COVID-19: What it Means for Texas (On-Demand)

This session will discuss the current COVID-19 situation in Texas as well as in San Antonio, including data, risk factors and more. In addition, the speaker will discuss the importance of testing, contact tracing and isolation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the epidemiology of COVID-19 in Texas and how it compares nationally.
  • Explain the role of testing in diagnosis and disease control.
  • Understand community interventions and other control measures to slow the spread of disease.

 

SPEAKER

 

Cherise Rohr-Allegrini, PhD, MPH

Cherise Rohr-Allegrini, PhD, MPH, is an epidemiologist and the San Antonio Program Director for The Immunization Partnership. She previously served as the Pandemic Flu Coordinator for the San Antonio Metro Health District (SAMHD) in the Public Health Emergency Preparedness division. Dr. Rohr-Allegrini then became the Communicable Disease Program Manager for the Department of State Health Services, Region 8 where she led the outbreak investigation of the H1N1 pandemic, as well as multiple outbreak responses to TB, Syphilis and HIV. She is an experienced tropical disease scientist and science educator. Dr. Rohr-Allegrini has also written on science and public health topics for the Rivard Report, a San Antonio-based news site.

ANTICIPATED CREDITS

1 AOA Category 2-A credit

FEES

FREE for TOMA and TXACOFP members; $35 for non-members