274495 Epidemiologic cascade: Concept and application to industrial corporations

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 2:35 PM - 2:55 PM

René I. Jahiel, MD, PhD , President, Ecole Libre des Hautes Etudes, Riverdale, NY
This presentation will be in the context of an epidemiology of societal power, with the metaphor of epidemiologic cascade representing the flow of societal power that moves a harmful product or policy from an initiation point to the point of contact with and embodiment by members of the public who are susceptible to its harmful effects. This flow is usually carried stepwise by conduits through several levels of societal organizations. In industrialized societies initiation would come most often from government (Jahiel, Alter.Europ. J. Disabil. Research 2007; 1:23-42)) or large industrial corporations (Jahiel, J Urban Hlth 2008;85:517-531). 12-->

Learning Areas:
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe several models of corporate epidemiologic cascade of increasing complexity and discuss them in relation to analysis of causation, surveillance and public health policy.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

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