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Brathwaite D, Waller AE, Gaynes BN, Stemerman R, Deselm TM, Bischof JJ, Tintinalli J, Brice JH, Bush M. A 7 Year Summary of Emergency Department Visits by Patients With Mental Health Disorders. Front Psychiatry. 2022 Feb 9;13:831843. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.831843. PMID: 35222127; PMCID: PMC8863870.


Rosen DL, Travers D. Emergency department visits among patients transported by law enforcement officers. PLoS One. 2021 Jan 13;16(1):e0244679. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0244679. PMID: 33439860; PMCID: PMC7806121.

Brathwaite DM, Wolff CS, Ising AI, Proescholdbell SK, Waller AE. A mixed-methods comparison of a national and state opioid overdose surveillance definition. Public Health Reports. 2021 Nov;136(1_suppl):31S-9S.

Neo DT, Samoff E, Cope A. Pelvic inflammatory disease trends among emergency department visits in North Carolina, 2008-2017. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2021 Jul 15.

Harmon KJ, Fliss MD, Marshall SW, Peticolas K, Proescholdbell SK, Waller AE. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the utilization of emergency department services for the treatment of injuries. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2021 Sep 1;47:187-91.

Fix J, Ising AI, Proescholdbell SK, Falls DM, Wolff CS, Fernandez AR, Waller AE. Linking emergency medical services and emergency department data to improve overdose surveillance in North Carolina. Public Health Reports. 2021 Nov;136(1_suppl):54S-61S.

Quist AJ, Fliss MD, Wade TJ, Delamater PL, Richardson DB, Engel LS. Hurricane flooding and acute gastrointestinal illness in North Carolina. Science of The Total Environment. 2021 Oct 22:151108.

Wong E, Rosamond W, Patel MD, Waller AE. Statewide declines in myocardial infarction and stroke emergency department visits during COVID-19 restrictions in North Carolina. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2021 Jul 22.

Harmon KJ, Peticolas K, Redding EM, Ising A, Waller AE. Examining the effect of pedestrian crashes on vulnerable populations in North Carolina. North Carolina medical journal. 2021 Jul 1;82(4):237-43.

Quist AJ. Hurricane Flooding, Industrial Hog Operations, and Acute Gastrointestinal Illness in North Carolina.


Elcik C, Fuhrmann CM, Sheridan SC, Mercer AE, Sherman-Morris K. Relationship between synoptic weather type and emergency department visits for different types of pain across the Triangle region of North Carolina. Int J Biometeorol. 2020 Nov;64(11):1815-1823. doi: 10.1007/s00484-020-01966-1. Epub 2020 Aug 8. PMID: 32770403.

Harmon KJ, Hancock KA, Waller AE, Sandt LS. Selected characteristics and injury patterns by age group among pedestrians treated in North Carolina emergency departments. Traffic Inj Prev. 2020 Nov 12:1-4. doi: 10.1080/15389588.2020.1829912. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33179976.


DeLisle D, Waller AE, Wolff K, Harmon KJ, Ising A. Identifying Emergency Department Care in the Year Prior to Suicide Death. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics. 2019;11(1).

Fix J, Falls D, Proescholdbell S, Ising A, Fernandez T, Waller AE. Optimization of Linkage between North Carolina EMS and ED Data: EMS Naloxone Cases. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics. 2019;11(1).

Harduar Morano L, Richardson D, Proescholdbell S. Descriptive evaluation of methods for identifying work-related emergency department injury visits. Am J Ind Med. 2019;62(7):568-579. doi:10.1002/ajim.22984

Harmon KJ, Hakenewerth AM, Waller AE, Ising A, Tintinalli JE. Begin risk assessment for falls in women at 45, not 65. Inj Prev. 2019 Jun;25(3):184-186. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2018-042875. Epub 2018 Jul 23. PubMed PMID: 30037811; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6582733.

Harmon KJ, Ising A, Sandt L, Waller AE. Evaluation of Pedestrian/Bicycle Crash Injury Case Definitions for Use with NC DETECT. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics. 2019;11(1).

