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The Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Applied Studies (IDEAS) Initiative and the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health (IIGH) invite you to a hybrid seminar featuring Dr. Tom Chiller, Chief of Mycotic Diseases Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in conversation with junior scholars of the USC Creative Media and Behavioral Health Center moderated by Professor Marientina Gotsis of USC School of Cinematic Arts.   


Dr. Chiller received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and his medical and public health degrees from Tulane University. He completed a residency in internal medicine at University of Texas, Southwestern and then worked for a year at UT Southwestern as an attending physician in HIV medicine. He completed a fellowship in infectious diseases and mycotics at Stanford University and then traveled to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to train in infectious disease epidemiology as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer. He has been at CDC for about 23 years and is currently a medical epidemiologist and the Chief of the Mycotic Diseases Branch. He also served as the Associate Director at Global Programs Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases until recently. 


Ms. Marientina Gotsis is a Professor of Cinema Practice at the Interactive Media & Games at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. She has a broad background in arts, design, and engineering with a special interest in interactive entertainment applications for health, happiness, and rehabilitation. She is co-founder and director of the Creative Media & Behavioral Health Center (CMBHC), an organized research unit between the School of Cinematic Arts and the Keck School of Medicine. CMBHC designs, develops, and evaluates entertainment applications at the intersection of behavioral science, medicine, and public health. Gotsis and her teams have developed interactive experiences and products to help increase literacy and public awareness, change behavior, and improve assessment and treatment techniques. 


Register for ZOOM link: October 3 IDEAS Initiative Seminar Registration Link 

Please fill out if attending in-person: https://forms.gle/P67s9swjAZLWB9nr7 

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