Field Epidemiology

Based on decades of experience this work describes in simple, practical terms the approach, tasks and action required for a successful field investigation.

Field Epidemiology

Based on decades of experience this work describes in simple, practical terms the approach, tasks and action required for a successful field investigation.

Methods in Field Epidemiology

The text is accompanied by a complete package of instructor resources including Sample Syllabus, Instructor's Manual, TestBank, and PowerPoint slides.

Methods in Field Epidemiology

This unique guidebook covers all aspects of practical field epidemiologic investigation. It explains the requirements, defines terms, and illustrates many examples of how to undertake the tasks of the public health epidemiologist during a field investigation. Unlike other texts of its kind, it breaks down each function of field epidemiology to its constituent parts and thoroughly answers questions related to them. Topics include: public health surveillance; qualifying a potential outbreak; assembling and equipping a team; hypothesis generation and descriptive epidemiology; epidemiological studies; hypothesis-testing interviews; data analysis; writing a report; public health laboratory’s role in field; environmental health components; investigating non-infectious health events; forensic epidemiology investigations; GIS; and special considerations. The text is accompanied by a complete package of instructor resources including Sample Syllabus, Instructor's Manual, TestBank, and PowerPoint slides.

Cases in Field Epidemiology A Global Perspective

This collection of case studies—some never before published—uncover the details of actual disease outbreaks from within the United States and around the world.

Cases in Field Epidemiology  A Global Perspective

This collection of case studies—some never before published—uncover the details of actual disease outbreaks from within the United States and around the world. At the conclusion of each chapter, the investigator reviews the methods and processes that were employed to execute the investigation. Ideal as a complement to any text on infectious disease epidemiology, these case studies will bring to life the classic functions of field epidemiology and the application of epidemiological methods to unexpected health problems that require fast, on-site investigation and timely intervention. The cases cover investigations in infectious and non-infectious disease outbreaks, as well as environmental health related disease outbreaks.

The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual

Preceded by Field epidemiology / edited by Michael B. Gregg. 3rd ed. c2008.

The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual

Preceded by Field epidemiology / edited by Michael B. Gregg. 3rd ed. c2008.

Field Epidemiology

THE RESPONSE It is certainly within the realm of possibility that an epidemiologist may be one of the first in the field to investigate an epidemic that is deliberate in origin . As with any outbreak investigation , you must quickly ...

Field Epidemiology

Field epidemiology involves the application of epidemiologic methods to unexpected health problems when a rapid on-site investigation is necessary for timely intervention. Based on decades of experience in both infectious and non-infectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this book describes in simple and practical terms the distinct approach, tasks, and actions needed for successful field investigations. Guidance is given on such issues as how to perform surveillance, manage and execute field investigations, collect and analyze data, perform surveys, adapt a personal computer for field use, and communicate the findings. Specific advice is also given on such subjects as dealing with the media; investigations in healthcare, day-care, and international settings; and the legal aspects of field studies. An entire chapter covers the proper collection, handling, and testing of infectious and non-infectious agents in the field. In the Second Edition, four new chapters cover many unique aspects of field studies in the workplace, after natural disasters, in preparation for and response to possible bioterrorist attacks, and by state and local health departments. Finally, an appendix describes how to investigate a common source food-borne epidemic. This text gives public health professionals and students a practical and complete reference to use in virtually any field investigation setting.

The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual

Also as noted in the first edition's preface, “Copies of this book should be more often in the briefcases of field epidemiologists than on the shelves of libraries.” However, the page length of previous editions had expanded ...

The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual

A NEW AND ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR THE PRACTICE OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual is a definitive guide to investigating acute public health events on the ground and in real time. Assembled and written by experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as other leading public health agencies, it offers current and field-tested guidance for every stage of an outbreak investigation -- from identification to intervention and other core considerations along the way. Modeled after Michael Gregg's seminal book Field Epidemiology, this CDC manual ushers investigators through the core elements of field work, including many of the challenges inherent to outbreaks: working with multiple state and federal agencies or multinational organizations; legal considerations; and effective utilization of an incident-management approach. Additional coverage includes: · Updated guidance for new tools in field investigations, including the latest technologies for data collection and incorporating data from geographic information systems (GIS) · Tips for investigations in unique settings, including healthcare and community-congregate sites · Advice for responding to different types of outbreaks, including acute enteric disease; suspected biologic or toxic agents; and outbreaks of violence, suicide, and other forms of injury For the ever-changing public health landscape, The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual offers a new, authoritative resource for effective outbreak response to acute and emerging threats. *** Oxford University Press will donate a portion of the proceeds from this book to the CDC Foundation, an independent nonprofit and the sole entity created by Congress to mobilize philanthropic and private-sector resources to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's critical health protection work. To learn more about the CDC Foundation, visit www.cdcfoundation.org.

