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Public Health Status Update for 07/12/2024

Marin County Public Health Status Update for July 12, 2024, includes Covid Summer Swell; Avian Flu; HeatRisk – HealReadyCA; Spare the Air; Foster Care Opportunities; and COVID-19 Data Update

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Research and Publications

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Marin County Public Health actively contributes to research to advance public health practice and benefit our community. This work often describes local initiatives that may be beneficial to spread more widely. Peer reviewed articles and presentations authored by Marin Public Health staff over the past three years can be viewed here. 

Note: Author list includes the first author on the article/presentation as well as a listing of all Marin County Public Health staff who are listed as co-authors. Authors who were with Marin County at the time of the work but are no longer affiliated are also listed.

Publications

1 Assessment of salivary cadmium levels and breast density in the Marin Women's Study. Authors: George et al, including Matthew Willis, Rochelle Ereman, and Lee Ann Prebil. Journal: Cancer Med. 2024 Feb 1;13(2):e6973.   Full Paper
2 Life Expectancy and Causes of Premature Death by Subgroup for Community-Based Action in Marin County, California, 2017-2021 Authors: Soriano et al, including Jasmine Soriano, Lee Ann Prebil, Haylea Hannah, Pooja Mhatre, Lisa Santora, and Matthew Willis Journal: Cureus 15(12): e51300. (December 29, 2023)   Full Paper
3 Borrelia miyamotoi infection in immunocompromised man, California, USA, 2021
Authors: Rubio et al, including Shanna Cronan
Journal: Emerg Infect Dis. 2023 May.
  Full Paper
4 COVID-19 Vaccine Perceptions Survey for Real-Time Vaccine Outreach in Marin County, California
Authors: Soriano et al, including Jasmine Soriano, Haylea Hannah, Karina Arambula, Rochelle Ereman, and Matthew Willis
Journal: Cureus 15(3): e36583. (March 23, 2023)
  Full Paper
5 Lessons From the Field: Rapid Antigen Testing Is Efficient and Practical for Mitigation of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities
Authors: Miller et al, including Lael Duncan, Lindsey Termini, Lee Ann Prebil, Stephen McCurdy
Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 10, Issue 2, February 2023
  Full Paper
6 Using Cross-Cultural Collaboration to Establish a Working Coalition for An Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Program
Authors: Thompkins et al, including Randi Lachter and Pooja Mhatre
Journal: J Humanist Psychol. 2023 Feb 16:00221678221140625
  Full Paper
7 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 and Respiratory Virus Sentinel Surveillance, California, USA, May 10, 2020-June 12, 2021
Authors: Cooksey et al, including Tracy Lam-Hine, and Alana McGrath
Emerg Infect Dis. 2022 Jan;28(1):9-19. doi: 10.3201/eid2801.211682
  Full Paper
8 Emergency Medical Service Utilization and Response Following COVID-19 Emergency and Stay-at-Home Policies: An Interrupted Time-Series Analysis
Authors: O'Connor et al, including Haylea Hannah, Troy Peterson, Dustin Ballard, Rochelle Ereman, and Matthew Willis
Journal: Cureus. 2021 Nov 21;13(11):e19794
  Full Paper
9 Phased Return of Students to 77 Transitional Kindergarten-8th Grade Schools With Cohesive Mitigation Strategies Serving as Protective Factors Against the Increase of COVID-19 Cases in Marin County: September 2020-January 2021
Authors: Paff et al, including Rochelle Ereman, Lisa Santora, Bethany Dominik, Alana McGrath, Jasmine Soriano, Karina Arambula, Charis Baz, and Matthew Willis
Journal: Cureus. 2021 Nov 22;13(11):e19821
  Full Paper
10 Outbreak Associated with SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant in an Elementary School - Marin County, California, May-June 2021
Authors: Lam-Hine et al, including Tracy Lam-Hine, Stephen McCurdy, Lisa Santora, Lael Duncan, and Matthew Willis
Journal: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Sep 3;70(35):1214-1219
  Full Paper
11 COVID-19 Contact Tracing Assessment Team. COVID-19 Case Investigation and Contact Tracing in the US, 2020
Authors: Lash et al, including Matthew Willis, Alana McGrath, and Stephen McCurdy
Journal: JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jun 1;4(6):e2115850. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.15850.
  Full Paper
12 Crisis Decision-Making at the Speed of COVID-19: Field Report on Issuing the First Regional Shelter-in-Place Orders in the United States.
Authors: Aragón et al, including Matthew Willis.
Journal: J Public Health Manag Pract. 2021 Jan/Feb;27 Suppl 1, COVID-19 and Public Health: Looking Back, Moving Forward:S19-S28
  Full Paper
13 Genomic surveillance reveals multiple introductions of SARS-CoV-2 into Northern California.
Authors: Deng et al, including Matthew Willis
Journal: Science. 2020 Jul 31;369(6503):582-587
  Full Paper

