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Episode 8: Public Health Perspective: On the Front Lines of the CDC (featuring Travelle Mason)

What happens behind the scenes at the CDC and how do all these skilled professionals work to continuously protect the public?
From tracking and monitoring disease outbreaks to developing and implementing public health policies, the CDC plays a vital role in safeguarding the nation’s health. In today’s interview, we will take a closer look at what happens at the CDC and explore the important ways in which they work to protect us all.

Co-host, Stephanie Whitehead, interviews Travelle Mason as he shares insights on how public health professionals respond to emergencies such as outbreaks, natural disasters, and pandemics. From MLS to a Global Health professional, tune in as Travelle discusses the coordination efforts between local, state, and federal agencies, as well as the importance of preparedness and response planning in safeguarding public health.

Join us as we delve into the world of lab science at the CDC, exploring the vital role it plays in protecting public health!

Special Guest Bio:
Travelle Mason, MPH (LCDR, USPHS) is a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service, and a Senior Public Health Advisor on the Global Health Security Team in the Office of the Associate Director of Global Health Security, Global Health Center. In his current position, Travelle works to improve collaboration and coordination between interagency partners (USAID and DTRA), and across the Centers, Institutes, Offices, and Divisions within CDC. His work drives progress on strategic objectives for achieving global health security country capacity targets and aims to identify and overcome implementation challenges for achieving those objectives. Travelle started his career with the U.S. government as a Lead Medical Laboratory Scientist with the Indian Health Service (IHS), serving the San Carlos Apache Tribe in Arizona. Following his time with IHS, Travelle became a Lead Investigator/Regulatory Officer with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) where he conducted foodborne illness outbreak investigations and surveillance based on onsite inspections of high-complexity food facilities of multinational corporations, both domestic and foreign. More recently, Travelle served as a Regulatory Health Project Manager within the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products where his primary role was managing the scientific reviews of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) to ensure they met the statutory requirement of being “appropriate for the protection of public health”, before being legally marketed.

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Email: tmason33559@gmail.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/travellemason/

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