The American Journal of Epidemiology (AJE) has named an article co-authored by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) Dean Sandro Galea one of its “Articles of the Year” for 2014.
“Current Practices in Teaching Introductory Epidemiology: How We Got Here, Where to Go” was nominated by AJE readers and editors as one of the top 10 articles representing “the very best of AJE.” Award winners were recognized on June 18 at the annual meeting of the Society for Epidemiologic Research.
The article was co-authored with Dr. Katherine Keyes, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The authors contend that a “reorganization of introductory epidemiology around core first principles may be an effective way forward for educating the next generation of public health scientists.”
They also conclude that as educators continue to refine methods of teaching epidemiology, “we suggest that a focus on a logical sequence of how health and disease arise in populations, an explanation of the foundations of how we measure and count health and disease, and at the very end an application of labels that are conventional in the field can be useful in helping our students classify and comprehend these concepts.”
To read more about the honor, go to: http://www.bu.edu/sph/2015/06/19/dean-galea-paper-wins-article-of-the-year/