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Shandy DearthShandy Dearth

Executive Director

Shandy joined ISDS in December of 2016. She is responsible for management of the staff and working with the board to see that the goals of the society are reached. Prior to ISDS, Shandy served four years as the Administrator of the Epidemiology Department at the Marion County Public Health Department in Indianapolis. There she worked with community partners in health informatics including syndromic surveillance, emergency preparedness, and infectious diseases. She was the Project Manager for the county's BioSense agreement and was the Principal Investigator on a refugee health surveillance agreement. Email.

Mark Krumm

Mark Krumm Director of Communications

Mark joined ISDS in the spring of 2016.  He is responsible for web and social communications and management and promotion of the ISDS Annual Conference. Prior to ISDS, he served as Director of Communications at Tufts University for eight years, and as president of a conference and meeting management firm specializing in large veterinary medical continuing education conferences. Email.



Emilie LambEmilie Lamb

Director of Informatics

Emilie joined ISDS in September of 2016. She is responsible for coordination and management of the NSSP Community of Practice Cooperative Agreement including supporting the NSSP-CoP Steering Committee. She is also overseeing the development of the ISDS Knowledge Repository to facilitate the development and exchange of syndromic surveillance resources. Prior to ISDS, Emilie spent 7 years with the NC Division of Public Health as a Public Health Informatician working on the NC Electronic Surveillance System (NCEDSS), onboarding hospitals for electronic laboratory reporting, and coordinating the NC DPH response to Meaningful Use. She received her MSPH in Microbiology and Emerging Infectious Diseases from George Washington University and her BS in Biology from Wake Forest University. Email.

Catherine TongCatherine Tong

Project Coordinator

Catherine (Cat) joined ISDS in February of 2016, starting as a part-time Program Assistant. While completing her MPH degree in Epidemiology and Global Health from Boston University's School of Public Health, she spearheaded an ISDS initiative to develop a research agenda for syndromic surveillance for her practicum project (https://www.surveillancerepository.org/practitioner-driven-research-agenda-syndromic-surveillance-0). Graduating May 2016, she has since switched to a full-time Program Coordinator position with ISDS. She is heavily involved with managing the various ISDS group and providing support for the NSSP and One Health Surveillance Communities of Practice. She is also responsible for handling web, email and social media communications. 

Cat received her BS in Biological Sciences (General) and Animal Science from Cornell University. Before joining ISDS, she worked as an Administrative/Research Assistant at Boston Medical Center within the Department of Family Medicine.


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Braintree, MA 02184
(617) 779 - 0880
Email: syndromic@syndromic.org


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