Megan Gumke’s a modern day disease detective
Megan Gumke, MPH, CPH is a regional epidemiologist and laboratory liaison with the Florida Department of Health. Based in Orlando, her territory includes eight counties in East-Central Florida.
Ms. Gumke’s duties include assisting the eight health departments with disease surveillance and reporting, case and outbreak investigations, planned public health studies, as well as implementation of control measures to interrupt disease transmission or mitigate adverse health impact. Her other role entails serving as the liaison between state laboratories and her territory. In this capacity, Gumke is charged with ensuring that diagnostics tests are correctly selected and completed, as well as the specimens are properly collected, handled, and shipped to state lab.
Prior to her current position, Gumke functioned as a human services program consultant with the Marion County Health Department in Ocala.
Megan Gumke earned a master of public health degree from the USF College of Public Health. The college offers more than 25 concentrations that lead to MHA, MPH, MSPH, DrPH, and PhD degrees, as well several dual degrees, graduate certificates, and special programs. Most recently, the college launched an online master of public health degree in epidemiology.