Jerne Shapiro, MPH
Jerne Shapiro received her Master’s in Public Health with a Concentration in Communicable and Tropical Health from the University of South Florida in 2001. After graduation, she worked as a Florida Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellow (FL EIS) for two years and investigated disease outbreaks both in Alachua County and throughout the State of Florida. She has had Field Epidemiology experience either leading or being part of an Epi response team in a variety of outbreaks. Some examples include Viral Meningitis, locally acquired Malaria in South Florida, Hepatitis A, Salmonella, MRSA in the UF Football Team, West Nile Virus via blood transfusion, SARS, and Norovirus. Upon completion of the FL EIS, she was hired as the Alachua County Epidemiologist and served in this role until taking up the responsibility for creating, developing and implementing the Alachua County Employee Wellness program in 2006. In 2005, she began teaching as an Adjunct Instructor at UF and has taught various courses since this time for both undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Epidemiology and the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences.