Choose one of the topics listed below.
What role do you see epidemiological techniques playing in prevention and treatment of chronic (behavioral induced) disease?
Review the current incidence and prevalence rates of Influenza in your county. What have the immunization rates been in the past? What could you do to increase those rates?
Why do you think a society’s health status can best be judged by its infant mortality and longevity rates?
What health issues are influencing infant mortality and longevity rates and why are they important?
What are the STD rates among teens and preteens in your county or parish and what should we do about them? (Remember that these are diseases of single causation, and thus fairly simple to control.)
Do you think obesity is the cause or a symptom of disease? What kinds of interventions can you imagine to reduce the rising rates?
West Nile Virus incidence has been significantly rising in some areas of the US, especially in the South. What public health intervention should be employed to stop this trend?
Several severe, sometimes fatal infectious diseases that we believed we had under control through immunization are increasing significantly in incidence and prevalence– e.g. Measles, Pertussis, and Poliomyelitis. What causes do you see for this and what should we do?
In some areas of the world where malaria has been controlled by using mosquito nets, the mosquitoes have adapted by biting more during the day. What can we do to protect people from contracting this disease?
What interventions are important in responding to the increasing resistance of infectious diseases to antibiotics? Do you think we can effectively meet this challenge?