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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...

Modeling to Inform Infectious Disease Control

Niels G. Becker
April 28, 2015

Effectively Assess Intervention Options for Controlling Infectious Diseases Our experiences with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and Ebola virus disease (EVD) remind us of the continuing need to be vigilant against the emergence of new infectious...

Health Technology Assessment: Using Biostatistics to Break the Barriers of Adopting New Medicines

Robert B. Hopkins, MA, MBA, PhD, Ron Goeree, MA
April 10, 2015

The term health technology refers to drugs, devices, and programs that can improve and extend quality of life. As decision-makers struggle to find ways to reduce costs while improving health care delivery, health technology assessments (HTA) provide the evidence required to make better-informed...

Bayesian Inference for Partially Identified Models: Exploring the Limits of Limited Data

Paul Gustafson
April 01, 2015

Bayesian Inference for Partially Identified Models: Exploring the Limits of Limited Data shows how the Bayesian approach to inference is applicable to partially identified models (PIMs) and examines the performance of Bayesian procedures in partially identified contexts. Drawing on his many years...

Mendelian Randomization: Methods for Using Genetic Variants in Causal Estimation

Stephen Burgess, Simon G. Thompson
March 06, 2015

Presents the Terminology and Methods of Mendelian Randomization for Epidemiological Studies Mendelian randomization uses genetic instrumental variables to make inferences about causal effects based on observational data. It, therefore, can be a reliable way of assessing the causal nature of risk...

Human Diseases from Wildlife

Michael R. Conover, Rosanna M. Vail
September 18, 2014

Human Diseases from Wildlife presents information on the most prevalent and serious zoonotic diseases in the US and Canada, some of which have been national headline news like anthrax, influenza, and West Nile virus. Diseases that are caused by pathogens with the ability to infect both humans and...

Age-Period-Cohort Models: Approaches and Analyses with Aggregate Data

Robert O'Brien
August 19, 2014

Develop a Deep Understanding of the Statistical Issues of APC Analysis Age–Period–Cohort Models: Approaches and Analyses with Aggregate Data presents an introduction to the problems and strategies for modeling age, period, and cohort (APC) effects for aggregate-level data. These strategies include...

Epidemiology of Electromagnetic Fields

Martin Roosli
June 03, 2014

  Appeals to a Wide Audience Fueled by more than 30 years of intensive research and debate on the impact of electromagnetic fields (EMF) on everyday life—starting with residential exposure to magnetic fields and the development of childhood cancer in the 70s and continuing with risk of...

Writing Dissertation and Grant Proposals: Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics

Lisa Chasan-Taber
April 28, 2014

Competition for research funds in epidemiology, preventative medicine, and biostatistics has never been more intense and, at the same time, the grant application and review process at such agencies as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is undergoing significant transformation. Writing...

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