Clinical Epidemiology and Decision Making Case Study
Dr. Merle Point-Johnson
Managerial Epidemiology HSA 535
May 27, 2012
1 Formulate a plan on how you would use clinical epidemiology to guide your opinions and actions on dealing with this issue.
A clinical epidemiologist generally works for a health care service with the main goal of finding ways to halt or avoid communicable epidemics. Epidemiologist study a wide range of health care issues. They perform research on areas regarding serious life threatening diseases, diseases that are considered infectious, illnesses that run in families, or medical condition that have occurred as a result of exposure to environmental pollutants. They also do research regarding certain types of physical injuries. Epidemiologists collect and analyze important information about public health and behavior of diseases. An epidemiologist also plans wellness lesson, write explanation about research, and talks to the public about any results from investigations. Epidemiology is the study of the distribution of health-related states or events in specified population and the application of this study to the control of health problems (CDC). Epidemiology includes (1) the methods of measuring the health of groups and for determining the attributes and exposures that influence health, (2) the study of the occurrence of disease in its natural habitat rather than the controlled environment of the laboratory; and (3) the methods for the quantitative study of the distribution, variation, and determinants of health-related outcomes in specific groups (populations) of individuals, and the application of this study to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of these states or events.
The plan that I would use to guide my opinions and actions on dealing with the flood damage would be to find out the kind of damage we will be looking at from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. I would also...