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Handbook of Epidemiology

  • Living reference work
  • © 2019


  • Serves as the primary reference for theoretical and applied researchers in epidemiology
  • Covers all areas of epidemiology from statistics to outcome-oriented epidemiology
  • Gives a broad overview of theoretical concepts and applied methodologies in epidemiology

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About this book

This 3-volume reference covers the entire field of epidemiology, from statistical methods and study design, to specialized areas such as molecular epidemiology, and applications in clinical medicine and health services research. This updated edition of the Handbook of  Epidemiology adds 22 new chapters on: History of Epidemiological Methods and Concepts, Cluster Randomized Trials, Internet-Based Epidemiology, Misclassification, Sensitivity Analysis and Bias Analysis,  Emergency and Disaster Health Surveillance, Statistical Inference, Data Management in Epidemiology, Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Bayesian Methods in Epidemiology, Generalized Estimating Equations, Directed Acyclic Graphs, Life Course Epidemiology, Molecular Epidemiology, Physical Activity, Radiation Epidemiology, Epidemiology of  Obesity, Epidemiology of Respiratory Allergies and Asthma, Epidemiology of  Dental Diseases, Epidemiology of Digestive Diseases, Psychiatric Disorders, Epidemiology of  Diabetes.

All other chapters are extensively revised from  the 1st edition. This is a reference for epidemiological researchers and graduate students in public health.

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Editors and Affiliations

  • Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS, Bremen, Germany

    Wolfgang Ahrens, Iris Pigeot

About the editors

Wolfgang Ahrens is Head of the Epidemiological Methods and Etiological Research devision at the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS, Bremen, Germany. 

Iris Pigeot is Director of the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS, Bremen, Germany. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Handbook of Epidemiology

  • Editors: Wolfgang Ahrens, Iris Pigeot

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Reference Medicine, Reference Module Medicine

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4614-6625-3Due: 27 June 2024

  • Number of Pages: XXX, 2300

  • Number of Illustrations: 50 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Medicine/Public Health, general

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