Epidemiology MattersA New Introduction to Methodological Foundations

Epidemiology MattersA New Introduction to Methodological Foundations

Katherine M. Keyes and Sandro Galea

Print publication date: May 2014

ISBN: 9780199331246

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Epidemiology Matters offers a new approach to understanding and identifying the causes of disease — and with it, how to prevent disease and improve human health. Utilizing visual explanations and examples, this title provides an accessible, step-by-step introduction to the fundamentals of epidemiologic study, from design to analysis. Across fourteen chapters, Epidemiology Matters teaches the individual competencies that underlie the conduct of an epidemiologic study: identifying populations; measuring exposures and health indicators; taking a sample; estimating associations between exposures and health indicators; assessing evidence for causes working together; and assessing internal and external validity of results.