Cases in Field Epidemiology A Global Perspective

We were fortunate to have two PhD epidemiologists from the CDC-Kenya, who had started working on a study protocol and had ... We deployed to the field in half a dozen vehicles with teams of Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training ...

Cases in Field Epidemiology  A Global Perspective

This collection of case studies—some never before published—uncover the details of actual disease outbreaks from within the United States and around the world. At the conclusion of each chapter, the investigator reviews the methods and processes that were employed to execute the investigation. Ideal as a complement to any text on infectious disease epidemiology, these case studies will bring to life the classic functions of field epidemiology and the application of epidemiological methods to unexpected health problems that require fast, on-site investigation and timely intervention. The cases cover investigations in infectious and non-infectious disease outbreaks, as well as environmental health related disease outbreaks.

Introduction to Epidemiology

INTRODUCTION An interesting , exciting , and challenging part of epidemiology is to work in the field conducting epidemiologic investigations of epidemics . Epidemiologists have been called disease detectives . ' Epidemiologic field ...

Introduction to Epidemiology

An Introduction to Epidemiology, Fourth Edition is intended for introductory courses in health-related programs at both the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also a valuable reference for epidemiologists working in the field, industrial hygienists, infectious disease nurses, and staff epidemiologists.

Outbreak Investigations Around the World

Accounts of field investigations, with much related personal information, written by scientists working in the field of epidemiology.

Outbreak Investigations Around the World

Accounts of field investigations, with much related personal information, written by scientists working in the field of epidemiology.

Introduction to Epidemiology

CHAPTER 10 Field Epidemiology OBJECTIVES After completing this chapter, you will be able to: □ Define field epidemiology. □ Discuss the role of the epidemiologist in planning and establishing an epidemiologic study for assessing ...

Introduction to Epidemiology

Introduction to Epidemiology, Fifth Edition is a reader-friendly exploration of the basic principles of epidemiology and their application in solving current public health issues. Readers will learn how to identify and describe problems, formulate research hypotheses, select appropriate research study designs, manage and analyze epidemiologic data, interpret study results, and apply the results to prevent and control disease and health-related events.The Fifth Edition is a thorough revision that gives greater attention to real-world, contemporary public health problems involving both infectious and chronic diseases and conditions, making it an ideal introductory text for the epidemiology student with minimal training in the biomedical sciences and statistics.

Encyclopedia of Epidemiology

The term field epidemiology describes the application of epidemiologic methods, usually by representatives of a public health service, to address specific healthrelated questions in community settings. Many, if not most, ...

Encyclopedia of Epidemiology

The Encyclopedia of Epidemiology presents state-of-the-art information from the field of epidemiology in a less technical and accessible style and format. With more than 600 entries, no single reference provides as comprehensive a resource in as focused and appropriate manner. The entries cover every major facet of epidemiology, from risk ratios to case-control studies to mediating and moderating variables, and much more. Relevant topics from related fields such as biostatistics and health economics are also included.

Introduction to Epidemiology

interesting, exciting, and challenging part of epidemiology is working in the field conducting epidemiologic investigations of epidemics. Epidemiologists have been called disease detectives.1 Epidemiologic field investigations typically ...

Introduction to Epidemiology

Introduction to Epidemiology, Seventh Edition is the ideal introductory text for the epidemiology student with minimal training in the biomedical sciences and statistics.

Lilienfeld s Foundations of Epidemiology

Field epidemiology (applied epidemiology, hospital epidemiology, intervention epidemiology, or shoe leather epidemiology) is “the practice of [epidemiology] in real time and real place, which in turn involves both science and art.

Lilienfeld s Foundations of Epidemiology

Preceded by Foundations of epidemiology / revised by David E. Lilienfeld, Paul D. Stolley. 3rd ed. 1994.

Introduction to Epidemiology

CHAPTER 10 Field Epidemiology I Define field epidemiology. I Discuss the role of the epidemiologist in planning and establishing an epidemiologic study for assessing epidemics. I Be familiar with the steps of a field investigation.

Introduction to Epidemiology

Introduction to Epidemiology, Sixth Edition is the ideal introductory text for the epidemiology student with minimal training in the biomedical sciences and statistics. With updated tables, figures, and examples throughout, the Sixth Edition is a thorough revision that offers an all new, real world examples to help better illustrate elusive concepts. Learning objectives, as well as study questions with descriptive answers, in each chapter engage the student in further analysis and reflection. New Features of the Sixth Edition: Updated tables and figures. Addition of several real-world, practical examples. Added focus on setting-up contingency tables and calculating and interpreting appropriate measures of association. Greater detail and examples on conducting hypothesis testing. Greater detail and examples on calculating age-adjusting rates. Greater detail and examples on calculating years of potential life lost. Greater detail and examples on assessing clinical trials. Updated case studies.

