Epidemiology Study

26Jan 2022 by

1. Suppose you want to design an epidemiological study to understand the association between air pollution and birth effects (e.g., low birth weight, infant mortality, newborn blood pressure & heart rate) in Wayne County. What type of study would you utilize? What might be 2-3 challenges you face when attempting to effectively and accurately collect information or measure the exposure (i.e., air pollution)? What might be 2-3 challenges you face when attempting to effectively and accurately collect information or measure the health outcomes (i.e., various birth effects)? 

2. After reading the Marsa article, address this question in your own words: Why are geographic cancer clusters so hard to prove?