Informatics in Public Health Subject of University of Pittsburgh Lindberg Symposium
“Informatics in Public Health,” this year’s Donald A. B. Lindberg Lecture and Symposium sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Biomedical Informatics and the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), discussed informatics in surveillance, epidemic models and other aspects of public health practice. The symposium took place on Thursday, May 8 at the University of Pittsburgh.
The Donald A. B. Lindberg Lecture, “Real Time Biosurveillance: Into Maturity or Obscurity?” was presented by Leslie Lenert, MD, MS, director of the National Center for Public Health Informatics (NCPHI) at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At the NCPHI, Lenert is responsible for improving health practice through the advancement of the science of biomedical information systems. He is a member of the editorial boards of Medical Decision Making, the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association and Journal of Biomedical Informatics. He is also a member of the Agency for Health Research and Policy’s Healthcare Technology and Decision Sciences study section. In 2002, Lenert was appointed to the American College of Medical Informatics, in recognition of his work in the field of informatics.