EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Tools we use to unlock public health and epidemiology for our students

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EPIDEMIOLOGY UNMASKED:

AN INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Epidemiology Unmasked is an introductory textbook covering elementary concepts in epidemiology, biostatistics and public health presented in a visually appealing way. It includes topics such as infectious diseases, epidemiological study designs, and step-by-step breakdown of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Epidemiology Unmasked takes the reader through an infectious disease outbreak investigation in the shoes of an epidemiologist, teaching fundamental concepts along the way. Readers gain a deep understanding of how outbreaks impact our everyday lives and the mechanisms used to combat them.

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INSTRUCTION-BASED LESSON

An instruction-based lesson and activity covering introductory epidemiological & public health concepts designed for use in 6-10th grade biology/health classes. The curriculum is best completed in 4 days in a classroom setting. It includes:

  • 4 powerpoints

  • 4 worksheets

  • 1 outbreak investigation packet

  • 3 possible project descriptions & instructions

  • 1 free ebook copy of Epidemiology Unmasked

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PROJECT-BASED LESSON

In this project-based lesson, students will design their own public service announcement regarding a particular infectious disease outbreak scenario. Students will conduct independent research on fundamental epidemiology concepts and apply them in the context of an outbreak investigation. It includes:

  • List of infectious diseases

  • Instructions document

  • Exemplar projects

  • Resources for students to consult

  • Rubric for easy grading

  • 1 free ebook copy of Epidemiology Unmasked

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KID TEACH KID PUBLIC HEALTH COURSE

A free, virtual, 4-week summer program where students are taught the basics of epidemiology and public health. The course follows the curriculum of Epidemiology Unmasked. We partnered with the nonprofit organization Kid Teach Kid to host this course to middle and high school students across the nation. We achieved over 1,000 signups for the live lectures, and the entirety of the class is archived in the Kid Teach Kid course library.