Funding for this research was provided by:
Maternal and Child Health Bureau (B04/MC-29332-01)
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (R49/CE002479)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U50/CCU01343 and UR6/DP000475)
Travis Fund (NA)
Received: 14 April 2017
Accepted: 28 June 2017
First Online: 7 August 2017
: Dr. Jared Parrish is currently the senior epidemiologist with the Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Unit in the Alaska Division of Public Health and has spent over 10 years working on improving surveillance methodologies for child maltreatment, with an emphasis on the integration of data to quantify child maltreatment and improving maltreatment fatality classification consistency. He is skilled at utilizing epidemiologic methods and leveraging these methods for applied research that can be used to inform policy and practice. Dr. Parrish serves on multiple committees focused on improving national estimates of maltreatment related mortality, and has provided states and counties across the U.S. technical assistance on implementing maltreatment surveillance. Dr. Parrish focus his research on quantifying the influence of systematic error on effect estimates, data integration, and incorporating novel methods for applied surveillance with an emphasis on improving timeliness, efficacy, and utility of data that lead to prevention.
: The current study was approved by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Office of Human Subjects Research. By responding to the PRAMS survey, respondents provide consent to have their responses combined with other information the health department has about them. The data linkages were conducted by the Alaska Surveillance of Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) program under the authority of the Alaska Division of Public Health. Identifiers were used for record linkages only, and conducted solely by state staff and not affixed to the survey or administrative responses. De-identified data were shared via a Data Use Agreement between the Alaska Division of Public Health and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Alaska PRAMS project is reviewed by Institutional Review Boards at the University of Alaska Anchorage and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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: During the time of this study the corresponding author is both a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina and an employee of the Alaska Division of Public Health (ADPH). The ADPH requires all manuscripts to be reviewed by an executive leadership committee. No other potential conflicts of interest are noted.
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