S B Thacker

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Planning an integrated disease surveillance and response system: a matrix of skills and activities
    Helen N Perry
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMC Med 5:24. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Epidemic assistance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: role of the Epidemic Intelligence Service, 1946-2005
    Stephen B Thacker
    Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 174:S4-15. 2011
  3. pmc Practicing epidemiology: how competent are we?
    Stephen B Thacker
    Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Public Health Rep 123:4-5. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and public health at CDC
    Stephen B Thacker
    Office of Workplace and Career Development, Office of the Director, CDC, MS E 94, Atlanta, Georgia, 30329, USA
    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 55:3-4. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint The evidence base for public health informing policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Stephen B Thacker
    Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:227-33. 2005
  6. pmc Measuring the public's health
    Stephen B Thacker
    Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Public Health Rep 121:14-22. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint The impact of stretching on sports injury risk: a systematic review of the literature
    Stephen B Thacker
    Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 36:371-8. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Preface: the role of the epidemiologist in injury prevention and control--an unmet challenge
    Stephen B Thacker
    Epidemiology Program Office, MS C08, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 25:1-2. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Revisiting the use of the electronic fetal monitor
    Stephen B Thacker
    Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Lancet 361:445-6. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint The prevention of shin splints in sports: a systematic review of literature
    Stephen B Thacker
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:32-40. 2002

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. pmc Planning an integrated disease surveillance and response system: a matrix of skills and activities
    Helen N Perry
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMC Med 5:24. 2007
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Epidemic assistance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: role of the Epidemic Intelligence Service, 1946-2005
    Stephen B Thacker
    Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 174:S4-15. 2011
    ..Recommendations from Epi-Aids led to policy implementation, evaluation, or modification. Epi-Aids provide the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with the agility to respond rapidly to public health crises...
  3. pmc Practicing epidemiology: how competent are we?
    Stephen B Thacker
    Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Public Health Rep 123:4-5. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and public health at CDC
    Stephen B Thacker
    Office of Workplace and Career Development, Office of the Director, CDC, MS E 94, Atlanta, Georgia, 30329, USA
    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 55:3-4. 2006
    ..Epidemiology has been characterized as the basic science of public health, and its practice at CDC has shaped the agency's development and will contribute to its future success...
  5. ncbi request reprint The evidence base for public health informing policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Stephen B Thacker
    Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:227-33. 2005
    ..As part of a major re-examination of its organization, in 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) assessed the evidence base for the effectiveness of population-based public health intervention programs...
  6. pmc Measuring the public's health
    Stephen B Thacker
    Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Public Health Rep 121:14-22. 2006
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint The impact of stretching on sports injury risk: a systematic review of the literature
    Stephen B Thacker
    Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 36:371-8. 2004
    ..We conducted a systematic review to assess the evidence for the effectiveness of stretching as a tool to prevent injuries in sports and to make recommendations for research and prevention...
  8. ncbi request reprint Preface: the role of the epidemiologist in injury prevention and control--an unmet challenge
    Stephen B Thacker
    Epidemiology Program Office, MS C08, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 25:1-2. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Revisiting the use of the electronic fetal monitor
    Stephen B Thacker
    Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Lancet 361:445-6. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint The prevention of shin splints in sports: a systematic review of literature
    Stephen B Thacker
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:32-40. 2002
    ..To review the published and unpublished evidence regarding risk factors associated with shin splints, assess the effectiveness of prevention strategies, and offer evidence-based recommendations to coaches, athletes, and researchers...
  11. doi request reprint Career paths to public health: programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Stephen B Thacker
    Office of Workforce and Career Development, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:279-83. 2008
    ..These activities also provide a nexus for working with both traditional partners in academia and public health and new academic partners to foster programs of mutual interest...
  12. ncbi request reprint Epidemic intelligence service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 50 years of training and service in applied epidemiology
    S B Thacker
    Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 154:985-92. 2001
    ..The EIS Program continues to be a critical source for health professionals trained to respond to the demand for epidemiologic services both domestically and internationally...
  13. ncbi request reprint Partnerships in international applied epidemiology training and service, 1975-2001
    M E White
    Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 154:993-9. 2001
    ..In 2001, new programs are planned or in development in India, Argentina, China, and Russia...
  14. ncbi request reprint Prevention of lower extremity stress fractures in athletes and soldiers: a systematic review
    Bruce H Jones
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 24:228-47. 2002
  15. ncbi request reprint Fifty years of epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: significant and consequential
    J P Koplan
    Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 154:982-4. 2001
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of meta-analyses related to acceptance for publication in a medical journal
    D F Stroup
    Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:655-60. 2001
    ..We found that inclusion of sufficient detail to allow a reader to replicate meta-analytic methods was the only characteristic related to acceptance for publication...
  17. pmc Radon and lung cancer: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    E S Ford
    National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Public Health 89:351-7. 1999
    ..This study examined the cost-effectiveness of general and targeted strategies for residential radon testing and mitigation in the United States...
  18. ncbi request reprint Health burden and funding at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Cecilia W Curry
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Prev Med 30:269-76. 2006
    ..The relationship between domestic funding for selected conditions to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the burden of disease and disability in the United States was assessed systematically...
  19. ncbi request reprint Public goods and externalities: a research agenda for public health economics
    Vilma G Carande-Kulis
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 13:227-32. 2007
    ....
