Jekel's Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Preventive Medicine, and Public Health

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  • David Katz, MD, MPH, Associate Clinical Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; Director, Yale-Griffin Preventive Research Center, Derby, CT
  • Dorothea Wild, MD, MPH, Dr. Med, Associate Director, Combined Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT
  • Joann Elmore, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Director, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
  • Sean Lucan, MD, MPH, MS , Department of Family and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York

Jekel's Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Preventive Medicine, and Public Health is the only textbook that combines the disciplines of medical epidemiology, biostatistics, preventive medicine, and public health in one convenient resource. Written by renowned epidemiologists and public health experts, this text presents the information you need with a clinical focus, using real-life medical examples throughout. With review questions in each chapter to maximize knowledge retention and target key areas of review, it serves as an outstanding resource for USMLE prep - and is recommended by the American Board of Preventive Medicine as a top review source for its core specialty examination!
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Epidemiology, Biostatistics, & Public Health


Book information

  • Published: February 2013
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-0658-7

Table of Contents


Basic Epidemiologic Concepts and Principles

Epidemiologic Data Sources and Measurements

Epidemiologic Surveillance and Outbreak Investigation

The Study of Causation in Epidemiologic Investigation and Research

Common Research Designs Used in Epidemiology

Assessment of Risk and Benefit in Epidemiologic Studies

Understanding Errors in Clinical Medicine

Improving Decisions in Clinical Medicine


Describing Variation in Data

Statistical Inference and Hypothesis Testing

Bivariate Analysis

Sample Size, Randomization, and Probability Theory

Multivariable Analysis


Introduction to Preventive Medicine

Methods of Primary Prevention: Health Promotion

Methods of Primary Prevention: Specific Protection

Methods of Secondary Prevention

Methods of Tertiary Prevention

The Public Health System: Structure and Function

Medical Care Organization, Policy, and Financing

Comprehensive Examination

Epidemiologic and Medical Glossary