• Peter J. Krause
  • Paula B. Kavathas
  • Nancy H. Ruddle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Linda M. Niccolai, Nancy H. Ruddle, Peter J. Krause
      Pages 3-17

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Paula B. Kavathas, Peter J. Krause, Nancy H. Ruddle
      Pages 21-38
    3. Paula B. Kavathas, Peter J. Krause, Nancy H. Ruddle
      Pages 39-53
    4. Paula B. Kavathas, Peter J. Krause, Nancy H. Ruddle
      Pages 55-74
    5. Paula B. Kavathas, Peter J. Krause, Nancy H. Ruddle
      Pages 75-95
    6. Paula B. Kavathas, Peter J. Krause, Nancy H. Ruddle
      Pages 97-107

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Eric Meffre, Peter J. Krause, Nancy H. Ruddle
      Pages 127-148

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Camila D. Odio, Richard J. Bucala
      Pages 151-163
    3. Elijah Paintsil
      Pages 165-178
    4. Marwan M. Azar
      Pages 179-191
    5. Amy K. Bei, Sunil Parikh
      Pages 193-213
    6. Xiaomei Ma, Rong Wang
      Pages 215-224

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Laura A. Skrip, Jeffrey P. Townsend
      Pages 227-243
    3. Diane McMahon-Pratt
      Pages 245-264
    4. Peter J. Krause, Paula B. Kavathas, Nancy H. Ruddle
      Pages 265-276
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 277-297

About this book


This textbook focuses on the nascent field of Immunoepidemiology that addresses how differences in immune responses among individuals affect the epidemiology of infectious diseases, cancer, hypersensitivity, and autoimmunity. The idea for the book originated from a course entitled “Immunology for Epidemiologists“ at the Yale School of Public Health. While many fine textbooks are available that address the immunological responses of individuals to pathogens, these provided very little information regarding how immunological variation among populations affects the epidemiology of disease. And yet, it has long been recognized that there is great immunologic diversity among people, which can have a profound effect on the epidemiology of disease. Careful review of the immunologic and epidemiologic literature revealed that there have been relatively few publications concerning immunoepidemiology and that no textbook is available on the subject. This textbook therefore aims to fill this void by providing a much-needed tool to comprehensively and efficiently teach immunoepidemiology. The book includes a section on the basic principles of immunology, and then applies them to particular examples of disease in human populations. The target audience for this text book are Masters of Public Health students.  Others who should also find it of interest include PhD students in epidemiology, immunology, medical students, generalists, and specialists in immunology, infectious diseases, cancer, and rheumatology. 

Peter J. Krause, M.D. is a physician-scientist whose research focuses on tick-borne infections, especially human babesiosis, Borrelia miyamotoi infection, and Lyme disease. He received his MD at Tufts University School of Medicine, completed post-medical school training at Yale, Stanford, and UCLA, was a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and is currently a Senior Research Scientist at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine where he teaches “Immunology for Epidemiologists”.

Paula B. Kavathas, Ph.D. is an immunologist whose research focuses on CD8 T cell immunity and immunotherapy.  She received her Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin, was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University and is currently Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine where she teaches a popular Yale College undergraduate course “Immunity and Contagion”. 

Nancy H. Ruddle, Ph.D. is an immunologist with a particular interest in cytokines and inflammation as they relate to autoimmunity and lymphoid organ development. She received her Ph.D. and did postdoctoral training at Yale University where she is a Professor at Yale School of Public Health.  She developed the first Yale course , “Immunology for Epidemiologists” and taught it for more than 35 years. 


immunology epidemiology immunoepidemiology immunology of populations public health

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter J. Krause
    • 1
  • Paula B. Kavathas
    • 2
  • Nancy H. Ruddle
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology of Microbial DiseasesYale School of Public Health and Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, Yale School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Laboratory Medicine and ImmunobiologyYale School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  3. 3.Department of Epidemiology of Microbial DiseasesYale School of Public HealthNew HavenUSA

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