Tennessee Department of Health, East Region
Brittany S. Isabell, MPH, is an epidemiologist with the East Tennessee Regional Health Office of the Tennessee Department of Health, based in Knoxville. In her current role, Brittany provides epidemiological support to the Communicable and Environmental Disease and Emergency Preparedness Programs of the East Region. Her primary responsibilities include infectious disease surveillance and outbreak investigation in addition to providing routine assistance for emergency preparedness and response activities. Brittany also provides epidemiologic consultation and various levels of data support to other internal public health programs and several community partners.
As East Tennessee emerged as a region with one of the state’s highest rates of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), Brittany led surveillance efforts for an innovative East Region initiative that partners county health departments with local county jails in order to provide NAS education and family planning services to women with substance use disorders. She has additionally been involved in efforts to provide NAS education and opioid-related education throughout the region to students, school administrators, public health staff, and opioid-prescribing providers in the community.
Brittany holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Public Health degree from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Brittany has eight years of experience in epidemiology, the last five of which she has served with the Tennessee Department of Health.