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Tufts OpenCourseware
Author: Joann Lindenmayer, DVM,MPH

1. Introduction

ESSENTIAL PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE #10: Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health.

This service includes continuous linkage with appropriate institutions of higher learning and research and an internal capacity to mount timely epidemiologic and economic analyses and conduct needed health services research.


Zoonoses: Emerging zoonoses, Lyme disease, tularemia


2. Learning Objectives

At end of class, students should be able to:

  • Discuss the differences between basic biomedical and translational research

  • List at least four strategies to address critical needs in veterinary science

  • Differentiate between public health practice and public health research

    Required Reading

3. Required Reading

National Research Council. Critical Needs for Research in Veterinary Science . National Academies Press, Washington DC, 2005.

Summary, pages 1-11

Chapter 1. The role of veterinary research in human society, pages. 13-19.

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. Definition of Public Health Research. CSTE Position Statement 1996-8. Available at:

(Accessed on March 16, 2007)