 

 

Conference Presentations & White Papers

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Wastewater-Based Epidemiology for Preventing Overdoses through Timely, Evidence-Based Community Action and Treatment: A Pilot & Feasibility Project Authors: Haylea Hannah, Lee Ann Prebil, Priyanka Thatipamala, Alex Buben, Ou Suk Kwon, Anita Renzetti, Matthew Willis

Forum: CSTE 2024 Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 9-13, 2024

  Abstract
2

Enhancing nonfatal overdose surveillance using Emergency Medical Services records: A comparison of 2022 CSTE guidance and a local probabilistic algorithm Authors: Haylea Hannah, Ou Suk Andrew Kwon, Lee Ann Prebil, Troy Peterson, Dustin Ballard, Jocelyn Chung, Kiley Doherty, Matthew Willis

Forum: CSTE 2024 Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 9-13, 2024

  Abstract
3

Establishing an EMS-Based Surveillance System for E-bike Injuries Authors: Ou Suk (Andrew) Kwon, Jocelyn Chung, Troy Peterson, Lee Ann Prebil, Matt Willis Presenter: Jocelyn Chung

Forum: CSTE 2024 Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 9-13, 2024

  Abstract
4

Improving Cause of Death Reporting in Marin County: 2020-2023-Examination of Ill-Defined ICD-10 Codes Authors: Rion Campbell, Lee Ann Prebil, Jasmine Soriano, Matt Willis

Forum: CSTE 2024 Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 9-13, 2024

  Abstract
5

Sea Level Rise Vulnerability in Marin County, California Authors: Jocelyn Chung, Andrew Kwon, Lee Ann Prebil, Matthew Willis Presenter: Jocelyn Chung

Forum: CSTE Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 11, 2024

  Abstract
6

Evolving Relationship Between Wastewater Levels of SARS-CoV2 and COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Marin County, California Authors: Kiley Doherty, Haylea Hannah, and Lee Ann Prebil Presenter: Haylea Hannah

Forum: CSTE 2024 Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 9-13, 2024

  Abstract
7

WePrOTECT: Wastewater-Based Epidemiology for the Prevention of Overdoses Through Timely Evidence-Based Community Action and Treatment Authors: Haylea Hannah, Priyanka Thatipamala, Alex Buben, Luis Dominguez, Karina Arambula, Lee Ann Prebil, Anita Renzetti, Kathy Koblick, Cat Condon, Matt Willis Presenter: Priyanka Thatipamala

Forum: ACPM Annual Conference, Preventive Medicine 2024, April 18-21, 2024

  Abstract
8 WePrOTECT: Wastewater-based Epidemiology for the Prevention of Overdoses through Timely Evidence-based Community action & Treatment - Marin County, California Authors: Haylea Hannah, Alex Buben, Priyanka Thatipamala, Luis Dominguez, Karina Arambula, Lee Ann Prebil, Anita Renzetti, Kathy Koblick, Cat Condon, Matt Willis   Abstract
9

Language Barriers in the Pre-hospital Environment:  Prevalence, Pitfalls and Problem-Solving
Authors: Dustin W Ballard
Forum:  NAEMSP 2024 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX

  Abstract
10

Using Community-level Life Expectancy to Guide Health Equity Strategies: Marin County, CA

Authors: Jasmine Soriano, Lee Ann Prebil, Haylea Hannah, Pooja Mhatre, Matthew Willis, Lisa Santora

  Abstract
11

Recommendations from an evaluation assessing collaboration between community-based organizations working to address public health emergencies - Marin County, CA

Authors: Luis Dominguez, Pooja Mhatre, Randi Lachter, LeeAnn Prebil, Matthew Willis, Lisa Santora

  Abstract
12 Gathering Data From Underrepresented Communities Requires Tailored Outreach: Lessons Learned From An Equity-Based Community Assessment of COVID-19 Response in Marin County, CA

Authors: Karina Arambula, Pooja Mhatre, Ou Suk (Andrew) Kwon, Randi Lachter, Julia Dorman, Sheana Nieh, Cicily Emerson, Matthew Willis
  Abstract
13 “Hearing from Households:” Assessing the Community Experience of Local COVID-19 Response, Marin County, CA

Authors: Karina Arambula, Pooja Mhatre, Ou Suk (Andrew) Kwon, Lee Ann Prebil, Matthew Willis
  Abstract
14 Using EMS and Publicly Available Data to Track the Health Impact of Extreme Climate Events

Authors: Maura Nakahata, Haylea Hannah, Ou Suk (Andrew) Kwon

Forum: CSTE Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, June 25-29, 2023
  Abstract
15 Comparing Trends of Fatal and Non-Fatal Drug Overdoses in Marin County, California, Mid-2018–2021

Authors: Ou Suk (Andrew) Kwon, Jasmine Soriano, Maura Nakahata, Lee Ann Prebil, Matthew Willis

Forum: CSTE Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, June 25-29, 2023
  Abstract
16 Local Data for Local Action: A community team approach for mobile vaccination units
Authors: Jasmine Soriano, Lee Ann Prebil, and Matthew Willis
Forum: EpiMonitor. Perspective. March, 2023
  Abstract
17 Trends in Alcohol-Attributable Deaths During the First Two Years of the COVID-19 .

