Epidemiology

Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism, 2019

One lesson from recent events is that emergencies happen. And happen often. From disease outbreaks to natural disasters to man-made crises, the stakes are high: Americans face serious health risks and even death with increasing…

APHA 2019 Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is now accepting abstracts for APHA’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo. The theme of the meeting is Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health. Authors are encouraged…

New Resource: CDC Field Epidemiology Manual

Yesterday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through a partnership with the CDC Foundation and Oxford University Press published The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual. The manual serves as a definitive guide to investigating…

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…