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Aileen Kitching - President of the EPIET Alumni Network (EAN)Aileen is a consultant in Public Health Medicine in the Health Service Executive in Ireland, where her portfolio includes HIV/STIs, health inequalities and health information for health service planning. Having a background in clinical medicine (hospital & general practice in Ireland, Scotland and Australia; Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)in Liberia), she undertook the EPIET Programme (2007-2009) at the Health Protection Agency (HPA) in London. During 2009-2015, Aileen completed her specialisation in public health medicine with a main focus on communicable disease control (surveillance and outbreak response) at the local, regional and national level in the UK (at HPA/Public Health England). Internationally, she has worked in the Outbreak Response Unit at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in South Africa, and as a consultant with WHO in the Philippines (Typhoon Haiyan, 2014) and Sierra Leone (Ebola response, 2015). She was elected President of the Board of the EPIET Alumni Network (EAN) in 2015.
Fehminaz Temel - Public Health Institute, TurkeyFehminaz is a medical doctor, epidemiologist and public health specialist, working as head of the Field Epidemiology Unit and director of the Turkish Field Epidemiology Training Programme in the Public Health Institute of Turkey. She is a member of TEPHINET (Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network) Europe.
Osamah Hamouda - Robert Koch Institute, GermanyOsamah Hamouda MD, MPH is head of the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Robert Koch Institute, the national public health institute in Germany. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Hamouda was deputy head of the department from 2003 and head of the HIV/AIDS, STI and Bloodborne Infections Unit since 1995. He studied medicine at the Free University, Berlin and completed his postgraduate training in public health also in Berlin. He has worked in prevention, surveillance and epidemiology since 1987 and has lead numerous surveillance and research projects in the field.
Marion Muehlen - ECDCMarion currently heads the EPIET programme in the Public Health Training section at ECDC. After training and working as a medical doctor in Brazil, Marion moved to Germany to specialize in occupational health. She then moved on to clinical pharmacology, where she worked for 15 years in clinical trials. Drug trials for neglected diseases sparked her interest in epidemiology and public health, leading her to complete a masters degree in tropical medicine and international health, and later the EPIET programme as an FETP fellow at the Robert Koch Institute. After becoming an EPIET fellow, Marion received a two-year Marie Curie fellowship to help develop mathematical models of infectious disease transmission in the Theoretical Epidemiology group at the Gulbenkian Institute of Science in Portugal. Following these two years, Marion joined the EPIET Scientific Coordinator team in 2008, first based at the Robert Koch Institute, Germany, and later at Public Health England in Colindale, UK. She joined ECDC in 2010 as an EPIET coordinator based in Stockholm, and has been appointed acting Head of EPIET since April 2015.
João André Nogueira Custódio Carriço – Medical University of Lisbon, PortugalJoão is currently working as a Researcher in the Molecular Microbiology and Infection Unit at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, and teaches at the Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon. He studied Applied Chemistry, Biotechnology and did his PhD on Microbial typing and data analysis methodologies. João’s research interests are in Bioinformatics and the development of novel analysis and visualization methodologies with special focus on microbiology, molecular epidemiology and microbial typing methods.