Kristen Ehresmann, RN, MPH

Minnesota Department of Health
Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Division
625 Robert St North
St. Paul, MN
USA 55115

Biographical Sketch:
Ms. Ehresmann is an epidemiologist and is director of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control Division at the Minnesota Department of Health. In this role, she is responsible for HIV/STD, TB, refugee health, and immunization programs as well as the emerging infection, food borne, vector borne and zoonotic disease activities. Ms. Ehresmann received her bachelor of science in nursing from St. Olaf College, and her master of public health in epidemiology from the University of Minnesota. She holds an adjunct instructor position at the University of Minnesota and is a community faculty member at Metropolitan State University. Ms. Ehresmannís research and publications have focused on vaccine-preventable disease in both children and adults. Current research projects include an active pertussis study pertussis laboratory study, and a project to strengthen surveillance for newly arrived refugees. She currently serves on the CDC/Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) advisory group on immunizations and is a member of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials Infectious Disease Committee. Ms. Ehresmann is a voting member of the 15-member federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices that makes immunization recommendations for the nation.