Aurora Le

Academic Specialist
Environmental and Occupational Health
(812) 855-4756
PH 011A

  • Univeristy of Nebraska Medical Center, M.P.H., 2016
  • National Board of Public Health Examiners, CPH, 2016
  • University of California, San Diego, B.A., 2012
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health, Nebraska Biocontainment Unit, University of Nebraska Medical Center; Omaha, Nebraska, 2015-2016.
  • Graduate Student Intern, Douglas County Health Department; Omaha, Nebraska, 2015.
  • Lab Assistant, Nizet Lab for Bacterial Pathogenesis and Innate Immunity, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine; La Jolla, California, 2012.
  • Instructional Apprentice, Department of Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego; La Jolla, California, 2011.
  • Research Assistant, Language Acquisition and Sound Recognition Lab, Department of Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego; La Jolla, California, 2009-2010.
Research Interests

Aurora Le's areas of research include highly infectious diseases and environmental health, with a focus on training and education. Ms. Le's secondary research includes Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC), community and population-level health, social justice and addressing health disparities. Aurora's research in Ebola virus disease (EVD) and highly infectious diseases has earned national recognition. Some of Ms. Le's notable work includes the Biosafety and Infectious Disease Training Initiative (BIDTI) aimed to provide practice hands-on health and safety training on Ebola virus disease (EVD) to workers who may have potential exposure to Ebola virus. BIDTI is a National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) funded initiative. Furthermore, Aurora was part of the exercise design team for the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC).

Selected Publications
Herstein, J.J, Biddinger, P.D., Kraft, C., Saiman, L., Gibbs, S.G., Le, A.B., Smith, P.W., Hewlett, A., Lowe, J.J. Current Capabilities and Capacity of Ebola Treatment Centers in the United States. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2016;37(3): 313-318.

Herstein, J.J, Biddinger, P.D., Gibbs, S.G., Le, A.B., Jelden, K.C., Hewlett, A., Lowe, J.J. Sustainability of High-Level Isolation Capabilities among U.S. Ebola Treatment Centers. Emergency Infectious Diseases. 2017;23(6): 965-957

Le, A.B., Biddinger, P.D., Smith, P.W., Herstein, J.J., Levy, D.A., Gibbs, S.G., Lowe, J.J. A Highly Infectious Disease Care Network within the United States Healthcare System. Health Security. 2017;15(3): 282-287

Le, A.B., Witter, L., Herstein, J.J., Jelden, K.C., Beam, E.L., Gibbs, S.G., Lowe, J.J. A Gap Analysis of the United States Death Care Sector to Determine Training and Education Needs Pertaining to Highly Infectious Disease Mitigation and Management. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 2017;14(9): 674-680.