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Modern Epidemiology
Third edition
edited by Kenneth J. Rothman

Modern Epidemiology Third edition is a comprehensive and cohesive text on the principles and methods of epidemiologic research.

The book covers a broad range of concepts and methods, such as:

  • basic measures of disease frequency and associations
  • study design
  • field methods
  • threats to validity
  • assessing precision

It also covers advanced topics in data analysis such as Bayesian analysis, bias analysis, and hierarchical regression.

Chapters examine specific areas of research such as disease surveillance, ecologic studies, social epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, genetic and molecular epidemiology, nutritional epidemiology, environmental epidemiology, reproductive epidemiology, and clinical epidemiology.

Contents

  1. Introduction

Secion I: Basic Concepts

  1. Causation and Casual Inference
  2. Measures of Disease Frequency
  3. Measures of Effect and Measures of Association
  4. Concepts of Interaction

Section II: Study Design and Conduct

  1. Types of Epidemiologic Study
  2. Cohort Studies
  3. Case-Control Studies
  4. Validity in Epidemiologic Studies
  5. Precision and Statistics in Epidemiologic Studies
  6. Design Strategies to Improve Study Accuracy
  7. Causal Diagrams

Section III: Data Analysis

  1. Fundamentals of Epidemiologic Data Analysis
  2. Introduction to Categorical Statistics
  3. Introduction to Stratified Analysis
  4. Applications of Stratified Analysis Methods
  5. Analysis of Polytomous Exposures and Outcomes
  6. Interaction to Bayesian Statistics
  7. Bias Analysis
  8. Introduction to Regression Models
  9. Introduction to Regression Modeling

Section IV: Special Topics

  1. Surveillance
  2. Using Secondary Data
  3. Field Methods in Epidemiology
  4. Ecologic Studies
  5. Social Epidemiology
  6. Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  7. Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology
  8. Nutritional Epidemiology
  9. Environmental Epidemiology
  10. Methodologic Issues in Reproductive Epidemiology
  11. Clinical Epidemiology
  12. Meta-analysis

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Third edition
edited by Kenneth J. Rothman

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