Tanz LJ, Hoffman MN, Dandeneau D, et al. Notes from the Field: Hurricane Florence-Related Emergency Department Visits – North Carolina, 2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2019;68(28):631-632. Published 2019 Jul 19. doi:10.15585/mmwr.mm6828a3

Wu W, Harmon K, Waller AE, Mann C. Variability in Hospital Admission Rates for Neonates With Fever in North Carolina. Glob Pediatr Health. 2019;6:2333794X19865447. Published 2019 Jul 25. doi:10.1177/2333794X19865447

Zègre-Hemsey JK, Asafu-Adjei J, Fernandez A, Brice J. Characteristics of Prehospital Electrocardiogram Use in North Carolina Using a Novel Linkage of Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Department Data. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2019;23(6):772-779. doi:10.1080/10903127.2019.1597230


Alexandridis AA, McCort A, Ringwalt CL, et al. A statewide evaluation of seven strategies to reduce opioid overdose in North Carolina. Inj Prev. 2018;24(1):48-54. doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2017-042396

Conway M, Mowery D, Ising A, Velupillai S, Doan S, Gunn J, Donovan M, Wiedeman C, Ballester L, Soetebier K, Tong C, Burkom H. Cross Disciplinary Consultancy to Bridge Public Health Technical Needs and Analytic Developers: Negation Detection Use Case. Online J Public Health Inform. 2018;10(2):e209. doi: 10.5210/ojphi.v10i2.8944. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 30349627; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6194092.

Dieu H., Kearney G., Bian H., Jones K., and Mohan A. Asthma-Related Emergency Department Visits in North Carolina, 2010–2014.North Carolina Medical Journal March-April 2018 79(2):81-87; doi:10.18043/ncm.79.2.81

Hargrove J, Waller A. Motor Vehicle Crash Case Definitions and How They Impact Injury Surveillance. N C Med J. 2018;79(6):351-357. doi:10.18043/ncm.79.6.351

Harmon KJ, Haskell MG, Mann CH, Waller AE. Snakebites Treated in North Carolina Emergency Departments, October 2013–September 2015. Wilderness Environ Med. 2018;29(2):176-184. doi:10.1016/j.wem.2018.01.004

Harmon KJ, Proescholdbell SK, Register-Mihalik J, Richardson DB, Waller AE and Marshall SW. Characteristics of sports and recreation-related emergency department visits among school-age children and youth in North Carolina, 2010–2014. Injury Epidemiology2018 5:23.

Harmon KJ, Ising A, Proescholdbell S, Waller A. Beyond Mortality: Violent Injury Surveillance Using NC DETECT ED Visit Data. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics. 2018;10(1).

Shanahan ME, Fliss MD, Proescholdbell SK. Child Maltreatment Surveillance Improvement Opportunities: A Wake County, North Carolina Pilot Project. N C Med J. 2018;79(2):88-93. doi:10.18043/ncm.79.2.88

Vivolo-Kantor AM, Seth P, Gladden RM, et al. Vital Signs: Trends in Emergency Department Visits for Suspected Opioid Overdoses – United States, July 2016-September 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2018;67(9):279-285. Published 2018 Mar 9. doi:10.15585/mmwr.mm6709e1

Waller A, Harmon KJ, Geary S, Ising A, Hakenewerth A, Tintinalli J, Proescholdbell S. Informing public health prevention in NC using falls surveillance data. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics. 2018;10(1).


Deyneka, Lana, et al. “Using Syndromic Surveillance Data to Monitor Endocarditis and Sepsis among Drug Users.” Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 9.1 (2017).

Elcik C, Fuhrmann CM, Mercer AE, Davis RE. Relationship between air mass type and emergency department visits for migraine headache across the Triangle region of North Carolina. Int J Biometeorol. 2017;61(12):2245-2254. doi:10.1007/s00484-017-1432-z

Faigen, Zachary, et al. “Poison Control Center Data in the NC DETECT Syndromic Surveillance System.” Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 9.1 (2017).

Harduar Morano L, Waller AE. Evaluation of the Components of the North Carolina Syndromic Surveillance System Heat Syndrome Case Definition. Public Health Rep. 2017;132(1_suppl):40S-47S. doi:10.1177/0033354917710946

Yoon PW, Ising AI, Gunn JE. Using Syndromic Surveillance for All-Hazards Public Health Surveillance: Successes, Challenges, and the Future. Public Health Rep. 2017 Jul/Aug;132(1_suppl):3S-6S. doi: 10.1177/0033354917708995. PubMed PMID: 28692397; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5676514.


