Emerging Infections of International Public Health Importance
Emerging Infections of
Dr. Ann Marie Kimball, MD, MPH|
Professor, Epidemiology/Health Services
Adjunct Professor, Medicine
Dr. Kimball is Professor of Epidemiology and Health Services at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. She is an adjunct professor in Biomedical and Health Informatics and Medicine with the School of Medicine. She is Director of the Asia Pacific Emerging Infections Network and is an attending physician at the STD Clinic at Harborview Medical Center. In 2001 she was named as a Fulbright New Century Scholar and this year she received a Guggenheim scholar award. She has worked extensively in the areas of trade policy and disease control, and telecommunications and disease surveillance and alert systems. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (APHA 2000, 2005) and as a member of the Institute of Medicine Expert Committee to review the Global Emerging Infections Surveillance program. She is a fellow in the American College of Preventive Medicine. She is Chair of the University of Washington Hogness Symposium and a member of the International Faculty Council of the University.
Dr. Carrie Horwitch, MD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Services
Associate Director, Medical Education, Virginia Mason Medical Center
Dr. Horwitch is a clinical assistant professor of Health Services in the School
of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of Washington. She is
also co-investigator for the APEC Emerging Infections Network project and has
been co-coordinator and instructor for the Emerging Infectious Diseases of
International Public Health Importance course since its inception. She is an
internal medicine specialist with experience in HIV/AIDS care and tropical
medicine training. She is an Associate Program Director for internal medicine
residency and is the Director for the ambulatory and HIV clinic at the Virginia
Mason Medical Center.
The overall objective of the course is to develop a realistic appreciation of the importance of emerging infectious disease to the future of international public health. The course will introduce students to some of the newest thinking in the field of emerging infections and will give them the tools to examine the importance of new diseases. Emphasis will be placed on the concept of emergence and the mechanisms of emergence of pathogens as outlined in the 1992 and 2003 Institute of Medicine Report. Specific diseases such as SARS, BSE, influenza and West Nile Virus will also be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on their public health implications in the areas of prevention, surveillance, and control.
The course is divided into three modules:
Module 1: The Paradigm of Emergence
Module 2: Current Challenges in Infectious Diseases
Module 3: Public Health Response
There are questions associated with each module. Answering these questions will help students think about the course concepts. The information needed to answer the questions can be found in both the lectures and the readings.
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