Training the next generation of emergency response leaders
CSTE LEAD: Leading Epidemiologists, Advancing Data
Today’s epidemiologists must be able to assert themselves in time of disasters, cutting through deterrents and using their science background to provide reliable information to the public through the media, medical care providers and political leaders.
CSTE will develop a platform to train and epidemiologists with leadership potential to provide them opportunities for an intensive training experience, additional mentorship, exposure to advocacy and public policy, and partnership across states, disciplines, and outside organizations.
Our objective is to provide training for high-functioning epidemiologists in areas they are not usually exposed to — major, fast-moving situations such a new strain influenza pandemics, responses to newly introduced emerging diseases such as COVID-19, West Nile Virus, Hantavirus, Ebola, wildfires, flooding or hurricanes in Haiti and Puerto Rico where large numbers of epidemiologists are needed to protect the population. While business schools train for crisis management, epidemiologists do not typically have this background. Epidemiology leaders need to develop these skills so they can effectively work with the public, news media, community health care providers, medical equipment and supplies vendors, laboratory scientists and political leaders.
CSTE LEAD Program
Enhance the applied epidemiology workforce with competency-based on-the-job leadership development training for mid-career applied epidemiologists.
Develop leaders for CSTE member-led activities.
Competency-based and objective-focused learning
Evidence-based approaches and theory-based leadership frameworks
CDC Quality Training Standards
Training Topics and Objectives
Becoming a Leader
Motivating a Team
Leading an Organization
Navigating Politics and Systems Change