Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed

  • Foldy S, Grannis S, Smith T, Ross D.  A ride in the time machine: what information management capabilities will health departments need?    Am J Public Health.Published ahead of print July 17, 2014. 
  • Savel T, Foldy S. The role of public health informatics in enhancing public health surveillance.  MMWR 2012(61(Suppl):20-24.  http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/other/su6103.pdf
  • Kellermann AL, Isakov AP, Parker R, Foldy S, Handrigan M. Web-based self-triage of influenza-like illness during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic.  Ann Emerg Med 2010;56:288-294.
  • Committee on the Effectiveness of National Biosurveillance Systems: BioWatch and the Public Health System.  BioWatch and Public Health Surveillance: Evaluating Systems for the Early Detection of Biological Threats.  Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC, 2009.  http://www.iom.edu/en/Reports/2009/BioWatch-Public-Health-Surveillance-Evaluating-Systems-Early-Detection-Biological-Threats.aspx (Panel member and authored the section:  Novel H1N1 Influenza: Implications for Enhanced Surveillance, in Effectiveness of National Biosurveillance Systems).
  • Novel Swine-Origin Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Investigation Team, Dawood FS, Jain S, Finelli L, Shaw MW, LindstromS, Garten RJ, Gubareva LV, Xu X, Bridges CB, Uyeki TM.  Emergence of a Novel Swine-Origin Influenza A (H1N1) Virus in Humans. N Engl J Med. 2009 Jun 18;360(25):2605-15.http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/NEJMoa0903810
  • Croft DF, Sotir, MJ, Williams CJ, Kazmierczak JJ, Wegner MV, Rausch D, Graham MB, Foldy SL, Wolters M, Damon MD, Karem KL, Davis JP.  Occupational risks during an outbreak of monkeypox virus infections: a cohort study of veterinary facility staff and investigation of pet store employees’ and animal distributors’ exposures, Wisconsin- 2003.  Emerging Infectious Diseases 2007:13(18):1150-57.  http://www.cdc.gov/EID/content/13/8/pdfs/1150.pdf
  • Foldy S.  Inventory of electronic health information exchange initiatives in Wisconsin, 2006.  Wisconsin Medical Journal 2007:103(6):15-20 http://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org/_WMS/publications/wmj/issues/wmj_v106n3/Foldy.pdf
  • Foldy SL.  Linking better surveillance to better outcomes.   MMWR 2004:53(Suppl.):12-17. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/ind2004_su.html
  • Foldy S, Barthell EN, Silva JC, Biedrzycki P, Howe DS, Erme M, Keaton B, Hamilton CL, Brewer LK, Miller G, Bernstein R, Eby E, Pemble K, Fenton C.  SARS Surveillance Project: Internet-enabled multi-region syndromic surveillance for rapidly emerging disease.  MMWR 2004:53( Suppl.):215-220. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/ind2004_su.html
  • Foldy S, Biedrzycki P, Barthell E, Haney-Healy N, et al.  Syndromic surveillance using Regional Emergency Medicine Internet.  Ann Emerg Med 2004;44:242-246.
  • Foldy SL, Biedrzycki PA, Baker BK, Swain GR, Howe DS, Gieryn D.  The Public Health Dashboard: A surveillance model for bioterrorism preparedness.  J Public Health Management Practice 2004;10(3):234-240.
  • Swain GR, Schubot DB, Thomas V, Baker BK, Foldy SL, Greaves WW, Monteagudo M.  360 degree feedback: program implementation in a local health department.  J Public Health Management Practice 2004;10(3):266-271.
  • Reed KD, Melski JW, Graham MB, Regnery RL, Sotir MK, Wegner MV, Kazmierczak JJ, Stratman EJ, Li Y,Fairley JA, Swain GR, Olson V, Sargent EK, Kehl SC, Frace MA, Kline R, Foldy SL, Davis JP, Damon IK. The initial detection of human monkeypox in the western hemisphere: association with infected prairie dogs. N Eng J Med 2004:350(4):342-50.  [Finalist, Charles C. Shepard Science Award (Assessment and Epidemiology), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2005.]
  • Multistate Outbreak of Monkeypox—Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, 2003.  MMWR 2003;52(23):737-40. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5223a1.htm
  • Foldy S, Biedryzcki P, Barthell E, Haney-Healy N et al.  The Milwaukee Biosurveillance Project: Real Time Syndromic Surveillance Using Secure Regional Internet (abstract). J Urban Health  2003; 80(2) Supplmt.1:i126.
  • Barthell EN, Foldy SL, Pemble KR, Felton CW, Greishar PJ, Pirrallo RG, Bazan WJ.  Assuring Community Emergency Capacity with Collaborative Internet Tools: The Milwaukee Experience.  J Public Health Management Practice 2003 Jan-Feb;9(1):35-42.
  • Blair K, Fillmore CM, Foldy S,   Barndt M.  Compare globally, act locally: racial disparity in infant mortality.  Big Cities Health Inventory 2003  National Association of County and City Health Officials, Washington, D.C., 2003.http://www.naccho.org/pubs/product1.cfm?Product_ID=101
  • Weisskopf  MG, Anderson HA, Foldy S, Hanrahan LP, Blair K, Torok TJ, Rumm PD.  Heat wave morbidity and mortality, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1999 versus 1995: An improved response? Am J Public Health 2002 May; 92(5):830-833.  http://www.ajph.org/cgi/reprint/92/5/830
  • Rajpal RC, Weisskopf MG, Rumm PD, Peterson PL, Jentzen JM, Blair K, Foldy S.  Wisconsin, July 1999 Heat Wave: An Epidemiologic Assessment.  Wisconsin Medical Journal Aug. 2000; 99(5):41-4.
  • Kehl SC, Georgakas K, Swain G, Sedmak G, Gradus , Singh A and Foldy S. Evaluation of the Abbott Lcx Assay for Detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in endocervical swab specimens from females.  J Clin Microbiology 1998; 36(12):3549-51.
  • Multiple Misdiagnoses of Tuberculosis Resulting from Laboratory Error—Wisconsin, 1996.  MMWR 1997; 46(34):797-801. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00049138.htm
  • Carpenter DE, Dobs-Haske L, Foldy  S. A public health subcurriculum of a pediatrics clerkship. Academic Medicine 1997 72(5):436-7.
  • Foldy S. Understanding Urban Poverty: Curricular Objectives and Resources for Family Medicine Education. Urban Family Practice a Resource Monograph  (Kansas City, MO: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine; 1994.)
  • Williams R, Foldy S.  The state of Community Oriented Primary Care: practitioner and residency program surveys. Family Medicine 1994 Apr; 26:2327.
  • Foldy S. Urban health solutions for the 1990s: no time for false promises. Henry Ford Hosp Med J 1992;40: 68.
  • Frisof KB, Bedinghaus J, Foldy S, ValverdeSalas V, Weinstein M. Mitral valve prolapse  J Fam Pract 1985; 21(6):4419.

