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Jesse C Bliss

  • MPH, Emergency Public Health Research Manager
  • Emergency Public Health Research Manager, Research Associate
  • University of Utah School of Medicine
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Research interests

one healthenvironmental healthinternational community developmentCBPRnative american healthdisaster preparednessemergency public healthcholeraepidemiologyinfectious disease

About

I currently serve as the Emergency Public Health Research Manager for the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Division of Public Health. My expertise is in Emergency Public Health, Environmental Health and International Community Development with over a decade of administration, leadership, project development, training development and delivery and graduate education experience. Before coming to the University of Utah, I served as an administrator and faculty member at the Loma Linda University School of Public Health. I served as an Assistant Professor for both the Department of Global Health and the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Health Geoinformatics Sciences for 10 years. I developed and taught graduate courses including Health Geoinformatics (GIS for public health) and Public Health Issues in Disasters, Psychosocial Models and Interventions among others and also led the development of a 27-unit graduate Certificate in Emergency Preparedness and Response. I also served as Assistant Dean for Public Health Practice for 2 years and as the Executive Director for the Office of Public Health Practice for 8 years. During my tenure, I served as PI for our HRSA funded Public Health Training Center (PHTC) for 8 years, spanning 3 consecutive funding cycles as well as served as PI and Director for a CDC funded Center for Public Health Preparedness (CPHP) and Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (PERRC) for 8 years. My focus while leading these centers was to develop targeted, specialized training programs and curricula to strengthen and build capacity of local, state, Tribal and international public health agencies and organizations. Through building upon existing practice and service relationships my team and I brought innovative and new approaches to the emerging and current emergency public health workforce, and supported the growth and development of resilient communities. We delivered training in the core competencies and essential services of public health, expanded into Tribal health, public health preparedness and environmental health. I also served as a trainer for the CDC’s Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) program and have developed and facilitated trainings and table top exercises for local health departments throughout region 9 as well as for international ministries of health along the Pacific Rim (Guam, Yap, CNMI and Palau), and for a 13-state environmental health professionals workshop. Altogether in my leadership positions in Public Health Practice and Workforce Development I have successfully managed a combined $1.3 million in annual Federal, State and local government grants and contracts inclusive of personnel management, program and project planning, budget and finance. The result of these activities, as demonstrated through our evaluation of training efficacy and engagement in community-based participatory research, effectively enhanced the efficacy, knowledge, skills and abilities of our target populations. I have also worked extensively with international Ministries of Health and environmental health programs around the globe. In 2010, I formed a Public Health Disaster Assessment and Response Team (PHDART) which I then led a deployment in response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti where my team and worked for 6 weeks in support of core public health services delivery at a displaced population camp of over 20,000 individuals. Again, in 2013, I led a team of emergency public health professionals to the Philippines in response to Typhoon Haiyan where we spent 3 weeks doing rapid assessments of core EH and other critical public health issues in close collaboration with international NGOs and the United Nations Health and WASH Clusters.

Groups

Co-authors (25)

  • Jennifer Dailey-Provost

Publications (5)

  • High prevalence of shigella or enteroinvasive Escherichia coli carriage among residents of an internally displaced persons camp in South Sudan

    • Bliss J
    • Bouhenia M
    • Hale P
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  • Disaster Preparedness Resource Allocation and Technical Support for Native American Tribes in California

    • Lawrence R
    • Adam A
    • Mann S
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  • The Road to Resilience: Insights on Training Community Coalitions in the Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience Project.

    • Cha B
    • Lawrence R
    • Bliss J
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  • Public health implications of animals in retail food outlets.

    • Dyjack D
    • Ho J
    • Lynes R
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  • Optimizing environmental health training outcomes: a case study of tribal and nontribal trainees.

    • Hess S
    • Dyjack D
    • Bliss J
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Professional experience

Emergency Public Health Research Manager, Research Associate

University of Utah School of Medicine

June 2015 - Present

Adjuct Professor Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Dine College - Shiprock

June 2005 - August 2005(2 months)

Education

PhD Public Health

University of Utah School of Medicine

January 2016 - Present

MPH International Health

Loma Linda University School of Public Health

September 2003 - June 2005(2 years)

B.A. Psychology

La Sierra University

September 1998 - June 2003(5 years)