Austin Public Health
Ashley N. Hawes is an epidemiologist for the Public Health Emergency Preparedness program at Austin Public Health in Austin, Texas. Her passion for public health preparedness developed after years of working in public health laboratories, including within the BioWatch program. Ashley specializes in quality improvement, disaster management, process documentation, molecular biology, process improvement, community engagement, and procedure writing. Her focus on quality improvement has afforded her the opportunity to present at statewide and national conferences, including Texas Public Health Association’s Annual Education Conference. Ashley currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Capital Area Public Health & Medical Preparedness Coalition, Chair of the Employee Recognition and Engagement Committee, and is a member of Toastmasters International.