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Data Into Action for Tribes: Introduction to Epidemiology

Course Description:

Our new Learning Management System (LMS) is LIVE!  You can access our new LMS at https://pace.tulane.edu/. For instructions regarding creating a new account, please click here. The purpose of the Data Into Action for Tribes: Introduction to Epidemiology course is to provide an overview of basic epidemiology for public health workers, including those working in the field of behavioral health. The primary objective is to increase the knowledge among tribal health departments on how to access available data from federal, state, and local resources for program planning surveillance, and data use. Topics included are basic epidemiology, research questions, measures, study types, interpreting data, epidemiology in Indian country, and behavioral health epidemiology.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the Role of Epidemiology
  • Develop Research Questions
  • Develop Measures
  • Describe the Types of Epidemiology Study Designs
  • Interpret Data
  • Understand the Unique Aspects of Epidemiology in Indian Country and in Behavioral Health