Mary Beth Kurilo

MPH Policy and Planning Director
American Immunization Registry Association
Mary Beth Kurilo began working as the Policy and Planning Director for the American Immunization Registry Association, or AIRA, in 2014. Mary Beth has been involved with AIRA for over fifteen years in a variety of roles, including Co-Chairing the Standards and Interoperability Steering Committee and the Education Steering Committee, and serving as AIRA’s Board President from 2012-2013. Mary Beth has also worked as a Public Health Consultant and faculty trainer with the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII) since 2013. She provides technical assistance and training to program staff working with Immunization Programs, Immunization Information Systems (IIS), and their stakeholders and partners. Prior to her current position, Mary Beth was the Director of the Oregon ALERT Immunization Information System, or ALERT IIS, from 2007-2014. She also served as a member of the IIS Executive Board through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) from 2013-2014. Mary Beth worked primarily in health care quality improvement before joining the Oregon State Public Health Division. Mary Beth holds Masters Degrees in Public Health and Social Work from the University of Washington. She has a passion for prevention work, and believes that health information systems can and will have an exceptional impact on improving health care delivery and outcomes. She has presented nationally and authored or co-authored multiple papers on Public Health, Health Information Technology, and Health Informatics.