Kathleen Gensheimer

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Dr. Gensheimer serves as a Medical Officer with the Epidemiology Branch in the Division of Public Health Informatics and Analytics, Office and Analytics and Outreach (OAO), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She provides authoritative medical and epidemiological advice, guidance, assistance, interpretation, and recommendations regarding food safety, as well as working to promote collaboration with multiple partners from within and outside of FDA, including laboratory, public health, agriculture, and regulatory partners at the state and local level. In addition to serving on the Advisory Board of the One Health Initiative and the Editorial Advisory Board of Infectious Disease News, Dr. Gensheimer is an Associate Editor for Emerging Infectious Diseases. Dr. Gensheimer previously served for 5 years in the FDA Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine (OFVM) as Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network (CORE), where she oversaw foodborne outbreak investigations, and for 28 years as State Epidemiologist in Maine, where much of her work involved surveillance, response, and prevention of foodborne-related issues of public health concern.