From the author of the bestselling Introduction to Epidemiology, this new book presents basic concepts and research methods used in environmental epidemiology and the application of environmental epidemiology to influencing human health and well-being. The first eight chapters cover basic concepts and research methods used in environmental epidemiology. The following chapters focus on the application of environmental epidemiology to specific environmental factors associated with health.
Developed for an introductory course in environmental epidemiology, Environmental Epidemiology is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students in public health, as well as field public health workers.
Chapter topics represent fundamental concepts, research methods, and application areas in environmental epidemiology.
Learning objectives are presented at the beginning of each chapter.
The chapters are divided into concise sections with several examples.
Tables and figures summarize and clarify important concepts and information.
Key words are bolded in the text and defined.
Study questions with descriptive answers are provided at the end of each chapter.