New course, "Intro to Public Health Informatics," to be offered fall 2011

June 15, 2011

A new course titled, "Intro to Public Health Informatics" will be available beginning this fall on Thursdays from 2:00 to 2:50 p.m. The instructor is Amy Ising (ising [at] email [dot] unc [dot] edu) with guest speakers, including, but not limited to:

  • Dr. Megan Davies, State Epidemiologist for North Carolina
  • Larry Forrister, Director of IT for NC Division of Public Health
  • Walter Kemper, ELR Coordinator for NC Division of Public Health
  • W. Holt Anderson, Executive Director of NCHICA

The course will offer students an opportunity to:

  • Gain an overview of the history and significance of public health informatics
  • Discuss public health information systems in use today and their roles within the broader health care system
  • Hear first-hand experiences from practicing public health professionals working or conducting research in this area

This is the introductory course for a new graduate-level Certificate in Public Health Informatics currently under development. For more information, please contact Dr. Javed Mostafa at


Intro to Public Health Informatics
(1 credit hour; no pre-reqs.)
Thursdays, 2:00 – 2:50 p.m.


Partially sponsored by the Carolina Health Informatics Program