Learn how surveillance data can help protect public health
On Wednesday, Nov. 2, the UC Center Sacramento (UCCS) will explore the role of surveillance data in protecting public health, drawing on experiences with HIV/AIDS, anthrax and COVID-19.
The foundation for formulating effective public health policy is accurate data. Learn how data-informed models are used to forecast the magnitude of public health problems and predict the impact of policies and interventions, as well as how scientists are working to achieve more effective public health data systems.
Featured speaker: Ron Brookmeyer, Ph.D.
Ron Brookmeyer, Ph.D., is dean and distinguished professor of biostatistics at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health where he uses statistical and informational sciences tools to address global public health problems like infectious diseases and Alzheimer’s disease. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine; a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Statistical Association; and currently serves on the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science Magazine. He has been honored with the American Public Health Association’s Spiegelman gold medal for significant contributions to health statistics; the 2015 Nathan Mantel Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Statistical Association; the 2016 Karl E. Peace Award from the American Statistical Association; and Johns Hopkins University’s Stebbins Medal for contributions to educational programs. Prior to his arrival at UCLA, Dean Brookmeyer was a professor of biostatistics and director of the Master of Public Health Program at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health. He received his doctoral degree in statistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Tags: public health, Ron Brookmeyer, UCCS, UCLA