Lara Payne Hallstrom
Lara Payne works for over 10 years as an expert and epidemiologist in the Surveillance and Response Support Unit at the European Union agency of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Her daily focus at ECDC is the surveillance activities at EU/EEA level for Legionnaires’ disease through the European Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Network (ELDSNet). This includes the near real-time surveillance of travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease and participating in the response activities of ECDC, such as rapid risk assessments. Prior to ECDC, she worked in the national public health agencies of Sweden and the United Kingdom.