Epidemiology

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Course number: 
PBH 452
Instructor: 
Figueroa, Jorge

Sources for Statistics and Data

CDC - Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

The CDC's scientific publication of reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations. Use this source to find recent data and statistics about disease prevalence and incidence.

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WHO Global Health Organization Publications

The GHO issues analytical reports on the current situation and trends for priority health issues. A key output of the GHO is the annual publication World Health Statistics, which compiles statistics for key health indicators on an annual basis.

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CDC - National Center for Health Statistics

Division of the CDC that collects and reports accurate health statistics for better policy-making. Resource also provides information about publications, budget, and employment.

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CDC Fast Stats

Resource from the CDC providing health statistics, and updated data from reports and databases. Topics categorized alphabetically.

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Additional Online Resources

Outbreak Science

Outbreak Science, a nonprofit founded in 2016, aims to support open data, open access, and open science in the context of epidemic responses. Find preprints, data, and rapid reviews related to outbreaks.

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The Guide to Community Preventative Services

The Community Guide is a website that houses the official collection of all Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) findings and the systematic reviews on which they are based.

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CDC - National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)

Division of the CDC that creates programs in the field of public health and public health education. Also provides information on the NCCDPHP's funding for other programs.

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Recommended Article Databases

PubMED

Developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), PubMed is the most comprehensive biomedical research database, and a key resource used by scientists. Please see the PubMed Overview Sheet for Quick Tours.

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Use the Article Type filters to find primary (clinical trials) or secondary (reviews, systematic reviews, meta-analysis) articles on a health or medical topic. Use Interlibrary Loan to borrow articles Randall Library doesn't have.
Health & Medical Collection

Offers comprehensive journal coverage of clinical and biomedical topics, consumer health, health administration and more. The journals cover all major clinical and healthcare disciplines, including medical sciences, immunology, pharmacy and pharmacology, nursing, physical fitness and hygiene, surgery, and others. Provides in-depth coverage from over 1,500 publications with almost 1,300 available in full text and of these, over 900 include MEDLINE indexing. Includes all charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements essential to medical research.

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Health and Wellness (Gale)

Gale Health and Wellness offers access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more. Perfect for researchers at all levels, this comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices, and more.

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Ovid Emcare

Ovid Emcare includes nearly 5 million records of scholarly and peer-reviewed literature in nursing and allied health dating back to 1995, including abstracts. Subject coverage in clinical medicine, health professions, nursing, pharmacology and public health.

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Search the Library Catalog

Books and print materials such as government documents can be found using the Library Catalog.

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UpToDate

UpToDate is an evidence based, peer reviewed, clinical decision support tool. Contains the equivalent of over 77,000 pages of original, peer-reviewed text; allows access answers to clinical questions quickly and easily; written, reviewed and continuously updated by over 5,100 physicians to synthesize all relevant information, including the latest evidence, and provide specific, practical recommendations for diagnosis and treatment; combines broad coverage of adult primary care, subspecialty internal medicine, ob/gyn, general surgery and pediatrics.

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Use this clinical tool to get an overview of a disease with excellent references which you can mine for primary and secondary articles.

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