Principles and Application of Evidence-Based Public Health Practice

Principles and Application of Evidence-Based Public Health Practice

1st Edition - February 1, 2023

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  • Editors: Soundappan Kathirvel, Amarjeet Singh, Arun Chockalingam
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323953566

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Principles and Application of Evidence-Based Public Health Practice helps clinicians who conduct population-based studies in the community be aware of the principles and ethics involved in public health research. Further, the book helps social scientists involved in public health, especially regarding the medical implication of public health practice. Community-based epidemiological research studies are vital for any public health activities, be it evaluation of health programs, health systems strengthening, surveillance or preventive/promotive trials in the community. While hospital/clinic-based research is conducted in a very controlled setting, community trials are more practical. Community-based studies require a fairly different set of ethical and epidemiological principles to be followed. The same has been reiterated in the ethical guidelines for biomedical research on human subjects released by various national research organizations.

Key Features

  • Assists the reader in understanding various strategies taken during any public health emergency
  • Uses case studies to discuss the strategies to be considered during the preparedness and management of public health emergencies
  • Helps build capacity and enhance quality of services delivered as part of public health practice


Researchers, Scientists, Practitioners, Undergraduate and Graduate Students in the areas of Public Health and Community Medicine, International and national level developmental, non-governmental organizations working in public health programs and research

Table of Contents

  • Section I: Introduction
    1. History and Nature of Public Health Practice
    2. Principles and Approaches in Public Health Practice
    3. Principles of Public Health Research and Writing
    4. Evidence-based Public Health Practice
    5. Applying Evidence-based Strategies for Public health Preparedness and Emergency Management

    Section II: Case Studies of Public Health Practice
    6. How the Public Health Practice Changes Clinical Practice and Vice Versa
    7. Effect of Public Health Research on Policy/Practice Change
    8. Public Health Policy for Social Action to Ensure Better Population Health
    9. Effective Communication of Evidence-based Public Health Practice for Population Empowerment and Action
    10. Community Participation for improving the coverage and quality of Evidence-based Public Health Practice
    11. Intersectoral coordination for concerted efforts to improve the population health using Evidence-based Public Health Practice
    12. Sustaining the population cohort/sustainable population benefit

    Section III: Future of Public Health Practice
    13. The need for Paradigm Shift in Skilled Human Resource for Effective Public Health Practice
    14. Effective use of Information Technology for the Quality of Public Health Practice
    15. Sustaining the Population Benefit using Evidence-based Public Health Practice
    16. Precision Medicine and Public Health Practice
    17. Public health practice - A futuristic perspective

Product details

  • No. of pages: 200
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: February 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323953566

About the Editors

Soundappan Kathirvel

Dr. Kathirvel MD, MBBS is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh after working with International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases. He has more than ten years of working experience in community medicine/public health area. He is an alumnus of WHO SORT IT Course and International Agency for Research on Cancer Summer School on “Cancer Epidemiology and Survival Methods”. He is a mentor for national and international SORT IT courses. He has more than 40 publications in national and international peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. He is the principal/co-principal investigator of various community-based research on important public health problems. His area of research interest includes internet of things in Health/Public Health Informatics, epidemiology, noncommunicable diseases, operational research, and medical education.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

Amarjeet Singh

Dr. Singh MD is currently Professor and Head of Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh. He’s published over 160 research articles/editorials in national and international journals and written 80+ chapters in different books. Dr. Singh has presented his research findings in various national and international conferences and completed 50 research projects on various public health related subjects (including 8 RCTs). His main research interest has been women’s health, health promotion, care of dependent and elderly (he has published a book each on these areas). He has been a co-author of 18 books (Hindi and English). He has also edited a book each on ‘Health Promotion’, ’Comprehensive Textbook of Elderly Care’ and on ‘Demedicalizing Women’s Health’. He was the editor of the Indian Journal of Community Medicine from 2004 to 2010.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Head, Department of Community MedProfessor and Head, Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarhicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh

Arun Chockalingam

Dr. Chockalingam MS, PhD, FACC, FAHA currently serves as adjunct professor with Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto and Secretary General of the World Hypertension League. He was previously the founding Director of the Office of Global Health at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health between 2010 and 2013. Dr. Chockalingam's experience encompasses a unique combination of global health research, policy, training, and administration in addition to international leadership within the global health community. He is a co-author of the Institute of Medicine’s March 2010 report, Promoting Cardiovascular Health in the Developing World: A Critical Challenge to Achieve Global Health, which lays out a vision for curbing and ultimately preventing cardiovascular disease in low-and middle-income countries. Dr. Chockalingam is passionate about global health research and has established research collaborations in China, India, Germany, Malaysia, Kenya, and Argentina. His multidisciplinary research interests go beyond cardiovascular health into household air pollution, mental health as well as congruency of health, agriculture and economics. Dr. Chockalingam has published over 160 papers and 11 book chapters, served as an editorial board member and reviewer for numerous journals and was editor-in- chief of the Journal of Hypertension Control (1994-1999) and associate editor of CVD Prevention (1992-1988).

Affiliations and Expertise

Secretary General of the World Hypertension League and Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada

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