Lilienfelds Foundations of Epidemiology

Paperback | September 17, 2015

byDona Schneider, David E. Lilienfeld

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Two decades after the third edition of Lilienfeld's Foundations of Epidemiology advanced the teaching of epidemiology, this completely revised fourth edition offers a new and innovative approach for future generations of students in population health. Authored by two longtime educators in epidemiology, this all-new Foundations frames the field's fundamental concepts within a mix of classic examples and recent case studies, as well the inclusion of recently developed measures now finding commonplace usage in the field. The result is acomprehensive introduction to modern epidemiology accessible to readers of all backgrounds and interests.Features in this new Foundations include:* Coverage of all the fundamentals of epidemiology, including measuring health status, characteristics of outbreaks, design and construct of epidemiologic studies* Exercises to check understanding* Chapters devoted to clinical epidemiology, fieldwork, evidence-based medicine, and evidence-based public health contextualize epidemiology and its place in medicine and societyDevoid of the digressions and inaccessibility that characterize many other introductory epidemiology texts, this new Foundations of Epidemiology will inform thinking and learning in the population sciences for decades to come. It is affordable, comprehensive, and enjoyable to read, one not likely tosit on the shelf collecting dust but to be consulted over time as one would when seeking guidance from a wise friend or mentor.

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Two decades after the third edition of Lilienfeld's Foundations of Epidemiology advanced the teaching of epidemiology, this completely revised fourth edition offers a new and innovative approach for future generations of students in population health. Authored by two longtime educators in epidemiology, this all-new Foundations frames t...

Dona Schneider, PhD, MPH, is Professor and Associate Dean in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, where she has taught medical geography and epidemiology to undergraduate and graduates students for more than 25 years. Her research record includes more than 125 refereed journal articles, bo...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:September 17, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195377672

ISBN - 13:9780195377675

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I INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY1. Laying the Foundations: The Epidemiologic Approach2. Threads of Epidemiologic History3. Selected Epidemiologic Concepts of Disease4. Inferring Causal Relationships from Epidemiologic StudiesII DEMOGRAPHIC STUDIES5. Vital Statistics6. Vital Statistics: Studies7. Morbidity Statistics8. Morbidity Statistics: StudiesIII EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES9. Observational Studies I: Cohort Studies10. Observational Studies II: Case-Control Studies11. Experimental Studies I: Randomized Controlled Trials12. Experimental Studies II: Community and Cluster Randomized TrialsIV USING EPIDEMIOLOGIC INFORMATION13. Clinical Applications14. Field Epidemiology15. Evidence-Based PracticesAPPENDICES:1. Guide to Reading the Epidemiologic Literature2. Standards for Reporting the Results of Epidemiologic and Health-Related Studies3. Answers to Problem SetsIndex