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Methods in Field Epidemiology

Author(s): Pia D. M. MacDonald, PhD, MPH, Director North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763784591
  • ISBN-10:0763784591
  • Paperback    352 pages      © 2012
Price: $146.95 US List
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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.

Dedication  
About the Authors  
Acknowledgements  
Contributors  
Reviewers  
Preface  
Chapter  1  Introduction
Chapter  2  Introduction to Outbreak Investigations
Chapter  3  Public Health Surveillance
Chapter  4  Is a Potential Outbreak Real?
Chapter  5  Assembling and Equipping an Outbreak Investigation Team
Chapter  6  Hypothesis Generation and Descriptive Epidemiology
Chapter  7  Epidemiological Studies in Outbreak Investigations
Chapter  8  Hypothesis-Testing Interviews
Chapter  9  Data Analysis
Chapter  10  Writing an Outbreak Investigation Report
Chapter  11  Public Health Laboratory’s Role in Field Epidemiology/Outbreak Investigation
Chapter  12  Environmental Health Components of an Outbreak Investigation
Chapter  13  Investigating Non-Infectious Health Events in Public Health Practice
Chapter  14  Forensic Epidemiology Investigations
Chapter  15  Geographic Information Systems for Field Epidemiology
Chapter  16  Special Considerations

Pia D. M. MacDonald, PhD, MPH-Director North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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ISBN-13: 9780763784591

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