Posted: April 16, 2020

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Epidemiologic Case Studies: Salmonella in the Caribbean


This online, freely available course was developed to improve the investigation, control and prevention of foodborne diseases at the local, state and national levels. The case study illustrates the role of surveillance data in outbreak investigations and the need for systematic evaluation of surveillance systems. Course content is intended for epidemiologists, sanitarians, public health nurses, disease investigators, health officers, physicians and other healthcare providers. The course duration is estimated to last 3-4 hours and participants will learn the steps that might be used to investigate and address a public health problem, be able to describe the epidemiology of infection with Salmonella and more.


Nancy Gathany, Centers for Disease Control; Jeanette Stehr-Green, Centers for Disease Control


Learner Audience

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


Medical Knowledge

Resource Type(s)

Educational Technology

Instructional Method(s)

Independent Learning
Case-Based Learning


Public Health, Population Health, Epidemiology, Surveillance, Case Study, Outbreak, Foodborne Illness