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Presented February 26, 2019.

This webinar is the second installment of the 2-part NSSP CoP Expert Panel Webinar Series on Being a Leader in Your Community.  Click here to view Part I: Leading Community Groups

As a continuation of learning how members can become leaders of their... Read more

Content type: Webinar

In this 26 minute video, Eric Bakota offers an overview of a free statistical package, R, and an overview of commonly used tips and tricks shared in the surveillance community for analysis work in R.

Objectives:

Overview of R and R Studio Introduction to the ‘Tidyverse’ concept (... Read more
Content type: Training

Zika virus spread quickly through South and Central America in 2015. The City of Houston saw its first travel-related Zika cases in December of 2015. On January 29th, the City held the first planning meeting with regional partners from healthcare, blood banks, petrochemical companies, mosquito... Read more

Content type: Abstract

Presented May 26, 2016.

Eric Bakota will go over Hadley Wickham’s ‘ggplot2’ package using the same grammar of graphics framework outlined in Wickham’s 2010 paper on the subject. This webinar will discuss how to create a plot by looking at the components that make up its overall structure... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Presented May 31, 2017.

Eric Bakota will go over the results from the survey and then I’ll show a report that we generate at HHD using RMarkdown, SQL, and RODBC. This report uses RODBC to connect to our Electronic Disease Surveillance System (MAVEN) to query data needed for the report.... Read more

Content type: Webinar

In this panel, the presenters will discuss their perspective in responding to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25th and over the course of 4 days dropped approximately 27 trillion gallons of water on Texas and Louisiana. The flooding that ensued was... Read more

Content type: Abstract

Drug overdose mortality is a growing problem in the United States. In 2017 alone over 72,000 deaths were attributed to drug overdose, most of which were caused by fentanyl and fentanyl analogs (synthetic opioids). While nearly every community has seen an increase in drug overdose, there is... Read more

Content type: Abstract

West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of autochthonous arboviral disease in the United States. The virus is primarily spread to people through the bite of infected Culex species of mosquitos. WNV was first identified in Harris County, Texas, in 20022. Since then, the mosquito-borne virus... Read more

Content type: Abstract

Syndromic data is shifting the way surveillance has been done traditionally. Most recently, surveillance has gone beyond city limits and county boundary lines. In southeast Texas, a regional consortium of public health agencies and stakeholders in the 13-County area governs the local ESSENCE... Read more

Content type: Abstract

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