Public Health Program Manager III/Outbreak Response Team Columbus Public Health, OH
Elizabeth Koch, MD, MPH&TM currently is Director of Outbreak Response at Columbus Public Health. During the 2009 shigellosis outbreak response and intervention, she fulfilled the role of medical epidemiologist and content expert.
As Chief of Infectious Disease Investigation at the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) from 1998 until 2007, she collaborated with local health departments throughout Ohio in epidemiologic investigation, prevention and control of infectious disease outbreaks. During 2001, she coordinated the response of eight local health departments in Southwest Ohio, ODH, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to an outbreak of 1642 cases of Shigella sonnei.
With education in medicine and public health & tropical medicine, board certification in preventive medicine and experience in infectious disease epidemiology, she will contribute to the presentation of the NACCHO Sharing Session on Reframing Outbreak Management: A Focused Multidisciplinary Approach to a Shigellosis Outbreak in Columbus, 2009.