Rethinking Social Epidemiology: Towards a Science of Change by Patricia O'CampoRethinking Social Epidemiology: Towards a Science of Change by Patricia O'Campo

Rethinking Social Epidemiology: Towards a Science of Change

byPatricia O'CampoEditorJames R. Dunn

Paperback | November 30, 2013

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To date, much of the empirical work in social epidemiology has demonstrated the existence of health inequalities along a number of axes of social differentiation. However, this research, in isolation, will not inform effective solutions to health inequalities.Rethinking Social Epidemiologyprovides an expanded vision of social epidemiology as a science of change, one that seeks to better address key questions related to both the causes of social inequalities in health (problem-focused research) as well as the implementation of interventions to alleviate conditions of marginalization and poverty (solution-focused research). This book is ideally suited for emerging and practicing social epidemiologists as well as graduate students and health professionals in related disciplines.

Title:Rethinking Social Epidemiology: Towards a Science of ChangeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:November 30, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400797397

ISBN - 13:9789400797390

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Table of Contents

Foreword.-1. Introduction. Section I: Foundations.-2 "Explanation," Philosophy and Theory in Health Inequalities Research: Towards a Critical Realist Approach.-3 Values and Social Epidemiologic Research.-4 Population-based Data and Community Empowerment.-5 Differences That Matter. Section II: Context.- 6 Place-based Stress and Chronic Disease: A Systems View of Environmental Determinants.-7 How Goes The Neighbourhood? Rethinking Neighbourhoods and Health Research in Social Epidemiology.-8 Application of Two Schools of Social Theory to Neighbourhood, Place and Health Research.-9 Locating Politics in Social Epidemiology. Section III: Research Tools in Action.-10 Structural Violence and Structural Vulnerability within the Risk Environment: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives for a Social Epidemiology of HIV Risk among Injection Drug Users and Sex Workers.-11 Realist Review Methods for Complex Health Problems.- 12 Addressing Health Equities in Social Epidemiology: Learning from Evaluation(s).Section IV: Making a Difference.-13 Knowledge Translation and Social Epidemiology: Taking Power, Politics and Values Seriously.-14 Community-Academic Partnerships and Social Change.-15 Producing More Relevant Evidence: Applying a Social Epidemiology Research Agenda to Public Health Practice.-16 Conclusions. Index.