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Applied Epidemiology: Theory to practice

Ross C. Brownson and Diana B. Petitti


This book focuses on areas of public health practice in which the systematic application of epidemiologic methods can have a large and positive impact. It describes how best to apply traditional epidemiologic methods for determining disease etiology to “real-life” problems in public health and health services research. This book bridges the gap between theoretical epidemiology and public health practice, and covers a number of topics not addressed elsewhere. This edition contains a new chapter on the development and use of systematic reviews and one on epidemiology and the law. Each chapter in ... More

Keywords: epidemiologic methods, disease etiology, theoretical epidemiology, public health practice, systematic reviews, law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195187410
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187410.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ross C. Brownson, editor
St. Louis School of Public Health

Diana B. Petitti, editor
Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, California

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1 Epidemiology

Ross C. Brownson Christine M. Hoehner

2 Public Health Surveillance

Stephen B. Thacker Donna F. Stroup

4 Systematic Reviews in Public Health

Melissa L. McPheeters Peter Briss Steven J. Teutsch Benedict Truman

5 Epidemiology and Risk Assessment

Jonathan M. Samet Ronald H. White Thomas A. Burke

6 Epidemiologic Issues in Community Interventions

Adrian Bauman Thomas D. Koepsell

7 Outcomes Research

Diana B. Petitti

8 Measuring the Quality of Health Care

Andy Amster Greg Zeisler Diana B. Petitti

10 Epidemiology and the Law

Richard A. Goodman Sana Loue Frederic E. Shaw

11 Communicating Epidemiologic Information

Patrick L. Remington David Nelson

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