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Water, Water, Everywhere - Michael Beach Seminar

Date: October 10 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm Location: Howard 202

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Michael Beach received his Ph.D in Biochemistry from Purdue University in 1987. He joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1989 where he has completed CDC’s elite Epidemic Intelligence Service or “Disease Detectives” training program. Dr. Beach is currently Associate Director for Healthy Water in CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. He also leads the Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch, which oversees the Center’s waterborne disease activities. These activities include domestic and international waterborne disease outbreak investigations, global safe water and hygiene activities, national surveillance for cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis, the national Waterborne Disease and Outbreak Surveillance System, and CDC’s “Healthy Water” website and communication activities. He has over 120 peer-reviewed publications, monographs, editorials, and chapters covering a broad range of public health activities.  He is a strong advocate for reducing the global burden of disease resulting from provision of safe water, adequate sanitation, and improved hygiene.

 

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