Brianna ScottLSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport, USA
Title: Neuroepidemiology: Public health approach to developing health interventions that address comorbid conditions
Throughout the years epidemiological studies have been used to assess the burden of neurological disorders and disease conditions. Although many advancements have been made in the field, not enough data is available on intervention and reduction of the comorbid conditions of neurological disorders and infectious diseases. As neurological disorders grow to become more complex the field of public health is needed to produce effective health intervention strategies.
Research on the burden of neurological disorders is imperative to the increasing need to provide intervention strategies relative to disease conditions that lead to neurological implications. Such risks include increased risks of years of healthy life lost and disability-adjusted life years. The purpose of this study is to examine current data from multiple sources and translate results into intervention strategies. This study examines a list of education and training, implications and preventions and evidenced-based framework for neurological disorders. Through the analyzation of research, this study aims to identify best practices for interventions that will be recommended to address issues identified in the analysis.
Brianna Scott recently completed her master’s in public health at the age of 24 years old from LSU Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. She is an Infectious Disease Control Epidemiologist for the Long Beach Department of Health. Brianna is a member of the Society of Black Brain and Behavioral Scientist and was recently initiated into the Delta Omega Honor Society. She is anticipating on attending graduate school to obtain her doctorate degree in Epidemiology this fall.