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Cases in Field Epidemiology: A Global Perspective

Author(s): Dr. Mark S. Dworkin, MD, MPH&TM, FACP, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763778910
  • Paperback    484 pages      © 2011
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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.

Part  I  An Introduction to Field Epidemiology
  Chapter  1  An overview of outbreak investigation - Mark S. Dworkin, MD, MPH&TM
  Chapter  2  How an Outbreak is Investigated - Mark S. Dworkin, MD, MPH&TM
Part  II  Outbreak Investigations of Infectious Diseases
  Chapter  3  Leptospirosis at the Bubbles- Kenrad E. Nelson, MD
  Chapter  4  Cholera for a Dime- Paul A. Blake, MD, MPH
  Chapter  5  Legionnaire’s Disease --Investigation of an Outbreak of a New Disease- Steven Thacker, MD, MSc
  Chapter  6  The Investigation of Toxic Shock Syndrome in Wisconsin, 1979-1980 and Beyond- Jeffrey P. Davis, MD
  Chapter  7  The Early Days of AIDS in the United States. A Personal Perspective - Harold Jaffe, MD
  Chapter  8  Verify the Diagnosis --A Pseudo-outbreak of Amebiasis in Los Angeles County - Frank Sorvillo, PhD
  Chapter  9  Measles Among Religiously Exempt Persons- Charles E. Jennings, BS
  Chapter  10  An Outbreak of Fulminant Hepatitis B in a Medical Ward in Israel- Ronald C. Hershow, MD
  Chapter  11  What went wrong? An ancient recipe associated with botulism in modern Egypt - J. Todd Weber, MD
  Chapter  12  Controlling an Outbreak of Shigellosis with a Community-wide Intervention in Lexington County, Kentucky - Janet Mohle-Boetani, MD
  Chapter  13  Pork Tapeworm in an Orthodox Jewish Community: Arriving at a Biologically Plausible Hypothesis - Peter Schantz, DVM and Mary Bartlett, BA
  Chapter  14  The Massive Waterborne Outbreak of Cryptosporidium Infections, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1993- Jeffrey P. Davis, MD
  Chapter  15  A Community Outbreak of Hepatitis A Involving Cooperation Between Public Health, The Media, and Law Enforcement in Iowa, 1997 - Patricia Quinlisk, MD, MPH, Yvan Hutin, MD, Ken Carter, Tom Carney, Kevin Teale
  Chapter  16  Tracking a Syphilis Outbreak Through Cyberspace- Jeffrey D. Klausner, MD, MPH
  Chapter  17  Eschar – The Story of the New York City Department of Health 2001 Anthrax Investigation- Don Weiss MD, MPH, Marci Layton, MD
  Chapter  18  Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in Gabon -- Chaos to Control Daniel G. Bausch, MD, MPH&TM
  Chapter  19  Whipping Whooping Cough in Rock Island County, Illinois - Mark S. Dworkin, MD, MPH&TM
  Chapter  20  Emergency Yellow Fever Mass Vaccination in Post-Civil War Liberia -Gregory Huhn, MD, MPH&TM
  Chapter  21  A Mumps Epidemic – Iowa, 2006- Patricia Quinlisk, MD, MPH
Part  III  Outbreak Investigations of Intoxications and Other Noninfectious Causes
  Chapter  22  Something Borrowed, Something Blue: A Wedding to Remember - Cortland Lohff, MD, MPH, Tom Boo, MD, and Patricia Quinlisk, MD, MPH
  Chapter  23  Toxic School Lunch: Chemical Poisoning of Elementary School Children in Joliet, Illinois -Alpesh Patel, MBBS, MPH, CERC, CPHA and Mark S. Dworkin, MD, MPH&TM
  Chapter  24  When Your Food Glows Blue- Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner, MD
  Chapter  25  What Do People Eat When They Have No Food? A Tragic Story of Poverty, Monsoon Floods, and Weeds - Emily Gurley, MPH
  Chapter  26  Toxic Tryptophan? Investigating the Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome in Minnesota -Edward A. Belongia, MD
  Chapter  27  A Mystery Illness in Panama - Lauren S. Lewis, MD, MPH
  Chapter  28  “We’re Prepared To Believe You” -- Investigating Cancer Cluster Reports- Tim E. Aldrich, PhD, MPH and Julie Worthington, PhD, MPH
Part  IV  Cases in Environmental and Occupational Health
  Chapter  29  Fine Wines and Cohorts Take Time: The History of a Cohort Study of Workers Exposed to Ethylene Oxide -Leslie Stayner, PhD and Kyle Steenland, PhD
  Chapter  30  Why Have The Children Of Chernivtsi Lost All Of Their Hair? - Daniel Hryhorczuk, MD, MPH
  Chapter  31  Not In My Backyard: An Investigation of the Health of a Community Living Near a Landfill- Preethi Pratap, PhD
Part  V  Investigating Hard to Reach and Special Populations
  Chapter  32  Back to School: Using Basic Epidemiological Data on Asthma in Urban School Children to Improve Respiratory Health -Victoria Persky, MD
  Chapter  33  Sex, Drugs, and Community-based Ethnography: Field Investigations Involving Difficult To Reach Populations Around The World- W. Wayne Wiebel, PhD
  Chapter  34  Investigation of Attitudes Towards Immunization in an Old Order Amish Community- Jonathan S. Yoder MSW, MPH
  Chapter  35  Performing a Seroprevalence and Ocular Study in Rural Guatemala – Toxoplasmosis, a Chronic Infectious Disease- Jeffrey L. Jones, MD, MPH and Beatriz López, QB

