Learn fundamental concepts of epidemiology from UAB public health experts

The virtual webinar will explore the importance and helpful tools that entail accuracy and transparency of pandemic news.
Written by: Tehreem Khan
Media contact: Hannah Echols

Epidemology StreamJoin the Alabama Regional Center for Infection Prevention and Control Training and Technical Assistance’s webinar Epidemiology 101: Fundamental Concepts for Understanding the Pandemic at noon Thursday, Feb. 24, via Zoom to learn about analytical thinking related to pandemic news.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding epidemiologic concepts has become paramount for personal and professional decision-making. The event aims to advance reading and critical thinking about pandemic-related news.

Stella Aslibekyan, Ph.D., associate professor of epidemiology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, will present several tools to analyze COVID-19 news and separating correlation from causation. Participants will have the opportunity to explore concepts like herd immunity, vaccine efficacy, endemic infection and what COVID-19 control means.

This webinar is co-sponsored by the ARC IPC, Region IV Public Health Training Center, and the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety.

The event is free and open to public. To register for the event, click here.