Online Program

How to write a discussion section

Saturday, October 31, 2015 : 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Michael D. Kogan, PhD, Office of Epidemiology and Research, HRSA / Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Rockville, MD
This section of the course will focus on how to write a discussion. Dr. Kogan will discuss the purposes, provide an outline of the section, go into details for each component of the section, and provide examples for each component, including how to write a limitations section and a concluding paragraph.

Learning Areas:

Communication and informatics
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
List the components of a Discussion section. Demonstrate an understanding of how a Discussion section is organized.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: N/A

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have taught this course successfully at various venues, including APHA. I have over 120 peer-reviewed publications. I served on the editorial boards of AJPH and the Maternal and Child Health Journal (MCHJ). I have served as a special editor for Pediatrics and the MCHJ. I am currently the Director of Epidemiology and Research at the US Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
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.