- An official publication of the International Epidemiological Association
- Clear, concise definitions accompanied by examples and illustrations
- Entries in clinical, environmental, life course, and social epidemiology
- Emphasis on epidemiologic methods, including new techniques
- Ideal for students and professionals in medicine, public health, and related disciplines looking for a clear introduction to the new definitions of both common and advanced terms
This sixth edition of A Dictionary of Epidemiology -- the most updated since its inception — reflects the profound substantive and methodological changes that have come to characterize epidemiology and its associated disciplines. Sponsored by the International Epidemiological Association, this book remains the essential reference for anyone studying or working in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, medicine, or the growing number health sciences in which epidemiologic competency is now required.
More than just a dictionary, this text is an essential guidebook to the state
of the science. It offers the most current, authoritative definitions of terms
central to biomedical and public health literature — everything from confoundingand
incidence rate to epigenetic inheritance and Number Needed to Treat. As epidemiology
continues to change and grow, A Dictionary of Epidemiology will remain its book
Readership: Students and professionals in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, and medicine.