Forensic Epidemiology: Introduction of Field-Based Forensic Epidemiology

Fee:None
Length: 25 minutes
Description:This training module provides overview and introduction to the principles and concepts of field-based forensic 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:

John Wallace, PhD

Narrator:

Rachel A. Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH

NCIPH Reviewers:

Kasey Decosimo, MPH

Tanya Montoya, MPH MCHES

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
1.3. Facilitate collaboration with internal and external emergency response partners.

References

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Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). Forensic Epidemiology: Joint Training for Law Enforcement and Public Health Officials on Investigation Responses to Bioterrorism. April 2012. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/phlp/publications/forensicepidemiology/index.html.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) & US Department of Justice: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Criminal & Epidemiological Investigation Handbook: 2011 Edition. 2011. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/phlp/docs/CrimEpiHandbook2011.pdf.

Inglesby, T. Anthrax as a biological weapon. JAMA. 1999;281:1735-1745.

Jernigan DB, Raghunathan PL, Bell BP, et al. Investigation of Bioterrorism-Related Anthrax, United States, 2001: Epidemiologic Findings. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online]. 2002;8:1019-1028. Available at: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/8/10/02-0353_article.

Koehler SA, Brown PA. Forensic Epidemiology. Boca Raton, Fla: CRC Press; 2010:13-18.

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Loue S. Forensic Epidemiology: Integrating Public Health and Law Enforcement. Sudbury, Mass: Jones & Bartlett Publishing; 2010.

Martinez D. Law Enforcement and Forensic Epidemiology. Presented at: Forensic Epidemiology Training Course; November 2-5, 2002; Chapel Hill, NC.

Mobilia MA, Rossignol AM. The Role of Epidemiology in Determining Causation in Toxic Shock Syndrome. Jurimetrics J. 1983;24:78.

Moore J. Responding to Biological Threats: The Public Health System's Communicable Disease Control Authority. Health Law Bull. 2001;78:1-10. Available at: http://sogpubs.unc.edu/electronicversions/pdfs/hlb78.pdf

North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness. Interviewing Techniques. Public Health Training and Information Network Broadcast., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health; August 17, 2004.

Technical Working Group on Crime Scene Investigation. Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for Law Enforcement. January 2000. Washington, DC: US Department of Justice. Available at https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/178280.pdf.

Torok, T. A large community outbreak of Salmonellosis caused by intentional contamination of restaurant salad bars. JAMA. 1997;278:389-395.

Treadwell, T. Epidemiologic clues to bioterrorism. Public Health Rep. 2003; 118:92-98.

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