DeFelice, Nicholas B., Jill E. Johnston, and Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson. “Reducing emergency department visits for acute gastrointestinal illnesses in North Carolina (USA) by extending community water service.” Environmental health perspectives 124, no. 10 (2016): 1583.

Elcik, Christopher J. “Relationship between air mass type and emergency department visits for migraine headache across the Triangle region of North Carolina.” PhD diss., Mississippi State University, 2016.

Faigen, Zachary, Amy Ising, Lana Deyneka, and Anna E. Waller. “Triage Notes in Syndromic Surveillance–A Double Edged Sword.Online journal of public health informatics 8, no. 1 (2016).

Fuhrmann, Christopher M., Margaret M. Sugg, Charles E. Konrad, and Anna Waller. “Impact of extreme heat events on emergency department visits in North Carolina (2007–2011).Journal of community health 41, no. 1 (2016): 146-156.

Geary, Shana M., Mary E. Cox, and Scott K. Proescholdbell. “Running the Numbers Understanding the Prevalence of Eye and Ear Injuries in North Carolina.North Carolina medical journal 78, no. 2 (2017): 134-137.

Ising, Amy, Scott Proescholdbell, Katherine J. Harmon, Nidhi Sachdeva, Stephen W. Marshall, and Anna E. Waller. “Use of syndromic surveillance data to monitor poisonings and drug overdoses in state and local public health agencies.” Injury prevention 22, no. Suppl 1 (2016): i43-i49.

Jones, Jennifer L., Dennis M. Falls, Clifton A. Barnett, Amy Ising, and Anna E. Waller. “Motor Vehicle Crash (MVC) Case Definitions and How They Impact MVC Surveillance.Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 8, no. 1 (2016).

Lantos, Paul M., Kate Hoffman, Michael Höhle, Benjamin Anderson, and Gregory C. Gray. “Are People Living Near Modern Swine Production Facilities at Increased Risk of Influenza Virus Infection?.” Clinical Infectious Diseases 63, no. 12 (2016): 1558-1563.

Reardon, Joseph M., Katherine J. Harmon, Genevieve C. Schult, Catherine A. Staton, and Anna E. Waller. “Use of diagnosis codes for detection of clinically significant opioid poisoning in the emergency department: A retrospective analysis of a surveillance case definition.” BMC emergency medicine 16, no. 1 (2016): 11.

Sandt, Laura S. “Examining pedestrian crash trends and data sources in NC and assessing the effectiveness of a community-based intervention to prevent pedestrian injury.” PhD diss., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016.

Sugg, Margaret M., Charles E. Konrad, and Christopher M. Fuhrmann. “Relationships between maximum temperature and heat-related illness across North Carolina, USA.International journal of biometeorology 60, no. 5 (2016): 663-675.<

Sun, Xuezheng, Anna Waller, Karin B. Yeatts, and Lauren Thie. “Pollen concentration and asthma exacerbations in Wake County, North Carolina, 2006–2012.” Science of the Total Environment 544 (2016): 185-191.

Tinling, Melissa A., J. Jason West, Wayne E. Cascio, Vasu Kilaru, and Ana G. Rappold. “Repeating cardiopulmonary health effects in rural North Carolina population during a second large peat wildfire.Environmental Health 15, no. 1 (2016): 12.

Waller, Anna E., Katherine J. Harmon, and Amy Ising. “Lessons Learned from the Transition to ICD-10-CM: Redefining Syndromic Surveillance Case Definitions for NC DETECT.” Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 8.1 (2016).


Allen DL, Kearney GD, Higgins S. A Descriptive Study of Farm-Related Injuries Presenting to Emergency Departments in North Carolina: 2008-2012. J Agromedicine. 2015;20(4):398-408. doi:10.1080/1059924X.2015.1074972

Coleman, Deidra Andrea. “Advances in Significance Testing for Cluster Detection.” (2015).

DeFelice, Nicholas B., Jill E. Johnston, and Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson. “Acute Gastrointestinal Illness Risks in North Carolina Community Water Systems: A Methodological Comparison.Environmental science & technology (2015).

Faigen Z, Deyneka L, Ising A, et al. Cross-Disciplinary Consultancy to Bridge Public Health Technical Needs and Analytic Developers: Asyndromic Surveillance Use Case. Online J Public Health Inform. 2015;7(3):e228. Published 2015 Dec 30. doi:10.5210/ojphi.v7i3.6354

Fangman, Mary T., et al. “Routine dissemination of summary syndromic surveillance data leads to greater usage at local health departments in North Carolina.Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology 7.1 (2015): 1-5.

