Social Epidemiology

Social Epidemiology

Lisa F. Berkman, Ichiro Kawachi, and M. Maria Glymour

Print publication date: Jul 2014

ISBN: 9780195377903

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Social epidemiology is the study of how the social world influences — and in many cases defines — the fundamental determinants of health. The generation of research that followed the publication of the first edition of this title has fundamentally changed the way we understand epidemiology and public health. This new edition of Social Epidemiology elevates the field again, first by codifying the last decade of research, then by extending it to examine how public policies impact health. The new edition includes 11 fully updated chapters, including entries on the links between health and discrimination, income inequality, social networks, and emotion, four all-new chapters on the role of policies in shaping health, including how to translate evidence into action with multi-level interventions, and updated references, detailing the best research over the last two decades.