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Field Epidemiology Defined

Richard A. Goodman and James W. Buehler

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the practice of field epidemiology. Topics covered include determinants for field investigations, unique challenges to epidemiologists in field investigations, and standards ... More


Describing the Findings: Descriptive Epidemiology

Robert E. Fontaine and Richard A. Goodman

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses descriptive epidemiology. Field epidemiologists will either collect, or be presented with data from outbreak investigations, surveillance systems, vital statistics, or other ... More


Field Investigations From the State and Local Health Department Perspective

Jeffrey P. Davis and Guthrie S. Birkhead

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Working and networking diligently with colleagues and appropriately communicating ideas and information across jurisdictional lines and between scientific disciplines are keys to the success of state ... More


Epidemiologic Practices in Low-Income Countries

Stanley O. Foster

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter covers three broad areas of consideration: (1) factors that are influencing the practice of epidemiology in low-income countries; (2) examples of how some countries have used field ... More


The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual

Sonja A. Rasmussen and Richard A. Goodman (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190933692
eISBN:
9780190624279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933692.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual is the definitive resource for the most up-to-date guidance for epidemiologists and other experts conducting field investigations to address acute public health ... More


Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response for the Field Epidemiologist

Daniel M. Sosin and Richard E. Besser

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0022
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter attempts to prepare epidemiologists for their role in terrorism preparedness and the associated activities of emergency response. It covers an all-hazards approach to preparedness and ... More


Operational Aspects of Epidemiologic Field Investigations

Richard A. Goodman, James L. Hadler, and Duc J. Vugia

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes certain critical operational and management principles that apply before, during, and after the field work. These principles encompass the basic steps of: determining whether ... More


Suicide, Violence, and Other Forms of Injury

Joseph E. Logan and James A. Mercy

in The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190933692
eISBN:
9780190624279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933692.003.0025
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

Fatal and nonfatal self-directed and interpersonal violence and unintentional injuries can spread throughout a community just like infectious diseases. What drives people to attempt suicide, harm ... More


Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Richard C. Dicker

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The purpose of many field investigations is to identify causes, risk factors, sources, vehicles, routes of transmission, or other factors that put some members of the population at greater risk than ... More


Developing Interventions

Richard A. Goodman, Robert E. Fontaine, James L. Hadler, and Duc J. Vugia

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses decision-making regarding the implementation of interventions during the course of epidemiologic field investigations. It first outlines principles that public health officials ... More


Field Investigations of Occupational Disease and Injury

William Halperin and Douglas Trout

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0019
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses field investigations of occupational disease and injury. The area of occupational disease and injury is a highly challenging and difficult world that requires not only great ... More


Field Investigations of Natural Disasters and Complex Emergencies

Ron Waldman and Eric K. Noji

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0023
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses field investigations of disasters and emergencies. Topics covered include the historical development of field epidemiology in disasters and emergencies, role of the ... More


Using a Computer for Field Investigations

Andrew G. Dean and Consuelo M. Beck-Sagué

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the use of computers for field investigations. Computers require an investment of technical skill and setup time that must be balanced against the anticipated increase in ... More


Designing Studies in the Field

Richard C. Dicker

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The two most common types of observational studies conducted by field epidemiologists are cohort studies and case control studies. Conceptually, a cohort study, like an experimental study, begins ... More


Immunization Practices for the Field Epidemiologist

Harry F. Hull

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses immunization practices for field epidemiologists. Topics covered include vaccination, immunization programs, routine surveillance, outbreak investigation and control, and the ... More


Surveillance

Stephen B. Thacker and Guthrie S. Birkhead

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the acquisition of information for use in the public health arena, called surveillance. Public health surveillance is a basic tool of the field epidemiologist, providing the ... More


Communicating Epidemiologic Findings

Michael B. Gregg

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Effective communication is one of the skills of a field epidemiologist. This chapter deals with some of the elements of both written and oral communication skills. It discusses the writing of an ... More


Investigations in Health-Care Settings

William R. Jarvis

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The term health-care setting refers to hospitals, rehabilitative centers, transitional care, ambulatory care, outpatient, private physicians' offices, free-standing clinics, dialysis centers, ... More


Initiating Operations

Duc J. Vugia, Richard A. Goodman, James L. Hadler, and Danice K. Eaton

in The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190933692
eISBN:
9780190624279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933692.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

In response to an outbreak of disease of public health importance, a city, county, or state health department can request field epidemiologic assistance from the next higher level public health ... More


Field Investigations of Environmental Epidemics

Ruth A. Etzel

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Environmental epidemics are disease clusters linked to three main categories of agents: (a) pollutants and chemicals such as lead, mercury, and ozone, (b) useful commercial products that enter our ... More


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