Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

Hardcover | April 6, 2011

byGermaine M. Buck Louis, Robert W. Platt

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Population growth and global health disparities for many reproductive and perinatal outcomes are but a few of the pressing issues facing public health today. Despite growing interest in the field, formal training in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology remains limited, with few availabletextbooks aimed at providing an overview of the field. In response to this need, faculty from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and CIHR's Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) developed an intensive, competitive,Summer Institute in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology. The curriculum of this Summer Institute has been developed into a textbook to provide students and researchers with a working knowledge of the substantive and methodologic issues underlying reproductive and perinatal epidemiology. Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology offers a core curriculum that addresses the epidemiology of major reproductive and perinatal outcomes. From human fecundity to birth and neonatal outcomes, the subject is approached from as international a perspective as possible, and the unique methodologicissues underlying each outcome are discussed. Developed by leading researchers in collaboration with their students in response to their needs and concerns, this is the definitive textbook on the subject.

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Population growth and global health disparities for many reproductive and perinatal outcomes are but a few of the pressing issues facing public health today. Despite growing interest in the field, formal training in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology remains limited, with few availabletextbooks aimed at providing an overview of t...

Germaine M. Buck Louis, Ph.D., M.S., is the Director and Senior Investigator of the Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research (DESPR) at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Rockville, Maryland. Robert W. Platt, Ph.D., is ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:April 6, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195387902

ISBN - 13:9780195387902

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1. Germaine M. Buck Louis and Robert W. Platt: Introduction to Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology2. Germaine M. Buck Louis: Sensitive Windows of Human Reproduction and Development3. Germaine M. Buck Louis: Fecundity and Fertility4. Germaine M. Buck Louis: Fecundity Impairments5. Mary L. Hediger: Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, Weight, and Maternal Age6. Michelle A. Williams: Pregnancy Complications7. Jun Zhang, K.S. Joseph and William Fraser: Obstetric Intervention8. Jun Zhang and David A. Savitz: Duration of Gestation and Timing of Birth9. Mary L. Hediger and K.S. Joseph: Fetal Growth: Measurement and Evaluation10. Martha Werler: Birth Defects11. K.S. Joseph: Maternal Mortality and Severe Maternal Morbidity12. K.S. Joseph: Fetal and Infant Mortality and Morbidity13. K.S. Joseph: The Fetuses-at-Risk Approach: Causal and Non-Causal Models14. Robert W. Platt: Fetuses at Risk Approach: An Evolving Paradigm15. Enrique F. Schisterman and Robert W. Platt: Causal Inference in Perinatal Epidemiology: Revisiting the Birth Weight Paradox16. Robert W. Platt and Germaine M. Buck Louis: Unique Methodologic Challenges in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology17. Enrique F. Schisterman: Novel Study Designs and their Application in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology