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Applied Epidemiology: Theory to practice

Ross C. Brownson and Diana B. Petitti


This book focuses on areas of public health practice in which the systematic application of epidemiologic methods can have a large and positive impact. It describes how best to apply traditional epidemiologic methods for determining disease etiology to “real-life” problems in public health and health services research. This book bridges the gap between theoretical epidemiology and public health practice, and covers a number of topics not addressed elsewhere. This edition contains a new chapter on the development and use of systematic reviews and one on epidemiology and the law. Each chapter in ... More

Keywords: epidemiologic methods, disease etiology, theoretical epidemiology, public health practice, systematic reviews, law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195187410
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187410.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ross C. Brownson, editor
St. Louis School of Public Health

Diana B. Petitti, editor
Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, California