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Epidemiology of Chronic Disease: Global Perspectives, Second Edition

Author(s): Randall E. Harris, MD, PhD, Director, Center of Molecular Epidemiology and Environmental Health, College of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, College of Medicine, Departments of Emergency Medicine & Pathology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284151015
  • Paperback    800 pages      © 2020
  • Will Publish: 4/15/2019
Price: $99.95 US List
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Epidemiology of Chronic Disease: Global Perspectives is the most current and authoritative resource on the epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, risk factors and preventive factors of over 50 major chronic diseases and conditions. This comprehensive text provides readers with an excellent basis for examining current hypotheses regarding chronic disease epidemiology.

Organized into eight sections, the text begins with an introductory chapter examines the new public health environment in which chronic diseases have replaced acute infectious conditions concurrent with improved health care and increasing longevity in many populations of the world.

Subsequent sections cover cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, major forms of cancer, diseases of the respiratory tract, metabolic and digestive diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and finally, three infectious diseases that often manifest as chronic conditions.       

Special sections in each chapter focus on controversial topics that can serve as a launching point for classroom discussion of molecular mechanisms of disease pathogenesis and the relevant epidemiologic issues pertaining to the prevention and control of chronic diseases.

New to this Edition:

  • New chapters on congestive heart failure, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/PTSD, and a final chapter on the epidemiology of emerging infectious conditions with resistance to antibiotics
  • Updated epidemiologic findings and references throughout
  • Updated accompanying instructor’s manual with recommended questions and answers drawn from each of the chapters.

Randall E. Harris, MD, PhD-Director, Center of Molecular Epidemiology and Environmental Health, College of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, College of Medicine, Departments of Emergency Medicine & Pathology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio

Education

M.D., University of Nebraska 1983
Ph.D., Genetics, North Carolina State University 1974
M.S., Genetics, University of Nebraska 1971
Board Certifications: Clinical Pathology, Public Health
 
Research
Epidemiological studies of selective and non-selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors and cancer.
 
Books
COX-2 Blockade in Cancer Prevention and Therapy (2002). Humana Press: New York, NY.
Inflammation in the Pathogenesis of Chronic Diseases: The COX-2 Controversy (2007). Springer: New York, NY. 
 
Dr. Harris has written 135 peer reviewed scientific articles, numerous book chapters, and edited two major textbooks on the role of inflammation in the etiopathogenesis of cancer and other chronic diseases. His research shows that inhibition of the inducible cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) gene has powerful anti-neoplastic effects against major forms of cancer. In recognition of this work, he was elected a  Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science by his peers.

 

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