Tag Archives: Infectious Diseases

We R-Naught Ready for an Epidemic

by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MA, MS On the Brink addresses topics related to data, analytics, and visualizations on personal health and public health research. This column explores current practices in the health arena and how both the data and mathematical sciences have an impact. (The opinions and views represented here are the author’s own and do not reflect any

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New Public Health Approaches to Infectious Disease Threats

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The November-December issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focuses on new public health approaches to infectious disease. These important trends are crystallized in our lead editorial “Infectious Disease Threats and Opportunities for Prevention” by Benjamin J. Silk, editorial board member who leads molecular epidemiology activities at the Centers for Disease

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A Willingness to Try New Things Led MPH Student Zoha Anjum to a Career in Global Health

by Zoha Anjum Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. Student Voices — During my undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, I worked with the Youth Health Action Network (YHAN) on accessibility to mental health services in post-secondary institutions. My involvement led to the publication of

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CDC Video: A Clinician’s Role in Protecting the Health of Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men

The May/June issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice puts the spotlight on sexually transmitted diseases with a research brief report on delivering partner services to reduce transmission of chlamydial infection, gonorrhea, HIV, and syphilis and five research articles covering partner notification methods to improve retention in HIV care;  the role of patient navigators in assisting HIV-positive homeless populations ;

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CDC Video: Emerging Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea

Emerging Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea: What’s New and What Now? – Medscape – Mar 06, 2017 Dr. Gail Bolan, director for the Division of STD Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines the latest developments in efforts to fight drug-resistant gonorrhea. As part of its CDC Expert Commentary series on Medscape, Bolan offers advice for responding to the issue while safeguarding patients. Watch the video and read the full

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January 2017 Issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice is Now Available

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH This first 2017 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice (JPHMP) marks our twenty-third year of publication. As we move into our third decade, major changes are underway to make our content more accessible to readers and to disseminate our findings more widely to those interested in the health of the

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On Stigma, Public Health, and Narrative Ethics

by Daniel S. Goldberg, JD, PhD One of the books I love teaching above all else is Judith Walzer Leavitt’s fabulous Typhoid Mary: Captive to the Public’s Health. This is a spectacular book, and my students regularly confirm this perspective. It is one of those rare texts that manages to satisfy the scholarly standards expected by professional historians of medicine and public

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