Research – International Society for Disease Surveillance


Committee Chair: Judy Akkina, MPH, PhD, USDA, APHIS, VS, Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health

Co-Chair for Statistics/Analysis: Sylvia Halasz, PhD, MSc,

Co-Chair for Informatics: Mike Conway, PhD, University of California, San Diego

Co-Chair for Public Health/Epidemiology: Bill Storm, MPH, Ohio Department of Health

Board Liaison: Amy Ising, MS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Staff Liaison:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , ISDS


The Research Committee promotes research in advanced disease surveillance by hosting webinars on research topics of interest and informal literature review discussions. Past activities have included administration of technical contests to stimulate interest from other research disciplines and furnishing of reviewers and award judges for the Society’s annual conference.


Internship Clearinghouse

Literature Reviews

Research Committee Meetings

Award for Outstanding Research Articles in Biosurveillance

Award for Outstanding Student Abstract

Research Committee Survey Brief 2011 (pdf)