Laurene Mascola, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., is the Chief of the Acute Communicable Disease Control Program (ACDC) for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health which performs disease surveillance and epidemic control activities for more than 80 diseases and syndromes. Dr. Mascola oversees the Countyís programs for Immunization, Disease Surveillance and Outbreak Investigation Section, Epidemiology & Data Support Section, Hospital Outreach Unit, Food Safety Unit, Bloodborne Pathogens Unit and Automated Disease Surveillance Section. Dr. Mascola has extensive experience in epidemiology and disease prevention, publishing more than 100 articles and abstracts in numerous medical and public health journals and some book chapters. She trained at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Epidemic Intelligence Service in Atlanta, Georgia and has worked for the World Health Organization in Ethiopia, Brazil, India and Nepal.
Dr. Oiulfstad is a Veterinarian and Epidemiologist working as the Pandemic Influenza Coordinator for Los Angeles County-Department of Public Health (LAC-DPH) in the Emergency Preparedness and Response Program-Public Health Program.
She received her Masters Degree in Public Health-Epidemiology at U.C.L.A. and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University.