Epidemiologic Methods: Studying the Occurrence of Illness

Paperback | July 16, 2014

byNoel S. Weiss, Thomas D. Koepsell

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This second edition of Epidemiologic Methods offers a rigorous introduction to the concepts and tools of epidemiologic research. Aimed chiefly at future epidemiologists, the book offers clear descriptions, practical examples, and question/answer sections for each of the science's key concepts.Authored by two award-winning epidemiology instructors, this book is ideally suited for use as a text in a graduate-level course sequence in epidemiologic methods.The book's chapters are organized around three main themes: general concepts and tools of epidemiology; major study designs; and special topics, including screening, outbreak investigations, and use of epidemiology to evaluate policies and programs. With addition exercises at the end of each chapter and expanded attention to topics such as confounding, this new edition Epidemiologic Methods is an indispensable resource for the next generation of epidemiologic study.

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This second edition of Epidemiologic Methods offers a rigorous introduction to the concepts and tools of epidemiologic research. Aimed chiefly at future epidemiologists, the book offers clear descriptions, practical examples, and question/answer sections for each of the science's key concepts.Authored by two award-winning epidemiology ...

Noel S. Weiss, MD, DrPH, has been a faculty member at the University of Washington and at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center since 1973. His research has been in the areas of cancer epidemiology and clinical epidemiology. He has authored or co-authored more than 600 publications, including three books. At the University of Wash...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:520 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:July 16, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195314468

ISBN - 13:9780195314465

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction: An Epidemic of Blindness in Young Children2. Diseases and Populations3. Disease Frequency: Basic4. Disease Frequency: Advanced5. Overview of Study Designs6. Sources of Data on Disease Occurrence7. Person, Place, and Time8. Inferring a Causal Relation Between Exposure and Disease9. Measures of Excess Risk10. Measurement Error11. Confounding and its Control: Basic12. Confounding and Its Control: Advanced13. Randomized Trials14. Cohort Studies15. Case-Control Studies16. Ecologic and Multi-Level Studies17. Induction Periods and Latent Periods18. Improving the Sensitivity of Epidemiologic Studies19. Screening20. Outbreak Investigation21. Evaluating the Effects of Policies on Health