As a chance to see friends, neighbors, and anyone interested in epidemiology and pandemics, Sharon McDonnell MD MPH and Gib Parrish MD will have a weekly zoom session to talk about the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. We enjoy our calls with our epidemiology students, the Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Neighborhood communicators and the Call Center volunteers so, to answer questions, and we want to hold a more regular event. Everyone welcome for all or part of the sessions! Bring your confusion and your ideas.
These sessions may have some brief presentations – “Cool things this week in epidemiology” – but we hope to leave most of the time for questions and discussion. Please feel free to put questions that you would like us to think about in the comments below and we will give them priority.
WHEN: Thursdays 4pm to 5:30 pm
WHERE: Zoom. Link: https://zoom.us/j/207536632 Meeting ID: 207 536 632
Sharon McDonnell BSN, MD, MPH., Yarmouth, Maine
Sharon received her BSN at the University of Florida, MD from the University of California, San Diego, and MPH from Johns Hopkins University. After training in Family Medicine she went to Pakistan/Afghanistan to work with NGOs and then WHO in Geneva. She joined the US CDC as an EIS Officer and is board certified in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. She has worked in the state health departments in Florida and Vermont. After CDC She was on Faculty at Dartmouth Medical School and has continued to do work in International Disease Surveillance and Response and epidemiology training. She worked in Liberia for 2 years for the Ebola response with IRC and CSTE/CDC. Currently she teaches epidemiology with the University of New Hampshire and consults with the Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the Maine Medical Center. She helps co-found the Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force in Yarmouth Maine.
Gib Parrish, M.D., Yarmouth, Maine
Gib trained in laboratory medicine, pathology, and epidemiology and spent 20 years at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At the CDC, he worked on environmental health problems, improving mortality data, assisting state health departments with public health assessment activities, and improving national and state health information systems. After retiring from CDC, he has worked as a consultant on various population-health information-related projects, most recently on the Reportable Condition Knowledge Management system, which is identifying and evaluating potential cases of reportable conditions using data from electronic health records.