Public Health

Author: James M. Shultz, PhD, MS
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826177549
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Featuring Engaging Podcasts Highlighting Major Public Health Case Studies in all 15 Chapters! Public Health: An Introduction to the Science and Practice of Population Health is a foundational textbook designed for students who are launching their public health studies and preparing for professions in the field. Our health is generated throughout our lives and by the world around us—by where we live, where we work, and who we interact with on a daily basis. This book, therefore, takes a unique approach to teach public health. It combines an eco-social framework with a life course perspective on population health to help the student understand how our experiences and context shape our health and how this informs the practice of public health. Written by leading public health educators, the textbook begins with the foundations—a history of public health and a discussion of the core values of health equity and disease prevention. An engaging survey of the eco-social framework and life course factors affecting health follows. The book concludes with a section dedicated to population health methods, implementation science, community engagement, advocacy, and health promotion. The book is illustrated throughout by cases that cross disciplines, that engage the student with issues of contemporary concern that are the remit of public health, and that offer systematic analyses that point toward solutions. With a focused approach to public health that guides the student through the causes of health—across levels and across stages in the life course—this groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind textbook integrates the core components of the field in clear and lucid language. Timely and relevant case studies, practical learning objectives, discussion questions in all chapters, numerous tables and illustrations throughout, chapter-based podcasts, and more make Public Health an innovative and lively platform for understanding the science of population health and the practice of public health. Key Features: A modern approach to the field that grounds the study of public health in life course and eco-social frameworks to better organize the science of population health and the practice of public health Explains the central role that prevention and health equity play in improving population health Features case studies that discuss contemporary issues affecting population health, including heart disease, Ebola, environmental exposures, gun violence, the opioid epidemic, health policy, and many more High volume of figures and tables to illustrate key points Includes a robust Instructor ancillary package with PowerPoints, an Instructor’s Manual, test banks, discussion questions, and conversion guide
Public Health
Language: en
Pages: 450
Authors: James M. Shultz, PhD, MS, Lisa Sullivan, PhD, MA, Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-24 - Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Featuring Engaging Podcasts Highlighting Major Public Health Case Studies in all 15 Chapters! Public Health: An Introduction to the Science and Practice of Population Health is a foundational textbook designed for students who are launching their public health studies and preparing for professions in the field. Our health is generated
Population Health Science
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Katherine M. Keyes, Sandro Galea, Robert a Knox Professor and Dean Sandro Galea, MD
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-04 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

POPULATION HEALTH SCIENCE formalizes an emerging discipline at the crossroads of social and medical sciences, demography, and economics--an emerging approach to population studies that represents a seismic shift in how traditional health sciences measure and observe health events. Bringing together theories and methods from diverse fields, this text provides grounding
Population Health Science
Language: en
Pages: 207
Authors: Katherine M. Keyes, Sandro Galea
Categories: Health status indicators
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher:

'Population Health Science' formalizes an emerging discipline at the crossroads of social and medical sciences, demography, and economics-an emerging approach to population studies that represents a seismic shift in how traditional health sciences measure and observe health events.
Systems Science and Population Health
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed, Sandro Galea
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-01 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Population health is complex and multileveled, encompassing dynamic interactions between cells, societies, and everything in between. Our typical approach to studying population health, however, remains oriented around a reductionist approach to conceptualizing, empirically analyzing, and intervening to improve population health. The trouble is that interventions founded on simplifying a complex
Causation in Population Health Informatics and Data Science
Language: en
Pages: 134
Authors: Olaf Dammann, Benjamin Smart
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-29 - Publisher: Springer

Marketing text: This book covers the overlap between informatics, computer science, philosophy of causation, and causal inference in epidemiology and population health research. Key concepts covered include how data are generated and interpreted, and how and why concepts in health informatics and the philosophy of science should be integrated in