Book Chapters

  • National Public Health Information Systems–United States.  Magnuson JA, Fu PC.  Public Health Informatics and Information Systems, 2nd ed.  London; Springer: 2014.

Editorials, Letters, Book Reviews

  • Taha A. Kass-Hout, Kathleen Gallagher, Seth Foldy, and James W. Buehler, A Functional Public Health Surveillance System, Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print July 19, 2012: e1. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2012.300800. http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2012.300800 .
  • Bedinghaus JM, Foldy SL. What a Piece of Work is Man: The Body Worlds Exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Wisconsin Medical Journal Apr 2008; 107(2):59-61.
  • Hanrahan LP, Foldy S, Barthell EN, Wood S.  Medical informatics in population health: building Wisconsin’s strategic framework for health information technology.  (editorial) Wisconsin Medical Journal Jan-Feb 2006; 105(1):16-22.
  • Foldy S. Medicine and Public Health: Imagine… (editorial). Wisconsin Medical Journal  Jan-Feb. 2000; 99(1):29-30.  Reprinted WI Public Health Association Communique March 2000.
  • Foldy S. Book Review: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice.  American Fam Physician 1996;54(3):1128-9.
  • Gottlieb SR, Warden GL, Shannon IR, Foldy SL and Kinzer DM. Future Directions for Urban Health Care. Henry Ford Hosp Med J 1990;38:178-182.

