My guest tomorrow will be Dr. Larissa May, MD, MSPH, MSHS, who began serving as Yolo County's Public Health Officer earlier this Dr. May is a professor of emergency medicine and a public health expert at UC Davis Health. She is a board certified emergency physician, with an interest in quality improvement and patient safety. Her work has often focused on the epidemiology and management of infectious diseases, including best practices for diagnostic testing, outbreak response and infection prevention. Dr. May has many accomplishments and awards in the medical field, including recently receiving the American College of Emergency Physicians’ Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Section Service Award. She also was honored with a Chief of Staff Award for her outstanding contributions as leader of the Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Program at UC Davis Health. Dr. May received her Bachelor of Science (BS), Medical Degree (MD), Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) and Master of Science in Health Science (MSHS) from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
As the Interim Health Officer, Dr. May provides subject matter expertise, helps to craft policy and health orders, and guides the Yolo County Board of Supervisors on health strategies and concerns. Dr. Mary Ann Limbos, who was previously acting Health Officer, has returned to her Deputy Health Officer position with Yolo County. Dr. Limbos will continue to provide key clinical consultation to the County’s Public Health and COVID-19 response teams and support schools and childcare facilities in their re-opening plans.
We'll discuss the COVID-19 pandemic at this moment in time, how we chart a course forward through school reopenings, testing, vaccine development, and more. Tune in Tiuesdays at noon or catch the replay anytime at kdrt.org.