Ticks are one of the biggest public health burdens worldwide as they are vectors of a wide range of disease agents. This course is designed to help midwives and other maternal health practitioners understand how zoonotic tickborne diseases are transmitted and managed. We will cover a wide range of tickborne diseases. These diseases require a high degree of clinical suspicion for early diagnosis through careful history and a thorough physical exam. Learn practical interventions in preventing tickborne diseases and vertical transmission
Dr. Jill Chasse is an experienced and accomplished Doctor of Public Health and Indigenous Medicine, Perinatal Epidemiologist and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist with over 20 years of experience as a birth worker in both health and psychology. In addition, she has over a decade of midwifery schooling and apprenticeships including homebirth, birth center, and hospital experience.
Her clinical strengths are in the areas of applied clinical epidemiology including clinical trauma, neuropsychology and psychopathology. Her preventive medicine concentration from her public health post graduate focus is in tropical medicine and global maternal/ infant health. She has worked in various federal health agencies including NIH and the CDC and is a certified EMT and Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) through CBI.
In 2020, Dr. Chasse passed her Board Certification in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) and was honored with a Doctor of Humanitarian Services award (DHS) . She is dedicated to volunteer and humanitarian work and has worked as a Duty Officer for the Red Cross Disaster Action Response, a Volunteer State Coordinator for Postpartum Support International (PSI), and a Medical Reserve Corps field epidemiologist.
Dr. Chasse lives in Northern NJ with her husband and amazing teenagers. She works as Adjunct Professor and Instructor at several universities, schools and programs and sees clients at Flor da Vida Women's Wellness Center. She enjoys teaching both the science and art of maternal/perinatal health, global health, and integrative medicine.
-Dr. Jill Diana Chasse, DrPH, PhD, MPA, MSpsy, IMD, CLC, CCTS-P
StartIntroduction to Tickborne Infections (8:04)
StartLyme Disease in Pregnancy (17:11)
StartBabesiosis in Pregnancy (15:21)
StartTickborne Encephalitis in Pregnancy (12:17)
StartTickborne Relapsing Fever in Pregnancy (12:25)
StartRickettsial Infections During Pregnancy (13:43)
StartTularemia in Pregnancy (13:17)
StartFINAL COURSE DISCUSSION