Applied Epidemiology

Identify a disaster that led to a population health issue. Consider this disaster through the lens of an epidemiologist, using the information presented in the Learning Resources to examine the epidemiological considerations resulting from the disaster. Conduct additional research as necessary using credible websites.
• Ask yourself, “What factors made the community’s and/or nation’s response effective or ineffective? What aspects of disaster planning or emergency preparedness did the community have in place that helped it cope with the disaster and resulting population health issue?”
Assignment: write a cohesive scholarly paper that addresses the following:
• Identify the disaster and resulting population health issue.
• Describe the epidemiological considerations resulting from this disaster. Support your response with specific examples and evidence from the literature.
• Discuss the factors that made the community’s and/or nation’s response effective or ineffective.
References:
Federal Emergency Management Agency. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.fema.gov/
Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012). Epidemiology and population health: Population health issues, part 1. Baltimore, MD: Author.

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