Forensic Epidemiology Investigations (FOCUS, Volume 2.6)

Fee:None
Length: 40 minutes
Description:This issue of FOCUS describes ways in which public health and law enforcement agencies can work together to conduct forensic epidemiology investigations, and compares the differences between typical investigations in the two disciplines.
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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).
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Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author:

Sally Mountcastle, PhD, MSPH

Reviewer:

FOCUS Workgroup

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.)

Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 13, Function 2: Conduct public health and epidemiological investigations
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
1.1. Solve problems under emergency conditions.
1.3. Facilitate collaboration with internal and external emergency response partners.
1.6. Act within the scope of one's legal authority.

References

  1. Dwyer DM, Strickler H, Goodman RA, Armenian HK. Use of case-control studies in outbreak investigations. Epidemiol Rev. 1994;16(1):109-123.
  2. MacDonald PM, Whitwam RE, Boggs JD, et al. Outbreak of Listeriosis among Mexican Immigrants as a Result of Consumption of Illicitly Produced Mexican-Style Cheese. Clin Infect Dis. 2005; 40:677-682.
  3. Jones TF. From pig to pacifier: chitterling-associated yersiniosis outbreak among black infants. Emerg Infect Dis. 2003;9(8):1007-1009.
  4. Keene WE, Markum AC, Samadpour M. Outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections caused by commercial piercing of upper ear cartilage. Jama. 2004;291(8):981-985.

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