Thomas Duszynski is a clinical assistant professor, director of epidemiology education and director of the Master of Public Health Program for the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. He has worked in public health for more than 20 years and started his career as an environmental inspector for a local health department.
He has worked for several local health departments, including serving as environmental supervisor overseeing a wastewater division, environmental program and water quality laboratory. He has served as a field epidemiologist for the Indiana State Department of Health. He was named director of field epidemiology program in 2005 and promoted to director of investigation and surveillance in 2010. He has also served since 2007 as the team lead for the Leadership at All Levels course as co-author and teacher of the program.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from St. Meinrad College, a Master of Public Health in epidemiology from Indiana University School of Medicine, and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. He is a graduate of the National Public Health Leadership Institute and was also named to Delta Omega, National Honor Society for Public Health in 2011, and served as the Indiana State Department of Health agency Incident Commander in emergencies.
Areas of Expertise
Public health, epidemiology, infectious disease, COVID-19, influenza.