Oxford Textbook of Public Health

Hardcover | August 6, 2009

EditorRoger Detels, Robert Beaglehole, Mary Ann Lansang

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This fifth edition of the ever-popular Oxford Textbook of Public Health has been thoroughly updated, and remains the ultimate resource on the subject of public health and epidemiology. Two new editors, Mary Ann Lansang and Martin Gulliford, join the established editor team of Roger Detels andRobert Beaglehole, representing a truly global outlook from four continents. The contributors are drawn from across the world, offering perspectives from vastly different health systems, with ranging public health needs and priorities. With contributors including Dr Margaret Chan, Director of theWorld Health Organization, this book offers a globally comprehensive picture of modern health.The book retains its approach of dividing the complex, dynamic subject of public health into three topics. First, the scope of public health is covered, looking at the development of the discipline, determinants of health and disease, public health policies, and law and ethics. The second volumefocuses on the methods of public health, including the main science behind the discipline - epidemiology. Environmental factors, information systems, and social science techniques are also considered. Finally, the third volume puts the theory into practice, examining specific public health problemsand options for prevention and control. As well as identifying these issues by system or disease, there is also an awareness of the unique needs of particular population groups. The book concludes with an analysis of the functions of public health, and a look at the future of public health in the21st century.The picture of world health has moved on dramatically since the publication of the fourth edition in 2002. This new edition includes substantial new material on the impact of private support of public health; globalization; water and sanitation; leadership; community-intervention trials; disease andinfection; gene environment interactions; obesity and physical inactivity; urbanization; minorities and indigenous populations; health needs assessment; clinical epidemiology; and the practice of public health. This ensures that the Oxford Textbook of Public Health remains the most comprehensive,accessible text for both students and practitioners in public health and epidemiology.

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This fifth edition of the ever-popular Oxford Textbook of Public Health has been thoroughly updated, and remains the ultimate resource on the subject of public health and epidemiology. Two new editors, Mary Ann Lansang and Martin Gulliford, join the established editor team of Roger Detels andRobert Beaglehole, representing a truly glob...

