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Rethinking Social Epidemiology

Towards a Science of Change

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  • © 2012


  • Rethinking Social Epidemiology is one of the first texts that links “evidence to action” to ensure that social epidemiologic research can meaningfully affect social and health policy change
  • This book focuses on producing actionable evidence on social inequalities by expanding upon current practice and introducing new social epidemiologic methods
  • Unlike any other social epidemiology texts, this book offers a philosophically informed approach to major scientific debates within the field
  • This book is applicable to a broad audience as it is written for and by social epidemiologists as well as non-academic users of social epidemiologic knowledge

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To date, much of the empirical work in social epidemiology has demonstrated the existence of health inequalities along a number of axes of social differentiation. However, this research, in isolation, will not inform effective solutions to health inequalities. Rethinking Social Epidemiology provides an expanded vision of social epidemiology as a science of change, one that seeks to better address key questions related to both the causes of social inequalities in health (problem-focused research) as well as the implementation of interventions to alleviate conditions of marginalization and poverty (solution-focused research). This book is ideally suited for emerging and practicing social epidemiologists as well as graduate students and health professionals in related disciplines.

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Foundations

  2. Context

  3. Research Tools in Action

Editors and Affiliations

  • St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada

    Patricia O’Campo

  • , McMaster University, Department of Health, Aging and Society, Hamilton, Canada

    James R. Dunn

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