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Brenda Granillo MS

Brenda  Granillo MS

Director, Mountain West Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center

Community, Environment & Policy Department

1295 N. Martin
Campus PO Box: 245210
Drachman Hall A219H
Tucson, AZ 85724
(520) 626-0617
bgranill@email.arizona.edu

Biography

Mrs. Granillo has worked in the public health arena since 2002, serving in a variety of capacities including public health laboratorian, surveillance officer, epidemiologist, and public health preparedness curriculum developer, educator and trainer.  In 2004, she completed an Emergency Infections Disease Training Fellowship sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at the University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory.  Shortly thereafter she served as a border surveillance epidemiologist with the Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Border Health and worked with border counties and tribes to provide hands-on technical assistance in the development and maintenance of disease surveillance systems in addition to providing technical support in tri-national public health emergency preparedness and planning activities. 

Currently she is the Director of the Mountain West Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center and has served in this capacity since 2005.  The learning center is one of 14 serving in a national capacity for preparedness and response training and education needs of the U. S. public health workforce. The learning centers provide unique workforce development needs by offering assistance to nearby state, local, and tribal public health authorities.   
Mrs. Granillo has served on multiple local and national emergency preparedness committees and has strong well established relationship with public health practitioners at the federal, state, local, tribal and border level and has adapted and created culturally sensitive tailored training programs for tribal and border public health partners.  Her current interest lie in enhancing tribal public health preparedness by integrating all-hazards program planning approaches and implementing strategies to build sustainable infrastructure models.
Education
A.S. Pima Community College Pre-Medicine/Biology   1994
B.S. Northern Arizona University                Microbiology               1999
M.S. University of Iowa                Epidemiology               2002
Selected Publications and Scholarly Works:
2012 Renger, R. Davis, M, & Granillo, B. Using Root Cause Analysis (RCA) to Facilitate Corrective Actions, After Action Reports (AARs) and Improvement Plans (IPs).  Journal of Emergency Management. Pending publication, October 2012.
2012 Renger, R & Granillo, B. Developing a Comprehensive and Integrated Meaningful Multi-year Training and Exercise Plan (MYTEP).  Journal of Emergency Management. Pending publication, October 2012. 
2011 Renger, R., Wood, S., Granillo, B. and Attakai, A. Using Experiential Learning Theory (ELT) to Design Emergency Preparedness Training Curricula. Journal of Emergency Management.  September/October, Volume 9, No 5: Pages 57-63.
2011 Hites, L. S., Granillo, B., Garrison, E., Cimetta, A., Serafin, V., Renger, R., & Burgess, J.L.  Emergency Preparedness Training of Tribal Community Health Representatives. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Published Online 17 January 2011. 
2010    Granillo, B., Renger, R., Wakelee, J., & Burgess, J.L. Utilization of the Native 
             American Talking Circle to Teach Incident Command System to Tribal Community 
             Health Workers.  Journal of Community Health.  Published online, 19 March 2010.
2010    Rosales, C., Nuno, T., Dieke, A., Navarro Galvez, F., Dutton R.J., Guerrero, R., Dulin, P., 
             Jiménez E., Granillo, B., & DeZapien J. U.S. Mexico cross-border workforce training 
             needs: survey implementation.  Journal of Injury Violence Research.  Res. 2011 Jan.
            3(1):1-11.

Mrs. Granillo has worked in the public health arena since 2002, serving in a variety of capacities including public health laboratorian, surveillance officer, epidemiologist, and public health preparedness curriculum developer, educator and trainer.  In 2004, she completed an Emergency Infections Disease Training Fellowship sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at the University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory.  Shortly thereafter she served as a border surveillance epidemiologist with the Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Border Health and worked with border counties and tribes to provide hands-on technical assistance in the development and maintenance of disease surveillance systems in addition to providing technical support in tri-national public health emergency preparedness and planning activities. 

Currently she is the Director of the Mountain West Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center and has served in this capacity since 2005.  The learning center is one of 14 serving in a national capacity for preparedness and response training and education needs of the U. S. public health workforce. The learning centers provide unique workforce development needs by offering assistance to nearby state, local, and tribal public health authorities.   

Mrs. Granillo has served on multiple local and national emergency preparedness committees and has strong well established relationship with public health practitioners at the federal, state, local, tribal and border level and has adapted and created culturally sensitive tailored training programs for tribal and border public health partners.  Her current interest lie in enhancing tribal public health preparedness by integrating all-hazards program planning approaches and implementing strategies to build sustainable infrastructure models.

Education

A.S. Pima Community College Pre-Medicine/Biology   1994

B.S. Northern Arizona University         Microbiology               1999

M.S. University of Iowa                 Epidemiology               2002

Selected Publications and Scholarly Works:

2012 Renger, R. Davis, M, & Granillo, B. Using Root Cause Analysis (RCA) to Facilitate Corrective Actions, After Action Reports (AARs) and Improvement Plans (IPs).  Journal of Emergency Management. Pending publication, October 2012.

2012 Renger, R & Granillo, B. Developing a Comprehensive and Integrated Meaningful Multi-year Training and Exercise Plan (MYTEP).  Journal of Emergency Management. Pending publication, October 2012. 

2011 Renger, R., Wood, S., Granillo, B. and Attakai, A. Using Experiential Learning Theory (ELT) to Design Emergency Preparedness Training Curricula. Journal of Emergency Management.  September/October, Volume 9, No 5: Pages 57-63.

2011 Hites, L. S., Granillo, B., Garrison, E., Cimetta, A., Serafin, V., Renger, R., & Burgess, J.L.  Emergency Preparedness Training of Tribal Community Health Representatives. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Published Online 17 January 2011. 

2010    Granillo, B., Renger, R., Wakelee, J., & Burgess, J.L. Utilization of the Native American Talking Circle to Teach Incident Command System to Tribal Community Health Workers.  Journal of Community Health.  Published online, 19 March 2010.

2010    Rosales, C., Nuno, T., Dieke, A., Navarro Galvez, F., Dutton R.J., Guerrero, R., Dulin, P., Jiménez E., Granillo, B., & DeZapien J. U.S. Mexico cross-border workforce training needs: survey implementation.  Journal of Injury Violence Research.  Res. 2011 Jan.            3(1):1-11.

Research Synopsis

Mrs. Granillo has served on multiple local and national emergency preparedness committees and has strong well established relationship with public health practitioners at the federal, state, local, tribal and border level and has adapted and created culturally sensitive tailored training programs for tribal and border public health partners. Her current interests lie in enhancing tribal public health preparedness by integrating all-hazards program planning approaches and implementing strategies to build sustainable infrastructure models.

Curriculum Vitae: 

Skills and Expertise

Technical Skills:

Competency frameworks,Competency and capability based training,Crisis and emergency risk communications (CERC),Curriculum development,Emergency preparedness, Exercise Design

Research Skills:

Survey development,Needs assessment,Program evaluation 

Organizational Skills:

Program management/coordination,Program planning,Publications,Strategic planning,Working with vulnerable/under served populations,Budget and resource allocation,Coalition building,Cultural competency,Grant management.,Grant proposal development,Group facilitation

Workforce development/training/capacity building:

Capacity building,Experiential learning -using adult learning theory,Public health education,Workforce development

Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary/systems:

Multi-jurisdictional collaboration and planning,Tribal health

Languages:

Bilingual Spanish

The University of Arizona