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Epidemiology of Aging: An Ecological Approach

Author(s): William A. Satariano, PhD, MPH, University of California, School of Public Health, Berkeley, California
  • ISBN-13: 9780763726553
  • ISBN-10:0763726559
  • Paperback    424 pages      © 2006
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Epidemiology of Aging: An Ecological Approach is the first title to provide a comprehensive overview of the epidemiology of aging utilizing an ecological model. Using this approach, the author highlights the interplay of biological, social, and environmental factors affecting individuals, families, and communities. With a strong interdisciplinary focus, this book provides a clear, coherent structure to address the diversity of topics in this increasingly vital field.

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Includes coverage of the leading topics in the epidemiology of aging, including survival and mortality, depression, cognitive functioning, and healthy aging

In addition to research on falls and injuries, Epidemiology of Aging is the first to include a review of current research on automobile crashes in older populations

The book includes a chapter on conducting epidemiological studies in older populations that provides instructors an opportunity to address what is known in the epidemiology of aging as well as the strategies and methods used by researchers

Epidemiology of Aging: An Ecological Approach addresses the translation of research into practice

1 The Aging of Human Populations:  The Significance of an Epidemiological Perspective

2 Aging, Health, and the Environment:  An Ecological Model

3 Survival, Mortality, and Cause of Death

4 Physical Functioning and Activities of Everyday Life

5 Cognitive Functioning

6 Depression

7 Falls, Injuries, and Automobile Crashes

8 Disease and Comorbidities

9 General Health, Frailty, and Successful Aging

10 Conducting Epidemiological Studies in Older Populations

11 Healthy Aging and Its Implications for Public Health Practice

12 New Directions for Research and Policy 

William A. Satariano, PhD, MPH-University of California, School of Public Health, Berkeley, California

William A. Satariano, Ph.D., M.P.H. is Professor of Epidemiology and Community Health and Director of the Health and Social Behavior Program in the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley.  Prior to his appointment at UC Berkeley, he served as Deputy Director of the Division of Epidemiology and the Metropolitan Detroit Cancer Surveillance System at the Michigan Cancer Foundation from 1980-89.  His research interests include the epidemiology of aging and disability, functional assessment, cancer rehabilitation and survival, physical activity and health in older populations, and the effects of the built environment on health and functioning.  He has served as principal investigator for a number of epidemiological studies funded by the National Institute on Aging, the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  In 1999, he served as a Fulbright Scholar at the National Center for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in the Netherlands.  Dr. Satariano also has served as an advisor and consultant to a variety of public and private organizations, including membership on the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Active for Life Program, a national, community-based program to enhance physical activity in older populations.

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