Infectious Disease Epidemiology: An Introduction is a foundational textbook for public health and related health science degrees. It provides a comprehensive public health strategy for understanding and managing the spread of infectious diseases. This unique book offers an integrated approach that covers the important methods underlying the discipline of infectious disease epidemiology, while also illustrating key social and environmental factors critical for understanding disease spread and its effect on population health. The book is divided into four parts that cover the entire scope of infectious disease origin, spread, and management. It breaks down factors leading to disease emergence and modes of transmission, the social, behavioral, cultural, and environmental dimensions that contribute to communicable spread and severity, as well as the tools used for disease detection, surveillance, control, and eradication. It discusses the latest knowledge and technologies in the field-including specific coverage on the role of big data and digital disease detection, the impact and challenges of vaccines, and much more. Core epidemiologic principles are explored through rich real-world examples, utilizing a combination of case studies, popular media examples, and didactic exercises. Each chapter has an engaging narrative and includes key terms and definitions, insightful vignettes, visually compelling illustrations, thought questions, and discussion questions to foster critical thinking and spark further investigation. Infectious Disease Epidemiology: An Introduction is an essential resource for students of public health and other health professionals in developing a nuanced and comprehensive understanding of this growing and dynamic field. Key Features: Provides students with an integrated approach illustrating important epidemiologic methods and tools in the context of current and historic real-world examples Uses multidisciplinary approaches to contextualize broader socio-behavioral factors and disparities in infectious disease Illustrates how novel methodological and technological advances support progress in infectious disease epidemiology Poses engaging discussion questions in each chapter that help guide in-class discussions and group work Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers, and qualified instructors also have access to a full suite of instructor resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Number of pages260
ISBN (Electronic)9780826156747
ISBN (Print)9780826156730
StatePublished - Jan 15 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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