Posted: April 3, 2020

Principles of Disaster Preparedness & Infectious Disease Outbreaks


This roughly 9-hour course has been designed to help the learner understand infectious disease outbreaks and control. While it was crafted in response to (and during) the COVID-19 pandemic, it does not contain COVID-19 specific lectures, as all lectures predate this pandemic, dating from 2015-2019. The course is a free educational resource and does not have CME.


Kristina Krohn, M.D., University of Minnesota
Sharmila Shetty, M.D., Centers for Disease Control
Dziwe Ntaba, M.D., University of Minnesota
Arnold Vang, DrPH, Centers for Disease Control
Elizabeth Rogers, M.D., University of Minnesota
Cyrus Shahpar, M.D., Centers for Disease Control 
Gregory Armstrong, M.D., Centers for Disease Control 
Basia Tomczyk, DrPH, Centers for Disease Control 
Shailey Prasad, M.D., University of Minnesota 
Dominic Travis, DVM, University of Minnesota 
Raj Mody, M.D., Centers for Disease Control 
Michael Osterholm, PhD, University of Minnesota


Learner Audience

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME), Graduate Medical Education (GME), Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD)


Medical Knowledge

Resource Type(s)

Distance Learning - Asynchronous

Instructional Method(s)



Infectious Disease, Pandemic, Outbreaks, Humanitarian Emergencies, Humanitarian Crises, Disaster Preparedness, Quarantine