The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual

A NEW AND ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR THE PRACTICE OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTHThe CDC Field Epidemiology Manual is a definitive guide to investigating acute public health events on the ground and in real time.

The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual

A NEW AND ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR THE PRACTICE OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTHThe CDC Field Epidemiology Manual is a definitive guide to investigating acute public health events on the ground and in real time. Assembled and written by experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as other leading public health agencies, it offers current and field-tested guidance for every stage of an outbreak investigation -- from identification to intervention and other core considerations along the way.

Applied Epidemiology

The epidemiologic field investigation: science and judgment in public health practice. Am J Epidemiol 1990a;132:9-16. Goodman RA, Bauman CF, Gregg MB, Videtto JF, Stroup DF, Chalmers NP. Epidemiologic field investigations by the Centers ...

Applied Epidemiology

Focusing on areas of public health practice in which the systematic application of epidemiologic methods can have a large and positive impact, this text applies traditional epidemiologic methods for determining disease etiology to the "real-life" applications of public health and health services research. Brownson and Petitti--true to their belief that epidemiology is the diagnostic discipline of public health--provide a much-needed book that bridges the gap between theoretical epidemiology and public health practice. Their uniquely comprehensive coverage includes a number of topics not traditionally addressed by other epidemiology texts. Twelve chapters offer a thorough, in-depth analysis of the important issues, methods, problems, and limitations within applied epidemiology. Following an introduction, three overview chapters detail study design and interpretation, outbreak and cluster investigations, and public health surveillance. The remaining chapters highlight key issues and provide practical recommendations on eight contemporary topics, such as community intervention trials, outcomes research, risk assessment, screening, and cost-benefit analysis. The editors--both very well-known researchers in the field--have compiled reviews with direct relevance to or a strong basis in epidemiology. All chapters have been authored by recognized authorities in the field of epidemiology and public health. Case studies of actual programs at the end of each chapter illustrate major points and provide a foundation for more detailed discussions. Applied Epidemiology is intended for practitioners in epidemiology, and students in epidemiology and related disciplines that rely heavily on epidemiologic methods and reasoning. It will be a practical and informative tool in academic institutions, federal agencies with significant educational missions, state and local public health agencies, and health care organizations.

Veterinary Epidemiology

Field epidemiology is the practice of epidemiology in response to problems of a magnitude significant enough to require a rapid or immediate action (Goodman and Buehler, 2008). For example, when outbreaks of foot‐andmouth disease occur, ...

Veterinary Epidemiology

A comprehensive introduction to the role of epidemiology in veterinary medicine This fully revised and expanded edition of Veterinary Epidemiology introduces readers to the field of veterinary epidemiology. The new edition also adds new chapters on the design of observational studies, validity in epidemiological studies, systematic reviews, and statistical modelling, to deliver more advanced material. This updated edition begins by offering an historical perspective on the development of veterinary medicine. It then addresses the full scope of epidemiology, with chapters covering causality, disease occurrence, determinants, disease patterns, disease ecology, and much more. Veterinary Epidemiology, Fourth Edition: ● Features updates of all chapters to provide a current resource on the subject of veterinary epidemiology ● Presents new chapters essential to the continued advancement of the field ● Includes examples from companion animal, livestock, and avian medicine, as well as aquatic animal diseases ● Focuses on the principles and concepts of epidemiology, surveillance, and diagnostic-test validation and performance ● Includes access to a companion website providing multiple choice questions Veterinary Epidemiology is an invaluable reference for veterinary general practitioners, government veterinarians, agricultural economists, and members of other disciplines interested in animal disease. It is also essential reading for epidemiology students at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

A Dictionary of Epidemiology

John M. Last Professor of Epidemiology University of Ottawa (Emeritus) ... Field epidemiology is how epidemics and outbreaks are investigated, and it is a tool for implementing measures to protect and improve the health of the public.

A Dictionary of Epidemiology

Dictionary making never ends because languages are always changing. Widely used throughout the world, this book will continue to serve as the standard English-language dictionary of epidemiology and many from related fields such as biostatistics, infectious disease control, health promotion, genetics, clinical epidemiology, health economics, and medical ethics. The definitions are clear and concise, but there is space for some brief essays and discussions of the provenance of important terms. Sponsored by the International Epidemiological Association, the dictionary represents the consensus of epidemiologists in many different countries. All the definitions were reviewed repeatedly by an international network of contributors from every major branch of epidemiology. They are authoritative without being authoritarian. The Fourth Edition contains well over 150 new entries anad substantial revisions of about the same number of definitions, plus a dozen new illustrations. Many of the new terms relate to methods used in environmental and clinical epidemiology.