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INFOFUSION: Utilization of Multi-Source Data
Twelfth Biennial CDC Symposium on Statistical Methods
April 7-8, 2010


Utilization of Multi-Source Data InfoFusion

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Symposium Agenda

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

7:30 a.m. – Noon   Registration  
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. 
Room:  Decatur A
Welcome and Introductory Remarks Henry Rolka
and Joe Henderson
9:15 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Invited Session 1  
Room:  Decatur A  Spatial and Temporal Analytics in Biosurveillance
Moderator, Mark Stevens
9:20 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Statistical process control (SPC) ideas in spatiotemporal and temporal public health surveillance William H. Woodall
9:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Multivariate Bayesian scan statistics for event detection and characterization Daniel B. Neill
10:20 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Spatiotemporal data analysis and online surveillance Daniel Dajun Zeng
10:50 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. Break  
  Contributed Session 1  
11:05 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room: Henry Oliver
Assessing Risk and Mortality
Moderator, Robert N. Anderson
11:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Application of robust regression models for estimating influenza-associated deaths using the CDC 122 Cities Mortality Reporting System data Po-Yung Cheng
11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Eight methods for estimating influenza-associated deaths Hong Zhou
11:50 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. A risk assessment of human-human transmission of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1) strain Asundep Ntui
11:05 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room: Mary Gay
Estimation Using Multiple Data Sources
Moderator, Wendy Wattigney
11:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Population estimate of people living with spina bifida in the United States, 2004 Melissa Danielson
11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Using multiple data sources to estimate the percentage of U.S. births resulting from non-ART infertility treatments Owen Devine
11:50 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Estimating the incidence of perinatal HIV infection in the United States Xinjian Zhang
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Room: Commons Area
Poster Session 1  
  1. Info-Fusion for public health services and applications Ninad Mishra
  2. Functional data analysis of likelihood functions as a tool  for meta-analysis Michael Brimacombe
  3. Using data from multiple sources to examine social determinants of health— MAUP strikes again  Zhuo “Adam” Chen
  4. Statistical power of three tests for comparing vaccination coverage curves, National Immunization Survey (NIS)  Zhen Zhao
  5. The use of hierarchical weighted least squares for multi-source parameter estimation: Analysis of Wisconsin unemployment data Sergey Tarima
  6. Fusion of voluntary cough sound and air flow characteristic to identify subjects with different lung diseases, 2003 Ayman Abaza
  Contributed Session 2  
1:45 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Room: Henry Oliver
Detecting Trends in Influenza Morbidity
Moderator, Myron Katzoff
1:50 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. Acceleration of influenza associated disease rates with age: The SIMPLE Method Steven Cohen
2:10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Early detection of localized excess influenza activity in northern California with patient care, prescription, and laboratory data Sharon Greene
2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. 

The application of the d-Method for seasonality assessment of influenza in multi-source surveillance data

Julia Wenger
1:45 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Room: Mary Gay
Information Fusion: Bayesian Networks to Protect Us
Moderator, Laurie Barker
1:50 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. General water quality and public health information fusion model Zaruhi Mnatsakanyan
2:10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Distributed information fusion models Howard S. Burkom
2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Information fusion from expert networks and its use by the PLAN C System to plan for a vulnerable urban population Bud Mishra
2:55 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. Break  
3:10 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Invited Session 2  
Room: Decatur A Approaches to Data Fusion and Analysis
Moderator, Elizabeth Ely
3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. An accessible approach for fusion of environmental and human health data for disease surveillance Howard S. Burkom
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Visualizing large, high-dimensional data sets using Andrews’ images Wendy Martinez
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Statistical machine learning as a platform for analysis of multi-stream food safety data Artur Dubrawski

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

7:30 a.m. – Noon Registration  
9:00 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Invited Session 3  
Room: Decatur A
Analytic Issues in Refining Biosurveillance
Moderator, Owen Devine
9:05 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. Optimizing the response to alerts in automated
surveillance systems
David L. Buckeridge
9:35 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. Recent research in healthcare and public health surveillance Kwok-Leung Tsui
10:05 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Optimizing biosurveillance systems Ronald Fricker, Jr.
10:35 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Break  
  Contributed Session 3  
10:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Room: Henry Oliver
Minimizing Bias and Variance in Survey Data
Moderator, Tim Green
10:55 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Quantifying bias in a health survey: an application of total survey error modeling to the National Immunization Survey Noelle-Angelique Molinari
11:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Assessment of bias in the National Immunization Survey—Teen: Benchmarking to the National Health Interview Survey Meena Khare
11:35 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Health indicators: Eliminating bias from convenience sampling estimators Bethany Hedt
11:55 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Smoothing across time in repeated cross-sectional data J.R. Lockwood
10:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Room: Mary Gay
Novel Uses of Multi-Source Data: Monitoring and Validation
Moderator, John Copeland
10:55 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Efficient scalable schemes for monitoring multiple data streams Yajun Mei
11:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Further validation of the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory in a USA population Jin-Mann “Sally” Lin
11:35 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. The critical role of CDC-INFO in public health threat surveillance, monitoring, and assessment Fred Springer
11:55 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Applications of health risk analysis, risk modeling, and decision science Vijay Desai
12:20 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Room: Commons Area
Poster Session 2  
  1. Using pooled samples for biomonitoring Samuel Caudill
  2. Evaluation of outdoor air pollutants and daily asthma hospitalization in northern New Jersey Stella Manchun Tsai
  3. Statistical issues in the use of multi-source market research data for audience analysis in health communication planning William Pollard
  4. Multivariate disease mapping (MVDM) Caroline Jeffery
  5. Can syndicated consumer lifestyle & behavior data inform public health practice? A data-fusion pilot test James Weaver, III
  6. A quantitative risk assessment for the likelihood of introduction of highly pathogenic avian influenza strain H5N1 into USA hunters’ retriever dogs Cedric Lane
  7. Bayesian pair matching for separately reported risks in paired 2 x 2 tables with applications in meta-analysis of dental sealant performance Brani Vidakovic
  Contributed Session 4  
1:50 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Room: Henry Oliver
Integrated Approaches to Disease Surveillance
Moderator, Jian “Jim” Xing
1:55 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Improving disease surveillance by incorporating residential history Justin Manjourides
2:15 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. Exploring electronic medical records for public health surveillance Joseph Lombardo
2:35 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. Bayesian CAR models for syndromic surveillance on multiple data streams: theory and practice Gauri Datta
2:55 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Object-oriented Bayesian networks for biosurveillance Kas Salawu
1:50 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Room: Mary Gay
Local Area Estimation, Mapping, and Spatial Analysis
Moderator, Arie Manangan
1:55 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Synthetic estimation of local area health literacy using data from the National Assessment of Adult Literacy Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar
2:15 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. Mapping local risk ratios of rare infectious diseases with aggregate data Nong Shang
2:35 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. Mixture models application in tuberculosis risk areas classification Flavio Nobre
2:55 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Model selection for a non-randomized, longitudinal trial using Bayesian hierarchical analysis Terrence Murphy




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