Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health (7th edition)

ISBN : 9780198816805

Roger Detels; Quarraisha Abdool Karim; Fran Baum; Liming Li; Alastair H Leyland
1888 Pages
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219 x 276 mm
Pub date
Jun 2021
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  • Covers three distinct areas: the scope of public health, the methods of public health and the practice of public health
  • Edited by a global team, including contributions from eminent policymakers, public health practitioners and academics from both the developed and developing world
  • Essential reading for all those training or practising in public health and epidemiology

New to this Edition:

  • Features new chapters on the politics of public health, natural and quasi-experiments, gender identity and gender-based violence, and life courses to epidemiology
  • Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, including SARS-CoV-2, Ebola, and Zika

The Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health is the ultimate resource on the subject of public health and epidemiology. It offers a global and comprehensive perspective on wide-ranging public health needs and priorities in modern health care. Thoroughly revised and updated for the seventh edition, the book is split into three main topics. 'The Scope of Public Health' covers the development of the discipline, determinants of health and disease, and policies, law, and ethics. The second volume focuses on The Methods of Public Health, including the science of epidemiology, social science techniques, and environmental techniques. Finally, The Practice of Public Health is fully explored, with sections on specific public health problems, ways of prevention and control, the varying needs of different populations, and the functions of public health services and professionals.
Three new editors have joined for this edition, Liming Li (China), Fran Baum (Australia), and Alastair H Leyland (UK), complimenting Quarraisha Abdool Karim (South Africa) and Roger Detels (USA), for a truly global perspective on public health. Featuring over 225 contributors from countries all over the world ensures that the book covers public health from all aspects, with vastly different health systems and priorities.
Featuring new chapters on gender identity and gender-based violence, environmental health and climate change, genomics and epidemiology, and emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, the seventh edition of the Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health remains the most comprehensive text on the subject and is a vital resource for public health practitioners and trainees, clinical epidemiologists, and students in the field.


Section 1: The development of the discipline of public health
1.1:The scope and concerns of public health, Roger Detels and Chorh Chuan Tan
1.2:The history and development of public health in developed countries, Simon Szreter
1.3:Epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular disease, Nathan D. Wong
1.4:Public health priorities in countries undergoing economic transition: the middle-income countries, Stephen Tollman and Jessica Price
1.5:Globalization, Kelley Lee

Section 2: Determinants of health and disease
2.1:Determinants of health: overview, Matthew Fisher, Belinda Townsend, Patrick Harris, Ashley Schram, and Fran Baum
2.2:Politics of public health, Kaitlyn B. McBride and Linda Rosenstock
2.3:Poverty, justice, and health, Ronald Labonté, Frances Baum, and David Sanders
2.4:Socioeconomic inequalities in health in high-income countries: the facts and the options, Frank J. van Lenthe and Johan P. Mackenbach
2.5:Reducing health inequalities in developing countries, Paulo M. Buss, Romulo Paes-Souza, and Mauricio Barreto
2.6:Genomics and public health, Veron Ramsuran and Tulio de Oliveira
2.7:Water and sanitation, Thomas Clasen
2.8:Food and nutrition, Roger Shrimpton, David Sanders, and Anne Marie Thow
2.9:Climate change and human health, Alistair Woodward and Alex Macmillan
2.10:Behavioural determinants of health and disease, Lawrence W. Green, Kristin S. Hoeft, and Robert A. Hiatt
2.11:How access to health care affects population health, Yvonne Inall, Rachel Lamdin Hunter, Stephen Leeder, and Angela Beaton
Section 3: Public health policies, law, and ethics

3.1:Leadership in public health, Kevin A. Fenton
3.2:Ethical principles and ethical issues in public health, Nancy Kass, Amy Paul, and Andrew Siegel
3.3:The right to health supports global public health, Carmel Williams, Alison Blaiklock, and Paul Hunt
3.4:Law and the public's health, Lawrence O. Gostin
3.5:Health policy in developing countries, Thein T Htay, Yu Mon Saw, James Levinson, SM Kadri, Ailbhe Helen Brady, Cecilia S. Acquin, and Aung Soe Htet
3.6:Public health policy in developed countries, John Powles and Hebe Gouda
Section 4: Information systems and sources of intelligence

