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Introduction to Global Health, Second Edition

Author(s): Kathryn H. Jacobsen, MPH, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
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  • ISBN-13: 9781449688349
  • ISBN-10:1449688349
  • Product With Access Code    404 pages      © 2014
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Instructor Resources: Instructors Manual, PowerPoint, Test Bank
Student Resources: Companion Website

Introduction to Global Health, Second Edition, is a comprehensive look at today’s most critical global health issues. Unlike other texts of its kind, this book emphasizes possible solutions to global health concerns rather than just focusing on the problems.

The author examines the socioeconomic, biological, and environmental causes and consequences of disease. Topics covered include infectious diseases, nutrition, maternal health, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), mental health, and injuries. The chapters also explore global health metrics, ethics and human rights, policies, and practices

The Second Edition is a thorough revision that offers expanded coverage of health across the lifespan, from childhood to young adulthood to aging (with additional coverage of NCDs, injuries, and mental health issues), as well as new coverage of health issues during humanitarian crises and health issues related to human rights.

Key Features:

  • Emphasizes possible solutions to global health concerns rather than just focusing on the problems.
  • Discussion questions in each chapter help students to reflect on and apply the material from the chapter.
  • Student companion website offers additional activities to engage the students in learning.
Preface  
New To This Edition  
About the Author  
  Chapter  1  Global Health and Health Transitions
  Chapter  2  Measuring the Global Burden of Disease
  Chapter  3  Research and Global Health
  Chapter  4  Socioeconomic Determinants of Health
  Chapter  5  Child Health
  Chapter  6  Health of Young Adults
  Chapter  7  Non-Communicable Diseases and Aging
  Chapter  8  The Environmental Context of Health
  Chapter  9  Control of Infectious Diseases
  Chapter  10  Global Infectious Disease Initiatives
  Chapter  11  Global Nutrition
  Chapter  12  Global Health Payers and Players
  Chapter  13  Globalization and Global Health
  Chapter  14  Health, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Aid
  Chapter  15  Global Health Progress and Priorities

Kathryn H. Jacobsen, MPH, PhD-Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

Dr. Jacobsen is a professor of epidemiology and global health at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She has written more than 140 peer-reviewed articles and is the author of Introduction to Global Health and Introduction to Health Research Methods.

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