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Infectious Disease Threats and Opportunities for Prevention

Silk, Benjamin J., PhD, MPH

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: November/December 2018 - Volume 24 - Issue 6 - p 503–505
doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000910

Correspondence: Benjamin J. Silk, PhD, MPH (

Dr. Silk's areas of focus include genomic epidemiology, public health surveillance, and outbreak investigations for prevention and control of tuberculosis and invasive bacterial pathogens. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. He also leads molecular epidemiology activities in CDC's Division of Tuberculosis Elimination as a commissioned officer in the US Public Health Service.

This editorial article was written by Dr. Silk in his personal capacity. The views expressed are his own, and no official support or endorsement by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services is intended, nor should be inferred.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

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