Local Ebola Virus Disease Medical Spokesperson: The Need for Effective Communication and A Good Night's Sleep
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Communication and informatics
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Describe the challenges of being a medical spokesperson for a new communicable disease List ways to improve communication to the public about the changing nature of an incident
Keyword(s): Communication, Emergency Preparedness
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have a BS in microbiology, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, and a Master of Public Health. I have been Medical Director for Summit County (OH) Public Health since 2011 and have 18 years experience in communicable disease control/epidemiology and 15 years experience in emergency preparedenss. I served as the medical spokesperson for Summit County Public Health for the Ebola contact incident in October 2014.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.