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PUBH 8540 Epidemiology Topics Seminar: Welcome & Course Readings

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PUBH 8540 Required Course Readings


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Abubakar, I., Gautret, P., Brunette, G. W., Blumberg, L., Johnson, D., Poumerol, G., … Khan, A. S. (2012). Global perspectives for prevention of infectious diseases associated with mass gatherings. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 12(1), 66–74.

Alwan, A., MacLean, D. R., Riley, L. M., d'Espaignet, E. T., Mathers, C. D., Stevens, G. A., & Bettcher, D. (2010). Monitoring and surveillance of chronic non-communicable diseases: Progress and capacity in high-burden countries. The Lancet, 376(9755), 1861–1868.

Andermann, A., Blancquaert, I., Beauchamp, S., & Déry, V. (2008). Revisiting Wilson and Jungner in the genomic age: A review of screening criteria over the past 40 years. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 86(4), 317–319.

Beaglehole, R., Bonita, R., Horton, R., Adams, C., Alleyne, G., … Watt J. (2011). Priority actions for the non-communicable disease crisis. The Lancet, 377(9775), 1438–1447.

Bhopal, R., Macfarlane, G. J., Smith, W. C., & West, R. (2011). What is the future of epidemiology? The Lancet, 378(9790), 464–465.

Bian, L., Huang, Y., Mao, L., Lim, E., Lee, G., Yang, Y., …Wilson, D. (2012). Modeling individual vulnerability to communicable diseases: A framework and design. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 102(5), 1016–1025.

Bowler, D. E., Buyung-Ali, L. M., Knight, T. M., & Pullin, A. S. (2010). A systematic review of evidence for the added benefits to health of exposure to natural environments. BMC Public Health, 10, 456–465.

Chopra, M., Sharkey, A., Dalmiya, N., Anthony, D., Binkin, N., & UNICEF Equity in Child Survival, Health and Nutrition Analysis Team. (2012). Strategies to improve health coverage and narrow the equity gap in child survival, health, and nutrition. The Lancet, 380(9850), 1331 – 1340.

Coughlin, S. S. (2006). Ethical issues in epidemiologic research and public health practice. Emerging Themes in Epidemiology, 3, 16.

Danon, L., Ford, A. P., House, T., Jewell, C. P., Keeling, M. J., Roberts, G. O., … Vernon, M. C. (2011). Networks and the epidemiology of infectious disease. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases, 2011, 1–28.

Davis, F. G., Peterson, C. E., Bandiera, F., Carter-Pokras, O., & Brownson, R. C. (2012). How do we more effectively move epidemiology into policy action? Annals of Epidemiology, 22(6), 413–416.

de Goede, J., Putters, K., & van Oers, H. (2012). Utilization of epidemiological research for the development of local public health policy in The Netherlands: a case study approach. Social Science & Medicine, 74(5), 707–714.

Duramad, P., & Holland, N. T. (2011). Biomarkers of immunotoxicity for environmental and public health research. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 8(5), 1388–1401.

Fauci, A. S., & Morens, D. M. (2012). The perpetual challenge of infectious diseases. New England Journal of Medicine, 366(5), 454–461.

Feng, J., Glass, T. A., Curriero, F. C., Stewart, W. F., & Schwartz, B. S. (2010). The built environment and obesity: A systematic review of the epidemiologic evidence. Health & Place, 16(2), 175–190.

Fenwick, A. (2012). The global burden of neglected tropical diseases. Public Health, 126(3), 233–236.

Ford, N., Mills, E. J., Zachariah, R., & Upshur, R. (2009). Ethics of conducting research in conflict settings. Conflict and Health, 3, 7.

Freedman, V. A., Grafova, I. B., & Rogowski, J. (2011). Neighborhoods and chronic disease onset in later life. American Journal of Public Health, 101(1), 79–86.

Friel, S., & Marmot, M. G. (2011). Action on the social determinants of health and health inequities goes global. Annual Review of Public Health, 32, 225–236.

Grosse, S. D., Rogowski, W. H., Ross, L. F., Cornel, M. C., Dondorp, W. J., & Khoury, M. J. (2010). Population screening for genetic disorders in the 21st century: Evidence, economics, and ethics. Public Health Genomics, 13(2), 106–115.

Heymann, D. L., & Brilliant, L. (2011). Surveillance in eradication and elimination of infectious diseases: A progression through the years. Vaccine, 29S, D141–D144.

Jansen, M. W., van Oers, H. A., Kok, G., & de Vries, N. K. (2010). Public health: Disconnections between policy, practice and research. Health Research Policy and Systems, 8, 37–49.

Khan, K., McNabb, S. J., Memish, Z. A., Eckhardt, R., Hu, W., Kossowsky, D., … Brownstein, J. S. (2012). Infectious disease surveillance and modelling across geographic frontiers and scientific specialties. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 12(3), 222–230.

