Miami alumna hosts epidemic outbreak investigation workshop for Republic of Georgia

Jenna Buttolph

As a global health associate at Integral Global, Jenna Buttolph ’20 helps link new public health research with the implementation of ethical and sustainable programs that meet the needs of vulnerable communities.

Recently, Buttolph collaborated with researchers from Emory University to conduct an outbreak investigation workshop for physicians, medical students, and epidemiologists in the Republic of Georgia. The workshop discussed the key epidemiology and biostatistics mechanisms that are crucial during an epidemic.

Alongside her work in the Republic of Georgia, Buttolph also serves as a program manager for the Republic of Uzbekistan in Central Asia, where she implements and improves additional public health projects for the Global Health Security Agenda by conducting serological surveys for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and COVID-19.

She has also worked closely with the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and the Services for Sanitary and Epidemiological Well-being to open Uzbekistan’s first Emergency Operations Center, which will prevent, detect, and respond to natural outbreaks, as well as various biological threats.

Prior to her work with Integral Global, Buttolph earned degrees in public health, nutrition, and global health from Miami University.

She has also worked internationally in rural clinics across The Gambia, where she assisted with vaccinations, provided HIV/AIDS care, and helped fight against malnutrition in infants and children.