Jerne J Shapiro

Jerne J Shapiro,

Faculty

Department: Department of Epidemiology
Business Phone: (352) 273-6861
Business Email: shapiroj@ufl.edu

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 and as the County Epidemiologist for Alachua County. I am currently a Faculty member in the Epidemiology Department at the University of Florida and serve as the Director and Lead Epidemiologist for the University’s COVID-19 control and mitigation response, formally known as Screen, Test, & Protect. Additionally, I am an Epidemiology Supervisor for the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County, where I have overseen up to 40 employees at one time 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 pre-school and K-12 research schools. 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 and some of the larger outbreak investigations have included Viral Meningitis, locally acquired Malaria, Hepatitis A, Salmonella, MRSA, West Nile Virus via blood transfusion, SARS, and Norovirus. I also enjoy mentoring and teaching both undergrad and graduate students about the power and importance of Public Health.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020-2021
PHC6905 Independent Study
2015-2016,2018-2020
PHC6601 Seminar in Contemporary Public Health Issues
2015-2016,2018-2020
PHC6946 Public Health Internship
2017-2020,2022-2023
PHC4101 Public Health Concepts
2012-2019
PHC4024 Applied Epidemiology
2007-2019,2021-2022
PHC6002 Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
2016-2019
PHC6937 Special Topics in Public Health
2016-2017
PHC6316 Health, Risk, and Crisis Communication
2021-2023
PHC6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience
2021
HSC3801 Clinical Observation / Health Care Volunteer Work
2022-2023
PHC7918 Independent Study

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-8830-0232

Publications

2022
Antigen vs RT-PCR Tests for Screening Quarantined Students in Florida During the COVID-19 Pandemic SARS-CoV-2 Delta Variant Surge.
JAMA pediatrics. [DOI] 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2022.0080. [PMID] 35254393.
2022
Evaluation of screen, test, & protect: A public health program to control and prevent COVID-19 at a large academic university.
Journal of American college health : J of ACH. [DOI] 10.1080/07448481.2022.2080506. [PMID] 35727228.
2022
Low-frequency variants in mildly symptomatic vaccine breakthrough infections presents a doubled-edged sword.
Journal of medical virology. [DOI] 10.1002/jmv.27726. [PMID] 35307848.
2022
Multi-Faceted Approach to COVID-19 Surveillance at a Large University Campus in the Southeastern United States.
Disaster medicine and public health preparedness. [DOI] 10.1017/dmp.2022.109. [PMID] 35492011.
2022
SARS-CoV-2 Delta vaccine breakthrough transmissibility in Alachua County, Florida.
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. [DOI] 10.1093/cid/ciac197. [PMID] 35271704.
2008
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in a college football team: risk factors outside the locker room and playing field.
Infection control and hospital epidemiology. [DOI] 10.1086/587971. [PMID] 18419370.
1990
Contents of the SAIS Review, vols. 1-10
SAIS Review. [DOI] 10.1353/sais.1990.0042.

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6861
Emails:
Business:
shapiroj@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO BOX 100231
DEPT. OF EPIDEMIOLOGY
GAINESVILLE FL 326100231
Business Street:
EPIDEMIOLOGY
2004 MOWRY RD
GAINESVILLE FL 32611