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									                       Strengthening Public Health Preparedness: Technology Enhanced Teaching

                     "The Future of Technology and Its Impact on
                         Global Public Health Preparedness”
             Robert S. Gold, Ph.D., Dr. P.H., FAAHB Dean, College of Health and Human Performance and
             Co-Director, Public Health Informatics Research Laboratory University of Maryland, College Park, MD

                                           Wednesday, September 17, 2003
                                                         Sponsored by
                                    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;
                              The Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University
                                   The Emory University School of Medicine And
                         The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing of Emory University

Practicing medical and public health professionals around the world rely on core existing and emerging technologies to
prevent, prepare for and respond to natural and terrorist public health disasters. Faculty and instructors at universities,
public health and medical organizations have responsibility for educating new, or further training public health
professionals in core competencies relating to public health and emergency preparedness. Today’s lecture will focus on
technology available today, the future of technology and the existing and potential applications that technology will have
on public health and emergency preparedness. Participants will learn how technology is used to appropriately and
effectively revolutionize the way we communicate, provide medical and public health services, detect public health
problems, use data, carry out research and personalize education. A respondent panel, composed of faculty and staff
from the Emory School of Nursing, the Rollins School of Public Health and the CDC, will respond to the lecture with
“What does this mean to my job, role or organization?” Participants -- whether faculty, researcher, clinician or program
planner -- will learn how the appropriate use of technology can enhance their job and allow them to better fulfill their

Robert Gold is an accomplished researcher and nationally known expert in the application of technology in health
education and health promotion. His publications include numerous research and evaluation articles, dozens of pieces of
software for organizations such as the Addiction Research Foundation and the American Cancer Society, and
commercially published software and textbooks: Dr. Gold is Dean, College of Health and Human Performance and Co-
Director of the Public Health Informatics Research Laboratory at the University of Maryland and has served as Vice
President at ORC Macro International. Dr. Gold holds a Ph.D. in health education with major emphases in computer
science and research design, and a Dr.P.H. in Community Health Practice with major areas of study in program
evaluation and epidemiology. Over the last 10 years, he has directed a number of SBIR and related technology
development grants and contracts, including three NCI studies examining the potential for applying advanced health
communications technology for cancer prevention among high risk populations. Most recently, he has worked on several
technology related projects including a national surveillance system on factors affecting quality of life in communities
associated with a five-year applied research project called Accelerating Community Transformation, a Prevention
Science Decision Support System for The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and building a technology
infrastructure for the Collaborative Center for Child Well-Being.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of this lecture, participants should be able to:
   1. Identify four current or emerging technologies used to prevent, prepare for or respond to public health
       emergencies; and,
   2. List three technology tools that can be used to enhance various areas of public health or clinical curriculum or

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