4.1:Information systems in support of public health in high-income countries, Tjeerd-Pieter van Staa and Liam Smeeth
4.2:Community diagnosis and health information systems in low- and middle-income countries, Zunyou Wu and Jennifer McGoogan
4.3:New communication technologies, social media, and public health, Patrick S Sullivan, Aaron J Siegler, and Lisa Hightow-Weidman
Section 5: Epidemiological and biostatistical approaches

5.1:Epidemiology: the foundation of public health, Roger Detels
5.2:Cross-sectional studies, Manolis Kogevinas and Leda Chatzi
5.3:Principles of outbreak investigation, Sopon Iamsirithaworn, Panithee Thammawijaya, and Kumnuan Ungchusak
5.4:Case-control studies, Noel S. Weiss
5.5:Cohort studies, Alvaro Muñoz and F. Javier Nieto
5.6:Qualitative research imagination, Jennie Popay and Fran Baum
5.7:Methodological issues in the design and analysis of cluster randomised trials, Kathy J Baisley, Richard J Hayes, and Lawrence H Moulton
5.8:Community intervention trials in high-income countries, John W. Farquhar and Lawrence W. Green
5.9:Natural and quasi experiments, Peter Craig
5.10:Clinical epidemiology, Fiona F Stanaway, Naomi Noguchi, Clement Loy, Sharon Reid, and Jonathan C. Craig
5.11:Validity and bias in epidemiological research, Sander Greenland and Tyler J. VanderWeele
5.12:Causation and causal inference, Katherine J. Hoggatt, Tyler J. VanderWeele, and Sander Greenland
5.13:Systematic reviews and meta-analysis, Nandi Siegfried and Lawrence Mbuagbaw
5.14:Statistical methods, Gail Williams
5.15:Measuring the health of populations: the Global Burden of Disease study methods, Theo Vos and Christopher J.L. Murray
5.16:Mathematical models of transmission and control of infectious agents, Alex Welte and Cari van Schalkwyk
5.17:Public health surveillance, Nguyen Tran Hien, James W. Buehler, and Ann Marie Kimball
5.18:Life course epidemiology and analysis, Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, Alexandra M. Binder, and Lindsay C. Kobayashi
Section 6: Social science techniques

6.1:Sociology and psychology in public health, Stella R. Quah
6.2:Sexuality and public healh, Richard Parker, Jonathan Garcia, Miguel Muñoz-Laboy, Marni Sommer, and Patrick Wilson
6.3:Demography and public health, Emily Grundy and Michael Murphy
6.4:Health promotion, health education, and the public's health, Simon Carroll and Marcia Hills
6.5:Development and evaluation of complex multicomponent interventions in public health, Rona Campbell and Chris Bonell
6.6:Economic appraisal in public health care: assessing efficiency and equity, David Parkin, Stephen Morris, and Nancy Devlin
6.7:Behavioral economics and health, Alison Buttenheim and Harsha Thirumurthy
6.8:Governance and management of public health programmes, Zhiyuan Hou and Na He
6.9:Implementation Science and translational public health, Wafaa M. El-Sadr, Judith Wasserheit, Bryan Wiener, Andrea Howard, Catherine Hankins, Patricia J. Culligan, and Katherine Harripersaud
Section 7: Environmental and occupational health sciences

7.1:Environmental health methods, Chien-Jen Chen and San-Lin You
7.2:Radiation and public health, Leeka Kheifets, Adele Green, and Richard Wakeford
7.3:Occupational health, David Koh and Wee Hoe Gan
7.4:Toxicology and environmental risk analysis, David Koh and Ro-Ting Lin
7.5:Risk perception and communication, Baruch Fischhoff and Tamar Krishnamurti
7.6:Urbanization and health, Jason Corburn
Section 8: Major health problems

