Competency: Epi Methods

Analysis of Public Health Data Using Census Tract-Level Poverty – 3/6/2014

Watch Video Speakers: Jim Hadler, MD, MPH Objectives: This presentation will focus on the rationale and method for using area-based poverty as a variable to analyze public health data.  It will review the work of the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project and its conclusions, then  use as examples of its recent application several analyses done …

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Learning from Kindergarteners: Uncovering Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Alaska’s Vaccination Coverage – 8/7/2014

Watch Video Speakers: Brian Yablon, MD Objectives: Description: Improving vaccination coverage requires both an understanding of general principles as well as local epidemiology. CDC’s National Immunization Survey is a valuable source of data, but it is limited in its ability to assess vaccination coverage disparities at the level of an individual state or health jurisdiction. …

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A Local Health Department’s Epidemiologic Consultation Process – 9/4/2014

Watch Video Speakers: Sharon K. Greene, PhD, MPH Objectives: Description: The Bureau of Communicable Disease at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene uses an in-house consultation process to help ensure the scientific validity and statistical accuracy of the bureau’s epidemiologic investigations and research projects. A doctoral-level epidemiologist orients new staff, fellows, …

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Use of a Dummy Dataset to Optimize Accuracy of Multi-Jurisdiction Data Submission: A Not-so-Dumb Idea – 10/2/2014

Watch Video Speakers: Dan Dao, MPH Objectives: Description: Since 2013, a community of injury epidemiologists has been using a standardized dataset to test programming and coding for requested injury data against a dataset with known outcomes. The intent of this ongoing project is to improve injury data quality and facilitate collaboration among injury epidemiologists in …

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Communication Principles for the Epidemiologist – 2/6/2014

Watch Video Speakers: Sara Ramey, M.Ed; Emily Holubowich, MPP Objectives:After this webinar, participants will be able to: 1. Describe general types of communication strategies. 2. Understand how to identify communication strategies for a specific audience. 3. Describe key concepts to keep in mind when epidemiologists communicate with policy makers. Webinar Slides

Overcoming Small Numbers in a Small State: Vermont’s Approach to Cancer Mapping – 1/3/2014

Watch Video Speakers: Jennifer Kachajian, MA, MPH Objectives:Description: Concerns are raised routinely by individuals regarding the number of cancers in their communities. There has been a need to evaluate how the number of cases observed in a community compares with the number expected. However, Vermont’s small number of cases and population present challenges for community-level …

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