Authors: Maura Nakahata, Haylea Hannah, Karina Arambula, and Matthew Willis

Forum: APHA Annual Conference. Boston, MA. November 6-9, 2022
  Abstract
18 "You're not treated like a person, you're a number": Experiences with stigma and policy preferences among people with an opioid use disorder who were incarcerated

Authors: Hannah et al, including Haylea Hannah and Matthew Willis

Forum: APHA Annual Conference. Boston, MA. November 6-9, 2022.
  Abstract
19 Use of surveillance data to shape an equity focused, community-based response to COVID-19 in Marin County, CA.
Authors: Pooja Mhatre, Randi Lachter, Lee Ann Prebil, Dawn Weathersby, Lindsey Termini, Cicily Emerson, Lisa Santora, and Matthew Willis ​​
Forum: APHA Annual Conference. Boston, MA. November 6-9, 2022
  Abstract
20 Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Substance Use in California: An Analysis of 2019-2020 California Health Interview Survey Data
Authors: Marise Thadani, Pooja Mhatre, Ou Suk (Andrew) Kwon, and Matthew Willis
Forum: CSTE Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 19-23, 2022
  Abstract
21 Surveillance infrastructure and epidemiologic capacity building among Epidemiologists during a pandemic in Marin County, California
Authors: Haylea Hannah, Pooja Mhatre, Lee Ann Prebil, Bethany Dominik, Maura Nakahata, Alana McGrath, Dana Armanino, Jasmine Soriano, Karina Arambula, Tracy Lam-Hine, Ou Suk (Andrew) Kwon, Lisa Santora, Matthew Willis, and Rochelle Ereman
Forum: CSTE Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 19-23, 2022.
  Abstract
22 Natural vs. Acquired Immunity and COVID-19 Infectivity in a Highly Vaccinated community: Marin County, California
Authors: Pooja Mhatre, Bethany Dominik, Haylea Hannah, Lee Ann Prebil, Rochelle Ereman, and Matthew Willis.
Forum: CSTE Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 19-23, 2022
  Abstract
23 Deaths Uncounted: Using Local Data to Act on Unneccessary Tragedy
Authors: Jasmine Soriano, Maura Nakahata, and Charis Baz.
Forum: NHCHC. White Paper.
  Abstract
24 Disparities in Mortality Among People Experiencing Homelessness, Marin County, CA (2018-2021)

Authors: Maura Nakahata, Jasmine Soriano, Charis Baz, Rochelle Ereman, and Matthew Willis

Forum: CSTE Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 19-23, 2022.
  Abstract
25 Assessing the Impact of Equity-focused COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution on Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in Marin County, CA
Authors: Ou Suk (Andrew) Kwon, Lee Ann Prebil, Rochelle Ereman, and Matthew Willis
Forum: CSTE Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 19-23, 2022.
  Abstract
26 COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Differs by Racial and Ethnic Subgroups in Marin County, California

Authors: Jasmine Soriano, Karina Arambula, Hannah Hannah, Rochelle Ereman, Matthew Willis, and Tyler Evans

Forum: APHA Annual Meeting. October 24-27, 2021. Denver and Online.
  Abstract
27 Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Mortality in Marin County, CA

Authors: Alana McGrath, Tracy Lam-Hine, Bethany Dominik, and Stephen McCurdy

Forum:. APHA Annual Meeting. October 24-27, 2021. Denver and Online.
  Abstract
28 Characteristics of Emergency Medical Services Suspect Overdose Responses Associated With Opioids, Methamphetamine, Alcohol, or Polysubstances in Marin County, California

Authors: Karina Arambula, Haylea Hannah, Andrew Patton, Bethany Dominik, Matthew Willis, and Rochelle Ereman

Forum: APHA Annual Conference. October 19-28, 2020. Online.
  Abstract
29 Assessing the impact of a public safety power shutoff on emergency department visits in Marin County, California
Authors: Alana McGrath, Haylea Hannah, Karina Arambula, Bethany Dominik, Matthew Willis, and Rochelle Ereman
Forum: APHA Annual Conference. October 19-28, 2020. Online.
  Abstract
30 Utilization of emergency medical services during an extended public safety power shutoff in Marin County, California – October 27-29, 2019

Authors: Haylea Hannah, Alana McGrath, Troy Peterson, Karina Arambula, Dustin Ballard, Rochelle Ereman, and Matthew Willis

Forum: APHA Annual Conference. October 19-28, 2020. Online.
  Abstract