Panelist: Barbara Mahon, MD, MPH
Episodes in which Barbara Mahon, MD, MPH appears
Deputy Chief, Enteric Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Mahon is deputy chief of the Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She is a pediatrician and epidemiologist who trained as a “disease detective” in CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS). The Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch is responsible for national surveillance for enteric diseases; its mission is to protect people from enteric diseases. It conducts epidemiologic studies of the burden, trends, and food sources of foodborne diseases caused by Salmonella, Campylobacter, Listeria, and Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, among other pathogens, and it conducts investigation of outbreaks of listeriosis, vibriosis, botulism, and other enteric illnesses.