Public Health Research at DataStep Development
Unlike medical research, which can involve months and even years of planning before implementation, public health research, especially epidemiological investigations, often need data systems developed quickly. To meet this need, the Centers for Disease Control developed EpiInfo, a database application developed in Visual Basic and using the Microsoft Access database format. EpiInfo is actually an application for developing applications simply and quickly. DataStep has recently added EpiInfo to its list of competencies and now offers public health and other agencies on-the-fly development of EpiInfo applications and data analysis. In addition to analysis using EpiInfo, we also have extensive experience in SPSS and SAS for more complex analysis.
Leading our medical and public health research efforts is Pam Kotler, Ph.D. in public health. Dr. Kotler has extensive experience in public health and health policy research having worked with:
- Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco
- California Medical Review, Inc
- The Permanente Medical Group, Department of Quality and Utilization
- Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Department of Medical Economics and Statistics
- School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley
- Human Population Laboratory, California Department of Health Services
- City of Hope National Medical Center and New Hope Pain Clinic, and
- Department of Mental Health Services, County of Los Angeles.