Tag: #planning

Story of a thesis (Part IV)

In the first part of this series, I told you about Baltimore and the challenges facing the Charmed City. The second part was all about the available data, and what those data told us, which is a lot. In the third part, I told you the story of some kids and how their social network was peppered with victims of…

In case of a disaster, tip your servers

I was a local health department’s emergency operations center today, and I got to listen to a lot of different opinions on what to do in the event of an emergency or a disaster. The best comment from that discussion came from someone in the US Army. She said that, in the event of an intentional release of anthrax, she…

Putting things in perspective when all things are not equal

One of the classes that I’m taking in the term that begins tomorrow is “Professional Epidemiological Methods.” The class is supposed to give us a taste for the kind of things that epidemiologists in public health practice are supposed to do. As you may or may not know, I already spent 7 years as a professional epidemiologist at the state…