2018 Summit Speakers
Dr. Vincent Hsu is the co-chair of Florida Hospital’s Water Management Program. He received his medical degree from Loma Linda University College of Medicine in California. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Legacy Portland Hospital and his fellowship in Infectious Diseases at University of Southern California Medical Center. He also obtained a Masters of Public Health at University of California Los Angeles School of Public Health. Prior to joining Florida Hospital, Dr. Hsu spent three years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where he was involved in outbreak investigations such as the anthrax attacks and SARS epidemic. His time there was focused on international outbreak control and public health research. Dr. Hsu was also previously the Medical Director for Safety, Quality, and Infection Control at Florida Hospital. His current interests include prevention of hospital-associated infections, community and hospital preparation for pandemic influenza, and use of evidence-based therapies to create a culture of safety for patients. Dr. Hsu has received numerous awards, including several U.S. Public Health Service Awards. He is the author of more than 15 peer-reviewed publications in epidemiology and infectious diseases. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Preventive Medicine. You can also find him on LinkedIn.Vincent Hsu, MD, MPH, CIC, FACP
Dr. William McCoy is a Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Phigenics. He is a world-renowned expert in preventing disease associated with waterborne pathogens in building water systems. The International Water Association (IWA) awarded him their top prize, the Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Management and Science, in Berlin, in 2001. The IWA published his full-length book, entitled Preventing Legionellosis, in 2005. Bill has developed many innovations in water technology. He holds 29 US patents, all with international equivalents, and in 2001, received the Inventor of the Year award from The Intellectual Property Law Association in Chicago. Bill serves as an advisor to NSF International, developing education, training and certification programs on HACCP for Building Water Systems. He currently serves as voting member on the Environmental Health Committee for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and also as voting member on Standard Project Committee 188, “Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems.” He holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Calgary and M.Sc. from the University of Hawii, two undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Microbiology from California State University, Long Beach and Executive Management Education from the University of Michigan. You can also find him on LinkedIn.William McCoy, PhD
Aaron Rosenblatt is a Principal with Gordon & Rosenblatt, LLC, independent consultants specializing in matters involving chemical disinfection of water, with an emphasis on microbial risk management in building water systems. Mr. Rosenblatt is an Advisor to NSF International, developing education, training and certification programs on HACCP for Building Water Systems. He is also a member of ASHRAE Special Projects Committee 188, “Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems.” He has served on the Board of the International Ozone Association – Pan-American Group (IOA-PAG), and as a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Disinfection and Disinfectants Committees and the Microbial and Disinfectant By-Product (M/DBP) Technical Advisory Workgroup during regulatory negotiations for USEPA M/DBP Rule. He is a past Trustee of the Chemists’ Club of New York and past Chairman of the Chemists’ Club Library. Mr. Rosenblatt has authored more than 20 issued US patents with international equivalents. You can also find him on LinkedIn.Aaron Rosenblatt
Dr. Molly M. Scanlon is an Environmental and Occupational Health Scientist, as well as a licensed and certified Healthcare Architect currently working with Phigenics, an independent leader in water management programs, as the Director of Research and Innovation. She has 25+ years of planning and design experience for healthcare settings to create environments benefiting the health, safety, and welfare of patients, nurses, physicians, and staff. Dr. Scanlon’s research involves examining the built environment’s impact on human health with an emphasis on preventing waterborne diseases in building systems. She recently contributed as an author and content developer for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC)’s Legionellosis Prevention and Response Online Training Grant. Additionally, Dr. Scanlon is serving as: an adjunct faculty member at the University of Arizona – College of Public Health; an appointed member of the American Institute of Architects Design and Health Leadership Group; a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects; and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Architects. You can also find her on LinkedIn.Molly M. Scanlon, PhD, FAIA, FACHA
Ms. Jamie DeMent is the Food and Waterborne Disease Program (FWDP) Coordinator for the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), located in Tallahassee, Florida. She earned both an undergrad and master’s degree in Natural Science from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Ms. DeMent has served as the primary epidemiologist responsible for carrying out a full range of complex epidemiologic and surveillance activities related to food and waterborne illnesses. Identified and analyzed food and waterborne-related issues and their impact on public policies, studies, or surveys. She has authored or coauthored comprehensive statistical and analytic reports from outbreaks and disseminated results in a wide-range of venues. In her current role at FDOH she has provided guidance for the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence and participated in the Florida Integrated Rapid Response Team and other food safety workgroups. Ms. DeMent works with a team of eight Regional Environmental Epidemiologist to assist the county health departments with their food and waterborne disease surveillance and outbreaks. You can also find her on LinkedIn.Jamie DeMent, MNS, CPM