Ana V. Diez Roux
1. Neighborhoods and Health: A Progress Report
Dustin T. Duncan and Ichiro Kawachi
2. Operationalizing Neighborhood Definitions in Health Research: Spatial Misclassification and Other Issues
Dustin T. Duncan, Seann D. Regan, and Basile Chaix
3. Quantitative Methods for Measuring Neighborhood Characteristics in Neighborhood Health Research
Dustin T. Duncan, William C. Goedel, and Rumi Chunara
4. Statistical Methods in Spatial Epidemiology
5. Agent Based Models
Brenda Heaton, Abdulrahman El-Sayed, and Sandro Galea
6. Experimental and quasi-experimental designs in neighborhood health effects research: Strengthening causal inference and promoting translation
Nicole M. Schmidt, Quynh C. Nguyen, and Theresa L. Osypuk
7. Qualitative Methods and Neighborhood Health Research
Danya E. Keene
8. Designing Healthier Built Environments
Pedro Gullón Tosio and Gina S. Lovasi
9. Food Environment and Health
Jason Block, Michael Seward, Peter James
10. Neighborhoods, Social Stigma, and Health
Danya E. Keene and Mark B. Padilla
11. Neighborhood Foreclosure and Health
12. Residential Segregation and Health
Michael R. Kramer
- The originating work at the intersection of place and health (the field now known as spatial epidemiology), now completely revised and expanded
- A scientifically grounded work in theory and methods of how neighborhood factors (things like neighborhood stigma, home foreclosure, food access, and walkability) impact health, including manifestations such as obesity, hypertension, and disease
- A complete and up-to-date survey of neighborhood-health research being conducted in the fields of epidemiology and geography, with detailed applications to public health and urban planning
- Offers accessible, novel approaches from both population science and social science to address problems of public health and health equity
- Renders spatial epidemiology in terms of today's greatest health challenges (e.g., smoking, obesity, HIV), with implications and possible health policy solutions
- An essential, accessible text for courses and practice in epidemiology, public health, geography, medicine, demography, urban planning, and health policy
THE GROUNDBREAKING, FORMATIVE WORK IN SPATIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY — NOW UPDATED FOR A NEW GENERATION OF RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN PUBLIC HEALTH
In 2003, Neighborhoods and Health codified the idea that a neighborhood's social and physical makeup can influence the health of people who live in it.
More than a decade later, with the relationship between place and health firmly entrenched at the center of how we understand public health (and as its own scientific discipline, spatial epidemiology), this second edition of the landmark text offers another giant leap forward for the field.
Offering both a synthesis of the essential research and a practical overview of the methods used to garner it, the second edition of Neighborhoods and Health is the essential guide to understanding this core component of contemporary population health — both the journey to date and what's next.
Dustin T. Duncan, ScD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health at the New York University School of Medicine, where he directs the NYU Spatial Epidemiology Lab. As a social and spatial epidemiologist, he studies how specific neighborhood characteristics influence population health and health disparities. His work includes applying emerging geospatial technologies such as Global Positioning System (GPS) devices and smart phones to, in part, examine mobility and social networks in neighborhoods. Dr. Duncan completed his doctorate and the Alonzo Smythe Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship, both in social epidemiology, at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD, is the John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Social Epidemiology and Chair of the Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where he has taught since 1992. He has previously co-edited Behavioral Economics and Public Health, Social Epidemiology, Globalization and Health, and the Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice, all published by Oxford University Press. Kawachi lectures about social epidemiology through the Harvard University Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform, edX. His course, "Health and Society" (PHx 201), is a version of the class that he has taught for twenty years at Harvard. In 2013-1014, 35,000 students from all over the world were enrolled in the MOOC course.