Handbook of Urban Health

Populations, Methods, and Practice

  • Sandro Galea
  • David Vlahov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Urban Health

    1. Sandro Galea, David Vlahov
      Pages 1-15
  3. Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Stephen W. Hwang, James R. Dunn
      Pages 19-41
    3. Patricia O’Campo, Michael Yonas
      Pages 43-61
    4. Luisa N. Borrell, Stephani L. Hatch
      Pages 63-77
    5. Ruth Finkelstein, Julie Netherland
      Pages 79-101
    6. Sana Loue, Nancy Mendez
      Pages 103-125
    7. Danielle Ompad, Crystal Fuller
      Pages 127-154
    8. M. Chris Gibbons, Vijay Singh, Kisha Braithwaite, Bernard Guyer
      Pages 155-176
    9. Linda Fried, Jeremy Barron
      Pages 177-199
    10. Mark R. Montgomery, Alex C. Ezeh
      Pages 201-222
    11. The Editors
      Pages 237-239
  4. Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Frances K. Barg, Jane Kauer
      Pages 243-258
    3. Sandro Galea, David Vlahov
      Pages 259-276
    4. Michael K. Gusmano, Victor G. Rodwin
      Pages 295-316
    5. Mark R. Montgomery, Alex C. Ezeh
      Pages 317-360
    6. Marlon G. Boarnet, Lois M. Takahashi
      Pages 379-402
    7. Jonathan M. Samet, Joseph H. Abraham
      Pages 403-429
    8. The Editors
      Pages 455-456
  5. Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 457-457
    2. Jan C. Semenza
      Pages 459-478
    3. Roderick J. Lawrence
      Pages 479-501
    4. Wendy C. Perdue
      Pages 503-519
    5. Nicholas Freudenberg, Susan Klitzman
      Pages 521-538
    6. Mary T. Bassett, Thomas R. Frieden, Deborah R. Deitcher, Thomas D. Matte
      Pages 539-559
    7. Anita Palepu, Mark W. Tyndall
      Pages 561-572
    8. The Editors
      Pages 573-574
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 575-599

About this book


As more people worldwide live in cities, increasingly we need to understand how cities and city living affect population health. Does city living negatively affect health? Conversely, can city living enhance population health and well-being?

Over forty experts from around the world bring a depth of ideas to the Handbook of Urban Health, making the Handbook a focused resource for a range of health disciplines. The Handbook presents:

--A discussion of the health of specific urban populations, among them immigrants, children, the elderly, racial and sexual minorities, the homeless, and the poor.

--Methods relevant to the study of urban health including epidemiology, research methods, funding and policy issues, urban planning

--Practical issues for developing healthy cities including interventions, preventive strategies, providing health services, and teaching urban health

--International perspectives from developing countries and the World Health Organization

--Integrative chapters that conclude each of the book’s sections, bringing together theoretical models with the big picture.

A unique professional idea book, research resource, and teaching text, the Handbook of Urban Health challenges readers to consider the role that cities plays in shaping population health and to generate solutions that can make cities healthier places for all those who live there.


World Health Organization cities developing countries drug abuse epidemiology homelessness immigrant health minority health prevention social determinants of health urban planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Sandro Galea
    • 1
    • 2
  • David Vlahov
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Urban Epidemiologic StudiesNew York Academy of MedicineNew York
  2. 2.Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public HealthColumbia UniversityNew York

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+ Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-23994-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-25822-5
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