Dr. Rod Clinkenbeard
What is Public Health?
To promote health and quality of life by
preventing and controlling disease,
injury, and disability.
CDC Mission Statement
Dictionarys Definition of Public Health
the science and pract
In epidemiology, the occurrence of a
disease or condition can be measured
using rates and proportions. These
measures are used to express the
extent of these outcomes in a
community or other population.
Cross-sectional studies (also called prevalence
studies) measure disease and exposure
simultaneously in a defined population.
Cross-sectional studies gather data across the general
Measure of Health and Disease Status
Rates, Incidence, Prevalence
Morbidity and Mortality
Supercourse Epidemiology, the Internet
and Global Health