Open Research and Contributor Identifier
Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Associate Safety Professional, 2019
Univeristy of Nebraska Medical Center, M.P.H., 2016
National Board of Public Health Examiners, C.P.H., 2016
University of California, San Diego, B.A., 2012
- Sub-award Principal Investigator of the Texas-Utah Consortium: Hazardous Waste Worker Training Program (HWWTP) and HAZMAT Disaster Preparedness Training Program (HDPTP), a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Worker Training Program, 2018-present.
- Project Coordinator, Education Specialist & Trainer for the Biosafety and Infectious Disease Training Initiative (BIDTI), a NIEHS WTP, 2016-2019
- 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.
SPH-S 201: Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
Aurora Le's areas of research include highly infectious diseases/highly hazardous communicable diseases, occupational safety & health (OSH), and personal protective equipment, with a focus on training and education.
Previously, she supported the research activities of the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit after the treatment of three Ebola-confirmed patients at the unit in 2014-2015, and was part of the exercise design team for the National Ebola Training and Education Center. Her current research includes infectious disease mitigation and management in non-healthcare worker populations, and the intersection between health behavior and occupational safety & health.
Le, A.B., Brooks, E.G., McNulty*, L.A., Gill, J.R., Herstein, J.J., Rios, J. Patlovich, S.J., Jelden, K.C., Schmid, K. K., Lowe, J.J., Gibbs, S.G. (2018). U.S. Medical Examiner/Coroner Capabilities to Handle Highly Infectious Decedents. Forensic
Gibbs, S.G., Lowe, J.J., Le, A.B., Herstein, J.J., Biddinger, P.D. (2018). Ebola Virus Disease Preparations Do Not Protect the United States Against Other Infectious Outbreaks. American Journal of Public Health, 108(10), 1327-1329.
Le, A.B., Buehler, S., Maniscalco, P.M., Lane, P., Rupp, L., Ernest, E., Von Seggern, D., West, K., Herstein, J.J., Jelden, K.C., Beam, E.L., Gibbs, S.G., Lowe, J.J. Determining Training and Education Needs Pertaining to Highly Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response: A Gap Analysis Survey of U.S. Emergency Medical Services Practitioners. American Journal of Infection Control. 2018; 46(3): 246-252.
- Article was the topic of this Journal Club Commentary: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2017.11.029
- Article was the topic of this Prehospital Care Research Forum webinar on June 11, 2018 https://info.psglearning.com/pcrf_webinar_registration
- Article was featured and summarized on EMSWorld https://www.emsworld.com/article/220501/trip-report-training-and-education-highly-infectious-disease
Le, A.B., Hoboy, S., Germain, A., Miller, H., Thompson, R., Herstein, J.J., Jelden, K.C., Beam, E.L., Gibbs, S.G., Lowe, J.J. A Pilot Survey of the United States Medical Waste Industry to Determine Education and Training Needs for Safely Handling Highly Infectious Waste. American Journal of Infection Control. 2018; 46:133-138.
Le, A.B., Herron, R., Herstein, J.J., Jelden, K.C., Beam, E.L., Gibbs, S.G., Lowe, J.J., Smith, T. A Gap Analysis of the United States Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Members to Determine Training and Education Needs in Highly Infectious Disease Mitigation and Management. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/dmp.2017.142
Herstein, J.J., Biddinger, P.D., Gibbs, S.G., Le, A.B., Jelden, K.C., Hewlett, A.L., Lowe, J.J. U.S. State Public Health Departments Special Pathogen Transportation Planning. Public Health Management and Practice. 2017; 24(5): E28-E33.
Herstein, J.J, Biddinger, P.D., Gibbs, S.G., Le, A.B., Jelden, K.C., Hewlett, A., Lowe, J.J. High-Level Isolation Unit Infection Control and Personal Protective Equipment Management. Health Security. 2017;15(5):519-527.
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.
Le, A.B., Lowe, J.J., Patlovich, S.J., et al. (2019). Chapter 8: High-Level Containment Care Unit Operations. In The University of Nebraska Medical Center Isolation and Quarantine Manual (pp. 59-86). Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.
Brown, C.K., Le, A.B., et al. (2019). Chapter 19: Waste & Waste Handling Associated With Isolation and Quarantine. In The University of Nebraska Medical Center Isolation and Quarantine Manual (pp. 203-212). Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.