8.1:Epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular disease, Nathan D. Wong and Wenjun Fan
8.2:Cancer epidemiology and public health, Zuo-Feng Zhang, Paolo Boffetta, Alfred I. Neugut, and Carlo La Vecchia
8.3:Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma, Craig M. Riley, Jessica Bon, and Alison Morris
8.4:Obesity, Anna Peeters and Tim Lobstein
8.5:Physical activity and public health, Nyssa T. Hadgraft, Neville Owen, and Paddy C. Dempsey
8.6:Diabetes Mellitus, Farah Naz Khan, Nida Izhar Shaikh, K.M. Venkat Narayan, and Mohammed K. Ali
8.7:Public mental health and suicide, Danuta Wasserman and Kristian Wahlbeck
8.8:Dental public health, Amira S. Mohamed and Peter G. Robinson
8.9:Musculoskeletal disorders, Lope H. Barrero
8.10:Neurological diseases, epidemiology, and public health, Walter A. Kukull, Kumeren Govender, and James Bowen
8.11:Infectious diseases and prions, Davidson H. Hamer, Amira Khan, and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
8.12:Sexually transmitted infections, N. Kojima and J.D. Klausner
8.13:Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Urisha Singh, Cheryl Baxter, and Salim S. Abdool Karim
8.14:Tuberculosis, Roxana Rustomjee
8.15:Malaria, Frank Baiden, Keziah L. Malm, and Fred Binka
8.16:Viral alcoholic and fatty liver diseases, Ehud Zigmond and Daniel Shouval
8.17:Emerging and re-emerging infections, David L. Heymann and Vernon J. M. Lee
8.18:Bioterrorism, Peter Katona
8.19:Genetic epidemiology, Elizabeth H. Young and Manjinder S. Sandhu
Section 9: Prevention and control of public health hazards

9.1:Tobacco, Tai Hing Lam and Sai Yin Ho
9.2:Substance use and misuse: considerations on global public health, Giang Le Minh and Steve Shoptaw
9.3:Alcohol, Robin Room
9.4:Injury prevention and control: the public health approach, Corinne Peek-Asa and Adnan A. Hyder
9.5:Interpersonal violence, Rachel Jewkes
9.6:Collective violence: war, Barry S. Levy
Section 10: Public health needs of population groups

10.1:The changing family, Ann Evans and Gavin W. Jones
10.2:Women, men, and health, Diane Cooper
10.3:Child health, Tyler Vaivada, Amira Khan, Omar Irfan, and Zulfiqar Bhutta
10.4:Adolescent health, George Patton, Peter Azzopardi, Natasha Kaoma, Farnaz Sabet, and Susan Sawyer
10.5:Intersectional and social epidemiology approaches to understanding the Influence of race, ethnicity, and caste on global public health, Jennifer Beard, Nafisa Halim, Salma M. Abdalla, and Sandro Galea
10.6:The health of Indigenous peoples, Papaarangi Reid, Donna Cormack, Sarah-Jane Paine, Rhys Jones, Elana Curtis, and Matire Harwood
10.7:People with disabilities, Anne Kavanagh, Marissa Shields, and Alex Devine
10.8:Health of older people, Samir K. Sinha and Brittany Ellis
10.9:Forced migrants and other displaced populations, Catherine R. Bateman Steel and Anthony B. Zwi
10.10:Prisoners: a wicked problem for public health, Tony G. Butler and Peter W. Schofield
Section 11: Public health functions
11.1:Health needs assessment, Michael P. Kelly, Jane E. Powell, and Natalie Bartle
11.2:The political economy of non-communicable diseases: lessons for prevention, Anne Marie Thow, Raphael Lencucha, and K Srinath Reddy
11.3:Immunisation and vaccination, Eleonora A.M.L. Mutsaerts and Shabir A. Madhi
11.4:Principles of infectious disease control, Robert J. Kim-Farley
11.5:Medical screening: theories, methods and effectiveness, Tang Jin-ling and Li Li-ming
11.6:The practice of environmental health in an era of sustainable development, Yasmin E.R. von Schirnding and Lynn R. Goldman
11.7:Strategies and structures for public health interventions, Sian Griffiths and Kevin A. Fenton
11.8:Strategies for health services, Chien Earn Lee and Fran Baum
11.9:Training of public health professionals in developing countries, San Hone and Roger Detels
11.10:Transformative learning for health professional in the 21st century for the future health workforce, Wanicha Chuenkongkaew and Suwit Wibulpolprasert
11.11:Humanitarian emergencies, Craig Spencer and Les Roberts
11.12:Principles of public health emergency response for acute environmental, chemical, and radiation incidents, Virginia Murray, Thomas Waite, and Paul Sutton
11.13:Private support of public health, Quarraisha Abdool Karim and Roger Detels
11.14:Global health in the era of sustainable development, Fiona Fleck

