247030 Screening and prognosis as focus of epidemiologic tools for a healthy community, reliability, validity, person years

Saturday, October 29, 2011: 10:45 AM

Dr. Joy P. Nanda, DSc, MS, MHS, MBA , Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
During this session, participants will learn how to design and evaluate screening programs by using tools that test their reliability and validity.

Learning Areas:
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Other professions or practice related to public health
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Discuss components of screening and prognosis in a population

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Professional experience a. Research Dr. Nanda has been a co-investigator/methodologist in at least 100 local, regional, national and international epidemiologic investigations. He currently serves as an evaluator for the Maryland WIC Program’s statewide breastfeeding peer counseling services and as the Biostatistician/Epidemiologist for the NIH sponsored Douching prevention Clinical Trial (NIAID) and a Contingency Management Clinical Trial for Abstinence of Drug Dependency (NIDA). In collaboration with University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Nanda also serves as the Biostatistician/Epidemiologist for two DHHS (BARDA) sponsored phase I/II clinical trials on irradiated parathyroid hormone effects on metabolic biomarkers. b. Teaching In addition to his research at Hopkins, Dr. Nanda had earlier taught courses on epidemiologic concepts and principles at University of Baltimore, Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, and at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. As an adjunct faculty, he has taught formal courses on principles of epidemiology, epidemiologic methods, social epidemiology, MCH epidemiology, Demography and Family Health, and Advanced Epidemiologic Methods at Baltimore's Morgan State University - a designated urban, community focused, public health teaching institution. Dr, Nanda has mentored over 45 doctoral, post-doctoral and other many graduate and under-graduate students focusing on methodologies, evaluation c. Community service In addition to serving on review and editorial boards on several professional public health journals, Dr. Nanda serves as Associate Editor to the International Journal: “Progress in Community Health Partnerships”, his role being to evaluate and apply epidemiologic principles to CBPR methodologies for community residents. For the past two years Dr. Nanda has served as a mentor to faculty at Baltimore’s Coppin State University’s Faculty Writing Institute. He also served as a facilitator for the DHHS sponsored National Healthcare Preparedness Evaluation and Improvement Conference, in 2009. Dr. Nanda has also successfully taught this APHA-LI (formerly CEI) during 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010 and has received excellent feedback from participants throughout the years. Other faculty associates are being identified based on individuals with adequate credentials who will have registered for the 139th APHA conference as well as have shown a willingness for active participation in the workshop to make the two-day experience en-joy-able.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.