About Jerne J Shapiro
I have over 20 years of epidemiology experience, including applied epidemiology experience serving as a fellow in the Florida Epidemic Intelligence Service, as Director and Lead Epidemiologist for the University of Florida COVID-19 control and mitigation response, and as the County Epidemiologist for Alachua County. I am currently a Faculty member in the Epidemiology Department at the University of Florida. My work focuses on mentoring and teaching both undergrad and graduate students about the power and importance of Public Health. My goal is to engage students self intrinsic motivation in their learning process. Recently taught courses include Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, Public Health Concepts, Special Topics on COVID, and Applied Epidemiology. During COVID, I supported our communities response as a supervisor to up to 40 employees to develop and analyze surveillance activities and conduct COVID case investigations. Surveillance activities have included wastewater epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, sentinel surveillance, congregate dorm and Greek Housing, and preschool and K-12 research schools. As a volunteer advisor on infectious diseases, I continue my relationship with the Florida Department of Health in Alachua. My early career work was with the Florida Department of Health and focused on outbreak investigations at both the state and county levels. This work required me to conduct epidemiological investigations. Some of the more significant outbreak investigations have included Viral Meningitis, locally acquired Malaria, Hepatitis A, Salmonella, MRSA, West Nile Virus via blood transfusion, SARS, and Norovirus.
- Applied Epidemiology
- Field Epidemiology
- Infectious disease epidemiology
- Infectious disease surveillance
- Local and State Health Department
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)