Biostatistics and Epidemiology

A Primer for Health and Biomedical Professionals

  • Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller
  • Jordan Smoller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Jordan Smoller
    Pages 1-16
  3. Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Jordan Smoller
    Pages 17-25
  4. Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Jordan Smoller
    Pages 27-81
  5. Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Jordan Smoller
    Pages 83-132
  6. Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Jordan Smoller
    Pages 133-142
  7. Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Jordan Smoller
    Pages 143-161
  8. Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Jordan Smoller
    Pages 163-170
  9. Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Jordan Smoller
    Pages 171-204
  10. Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Jordan Smoller
    Pages 205-216
  11. Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Jordan Smoller
    Pages 217-224
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 225-260

About this book

Introduction

Since the publication of the first edition, Biostatistics and Epidemiology has attracted loyal readers from across specialty areas in the biomedical community. Not only does this textbook teach foundations of epidemiological design and statistical methods, but it also includes topics applicable to new areas of research. Areas covered in the fourth edition include a new chapter on risk prediction, risk reclassification and evaluation of biomarkers, new material on propensity analyses, and a vastly expanded chapter on genetic epidemiology, which  is particularly relevant to those who wish to understand the epidemiological and statistical aspects of scientific articles in this rapidly advancing field. Biostatistics and Epidemiology was written to be accessible for readers without backgrounds in mathematics. It provides clear explanations of underlying principles, as well as practical guidelines of "how to do it" and "how to interpret it."a philosophical explanation of the logic of science, subsections that can stand alone or serve as reference, cross-referencing, recommended reading, and appendices covering sample calculations for various statistics in the text. 

Keywords

biostatistics methodology epidemiology textbook genetic epidemiology genetics regression analyses research ethics risk stratification screening

Authors and affiliations

  • Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller
    • 1
  • Jordan Smoller
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EpidemiologyAlbert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry and Center for Human Genetic ResearchMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2134-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2133-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2134-8
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