Janet Hamilton, MPH
Surveillance Section Administrator
Florida Department of Health
Janet J Hamilton, MPH is an epidemiologist with public health work experience at the state and local level. Ms. Hamilton started with the Florida Department of Health in 2003 following completion of her Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan. Ms. Hamilton completed the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 10 X 10 course in 2008. Ms. Hamilton has ten years of experience running and developing the Florida Department of Health’s infectious disease surveillance systems. She is currently the Surveillance Systems Section Manager for the Bureau of Epidemiology. In this position she has made Florida a leader in innovation in both reportable disease and syndromic surveillance. This work was recognized in 2011 with the receipt of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Davies Award for positively impacting population health by optimizing health information technology. She also oversees surveillance activities during response efforts post-natural disaster (such as hurricanes), antimicrobial resistance, and influenza and other non-reportable respiratory diseases. A core focus of her work has been to advance electronic laboratory reporting for reportable disease surveillance, and most recently to automate case generation, determination of case classification according to surveillance case definitions and reporting for select reportable diseases within the in-house developed reportable disease surveillance system, Merlin. Ms. Hamilton has been an active member of CSTE for the last 11 years and has served on the CSTE Executive Board and Chair of the Surveillance and Informatics Steering Committee since 2011. In this role she also actively participates in each of the four Surveillance and Informatics Sub-committees.