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Suggests that interviewer appearance may have a biasing effect on reports in virtual-world surveys—and perhaps in real-world surveys.
Characteristics and geographic dispersion of syndromic surveillance systems in the United States in 2008
Identifies wide variance in the sources of data, the syndromes tracked, and the completeness of syndromic surveillance coverage across states.
Describes recruitment and retention strategies for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS), a complex 3-year personal exposure study.
Examines environmental health risk and biomass fuel stove use in Sri Lanka.
Using conjoint analysis to estimate values for stated preferences for economic damages is assessed in analyses relating to the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Describes the IT infrastructure and health information exchange system software developed for the International Consortium for Applied Radiation Research project.
Provides the results of extensive research on local governance in Zimbabwe from May to June 2009.
Agent-based disease models simulate epidemics by assigning transmission probabilities based on family, workplace, school, and public transportation.
Provides an overview of recent research on the relationship between noncognitive attributes (motivation, self efficacy, resilience) and academic outcomes (such as grades or test scores).
Analyzes some of the major issues that must be decided in implementing the CLASS Act insurance program.
Dietary exposure to disinfection by-products must be considered when defining the acceptable quantities of disinfection by-products, at least for haloacetic acids, in tap water.
Describes a model that helps allocate resources to help save water, increase utility revenues, expand coverage, and reduce health and economic impacts.
Drugs, sex, gender-based violence, and the intersection of the HIV/AIDS epidemic with vulnerable women in South Africa
Describes how HIV-prevention interventions for South African women can be accomplished with a multilevel, collaborative response from government, community, and international partners using multiple prevention strategies and fostering sustainability.
Assessing the effect of a combined malaria prevention education and free insecticide-treated bed nets program on self-reported malaria among children in a conflict-affected setting in Northern Uganda
Examines whether malaria prevention education is associated with reduced malaria disease burden among children < 5 years residing in conflict-affected settings in Northern Uganda.
Incorporating neuroscience principles and techniques, such as fMRI, into research on the prevention of substance misuse and antisocial behavior may spur advances and innovations in this important area.
Electronic medical records (EMRs) benefit health systems, especially in low-income developing countries. EMR systems can give medical personnel access to patients’ records and can reduce time needed for data management and record keeping....
Summarizes the findings of a recent evaluation of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program (FFFIPP).
Describes formative research and development of a stated preference survey on parents' preferences regarding voluntary newborn screening.
Acceptance, communication mode, and use of audio computer-assisted self- interviewing using touch screen to identify risk factors among pregnant minority women
Evaluates the acceptability, communication mode, and use of ACASI among minority pregnant women receiving prenatal care in six Washington, DC, sites.
Proposes strategies to ensure balance between partner priorities, avoid frustrations with divergent organizational cultures, and incorporate beneficiary participation to improve alignment of corporate social responsibility activities with development priorities.
Assesses the validity of the CDC-RTI Diabetes Cost-Effectiveness Model by comparing rates of diabetes incidence and complications to existing published results.
A brief introduction to the use of stated-choice methods to measure preferences for treatment benefits and risks
Discusses how to adapt and apply stated-choice methods to quantitative benefit-risk analysis.
Describes a protocol for the rapid identification and quantitation of fungi by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) in carpet.
Using geographic information systems to define and map commuting patterns as inputs to agent-based models
Describes methods to develop georeferenced commuting patterns to characterize the work-related movement of US populations and help agent-based modelers predict workplace contacts that result in disease transmission.
Describes both the methods used to generate the synthesized population database and the final data structure and data content of the database.