3123.1 Epidemiologic Capacity and the Epidemiology-Policy Connection

Monday, November 9, 2009: 10:30 AM
This interesting session will focus on epidemiology education, capacity, resources and dissemination of research findings. Presentations will include discussions of epidemiology education for younger students, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (the “Buckley Amendment”), regional capacity and competencies, challenges that epidemiologists face when designing funding allocation formulas and an illustation of dissemination of study findings to research participants.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify reasons for teaching younger students the science of public health in general, and epidemiology specifically. 2. Discuss the status of regional capacity, competency and obstacles for recruitment and retention of epidemiologists. 3. Describe at least 3 challenges that epidemiologists are likely to face when asked by program managers to recommend indicators and data sources for calculating funding allocation shares among constituent jurisdictions in national or state public health programs.

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Has FERPA, the school privacy law (a.k.a. the "Buckley amendment"), affected epidemiologists?
Stanley H. Weiss, MD, FACP, FACE, James A. Gaudino, MD, MS,MPH,FACPM, Elquemedo Oscar Alleyne, MPH, Melissa Quick, Roberta B. Ness, MD MPH, John Middaugh, MD and Daniel M. Rosenblum, PhD
Table 3
Trends in State Epidemiologic Capacity: Results from the 2009 Epidemiology Capacity Assessment
Lisa D. Ferland, MPH, James Hadler, MD, Edward Chao, MPH and Jennifer Lemmings, MPH
Table 4
Use of epidemiologic and other population measures in funding allocation formulas for public health programs
James W. Buehler, MD, Patrick Bernet, PhD, Lydia L. Ogden, MA, MPP and David Holtgrave, PhD
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Disseminating Results to Study Participants: Experiences from the Kisumu Breastfeeding Study (KiBS)
Ken Ondenge, Mary Nyikuri, Rose O. Masaba, MD, Frank Angira, Richard Lando, Isabel Nyangau and Timothy K. Thomas, MD

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Organized by: Epidemiology

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

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