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4/26/2011 Role of epidemiology in public health 1 Role of epidemiology in public health Principles of Epidemiology for Public Health (EPID600) Victor J. Schoenbach, PhD home page Department of Epidemiology Gillings School of Global Public Health University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill www.unc.edu/epid600/
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2 Announcements Minority health events and resources at UNC – www.minority.unc.edu UNC School of Public Health Annual Minority Health Conference Annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health
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12/2/2001 Role of epidemiology in public health 3
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12/2/2001 Role of epidemiology in public health 4 I’m not tired anymore!
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12/2/2001 Role of epidemiology in public health 5 Poor understanding of the patients  perspective!!!
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12/2/2001 Role of epidemiology in public health 6 Guilt by association!
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7 American Airlines for exporting to Mexico the advertisement for its new leather first class seats (“ Fly In Leather ”), rendered as “ Vuela en cuero ” (“ Fly Naked” ). Advertising in the global economy: speaking literally
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4/26/2011 Role of epidemiology in public health 8 Plan for this lecture Evolution of epidemiology Challenges to public health Societal dysfunction The environment versus the genome Social networks and behavior Neuroscience Nature of complex systems and networks Evolution and Intelligent Design Science of Creative Intelligence
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4/26/2011 Role of epidemiology in public health 9 What are the goals of public health? “Public health is the effort organized by society to protect, promote, and restore the people’s health. . . . To reduce the amount of disease, premature death, and disease- produced discomfort and disability.” Higher Education for Public Health . Report of the Milbank Memorial Fund Commission, Cecil G. Sheps, Chairman. 1976, pg 3
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4/26/2011 Role of epidemiology in public health 10 What is the role of epidemiology in public health? “Epidemiology is the science devoted to the systematic study of the natural history of disease – its distribution in populations and the factors which determine distribution . . . The basic science of public health work and of preventive medicine.” Higher Education for Public Health . Report of the Milbank Memorial Fund Commissions, Cecil G. Sheps, Chairman. 1976, pg 60-61
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8/2/2002 Role of epidemiology in public health 11 Epidemiology in the 19th century – focus on acute infectious disease Virulent, highly contagious microorganisms – measles, yellow fever, smallpox, typhoid, cholera,… Prototypical for public health widespread impact Inherently social (external threat)
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8/2/2002 Role of epidemiology in public health 12 Epidemiology in the 20th century Infectious diseases – tuberculosis Deficiency diseases – pellagra (niacin deficiency) Chronic diseases – CVD, cancer Psychiatric disorder – schizophrenia, depression
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