Research & Publications
Mr. Meek is the associate director of the Yale office of the Connecticut Emerging Infections Program, a joint effort between the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, the Yale School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. This CDC-funded program is one of ten programs nationwide that seek to assess, through population-based surveillance, the public health impact of emerging infectious diseases and to evaluate methods for their prevention and control in the community (http://www.cdc.gov/ncpdcid/deiss/eip/index.html).
In the EIP, Mr. Meek has overseen the establishment and maintenance of regional and statewide population-based surveillance systems for multiple emerging infections (foodborne disease, tickborne disease, liver disease, HPV disease, fungal disease, respiratory disease) and, based on surveillance findings, implemented research studies (case-control, cohort, vaccine effectiveness) to identify risk factors and evaluate prevention programs. The Yale office of the Connecticut EIP has provided training in surveillance and applied public health to over 200 MPH/doctoral students through internships, practicum experiences and thesis projects.
Education & Training
- MPHUniversity of Connecticut (2000)