Introduction to Epidemiology

Introduction to Epidemiology
7th Ed.
2017 © Jones & Bartlett Learning
Ray M. Merrill PhD, MPH, MS
ISBN-10: 1-284-09435-9 / ISBN-13: 978-1-284-09435-0
eISBN-10: 1-284-09436-7 / eISBN-13: 978-1-284-09436-7
Epidemiology, Basic Sciences, Nursing


Introduction to Epidemiology, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive, reader-friendly introduction to this exciting field. Designed for students with minimal training in the biomedical sciences and statistics, this full color text emphasizes the application of the basic principles of epidemiology according to person, place, and time factors in order to solve current, often unexpected, and serious public health problems.

Students will learn how to identify and describe public health problems, formulate research hypotheses, select appropriate research study designs, manage and analyze epidemiologic data, interpret results, and apply results in preventing and controlling disease and health-related events. Offering real-world examples in the form of case studies and news files in each chapter, Introduction to Epidemiology is an accessible and effective approach to learning epidemiology.

  • • Updated tables, figures and examples throughout
  • • Greater emphasis on epidemiology in international settings, causality, and disease transmission
  • • Real-world public health problems involving both infectious and chronic diseases and conditions

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This is an excellent introduction to epidemiology. It provides a more complete overview than the book currently used in my introductory level epidemiology course, Epidemiology, 4th edition (Elsevier, 2008). With the fifth edition, the author has added many sections that enrich the book and provide a more in-depth coverage of the field."

-- Erin Reynolds, BA, BS, MPH (University of Iowa College of Public Health) Doody's Review - previous edition


As an introductory book, it is suitable for the general student audience and does not require advanced knowledge in statistics and biology. The author has a long history of working in the field of epidemiology, especially cancer epidemiology, and has both clinical and teaching experience.

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