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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...

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...