The New Public Health

The New Public Health

4th Edition - August 1, 2022
  • Authors: Theodore Tulchinsky, Elena Varavikova, Joel Matan Cohen
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128229576

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The New Public Health has established itself as a solid textbook throughout the world. Translated into 7 languages, this work distinguishes itself from other public health textbooks, which are either highly locally oriented or, if international, lack the specificity of local issues relevant to students' understanding of applied public health in their own setting. Fully revised, the fourth edition of The New Public Health, Fourth Edition provides a unified approach to public health appropriate for graduate students and advance undergraduate students especially for courses in MPH, community health, preventive medicine, community health education programs, community health nursing programs. It is also a valuable resource for health professionals requiring an overview of public health.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the field, illustrated with real-life specific examples
  • Updated with new case studies and examples from current public health environment in North American and European regions
  • Includes detailed companion website featuring case studies, image bank, online chapters, and video as well as an instructors' guide


Postgraduate, medical, and undergraduate students in public health and Masters of Public Health courses; Health managers, health economists, physicians, nurses, and other professionals requiring an overview of public health

Table of Contents

  • 1. A History of Public Health
    2. Expanding the Concept of Public Health
    3. Measuring, Monitoring, and Evaluating the Health of a Population
    4. Communicable Diseases
    5. Non-Communicable Diseases and Conditions
    6. Family Health
    7. Special Community Health Needs
    8. Nutrition and Food Safety
    9. Environmental and Occupational Health
    10. Organization of Public Health Systems
    11. Measuring Costs: The Economics of Health
    12. Planning and Managing Health Systems
    13. National Health Systems
    14. Human Resources for Health
    15. Health Technology, Quality, Law, and Ethics
    16. Global Health

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1000
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: August 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128229576

About the Authors

Theodore Tulchinsky

Theodore H. Tulchinsky (MD from the University of Toronto; M.P.H. degree from Yale University) served as a Deputy Minister of Health and Social Development in the Province of Manitoba, Canada, Director of Public Health in the Ministry of Health in Israel, and Director of Preventive Health Services and Coordinator for Health and supervisor of health in the West Bank and Gaza (development of immunization, nutrition, primary care for maternal and child health especially). He is Associate Professor at the Braun School of Public Health at the Hebrew University, and was Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Public Health. He has published extensively on public health topics including on infectious diseases, nutrition and environmental health. He is active in promoting new schools of public health in Countries of Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and Central Asia, served on the Executive Board of the European Association of Schools of Public Health. He is lead author on the textbook The New Public Health (three editions in 1999, 2005, 2014); NPH has been translated into Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Moldovan, Romanian, Mongolian, Georgian and Turkish languages. Ted was awarded the Andija Stampar Medal in 2010 for "excellence in promoting public health education in Europe, and has been Deputy Editor of Public Health Reviews from 2010 to 2017.

Affiliations and Expertise

Braun School of Public Health, Hebrew University-Hadassah, Hadassah Ein Karem, Jerusalem, Israel; School of Health Professions, Ashkelon Academic College, Ashkelon, Israel

Elena Varavikova

Elena A. Varavikova is an MD from the I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy. She completed her Ph.D. in Moscow, an M.P.H. degree at the School of Public Health at the State University of New York in Albany, and postdoctoral studies at the Harvard University School of Public Health. She served as Chief of the Unit for Monitoring of Health and Preventable Deaths, Public Health Institute, Russia, as well as Associate Professor of Public Health at the Moscow Medical Academy. After a 4-year affiliation as a scientist for the World Health Organization, HQ, Geneva, Switzerland, she returned to Russia to work in the Ministry of Health and Social Development in the Department for International Collaboration in Public Health, and later in the Federal Agency for High-tech Medical Care. Dr. Varavikova is now a State Adviser for the Russian Federation. She has managed and participated in number of projects in many countries and has published on public health topics including health policy, population health, future studies and globalization, health technology assessment, and professional education.

Affiliations and Expertise

Leading Researcher, Federal Research Institute for Health Organization and Information, FRIHOI, Moscow, Russian Federation

Joel Matan Cohen

Dr. Matan Cohen, MD, PhD, MPH, is a family physician and clinic director who received his MD at Hebrew University School of Medicine and his MPH and PhD in Public Health from the Hebrew University Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine.

Affiliations and Expertise

Family physician at Clalit Health Services, Bet Shemesh, Israel; Course director in Evidence Based Medicine and the Director of the Ambulatory Medicine Teaching program at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel