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Essentials of Epidemiology in Public HealthAuthors: Ann Aschengrau, George R. Seage
Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health, Fourth Edition combines theory and practice in presenting traditional and new epidemiologic concepts. Broad in scope, the text opens with five chapters covering the basic epidemiologic concepts and data sources. A major emphasis is placed on study design, with separate chapters devoted to each of the three main analytic designs: experimental, cohort, and case-control studies.
Full chapters on bias, confounding, and random error, including the role of statistics in epidemiology, ensure that students are well-equipped with the necessary information to interpret the results of epidemiologic studies. Up-to-date examples from the epidemiologic literature on diseases of public health importance are provided throughout the book.
New examples and the latest public health statistics throughout
Coverage of the Ebola outbreak including an in-depth investigation of what happened
New examples that illustrate epidemiological principles including a greater emphasis on social factors that influence health, such as racism
Straightforward descriptions of the latest epidemiologic methods including mediation analysis, agent-based modelling, and the use of directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) to assess confounding.
An expanded glossary and key terms highlighted throughout the text
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 The Approach and Evolution of Epidemiology
Chapter 2 Measures of Disease Frequency
Chapter 3 Comparing Disease Frequencies
Chapter 4 Sources of Public Health Data
Chapter 5 Descriptive Epidemiology
Chapter 6 Overview of Epidemiologic Study Designs
Chapter 7 Experimental Studies
Chapter 8 Cohort Studies
Chapter 9 Case-Control Studies
Chapter 10 Bias
Chapter 11 Confounding
Chapter 12 Random Error
Chapter 13 Effect Measure Modification
Chapter 14 Critical Review of Epidemiologic Studies
Chapter 15 The Epidemiologic Approach to Causation
Chapter 16 Screening in Public Health Practice
Chapter 17 Ethics in Research Involving Human Participants
Chapter 18 Answers to Chapter Questions (Chapters 1-17)