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Evidence-Based Approaches to Effectively Respond to Public Health Emergencies

Erick Guerrero

I-Lead Institute

Dr. Erick Guerrero is an internationally recognized researcher in healthcare access and redesign and Co-Principal Investigator in several public health research projects in the United States, Latin American, and Europe. He is also leading culturally responsive consortiums to respond to other public health crises including institutional racism and COVID-19.


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Responding to global public health emergencies require well-tested and effective approaches. During the current pandemic, healthcare systems worldwide were ill-prepared to respond to the rapid and far reaching impact of COVID-19. This should prompt researchers to re-examine policies, practices, methods and approaches that governments, health care and civic organizations may use to address health emergencies. With over 100 years of research on the implementation of innovative practices, system and organizational scientists are poised to help states, health care systems and other systems to develop, establish and employ evidence-based practices (EBPs) to effectively respond to public health emergencies.

The primary aim of this book is to present theoretical and empirical knowledge on evidence-based policies, organizational practices, group and individual practices and approaches that may allow States and healthcare systems to effectively confront current (e.g., the COVID-19 pandemic), ongoing (e.g. HIV, opioid overdose) and upcoming epidemics affecting population health. The overall goal of this book is to advance knowledge on the development and dissemination of EBPs that contribute to a responsive, coordinated, reliable and effective public health system.

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Date completed: October 19th 2020

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Deadline for chapter proposals: November 27th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: January 26th 2021

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Review results due: April 16th 2021

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Expected publication date: June 15th 2021

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Erick Guerrero

I-Lead Institute

Erick Guerrero completed his doctoral degree at the University of Chicago in 2009. In 2016, Dr. Guerrero received tenure as Associate Professor at the University of Southern California. Since 2018, he has been serving as the Founder and Director at the I-LEAD Institute, a research and consulting firm in Silicon Beach. Dr Guerrero has a background in clinical psychology and organizational behavior. As a clinician, he has provided counseling to individuals and families for the past 23 years. As an organizational researcher, Dr Guerrero has published more than 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 2 books on implementation of evidence-based practices in health and human service organizations. Dr Guerrero currently co-leads three large studies on disparities and implementation research to respond to the opioid epidemic funded by the U.S. National Institute of Health. He is also leading culturally responsive consortiums to respond to other public health crises including institutional racism and COVID-19.

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