Applying Epidemiology To Program Design For Chronic Disease
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6 of the top 7 causes of death in the United States are chronic diseases. Chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease kill significantly more people than infectious diseases like the flu and pneumonia. Furthermore, the prevalence of these diseases is only anticipated to rise as the population ages. The same is valid internationally and increasingly in emerging nations.
These trends have sparked a wide range of global, national, state, and local initiatives, as well as in academia and industry. These initiatives call for interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners with the skills to recognize risk factors, comprehend the social context, and create prevention strategies for the most important chronic diseases.
Students can gain a solid foundation in epidemiologic techniques through the Certificate in the Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases, which will help them better grasp these difficult-to-understand disorders. Additionally, students will have access to the extensive network of Mailman School academics leading the way in diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment.
Describe the historical epidemiological shift and how it affected chronic diseases in both developed and resource-poor regions.
Measure the incidence, mortality, and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) of chronic diseases in both resource-rich and developed parts of the world.
Recognize reliable data sources on the prevalence of chronic diseases and be aware of the variables influencing the precision and quality of that data.
List the environmental and lifestyle elements that influence the emergence of certain chronic diseases.
Examine studies that have been published on chronic diseases, pointing out their advantages and disadvantages as well as their analytical approaches, bias and confounding, and findings interpretation.