Acute Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Center for


To control the person-to-person spread of infectious diseases in the state.

What we do

  • Monitor reportable infectious diseases: Identify newly diagnosed cases reportable under Rhode Island law and analyze trends in newly diagnosed cases.
  • Locate people who have been exposed to infectious diseases and contact them and guide them to action.
  • Control disease outbreaks, plan public health responses to outbreaks of infectious disease and react swiftly to contain outbreaks with health care providers in the community.