Courses, Primers, Overviews, and Documents

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Note: courses are free and some provide CEUs. Additional courses, on a variety of subjects, are available at CDC Train.Administrative Data 101 (online course)

CDC Public Health 101 Training Plan (online course)

Child Trends– Data on state policies

Communicating with Data (online course)

Community Health Assessment & Improvement Planning (online course)

Data Security and Confidentiality 2018 (online course)

E is for Epidemiology (online course)

FERPA/SHERPA– The Education Privacy Resource Center

Planning for Data Collection (online course)

Preventative Medicine Grand Rounds: Prevention Informatics (online course)

Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice, 3rd Edition: An Introduction to Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics (textbook)

Public Health Information Systems (online course)

Public Health 101 Series: Introduction to Epidemiology (online course)

Public Health 101 Series: Introduction to Public Health Informatics (online course)

Research to Reality: Dialogue on Dissemination: A Policy Perspective (online course)

Research to Reality: Making Data Talk (online course)

Data-Based Planning for Effective Prevention: State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroups (document by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration [SAMHSA])

Ethics, big data and computing in epidemiology and public health (article)

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – Fundamentals of Epidemiology I is an online open access course. “Emphasis is placed on the principles and methods of epidemiologic investigation, appropriate summaries and displays of data, and the use of classical statistical approaches to describe the health of populations.”

Maryland’s Outcomes Measurement System (OMS):
Introduction to Data and Data Analysis, May 2016
Outcomes Measurement System (document)

McGonigle, D. & Mastrian, K. (2018). Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge, 4th Edition.  Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. (Textbook recommended by Florida State School Nurse Consultant, Diane Mennitt)

Oregon Health & Sciences University, OHSU Big Data to Knowledge Educational Materials – provides free online Power Points on topics such as:
Regulatory Issues in Big Data for Genomics and Health
Secondary Use Re-Use of Clinical Data, and
Basic Research Data Standards

Review of and Recommendations for the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System: A State and Local Health Department Perspective: 2013 Report prepared by the Council of State & Territorial Epidemologists on infectious disesase survellience

Supercourse: Epidemiology, the Internet and Global Health – Originally funded by NASA and the National Library of Medicine, Supercourse is now a “Library of Lectures” on “global health” and other scientific resources. Its Research Methods Supercourse  lists numerous resources into topics such as Planning Research, Survey Methods, and Statistical Methods.

The BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. – BMJ is the former British Medical Journal. BMJ provides a free online book, Epidemiology for the Uninitiated, 4th Edition. Chapters, which are brief, include topics such as What is epidemiology, Measurement error and bias, longitudinal studies, screening, and more.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – Module A2: Data Collection and Quality Control (document)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Public Health – This is an online course. Although there is a course fee, the program allows some students to audit the class. Course provides an overview of epidemiology, measurements (rates, risks, etc.), study designs, and more.

University of Illinois, Chicago- CHSC 510 Course Guide Spring 2017: Data & Epidemiology Resources