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Principles & Practice of Public Health Surveillance

Lisa M. Lee, Steven M. Teutsch, Stephen B. Thacker, and Michael E. St. Louis


A focus on preparedness resulting from the bombing of the World Trade Center in 2001, advances in electronic and information technologies resulting in new ways of collecting and sharing health information, and increased real-time demands on public health data have challenged public health surveillance while reinforcing the integrity of its definition and the methods by which the discipline collects, analyzes, interprets, and uses data to prevent and control injury and disease. This third edition of this book has been expanded and updated to address the economic and policy justification for pub ... More

Keywords: public health, surveillance, disease determinants, statistics, health data, disease prevention, injury prevention, methods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195372922
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372922.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lisa M. Lee, editor

Steven M. Teutsch, editor

Stephen B. Thacker, editor

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1 Historical Development

Stephen B. Thacker

5 Informatics and the Management of Surveillance Data

Ramesh S. Krishnamurthy, and Michael E. St. Louis

6 Analyzing and Interpreting Public Health Surveillance Data

Patrick S. Sullivan, Matthew T. McKenna, Lance A. Waller, G. David Williamson, and Lisa M. Lee

7 Communicating Public Health Surveillance Information for Action

Patrick L. Remington, and David E. Nelson

8 Evaluating Public Health Surveillance

Samuel L. Groseclose, Robert R. German, and Peter Nsubuga

9 Ethics in Public Health Surveillance

Charles M. Heilig, and Patricia Sweeney

10 Legal Considerations in Public Health Surveillance in the United States

Verla S. Neslund, Richard A. Goodman, James G. Hodge, and John P. Middaugh

11 Public Health Surveillance for Infectious Diseases

Chris A. Van Beneden, and Ruth Lynfield

12 Public Health Surveillance for Chronic Diseases, Injuries, and Birth Defects

Ali H. Mokdad, Joseph L. Annest, Robin M. Ikeda, and Cara T. Mai

13 Surveillance for Determinants of Population Health

Roy Gibson Parrish, Sharon M. McDonnell, and Patrick L. Remington

16 PostMarket Surveillance of Medical Products in the United States

Paul J. Seligman, Thomas P. Gross, M. Miles Braun, and Janet B. Arrowsmith

17 Surveillance in Low-Resource Settings: Challenges and Opportunities in the Current Context of Global Health

Michael E. St. Louis, Henry Walke, Helen Perry, Peter Nsubuga, Mark E. White, and Scott Dowell

18 State and Local Public Health Surveillance in the United States

Guthrie S. Birkhead, and Christopher M. Maylahn

19 Public Health Workforce Needs for Surveillance

Denise Koo, and Herman Tolentino

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