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PUBH 8545 Advanced Analysis of Community Health Data and Surveillance in Public Health: Welcome & Course Readings

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PUBH 8545 Course Readings

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Cox, E., Martin, B. C., Van Staa, T., Garbe, E., Siebert, U., & Johnson, M. L. (2009). Good research practices for comparative effectiveness research: Approaches to mitigate bias and confounding in the design of nonrandomized studies of treatment effects using secondary data sources: The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Good Research Practices for Retrospective Database Analysis Task Force Report—Part II. Value in Health, 12(8), 1053–1061.

Doolan, D. M., & Froelicher, E. S. (2009). Using an existing data set to answer new research questions: A methodological review. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 23(3), 203–215.

Fuller, C. H. (1974). Weighting to adjust for survey nonresponse. Public Opinion Quarterly, 38(2), 239–246.

Fullerton, S. M., & Lee, S. S. (2011). Secondary uses and the governance of de-identified data: Lessons from the human genome diversity panel. BMC Medical Ethics, 12(1), 16.

Gomez, M. R. (1997). Recommendations for optimizing the usefulness of existing exposure databases for public health applications. AIHA Journal, 58(3), 181–182.

Hansen, C. (2012, March 14). Unlocking our data to save lives: Analyzing existing electronic health care records could help B.C. residents and save the province billions in costs. The Vancouver Sun, p. A11.

Kamin, L. F. (2010). Using a five-step procedure for inferential statistical analyses. The American Biology Teacher, 72(3), 186–188.

Kelder, J.-A. (2005). Using someone else’s data: Problems, pragmatics and provisions. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 6(1), 1–13.

Kindig, D., Asada, Y., & Booske, B. (2008). A Population Health Framework for Setting National and State Health Goals. Journal of the American Medical Association, 299(17), 2081-2083.

Langkamp, D. L., Lehman, A., & Lemeshow, S. (2010). Techniques for handling missing data in secondary analyses of large surveys. Academic Pediatrics, 10(3), 205–210.

Larsen, J., Stovring, H., Kragstrup, J., & Hansen, D. G. (2009). Can differences in medical drug compliance between European countries be explained by social factors: Analyses based on data from the European Social Survey, round 2. BMC Public Health, 9, 145–150.

Lipowski, E. E. (2008). Developing great research questions. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 65(17), 1667–1670.

Long, J. A., Bamba, M. I., Ling, B., & Shea, J. A. (2006). Missing race/ethnicity data in Veterans Health Administration based disparities research: A systematic review. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 17(1), 128–140.

Marshall, G., & Jonker, L. (2010a). A concise guide to… descriptive statistics. Synergy, 22–25. 

Marshall, G., & Jonker, L. (2010b). A concise guide to inferential statistics. Synergy,


Maiti, T. (2005). Tutorials in biostatistics, vol. 1: Statistical methods in clinical studies / tutorials in biostatistics, vol. 2: Statistical modelling of complex medical data. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 100(472), 1468–1468.

McHugh, M. L. (2003a). Descriptive statistics, part I: Level of measurement. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 8(1), 35–37.

McHugh, M. L. (2003b). Descriptive statistics, part II: Most commonly used descriptive statistics. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 8(3), 111–116.

McPhail, D., Goodwin, I., & Gordon, K. (2006). Reviewing statistical analysis plans—A guide for medical writers. Drug Information Journal, 40(2), 197–202

Noble, D. J., Panesar, S. S., & Pronovost, P. J. (2011). A public health approach to patient safety reporting systems is urgently needed. Journal of Patient Safety, 7(2), 109–112.

Pierannunzi, C., Town, M., Garvin, W., Shaw, F. E., & Balluz, L. (2012). Methodologic changes in the behavioral risk factor surveillance system in 2011 and potential effects on prevalence estimates. MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, 61(22), 410–413.

Pike, G. R. (2008). Using weighting adjustments to compensate for survey nonresponse. Research in Higher Education, 49(2), 153–171.

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.

Silva-Ayçaguer, L. C., Suárez-Gil, P., & Fernández-Somoano, A. (2010). The null hypothesis significance test in health sciences research (1995–2006): Statistical analysis and interpretation. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 10(1), 44.

Smith, P. M., Stock, S. R., McLeod, C. B., Koehoorn, M., Marchand, A., & Mustard, C. A. (2010). Research opportunities using administrative databases and existing surveys for new knowledge in occupational health and safety in Canada, Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 101, S46–S52.

Thabane, L., & Akhtar-Danesh, N. (2008). Guidelines for reporting descriptive statistics in health research. Nurse Researcher, 15(2), 72–81.  Note:  On page 72 of Nurse Researcher volume 15, number 2, Lehana Thabane's name was spelt incorrectly.  

Von Elm E., Altman, D. G., Egger, M., Pocock, S. J., Gøtzsche, P. C., & Vandenbroucke, J. P. (2007). The Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) statement: Guidelines for reporting observational studies. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 85(11), 867–872.

Wang, R., Sedransk, J., & Jinn, J. H. (1992). Secondary data analysis when there are missing observations. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 7(420), 952–961.

Whitener, B. L., Van Horne, V. V., & Gauthier, A. K. (2005). Health services research tools for public health professionals. American Journal of Public Health, 95(2), 204–207.

Wolverton, M. L. (2009). Research design, hypothesis testing, and sampling. The Appraisal Journal, 77(4), 370–382.

Other Readings

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