Investigating infectious disease outbreaks

Hannah Moore
Hannah Moore
Field Epidemiologist, UK Health Security Agency
MPH Public Health and International Development
2017
Hannah has been helping to coordinate the UK’s response to COVID-19.
Hannah Moore

I’m a field epidemiologist for the UK Health Security Agency (formerly Public Health England). I investigate infectious disease outbreaks and research diseases both in the UK and internationally. I’m part of the UK public health rapid support team, a deployable team of public health professionals that support disease outbreaks and public health incidents overseas.

I have worked in public health intelligence since graduating, and have been recently coordinating the UK’s response to COVID-19. My day to day work as a field epidemiologist now includes responding to disease outbreaks in the Yorkshire and Humber area, carrying out disease surveillance, and undertaking research projects to benefit the region.

During my course, I spent two weeks conducting fieldwork in Nepal and a 6-8 week research placement in South Africa. My masters gave me a good foundation in epidemiology and research and gave me the opportunity to collaborate with different stakeholders and work internationally, which is directly relevant to what I do now.

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