Harduar Morano, Laurel. “Who’s Missing: Identifying Work-Relatedness in Emergency Department Data Using ICD-9-CM Codes.2015 CSTE Annual Conference. Cste, 2015.

Harmon, Katherine J., et al. “Motorcycle crash-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations for traumatic brain injury in North Carolina.” The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation 30.3 (2015): 175-184.

Harmon, Katherine, et al. “0035 Development of 12 poisoning and drug overdose case definitions for use with emergency department data in North Carolina.” Injury Prevention 21.Suppl 1 (2015): A27-A28.

Ising, Amy, et al. “Assessing the Potential Impact of the BioSense 24-hour Rule Using NC DETECT ED Data.Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 7.1 (2015).

Ising, Amy, et al. “Using NC DETECT for Comprehensive Morbidity Surveillance on Poisoning and Overdose.Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 7.1 (2015).

Kovach, Margaret M., Charles E. Konrad, and Christopher M. Fuhrmann. “Area-level risk factors for heat-related illness in rural and urban locations across North Carolina, USA.” Applied Geography 60 (2015): 175-183.

Nobles, Mallory, et al. “Identifying Emerging Novel Outbreaks In Textual Emergency Department Data.” Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 7.1 (2015).

Trogdon, Justin G., and Thomas Ahn. “Geospatial patterns in influenza vaccination: Evidence from uninsured and publicly insured children in North Carolina.American journal of infection control 43.3 (2015): 234-240.

Waller, Anna E., et al. “Childhood Injury in Wake County, NC: Local Use of Public Health Surveillance Data.Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 7.1 (2015).

Young, Allison, Mike D. Fliss, and Amy Ising. “Improving Local Non-Communicable Disease Surveillance within a Changing Data Environment.Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 7.1 (2015).


Haas SW, Travers DA, Waller A, Mahalingam D, Crouch J, Schwartz TA, Mostafa J. Emergency Medical Text Classifier: New system improves processing and classification of triage notes. In press, Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 6(2), 2014.

Katherine J. Harmon, Scott Proescholdbell, Steve Marshall, Anna Waller.  Utilization of Emergency Department Data for Drug Overdose Surveillance in North Carolina (Abstract).  Online J Public Health Inform. 2014; 6(1): e174. Published online 2014 April 29. doi: 10.5210/ojphi.v6i1.5200

Kerr ZY, Harmon KJ, Marshall SW, Proescholdbell SK, Waller AE. The epidemiology of traumatic brain injuries treated in emergency departments in North Carolina, 2010-2011. N C Med J. 2014 Jan-Feb;75(1):8-14.

Rhea SK, Weber DJ, Poole C, Waller AE, Ising AI, Williams C. Use of statewide emergency department surveillance data to assess incidence of animal bite injuries among humans in North Carolina. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2014 Mar 1;244(5):597-603. doi: 10.2460/javma.244.5.597.

Sacks JD, Rappold AG, Davis JA Jr, Richardson DB, Waller AE, Luben TJ. Influence of urbanicity and county characteristics on the association between ozone and asthma emergency department visits in North Carolina. Environ Health Perspect. 2014 May;122(5):506-12. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1306940. Epub 2014 Feb 22.

Samoff E, Fangman MT, Hakenewerth A, Ising A, Waller AE.  Use of syndromic surveillance at local health departments: movement toward more effective systems. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2014 Jul-Aug;20(4):E25-30. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e3182a505ac.

Travers D, Lich KH, Lippmann SJ, Weinberger M, Yeatts KB, Liao W, et al. Defining Emergency Department Asthma Visits for Public Health Surveillance, North Carolina, 2008–2009. Prev Chronic Dis 2014;11:130329. DOI:

Webinar Recording: Using NC DETECT for Poisoning and Overdose Surveillance (Hosted by CCNC)


Hakenewerth A, Tintinalli J, Waller A, Ising A, DeSelm T. Emergency Department Visits by Patients with Mental Health Disorders—North Carolina, 2008–2010. MMWR 62(23);469-472, June 14, 2013.

