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    • Alternative Title:
      Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research
    • Description:
      Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research

      • Population health science research

      • Evidence-based assessment

      • Comparative analysis of summary statistics

      • Visual maps & charts

      • Large public health data collections

      • Ad-hoc data queries

      CDC WONDER provides the following services:

      Data Sharing in 2013:

      • Over 2.7 million custom statistical reports produced

      • Nearly 28 million visits to the public web site

      • Online access to nearly 300 gigabytes of data

      Informatics services:

      • Software

      • Web service API

      • Web hosting

      A brief history of CDC WONDER:

      • CDC WONDER began on the CDC mainframe in the late 1980’s, under the guidance of Howard Ory, Andrew Friede and Jerry Sanders. The system provided menu-driven, immediate ad-hoc data analysis to CDC scientists.

      • CDC WONDER/PC was issued in 1990 (official release in 1992) to EIS officers , state epidemiologists and other external partners. The system provided data analysis and communications with modem dial-up to a toll-free # or local area network connection. Secure email and bulletin boards were available, as well as surveillance data uploads. Design guidance was provided by Howard Ory, Andrew Friede and Joseph Reid.

      • WONDER.CDC.GOV was launched on the web in 1995.

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