Recent Scholarly Publications

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Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response: Use of Information Technologies and Decision Support Systems

June 2002

The Nation's capacity to respond to bioterrorism depends in part on the ability of clinicians and public health officials to detect, manage, and communicate during a bioterrorism event.

Nation's Health, The

December 2003

This compendium of articles provides a clear view of the factors affecting the health of Americans and the role of public health, medical care, and the community in ensuring the nation's health....

Regionalization of bioterrorism preparedness and response

May 2004

The anthrax attacks of 2001, the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and weapons of mass destruction tabletop exercises have made it clear that no single community can prepare...

Surveillance Systems for Bioterrorism: A Systematic Review

December 2002

Anthropology of Bioethics

December 2004

The third edition has 120 new articles, among them Artificial nutrition and hydration, Bioterrorism, Cloning, Cybernetics, Dementia, Managed care, and Nanotechnology.

Conceptual Model for Evaluating Information Technologies and Decision Support Systems for Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response, A

April 2004

OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to develop a conceptual framework for evaluating whether existing information technologies and decision support systems (IT/DSSs) would assist the key decisions faced...

Systematic Review: Surveillance Systems for Early Detection of Bioterrorism-Related Diseases

June 2004

BACKGROUND: Given the threat of bioterrorism and the increasing availability of electronic data for surveillance, surveillance systems for the early detection of illnesses and syndromes potentially...

Evaluating Detection and Diagnostic Decision Support Systems for Bioterrorism Response

January 2004

We evaluated the usefulness of detection systems and diagnostic decision support systems for bioterrorism response.

Cost-Effectiveness of Defending against Bioterrorism: A Comparison of Vaccination and Antibiotic Prophylaxis against Anthrax

April 2005

Background: Weaponized Bacillus anthracis is one of the few biological agents that can cause death and disease in sufficient numbers to devastate an urban setting.

Pediatric Anthrax: Implications for Bioterrorism Preparedness

August 2006

Objectives:To systematically review the literature about children with anthrax to describe their clinical course, treatment responses, and the predictors of disease progression and mortality.Data...

Reducing Mortality from Anthrax Bioterrorism: Strategies for Stockpiling and Dispensing Medical and Pharmaceutical Supplies

September 2006

A critical question in planning a response to bioterrorism is how antibiotics and medical supplies should be stockpiled and dispensed.

Modeling the Logistics of Response to Anthrax Bioterrorism

March 2008

Background: A bioterrorism attack with an agent such as anthrax will require rapid deployment of medical and pharmaceutical supplies to exposed individuals.

An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure: Improving Communication to Reduce Mortality During Bioterrorism Responses

March 2008

OBJECTIVE: To identify communication needs and evaluate the effectiveness of alternative communication strategies for bioterrorism responses.

Decision Framework for Coordinating Bioterrorism Planning, A: Lessons from the BioNet Program

January 2009

Background: Effective disaster preparedness requires coordination across multiple organizations.