Projects & Publications

Outbreak reporting and model practices

White AE, Smith KE, Booth H, Medus C, Tauxe RV, Gieraltowski L, Scallan Walter E. Hypothesis Generation during Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigations. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 Oct 1;190(10):2188-2197.

White A, Cronquist A, Bedrick EJ, Scallan E. Food Source Prediction of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Outbreaks Using Demographic and Outbreak Characteristics, United States, 1998-2014. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2016 Oct;13(10):527-534

Enteric disease mobile health project

An increasing caseload, along with the increased use of mobile phones, has made telephone-based case interviews more challenging to complete. The Colorado CoE developed and evaluated online surveys to supplement routine case investigations as part of the Enteric Disease Mobile Health Project.

White AE, Hewitson I, Sabourin KR, Jervis RH, Scallan Walter E. Using Online Surveys for Enteric Disease Case Investigations—A Pilot Project. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2021 Mar;18(3):189-191.


Impact of COVID-19 on enteric disease surveillance and investigation

Armistead I, Tran A, White AE, Wilson E, Scallan Walter EJ. Trends in outpatient medical-care seeking for acute gastroenteritis during the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2022. Online ahead of print.

One health projects

The Colorado CoE has developed and disseminated several surveys to evaluate  antimicrobial use and perceptions of antimicrobial resistance in veterinary medicine.

Taylor DD, Martin JN, Morley PS, Belk KE, White AE, Scallan Walter EJ. An assessment of veterinary prescription practices and factors influencing the usage of antimicrobial drugs in food animal production. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2020 Jul 1;257(1):87-96

Taylor DD, Martin JN, Scallan Walter EJ. Survey of companion animal veterinarians' antimicrobial drug prescription practices and awareness of antimicrobial drug use guidelines in the United States. Zoonoses Public Health. 2022 Jan 30. doi: 10.1111/zph.12915. Epub ahead of print.

Training and pedagogy

White A, Sabourin K, Scallan, E. The Foodborne Outbreak Challenge — Using experiential learning to foster interdisciplinary training among students on foodborne disease outbreak investigations. J Food Sci Educ. 2018; 17(2): 60-65

Emerging food safety issues

White AR, Van Tubbergen C, Raymes B, Contreras AE, Scallan Walter E. Cannabis-Infused Edible Products: Implications for Food Safety and Public Health Investigations. Am J Public Health. 2020 Jun;110(6):790-795

Economic cost of foodborne disease

Ahn JW, Walter ES, White AE, McQueen RB, Hoffmann S. Identifying sepsis from foodborne hospitalization: Incidence and hospitalization cost by pathogen. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Dec; Online ahead of print

Dhaliwal S, Hoffmann S, White A, Ahn JW, McQueen RB, Scallan Walter E. Cost of Hospitalizations for Leading Foodborne Pathogens in the United States: Identification by International Classification of Disease Coding and Variation by Pathogen. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2021 Nov;18(11):812-821.

Hoffmann S, Scallan Walter E. Acute Complications and Sequelae from Foodborne Infections: Informing Priorities for Cost of Foodborne Illness Estimates. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2020 Mar;17(3):172-177.

Burden of foodborne disease

Scallan Walter EJ, Griffin PM, Bruce BB, Hoekstra RM. Estimating the Number of Illnesses Caused by Agents Transmitted Commonly through Food: A Scoping Review. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2021 Sep 16.

Scallan Walter EJ, McLean HQ, Griffin PM. Hospital Discharge Data Under-Ascertain Enteric Bacterial Infections Among Children. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2020 Sep;17(9):530-532

Scallan Walter EJ, Crim SM, Bruce BB, Griffin PM. Incidence of Campylobacter-Associated Guillain-Barré Syndrome Estimated from Health Insurance Data. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2020 Jan;17(1):23-28

Scallan Walter EJ, Crim SM, Bruce BB, Griffin PM. Postinfectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome After Campylobacter Infection. Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 Oct;114(10):1649-1656

White AE, Ciampa N, Chen Y, Kirk M, Nesbitt A, Bruce BB, Walter ES. Characteristics of Campylobacter, Salmonella Infections and Acute Gastroenteritis in Older Adults in Australia, Canada, and the United States. 2019. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Oct 15;69(9):1545-1552

Scallan E, Griffin PM, McLean HQ, Mahon BE. Hospitalisations due to bacterial gastroenteritis: A comparison of surveillance and hospital discharge data. Epidemiol Infect. 2018 Jun;146(8):954-960.

Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence

Colorado School of Public Health

CU Anschutz

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13001 East 17th Place

Mail Stop B119

Aurora, CO 80045

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