Developing a multidisciplinary syndromic surveillance academic research programme in the United Kingdom: benefits for public health surveillance

Elliott, Alex J., Morbey, Roger, Edeghere, Obaghe, Lake, Iain R., Colón-González, Felipe J., Vivancos, Roberto, Rubin, G. James, O'Brien, Sarah J. and Smith, Gillian E. (2017) Developing a multidisciplinary syndromic surveillance academic research programme in the United Kingdom: benefits for public health surveillance. Public Health Reports, 132 (1_suppl, 2017). 111S-115S. ISSN 0033-3549

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Abstract

Syndromic surveillance is growing in stature internationally as a recognised and innovative approach to public health surveillance. Syndromic surveillance research uses data captured by syndromic surveillance systems to investigate specific hypotheses or questions. However, this research is often undertaken either within established public health organisations or the academic setting, but often not together. Public health organisations can provide access to health-related data and expertise in infectious and non-infectious disease epidemiology and clinical interpretation of data. Academic institutions can optimise methodological rigour, intellectual clarity and establish routes for applying to external research funding bodies to attract money to fund projects. Together, these competencies can complement each other to enhance the public health benefits of syndromic surveillance research. This paper describes the development of a multidisciplinary syndromic surveillance academic research programme in England, United Kingdom, its aims, goals and benefits to public health.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 05:05
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2019 00:21
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/63770
DOI: 10.1177/0033354917706953

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