Online Program

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

Saturday, November 2, 2013 : 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Joy P. Nanda, DSc, MS, MHS, MBA, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (Ret), Johns Hopkins University (Ret), Baltimore, MD
During this session, examples from actual public health programs and simulated screening tests will be discussed. Measures and computation methods for computing different types of reliability and validity will be demonstrated. Based on participants' experience with screening programs in their communities, this session will discuss the risks and benefits of community, school and health care setting based screening programs

Learning Areas:

Biostatistics, economics
Program planning
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Discuss components of screening and prognosis in a population. Analyze validity components of a screening tool. Differentiate types of reliability and their measurement.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As a trained community and behavioral epidemiologist, I have more than three decades of extensive research and teaching experience on methods, interpretation and application of epidemiological data and program evaluation. I have taught numerous introductory, intermediate and advanced epidemiology courses at numerous public and private institutions in the U.S. for undergraduate and graduate students as well as to members of public health community. I have also been the instructor for this LI since 2005.
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.