Lecture – Forecasting seasonal outbreaks of influenza

Columbia University researcher Jeffrey Shaman, who studies environmental determinants of infectious disease transmission, will speak next month at the School of Public Health on "Forecasting Seasonal Outbreaks of Influenza". Date: Tuesday, Feb. 5 Time:  4-5:30 Location:  1690 SPH 1 (Lane Aud.) Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program & the Center … Continue reading Lecture – Forecasting seasonal outbreaks of influenza

New MeSH terms for PubMed 2013

The National Library of Medicine has released a list of the new MeSH terms for the coming year.  Among the terms of interest to public health are: Dual MEDICAID MEDICARE Eligibility Food Quality Fukushima Nuclear Accident Geographic Mapping Meaningful Use Motivational Interviewing Patient Medication Knowledge Patient Navigation Public Health Surveillance Racism Smoke-Free Policy Social Marginalization … Continue reading New MeSH terms for PubMed 2013

Disease detection: Laboratories on the front lines

From the CDC's blog, Public Health Matters: You can’t respond to threats if you don’t know what they are, which is one reason that laboratories play such an important role in public health. Public health laboratories have helped detect all kinds of threats to the public’s health; including anthrax, monkey pox, novel flu viruses, and … Continue reading Disease detection: Laboratories on the front lines

New from NAP – The Continuing Epidemiological Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa

From the National Academies Press: Among the poorest and least developed regions in the world, sub-Saharan Africa has long faced a heavy burden of disease, with malaria, tuberculosis, and, more recently, HIV being among the most prominent contributors to that burden. Yet in most parts of Africa-and especially in those areas with the greatest health … Continue reading New from NAP – The Continuing Epidemiological Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa

Interested in global public health?

Read the latest edition of the CDC's Updates from the field . . . , which includes stories on an outbreak investigation of an illness of unknown etiology in Yemen, a profile of Michele Evering-Watley, CDC Instructional Designer and Health Education Specialist, and public health training programs in Laos, South Sudan, and Lusaka. Read the … Continue reading Interested in global public health?