SETC President-Elect

SETC President-Elect:
Jason Cummins, MPH

Being a member of this section is an exciting opportunity to have the voices of epidemiologists heard in NTCA and other forums. — Jason Cummins

Jason has been with the Tennessee Department of Health TB Elimination Program since 2008. In his current job, he serves as both Senior Epidemiologist and Program Manager and is designated as the Evaluation Focal Point and Genotyping Coordinator for the program. Serving in these roles has allowed him to expand his skill set and become more knowledgeable about all the components of a TB program. From 2004-2007, Jason worked as the Epidemiology Surveillance Coordinator at the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas Heath Department where he performed surveillance activities for all reportable diseases.

Jason received a Bachelor of Science degree with a dual major in biology and chemistry from Western Kentucky University in 2000 and his Master’s of Public Health degree from Western Kentucky University in 2003. He has co-authored TB-related journal articles on delays in completion of treatment and risk factors for recurrent TB in low-incidence settings.

Jason’s areas of interest within TB and epidemiology include surveillance, genotyping, and program evaluation. He has previously served as chair and co-chair of the Tuberculosis Program Evaluation Network (TB PEN) and currently serves as medium-incidence state representative with the same group(2013-present), is a member of the CDC’s RVCT Quality Assurance Group (2012-present, , and is a member of CDC’s Outbreak Detection Workgroup for TB (2011-present).