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Epidemiology, Third Edition
Beyond the Basics

Author(s): Moyses Szklo, MD, DrPH, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
F. Javier Nieto, MD, PhD, MPH, MHS, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University, Oregon
  • ISBN-13: 9781449604691
  • Paperback    516 pages      © 2014
Price: $138.95 US List
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Written for those who are familiar with the basic strategies of analytic epidemiology, Epidemiology: Beyond the Basics takes readers through a more rigorous discussion of key epidemiologic concepts and methods such as study design, measures of association, research assessment, and more. With real-life examples throughout, the book avoids complex statistical formulations and is an invaluable resource for intermediate students and practicing epidemiologists who wish to expand their knowledge of epidemiology and its role in the medical and public health sciences.
The Third Edition offers a completely revamped page design that will make it easier for your students to navigate through the many charts, graphs, and mathematical formulas. It also offers expanded chapter exercises, new and updated references throughout, as well as coverage of some new topics including:

  • Over-diagnosis Bias (Ch. 4); 
  • “Joint Presence of Two Factors that Interact as a Confounding Variable” (Ch. 6);
  • “Alternative Approaches for the Control of Confounding” (Ch. 7);
  • “Final Considerations” (Ch.8);
  • Decision trees (Ch. 10)

This edition also offers an updated package of instructor materials including instructor’s manual, PowerPoint lecture slides, and a test bank.


  Part  1  Introduction
    Chapter  1  Basic Study Designs in Analytical Epidemiology
  Part  2  Measures of Disease Occurrence and Association
    Chapter  2  Measuring Disease Occurrence
    Chapter  3  Measuring Associations Between Exposures and Outcomes
  Part  3  Threats to Validity and Issues of Interpretation
    Chapter  4  Understanding Lack of Validity: Bias
    Chapter  5  Identifying Noncausal Associations: Confounding
    Chapter  6  Defining and Assessing Heterogeneity of Effects: Interaction
  Part  4  Dealing with Threats to Validity
    Chapter  7  Stratification and Adjustment: Multivariate Analysis in Epidemiology
    Chapter  8  Quality Assurance and Control
  Part  5  Issues of Reporting and Application of Epidemiologic Results
    Chapter  9  Communicating Results of Epidemiologic Studies
    Chapter  10  Epidemiologic Issues in the Interface with Public Health Policy
  Appendix  A  Standard Errors, Confidence Intervals, and Hypothesis Testing For Selected Measures of Risk and Measures of Association
  Appendix  B  Test for Trend (Dose Responses)
  Appendix  C  Test of Homogeneity of Stratified Estimates (Test for Interaction)
  Appendix  D  Quality Assurance and Quality Control Procedures Manual for Blood Pressure Measurement and Blood/Urine Collection in the ARIC Study
  Appendix  E  Calculation of the Intraclass Correlation Coefficient
  Appendix  F  Exercises-Answers
About the Authors  

Moyses Szklo, MD, DrPH-Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland

Moyses Szklo, MD, DrPH, is a Professor of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is Director of its Chronic Disease Epidemiology Program. His current research focuses on risk factors for subclinical and clinical atherosclerosis. He is also Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Epidemiology.

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F. Javier Nieto, MD, PhD, MPH, MHS-College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University, Oregon

F. Javier Nieto, MD, PhD, is Helfaer Professor of Public Health, and Professor and Chair at the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His current research focuses on emerging risk factors for ischemic heart disease, particularly chronic infections and sleep disorders.

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781449604691

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