Fall Seminar Series: Drought and Public Health

Dr. Sherry Burrer
Dr. Sherry Burrer

Dr. Sherry Burrer of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will present "Drought and Public Health" at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in Hardin Hall Auditorium as part of the SNR Fall Seminar Series. Refreshments will be provided.

Drought is a common phenomenon in the United States and poses a serious public health threat to our communities. Drought can be a slow evolving event and its many direct and indirect impacts on behavioral and physical health can be easily overlooked. Awareness and education on drought-related public health issues is key to making sure that drought in the United States is not the forgotten disaster in public health.

Burrer received her doctorate of veterinary medicine and master of public health degrees from the Ohio State University, and she is board certified in veterinary preventive medicine. She was part of the Epidemic Intelligence Service class of 2008 and during that time was assigned to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. Additionally, in 2011, she completed the CDC Preventive Medicine Fellowship at the Emergency Preparedness and Response Office of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. She currently works at CDC on the Disaster Epidemiology and Response Team at the National Center for Environmental Health.

Can’t make it? Watch it live streamed here: http://go.unl.edu/SNRstreaming

More details at: http://snr.unl.edu/aboutus/when/seminarsingle.asp?sid=224