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Abstract Details

Activity Number: 201
Type: Roundtables
Date/Time: Monday, August 2, 2010 : 12:30 PM to 1:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Government Statistics
Abstract - #306959
Title: The Role of Statistics and the Statistician in Public Health Surveillance
Author(s): Myron Katzoff and Taha Kass-Hout*+
Companies: CDC
Address: , , ,
Keywords: surveillance ; informatics ; analytic tools ; statistical communication

Considerable effort has been devoted to the development and identification of public health surveillance data, including the development of technologies to facilitate acquisition. In 2009, CDC conducted an internal consultation on public health surveillance for the 21st Century during which was discussed the skill requirements for surveillance analysts. In order to facilitate timely and accurate interpretation, an effective blend of public health informatics, epidemiological analysis, mathematical statistics, social and behavioral science and health economics must be established. This roundtable discussion will give consideration to the analytic tools needed for effective public health surveillance and the future role of statistical computing to enable creation of a cadre of professionals that can provide analytic results in a timely manner.

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