Jennifer Schwartz, MPH

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Bureau of Surveillance and Epidemiology
1000 SW Jackson
Suite 210
Topeka, KS
USA 66612
Email: jschwartz@kdheks.gov

Biographical Sketch:
2007- present -- Senior Epidemiologist, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Surveillance and Epidemiology, Topeka, KS 2000-2007 - Epidemiologist/ Advanced Epidemiologist, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Surveillance and Epidemiology, Topeka, KS Managed a statewide mumps outbreak as the lead epidemiologist in Kansas during 2006. Implemented case investigation guidelines and follow-up, weekly statistical reports to federal, state, and local public health departments, and support to local public health departments and medical community. Tracked 108 cases of hepatitis A during a yearlong outbreak. This included case investigation, administration, patron recalls and support to other state agencies and local health departments. Helped local public health departments to bring disease under control. Analyzed data for immunization coverage rates of children attending health departments and children in kindergarten in Kansas for annual reports. Recent Resurgence of Mumps in the United States. N Engl J Med 2008 358: 1580-1589. http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/358/15/1580 Update: Multistate Outbreak of Mumps United States, January 1 May 2, 2000. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, May 18 2006, Vol. 55 (Dispatch); 1-5; http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm55d518a1.htm