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Operational Considerations on the American Academy of Pediatrics Guidance for K-12 School Reentry

August 2020

There is general consensus among experts that K-12 schools should aim to reopen for in-person classes during the 2020-2021 school year. Globally, children constitute a low proportion of coronavirus...

Attacks on Public Health Officials During COVID-19

August 2020

In June 24, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom remarked on a disturbing phenomenon: health officers are “getting attacked, getting death threats, they’re being demeaned and demoralized.” At...

Partitioning the Curve — Interstate Travel Restrictions During the Covid-19 Pandemic

August 2020

Since the onset of the Covid-19 crisis in the United States, government action taken to “flatten” the curve of disease transmission has varied dramatically among states, counties, and cities.

The Legal Authority for States’ Stay-at-Home Orders

July 2020

In March 2020, when many U.S.

Respecting Disability Rights — Toward Improved Crisis Standards of Care

July 2020

In times of emergency, many legal strictures can flex.

COVID-19 Policies: Remember Measles

July 2020

Nearly 120 million children in 37 countries are at risk of missing their measlescontaining vaccine (MCV) shots this year, as preventive and public health campaigns take a back seat to policies put...

Evidence-Based Practice for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

July 2020

Yet there has been no national-level, comprehensive review of the evidence for public health emergency preparedness and response (PHEPR) practices.

Disease Control, Civil Liberties, and Mass Testing — Calibrating Restrictions during the Covid-19 Pandemic

July 2020

Urgent responses to the Covid-19 pandemic have halted movement and work and dramatically changed daily routines for much of the world’s population.

How to Safely Reopen Colleges and Universities During COVID-19: Experiences From Taiwan

July 2020

Reopening colleges and universities during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic poses a special challenge worldwide.

Ensuring Uptake of Vaccines against SARS-CoV-2

June 2020

As Covid-19 continues to exact a heavy toll, development of a vaccine appears the most promising means of restoring normalcy to civil life.

Coronavirus Could Make America’s Gun Problem Even Deadlier

June 2020

Millions of Americans have experienced the coronavirus pandemic directly, as they or their loved ones suffered through infection.

Handgun Ownership and Suicide in California

June 2020

BACKGROUND Research has consistently identified firearm availability as a risk factor for suicide.

Ethics and Governance for Digital Disease Surveillance

May 2020

Digital epidemiology—the use of data generated outside the public health system for disease surveillance—has been in use for more than a quarter century [see supplementary materials (SM)].

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally — The U.S. Response to Covid-19

May 2020

Covid-19 has exposed major weaknesses in the United States’ federalist system of public health governance, which divides powers among the federal, state, and local governments.

How to Prevent and Manage Hospital-Based Infections During Coronavirus Outbreaks: Five Lessons from Taiwan

May 2020

During the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003, Taiwan reported 346 confirmed cases and 73 deaths. Of all known infections, 94% were transmitted inside hospitals.

Examining Pharmaceutical Benefits in the United States—A Framework

May 2020

Pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) are important intermediaries in the pharmaceutical supply chain in the US. Under the general umbrella of administering outpatient prescription drug benefits for...

Federal Funding For State And Local Contact Tracing Efforts Is An Urgent Priority, And A Bargain

May 2020

Rallying cries around COVID-19 have shifted from “flatten the curve” to “reopen America.” After weeks of restrictions on movement, commerce, and social connections across most areas of the country,...

Privileges and Immunity Certification During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 2020

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis enters its next phase, attention turns to the widespread testing programs needed to resume and maintain normal life activities. Effective...

Standing Up against Gender Bias and Harassment — A Matter of Professional Ethics

April 2020

“We believe health professionals have a moral duty to practice `upstanding’ — intervening as bystanders — in response to sexual harassment and general bias and that this obligation should be...

Diagnostic Testing for the Novel Coronavirus

March 2020

Controversies over diagnostic testing have dominated US headlines about severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the novel coronavirus responsible for coronavirus disease 2019 ...

Response to COVID-19 in Taiwan Big Data Analytics, New Technology, and Proactive Testing

March 2020

Taiwan is 81 miles off the coast of mainland China and was expected to have the second highest number of cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) due to its proximity to and number of flights...

Cost-Effectiveness of Transitional Care Services After Hospitalization With Heart Failure

February 2020

Background: Patients with heart failure (HF) discharged from the hospital are at high risk for death and rehospitalization.

The 2016 California Policy to Eliminate Nonmedical Vaccine Exemptions and Changes in Vaccine Coverage: An Empirical Policy Analysis

December 2019

Vaccine hesitancy, the reluctance or refusal to receive vaccination, is a growing public health problem in the United States and globally.

Catherine Lei CV

October 2019

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