Public Health Foundations by Elena Andresen
Concepts and Practices

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Responding to the growing interest in public health, Public Health Foundations is an accessible and comprehensive text that offers a reader-friendly introduction to core concepts and current practices. The authors use an engaging approach to topics such as epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology, biostatistics, infectious disease, environmental health, social and behavioral sciences, health services and policy, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and health disparities. Ready for the classroom, each chapter includes learning objectives, an overview, detailed explanations, case studies, a summary, key terms, and review questions. Sidebars connect students to topics of current interest in the field of public health, including ethics, emerging and reemerging infectious diseases, environmental hazards, climate change, social justice, and issues of insurance and access to health care.

Reflecting and expanding on recommendations of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Public Health Foundations provides a solid framework for understanding the basics of public health and is the ideal text for a wide range of courses in public health.

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About Elena Andresen

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Elena Andresen, PhD, is professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Florida's College of Public Heath and Health Professions. Erin DeFries Bouldin, MPH, is lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions.
Published November 4, 2010 by Jossey-Bass. 544 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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