Our free monthly webinar series introduces introductory and advanced policy surveillance methods and applications. We offer two webinar tracks: Introduction to Policy Surveillance and Advanced Policy Surveillance Training

Introduction to Policy Surveillance 

This training provides a broad overview of policy surveillance methods and applications. Attendees will learn the differences between scientific legal mapping techniques (e.g., policy surveillance, legal assessments), the steps of the policy surveillance process, and uses for the data.  

Upcoming Introductory Webinars:


Legal Epi at Lunch: Advanced Topics and Methods in Scientific Legal Mapping and Legal Epidemiology

The Legal Epi at Lunch Webinar Series focuses on exploring in-depth methodological issues or approaches in scientific legal mapping and legal epidemiology research. Each one-hour session will include expert staff from the Center for Public Health Law Research and guest researchers and practitioners using legal epidemiology methods in a unique or innovative way and will offer best practices, technology solutions, tips, and tricks for attendees.

Exploratory Analysis

September 21, 2023, 12 pm ET– POSTPONED

This session will showcase an example of an exploratory analysis in legal epidemiology, featuring work by Lisa Iannacci-Manasia PhD, MS, PNP of Columbia University School of Nursing focused on US state agriculture child labor laws and agricultural injuries among youth farmworkers. Dr. Iannacci-Manasia will review her latest research in a discussion with CPHLR Director Heidi Grunwald.


Watch Past Webinar Recordings

Introduction to Policy Surveillance

November 14, 2023, 11:00 a.m. ET WATCH RECORDING

Introduction to Policy Surveillance

September 12, 2023, 11:00 a.m. ET WATCH RECORDING

Local Policy Surveillance

August 8, 2023, 12:00 p.m. ET WATCH RECORDING

Let’s Talk MonQcle! 

April 11, 2023, 12:00 pm ET  WATCH RECORDING | SLIDES

Capturing a Rapidly Changing Landscape Using Sentinel Surveillance

February 14, 2023, 12:00 pm ET WATCH RECORDING | SLIDES


Past Introductory and Advanced Policy Surveillance Training Webinars

Recordings from the fall 2019 webinar series are now available. You can access the full playlist here on YouTube, or watch the recordings individually: