Patricia Quinlisk, M.D., M.P.H., has served as the state epidemiologist and medical director for the Iowa Department of Public Health since 1994. She serves, and has served, on numerous national advisory committees including the National Biodefense Science Board, the Institutes of Medicine committee on Implementation of Antiviral Medication Strategies for an Influenza Pandemic, and its committee on Research Priorities in Emergency Preparedness and Response for Public Health Systems. She currently is vice president of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists and serves on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's MMWR editorial board.
Dr. Quinlisk discusses the recent (2009) outbreak of influenza A (H1N1) of swine origin from a global perspective first and then more specifically to Iowa. She covers case definitions, physician's guidelines, treatment, and guidelines on isolation and quarantine. She presents from Des Moines via the Iowa Communications Network.