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    There are certain factors that predispose an individual to an illness, may low immune system, an infected person, or an exposure to an environment hazards (Gordis, 2014, pg. 2). In this essay, the author will define epidemiology, described the five objectives of epidemiology, and identify and explain three subspecialties of epidemiology. Epidemiology Epidemiology is the study of a blueprint of the disease, and how its affects the population (Gordis, 2014). Leon Gordis (2014), defines epidemiology is how a disease is distributed in a population, and the factor that influences the distribution ( pg. 2). The epidemiologist relies on the careful observation, and legitimate data collection by numbers of diseases, the type of exposures to…

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    Infectious disease have been around for many years. They impact many species, including humans. The study of how the disease spread is epidemiology (1). Epidemiology looks at the way a disease spread across a group of people. It looks at the changes in disease patterns (1). There is also a new movement in included anthropologic perspectives to the study of epidemiology (9). I argue that by understanding the epidemiology of disease of the past we can develop prevention plans for the disease in…

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    Firsthand, I know the feeling of helplessness during hardship; from living paycheck to paycheck in a single parent home, witnessing my grandfather become ill, and being physically assaulted by my father as a child. In each experience, I had neither control over the circumstances affecting my life, nor a confidant, which created the feeling of isolation. Although I have always been self-motivated and remained positive to endure hard times, it was not until I enrolled at Spelman College that I…

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    What is epidemiology? What are the most common activities in which an epidemiologist would be engaged? What is an incident rate? Epidemiology is the study of identifying the risk factors associated with the incidence of disease in a particular population. In short, it is study to understand when and how the diseases occur. The most common activities which epidemiologists would be engaged are on identifying factors associated with diseases and what can protect human and animals from the…

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    I am a cancer epidemiologist and epidemiology methodologist beginning my second year as a tenure track assistant professor in the department of public health. This purpose of this statement is to provide a brief narrative on my background, accomplishments and goals in the three areas of academic evaluation: teaching, research, and service. I will do this by describing my experience and efforts in four interrelated areas of focus in my career: cancer epidemiology, healthcare delivery, electronic…

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    Anthropology is defined to be the “holistic study of biological and cultural aspects of human beings”. Whereas Epidemiology is defined to be the “study of disease and what are its causal factors, the measurements and modes of transmission”. The essay will give a brief description of what does anthropology and epidemiology entail and will critically discuss the relationship between anthropology and epidemiology in health care. Medical anthropology is a subfield of anthropology that draws upon…

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    Being a health science major there are many options for professions once I graduate. The profession that at this moment I am leaning towards is a job in Epidemiology. According the Center of Disease Control (CDC) epidemiology is defined as the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related issues in specified populations and applying this information to control the issue (Lesson 1, 2012). Epidemiology is a very fast growing profession because of the new technology and information…

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    If not diagnosed and treated promptly with fluids, death will be inevitable. . Epidemiology Cholera is a major cause of epidemic diarrhea throughout the developing world. There has been an ongoing global pandemic in Asia, Africa and Latin America for the last four decades. In 2011, a total of 58 countries reported a cumulative total of 589,854 cases including 7,816 deaths (case fatality rate of 1.3%) to the World Health Organization (WHO). There was an 85% increase in number of cholera cases as…

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    Epidemiology is used to search for factors and causes that impact the incidents of health-related events such as diseases, syndromes, and injuries. Epidemiology tries to provide the answers on why and how by comparing groups with different rates of disease existence and with differences in demographic characteristics, genetic and so-called potential risk factors. Epidemiologic findings provide satisfactory evidence that helps direct effective public health control and prevention measures. Public…

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    Introduction According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (2012), disaster epidemiology refers to the use of epidemiology for assessing the short and long term health effects of disaster in order to predict consequences for future disasters. However, it is futile to understand the health effects of disasters outside a concise definition of what actually constitutes natural disasters. To this effect, Watson, Gayer, & Connolly (2007) define natural disasters as catastrophic events of…

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