Lippmann SJ, Fuhrmann CM, Waller AE, Richardson DB. Ambient temperature and emergency department visits for heat-related illness in North Carolina, 2007-2008. Environmental Research, April 2013

Lippmann SJ, Yeatts KB, Waller AE, Hassmiller Lich K, Travers D, Weinberger M, Donohue JF, Hospitalizations and return visits after chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ED visits. Am J Emerg Med 2013 Aug 1 (Epub ahead of print)

Miller JA, Kearney GD, Proescholdbell SK. Surveillance of injuries in Eastern North Carolina following Hurricane Irene using emergency department data. N C Med J. 2013;74(4):272-278.

Katherine J. Harmon, Scott Proescholdbell, Anna Waller, and Clifton Barnett. (February 13, 2013). A response to the Safe States Alliance Injury Surveillance Workgroup (ISW)-7 ICD-9-CM Poisoning Matrix. Carolina Center for Health Informatics and the Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Yeatts K, Lippmann SJ, Waller A, Hassmiller Lich K, Travers D, Weinberger M, Donohue JF. Acute Exacerbations of COPD in the Emergency Department (ED): ED Returns, Hospital Admissions, and Comorbidity Risks.  CHEST 2013 Apr 11. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-1899. [Epub ahead of print].


Buckley, J. P., & Richardson, D. B. (2012). Seasonal modification of the association between temperature and adult emergency department visits for asthma: a case-crossover study. Environmental Health, 11(1), 55.

Deyneka, L., Ising, A., & Li, M. Enhanced Surveillance during the Democratic National Convention, Charlotte, NC. (Abstract). ISDS Annual Conference Proceedings 2012.

Glickman, S. W., Shofer, F. S., Wu, M. C., Scholer, M. J., Ndubuizu, A., Peterson, E. D., … & Glickman, L. T. (2012). Development and validation of a prioritization rule for obtaining an immediate 12-lead electrocardiogram in the emergency department to identify ST-elevation myocardial infarction. American Heart Journal, 163(3), 372-382.

Leak, A., Mayer, D. K., Wyss, A., Travers, D., & Waller, A. (2012). Why Do Cancer Patients Die in the Emergency Department? An Analysis of 283 Deaths in NC EDs. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Li M, Loschen W, Deyneka L, Burkom H, Ising A, Waller A.  Time of arrival analysis in NC DETECT to find clusters of interest from unclassified patient visit records. (Abstract). ISDS Annual Conference Proceedings 2012.

Lich KH, Travers D, Psek W, Weinberger M, Yeatts K, Liao W, Lippman SJ, Njord L, Waller AE.  Emergency Department Visits Attributable to Asthma in North Carolina, 2008.  North Carolina Medical Journal (in press).

Lippmann, S. J., Yeatts, K. B., Waller, A., Lich, K. H., Travers, D., Weinberger, M., & Donohue, J. F. COPD-Related ED Visits in North Carolina: Hospitalizations and Return Visits. (Abstract). ISDS Annual Conference Proceedings 2012.

Deepika Mahalingam, Javed Mostafa, Debbie Travers, Stephanie Haas, and Anna Waller. 2012. Automated syndrome classification using early phase emergency department data. In Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium (IHI ’12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 373-378. DOI=10.1145/2110363.2110406

Markiewicz, M., Bevc, C. A., Hegle, J., Horney, J. A., Davies, M., & MacDonald, P. D. (2012). Linking public health agencies and hospitals for improved emergency preparedness: North Carolina’s public health epidemiologist program. BMC Public Health, 12(1), 141.

Patel, D. M., & Olson, S. (2012). Information Sharing and Collaboration: Applications to Integrated Biosurveillance: Workshop Summary. National Academies Press.

Rappold, A. G., Cascio, W. E., Kilaru, V. J., Stone, S. L., Neas, L. M., Devlin, R. B., & Diaz-Sanchez, D. (2012). Cardio-respiratory outcomes associated with exposure to wildfire smoke are modified by measures of community health. Environmental Health, 11(1), 71.

Rhea, S., Ising, A., Waller, A., Haskell, M. G., & Weber, D. J. (2012). Using ICD-9-CM E-Codes in Addition to Chief Complaint Keyword Searches for Identification of Animal Bite-Related Emergency Department Visits. Public health reports (Washington, DC: 1974), 127(6), 561.

