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Ethics and Epidemiology

Steven S. Coughlin and Angus Dawson


This book will be of interest to public health professionals from various public health disciplines, bioethicists, legal scholars, and members of nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and health advocacy organizations. It will be an invaluable resource for the thousands of Master of Public Health students across the world. It also aims to make students, epidemiologists, and health professionals aware of situations that require moral reflection, judgment, or decision, while pointing to ways in which justified moral conclusions can be reached. The book will also be of use to persons inte ... More

Keywords: epidemiologists, ethics, epidemiology, bioethics, health policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197587058
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197587058.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven S. Coughlin, editor
Professor of Epidemiology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University

Angus Dawson, editor
Professor of Bioethics, University of Sydney, Australia

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Part I Foundations

1 Historical Foundations

Steven S. Coughlin

Part II Key Values and Principles

2 Epidemiology and Informed Consent

Anna C. Mastroianni and Jeffrey P. Kahn

5 Risk and Precaution

Stephen D. John

Part III Methods

6 Ethical Issues in the Design and Conduct of Community-Based Intervention Studies

Michelle C. Kegler, Steven S. Coughlin, and Karen Glanz

Part IV Issues

8 Ethical Issues in Genetic Epidemiology

Laura M. Beskow, Stephanie M. Fullerton, and Wylie Burke

10 Ethics Curricula in Epidemiology

Kenneth W. Goodman and Ronald J. Prineas

11 Conflicts of Interest

Walter Ricciardi and Carlo Petrini

End Matter