Reports, clinical guidelines, proceedings, multi-media

  • Public Health and Health Information Exchange Toolkit.  Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), 2014.  http://www.himss.org/public-health-hie-toolkit 
  • Healthiest Wisconsin 2020: Everyone Living Better Longer.  A State Health Plan to Improve Health Across the Lifespan, and Eliminate Health Disparities and Achieve Health Equity.   Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health.  July, 2010.
  • Young, N, Foldy S,  Knobloch MJ. Exploring Shared Service Collaboration in Wisconsin Local Public Health Agencies.   Wisconsin Division of Public Health and Institute for Wisconsin’s Health, Inc. 2009
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and University of Washington’s Center for Public Health Informatics. Competencies for Public Health Informaticians.  Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2009. http://www.cdc.gov/InformaticsCompetencies
  • Foldy S. Emergency Operations Plan, Health Care for the Homeless of Milwaukee, 2008 (Selected as template for Health Care for the Homeless projects nationwide by the National Association of Community HealthCenters).
  • Foldy S, Coffey CO, William NF, Nickel K, Morse D, Wang J, Rohde-Szudy CR. Wisconsin Ambulatory Health Information Technology Survey 2006-7.  Madison, WI: MetaStar, Inc.; 2007. http://ehealthboard.dhfs.wisconsin.gov/reports/physofficesurvey.pdf
  • Foldy S.  Wisconsin Center for Health Marketing and Communication Business Plan, 2007
  • Emery D, Engert E, D’Andrea G, Fawson C, Foldy S, Ziegler S, Blanco J, Mellin J.   Health Information Exchange: From Start-Up to Sustainability.  eHealth Initiative Foundation, 2007. http://toolkit.ehealthinitiative.org/value_creation_and_financing/VSMreport.mspx including the HIE Value and Sustainability Model (VSM): Business Plan Template. http://toolkit.ehealthinitiative.org/value_creation_and_financing/VSMhome.mspx
  • Foldy S and Beversdorf S.  Wisconsin Center for Health Marketing and Communication: Key Stakeholder Survey 2007.   http://wpha.org/CHMC_resources.htm
  • Foldy S and Borzon WJ.  Outreach for STD and unintended pregnancy prevention.  Milwaukee Alliance for Sexual Health, 2006. http://www.mashp.net/PDFsPPT/Outreach%20STD-HIV%20DIS-PCRS%20v3.1slf.pdf
  • Marks A and Foldy S.  Emergency departments and adolescent reproductive health.  Milwaukee Alliance for Sexual Health. 2006.   http://www.mashp.net/PDFsPPT/EmergencyDeptVer2.pdf
  • Marks A and Foldy S.  Improving Care Outcomes in Medical Practices, Clinics, Health Center and Managed CareOrganizations. Milwaukee Alliance for Sexual Health. 2006.  (Available at http://www.mashp.net/PDFsPPT/MedicalCareHMOFQHCv2slf071006.pdf)
  • “Milwaukee Risk-o-Meter” hand-held point-of-service epidemiologic risk tool for clinicians. http://skyscape.com/mcw , 2006
  • Friedsam D, Bergum A and Foldy S. Governor’s e-Health Care Quality and Patient Safety Board: Stakeholder Baseline Readiness, Perspective, and Buy-In.  Wisconsin eHealth Care and Patient Safety Board, 2006. http://ehealthboard.dhfs.wisconsin.gov/materials/materials/e-healthsurveyreportfinal.pdf
  • Foldy S and Barthell E. Wisconsin Health Information Exchange: Project Review and Lessons Learned 2005.  National Institute for Medical Informatics, 2005.
  • Foldy S, Barthell E and Pillai S.  Business Plan Summary, Wisconsin Health Information Exchange.National Institute for Medical Informatics, 2005.
  • Foldy S and Ross D.  Public Health Opportunities in Health Information Exchange: A resource for public health agencies and their health information exchange partners.  Topics in Public Health Informatics, Public Health Informatics Institute, Atlanta, GA  June 2005. http://phii.org/Files/Opportunities_0605.pdf
