Julia Gunn, MPH
Director, Communicable Disease Control Division
Boston Public Health Commission
Julia Gunn has worked for the Boston Public Health Commission in the Communicable Disease Control Division for over 15 years, where she assumed the position of Director in 2008. Her publications in syndromic surveillance publications include a cost study and consensus process for syndrome definitions. Julia played a key role in developing and integrating the enhanced surveillance systems in Boston including the EARS based syndromic surveillance system and patient tracking for mass casualty events. In 2009, the Boston syndromic surveillance system was awarded the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence. Julia sits on the executive board member for the International Society for Disease Surveillance and serves as a liaison to the public health practice committee. Julia has served on NACCHO's public health informatics workgroup and the Biosense technical panel.