Principles and Practice of Public Health Surveillance / Edition 3

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Public health surveillance is the systematic, ongoing assessment of the health of a community, based on the collection, interpretation, and use of health data. Surveillance provides information necessary for public health decision making and interventions. In the third edition of Principles and Practice of Public Health Surveillance, the editors present an organized approach to planning, developing, and implementing public health surveillance systems in response to the rapidly changing field of public health. Substantially revised and expanded on, this edition continues to examine further the expansion of surveillance of disease and health determinants, as well as the recent advances in data management and informatics. Major sections of the book focus on bioresponse and preparedness, risk behaviors, and environmental exposure, while the ethical considerations and policy justification for public health surveillance are also explored. Drawing largely from the experience of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other experts in the field, this book provides an excellent framework that collectively improves the surveillance foundation of public health. It will continue to serve as the standard text in the field, an invaluable resource for public health students and the desk reference for public health practitioners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195372922
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/26/2010
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 501,149
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa M. Lee, PhD is Assistant Science Officer at the Office of the Chief Science Officer, Center for Disease Control.

Steven M. Teutsch, MD, MPH is Chief Science Officer at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

Stephen B. Thacker, MD, MSc is Director of the Office of Workforce and Career Development, Center for Disease Control.

Michael E. St. Louis, MD is Associate Director for Science at the Coordinating Center for Global Health, Center for Disease Control.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Historical Background
Stephen B. Thacker, MD, MSc

Chapter 2. Considerations in Planning a Surveillance System
Steven M. Teutsch, MD, MPH

Chapter 3. Economic and Policy Justification for Public Health Surveillance
David B. Rein, PhD

Chapter 4. Collecting Public Health Surveillance Data: Creating a Surveillance System
M. Kathleen Glynn, DVM, MPVM and Lorraine C. Backer, PhD, MPH

Chapter 5. Informatics and the Management of Surveillance Data
Ramesh S. Krishnamurthy, PhD, MPH and Michael E. St. Louis, MD

Chapter 6. Analyzing and Interpreting Public Health Surveillance Data
Patrick S. Sullivan, DVM, PhD, Matthew T. McKenna, MD, MPH, Lance Waller, PhD, G. David Williamson, PhD and Lisa M. Lee, PhD

Chapter 7. Communicating Public Health Surveillance Information for Action
Patrick L. Remington, MD, MPH and David E. Nelson, MD, MPH

Chapter 8. Evaluating Public Health Surveillance
Samuel L. Groseclose, DVM, MPH, Robert R. German, DrPH, MPH., and Peter Nsubuga, MD, MPH

Chapter 9. Ethics in Public Health Surveillance
Charles M Heilig and Patricia Sweeney

Chapter 10. Legal Considerations in Public Health Surveillance in the United States
Verla S. Neslund, Richard A. Goodman, James G. Hodge, Jr., and John P. Middaugh

Chapter 11. Public Health Surveillance for Infectious Diseases
Chris Van Beneden, MD, MPH and Ruth Lynfield, MD

Chapter 12. Public Health Surveillance for Chronic Diseases, Injuries, and Birth Defects
Ali H. Mokdad, PhD, Joseph L. Annest, PhD, MS, Robin M. Ikeda, MD, MPH, and Cara T. Mai, MPH

Chapter 13. Surveillance for Determinants of Population Health
Roy Gibson Parrish, II, MD, Sharon M. McDonnell, B.S.N, M.D., M.P.H., and Patrick L. Remington, M.D., M.P.H.

Chapter 14. Public Health Surveillance for Preparedness and Emergency Response: Biosurveillance for Human Health
Daniel M. Sosin, MD, MPH and Richard S. Hopkins, MD, MSPH

Chapter 15. Healthcare Quality and Safety: The Monitoring of Administrative Information Systems and the Interface with Public Health Surveillance
James F. Murray, PhD and Chesley Richards, MD, MPH

Chapter 16. Postmarket Surveillance for Pharmaceuticals and Devices
Paul J. Seligman, MD, MPH, Thomas P. Gross, M. Miles Braun, MD, MPH, and Janet B. Arrowsmith, MD, FACP, FACE

Chapter 17. Surveillance in Low-Resource Settings: Challenges and Opportunities in the Current Context of Global Health
Michael St. Louis, MD, Henry Walke, MD, MPH, Helen Perry, PhD, Peter Nsubuga, MD, MPH, Mark White, MD, FACPM, and Scott Dowell, MD, MPH

Chapter 18. State and Local Public Health Surveillance in the United States
Guthrie S. Birkhead, MD, MPH and Christopher M. Maylahn, MD, MPH

Chapter 19. Public Health Workforce Needs for Surveillance
Denise Koo, MD, MPH and Herman Tolentino, MD

Chapter 20. Evolving Challenges and Opportunities in Public Health Surveillance
Lisa M. Lee, PhD and Stephen B Thacker, MD, MSc


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