Disaster Epidemiology: Methods and Applications, 1st Edition

  • Jennifer Horney
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  • ISBN-10: 0128095075
  • ISBN-13: 9780128095072
  • DDC: 614.4
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 212 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released May 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This text explains how public health surveillance, rapid assessments, and other epidemiologic studies can be conducted in the post-disaster setting to prevent injury, illness, or death; provide accurate and timely information for decisions makers; and improve prevention and mitigation strategies for future disasters. These methods can also be applied to the study of other types of public health emergencies, such as infectious outbreaks, emerging and re-emerging diseases, and refugee health. This book gives both the public health practitioner and researcher the tools they need to conduct epidemiological studies in a disaster setting and can be used as a reference or as part of a course.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
Introduction to Disaster Epidemiology.
1: History of Disaster Epidemiology: 1960-2015.
2: Methods: Surveillance.
3: Vignette: Veterans Health Affairs, Veterans, and Disasters.
4: Applications: Using Information Systems to Improve Surveillance During Disasters.
5: Applications: Shelter Surveillance.
6: Vignette: Postdisaster Carbon Monoxide Surveillance.
7: Applications: Disaster-Related Mortality Surveillance: Challenges and Considerations for Local and State Health Departments.
8: Methods: Study Designs in Disaster Epidemiology.
9: Applications: Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response.
10: Applications: Assessment of Chemical Exposures: Epidemiologic Investigations After Large-Scale Chemical Releases.
11: Vignette: Geothermal Venting and Emergency Preparedness—Lake County, California.
12: Vignette: CASPER in Response to a Slow-Moving Disaster—The California Drought.
13: Methods: Questionnaire Development and Interviewing Techniques.
14: Vignette: Investigating Foodborne Outbreaks.
15: Applications: Social Vulnerability to Disaster (Hampton and Hertford Counties—Isabel).
16: Applications: Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance: Successful Application.
17: Vignette: Experiences Working With Ebola Virus Disease and Pregnancy in Sierra Leone, 2014.
18: Methods: Data Analysis for Disaster Epidemiology.
19: Applications: Biosurveillance, Biodefense, and Biotechnology.
20: Vignette: Climate Change Effects on Flooding During Hurricane Sandy (2012).
21: Vignette: Disasters and Chronic Medical Conditions.
22: Applications: Disaster Communication and Community Engagement.
23: Vignette From Recent Responses: Roseburg, Oregon Mass Shooting.
24: What Can Disaster Epidemiology Contribute to Building Resilient Communities?.
Appendix: Disaster Resources.