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Introduction to Global Health, Third Edition

Author(s): Kathryn H. Jacobsen, MPH, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
  • ISBN-13: 9781284123890
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     450 pages      © 2019
  • Will Publish: 3/29/2018
Price: $87.95 US List
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Upcoming Webinar: On February 28, Introduction to Global Health author Kathryn Jacobsen will present a webinar on The Sustainable Development Goals. Register Here.

Introduction to Global Health is a comprehensive look at today’s most critical global health concerns and the actions that people around the world are taking to solve public health problems and to promote health and wellbeing. 

The third edition of Introduction to Global Health has been significantly expanded to present the full spectrum of topics that are now included as part of the global health agenda, including global health dynamics, the links between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and global health priorities, the socioeconomic and environmental determinants of health, the connections between health and human rights, and the funding and implementation of global public health initiatives.

Global health is a dynamic multidisciplinary field that uses a diversity of interventions to promote sustainable economic growth, support human rights, mitigate threats to security, and help people around the world live longer, healthier lives.  Introduction to Global Health emphasizes strategies for the prevention and control of infectious diseases, reproductive health concerns, nutritional disorders, noncommunicable diseases, mental health disorders, and injuries, featuring strategies for health promotion across the lifespan.

New to the Third Edition:

  • The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are used as a framework for exploring the socioeconomic and environmental determinants of health
  • Information about global health strategies, financing, and implementation is integrated into every chapter
  • New chapters on reproductive health, cancer, cardiovascular disease, other noncommunicable diseases, mental health, and injuries and revised chapters on infectious diseases and nutrition ensure full coverage of the conditions contributing to the global burden of disease
  • A new glossary provides definitions for more than 750 key terms in global health
Chapter  1  Global Health Transitions
Chapter  2  Global Health Priorities
Chapter  3  Socioeconomic Determinants of Health
Chapter  4  Environmental Determinants of Health
Chapter  5  Health and Humans Rights
Chapter  6  Global Health Financing
Chapter  7  Global Health Implementation
Chapter  8  HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis
Chapter  9  Diarrheal, Respiratory, and Other Common Infections
Chapter  10  Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases
Chapter  11  Reproductive Health
Chapter  12  Nutrition
Chapter  13  Cancer
Chapter  14  Cardiovascular Diseases
Chapter  15  Other Noncommunicable Diseases
Chapter  16  Mental Health
Chapter  17  Injuries
Chapter  18  Promoting Neonatal, Infant, Child, and Adolescent Health
Chapter  19  Promoting Healthy Adulthood and Aging
Chapter  20  Global Health Careers

Kathryn H. Jacobsen, MPH, PhD-Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

Dr. Jacobsen is a professor of epidemiology and global health at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She has written more than 140 peer-reviewed articles and is the author of Introduction to Global Health and Introduction to Health Research Methods.