Epidemiology

Against Antimicrobial Resistance: A Local Commitment to Fighting a Global Threat

Antimicrobial drugs like antibiotics transformed medical care, rendering once life-threatening infections easily treatable and reducing the risk of infection associated with surgery and chemotherapy. Advances in agriculture soon followed as farmers began using antimicrobial drugs…

Presentation: Communicating about Vaccines Effectively Within Your Communities

On October 12, Dr. Saad B. Omer, Professor of Global Health, Epidemiology, and Pediatrics at Emory University, presented evidence-based approaches to communicating with patients and community members about vaccine hesitancy. Dr. Omer’s presentation focused on…

New Report: Shortage of “Disease Detectives” in Local Health Departments Puts Cities at Risk

This post was written by originally posted on the Big Cities Health Coalition’s Front Lines blog.  Epidemiologist, noun epidemiologist \ˌe-pə-ˌdē-mē-ˈä-lə-jist An expert scientist who studies, detects and tracks injuries and disease in our communities. Epidemiologists serve on the…

Infectious Disease Preparedness: Reflections from CDC’s Pandemic Flu Exercise

On September 12-14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a pandemic influenza functional exercise in response to a fictional influenza pandemic with federal, state, local, and non-governmental partners. The National Association of…

CDC Activates Emergency Operations Center for Hurricane Florence

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Wednesday, September 12 to coordinate 24/7 all CDC activities for public health needs before, during, and after Hurricane Florence, including the…

National Park Service Launches Website on Disease Prevention & Response

The Disease Prevention and Response (Epidemiology) Branch within the National Park Service (NPS) Office of Public Health recently launched a new website to highlight its work. The Branch serves to prevent, detect, and respond to disease…

CDC Online Training: Antibiotic Stewardship – Sections 3 + 4

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Antibiotic Stewardship has launched the final components of its four-section web-based training course on Antibiotic Stewardship. Section 3 will cover antibiotic stewardship considerations for the management of…