Dr. Mark S. Dworkin, MD, MPH&TM, FACP-Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health

Dr. Mark S. Dworkin is a medical epidemiologist and is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.  After receiving his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois, he trained in Internal Medicine at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, and in Infectious Diseases at Tulane University Medical Center where he also obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Health and Tropical Medicine from the Tulane University School of Tropical Medicine and Public Health in New Orleans. 

For 2 years he served in the Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Epidemic Intelligence Service stationed at the Washington State Department of Health, where he investigated many outbreaks including those due to pertussis, Salmonella, Cryptosporidium, Trichinella, and measles. Dr. Dworkin worked at the CDC in Atlanta for 4 years in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention and performed many epidemiologic analyses related to opportunistic infections.  During 2000 to 2006, he was the Illinois Department of Public Health State Epidemiologist in the Division of Infectious Diseases and team leader for the Rapid Response Team (an outbreak investigation team).  Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Illinois-School of Public Health, an attending physician at the HIV outpatient Core Center of the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County (formerly Cook County Hospital), provides on-call coverage to a private practice infectious disease group in the Chicago area, and lectures at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. 

Dr. Dworkin has authored or co-authored many scientific publications on various topics including outbreak investigations, surveillance, HIV/AIDS opportunistic infections, salmonellosis, tick-borne illnesses, and vaccine-preventable infections. Dr. Dworkin was awarded both the Commendation Medal and the Achievement Medal by the United States Public Health Service. 

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  • "Most beginning epidemiology books are not case studies but are focused on principles or methods. This book would be an excellent adjunct to the basic textbooks and would be useful for all epidemiologists in public health departments."
    --James C. Torner, MS, PhD(University of Iowa College of Public Health)

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Chapter  9  Measles Among Religiously Exempt Persons- Charles E. Jennings, BS
Chapter  16  Tracking a Syphilis Outbreak Through Cyberspace- Jeffrey D. Klausner, MD, MPH
Chapter  18  Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in Gabon -- Chaos to Control Daniel G. Bausch, MD, MPH&TM
Chapter  19  Whipping Whooping Cough in Rock Island County, Illinois - Mark S. Dworkin, MD, MPH&TM
Chapter  23  Toxic School Lunch: Chemical Poisoning of Elementary School Children in Joliet, Illinois -Alpesh Patel, MBBS, MPH, CERC, CPHA and Mark S. Dworkin, MD, MPH&TM