Roger Detels M.D., M.S., Professor of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, received his training at Harvard College, New York University, the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of Washington. In 1971, he moved to the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:2044 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.1 inPublished:August 6, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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VOLUME 1: THE SCOPE OF PUBLIC HEALTHSection 1: The development of the discipline of public health1.1. Roger Detels: The scope and concerns of public health1.2. Christopher Hamlin: The history and development of public health in high-income countries1.3. Than Sein: The history and development of public health in low- and middle-income countries1.4. Puja Thakker and K. Srinath Reddy: The development of the discipline of public health in countries in economic transition: India, Brazil, ChinaSection 2: Determinants of health and disease2.1. Orielle Solar, Alec Irwin and Jeanette Vega: A framework for understanding determinants of health2.2. Kelley Lee: Globalization2.3. Lawrence Green and Robert A. Hiatt: Behavioural determinants of health and disease2.4. Alison Stewart, Wylie Burke, Muin Khoury and Ron Zimmern: Genomics and public health2.5. Thomas Clasen and Steven Sugden: Water and sanitation2.6. Prakash S. Shetty: Food and nutrition2.7. Davidson Hamer, Zulfiqar Bhutta and Sherwood L. Gorbach: Infectious diseases2.8. A. J. McMichael and H. J. Bambrick: The global environment2.9. Martin Gulliford: Health services as determinants of population health2.10. C.J.L. Murray, A.D. Lopez and C.D.Mathers: Assessing health needs: the Global Burden of Disease approachSection 3: Public health policies3.1. Walter Holland: Overview of policies and strategies3.2. John Powles: Public health policy in high-income countries3.3. Miguel Angel Gonzalez-Block, Adetokunbo Lucas, Octavio Gomez-Dantes and Julio Frenk: Health policy in low- and middle-income countries3.4. Manuel Dayrit and Maia Ambegaokar: Leadership in public healthSection 4: Public health law and ethics4.1. Paul Hunt, Gunilla Backman, Judith Bueno de Mesquita, Louise Finer, Rajat Khosla, Dragana Korljan and Lisa Oldring: The right to the highest attainable standard of health4.2. Robyn Martin and Alexandra Lo Dak Wai: Comparative national public health legislation4.3. Douglas Bettcher, Katherine DeLand, Jorgen Schlundt, Fernando Gonzalez-Martin, Jennifer Bishop, Summer Hammide and Annette Lin: International public health instruments4.4. Nancy Kass: Ethical principles and ethical issues in public healthVOLUME 2: THE METHODS OF PUBLIC HEALTHSection 5: Information systems and sources of intelligence5.1. Denis J. Protti, Jeff Luck and Paul Fu, Jr.: Information systems in support of public health in high-income countries5.2. Vipat Kuruchittham, Fred Binka and Chitr Sitthi-Amorn: Information systems and community diagnosis in low- and middle-income countries5.3. Elliot R. Siegel, Fred B. Wood, John C. Scott and Julia Royall: Web-based public health information dissemination and evaluationSection 6: Epidemiological and biostatistical approaches6.1. Roger Detels: Epidemiology: the foundation of public health6.2. Ana V. Diez Roux: Ecologic variables, ecologic studies, and multi-level studies in public health research6.3. Manolis Kogevinas and Leda Chatzi: Cross-sectional studies6.4. Kumnuan Ungchusak and Sopon Iamsirithaworn: Principles of outbreak investigation6.5. Noel S. Weiss: Case-control studies6.6. Alvaro Munoz and F. Javier Nieto: Cohort studies6.7. Lawrence M. Friedman and Eleanor B. Schron: Methodology of intervention trials in individuals6.8. Allan Donner: Methodological issues in the design and analysis of community intervention trials6.9. Pekka Puska and Erkki Vartiainen: Community-based intervention studies in high-income countries6.10. Zunyou Wu and Sheena Sullivan: Community-based intervention trials in low- and middle-income countries6.11. Jason W. Busse, Edward Mills, Rodolfo Dennis, Vivian Robinson and Peter Tugwell: Clinical epidemiology6.12. Sander Greenland: Validity and bias in epidemiological research6.13. Katherine Hoggatt and Sander Greenland: Causation and causal inference6.14. Matthias Egger, George Davey-Smith and Jonathan Sterne: Systematic reviews and meta-analysis6.15. Gail Williams: Statistical methods6.16. Roy M. Anderson, T. Deirdre Hollingsworth and D. James Nokes: Mathematical models of transmission and control6.17. Ruth L. Berkelman, Patrick S. Sullivan and James W. Buehler: Public health surveillanceSection 7: Social science techniques7.1. Myfanwy Morgan, Margaret Reid and Jane Ogden: Sociology and psychology in public health7.2. Emily Grundy: Demography and public health7.3. Marcia Hills and Simon Carroll: Health promotion, health education, and the public health7.4. Dean T. Jamison: Cost-effectiveness analysis: concepts and applications7.5. Diana Bonta and Meredith Cagle: Governance and management of public health programmes7.6. Tim Tenbensel and Peter Davis: Public