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Prevent Epidemics with a “One Health” Approach

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
June 5, 2017

A new Zika outbreak could have already started — and we likely wouldn’t know it yet. A recent study published in Nature concludes that the virus spread for months before infections were first reported in South America.[1] Fortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced a new, faster method of determining whether mosquitoes […]

Bon Voyage: An increased global exchange of disease looms

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
May 8, 2017

In 2014, when a doctor who had been treating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa brought the disease back to New York City, the United States was completely unprepared. A survey of America’s hospitals at the time showed that only 6 percent were ready to receive an Ebola patient.[1] Over a year later, things aren’t […]

Case Study: How Online Education Can Keep Students Enrolled and Engaged

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
August 17, 2016

This time of year, college students are flocking to register for classes. Enrollment in online courses is surging. But few of these students see the courses through to completion. Universities need to change that. Online courses grew in popularity for the 13th straight year. Enrollment for online courses nearly doubled in 2015, topping 35 million students.[1] […]