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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...

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...

Physical Activity and Public Health Practice

Barbara E. Ainsworth, Caroline A. Macera
February 22, 2012

Physical activity remains a critical area of research as we consider cost-effective measures for lowering the chronic disease epidemic worldwide. In our increasingly automated society, many adults and children are not active at health-enhancing levels. In Physical Activity and Public Health...

Statistical Thinking in Epidemiology

Yu-Kang Tu, Mark S. Gilthorpe
July 27, 2011

While biomedical researchers may be able to follow instructions in the manuals accompanying the statistical software packages, they do not always have sufficient knowledge to choose the appropriate statistical methods and correctly interpret their results. Statistical Thinking in Epidemiology...

Measurement Error: Models, Methods, and Applications

John P. Buonaccorsi
March 02, 2010

Over the last 20 years, comprehensive strategies for treating measurement error in complex models and accounting for the use of extra data to estimate measurement error parameters have emerged. Focusing on both established and novel approaches, Measurement Error: Models, Methods, and Applications...