Johns Hopkins University
Data Use for Disease Control & Global Health Decision-Making
Johns Hopkins University

Data Use for Disease Control & Global Health Decision-Making


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Olakunle Alonge
Svea Closser
Anna Kalbarczyk

Instructors: Olakunle Alonge

9 hours to complete
3 weeks at 3 hours a week
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February 2024


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Taught in English

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There are 3 modules in this course

This course considers polio as a case study for addressing viruses and vaccines. This module will begin with an overview of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and Implementation Science. Then, we will go into some details about the polio virus and vaccine, and eradication as a strategy for global disease control. It's important to think about how the characteristics of a disease, and the strategies chosen to control it, determine what data are collected and how.

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10 videos10 readings1 assignment

In this module, we will begin with an overview of surveillance systems - a core component of disease control and eradication. We will learn about surveillance as a decision support system for planned as well as outbreak responses. We will then consider various strategies for quality and complete surveillance in diverse contexts, and end the week with a roundtable discussion on conducting surveillance in hard to reach areas.

What's included

13 videos8 readings1 assignment7 discussion prompts

In this module, we will begin with an overview of the different types of data collected by the polio program. We will then consider how these data are used to make critical decisions for the program. We will discuss strategies for collecting quality and complete data, and end the week with a roundtable discussion on incentivizing quality data.

What's included

14 videos9 readings1 assignment3 discussion prompts


Olakunle Alonge
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