This brief report describes the social network analysis, which is a novel approach to legal research on emergency public health systems. Answers and insights from network analysis can complement traditional legal analysis in useful ways for policy makers and emergency planners.
Center for Public Health Practice, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Correspondence: Margaret A. Potter, JD, MS, Center for Public Health Practice, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, A728 Crabtree Hall, 130 DeSoto St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 (email@example.com).
Funding for this paper was provided by the Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This paper was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 5P01TP000304 from CDC. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of CDC. Additional funding was provided by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences MIDAS grant 1U54GM088491-01, which had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.