What is the Preparedness Roundtable series?

Public Health Prepared (PHP), a program of the Michigan Center for Infectious Disease Threats and Pandemic Preparedness at the University of Michigan, and the Wayne State University Medical School Center for Emerging and Infectious Diseases (CEID) have partnered to offer a free webinar series, the Preparedness Roundtable series. 


The four-part series will focus on a range of issues concerning the role of public health in responding to infectious disease outbreaks and disasters. Topics such as climate change-induced disasters, public health disparities, and emerging and seasonal disease threats will be covered. 


Series Topics

Part One: Vaccine Hesitancy

Part Two: Mpox

Part Three: Infection Control: Candida auris (CME Available)*

Part Four: Vector Borne Disease: EEE

*The Wayne State University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Wayne State University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dr. Paul E. Kilgore has disclosures with Moderna, GSK, Janssen, and Pfizer as a researcher.
Dr. Trini Mathew has disclosures with Google and GE Healthcare.
All commercial relationships as defined by the ACCME have been mitigated.

our purpose

Both the WSU Center for Emerging and Infectious Diseases and the UM Public Health Prepared were created in the last year in response to the needs made evident by COVID-19. The Preparedness Roundtable series aims to provide a space for cross-sector education and engagement for those in public health, healthcare, and other related fields in order to build capacity and foster greater collaboration among those working in emergency preparedness.

Planning committee 

Public Health Prepared

  • Laura Power, MD, MPH
  • Phoebe Kulik, MPH, CHES
  • Dany Zemmel, MPH
  • Storee Harris-Stubblefield, MPH, CHW

Center for Infectious and Emerging Diseases

  • Matthew Seeger, PhD
  • Paul Kilgore, MD, MPH