Public Health & Contact Tracing
Each individual plays an important role to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in their community
The public health field uses the contact tracing process to combat communicable diseases. A mixture of investigative techniques, interviews and taking care of people who have been exposed to viruses like COVID-19 make contact tracing a vital part of harm mitigation.
About the presenters
Dr. Audrey Kostrzewa received her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of Iowa in 2012. She completed residency training at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin (F&MCW) in 2013. Dr. Kostrzewa is currently a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist specializing in drug information (DI). She practices two days per week at F&MCW and teaches Medical Literature Evaluation, Medication Use in Public and Population Health, and Applied Patient Care lab at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy.
Dr. Sandy Slater received her doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in Public Health Sciences with a concentration in Health Policy and Analysis in 2005. She has been teaching public health-related courses since 2009 and has over 20 years of experience conducting public health research. Her research interests focus on understanding how policies and environmental factors such as physical activity, sedentary behavior, and tobacco use, impact health outcomes and behaviors such as obesity and cardiovascular disease. Her research also focuses on better understanding of racial, ethnic and cultural differences in health behaviors and environments as they specifically relate to health disparities.
What will you learn in this free mini-course?
- The purpose and goals of the public health field
- Key strategies to fighting epidemics like COVID-19
- How case investigation and contact tracing help track communicable diseases