Minnesota Department of Health
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Ruth Lynfield, MD is the State Epidemiologist and the Medical Director of the Minnesota Department of Health. She is the co-principal investigator of the Minnesota Emerging Infections Program. She has conducted infectious disease investigations and responses to outbreaks; she has also developed surveillance systems, and conducted public health research, evaluation and planning. Her research focuses on emerging infections, antimicrobial resistance and prevention of infectious diseases. Dr. Lynfield chairs the CDC Board of Scientific Counselors- Office of Infectious Diseases, and is President of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. She has served on the FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, and the National Vaccine Advisory Committee. She is also an associate editor for Red Book (Report of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Infectious Disease). Dr. Lynfield is Adjunct Professor of Medicine, and of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota.