Carolina Arana, MPH Epidemiologist, DMD

Carolina Arana, DMD, and MPH in Epidemiology with background in prevention sciences, health communication and surveillance systems. Her recent research as a graduate student at Georgia State University in United States, and as a visiting researcher at the Italian National Institute of Health in Rome, Italy; and at the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice in Italy has been focused on assessment and comparison of behavior risk factor surveillance systems, and the analysis of their strengths and weaknesses to provide recommendations that can be used as a guide for the design of new BRFS systems or the assessment of existing ones. Her formal training is in Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) and Epidemiology and Prevention Sciences (MPH).

Her interests and specialties in the area of public health include Epidemiology and Prevention Sciences, Public Health Surveillance Systems, Global Health Promotion, Protection and Diplomacy, Public Health Leadership and Management.

Dr. Arana is currently working on Chagas disease research at the CDC in Atlanta , Georgia. More recently her practice has focused on the role of promoting and developing Chagas disease Web content and health communication materials to health care providers and Hispanic populations.

Her most recent research is titled: Assessment and Comparison of Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance Systems for the U.S., Canada, and Italy.

Dr. Arana is currently the creator and editor of the Public Health Observer blog and can be reached at

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Dr. Akubue Augustine April 15, 2010 at 1:30 pm

I read through your work. i found something critical. The function of surveillance and its scope should be discrete with respect to developed and developing countries. Also i will send to you my recent review of Nigeria Surveillance review using WHO/CDC ptocols.My findings for Africa call for concern

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