Benjamin Chan, MD, MPH, State Epidemiologist, NH Dept. of Health and Human Services
Dr. Chan is the State Epidemiologist for the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services. He is board certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in public health and preventive medicine, and by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the specialties of Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and subsequently obtained his MPH degree through The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. In 2014, he transitioned from practicing clinical medicine to work as the State Epidemiologist for NH and has been actively involved in responding to emerging infectious disease threats such as Ebola and Zika.
Lori Johnson, Vaccine Quality Specialist, NH Dept. of Health and Human Services, Immunization Section
Lori has worked for the State of New Hampshire, Immunization Program for 14 years. In Lori’s role as the Vaccine Quality Specialist, she conducts Vaccine for Children compliance visits and is the main point of contact for providing assistance in proper storage and handling of federal and state supplied vaccine.
Lena Boulanger, MBA, Vaccine Accountability Coordinator, NH Dept. of Health and Human Services, Immunization Section
Lena is the Vaccine Accountability Coordinator for the New Hampshire Immunization Program managing vaccine purchase, distribution and accountability for over 450k vaccines annually and manages the annual purchasing budget of $26 million. Lena has worked for the State of New Hampshire for twelve years and joined the NHIP nine years ago. Lena earned a BS in Business Administration from Granite State College and an MBA in Health Care Management at Southern NH University.
JoEllen Wolicki, BSN, RN, Nurse Educator, Centers for Disease Control
JoEllen Wolicki travels throughout the United States to educate healthcare providers on immunization. Before joining CDC in 2010, she served for 14 years as a Nurse Consultant with the Michigan Department of Community Health Division of Immunization. Ms. Wolicki serves as a committee member of several work groups for the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), contributes to the Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases textbook (the Pink Book), and works on many immunization training and educational materials and programs. Ms. Wolicki holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Detroit/Mercy.
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Elizabeth A. Talbot, MD, Associate Professor of Infectious Disease and International Health, Dartmouth College, and Deputy State Epidemiologist, NH Dept. of Health and Human Services
Dr. Talbot is an infectious diseases- and tropical medicine-trained internist, who has had extensive experience in international and domestic disease control through outbreak investigation, clinical projects, research, and consultation. She trained at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical
Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, and with the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, stationed in Botswana five years with the International Activities of the Division of TB Elimination.
She is currently an Associate Professor at the Geisel Medical School at Dartmouth, and is the Deputy State Epidemiologist for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. She works in global disease control activities, especially in Tanzania, Haiti, Swaziland, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dr. Talbot also responded to the West African Ebola epidemic as Training Coordinator for the International Medical Corps. Dr. Talbot has participated in the writing of state, national and international disease control guidelines, and has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications on tuberculosis, outbreak investigation and disease control.