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Joseph Egger

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Global Health
Associate Director for Education, Research Design & Analysis Core
Duke Global Health Institute
Trent 236
(919) 613-4405
Joe Egger

Summary

As part of the Duke Global Health Institute's Research Design & Analysis Core, Dr. Egger works closely with faculty on a number of experimental and observational studies related to both chronic and infectious diseases. Much of his research has focused on longitudinal data analysis, time series methods, and multi-level modeling of cross-sectional data. Prior to joining Duke, Joe was the lead epidemiologist for SciMetrika, a public health consulting firm based in Research Triangle Park, NC. Joe has worked in academic and government settings on a wide array of public health research topics, including HIV/AIDS, influenza, dengue, tobacco, obesity/nutrition, and cancers. Joe received his master's degree in medical geography from the University of Washington, and a PhD in infectious disease epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Office Hours: By appointment

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Teaching

Title Number Level
Introduction to Epidemiology: Focus on Global Health

Introduces students to the main concepts and methods used in population-based epidemiology research. Topics covered include measures of disease frequency, study design, measures of association, and problems of bias, especially as they pertain to global health research. Students will learn to understand and evaluate epidemiological studies. A prior quantitative course is highly recommended. Introduction to main concepts and methods used in population-based epidemiology research. Topics include measures of disease frequency, study design, measures of association, and problems of bias, especially as they pertain to global health research. Students will learn to understand and evaluate epidemiological studies. A prior quantitative course highly recommended.

Course Notes:
GLHLTH 362
Was: GLHLTH 161
UG Only
Intermediate Epidemiology

This course covers in-depth topics in epidemiology with a focus on the global health context. The course textbook is "Epidemiology: Beyond the Basic" by Moyses Szklo and Javier Nieto. The textbook will be supplemented with publications selected from the epidemiologic, clinical, nutritional and other literature. Topics covered include epidemiologic study designs, measures of disease occurrence and associations with risk factors, confounding and interaction, time to event data, and methods for causal inference. Course content will focus on epidemiologic concepts. Related statistical concepts will be discussed, but data analysis will not be a focus. Prior epidemiology coursework required. Instructor consent required.

Course Notes:
GLHLTH 710
Was: GLHLTH 709
GRAD Only
Global Health Research: Quantitative Methods II

Modular course building on Quantitative Methods I. Required module provides common understanding of regression including linear, logistic, and general linear regression, use and interpretation of dichotomous and continuous variables, indicator terms, and interaction terms, and regression diagnostics.

Course Notes:
GLHLTH 707
GRAD Only

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