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Introduction to Epidemiology, Seventh Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): Ray M. Merrill, PhD, MPH, Brigham Young University, Utah
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284094350
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     340 pages      © 2017
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Introduction to Epidemiology, Seventh Edition 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 results, and apply results in preventing and controlling disease and health-related events.  Offering 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 Seventh Edition is a thorough revision that offers:

  • Updated tables, figures and examples throughout
  • Greater emphasis on epidemiology in international settings, causality, and disease transmission
  • Real-world public health problems involving both infectious and chronic diseases and conditions
  Dedication
  Table of Contents
  About the Author
  Preface
  New to the Seventh Edition
  Introduction
  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 Epidemiology
  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  Selected Statistical Techniques for Measuring Association between Two Variables According to Variable Type
  Appendix  III  Common Study Designs with Selected Measures of Association and Test Statistics
  Appendix  IV  Summary of Confidence Intervals for Evaluating Selected Hypotheses
  Appendix  V  Classification and Specialty Journals in Epidemiology
  Appendix  VI  Epidemiologic Associations and Societies
  Appendix  VII  Selected Answers to Chapter Questions

Ray M. Merrill, PhD, MPH-Brigham Young University, Utah

Ray M. Merrill, Ph.D., M.P.H. has been actively involved in epidemiology since 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. Merrill currently 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.

  • "It lays the groundwork for nursing epidemiology."

    —Karla Reinhardt, DNP, FNP-C, Department of Nursing, Ohio State University

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