International Encyclopedia of Public Health

International Encyclopedia of Public Health

2nd Edition - October 6, 2016

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  • Editor: William C Cockerham
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128037089
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128036785

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International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Second Edition, Seven Volume Set is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the major issues, challenges, methods, and approaches of global public health. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this new edition combines complementary scientific fields of inquiry, linking biomedical research with the social and life sciences to address the three major themes of public health research, disease, health processes, and disciplines. This book helps readers solve real-world problems in global and local health through a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach. Covering all dimensions of the field, from the details of specific diseases, to the organization of social insurance agencies, the articles included cover the fundamental research areas of health promotion, economics, and epidemiology, as well as specific diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and reproductive health. Additional articles on the history of public health, global issues, research priorities, and health and human rights make this work an indispensable resource for students, health researchers, and practitioners alike.

Key Features

  • Provides the most comprehensive, high-level, internationally focused reference work available on public health
  • Presents an invaluable resource for both researchers familiar with the field and non-experts requiring easy-to-find, relevant, global information and a greater understanding of the wider issues
  • Contains interdisciplinary coverage across all aspects of public health
  • Incorporates biomedical and health social science issues and perspectives
  • Includes an international focus with contributions from global domain experts, providing a complete picture of public health issues


Upper-level and graduate students in all fields related to public health including biology, medicine, toxicology, sociology, anthropology, and economics. The Encyclopedia is also an essential reference for health researchers from various disciplines, practitioners including policy makers and health officials, educators and students in tertiary institutions, and the more general reader seeking information on public health issues

Table of Contents

  • Aging
    Anthropology/ Sociology
    At-Risk Populations
    Child & Adolescent Health
    Consumerism/ Education/ Outreach
    Diet/ Obesity/ Physical Inactivity
    Economics/ Finance
    Emerging and Re-Emerging Diseases
    Environmental / Occupational
    Epidemiology/ Demography
    Ethical and Legal Issues
    Global Issues
    Health Services
    Health Systems
    History of Public Health
    Infectious Diseases
    Injuries and Violence
    Malnutrition, Infections and Poverty
    Measurement and Modelling
    Neurological Disorders
    Parasitic Diseases
    Psychology/ Psychiatry
    Respiratory Diseases
    Sensory, GI, and Other
    Sexual & Reproductive Health
    Tobacco / Alcohol / Drugs

Product details

  • No. of pages: 4470
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2016
  • Published: October 6, 2016
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128037089
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128036785

About the Editor

William C Cockerham

William Cockerham is Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Previously, he was Director of the UAB Center for Social Medicine. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and has done post-graduate work at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. His research interests include health-related lifestyle patterns in diverse populations. His journal articles include a widely-used theoretical model of health lifestyle behavior and among his several books is The Social Causes of Health and Disease (Polity, 2007) that is being released in a second edition in 2013. He has conducted health lifestyle research in the U.S., and also in Western and Eastern Europe, and the former states of the Soviet Union funded through various agencies, including the European Union’s Copernicus Project. He is the immediate past president of the Research Committee on Health Sociology of the International Sociological Association.

About the Editor in Chief

Stella R. Quah

Affiliations and Expertise

Duke-NUS Graduate School of Medicine Singapore

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