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Field Epidemiology

Michael Gregg

Abstract

This book has a mission of describing the application of basic epidemiologic principles in real time, place, and person to solve problems of an urgent or emergency nature. Based on decades of experience in both infectious and non-infectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this book describes the distinct approach, tasks, and actions needed for successful field investigations. Guidance is given on such issues as how to perform surveillance, manage, and execute field investigations, collect and analyze data, perform surveys, adapt a personal computer for field use, an ... More

Keywords: infectious diseases, non-infectious diseases, surveillance, field investigations, data, surveys, media, field studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195313802
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Gregg, author
Viral Disease Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contents

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I BACKGROUND

1 FIELD EPIDEMIOLOGY DEFINED

Richard A. Goodman James W. Buehler

3 SURVEILLANCE

Stephen B. Thacker Guthrie S. Birkhead

II THE FIELD INVESTIGATION

4 OPERATIONAL ASPECTS OF EPIDEMIOLOGIC FIELD INVESTIGATIONS

Richard A. Goodman James L. Hadler Duc J. Vugia

6 SURVEYS AND SAMPLING

Joan M. Herold

7 USING A COMPUTER FOR FIELD INVESTIGATIONS

Andrew G. Dean Consuelo M. Beck-Sagué

9 DESCRIBING THE FINDINGS: DESCRIPTIVE EPIDEMIOLOGY

Robert E. Fontaine Richard A. Goodman

11 DEVELOPING INTERVENTIONS

Richard A. Goodman Robert E. Fontaine James L. Hadler Duc J. Vugia

III SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

14 LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS IN SURVEILLANCE AND FIELD EPIDEMIOLOGY

Verla S. Neslund Richard A. Goodman James L. Hadler James G. Hodge, Jr

17 INVESTIGATIONS IN OUT-OF-HOME CHILD CARE SETTINGS

Ralph L. Cordell Jonathan Kotch Michael Vernon

24 LABORATORY SUPPPORT FOR THE EPIDEMIOLOGIST IN THE FIELD

Elaine W. Gunter Joan S. Knapp Janet K.A. Nicholson