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Epidemiology 101, Second Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): Robert H. Friis, PhD, Emeritus Professor and Chair, Department of Health Science - California State University, Long Beach
  • ISBN-13: 9781284107852
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     298 pages      © 2018
Price: $84.95 US List
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Each new print copy of Epidemiology 101, Second Edition also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at

Now in full color, this best-selling text will introduce you to the basics of infectious disease epidemiology, environmental epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, and psychosocial/behavioral epidemiology.

Perfect for those with no prior familiarity with health-related fields or statistics, Epidemiology 101, Second Edition, uses a clear, cohesive writing style and follows the basic Epidemiology 101 curriculum framework as outlined in the AAC&U and APTR Recommendations for Undergraduate Public Health Education. End-of-chapter exercises provide access to a laboratory component for college science courses that require a laboratory.

Key Features:

  • Full color pages with 25% more tables and charts throughout to capture the reader’s interest and enhance learning
  • Current, tangible examples from the field that are relevant and familiar to young students such as big data, cyberbullying, and disease outbreaks including Ebola and Zika
  • New chapters that cover Epidemiology and Data Presentation (with practice questions for the MCAT® examination) and Epidemiology and Screening for Disease
  • Access to Navigate 2 online learning materials, including a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, learning analytics reporting tools, and more
Chapter  1  History, Philosophy, and Uses of Epidemiology
Chapter  2  Epidemiology and Data Presentation
Chapter  3  Epidemiologic Measurements Used to Describe Disease Occurrence
Chapter  4  Data and Disease Occurrence
Chapter  5  Descriptive Epidemiology: Patterns of Disease—Person, Place, Time
Chapter  6  Association and Causality
Chapter  7  Analytic Epidemiology: Types of Study Designs
Chapter  8  Epidemiology and the Policy Arena
Chapter  9  Epidemiology and Screening for Disease
Chapter  10  Infectious Diseases and Outbreak Investigation
Chapter  11  Social and Behavioral Epidemiology
Chapter  12  Special Epidemiologic Applications

Robert H. Friis, PhD-Emeritus Professor and Chair, Department of Health Science - California State University, Long Beach

Robert H. Friis, PhD, earned his doctorate from Columbia University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in social epidemiology at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley.


He has had more than three decades of teaching and research experience in epidemiology. Formerly, he was Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia University School of Public Health, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Community Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Assistant Professor of Health Science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.


Subsequently, he was Director of the Field Epidemiology Unit at the Orange County (California) Public Health Department. Later he became a faculty member in the Department of Medicine, Department of Neurology, and the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine. Currently, he is Professor and Chair of the Health Science Department at California State University, Long Beach, where he has taught introductory epidemiology and biostatistics.


He has been involved in numerous epidemiologic research projects and has published more than 50 professional and scientific articles. He is a member of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and the epidemiology section of the American Public Health Association. He is also Clinical Professor of Community and Environmental Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. 


See the author as the "Expert" in Epidemiology in a short video on "Video Jug." 

  • March24_Webinar_Slides
    Complete slide deck from the 3-24-17 Webinar with Bob Friis.
  • Chapter 3
    Epidemiologic Measurements Used to Describe Disease Occurrence
  • Chapter 1
    History, Philosophy, and Uses of Epidemiology
  • Front Matter
    Table of Contents, The Essential Public Health Series, About the Series Editor, Prologue, Acknowledgements, About the Author, Preface, Introduction

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ISBN-13: 9781284107852

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