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Behavioral Epidemiology
Principles and Applications

Author(s): Ray M. Merrill, PhD, MPH, Brigham Young University, Utah
Cara L Frankenfeld, PhD, Assistant Professor, George Mason University, Department of Global and Community Health, Fairfax, Virginia
Michael D. Mink, PhD, MPA, Associate Professor of Public Health, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut
Nancy Freeborne, DrPH, MPH, PA-C, Assistant Professor, George Mason University, Department of Global and Community Health, Fairfax, Virginia
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  • ISBN-13: 9781449648275
  • Paperback    300 pages      © 2016
Price: $110.95 US List
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Behavioral Epidemiology: Principles and Applications is the first of its kind to bring together the disciplines of the social/behavioral sciences and epidemiology. The text reviews how we study health in relation to behaviors, the complexities of such studies, ways to minimize these complexities, and how to use this knowledge to prevent and control disease in human populations.

By combining these disciplines, this book provides a foundation for students and researchers in the methods used to study behavior, drawing upon mutually successful methods, and discussing what to do when these disciplines overlap or interact. This text is ideal for master’s level or early doctoral graduate students in the behavioral sciences, epidemiology, or public health, as well as researchers from other fields interested in an introduction to population-based research of behavior and health.

Preface  
Acknowledgments  
  Chapter  1  Introduction
  Chapter  2  Behavioral Sciences Research
  Chapter  3  Health Behavior and Theory
  Chapter  4  Determinants of Behavior
  Chapter  5  Behavioral Epidemiologic Research
  Chapter  6  Frequency Measures in Epidemiology
  Chapter  7  Sources and Uses of Available Population-Based Behavior Data
  Chapter  8  Data Collection, Misclassification and Missing Data
  Chapter  9  Statistical Application to Behavior Data
  Chapter  10  Epidemiological Input for Selecting Behavioral Intervention Targets
Application Section  
  Case  Study I  Cigarette Smoking and Lung Cancer
  Case  Study II  Oral Contraceptive Use and Ovarian Cancer
  Case  Study III  Identifying Biomarkers that Predict Diabetes and Hypertension
  Case  Study IV  Physical and Mental Health Predictors of Exercise/Physical Activity

Ray M. Merrill, PhD, MPH-Brigham Young University, Utah

Ray M. Merrill, Ph.D., M.P.H. has been actively involved in epidemiology since his professional career began in 1995. As a Cancer Prevention Fellow at the National Cancer Institute, he worked with leading researchers in the area of cancer epidemiology. In 1998 he joined the faculty in the Department of Health Science at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, where he continued his research in epidemiology. Since 1999 he has also held an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah. In 2001, he spent a sabbatical working in the Unit of Epidemiology for Cancer Prevention at the International Agency for Research on Cancer Administration, Lyon, France. He has won various awards for his research in cancer epidemiology.

Dr. Merrill currently teaches introductory and advanced level classes in epidemiology and biostatistics. He has over 100 professional publications in epidemiology and public health journals. He is currently a full professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Brigham Young University.

Additional Titles by this Author

Cara L Frankenfeld, PhD-Assistant Professor, George Mason University, Department of Global and Community Health, Fairfax, Virginia

Michael D. Mink, PhD, MPA-Associate Professor of Public Health, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut

Nancy Freeborne, DrPH, MPH, PA-C-Assistant Professor, George Mason University, Department of Global and Community Health, Fairfax, Virginia

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    “…excellent coverage of the primary premise in clinical/(health) psychology that health conditions are largely behavior-associated, or a result of poor lifestyle choices. Good health  is the result of careful planning and implementation of beneficial behaviors/practices.”

    ~Dr. Lisa Schneiter, Jefferson Community College

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