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IU experts available to comment on safety tips for Halloween

October 27, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS -- Halloween is almost here, and with the excitement of the upcoming holiday also comes the need to take extra precautions as Indiana's novel coronavirus cases continue to rise across the state. Andrea Janota, the interim director of the Center for Public Health Practice at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI, can explain public health risks surrounding this Halloween and offer tips on how to celebrate safely, including how to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission when trick-or-treating. For more information, contact Andrea Zeek at 317-985-6004 or

Andrea Janota

Public health practice, epidemiology, infectious diseases, opioid crisis, substance use disorder, incarceration and health, Project ECHO.



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Andrea D. Janota is the interim director of the IUPUI ECHO Center and Center for Public Health Practice at the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. Using the Project ECHO model, Janota develops educational programs addressing the most pressing medical and public health needs in Indiana. She manages projects such as the Hepatitis C, LGBTQ+, HIV, COVID-19 Response, and Indiana Peer Education Program ECHOs. She is also an adjunct faculty member with the Department of Epidemiology and a registered yoga instructor. (more)

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