|Public Health Informatics: Science to Practice with Transdisciplinary Collaboration|
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
William and Ida Friday Center
for Continuing Education
100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Target audience: Public health academics and researchers, clinicians, state and county public health practitioners, physicians, public health informaticists and IT managers
Chesley Richards, MD, MPH
Deputy Director, Public Health Scientific Standards
Director, Office of Public Health Scientific Standards
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Cost: $25 (lunch provided). No charge for students.
A public health informatics workshop, sponsored by UNC's Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Information and Library Science, will bring together practitioners, informaticists, students and faculty members seeking to share and expand their knowledge of public health informatics and population-based information systems and research. The event will provide numerous opportunities to network, foster new collaborations, and view demonstrations of systems developed and/or used in North Carolina in public health, hospital and academic settings.
Chesley Richards, MD, MPH, will deliver the keynote address. Richards serves as deputy director for public health scientific standards and director of the Office of Public Health Scientific Standards at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Public health informatics is an emergent area that has been defined as the systematic application of information and computer science and technology to public health practice and research. It is distinguished from other health care informatics specialties in its focus on population/community health, prevention orientation and the role of government agencies in public health practice.
|Last updated August 15, 2013|