Deaths Associated with Hurricane Sandy: Oct-Nov
Held Thursday, August 29, 2013
Sponsored by the Disaster Epidemiology Special Interest Group
This webinar will provides information on
the epidemiologic investigation of the 117 deaths associated with Hurricane Sandy
(2012) It will describe the goals, methodology (using American Red
Cross data), and results, including public health recommendations of the
investigation. A national perspective of tracking deaths associated with
disasters will also be presented.
- Learn about the deaths associated with Hurricane Sandy in
- Learn about how hurricane-related drowning deaths in
evacuation zones are preventable.
- Learn about the accuracy of American Red Cross fatality data
from New York City’s perspective
- Learn about the CDC national perspective on disaster
- Raise the visibility and level of dialogue about disaster
epidemiology within the larger community of injury prevention programs at the
state, territorial, and local levels.
- Michelle Murti, MD, Fraser Health Authority, British
- Renata Howland, MPH, CSTE/CDC Applied Epidemiology Fellow,
New York City Department of Health;
- Amy F. Wolkin, MSPH, Division of Environmental Hazards and
Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC;
- Rebecca S. Noe, MPH, Division of Environmental Hazards and
Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC; and
- Jeanne Spears, RN, Volunteer Partner, Disaster Health
Services, American Red Cross.
This webinar is sponsored by the Safe States Disaster
Epidemiology Special Interest Group. This is the self-directed group with
projects and activities decided by the members. This group provides a
forum for Safe States members with an interest in disaster epidemiology to:
- Express ideas;
- Learn best practices;
- Contribute to expert discussions with peers and colleagues;
- Stay informed about current developments; and
- Build a network of professional contacts in the field.
The webinar is moderated by David Zane, Epidemiologist,
from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Resources from the webinar: