Introduction to Epidemiology 8th Edition by Ray M. Merrill, ISBN-13: 978-1284170702


Introduction to Epidemiology 8th Edition by Ray M. Merrill, ISBN-13: 978-1284170702

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Jones & Bartlett Learning; 8th edition (October 15, 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 348 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1284170705
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1284170702

Recognized by Book Authority as one of the best Public Health books of all time, Introduction to Epidemiology is a comprehensive, reader-friendly introduction to this exciting field. Designed for students with minimal training in the biomedical sciences and statistics, this full-color text emphasizes the application of the basic principles of epidemiology according to person, place, and time factors in order to solve current, often unexpected, and serious public health problems. Students will learn how to identify and describe public health problems, formulate research hypotheses, select appropriate research study designs, manage and analyze epidemiologic data, interpret and apply results in preventing and controlling disease and health-related events. With real-world examples in the form of case studies and news files in each chapter, Introduction to Epidemiology is an accessible and effective approach to learning epidemiology. The Eighth Edition features: – Same organization as the prior edition allowing for easier transition – New or expanded coverage of the models of causation, methods of age adjustment, age-period cohort models, incubation and latency periods, and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves – Clearer connection between statistical inference and causal inference – New and updated practical examples and News Files help solidify concepts and show real-world application – Updated tables and figures throughout – Access to Navigate 2 online learning materials, including a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, learning analytics reporting tools, and more – A built-in adaptive learning feature enables students to take self-assessments before or after reading a chapter. Based on their performance they can map out their own custom study plan that directs them to the areas of the text to review.

Table of Contents:

About the Author
Chapter 1 Foundations of Epidemiology
Chapter 2 Historic Developments in Epidemiology
Chapter 3 Practical Disease Concepts in Epidemiology
Chapter 4 Design Strategies and Statistical Methods in Descriptive
Chapter 5 Descriptive Epidemiology According to Person, Place, and Time
Chapter 6 General Health and Population Indicators
Chapter 7 Design Strategies and Statistical Methods in Analytic Epidemiology
Chapter 8 Experimental Studies in Epidemiology
Chapter 9 Causality
Chapter 10 Field Epidemiology
Chapter 11 Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Chapter 12 Clinical Epidemiology
Appendix I Case Studies
Appendix II Measures of Association According to Types of Exposure and
Outcome Data
Appendix III Common Study Designs with Selected Measures of Association and
Test Statistics
Appendix IV Summary of Confidence Intervals for Evaluating Selected
Appendix V Classification and Specialty Journals in Epidemiology
Appendix VI Epidemiologic Associations and Societies
Appendix VII Selected Answers to Chapter Questions

Ray M. Merrill, Ph.D., M.P.H. has been actively involved in epidemiology and biostatisticssince his professional career began in 1995. As a Cancer Prevention Fellow at the National Cancer Institute, he worked with leading researchers in the area of cancer epidemiology. In 1998 he joined the faculty in the Department of Health Science at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, where he continued his research in epidemiology. Since 1999 he has also held an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah. In 2001, he spent a sabbatical working in the Unit of Epidemiology for Cancer Prevention at the International Agency for Research on Cancer Administration, Lyon, France. He has won various awards for his research in cancer epidemiology. Dr. Merrillcurrently teaches introductory and advanced level classes in epidemiology and biostatistics. He has over 100 professional publications in epidemiology and public health journals. He is currently a full professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Brigham Young University.

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