Online Program

Conclusion highlights: Challenge and opportunities in CVD epidemiology research and education

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Sinziana Seicean-Boose, MD, MPH, PhD, Department of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Recently recognized social and media-related cardiovascular (CVD) risk factors are currently changing the traditional thinking/approach upon interventions previously focused entirely at the “individual level” modifying CVD risk factors. This short presentation reviews the framework of implementation research based on contextual thinking, for reducing the rates of inadequately addressed or unrecognized CVD. Challenges in current CVD epidemiological and public health research and clinical practice including fragmentation of efforts due to competing priorities artificially established within specific health-related conditions, lack of clear leadership, insufficient health workforce capacity and/or health infrastructure focused on health surveillance systems are highlighted. Last, opportunities for innovative change are discussed. Focus is given to the use of multidisciplinary research training programs for a unified approach to translational and implementation of CVD research, and use of electronic medical records systems for improving research data collection while simultaneously tracking and evaluating quality of care and the effectiveness of clinically-based epidemiological interventions.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Clinical medicine applied in public health
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Identify Challenge and Opportunities in current CVD Epidemiology Research and Education

Keyword(s): Challenges and Opportunities, Epidemiology

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have over a decade of experience in the field of epidemiology including conducting ,publishing and mentoring research in clinical epidemiology
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.