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Handbook of Epidemiology

  • Wolfgang Ahrens
  • Iris Pigeot
  • Each chapter is written by one or more leading scientists in the field

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the field

  • Bridges the gap between standard textbook and dispersed journal article publications

  • There is no competing book at this level


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Tobacco smoke and involuntary smoking

    1. Wolfgang Ahrens, Klaus Krickeberg, Iris Pigeot
      Pages 1-40
  3. Concepts and Methodological Approaches in Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Kenneth J. Rothman, Sander Greenland
      Pages 43-88
    3. Jacques Benichou, Mari Palta
      Pages 89-156
    4. D. Maxwell Parkin, Freddie I. Bray
      Pages 157-230
    5. Måns Rosén, Timo Hakulinen
      Pages 231-251
    6. Anthony B. Miller, David C. Goff Jr., Karin Bammann, Pascal Wild
      Pages 253-285
    7. Norman E. Breslow
      Pages 287-319
    8. Philip H. Kass, Ellen B. Gold
      Pages 321-344
    9. Silvia Franceschi, Martyn Plummer
      Pages 345-370
    10. Neil Pearce, Sander Greenland
      Pages 371-397
    11. Sylvaine Cordier, Patricia A. Stewart
      Pages 437-462
    12. Preetha Rajaraman, Jonathan M. Samet
      Pages 503-556
  4. Statistical Methods in Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 557-557
    2. Janet D. Elashoff, Stanley Lemeshow
      Pages 559-594
    3. Sander Greenland
      Pages 625-691

About this book


When I was learning epidemiology nearly 50 years ago, there was barely one suitable textbook and a handful of specialized monographs to guide me. Information and ideas in journals were pretty sparse too. That all began to change about 25 years ago and soon we had a plethora of books to consider when deciding on something to recommend to students at every level from beginners to advanced postgraduates. This one is different from all the others. There has never been a single source of detailed descriptive accounts and informed discussions of all the essential aspects of practical epidemiology, written by experts and intended as a desk reference for mature epidemiologists who are in practice, probably already specializing in a particular ?eld, but in need of current information and ideas about every aspect of the state of the art and science. Without a work like this, it is dif?cult to stay abreast of the times. A comprehensive current overview like this where each chapter is written by acknowledged experts chosen from a rich international pool of talent and expertise makes the task considerably easier.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Ahrens
    • 1
    • 2
  • Iris Pigeot
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Epidemiological Methods and Ethiologic ResearchBremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine (BIPS)BremenGermany
  2. 2.Division of Biometrie and Data ManagementBremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine (BIPS)BremenGermany

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From the reviews:

"The book represents a comprehensive reference source on practical epidemiology. … the handbook covers a very wide spectrum of problems and is a very good reference material." (Tanya Kostova-Vassilevska, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1094 (20), 2006)