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Bayesian Demographic Estimation and Forecasting

John Bryant, Junni L. Zhang
July 03, 2018

Bayesian Demographic Estimation and Forecasting presents three statistical frameworks for modern demographic estimation and forecasting. The frameworks draw on recent advances in statistical methodology to provide new tools for tackling challenges such as disaggregation, measurement error, missing...

Handbook of Statistical Methods for Case-Control Studies

Ørnulf Borgan, Norman Breslow, Nilanjan Chatterjee, Mitchell H. Gail, Alastair Scott, Chris J. Wild
July 02, 2018

Handbook of Statistical Methods for Case-Control Studies is written by leading researchers in the field. It provides an in-depth treatment of up-to-date and currently developing statistical methods for the design and analysis of case-control studies, as well as a review of classical principles and...

Bayesian Disease Mapping: Hierarchical Modeling in Spatial Epidemiology, Third Edition

Andrew B. Lawson
May 24, 2018

Since the publication of the second edition, many new Bayesian tools and methods have been developed for space-time data analysis, the predictive modeling of health outcomes, and other spatial biostatistical areas. Exploring these new developments, Bayesian Disease Mapping: Hierarchical Modeling in...

Nutrition and HIV: Epidemiological Evidence to Public Health

Saurabh Mehta, Julia Finkelstein
May 14, 2018

The world continues to lose more than a million lives each year to the HIV epidemic, and nearly two million individuals were infected with HIV in 2017 alone.  The new Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by countries of the United Nations in September 2015, include a commitment to end the AIDS...

Self-Controlled Case Series Studies: A Modelling Guide with R

Paddy Farrington, Heather Whitaker, Yonas Ghebremichael Weldeselassie
May 02, 2018

Self-Controlled Case Series Studies: A Modelling Guide with R provides the first comprehensive account of the self-controlled case series (SCCS) method, a statistical technique for investigating associations between outcome events and time-varying exposures. The method only requires information...

Modelling Interactions Between Vector-Borne Diseases and Environment Using GIS

Hassan M. Khormi, Lalit Kumar
April 30, 2018

Master GIS Applications on Modelling and Mapping the Risks of Diseases Infections transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks, triatomine bugs, sandflies, and black flies cause significant rates of death and disease, especially in developing countries. Why are certain places more susceptible to vector-borne...

Principles of Biostatistics

Marcello Pagano, Kimberlee Gauvreau
February 16, 2018

This edition is a reprint of the second edition published in 2000 by Brooks/Cole and then Cengage Learning. Principles of Biostatistics is aimed at students in the biological and health sciences who wish to learn modern research methods. It is based on a required course offered at the Harvard...

Microbial Control of Vector-Borne Diseases

Brij Kishore Tyagi, Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran
February 15, 2018

Vector-borne diseases have increasingly emerged as significant causes of human illnesses worldwide, largely due to environmental changes (deforestation), population movements (migration and travelling), international trades, and buildup of drug resistance. These are presenting major challenge to...

Human-Insect Interactions

Sergey Govorushko
December 27, 2017

This book presents a 360-degree picture of the world of insects and explores how their existence affects our lives: the "good, bad, and ugly" aspects of their interactions with humankind. It provides a lucid introductory text for beginning undergraduate students in the life sciences, particularly...

Survival Analysis with Interval-Censored Data: A Practical Approach with Examples in R, SAS, and BUGS

Kris Bogaerts, Arnost Komarek, Emmanuel Lesaffre
November 14, 2017

Survival Analysis with Interval-Censored Data: A Practical Approach with Examples in R, SAS, and BUGS provides the reader with a practical introduction into the analysis of interval-censored survival times. Although many theoretical developments have appeared in the last fifty years, interval...

Ebola: Clinical Patterns, Public Health Concerns

Joseph R. Masci, Elizabeth Bass
August 21, 2017

Ebola: Clinical Patterns, Public Health Concerns is a concise description and discussion of the Ebola virus and disease. The intended audience is medical practitioners, including those working in endemic areas as well as health-facility planners and public health practitioners. The book fills an...

Advances in the Assessment of Dietary Intake.

Dale A. Schoeller, M. Westerterp
August 16, 2017

Diet is a major factor in health and disease. Controlled, long-term studies in humans are impractical, and investigators have utilized long-term epidemiological investigations to study the contributions of diet to the human condition. Such studies, while valuable, have often been limited by...