Henry Rolka

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The objective of this report is to provide a basis to inform decisions about priorities for developing statistical research initiatives in the field of public health surveillance for emerging threats. Rapid information system advances have created a vast opportunity of secondary data sources for information to enhance the situational and health status(More)
BACKGROUND There has been an ongoing debate among birth defects investigators about whether or not to publish estimates of rates of birth defects with confidence intervals to allow for comparisons of rates across regions and time. A major impediment in resolving this debate has been the lack of a framework for quantifying uncertainties in the data that can(More)
reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Objective To describe data management and analytic processes undertaken to rapidly acquire and use previously unavailable data during a public health emergency response. Introduction Accurately gauging the health status of a population during an event of public health significance(More)
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