Interpreting Epidemiologic Evidence: Connecting Research to Applications

Paperback | July 13, 2016

byDavid A. Savitz, Gregory A. Wellenius

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Epidemiology, the so-called "science of public health," has undergone a boom in the last decade as public interest and engagement in population health has skyrocketed. While this boom has done much to spark advances in the technology of epidemiology, it has also made it harder for those whowant to use epidemiology to guide policy and clinical practice to fully appreciate the meaning of the research findings. Interpreting Epidemiologic Evidence offers those who have had an introductory course in epidemiology the knowledge they need to make clear connections from research findings to practical applications. Written in clear and lively prose, it empowers students at all levels to evaluate a study's design,implementation, and ultimate findings, giving the guidance needed to apply the information appropriately. Liberal use of practical examples serves both to illustrate core concepts and to motivate readers to think critically about the causal connections that population health studies aim to explore.Completely revised and updated, this new edition of Interpreting Epidemiologic Evidence is an invaluable core text for both epidemiologists in training and practitioners across other disciplines with even an introductory knowledge of epidemiology.

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Epidemiology, the so-called "science of public health," has undergone a boom in the last decade as public interest and engagement in population health has skyrocketed. While this boom has done much to spark advances in the technology of epidemiology, it has also made it harder for those whowant to use epidemiology to guide policy and c...

David A. Savitz, PhD, is Professor of Epidemiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brown University. He has held leadership positions at the University of North Carolina (Chair of the Department of Epidemiology) and at Brown University (Vice President for Research), as well as in a number of professional organizations. His research is...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:July 13, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190243775

ISBN - 13:9780190243777

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"Required reading for the novice and the professional -- and a primer for policymakers who need to use epidemiologic results in making public health policy decisions. it will make anyone committed to the field a better epidemioligist." --Epidemiology