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Health of South Asians in the United States: An Evidence-Based Guide for Policy and Program Development

Memoona Hasnain, Punam Parikh, Nitasha Chaudhary Nagaraj
March 16, 2017

Leading scholars and practitioners come together in this contributed volume to present the most current evidence on cutting edge health issues for South Asian Americans, the fastest growing Asian American population. The book spans a variety of health topics while examining disparities and special...

Methods in Comparative Effectiveness Research

Constantine Gatsonis, Sally C. Morton
February 07, 2017

Comparative effectiveness research (CER) is the generation and synthesis of evidence that compares the benefits and harms of alternative methods to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor a clinical condition or to improve the delivery of care (IOM 2009). CER is conducted to develop evidence that...

Leishmaniasis: Biology, Control and New Approaches for Its Treatment

Saurabh Bhatia, Divakar Goli
October 13, 2016

This new volume provides exhaustive knowledge on a wide range of natural products and holistic concepts that have provided promising in the treatment of leishmaniasis. Including the major natural therapies as well as traditional formulations, over 300 medicinal plants and 150 isolated compounds...

Genetic Association Studies: Background, Conduct, Analysis, Interpretation

Mehmet Tevfik Dorak
September 26, 2016

Genetic Association Studies is designed for students of public health, epidemiology, and the health sciences, covering the main principles of molecular genetics, population genetics, medical genetics, epidemiology and statistics. It presents a balanced view of genetic associations with...

Handbook of Spatial Epidemiology

Andrew B. Lawson, Sudipto Banerjee, Robert P. Haining, Maria Dolores Ugarte
April 04, 2016

Handbook of Spatial Epidemiology explains how to model epidemiological problems and improve inference about disease etiology from a geographical perspective. Top epidemiologists, geographers, and statisticians share interdisciplinary viewpoints on analyzing spatial data and space–time variations in...

Introduction to Mathematical Oncology

Yang Kuang, John D. Nagy, Steffen E. Eikenberry
February 18, 2016

Introduction to Mathematical Oncology presents biologically well-motivated and mathematically tractable models that facilitate both a deep understanding of cancer biology and better cancer treatment designs. It covers the medical and biological background of the diseases, modeling issues, and...

Synergic Influence of Gaseous, Particulate, and Biological Pollutants on Human Health

Jozef S. Pastuszka
November 23, 2015

Synergic Influence of Gaseous, Particulate, and Biological Pollutants on Human Health is a unique merger of two divergent parts. The first part is a presentation of the existing knowledge on the characteristics of basic air pollutants and their documented impact on human health. The focus is on the...

Nutrition in Public Health: Principles, Policies, and Practice, Second Edition

Arlene Spark, Lauren M. Dinour, Janel Obenchain
October 05, 2015

This second edition of a bestseller, Nutrition in Public Health: Principles, Policies, and Practice focuses on the role of the federal government in determining nutrition policy and influencing practice. Beginning with an overview of public health principles, the book examines the application of...

Dynamical Biostatistical Models

Daniel Commenges, Helene Jacqmin-Gadda
October 02, 2015

Dynamical Biostatistical Models presents statistical models and methods for the analysis of longitudinal data. The book focuses on models for analyzing repeated measures of quantitative and qualitative variables and events history, including survival and multistate models. Most of the advanced...

Genetics of Complex Disease

Peter Donaldson, Ann Daly, Luca Ermini, Debra Bevitt
August 25, 2015

Genetics of Complex Disease examines how the identification of genetic variations that increase or reduce the risk of common, genetically complex, diseases can be used to improve our understanding of the pathology of many common diseases; enable better patient management and care; and help with...

Data Analysis with Competing Risks and Intermediate States

Ronald B. Geskus
July 14, 2015

Data Analysis with Competing Risks and Intermediate States explains when and how to use models and techniques for the analysis of competing risks and intermediate states. It covers the most recent insights on estimation techniques and discusses in detail how to interpret the obtained results....

Spatio-Temporal Methods in Environmental Epidemiology

Gavin Shaddick, James V. Zidek
June 24, 2015

Teaches Students How to Perform Spatio-Temporal Analyses within Epidemiological Studies Spatio-Temporal Methods in Environmental Epidemiology is the first book of its kind to specifically address the interface between environmental epidemiology and spatio-temporal modeling. In response to the...