One article discussed on the call is titled Social and News Media Enable Estimation of Epidemiological Patterns Early in the 2010 Haitian Cholera Outbreak (American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene); it assessed the correlation of volume of cholera-related HealthMap reports, Tweets, and government cholera cases reported in the first 100 days of the 2010 Haitian cholera outbreak. The Research Committee gratefully welcomed first author, Dr. Rumi Chunara of the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program, Children’s Hospital Boston, to the Literature Review call to answer questions about the publication. Dr. Chunara’s presence resulted in all participants gaining a deeper understanding of the research and its implications.
Other articles that were discussed:
- Durham DP, Casman EA. Incorporating individual health-protective decisions into disease transmission models: a mathematical framework. Journal of The Royal Society Interface. 2012;9(68):562–570.
- Li J, Davies GJ, Kendall G, et al. Evidence and belief in regulatory decisions – Incorporating expected utility into decision modelling. Expert Systems with Applications. 2012;39(10):8604–8610.
- Halvorson EE, Peters TR, Snively BM, Poehling KA. Potential impact of accelerating the primary dose of rotavirus vaccine in infants. Vaccine. 2012;30(17):2738–2741.
- Wu WY, Hripczak G, Lurio J, et al. Impact of Integrating Public Health Clinical Decision Support Alerts Into Electronic Health Records on Testing for Gastrointestinal Illness. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2012 May-Jun; 18(3):224-7.
Full article summaries written by Research Committee members are available here.
In addition to the article summaries and discussions, the Award for Outstanding Research Articles in Biosurveillance was announced! This award is being offered in order to recognize disease surveillance scientists and professionals for contributions to their fields of research. Nominations for the awards are currently being accepted (Deadline: June 25th). Nominate today.