDC’s economists and decision scientists; and coordinates training for fellows in economic, policy analysis, and modeling methods. Dr. Skelton holds a PhD in Health Services Research and an MPH in Epidemiology from the St. Louis University School of Public Health.

Dr. Patrick Clay (Rice University- Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) is a Class of 2021 PHAM Fellow with the Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention (DSTDP). Dr. Clay’s projects supporting the STD Modeling Team include: 

  • Providing modelling support for the monkeypox response, such as estimating the impact of vaccine administration and behavioral changes among impacted communities.
  • Estimating the effectiveness of increasing HPV vaccination among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men
  • Improving methods for estimating the number of women who annually contract chlamydia
  • Identifying changes in STI transmission dynamics over time
  • Estimating the annual economic burden of sexually transmitted diseases

Dr. Casey Zipfel (Georgetown University – Biology) is a class of 2021 PHAM Fellow with the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP). Dr. Zipfel’s projects supporting the DHQP Modeling Team include: 

  • Integrating community transmission into models of MDRO transmission
  • Analyzing the impacts of health inequities and social vulnerability on healthcare utilization and disease transmission
  • Evaluating the impacts of the pandemic on networks of patient transfer
  • COVID-19 response: updating nursing home models for the Omicron variant
  • Monkeypox response: integrating subpopulations into network transmission models
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