Presentation:††† Who's Missing From The Table?Building Partnerships with the Medical Community in Foodborne Illness Surveillance

Speakers:††††††††††† Diana Wilson, REHS/RS; and Kimberly Hernandez, MPH

Diana Wilson supervises Kern County Environmental Health Divisionís Food Program staff.She is responsible for implementation of new and existing regulations as well as community education and outreach. She serves as the Divisionís Principal Investigator for a Food and Drug Administration grant to enhance foodborne illness surveillance. Diana earned a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and Biology from California State University, Bakersfield. She completed the Center for Disease Controlís National Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute, Cohort IV.


Kimberly Hernandez is an epidemiologist for the Kern County Public Health Services Department where she analyzes disease trends, investigates outbreaks, and provides technical assistance on multiple grants.Kimberly earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychobiology from UCLA and her Masters of Public Health with a Concentration in Biostatistics from Drexel University in Philadelphia.