Rhea, S., Ising, A., Fleischauer, A. T., Deyneka, L., Vaughan-Batten, H., & Waller, A. (2012). Using Near Real-Time Morbidity Data to Identify Heat-Related Illness Prevention Strategies in North Carolina. Journal of community health, 37(2), 495-500. (published online September, 2011)

Samoff E, Fangman MT, Deyneka L, Ising A, Waller, A.  Adapting syndromic surveillance systems to increase value to local health departments. (Abstract).  ISDS Annual Conference Proceedings 2012.

Samoff E, Waller AE, Fleischauer A, Ising A, Davis M, Park M, Haas SW, DiBiase L, MacDonald PDM.  Integration of syndromic surveillance data into public health practice at state and local levels.  Public Health Reports, 2012; 127(3):310-317.


Papers & Abstracts

Deyneka L, Xu Z, Burkom H, Hicks P, Benoit S, Vaughan-Batten H, Ising A. Finding time-of-arrival clusters of exposure-related visits to emergency departments in contiguous hospital groups. Emerging Health Threats Journal 2011, 4: 11702 – DOI: 10.3402/ehtj.v4i0.11702

Higgins S, Barros T, Garrison H. Injury and death on the farm: improving prevention through improved surveillance. North Carolina Medical Journal 72(6).

Ising A, Li M, Deyneka L, Vaughan-Batten H, Waller A. Improving syndromic surveillance for nonpower users: NC DETECT dashboards. Emerging Health Threats Journal 2011, 4: 11702 – DOI: 10.3402/ehtj.v4i0.11702

Mayer DK, Travers D, Wyss A, Leak A, Waller A. ORIGINAL REPORTS – Health Services and Outcomes: Why Do Patients With Cancer Visit Emergency Departments? Results of a 2008 Population Study in North Carolina. JCO Jul 1, 2011:2683-2688; published online on May 23, 2011;

Rappold AG, Stone SL, Cascio WE, Neas LM, Kilaru VJ, Carraway MS, et al. 2011. Peat Bog Wildfire Smoke Exposure in Rural North Carolina Is Associated with Cardio-Pulmonary Emergency Department Visits Assessed Through Syndromic Surveillance. Environ Health Perspect :-. doi:10.1289/ehp.1003206
Received: 12 November 2010; Accepted: 23 June 2011; Online: 27 June 2011

Rhea S, Ising A, Waller A, Deyneka L, Vaughn-Batten H, Haskell M. Animal bite surveillance using NC DETECT emergency department visit data. Emerging Health Threats Journal 2011, 4: 11163 – DOI: 10.3402/ehtj.v4i0.11163

Travers D, Lich K, Lippmann S, Waller A, Weinberger M, Yeatts K. Defining emergency department asthma visits for public health surveillance. Emerging Health Threats Journal 2011, 4: 11702 – DOI: 10.3402/ehtj.v4i0.11702

Vaughan-Batten H, Deyneka L, Ising A, Waller A. Data requests for research: best practices based on the North Carolina DETECT experience. Emerging Health Threats Journal 2011, 4: 11702 – DOI: 10.3402/ehtj.v4i0.11702

Zhao, Y., Zeng, D., Herring, A. H., Ising, A., Waller, A., Richardson, D. and Kosorok, M. R. (2011), Detecting Disease Outbreaks Using Local Spatiotemporal Methods. Biometrics. doi: 10.1111/j.1541-0420.2011.01585.x


Mahalingam D, Medlin R, Travers D, Haas S.  Temporal Information Extractor:  Identifying Symptom Onset Date from Emergency Department Notes.  Poster accepted for presentation to American Medical Informatics Association Conference, October 2011.

The Development and Use of a Statewide, All-Hazards Surveillance System: NC DETECT. Joint Health Informatics Seminar, October 5, 2011:

Heather Vaughan-Batten, Amy Ising. Overview of NC DETECT. The Essential Contributions of Public Health Nurses in Communicable Disease Investigations Conference. July 26-27, 2011. Raleigh, NC.

Samoff E, Ising A, Waller A, Vavalle E, Davis M, Park M, Haas S, DiBiases L, MacDonald P.  Improving use of biosurveillance data at local health departments in NC.  February 2011.  (Poster at the NACCHO 2011 Public Health Preparedness Summit, Atlanta, GA).

Heaney C, Richardson D, Jagai J.   Rainfall and emergency department visits for acute gastrointestinal illness in North Carolina, 2006-2008.  Poster presented to the Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, September 13-16, 2011, Barcelona, Spain.

