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Essentials of Biostatistics in Public Health, Second Edition

Author(s): Lisa M. Sullivan, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health
  • ISBN-13: 9781449623944
  • Product With Access Code    314 pages      © 2012
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Essentials of Biostatistics in Public Health, Second Edition, comes packaged with an access code card that gives your students access to an online workbook for statistical computing using Microsoft Excel. The online workbook is available in both Mac and PC versions.

Essentials of Biostatistics in Public Health, Second Edition provides a fundamental and engaging background for students learning to apply and appropriately interpret biostatistics applications in the field of public health.

Many examples are drawn directly from the author’s remarkable clinical experiences with the renowned Framingham Heart Study, making this text practical, interesting, and accessible for those with little mathematical background. The examples are real, relevant, and manageable in size so that students can easily focus on applications rather than become overwhelmed by computations.
The text is accompanied by an online workbook: Statistical Computing Using Microsoft Excel (for Mac or PC).

New Features of the Second Edition:

Learning objectives and more practice problems for every chapter

  • A new chapter on survival analysis
  • A new chapter on nonparametric statistics
  • Coverage of sensitivity, specificity, and performance of screening tests connecting probability to real and important applications
  • An expansion of the chapter on multivariable methods with more emphasis on interpretation of multivariable regression
  • A bank of questions for the audience response system (“clickers”) for instructors

 Looking for more real-life evidence? Check out Case 4 in Essential Case Studies in Public Health, Putting Public Health into Practice.

Chapter  1  Introduction
Chapter  2  Study Designs
Chapter  3  Quantifying the Extent of Disease
Chapter  4  Summarizing Data Collected in the Sample
Chapter  5  The Role of Probability
Chapter  6  Confidence Interval Estimates
Chapter  7  Hypothesis Testing Procedures
Chapter  8  Power and Sample Size Determination
Chapter  9  Multivariable Methods
Chapter  10  Nonparametric Tests
Chapter  11  Survival Analysis

Lisa M. Sullivan, PhD-Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health


Lisa Sullivan has a PhD in Statistics and is Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the Boston University School of Public Health. She is also Associate Dean for Education.  She teaches Elementary Biostatistics for MPH students and lectures in biostatistical methods for clinical researchers.  Lisa is the Principal Investigator of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood’s Summer Institute in Biostatistics which is designed to promote interest in the field of biostatistics and expose students to the many exciting career opportunities available them.  Lisa is the recipient of numerous teaching awards including the Norman A. Scotch award and the prestigious Metcalf Award, both for excellence in teaching at Boston University.  In 2008 she won the Associations for Schools of Public Health/Pfizer Excellence in Teaching Award.  Lisa is also a biostatistician on the Framingham Heart Study working primarily in developing and disseminating cardiovascular risk functions.  She is active in several large scale epidemiological studies for adverse pregnancy outcomes and in multidisciplinary research projects in prenatal diagnosis, obstetrics, autism, cardiovascular disease and emergency medicine.  Her work has resulted in over 160 peer-reviewed publications.

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781449623944

Additional Resources for Instructors
Answers to In-Text Questions
Instructor Manual
Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank
Transition Guide