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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...

Obesity Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Rexford S. Ahima
February 07, 2014

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. The book provides a comprehensive perspective on the subject of obesity epidemiology, pathophysiology, and management of obesity. The chapters provide a better understanding of obesity and obesity-related diseases and offer an integrative...

Epidemiology: Study Design and Data Analysis, Third Edition

Mark Woodward
December 19, 2013

Highly praised for its broad, practical coverage, the second edition of this popular text incorporated the major statistical models and issues relevant to epidemiological studies. Epidemiology: Study Design and Data Analysis, Third Edition continues to focus on the quantitative aspects of...

Analysis of Complex Diseases: A Mathematical Perspective

Guanyu Wang, PhD
December 18, 2013

A complex disease involves many etiological and risk factors operating at multiple levels—molecular, cellular, organismal, and environmental. The incidence of such diseases as cancer, obesity, and diabetes are increasing in occurrence, urging us to think fundamentally and use a broader perspective...

Statistical Analysis of Human Growth and Development

Yin Bun Cheung
October 28, 2013

Statistical Analysis of Human Growth and Development is an accessible and practical guide to a wide range of basic and advanced statistical methods that are useful for studying human growth and development. Designed for nonstatisticians and statisticians new to the analysis of growth and...

Bayesian Methods in Epidemiology

Lyle D. Broemeling
August 13, 2013

Written by a biostatistics expert with over 20 years of experience in the field, Bayesian Methods in Epidemiology presents statistical methods used in epidemiology from a Bayesian viewpoint. It employs the software package WinBUGS to carry out the analyses and offers the code in the text and for...

Handbook of Survival Analysis

John P. Klein, Hans C. van Houwelingen, Joseph G. Ibrahim, Thomas H. Scheike
July 22, 2013

Handbook of Survival Analysis presents modern techniques and research problems in lifetime data analysis. This area of statistics deals with time-to-event data that is complicated by censoring and the dynamic nature of events occurring in time. With chapters written by leading researchers in the...

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

Andrew B. Lawson
March 18, 2013

Since the publication of the first 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...

Joint Models for Longitudinal and Time-to-Event Data: With Applications in R

Dimitris Rizopoulos
June 22, 2012

In longitudinal studies it is often of interest to investigate how a marker that is repeatedly measured in time is associated with a time to an event of interest, e.g., prostate cancer studies where longitudinal PSA level measurements are collected in conjunction with the time-to-recurrence. Joint...