Behavioral Epidemiology: Principles and Applications is the first of its kind to bring together the disciplines of the social/behavioral sciences and epidemiology. The text reviews how we study health in relation to behaviors, the complexities of such studies, ways to minimize these complexities, and how to use this knowledge to prevent and control disease in human populations.
By combining these disciplines, this book provides a foundation for students and researchers in the methods used to study behavior, drawing upon mutually successful methods, and discussing what to do when these disciplines overlap or interact. This text is ideal for master’s level or early doctoral graduate students in the behavioral sciences, epidemiology, or public health, as well as researchers from other fields interested in an introduction to population-based research of behavior and health.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Behavioral Sciences Research
Chapter 3 Health Behavior and Theory
Chapter 4 Determinants of Behavior
Chapter 5 Behavioral Epidemiologic Research
Chapter 6 Frequency Measures in Epidemiology
Chapter 7 Sources and Uses of Available Population-Based Behavior Data
Chapter 8 Data Collection, Misclassification and Missing Data
Chapter 9 Statistical Application to Behavior Data
Chapter 10 Epidemiological Input for Selecting Behavioral Intervention Targets
Case Study I Cigarette Smoking and Lung Cancer
Case Study II Oral Contraceptive Use and Ovarian Cancer
Case Study III Identifying Biomarkers that Predict Diabetes and Hypertension
Case Study IV Physical and Mental Health Predictors of Exercise/Physical Activity