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Terri Rebmann, Ph.D., RN, CIC, FAPIC

Special Assistant to the President ; Professor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Director
Institute for Biosecurity


Biosecurity is an exciting and rapidly growing field that aims to increase individual, agency, and community resilience in order to minimize infectious disease morbidity and mortality worldwide.

- Terri Rebmann, Ph.D.

Courses Taught

Communicable Diseases and Infection Control; Disaster Planning for Infectious Disease Disasters; Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases; Facing the Challenges of International Bioterrorism

Education

  • Ph.D., Nursing, Saint Louis University
  • M.S.N., University of Missouri-Columbia
  • B.S.N., Truman State University

Research Interests

Health care and public health professional disaster preparedness; improving the U.S.’s ability to dispense medical countermeasures during an infectious disease disaster; addressing barriers to vaccine uptake; and reunifying children and families during disasters.

Publications and Media Placements

Rebmann, T., and Charney, R. (2020). Recovery from biological disasters: Bioterrorism, outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases, and pandemics. In Perl, TM (Ed.). Viral Outbreaks, Bioterrorism and Preparing for Mass Casualty Infectious Disease Events. Elsevier: Philadelphia, PA. Invited book chapter.

Rebmann, T., Tao, D., Turner, J.A., Loux, T. M., Srinivasan, S., and Garza, A. (2019 epub). Implementation and evaluation of the Value of Improved and Sustained Information Access By Library Expertise (VISIBLE) Program. Disaster Medicine & Public Health Preparedness, 1-7. DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2019.33

Dalawari, P., Rebmann, T., Krausz, C., Maitra, N., Winkle, M. R., and Charney, R. L. (2019). Attitudes and willingness of emergency medicine residents to report to work during an earthquake or pandemic. Journal of Health Science & Education, 3(4), 1-8. DOI: 10.0000/JHSE.1000166

Rebmann, T., Charney, R.L., Loux, T.M., Turner, J.A., and Nguyen, D. (2019). Firefighters’ and emergency medical services personnel’s knowledge and training on occupational radiation exposures and safety: Results from a survey conducted in a Midwestern metropolitan area. Health Security, 17(5), 393-402.

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Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), member

  • Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals (AHEPP), member

  • Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC), Board member

Community Work and Service

Rebmann works closely with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health on projects related to biological disaster preparedness and response. One project example: Selection, Recruitment, and Management of Non-Hospital Closed Point of Dispensing (POD) Sites: A Qualitative Study. She was also actively involved with response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rebmann has worked with St. Louis-based childcare agencies to assess vaccine uptake and individuals' attitudes and beliefs regarding vaccination among childcare staff and parents of children in childcare.