A NEW AND ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR THE PRACTICE OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH
The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual is a definitive guide to investigating acute public health events on the ground and in real time. Assembled and written by experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as other leading public health agencies, it offers current and field-tested guidance for every stage of an outbreak investigation - from identification to intervention and other core considerations along the way.
Modeled after Michael Gregg's seminal book Field Epidemiology, this CDC manual ushers investigators through the core elements of field work, including many of the challenges inherent to outbreaks: working with multiple state and federal agencies or multinational organizations; legal considerations; and effective utilization of an incident-management approach.
Additional coverage includes:
* Updated guidance for new tools in field investigations, including the latest technologies for data collection and incorporating data from geographic information systems (GIS)
* Tips for investigations in unique settings, including healthcare and community-congregate sites
* Advice for responding to different types of outbreaks, including acute enteric disease; suspected biologic or toxic agents; and outbreaks of violence, suicide, and other forms of injury
For the ever-changing public health landscape, The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual offers a new, authoritative resource for effective outbreak response to acute and emerging threats.
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Sonja A. Rasmussen, MD, MS, was the Director of CDC's Division of Public Health Information Dissemination in the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS) and Editor-in-Chief of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series while serving as the editor of this book. She is currently CDC's Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases and Director of CDC's Office of Infectious Diseases. She has held leadership positions in several CDC emergency responses, including 2009 H1N1 influenza, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Coronavirus, and Ebola and Zika viruses. Richard A. Goodman, MD, JD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine at Emory University's School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health. Dr. Goodman held leadership and senior staff positions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 1978 to 2015, serving as Editor-in-Chief of CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series for a decade, Co-Director of CDC's Public Health Law Program, and Associate Director of CDC's Epidemiology Program Office. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services.