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Public Health 101, Second Edition
Healthy People Healthy Populations (Includes One Health Chapter)

Author(s): Richard Riegelman, MD, MPH, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology-Biostatistics, Medicine, and Health Policy, and Founding Dean, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Washington, Washington D.C.
Brenda Kirkwood, MPH, DrPH, Clinical Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, New York
  • ISBN-13: 9781284123845
  • Kit     pages      © 2015
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From clean drinking water, to seat belts, to immunizations, the impact of public health on every individual is undeniable. For undergraduates, an understanding of the foundations of public health is an essential step toward becoming an educated citizen.

Public Health 101: Healthy People––Healthy Populations, Second Edition provides a big-picture, population perspective on the determinants of health and disease and the tools available to protect and promote health. It examines the full range of options for intervention including use of the healthcare system, the public health system, and society-wide systems such as laws and taxation.

Through case studies, vignettes, and extensive examples, readers will come away with a clear understanding of how public health affects them in their everyday lives. They will learn and apply frameworks for thinking about the issues of public health and gain a deeper understanding about the health news they are exposed to each day.

With approximately 100 additional pages, the Second Edition is a thorough update that offers multiple new cases, boxes, and tables in each section. Two new chapters expand Section V on Public Health Institutions and Systems including a chapter on Food and Drugs as Public Health Issues and Systems Thinking and the Future of Population Health.

The new edition maintains the same successful format and organization as the first edition, including use of introductory vignettes, a question/answer format, boxes for more information and in-depth examples, and case study exercises as the end of each section.

The new edition also continues to fulfill the curriculum framework, learning objectives and “enduring understandings” of undergraduate public health education as recommended by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR).

* To learn more about the AAC&U initiative, The Educated Citizen and Public Health, or to download the curriculum guide, log on to:

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The Essential Public Health Series  
Preface  What is Public Health 101 All About?  
About the Authors  
Section  I  Principles of Population Health
    Chapter  1  Public Health: The Population Health Approach
    Chapter  2  Evidence-Based Public Health
Section  I  Cases and Discussion Questions
Section  II  Tools of Population Health
    Chapter  3  Public Health Data and Communications
    Chapter  4  Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Health
    Chapter  5  Health Law, Policy, and Ethics
Section  II  Cases and Discussion Questions
Section  III  Preventing Disease, Disability, and Death
    Chapter  6  Non-Communicable Diseases
    Chapter  7  Communicable Diseases
    Chapter  8  Environmental Health and Safety
Section  III  Cases and Discussion Questions
Section  IV  Health Professionals, Healthcare Institutions, and Healthcare Systems
    Chapter  9  Health Professionals and the Health Workforce
    Chapter  10  Healthcare Institutions
    Chapter  11  Health Insurance and Healthcare Systems
Section  IV  Cases and Discussion Questions
Section  V  Public Health Institutions and Systems
    Chapter  12  Public Health Institutions and Systems
    Chapter  13  Food and Drugs as Public Health Issues
    Chapter  14  From Single Solutions to Systems Thinking – The Future of Population Health
Section  V  Cases and Discussion Questions
  One Health: From Aids to Zika

Richard Riegelman, MD, MPH, PhD-Professor of Epidemiology-Biostatistics, Medicine, and Health Policy, and Founding Dean, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Washington, Washington D.C.

Richard K. Riegelman, MD, MPH, PhD is Professor of Epidemiology-Biostatistics, Medicine, and Health Policy, and Founding Dean of the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health in Washington, DC. His education includes an M.D. from the University of Wisconsin plus a M.P.H. and Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins. Dr. Riegelman practiced primary care internal medicine for over 20 years.

Dr. Riegelman has over 70 publications including 6 books for students and practitioners of medicine and public health. He is currently editor of the Jones and Bartlett book series Essential Public Health. The series provides books and ancillary materials for the full spectrum of curricula for undergraduate public health as well as the core and cross-cutting competencies covered by the Certification in Public Health examination of the National Board of Public Health Examiners. He has taken a lead role in developing the Educated Citizen and Public Health initiative which has brought together arts and sciences and public health education associations to implement the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies recommendation that “…all undergraduates should have access to education in public health.”. Dr. Riegelman also led the development of George Washington’s undergraduate major and minor and currently teaches “Public Health 101” and “Epidemiology 101” to undergraduates.

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Brenda Kirkwood, MPH, DrPH-Clinical Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, New York

Brenda Kirkwood MPH, DrPH, has experience in higher education spanning public and private institutions on the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels including development and teaching of undergraduate and graduate public health courses, development and management of public health academic programs, student mentorship, and contributions to national educational initiatives.  She has held faculty and administrative positions at the University at Albany State University of New York School of Public Health, The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, American University College of Arts and Sciences, and George Mason University College of Health and Human Services. She currently works in academic administration at the University at Albany State University of New York School of Public Health.

            Prior to her career in higher education, Dr. Kirkwood held positions with the New York State Cancer Registry and the Bureaus of Sexually Transmitted Disease Control and Injury Prevention within the New York State Department of Health.  She received a Bachelor of Science from Ithaca College, Master of Public Health from the University at Albany State University of New York, and Doctor of Public Health degree from The George Washington University.

            Dr. Kirkwood has been actively involved in national efforts to expand public health education and strengthen the public health workforce.  As a researcher and educator, she has collaborated with a number of academic and public health workforce organizations.  Her recent research explored the adoption of public health curricula in community colleges, contributing to Healthy People 2020, a collaborative initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Her publications and presentations at numerous national professional conferences have focused on undergraduate public health education, contributing to The Educated Citizen and Public Health movement.

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