Epidemiology Program Manager
Florida Department of Health in Orange County
Alvina Chu, MHS, has been the Epidemiology Program Manager for the Florida Department of Health in Orange County since 2017. In this role she provides day-to-day strategic and tactical oversight of disease surveillance and investigations, establishment of prevention and control measures, and implementation of quality improvement initiatives. From 2007 to 2017 she was the Chief of the Division of Outbreak Investigation for the Maryland Department of Health (MDH). During that time, she oversaw approximately 3500-4000 infectious disease outbreak investigations. Prior to that Alvina was a bioterrorism surveillance epidemiologist for MDH, which involved collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab for the development of ESSENCE, a syndromic surveillance system used nationwide for the early detection and notification of community-wide outbreaks. Alvina received her Master of Health Science degree in 1998 from the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Alvina received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1994 in Natural Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Wednesday, July 10
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM