How the "Ghost Map" Helped End a Killer Disease

12/18/2015 12:00 AM

Author Steven Johnson takes us on a 10-minute tour of The Ghost Map, his book about a cholera outbreak in 1854 London and the impact it had on science, cities and modern society. More

The Fight Against Infectious Diseases

10/9/2015 12:00 AM

In this University of Michigan video, David Heymann, executive director of the World Health Organizations Communicable Diseases Cluster, discusses the challenges of fighting infectious diseases. What types of risks are there for people suffering from these diseases as well as for health workers? Heymann discusses infectious diseases and the wide-ranging effects it causes on economy and society at large. Infectious diseases cause more than 14 million deaths every year, the majority in developing countries. See how new partnership mechanisms can improve access to vaccines, drugs and other goods needed to control communicable diseases. More

Vaccines and Herd Immunity

6/22/2015 12:00 AM

In the last few years the rates of vaccine preventable illness have been on the rise. This isn't just something that's happening in the United States – it's happening throughout the world. Often, these outbreaks begin with unvaccinated people. They spread through them, too. Outbreaks occur because of a breakdown in herd immunity. That's the topic of this week's Healthcare Triage. More

The Spread of Obesity in Social Networks

5/15/2015 12:00 AM

Video based upon material from N.A. Christakis and J.H. Fowler, "The Spread of Obesity in a Large Social Network Over 32 Years," New England Journal of Medicine 357(4): 370-379 (July 2007). More

Competency-based Informatics Training at CDC

4/17/2015 12:00 AM

One of the first capacity-building programs on public health informatics emanated from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now on its tenth year, the program has expanded as planned to city and state health departments. More

Epidemiology Study Types: Randomized Control Trial

2/13/2015 12:00 AM

What makes a randomized control trial? Find out in this video. More

Epidemiology Study Types: Cohort and Case-Control

1/28/2015 12:00 AM

What makes a cohort vs. a case-control study? Find out in this video. More

Introduction to Epidemiology Study Types

12/23/2014 12:00 AM

Learn some general features that all epidemiological studies have in common. More

Basic Immunology: Nuts and Bolts of the Immune System

11/13/2014 12:00 AM

Dr. Anthony DeFranco explores basic immunology, looking at the cells in the immune system, what they do and how they work.

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Public Health Genomics In Practice: State Strategies

10/27/2014 12:00 AM

It is estimated that 2 million people in the United States are affected by hereditary breast/ovarian cancer (HBOC), Lynch syndrome and familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), yet only a fraction are aware of their risk status. While evidence-based screening recommendations are available for these conditions, individuals and families have generally been served on a case-by-case basis by clinicians. An integrated public health approach can contribute substantially to the identification of individuals at risk for these disorders.Objective: This webinar will describe the role of public health agencies and their partners in implementing effective programs that address HBOC, Lynch Syndrome and FH at the population level. The experience of five states will be highlighted, including descriptions of their programs and funding strategies. More