Behavioral Epidemiology: Principles and Applications is the first of its kind to bring together the disciplines of the social/behavioral sciences and epidemiology. The text reviews how we study health in relation to behaviors, the complexities of such studies, ways to minimize these complexities, and how to use this knowledge to prevent and control disease in human populations.
By combining these disciplines, this book provides a foundation for students and researchers in the methods used to study behavior, drawing upon mutually successful methods, and discussing what to do when these disciplines overlap or interact. This text is ideal for master’s level or early doctoral graduate students in the behavioral sciences, epidemiology, or public health, as well as researchers from other fields interested in an introduction to population-based research of behavior and health.
"While other beginning books cover health behavior and promotion models as well as epidemiology, this book serves as a good, succinct resource, especially for beginning students with an interest in behavioral epidemiology. It appears geared toward behavioral scientists, especially those not trained in public health, looking for an introduction to epidemiologic methods, and the specific coverage of behavioral risk factors."
-- Jennifer Schlichting, PhD, MS (University of Iowa College of Public Health) Doody's Review
The authors intend the book for behavioral scientists looking for epidemiological tools and epidemiologists looking for behavioral context. It would serve as a good entry-level book for beginner epidemiology students interested in behavioral causes of disease, as well as for behavioral scientists, especially those who trained outside of the public health field, interested in using epidemiological methods for their research.