health sciences and policy in high-income countries7.7. Lindiwe Makubalo, Mary Ann Lansang and Peter Figueroa: Public health sciences and policy in low- and middle-income countriesSection 8: Environmental and occupational health sciences8.1. Chien-Jen Chen: Environmental health issues in public health8.2. Leeka Kheifets, Myles Cockburn and Manjit Dosanjh: Radiation and public health8.3. Frank Sorvillo and Shira Shafir: Control of microbial threats: population surveillance, vaccine studies, and the microbiological laboratory8.4. Paul Lioy: The science of human exposures to contaminants in the environment8.5. David Koh and Dean Baker: Occupational health8.6. Laura Punnett: Ergonomics and public health8.7. Bernard D. Goldstein: Toxicology and risk assessment in the analysis and management of environmental risk8.8. Baruch Fischhoff: Risk perception and communicationVOLUME 3: THE PRACTICE OF PUBLIC HEALTHSection 9: Major health problems9.1. Paolo Vineis and Rodolfo Saracci: Gene-environment interactions and public health9.2. Russell V. Luepker and Kamakshi Lakshminarayan: Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases9.3. Paulo Boffetta and Carlo La Vecchia: Neoplasms9.4. Jeroen Douwes, Marike Boezen and Neil Pearce: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma9.5. W. P. T. James: Obesity9.6. Nigel Unwin and Paul Zimmet: The epidemiology and prevention of diabetes mellitus9.7. Benedetto Saraceno, Melvyn Freeman and Michelle Funk: Public mental health9.8. Zoe Marshman and Peter G. Robinson: Dental public health9.9. Jennifer L. Kelsey and Marian T. Hannan: Musculoskeletal diseases9.10. Walter Kukull and James Bowen: Neurological diseases, epidemiology and public health9.11. Richard Knight and Hester Ward: The transmissable spongiform encephalopathies9.12. Mary M. Kamb and John L. Douglas: Sexually transmitted infections9.13. Salim S. Abdool Karim, Quarraisha Abdool Karim and Roger Detels: Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome9.14. Dermot Maher, Marcos Espinal and Mario Raviglione: Tuberculosis9.15. Richard Morrow and William Moss: Malaria9.16. Pierre van Damme, Koen van Herck, Peter Michielsen, Sven Francque and Daniel Shouval: Chronic hepatitis and other liver disease9.17. David Heymann: Emerging and re-emerging infectionsSection 10: Prevention and control of public health hazards10.1. Samira Asma, Douglas W. Bettcher, Jonathan Samet, Krishna M. Palipudi, Gary Giovino, Stella Bialous, Katherine DeLand, June Leung, Daniel Ferrante, Gemma Vestal and Gonghuan Yang: Tobacco10.2. Don C. Des Jarlais and Robert L. Hubbard: Drug abuse10.3. Robin Room: Alcohol10.4. Corinne Peek-Asa and Adnan A. Hyder: Injury prevention and control: the public health approach10.5. Deborah Prothrow-Stith: Interpersonal violence prevention: a recent public health mandate10.6. Victor Sidel and Barry Levy: Collective violence: war10.7. Mark R. Montgomery: Urban health in low- and middle-income countries10.8. Manfred Green: Public health aspects of bioterrorismSection 11: Public health needs of population groups11.1. Julien O. Teitler: The changing family11.2. Sarah Payne and Lesley Doyal: Women, men and health11.3. Elizabeth Mason, Oliver Fontaine, Bernadette Daelmans, Rajiv Bahl, Cynthia Boschi-Pinto and Jose Martines: Child health11.4. Pierre-Andre Michaud, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli and Georges C. Patton: Adolescent health11.5. Myfanwy Morgan, Martin Gulliford and Ian Anderson: Ethnic minorities and indigenous peoples11.6. Donald Lollar: People with disabilities11.7. Shah Ebrahim and Julie E. Byles: Health of older people11.8. Catherine R. Bateman and Anthony B. Zwi: Forced migrants and other displaced populationsSection 12: Public health functions12.1. Di McIntyre, Gavin Mooney and Stephen Jan: Need: what is it and how do we measure it?12.2. Aileen Clarke, John Powell and Mary Ann Lansang: Needs assessment: a practical approach12.3. Johan P. Mackenbach: Socio-economic inequalities in health in high-income countries: the facts and the options12.4. Davidson R. Gwatkin: Reducing health inequalities in low- and middle-income countries12.5. Jorn Olsen, Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong and Robert Beaglehole: Prevention and control of chronic, non-communicable diseases12.6. Robert J. Kim-Farley: Principles of infectious disease control12.7. Allison Streetly and Walter Holland: Population screening and public health12.8. Lynn R. Goldman and Elma Torres: Environmental health practice12.9. Don Nutbeam and Marilyn Wise: Structures and strategies for public health intervention12.10. Martin McKee, Ellen Nolte and Josep Figueras: Strategies for health services12.11. Suwit Wibulpolprasert and Piya Hanvoravongchai: Public health workers12.12. Khanchit Limpakarnjanarat and Roderico H. Ofrin: Planning for and responding to public health needs in emergencies and disastersSection 13: The future of public health13.1. Roger Detels and Sheena Sullivan: Private support of public health13.2. Adrian Ong, Mary Kindhauser, Ian Smith and Margaret Chan: Global health agenda for the 21st century