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Activity Number: 21 - Bayesian Disease Mapping and Spatial Epidemiology: New Directions and New Frontiers
Type: Topic-Contributed
Date/Time: Sunday, August 8, 2021 : 1:30 PM to 3:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics in Epidemiology
Abstract #317125
Title: Novel Bayesian Metrics for Small Area Health Surveillance
Author(s): Joanne Kim* and Andrew Booth Lawson
Companies: Medical University of South Carolina and Medical University of South Carolina
Keywords: Bayesian; metrics; health-surveillance; small area; spatial; spatio-temporal

COVID-19 raises the awareness of public health community for the improved monitoring and prediction of infectious disease outbreaks. Small area health surveillance is focused on tools that can alert public Health community for unusual excesses of risk events. This talk discusses Bayesian models to describe infectious disease progression within epidemics and some novel metrics will be reported which exploit the temporal and spatial neighborhood effects in epidemics. Application of these to the dynamics of COVID-19 incidence at county level in several US states will be presented.

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