Saint Louis University

Hilda Chaski Adams, MPH

Adjunct Instructor in Epidemiology

 Hilda Chaski Adams


Hilda Chaski Adams, MPH, is a retired public health practitioner with over 30 years of experience in local and state health departments in Delaware, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Oregon and Missouri. Her areas of expertise are in epidemiology, environmental health, disease surveillance, outbreak investigation and emergency preparedness and response.

In 2010 Hilda retired from the St Louis Regional Response System (a unit of the East West Gateway Council of Governments). She was instrumental in the implementation of a regional syndromic surveillance system. Gateway ESSENCE is used by the region's local public health departments and hospitals (Missouri & Illinois) to detect natural and man-made disease outbreaks in the bi-state area and manage patient loads.

Hilda has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Manhattanville College, in Purchase, NY and a Master in Public Health with distinction from Yale University in New Haven, CT.

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