  20. doi request reprint The education of physicians: a CDC perspective
    Denise Koo
    Career Development Division, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Acad Med 83:399-407. 2008
    ....
  21. pmc Monitoring progress toward CDC's health protection goals: health outcome measures by life stage
    Kakoli Roy
    Office of the Director, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, MS E94, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Public Health Rep 124:304-16. 2009
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Perspectives on public health workforce research
    Carol A Gotway Crawford
    Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 15:S5-S15. 2009
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Factors associated with differences in mortality and self-reported health across states in the United States
    Zhuo Chen
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Health Policy 94:203-10. 2010
    ....
  24. doi request reprint In snow's footsteps: Commentary on shoe-leather and applied epidemiology
    Denise Koo
    Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 172:737-9. 2010
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of field training in the epidemic intelligence service: publications and job choices
    Ronald L Moolenaar
    Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Prev Med 26:299-306. 2004
    ..About one third of these EIS officers have been trained in the setting of state and local health departments (the field)...
  26. ncbi request reprint The value of prevention: experiences of a public health agency
    Phaedra S Corso
    Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory University, USA
    Med Decis Making 22:S11-6. 2002
  27. ncbi request reprint Strengthening capacity in developing countries for evidence-based public health: the data for decision-making project
    Marguerite Pappaioanou
    Office of Global Health, Mailstop D 69, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Soc Sci Med 57:1925-37. 2003
    ..Results showed that the DDM strategy improved evidence-based public health. Subsequently, DDM concepts and practices have been institutionalized in participating countries and at CDC...
  28. ncbi request reprint Veterinarians and public health: the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1951-2002
    Marguerite Pappaioanou
    Office of Global Health, Mailstop D 69, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Vet Med Educ 30:383-91. 2003
    ..Since 1951, 195 veterinarians have graduated from the program and gone on to make substantial contributions to public health in positions with federal, state, or local governments, academia, industry, and non-governmental organizations...
  29. ncbi request reprint Using science-based guidelines to shape public health law
    Stephanie Zaza
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Law Med Ethics 31:65-7. 2003
  30. ncbi request reprint Applied epidemiology for the 21st Century
    S B Thacker
    Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 30:320-5. 2001
    ..To address such concerns, alternatives have been proposed that integrate biological, analytical, and social approaches to epidemiological practice and training...
  31. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of observational studies in epidemiology: a proposal for reporting. Meta-analysis Of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (MOOSE) group
    D F Stroup
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    JAMA 283:2008-12. 2000
    ..A workshop was held in Atlanta, Ga, in April 1997, to examine the reporting of meta-analyses of observational studies and to make recommendations to aid authors, reviewers, editors, and readers...
  32. pmc Survey of graduates of the Epidemic Intelligence Service as an approach to enhancing ethnic diversity among the nation's epidemiologists
    S B Thacker
    Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA 30333
    Public Health Rep 107:718-23. 1992
    ..Because fewer minority graduates are in academic settings to serve as mentors or role models, alternative recruitment methods must be developed to sustain a high level of interest among minority groups in the EIS Program...
  33. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis. A quantitative approach to research integration
    S B Thacker
    Center for Environmental Health and Injury Control, Atlanta, GA 30333
    JAMA 259:1685-9. 1988
    ..Still, the advantages noted above make meta-analysis a methodology that warrants testing and empirical evaluation...
  34. ncbi request reprint U.S. military officer participation in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Epidemic Intelligence Service (1951-2001)
    Donald L Noah
    Office of the Air Force Surgeon General HQ USAF SG 110 Luke Avenue, Room 400, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC 20332 7050, USA
    Mil Med 168:368-72. 2003
    ..g., Ebola, monkeypox, malaria, Nipah virus, West Nile fever, and anthrax outbreaks). All graduates from the military returned to active duty assignments in operational medical units, research institutes, or the intelligence community...
  35. ncbi request reprint Commentary: what contributes to a successful career in epidemiology in the United States?
    Ross C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:60-7. 2002
    ..These findings may be useful in training and career planning among aspiring epidemiologists and for educational policy development among organizations promoting training and mentoring...
  36. pmc Epidemiology and education: using public health for teaching mathematics and science
    Donna F Stroup
    Data for Solutions, Inc, Decatur, GA, USA
    Public Health Rep 122:283-91. 2007
  37. ncbi request reprint Tools for public health assessment in the twenty-first century
    Daniel M Sosin
    J Public Health Manag Pract 8:vi-vii. 2002
  38. pmc Public health surveillance and the prevention of injuries in sports: what gets measured gets done
    Stephen B Thacker
    J Athl Train 42:171-2. 2007
  39. ncbi request reprint Hormone therapy: making decisions in the face of uncertainty
    Herbert B Peterson
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:2308-12. 2004
  40. ncbi request reprint Electronic fetal monitoring. Lessons from a formative case of health technology assessment
    H David Banta
    Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research, TNO
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 18:762-70. 2002
    ..This paper identifies lessons pertinent for the present day in this field...
  41. pmc How do we ensure the quality of the public health workforce?
    Stephen B Thacker
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A06. 2005
  42. ncbi request reprint Measuring health program effectiveness in the field: an assessment tool
    Sharon M McDonnell
    Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences Educational Programs, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Prehosp Disaster Med 22:396-405. 2007
    ..The usefulness of this tool in humanitarian relief may be twofold: (1) to assess the design and implementation of effective programs; and (2) to highlight the inevitable need for capacity building as the disaster situation evolves...