Social Epidemiology

Paperback | July 23, 2014

EditorLisa F. Berkman, Ichiro Kawachi, Maria Glymour

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Social epidemiology is the study of how the social world influences - and in many cases defines - the fundamental determinants of health. This link was substantiated in the first edition of Social Epidemiology, and the generation of research that followed has fundamentally changed the way weunderstand epidemiology and public health. This much-awaited second edition elevates the field again, first by codifying the last decade of research, then by extending it to examine how public policies impact health. The new edition includes:* 11 fully updated chapters, including entries on the links between health and discrimination, income inequality, social networks, and emotion* 4 all-new chapters on the role of policies in shaping health, including how to translate evidence into action with multi-level interventions* Updated references, detailing the best research over the last two decadesThe result is a bold, brilliant text that will serve the new world of epidemiology in which scientists both observe health and design interventions to improve it. Social Epidemiology again sets an intellectual agenda and provides an essential foundation for those interested in social determinants ofhealth around the world.

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Social epidemiology is the study of how the social world influences - and in many cases defines - the fundamental determinants of health. This link was substantiated in the first edition of Social Epidemiology, and the generation of research that followed has fundamentally changed the way weunderstand epidemiology and public health. Th...

Lisa F. Berkman, PhD, is the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Epidemiology, and Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is the Director of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD, is Professor of Social Epidemiology and Chair of the Department of Soc...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:July 23, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Leonard Syme: Foreword1. Lisa F. Berkman and Ichiro Kawachi: A Historical Framework for Social Epidemiology: Social Determinants of Population Health2. M. Maria Glymour, Mauricio Avendano, and Ichiro Kawachi: Socioeconomic Status and Health3. Nancy Krieger: Discrimination and Health Inequities4. Ichiro Kawachi and SV Subramanian: Income Inequality5. Lisa F. Berkman, Ichiro Kawachi, And Tres Theorell: Working Conditions and Health6. Mauricio Avendano and Lisa F. Berkman: Labor Markets, Employment Policies, and Health7. Lisa F. Berkman and Aditi Krishna: Social Network Epidemiology8. Ichiro Kawachi and Lisa F. Berkman: Social Capital, Social Cohesion, and Health9. Laura D. Kubzansky, Ashley Winning, and Ichiro Kawachi: Affective States and Health10. Cassandra Okechukwu, Kirsten Davison, and Karen Emmons: Changing Health Behaviors in a Social Context11. Thomas A. Glass, Amii M. Kress, and Lisa F. Berkman: Experimental Psychosocial Interventions12. M. Maria Glymour: Policies as Tools for Research and Translation in Social Epidemiology13. Ichiro Kawachi: Applications of Behavioral Economics to Improve Health14. Laura D. Kubzansky, Teresa E. Seeman, M .Maria Glymour: Biological Pathways Linking Social Conditions and Health: Plausible Mechanisms and Emerging Puzzles15. Michael Marmot and Jessica Allen: From Science to Policy