Paul C. Erwin, MD, is a Professor and the Department Head for the Department of Public Health. Dr. Erwin joined the faculty at UT in 2007 to establish a Center for Public Health, which served as the springboard for establishing a Department of Public Health in 2010. Before joining the University of Tennessee, Dr. Erwin worked with the Tennessee Department of Health for 16 years, with the last 12 years spent as Director of the East Tennessee Regional Health Office. During that time Dr. Erwin focused extensively on community-based health assessment and planning, engaging local County Health Councils, faculty, and students at the University of Tennessee. He was a member (and later Chair) of the national work group which produced MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships), including the Local Tool of the National Public Health Performance Standards Program.
He will speak to us about the trendiest of all diseases, Ebola.