Julie Gilchrist

Medical Officer at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Location:
1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Company:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
HQ Phone:
(404) 639-3311
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Last Updated 10/3/2017

General Information

Employment History

Medical Epidemiologist  - National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Education

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

M.D.  - 

degrees  - human physiology and sports medicine , Rice University

Web References  

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"This person should avoid distracting activities that can take their attention away," explained Dr. Julie Gilchrist of the CDC.
Distractions include: playing cards, reading, checking e-mail, and talking on the phone. In the time it takes to do these things, a child may quietly slip under water. "Drownings happen quickly and usually silently," she added. Anyone who owns or uses a pool should consider learning basic first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). "CPR can make a big difference by reducing the likelihood of brain damage in the few minutes it takes for 911 emergency responders to arrive," Gilchrist, a medical epidemiologist, noted.

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Capt. Julie Gilchrist, M.D., epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control

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Dr. Julie Gilchrist of Centers For Disease Control (CDC) warned that "inappropriate supervision" can lead to drowning before you realize what happened.
She said, "Parents don't realize drowning can happen very quickly and very quietly. Gilchrist said, "When kids are five to 14 years old, they "spend more time at their friends' houses," so it's harder to monitor their activities. Churches could even invite their pastors to get involved in promoting the importance of learning how to swim, said Gilchrist.

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