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Author(s): Loretta DiPietro, PhD, Professor, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Washington D.C.
Julie Deloia, PhD, Professorial Lecturer, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Washington D.C.
Victor Barbiero, Professorial Lecturer, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Washington D.C.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284077919
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     450 pages      © 2019
  • Will Publish: 4/2/2018
Price: $88.95 US List
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Essentials of Public Health Biology is designed as an introductory text for undergraduates and as part of the MPH core that aims: (1) to provide an overview of current knowledge about the biologic mechanisms of diseases that are major causes of death and disability in both developed and developing countries; (2) to understand and interpret the reciprocal relationships of genetic, environmental, and behavioral determinants of health and disease within an ecologic context; and (3) to provide opportunities to analyze, discuss, and communicate biologic principles of disease across the biological and the public health spectra.

Key Features:

  • Describes fundamental biologic concepts of the disease process as they relate to important communicable (CD) and noncommunicable (NCD) diseases that are observed globally in public health.
  • Introduces these fundamental concepts with regard to their relation to exposures and disease outcomes across the public health spectrum.
  • Examines the role of host and environmental factors in determining susceptibility and resistance to disease.
  • Explores the multidisciplinary nature of contemporary public health issues and the role that various professionals play in addressing these issues.
  • Looks at the social, legal, ethical, economic, and political context of contemporary public health problems.
  • Engages students in understanding effective oral and written communication skills for communicating with lay and public health audiences.

Loretta DiPietro, PhD-Professor, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Washington D.C.

Julie Deloia, PhD-Professorial Lecturer, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Washington D.C.

Victor Barbiero-Professorial Lecturer, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Washington D.C.