Public Health Intelligence

Issues of Measure and Method

  • Krishna Regmi
  • Ivan Gee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Krishna Regmi, Neil Bendel, Ivan Gee
    Pages 1-18
  3. Isabelle Bray, Krishna Regmi
    Pages 19-40
  4. Jacqui Dorman, Ivan Gee
    Pages 41-66
  5. Adam Briggs, Peter Scarborough, Adrian Smith
    Pages 67-90
  6. Ruth Gilbert, Susan J. Cliffe
    Pages 91-110
  7. Kristen Kurland
    Pages 111-127
  8. Ivan Gee, Krishna Regmi
    Pages 129-145
  9. Colin Thunhurst
    Pages 147-168
  10. Patrick Tobi
    Pages 169-186
  11. Ivan Gee, Krishna Regmi
    Pages 187-201
  12. Julian Flowers, Katie Johnson
    Pages 203-223
  13. Alison Hill, Julian Flowers
    Pages 225-240
  14. Isabelle Bray, Krishna Regmi
    Pages E1-E3
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 241-243

About this book


The first textbook on public health intelligence presents in depth the key concepts, methods, and objectives of this increasingly important competency. It systematically reviews types of evidence and data that comprise intelligence, effective techniques for assessment, analysis, and interpretation, and the role of this knowledge in quality health service delivery. The book’s learner-centered approach gives readers interactive context for mastering the processes of gathering and working with intelligence as well as its uses in informing public health decision-making. And its pragmatic framework will help establish standards for training, practice, and policy, leading to continued improvements in population health.

This path-breaking resource:

  • Offers a comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to public health intelligence, a core area of public health competency.
  • Is suitable for both graduates’ and healthcare professionals’ training and development for national and international contexts.
  • Helps readers apply theory to real-life scenarios, from multi-professional perspectives.
  • Features activities, case studies, and discussion tasks for easy reader engagement.
  • Anticipates and examines emerging developments in the field.

Public Health Intelligence - Issues of Measure and Method is bedrock reading for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students in public health, global health, health policy, health service management, nursing, medicine, statistics, epidemiology, quantitative methods, health intelligence, health inequality, and other allied healthcare fields. It is also a salient text for public health practitioners and health policymakers.

"This book is a 'must-read' for students contemplating a career in Public Health or for anyone who is already in practice. The breadth of chapters from respected authors provide a detailed overview and critique of issues related to public health intelligence. A key strength of the book is that it is written with both students and practitioners in mind."

Gurch Randhawa, PhD, FFPH, Professor of Diversity in Public Health & Director, Institute for Health Research, University of Bedfordshire, UK


PHI evidence-based public health health policy public health decision-making public health intelligence public health surveillance

Editors and affiliations

  • Krishna Regmi
    • 1
  • Ivan Gee
    • 2
  1. 1.University of BedfordshireLutonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Liverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28324-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28326-5
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