Solve the Outbreak

Talk about making public health accessible. The CDC released a new iPad app called solve the outbreak. It is a game where players are given an outbreak and then clues and they have to decide what to figure out what caused the outbreak and how to stop it.

The outbreak I just solved was a large number of college students becoming ill with vomiting and diarrhea. I traced the outbreak to a common dining hall and then determined that the sandwich line in the dining hall was the common food eaten. Turns out one of the food workers had norovirus.

Check it out yourself!

What a great way to show people one way public health helps us out.


Welcome to my new blog, Accessible Public Health!

Some of you have been following me for a while at my previous blog ( through the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Those of you who haven’t, feel free to head over there and click through the archives to get an idea of what I’ve been doing for the past 2 years.

I’ve moved to a new blog primarly because I graduated! I’m no longer an MPH student with the College of Public Health. I am now Lisa Wehr, MPH. I still forget it quite frequently.

Also, my career is preparing to move in a new direction. I have been accepted to medical school and will be starting in the fall. I am not sure where I will be attending yet, but wherever I am I plan to bring my public health knowledge and skills with me.