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In this 26 minute video, Eric Bakota offers an overview of a free statistical package, R, and an overview of commonly used tips and tricks shared in the surveillance community for analysis work in R.


Overview of R and R Studio Introduction to the ‘Tidyverse’ concept (... Read more
Content type: Training

Overview of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation


William Heisel, Director of Global Engagement, IHME 

Content type: Webinar

This year’s conference theme is “Harnessing Data to Advance Health Equity” – and Washington State researchers and practitioners at the university, state, and local levels are leading the way in especially novel approaches to visualize health inequity and the effective translation of evidence... Read more

Content type: Abstract

The Metadata Visualization App (MVA) workgroup has been developing a metadata visualization application as part of a proof of concept tool containing jurisdiction specific information on Electronic Health Record (EHR) vendors, EHR  vendor products, aggregate data quality metrics(timeliness,... Read more

Content type: Meeting Recordings & Notes

Most surveillance methods in the literature focus on temporal aberration detections with data aggregated to certain geographical boundaries. SaTScan has been widely used for spatiotemporal aberration detection due to its user friendly software interface. However, the software is limited to... Read more

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Simulations of infectious disease spread have increasingly been used to inform public policy for planning and response to outbreaks. As these techniques have increased in sophistication a wider array of uses becomes appropriate. In particular, surveillance system design, evaluation, and... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Late in September 2012, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) identified a cluster of fungal infections following epidural injection of methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) from a single compounding pharmacy. This presented a public health imperative to contact, educate and monitor approximately... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance systems have historically focused on aggregating data into syndromes for analysis and visualization. These syndromes provide users a way to quickly filter large amounts of data into a manageable number of streams to analyze. Additionally, ESSENCE users have the ability to... Read more

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Booz Allen Hamilton is developing a novel bio-surveillance prototype tool, the Digital Disease Detection Dashboard (D4) to address the questions fundamental to daily biosurveillance analysis and decision making: is something unusual happening (e.g., is an outbreak or novel disease emerging)?,... Read more

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Zika, chikungunya, and dengue have surged in the Americas over the past several years and pose serious health threats in regions of the U.S. where Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus mosquito vectors occur. Ae. aegypti have been detected up to 6 months of the year or longer in parts of Arizona,... Read more

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