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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology
Fundamentals of epidemiology (EPID 168)

Professional societies and Newsletters

Some of the major professional societies in epidemiology and public health are:

American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP) (www.aaphp.org)

American College of Epidemiology (ACE) (sponsors the Annals of Epidemiology(www.acepidemiology.org)

American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) (www.acpm.org)

American Public Health Association (APHA) (publishes the Nation's Health (news), the American Journal of Public Health), and other journals and books (www.apha.org)

Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) ( www.asph.org) ASPH is an organization of schools, rather than of individuals. ASPH has information on degree programs, accreditation, fellowships, internships, jobs, and statistics on applicants, students and graduates of schools of public health

Australian Epidemiological Association (aea@iceaustralia.com)

European Public Health Association (School of Public Health, Maliebaan 94, 3581 CX Utrecht, Netherlands, tel. 31 30364388, telefax: 31 30334184)

International Epidemiological Association (IEA) (sponsors the International Journal of Epidemiology)

International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) (http://www.iseepi.org/) sponsors the journal Epidemiology

International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE) (sponsors the journal Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety) (www.pharmacoepi.org)

Italian Epidemiolgic Association (sponsors the journal Epidemiologia e Prevenzione)

Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) (sponsors the American Journal of Epidemiology) SER is committed to the development and application of epidemiologic methods (http://www.epiresearch.org)

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) (sponsors Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology) (www.shea-online.org/)

World Federation of Public Health Associations (see www.apha.org/wfpha/about_wfpha.html for information and the list of member associations from over 40 nations)

Most of the above organizations publish newsletters for their members.

A unique sources of news for epidemiologists is The Epidemiology Monitor (epimon@aol.com), a monthly newsletter with news items, book reviews, announcements, features, job ads, and a list of open positions for epidemiologists, including postdoctoral fellows. The Monitor has published a comprehensive guide to resources in epidemiology, EPISOURCE. This 1,000+ page guide lists over 900 products and services that epidemiologists might need and has other valuable reference information (for example, a list of all epidemiology degree-granting institutions). Information about EPISOURCE can be obtained from 404-594-1613 or from.epimon@aol.com

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