951. Nationwide Outbreak of Shiga-toxin producing E. coli due to romaine lettuce
Session: Symposium: Late Breaker Outbreaks
Friday, October 5, 2018: 10:30 AM
Room: S 305-314
Christopher Braden, MD, Div. of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Christopher R. Braden, M.D. Dr. Christopher Braden serves as the Deputy Director, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the CDC. Prior to this year, he was the Director of the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases. Previously, he served and the Associate Director for Science in the Division of Parasitic Diseases, and chief of outbreak response and surveillance in the Division of Foodborne, Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases. During his tenure, he has led multiple CDC responses to national and international outbreaks. Dr. Braden received his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, and his MD at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine then fellowship in infectious diseases at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston, MA. He is Board Certified in infectious diseases. He joined CDC as an EIS Officer in 1993 and served as a commissioned officer in the US Public Health Service for over 20 years. He is a member of the American Society for Microbiology and an associate editor for the Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Journal. He has authored over 70 peer reviewed publications and textbook chapters. His major areas of interest include molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases, infectious diseases surveillance and outbreak investigation and national programs in food safety.


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