Surveillance in Public Health Course
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Surveillance for Public Health Course

Course Dates   April 19-23, 2021 (due to COVID-19, this course will be taught online)
Deadline: April 1, 2021

"Please note: Zoom ID and password will be mailed to participants directly."

Cost   Registration Fee: $850 for 1 registrant, $800 each for 2 registrants, $750 each for 3 registrants, $700 each for 4 registrants, $650 each for 5+ registrants

Registration must be completed for multiple attendees in one submission. Contact Pia Valeriano at 678-516-1656 if you have any questions.

Course Description

  • This intensive course includes:
  • History of Public Health Surveillance and Past Pandemics
  • Overview of PHS with a focus on Emerging Infections
  • Considerations in planning Public Health Surveillance
  • Sources and collection of data for Public Health Surveillance
  • Data science and its role in Surveillance in Public Health
  • Analysis and Interpretation of Surveillance data including pittfalls during Pandemics
  • Communicating PHS data
  • Ethics and legal issues in Public Health Surveillance
  • State and Local issues in Public Health Surveillance
  • The Emerging Role of Artificial Intelligence in Public Health Surveillance
  • Evaluating PHS data/systems
  • Special topics in Public Health Surveillance (PHS):
  • Corona (SARS, MERS, COVID) Virus Surveillance
  • Predicting Morbidity and Mortality during Public Health Disasters
  • Syndromic surveillance
  • Molecular Surveillance
  • Importance of International Health Regulations during Public Health Emergencies and Non-Pharmaceutical Intervention and use of PPE during Pandemics
  • Hands-on table top PHS case study exercises:
  • Epidemiologic response to Hurricane
  • NY City Surveillance
  • Development of Surveillance Systems

    Please note: Interpretation services for language and disability impairements are not available for these short programs


    There is no pre-requisites required however, it is recommended that participants have completed an introductory epidemiology course, such as the Emory University/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention two-week course, Epidemiology in Action or four week International Course in Applied Epidemiology. CDC offers a self-study course, Principles of Epidemiology which would provide the requisite background information. Participants should also have some practical experience in public health and professional responsibilities for surveillance activities.

  • Sample Agenda   PHS Agenda1.pdf

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    Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University
    Co-sponsored by:
    The Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University (RSPH)
    Hubert Department of Global Health
    and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS)
    Office of  (CSELS), Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services