Social Epidemiology

ISBN-10: 0195083318

ISBN-13: 9780195083316

Edition: 2000

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The authors of this excellent text define social epidemiology as the epidemiologic study of the social distribution and social determinants of states of health, implying that the aim is to identify socio-environmental exposures which may be related to a broad range of physical and mental health outcomes. In the first systematic account of this field, they focus on methodological approaches but draw widely from related disciplines such as sociology, psychology, physiology, and medicine in the effort to develop and evaluate testable hypotheses about the pathways between social conditions and health. The persistent patterns of social inequalities in health make this a timely publication.
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List price: $74.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/9/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Ichiro Kawachi is a Professor of Social Epidemiology in the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is also Director of the Harvard Center for Society and Health. He has authored several books with Oxford University Press and New Press on society and health.S.V. Subramanian is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Society, Human Development and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. He has a PhD in geography with specialization in multilevel statistical methods, and he also has a master's degree in the field of development studies.Daniel Kim is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Kim completed his medical degree, master's degree in epidemiology, and medical residency training in community medicine, all at the University of Toronto, and a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is also currently completing his Doctor of Public Health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health.

A Historical Framework for Social Epidemiology
Socioeconomic Position
Discrimination and Health
Income Inequality and Health
Working Conditions and Health
The Impact of Job Loss and Retirement on Health
Social Integration, Social Networks, Social Support, and Health
Social Cohesion, Social Capital, and Health
Depression and Medical Illness
Affective States and Health
Health Behaviors in Social Context
Psychosocial Intervention
Towards a New Social Biology
Ecological Approaches: Rediscovering the Role of the Physical and Social Environment
Multi-Level Approaches to Understanding Social Determinants
Health and Social Policy
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