“Indian Country ECHO is such a great venue for providing cutting edge content that really matters to clinicians on the front lines. The fact that I can contribute to that in some way is a real honor.”
Thomas Weiser, MD, is the Medical Epidemiologist for the Portland Area Indian Health Service assigned to the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and NW Tribal Epidemiology Center. He has been with PHS since 1998, initially serving as an IHS Medical Officer in Whiteriver, Arizona from 1998-2005. He completed the CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service from 2005-2007. In addition to supporting general public health and epidemiologic research at the NW Tribal Epidemiology Center, Tom is also the Co-Chair of the Portland Area IHS Institutional Review Board. Nationally, he has served on the IHS Heroin, Opioids and Pain Efforts (HOPE) Committee as the Chair of the Metrics Sub-committee and since 2018 has served as the IHS ex-officio representative to the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).