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Recruit, Retain, Ready: Strategies for Maintaining a Strong Infectious Disease Workforce (On Demand-No CE) is a Course

Recruit, Retain, Ready: Strategies for Maintaining a Strong Infectious Disease Workforce (On Demand-No CE)



Full course description

PLEASE NOTE: No CE. A certificate of completion is available in this free course.

The 2nd annual Public Health Prepared summit will focus on national, state, and local perspectives to recruit and retain a strong infectious disease (ID) workforce. The recorded 2-hour virtual summit will consist of presentations, cross-sectoral facilitated breakout discussions, and large group Q&As. Presentations will include:

  • Keynote: national trends of, and recommendations for, the epidemiology and broader ID workforce
  • Case Presentation: training a genomics workforce through partnerships
  • Case Presentation: what ID experts need post-COVID-19, a clinical perspective

This training was originally presented on June 22, 2023.


Infectious disease and/or public health researchers, practitioners, and clinicians in Michigan

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the current landscape of training and capacity needs for the infectious disease workforce
  • Describe recommendations for effective recruitment and retention of the infectious disease workforce
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration across public health, healthcare, and research to contribute to the current and future infectious disease workforce


  • Jessica Arrazola, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, Director of Educational Strategy, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
  • Heather Blankenship, PhD, Senior Manager, Genomics Section, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • Teena Chopra, MD, MPH, Infectious Disease Physician and Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine


Public Health Prepared is the workforce development and public health practice branch of the broader Michigan Center for Infectious Disease Threats & Pandemic Preparedness (MCIDT) initiative, funded by the University of Michigan. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by Public Health Prepared, MCIDT, or the University of Michigan.

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