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This second edition of Epidemiologic Methods offers a rigorous introduction to the concepts and tools of epidemiologic research. Aimed chiefly at future epidemiologists, the book offers clear descriptions, practical examples, and question/answer sections for each of the science's key concepts. Authored by two award-winning epidemiology instructors, this book is ideally suited for use as a text in a graduate-level course sequence in epidemiologic methods.
The book's chapters are organized around three main themes: general concepts and tools of epidemiology; major study designs; and special topics, including screening, outbreak investigations, and use of epidemiology to evaluate policies and programs.
With additional exercises at the end of each chapter and expanded attention to topics such as confounding, this new edition of Epidemiologic Methods is an indispensable resource for the next generation of epidemiologic study.
Noel S. Weiss, MD, DrPH, has been a faculty member at the University of Washington and at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center since 1973. His research has been in the areas of cancer epidemiology and clinical epidemiology. He has authored or co-authored more than 600 publications, including three books. At the University of Washington he has received awards for teaching and mentoring, and in 2011 was selected by the Congress of Epidemiology as the first winner of the Alfred Evans Award for teaching and mentoring.
Thomas D. Koepsell, MD, MPH, is Professor Emeritus and past Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington. He has conducted research on a wide variety of noninfectious diseases, and has over 375 publications. He is also Professor Emeritus in the Department of Health Services and has applied epidemiologic methods in the evaluation of health promotion and disease prevention programs. Dr. Koepsell has received three prizes for outstanding teaching and served as President of the Society for Epidemiologic Research.