Denise Traicoff joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2002. As a specialist in curriculum design and development for CDCs Sustainable Management Development Program, she provides technical assistance and consultation in public health management development for low and middle income countries. She also provides consultation in the selection of appropriate training delivery methods and is leading the programs initiative in the design and implementation of online learning strategies. She has taught classes in various programs around the globe and been a requested speaker at national and international conferences.
Denise has coordinated and overseen curriculum development and course planning for public health management and field epidemiology training programs in Africa, the Middle East, and Central and South America; and she led the development of a standard curriculum which is being used as a guideline for field epidemiology programs around the world.
Denise is a senior instructional designer and developer in her division, where she provides consultation on the design, development and implementation of distance learning. She is passionate about providing training to achieve measurable results.
Denise received a BA in Romance Languages from the University of Georgia.
Experience and Distinctions
Before joining CDC, Denise was the manager of employee training for a large data processing and software development corporation. She has been involved in adult education for over 25 years as a trainer, training consultant, project manager, and training department manager. She also has experience in software development, human resources, and data processing and has worked in a variety of industries.
Denise speaks French, German, Spanish and Italian.
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Created in 1997, Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET) is a professional network of 65 field epidemiology training programs (FETPs) in 90 countries around the world. Our vision is to improve people's health through a global network dedicated to quality training in applied epidemiology and public health practice. Our mission is to strengthen global public health capacity by supporting well-qualified professionals in field epidemiology through training and service and networking opportunities.
Dr. Robert Fontaine is the Senior Advisor for the Field Epidemiology Training Program Branch at CDC. He returned to CDC headquarters in 2012 from Beijing China where he had been the Expert Advisor to the Chinese Field Epidemiology Training Program (CFETP) of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention since 2004. During this period he has developed over 160 epidemiologists throughout China including a central team of 5 who manage all operations of the CFETP. Major investigations done under Dr. Fontaine's tenure have included, pneumonic plague, a long-standing problem of unexplained sudden death, a nationwide paraplegia outbreak from contaminated drugs, and widespread critical and fatal influenza and hand foot and mouth disease from inappropriate use of corticosteroids. Government of China presented Dr. Fontaine with the highest award presented to foreign experts, the Friendship Award.
Dr. Fontaine began his career in public health at CDC as an EIS officer in 1973. He took a preventive medicine residency in Colorado and then was stationed to the CDCs Central American Research Station in El Salvador where he worked on malaria surveillance and epidemiology. He spent 7 years with the Division of Parasitic Diseases until 1987 when he became the resident advisor to the Saudi Arabian FETP. In 1998 he moved to Jordan to develop the Jordanian FETP. In 2000 he joined the Division of International Health until he was poster to China.
Dr. Fontaine is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, in Entomology (BS) and Medicine (MD). He also has a MSc in Parasitology from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He has published 45 scientific papers and 2 book chapters. Besides his dedication to field epidemiology, surveillance, and public health; he still maintains his interest in entomology, parasitic diseases, and vector-borne diseases.
Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) was adopted in 1998 by the Member States of the WHO Regional Office for Africa to improve the availability and use of data for more timely detection, confirmation, and response to the leading causes of illness, death, and disability. In 2006, the Member States recommended that the International Health Regulations (2005) [link] be implemented using the IDSR framework, especially for strengthening core capacities for surveillance and response. Because IDSR provides practical steps for implementing a comprehensive public health disease surveillance and response systems, it has been applied in other WHO regions including SEARO and EMRO.