Epidemiology Applications: Disaster and Environmental Epidemiology (E is for Epi, Session 5.1)

Fee:None
Length: 30 minutes
Description:This training provides a basic understanding of the framework for epidemiology specialties with a specific emphasis on disaster epidemiology methods and environmental epidemiology.

This module is part of the "E is for Epidemiology" training series developed to introduce non-epidemiologists to the basic concepts of epidemiology.
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This training was developed with the support of the UNC Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UNC PERLC), a funded project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Cooperative Agreement 1U90TP000415).
PERLC

Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author:

Amy Pickard Nelson, PhD, MPH, CPH
Epidemiologist, UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness

Narrator:

Allison George, MPH, MCHES, CPH
Research Associate, UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness

NCIPH Reviewer:

Lauren N. Bradley, MHS
Research Associate, UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness

Subject Matter Expert Reviewer:

Allison George, MPH, MCHES, CPH
Research Associate, UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
1A4. Uses information technology in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
1A8. Collects valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
6A3. Describes how public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) are used in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services (6: Public Health Science Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 2
1B4. Uses information technology in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
1B8. Collects valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 3
1C4. Uses information technology in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 2, Function 1: Identify and monitor public health, medical, and mental/behavioral health system recovery needs
Capability 2, Function 2: Coordinate community public health, medical, and mental/behavioral health system recovery operations
Capability 13, Function 1: Conduct public health surveillance and detection
Capability 13, Function 2: Conduct public health and epidemiological investigations
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
2.4. Collect data according to protocol.

References

Last JM. A Dictionary of Epidemiology. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 1995.

Law D. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems. Methods in Field Epidemiology Lecture Series. Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health; 2005.

Malilay J, Flanders WD, Brogan D. A modified cluster-sampling method for post-disaster rapid assessment of needs. Bull World Health Organ. 1996;74(4):399-405.

MacDonald PDM. Methods in Field Epidemiology. Burlington, Mass: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2012.

Beitsch LM, Brooks RG, Grigg M, Menachemi N. Structure and Functions of State Public Health Agencies. Am J Public Health. 2006;96(1):167-172. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1470433/. Accessed December 29, 2011.

Health Studies Branch - Preparedness and Response for Public Health Disasters. [Web page.] National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/hsb/disaster/. Accessed March 1, 2012.

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