Khoury, M. J., Bowen, M. S., Burke, W., Coates, R. J., Dowling, N. F., Evans, J. P., … St Pierre, J. (2011). Current priorities for public health practice in addressing the role of human genomics in improving population health. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 40(4), 486–493.

Li, T., Puhan, M. A., Vedula, S. S., Singh, S., & Dickersin, K. (2011). Network meta-analysis-highly attractive but more methodological research is needed. BMC Medicine, 9, 79.

Liese, B., Rosenberg, M., & Schratz, A. (2010). Programmes, partnerships, and governance for elimination and control of neglected tropical diseases. The Lancet, 375(9708), 67–76.

Livingood, W. C., Brady, C., Pierce, K., Atrash, H., Hou, T., & Bryant, T. (2010). Impact of preā€conception health care: Evaluation of a social determinants focused intervention. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 14(3), 382–391.

Mao, L., & Yang, Y. (2012). Coupling infectious diseases, human preventive behavior, and networks—A conceptual framework for epidemic modeling. Social Science & Medicine, 74(2), 167–175.

Middleton, D., & Kowalski, P. (2010). Advances in identifying beryllium sensitization and disease. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 7(1), 115–124.

Miranda, J. J., Kinra, S., Casas, J. P., Smith. G. D., & Ebrahim, S. (2008). Non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries: context, determinants and health policy. Tropical Medicine and International Health, 13(10), 1225–1234.

Montagu, D., Yamey, G., Visconti, A., Harding, A., & Yoong, J. (2011). Where do poor women in developing countries give birth? A multi-country analysis of demographic and health survey data. PLoS One, 6(2), 1–8.

Nitta, H., Yamazaki, S., Omori, T., & Sato, T. (2010). An introduction to epidemiologic and statistical methods useful in environmental epidemiology. Journal of Epidemiology, 20(3), 177–184.

Nykiforuk, C. I., & Flaman, L. M. (2011). Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for health promotion and public health: A review. Health Promotion Practice, 12(1), 63–73.

Osrin, D., Azad, K., Fernandez, A., Manandhar, D. S., Mwansambo, C. W., Tripathy, P., & Costello, A. M. (2009). Ethical challenges in cluster randomized controlled trials: experiences from public health interventions in Africa and Asia. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 87(10), 772–779.

Pearce, N. (1996). Traditional epidemiology, modern epidemiology, and public health. American Journal of Public Health, 86(5), 678–683.

Peirson, L., Ciliska, D., Dobbins, M., & Mowat, D. (2012). Building capacity for evidence informed decision making in public health: A case study of organizational change. BMC Public Health, 12, 137.

Schulte, P. A., Pandalai, S., Wulsin, V., & Chun, H. (2012). Interaction of occupational and personal risk factors in workforce health and safety. American Journal of Public Health, 102(3), 434–448.

Schwartz, J. L., & Caplan, A. L. (2011). Ethics of vaccination programs. Current Opinion in Virology, 1(4), 263–267.

Shapiro, J. S., Mostashari, F., Hripcsak, G., Soulakis, N., & Kuperman, G. (2011). Using health information exchange to improve public health. American Journal of Public Health, 101(4), 616–623.

Simmons, L. E., Rubens, C. E., Darmstadt, G. L., & Gravett, M. G. (2010). Preventing preterm birth and neonatal mortality: Exploring the epidemiology, causes, and interventions. Seminars in Perinatology, 34(6), 408–415.

Smith, T. D., & DeJoy, D. M. (2012). Occupational injury in America: An analysis of risk factors using data from the General Social Survey (GSS). Journal of Safety Research, 43(1), 67–74.

Spreeuwers, D., de Boer, A. G., Verbeek, J. H., & van Dijk, F. J. (2009). Characteristics of national registries for occupational diseases: international development and validation of an audit tool (ODIT). BMC Health Services Research, 9, 194.

Trasande, L., Cronk, C., Durkin, M., Weiss, M., Schoeller, D. A., Gall, E. A., … Gillman, M. W. (2009). Environment and obesity in the National Children’s Study. Environmental Health Perspectives, 117(2), 159–166.

van Teijlingen, E. R., & Simkhada, P. P. (2012). Ethical approval in developing countries is not optional. Journal of Medical Ethics, 38(7), 428–430.

Vinikoor-Imler, L. C., Messer, L. C., Evenson, K. R., & Laraia, B. A. (2011). Neighborhood conditions are associated with maternal health behaviors and pregnancy outcomes. Social Science & Medicine, 73(9), 1302–1311.

Xun, W. W., Khan, A. E., Michael, E., & Vineis, P. (2010). Climate change epidemiology: methodological challenges. International Journal of Public Health, 55(2), 85–96.

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