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Epidemiology of Chronic Disease
Global Perspectives

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: 9781449653286
  • ISBN-10:1449653286
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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 forty common chronic diseases. 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.
Preface  
  Part  1  CHRONIC DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY
    Chapter  1  Global Burden of Chronic Disease
  Part  2  CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
    Chapter  2  Global Burden of Cardiovascular Disease
    Chapter  3  Epidemiology of Coronary Heart Disease
    Chapter  4  Epidemiology of Myocardial Infarction
    Chapter  5  Epidemiology of Stroke
    Chapter  6  Epidemiology of Hypertension
  Part  3  CANCER
    Chapter  7  Pathogenesis of Cancer
    Chapter  8  Theories of Carcinogenesis
    Chapter  9  Global Epidemiology of Cancer
    Chapter  10  Environmental Risk Factors of Cancer
    Chapter  11  Global Cancer Prevention and Control
    Chapter  12  Epidemiology of Lung Cancer
    Chapter  13  Epidemiology of Head and Neck Cancer
    Chapter  14  Epidemiology of Esophageal Cancer
    Chapter  15  Epidemiology of Stomach Cancer
    Chapter  16  Epidemiology of Colon Cancer
    Chapter  17  Epidemiology of Pancreatic Cancer
    Chapter  18  Epidemiology of Liver Cancer
    Chapter  19  Epidemiology of Breast Cancer
    Chapter  20  Epidemiology of Ovarian Cancer
    Chapter  21  Epidemiology of Cervical Cancer
    Chapter  22  Epidemiology of Prostate Cancer
    Chapter  23  Epidemiology of Urinary Bladder Cancer
    Chapter  24  Epidemiology of Kidney Cancer
    Chapter  25  Epidemiology of Sarcoma
    Chapter  26  Epidemiology of Malignant Melanoma
    Chapter  27  Epidemiology of Lymphoma
    Chapter  28  Epidemiology of Leukemia
    Chapter  29  Epidemiology of Brain Tumors
  Part  4  RESPIRATORY DISEASE
    Chapter  30  Epidemiology of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    Chapter  31  Epidemiology of Asthma
  Part  5  METABOLIC DISEASE
    Chapter  32  Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus
    Chapter  33  Epidemiology of Obesity
    Chapter  34  Epidemiology of Thyroid Disease
    Chapter  35  Epidemiology of Kidney Disease
    Chapter  36  Epidemiology of Liver Disease
  Part  6  MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASE
    Chapter  37  Epidemiology of Osteoporosis
    Chapter  38  Epidemiology of Arthritis
  Part  7  NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE
    Chapter  39  Epidemiology of Alzheimer’s Disease
    Chapter  40  Epidemiology of Parkinson’s Disease
    Chapter  41  Epidemiology of Schizophrenia
    Chapter  42  Epidemiology of Epilepsy
    Chapter  43  Epidemiology of Multiple Sclerosis
    Chapter  44  Epidemiology of Suicide
  Part  8  CHRONIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE
    Chapter  45  Epidemiology of Tuberculosis
    Chapter  46  Epidemiology of Malaria
    Chapter  47  Epidemiology of HIV Disease

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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  • "This book is excellent, exceptionally scientific, innovatively written, and encyclopedic in nature. It is a must for practitioners and academicians in the field of epidemiology, medicine, and other allied health sciences."

    -Doody's Book Review, 5 stars

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