5041.0 Advances in Epidemiologic Methods, Research and Surveillance

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
This informative session will cover a range of topics relating to epidemiologic methods. A re-analysis of W.H. Frost's 1939 tuberculosis mortality study will be followed by discussions of the inclusion of a cell phone sample in a regional population health survey, incorporating individual-level uncertainties in exposure into a study of arsenic in drinking water and bladder cancer, and the impact of measurement error on estimating risk factors for parasitic infections in the Phillipines.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the challenges and benefits of surveying cell phone-only households in health survey research. 2. Disuss a new method for incorporating exposure uncertainty in epidemiologic analyses. 3. Discuss the need for estimating and correcting measurement error in epidemiological studies.

8:53 AM
Community health data in a wireless world: Inclusion of cell phone sample in a regional population health survey
Rose Malinowski-Weingartner, BA, Chintan R. Turakhia, MBA, Gary Klein, PhD, Francine Axler, MPH, Allegra R. Gordon, MPH, Amanda Innes, MSS, MLSP, Michael P. Battaglia, MA and Lynne Kotranski, PhD
9:11 AM
9:29 AM
Impact of measurement error on estimating risk factors for diseases: An example from parasitic infections in the Philippines
Mushfiqur R. Tarafder, MBBS, MPH, Hélène Carabin, DVM, PhD, Lawrence Joseph, PhD, Linda D. Cowan, PhD, Aaron Wendelboe, PhD, Sara Vesely, PhD and Stephen T. McGarvey, PhD, MPH

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Organized by: Epidemiology

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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