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Kristen Pogreba-Brown PhD, MPH

Kristen  Pogreba-Brown PhD, MPH

Associate Professor

Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department

1295 N. Martin
Drachman Hall A220
PO Box: 245211
Tucson AZ 85724
(520) 626-3076


Kristen Pogreba Brown, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Pogreba-Brown was an Epidemiologist with the College as the director of the Student Aid for Field Epidemiology Response (SAFER) team.  In addition to continuing to oversee the SAFER program, her research projects are focused on food-borne diseases and improving methodology to respond to outbreak investigations.  She is currently working on a project to identify the risk factors related to food-borne infection as well as the risk factors related to specific chronic outcomes following acute disease.  She has recently initiated a One Health Program at the University to form collaborative research teams from across campus and develop a graduate level certificate program.  She is also actively involved in public health preparedness activities, specifically for large events.

Dr. Pogreba-Brown works with various county health departments in Arizona as well as the state health department to aid in outbreak investigations and serves on the state’s Food-borne Taskforce Committee.


2009 – PhD Epidemiology – University of Arizona
2003 – MPH Epidemiology – University of Arizona
2000 – BS Microbiology – University of Arizona


Pogreba-Brown K, Ernst, K, and Harris RB.  Case-Case Studies:  Reviewing an Approach to Investigate Enteric Diseases.  Submitted and under review.

Pogreba-Brown K, Ernst, K, Woodson, L and Harris RB.  Determining Risk Factors of a Non-Point Source Outbreak of Campylobacter Cases Using Case-Case and Case-Control Studies.  Submitted and under review.

Pogreba-Brown K, Baker A, Ernst K, Stewart, J, and Weiss J.  State-wide Case Control Study of Campylobacterosis Risk Factors in Arizona.  Accepted with revisions to Epidemiology and Infection.

Pogreba-Brown K, McKeown K, Santana, S, Stewart J, Diggs A and Harris RB.  Public Health in the Field and the Emergency Operations Center:  Methods for Implementing Real Time On-Site Syndromic Surveillance at Large Public Events.  Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.  October 2013.

Yasmin S, Pogreba-Brown K, Stewart J and Sunenshine R.  Use of an Online Survey during an Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens in a Retirement Community, Arizona 2012.  American Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2013 June 11.

Pogreba-Brown K, Ernst, K, and Harris RB.  Teaching Epidemiology Concepts Experientially:  A ‘Real’ Foodborne Outbreak in the Classroom.  Public Health Reports.  2012 Sept-Oct ;127(5).

Ernst K, Pogreba-Brown K, Rasmussan L, Erhart LM.  The Effect of Policy Changes on Hepatitis A Vaccine Uptake in Arizona Children (1995-2008).  Public Health Reports.  2011 Jul-Aug;126 Suppl 2:87-96.

Pogreba-Brown K, Harris RB, Stewart J, Anderson S, Erhart LM, England B.  Outbreak Investigation Partnerships:  Utilizing a Student Response Team in Public Health Responses.  Public Health Reports.   2010 Nov-Dec;125(6):916-22.
Klewer, S., Yatskievych, T., Pogreba, K., Stevens, M., Antin, P., Camenish, T.  Has2 expression in heart forming regions is independent of BMP signaling.  Gene Expression Patterns. 2006 Jun;6(5):462-70

Barber, B., Donnerstein, R., Secomb, T., Pogreba-Brown, K., Steelman, R., Ellenby, M., Shen, I., Ungerleider, R.  The Dicrotic Pulse: A Common, Non-Ominous Finding After the Ross Operation.  Pediatric Cardiology.  11 June 2007.

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