  • Foldy S. Public Health Officials Network and Great Lakes Regional Centers of Excellence Participation in a Metropolitan Bioterrorism Functional Exercise.  PHONe, Milwaukee WI, November 2004
  • Foldy S.  Primary care, public health and HIV/AIDS training and system development opportunities inNairobi, Kenya and Mwandi, Zambia: Report of site visit June 7-21, 2004 and rapid literature review. Center for International Health, Milwaukee WI, August, 2004.
  • Foldy S.  Knowledge management: primer for public health.  NACCHO Exchange, December, 2003.  www.naccho.org/general995.cfm
  • Swain GR, Hartlaub PP, Lynch M, Foldy S.  Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Milwaukee County and Other High Risk Areas: Screening, Testing and Treatment Recommendations.  Community Consortium for Healthcare Quality, Milwaukee County Medical Society, October, 2003. http://www.milwaukeemedicalsociety.org/uploads/STDrecommendations.pdf .
  • Foldy S.  Eagle Plaza Anthrax Scenario.  Rand Institute Summit on Information Technology Infrastructure for Bioterrorism (2001) and PHIN National Stakeholders Conference, 2003.
  • Foldy S and Biedrzycki P.  Information for Customers of Milwaukee Water Works with Weakened Immune Systems. City of Milwaukee Health Department, 2002
  • Michalski K, Fillmore CM, Blair K, Foldy S, Shepeard S, Ward G.  2000-2001 Fetal Infant Mortality Review Status Report – Infant Mortality in Milwaukee.  Milwaukee Health Beginnings Project, 2003.
  • Foldy S.  Readiness for biological threats: information for health care providers.  October 1, 2001. (MHD website).
  • Michalski K and Foldy S.  Milwaukee Fetal Infant Mortality Review Report 1999, City of Milwaukee Health Department, 2001.
  • Food Safety: A Challenge for Everyone in Public Health.  CDC/University of North Carolina Public Health Grand Rounds National telecast — January 2001 http://publichealthgrandrounds.unc.edu/foodsafety/index.htm
  • Foldy S and Binns H.  Help Families Find Lead: Clinician’s guide to lead source assessment and patient advice.  Distributed by Sanofi Pharmaceuticals. 1998. (Reprinted in Feingold M, Anderson RL. Lessons and tactics to lead the charge against lead poisoning.  Contemporary Pediatrics, April 1, 2004. http://www.contemporarypediatrics.com/contpeds/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=108025#lead
  • Kirby RS and Foldy S.  The Role of Geographic Information Systems in Population Health.  Proceedings of the GIS in Public Health Third National Conference, 1998 pp. 579-587.  Available at  www.atsdr.cdc.gov/gis/conference98/proceedings/proceedings.html
  • Foldy S.  Measuring the Health Effects of Social Policy.  National Center for Health Statistics PHCRS/DUCProceedings CD-ROM No. 1 www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/phcrs/phcrs97.htmJuly, 28-31, 1997
  • Foldy S, Hammel J.  Call to Action: Reducing Infant Mortality in Innercity Milwaukee. Milwaukee Fetal Infant Mortality Review Project, September, 1997.
  • Foldy S. Recommendations for Action Based Upon Childhood Lead Levels.  Wisconsin Family Physician July 1997;13-5
  • Trepka MJ, Foldy  S and Davis JP.  Report of an Investigation Following a Case of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis in Milwaukee, 1996.  Bureau of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, May 2, 1997.
  • Foldy S. Occupational Health from the Family Practice Perspective: an Integrated Framework for Care and Training. Cleveland, OH: Case Western Reserve University, 1981)

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