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Our blog bringing you the unique views of the people that make up Colorado Access.

Katie Suleta

Katie Suleta

Katie Suleta is a professional nerd with a lot of training in epidemiology. She’s been with Colorado Access since 2015 and is currently the manager of the evaluation and research department. She has a background in HIV research and surveillance and came to Colorado Access from academia. She loves to travel and climb mountains in her spare time. Her passions include basketball, epidemiology of infectious diseases, research methodology, statistics, and traveling.

How to Prevent Future Pandemics: Infrastructure

Hello and welcome to the second installment of my miniseries on how to prevent future pandemics! There are a lot of different aspects to preventing future pandemics, but I will focus on four main areas: vaccinations, infrastructure, public health infrastructure, and research. We’ll focus on one of these areas over the course of four different … Read More

How to Prevent Future Pandemics: Vaccines

Hello and welcome to the first installment of my miniseries on how to prevent future pandemics! There are a lot of different aspects to preventing future pandemics, but I will focus on four main areas: vaccinations, societal infrastructure, public health infrastructure, and research. We’ll focus on one of these areas over the course of four … Read More

The Importance of Prevention in a Pandemic World

Prevention is my job. It’s the thing I’ve dedicated my life to. Prophylaxis in its various forms is so important (e.g., vaccines, condoms, exercise, diet, etc). It’s why we enjoy longer lifespans than our ancestors. I think the hardest part of my job is what I call the “nothing problem.” When things go well, something … Read More

Epidemiology

You may have heard the word “epidemiologist” a lot recently. So, why haven’t you heard about epidemiologists before now? It’s because if things are going well, it’s life as usual for the general public. We make “life as usual” possible for the world. We’re invested in prevention, and prevention is something that’s easily taken for … Read More

Reliable Facts in a Saturated COVID-19 World

Amidst the fear and chaos that naturally accompanies a global outbreak of a new disease, finding a signal in all of the noise can be difficult. There is So. Much. Information. How do I comb through it all? What do I trust? What sources are reputable? How can I tell if something is a good … Read More

Outbreaks and Pandemics

I want to talk to you about diseases. Specifically, I want to talk to you about how they sometimes become outbreaks. Outbreaks happen when we start seeing more of a disease than we should. When an outbreak gets really bad within a community, we call it an epidemic. When it goes global, we call it … Read More