Fuhrman C, Konrad C, Kovach M, Perkins DJ, Richardson D. Heat-Related Morbidity in North Carolina: Who’s at Risk? 2nd Symposium on Environment and Health 91st Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society Seattle, WA 25 January 2011.


Papers & Abstracts

Kaydos-Daniels SC, Rojas Smith L, Ising AI, Barnett C, Farris T, Waller AE, Wetterhall S. A Case Study of the Role of Biosurveillance in Early Detection, Situational Awareness, and Response to Public Health Threats: The North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT). In: Kass-Hout T, Zhang X, eds. Biosurveillance: A Health Protection Priority. CRC Press. September 2010.

Proescholdbell S, Harmon K. Epidemiology of Injury and Violence in North Carolina. North Carolina Medical Journal. Nov/Dec 2010. 71(6).

Schneider EC, Shubert T, Harmon K. Addressing the Escalating Public Health Issue of Falls Among Older Adults. North Carolina Medical Journal. Nov/Dec 2010. 71(6).

Rein DB. A Snapshot of Situational Awareness: Using the NC DETECT System to Monitor the 2007 Heat Wave. In: Kass-Hout T, Zhang X, eds. Biosurveillance: A Health Protection Priority. CRC Press. September 2010.

Rhea S, Glickman S, Waller S, Ising A, Maillard J, Lund E, Glickman L. Evaluation of routinely collected veterinary and human health data for surveillance of human tick-borne diseases in North Carolina. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases (in press).

Waller A, Hakenewerth A, Tintinalli J, Ising A. North Carolina Emergency Department Data, January 1, 2007-December 31, 2007. North Carolina Medical Journal, January/February 2010, 71(1):15-25.

Waller AE, Ising AI, Deyneka L. North Carolina Biosurveillance System. In: Voeller JG, editor. Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security. New York: Wiley; 3.5 April 2010.

Waller, AE, Scholer, MJ, Ising, AI and Travers, DA. Using Emergency Department Data for Biosurveillance: The North Carolina Experience. Book chapter in: Infectious Disease Informatics and Biosurveillance: Research, Systems, and Case Studies, Castillo-Chavez-C, et. al., editors, Springer Publishing Company (in press).


Falls D, Li M. Storage and Dissemination of Public Health Data in a Secure Environment. September 2010 NCHICA Conference.

Ising, A, Ford, M, Beuhler, M, Deyneka, L, Waller, A. Overview and Public Health Surveillance Utility of Poison Center Data Webinar for the International Society for Disease Surveillance, March 2010.

Leacock BW, Platts-Mills TF, Cabana J, McLean S. Increases in Emergency Medical Services Use Across the Life Span: Analysis of North Carolina’s Comprehensive Emergency Department Database. SAEM Conference, June 2010.

Liao W, Ising A, Moore Z, Maillard J, Deyneka L, Waller A, Davies M. Syndromic surveillance data beyond chief complaint: The NC DETECT experience and its implications for meaningful use. CSTE Annual Conference, June 2010.

Moore Z. Human Influenza Surveillance. 2009 National One Medicine Symposium.

Ndubuizu A, Glickman S, Glickman L, Scholer M, Waller A, Shofer F, Cairns C. The Impact of Aging on the Clinical Presentation of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. SAEM Conference, June 2010

Ndubuizu A, Scholer M, Glickman S, Glickman L, Waller A, Travers D, Cairns C, Shofer F. Accuracy and Feasibility of a Novel Approach to Emergency Medicine Text Processing of ED Chief Complaints. SAEM Conference, June 2010.

Moro-Sutherland D, Johnson C, Falls D, Scholer M, Waller A, Shofer F, Cairns C. Variability in Hospital Admission Rates for Neonates (0-28 days) with Fever in North Carolina. Poster at SAEM Conference, June 2010

Samoff E, Davis M, Park M, Fleischauer A, Haas S, MacDonald P, Waller A. Increasing Surveillance Effectiveness to Support the Public Health System. April 2010. Poster at 2010 Keeneland Conference.

Samoff E, Park M, Fleischauer A, Ising A, Davis M, Haas S, MacDonald P, Waller A. Use of Syndromic Surveillance for H1N1 Influenza and Other Outbreak Management. February 2010. Poster at NACCHO PHREP conference.