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Harry F. Hull, M.D.

Outbreak Management

If your product, services or facility is suspected in an infectious disease outbreak, Dr. Hull will interface with state, federal and local public health officials as they conduct their investigation and propose actions to end the outbreak. His public health experience bridges the gap between your staff and government officials, so that your concerns are addressed and you understand the health department’s approach, findings and proposed actions. He can serve as a media spokesperson, representing your company to the public. He can conduct your internal epidemiological investigation.

Infectious Disease Consultation

When outbreaks make headlines, employees can be fearful about contracting tuberculosis on an airplane or bird flu when traveling to Indonesia. Should they carry antibiotics or even travel to a country with plague cases? How they can protect themselves when the next SARS strikes? Dr. Hull is available to help your company provide the support your staff needs.

Expert Witness

When the outbreak is over, the lawsuits are filed and an infectious disease expert is needed, Dr. Hull will review and interpret medical records, investigation reports, public health protocols and scientific publications as you build your case.

Media Representation

Dr. Hull will present your complex infectious disease issues so that they are readily understood by journalists, the public and decision makers. His calm manner is reassuring in the face of unfamiliar threats.

Medical Writing

If you have an important study that need to be published, Dr. Hull can turn your data and conclusions into a clear, concise manuscript ready to submit to the medical journal of your choice. Or he can present your issues in an article directed to the general public.

Public Speaking

Dr. Hull will present your material to scientific or lay audiences - communicating the essential points while commanding the attention of the audience.

Study Design and Data Analysis

Dr. Hull’s will plan your epidemiological studies and analyze your data to draw scientifically valid conclusions. His published studies definee both national and international policy on infectious disease control.

Literature Reviews

Dr. Hull will provide the context for today’s infectious disease problems using the scientific literature. His insightful analyses have been valuable in formulating public policy.

Program Evaluation

Dr. Hull will evaluate your public health program, domestic or international. He has conducted formal reviews of immunization programs and infectious disease surveillance systems throughout the world, leading to improved performance that protected the lives of millions of vulnerable children.

Dr. Hull served as the state epidemiologist for New Mexico and Minnesota. In those positions, he controlled bubonic plague outbreaks, uncovered a national problem with contaminated body parts used for transplantation, and investigated numerous E. coli and Salmonella outbreaks from contaminated food. He guided Minnesota’s efforts to prepare for bioterrorism and pandemic influenza.

His international work includes eradicating smallpox in Bangladesh and building immunization programs in Africa, where measles kills 15% of the children. He directed the Global Polio Eradication Initiative at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

Dr. Hull was a member of the US Public Health Service’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices from 2005 to 2007 and is a past-president of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists.