Handbook of Urban Health: Populations, Methods, and Practice

Paperback | December 3, 2008

EditorSandro Galea, David Vlahov

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The editors are two of the most prominent researchers in this area. Both are at the Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies. David Vlahov is particularly visible and known as the editor of the Journal of Urban Health. Sandro Galea is very prominent for his research on urban health; in particularly, research done on PTSD and children post-9/11. Thorough analysis of different populations in urban settings and specific health considerations Useful section on methods for the research audience.Applied in nature with section on prevention and interventions There are over 100 urban health centers in North America and there are no thorough, up-to-date ressources.

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The editors are two of the most prominent researchers in this area. Both are at the Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies. David Vlahov is particularly visible and known as the editor of the Journal of Urban Health. Sandro Galea is very prominent for his research on urban health; in particularly, research done on PTSD and children pos...

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As more people worldwide live in cities, increasingly we need to understand how cities and city living affect population health. Does city living negatively affect health? Conversely, can city living enhance population health and well-being? Over forty experts from around the world bring a depth of ideas to the Handbook of Urban Health...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:615 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0 inPublished:December 3, 2008Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387857702

ISBN - 13:9780387857701

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Table of Contents

An introduction to urban health 1. Urban Health: Population, methods, and practice Sandro GaleaDavid VlahovSection I: Populations 2. Homeless peopleStephen W. HwangJames R. Dunn3. Health of economically deprived populations in citiesPatricia O'CampoMichael Yonas4. Racial/ethnic minority and health: the role of the urban environmentLuisa N. BorrellStephani L. Hatch5. Sexual minority groups and urban health Ruth FinkelsteinJulie Netherland6. Health and health access among urban immigrantsSana LoueNancy Mendez7. The urban environment, drug use, and health Danielle OmpadCrystal Fuller8. The health of children in citiesM. Chris GibbonsVijay SinghKisha BraithwaiteBernard Guyer9. Older adults: Guardians of our citiesLinda FriedJeremy Barron10. The health of urban populations in developing countries: an overviewMark R. MontgomeryAlex C. Ezeh11. Perspectives on the health of urban populations in NepalTej Kumar Karki12. Integrative chapter: The health of urban populationsThe EditorsSection II: Methods13. An anthropological perspective on urban healthFrances K. BargJane Kauer14. Epidemiology and urban health researchSandro GaleaDavid Vlahov15. Design and analysis of group (or neighborhood) level urban studies Donald Hoover16. Health services research in the cityMichael K. GusmanoVictor G. Rodwin17. Urban health in developing countries: insights from demographic theory and practiceMark R. MontgomeryAlex C. Ezeh18. Urban sociology and research methods on neighborhoods and healthJoseph A. Soares19. Bridging the gap between urban health and urban planningMarlon G. BoarnetLois M. Takahashi20. Environmental health studies: Environmental health methods for urban healthJonathan M. SametJoseph H. Abraham21. Cost-effectiveness analysis for urban health researchAhmed M. Bayoumi22. Integrative chapter: Multi-disciplinary work and the study of urban healthThe EditorsSection III: Practice23. Building healthy cities: A focus on interventionsJan C. Semenza24. Building healthy cities: The World Health Organization perspectiveRoderick J. Lawrence25. Building healthy cities: Legal frameworks and considerationsWendy C. Perdue26. Teaching urban healthNicholas FreudenbergSusan Klitzman27. Strategies that promote health in cities: A local health department's perspectiveMary T. BassettThomas R. FriedenDeborah R. Deitcher Thomas D. Matte28. Providing health services to marginalized urban populationsAnita PalepuMark W. Tyndall29. Integrative chapter: Teaching and practice for promoting health in citiesThe Editors

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This book takes a broad view of urban health, emphasizing urban social factors important to population health. The editors successfully bridge urban health inquiry and public health practice by combining descriptions of issues in urban health, methods used in urban health studies, and examples from practitioners.... Promoting health in cities requires an appreciation of the multiple levels of determinants that shape population health, and this handbook is a good starting point for such appreciation." (Tord Kjellstrom, Visiting Professor of Swedish National Institute of Public Health and Visiting Fellow at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University (Environmental Health Perspectives, January 2006)"Handbook of Urban Health soundly provides the fundamentals on urban health for a wide audience. It will assist health care practitioners in better understanding the strengths and weaknesses of various types of research methods. It is hoped that this book will not sit closed on reference shelves but lie open on desks as it is used to improve the health of all people in our urban world." (Russ Lopez, ScD., MCRP, Journal of the American Medical Association, November 3, 2005)"With its reasonably complete summaries of current knowledge in the area, it is a useful teaching guide and a well-references resource for students, practitioners, and academicians. It covers a remarkably broad range of topics with brief, mostly well-written overviews by academicians and practitioners from across the United States, and it provides an extensive list of references and resources for each topic for readers who want or need more detail." (Howard Spivak, M.D., New England Journal of Medicine, April 20, 2006)"This well-written, well-organized edited volume is a fairly comprehensive handbook on both the research methodology and practice of urban health. . This is an excellent reference book for anyone working on or studying urban health, policy or planning. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above." (K. H. Jacobsen, CHOICE, March, 2006)