Foodborne Epidemiology: Outbreak and Investigation Review 2020

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 response, foodborne outbreaks continue to occur and require thoughtful, systematic investigation. Whether relatively new to foodborne epidemiology, assisting food safety colleagues during the COVID-19 response, or a veteran foodborne outbreak investigator, we hope that this session can serve as a helpful refresher. We will provide an update on the burden of foodborne illness, review outbreak epidemiology, discuss the key steps involved in a foodborne outbreak investigation, walk through an outbreak scenario, and more!

Featured Speaker

Nicole Marshall, MPH
Foodborne and Enteric Disease Epidemiologist
Washington State Department of Health

Learning Objectives

  • Define what an outbreak is and describe how to identify one
  • Identify who is on the outbreak team and describe what they do – roles and relationships
  • Understand the basic steps of a foodborne outbreak
  • Identify available tools and resources


Thursday, November 5, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm PST