Shandy Dearth has spent most of her career focusing on infectious disease surveillance, emergency preparedness planning and response, and public health informatics. Before joining the Fairbanks School of Public Health, she was the director of an international public health association that brought together public health practitioners and public health researchers who focused on health data surveillance projects.
Prior to her work with the nonprofit, Dearth was the administrator in the epidemiology department of a local health department. She is currently a member of her community’s park advisory council and is a proponent of advocating for more public health resources in Indiana.
Areas of Expertise
Epidemiology, infectious diseases, infectious disease surveillance, emergency preparedness planning and response, public health informatics.