About the author: 

Roger Detels is the Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, Schools of Public Health and Medicine at the University of California.
Quarraisha Abdool Karim is the Associate Scientific Director of CAPRISA, a Professor in Clinical Epidemiology at Columbia University, and Pro Vice-Chancellor (African Health) at the University of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa.
Fran Baum is the Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Director of the Southgate Institute of Health at Flinders University in Australia. 
Liming Li 
is a Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing
Alastair H Leyland is the Associate Director and Senior Research Scientist at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow
Salma M. Abdalla
Salim S. Abdool Karim
Quarraisha Abdool Karim
Cecilia S. Acquin
Mohammed K. Ali
Peter Azzopardi
Frank Baiden
Kathy J Baisley
Lope H. Barrero
Mauricio Barreto
Natalie Bartle
Catherine R. Bateman Steel
Fran Baum
Cheryl Baxter
Jennifer Beard
Angela Beaton
Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
Alexandra M. Binder
Fred Binka
Alison Blaiklock
Paolo Boffetta
Jessica Bon
Chris Bonell
James Bowen
Ailbhe Helen Brady
James W. Buehler
Paulo M. Buss
Tony G. Butler
Alison Buttenheim
Rona Campbell
Simon Carroll
Leda Chatzi
Chien-Jen Chen
Wanicha Chuenkongkaew
Thomas Clasen
Diane Cooper
Jason Corburn
Donna Cormack
Peter Craig
Jonathan C. Craig
Patricia J. Culligan
Elana Curtis
Paddy C. Dempsey
Roger Detels
Alex Devine
Nancy Devlin
Wafaa M. El-Sadr
Brittany Ellis
Ann Evans
Wenjun Fan
John W. Farquhar
Kevin A. Fenton
Baruch Fischhoff
Matthew Fisher
Fiona Fleck
Sandro Galea
Wee Hoe Gan
Jonathan Garcia
Lynn R. Goldman
LawrenceO. Gostin
Hebe Gouda
Kumeren Govender
Lawrence W. Green
Adele Green
Sander Greenland
Sian Griffiths
Emily Grundy
Nyssa T. Hadgraft
Nafisa Halim
Davidson H. Hamer
Catherine Hankins
Katherine Harripersaud
Patrick Harris
Matire Harwood
Richard J Hayes
Na He
David L. Heymann
Robert A. Hiatt
Lisa Hightow-Weidman
Marcia Hills
Kristin S. Hoeft
Katherine J. Hoggatt
San Hone
Zhiyuan Hou
Sai Yin Hou
Andrea Howard
Thein T Htay
Aung Soe Htet
Paul Hunt
Rachel Lamdin Hunter
Adnan A. Hyder
Sopon Iamsirithaworn
Yvonne Inall
Omar Irfan
Rachel Jewkes
Tang Jin-ling
Gavin W. Jones
Rhys Jones
SM Kadri
Natasha Kaoma
Nancy Kass
Peter Katona
Anne Kavanagh
Michael P. Kelly
Farah Naz Khan
Amira Khan
Amira Khan
Leeka Kheifets
Robert J. Kim-Farley
Ann Marie Kimball
J.D. Klausner
Lindsay C. Kobayashi
Manolis Kogevinas
David Koh
N. Kojima
Tamar Krishnamurti
Walter A. Kukull
Ronald Labonté
Tai Hing Lam
Carlo La Vecchia
Kelley Lee
Vernon J.M. Lee
Chien Earn Lee
Stephen Leeder
Raphael Lencucha
James Levinson
Barry S. Levy
Li Liming
Ro-Ting Lin
Tim Lobstein
Clement Loy
Linda Mackenbach
Johan P. Mackenbach
Alex Macmillan
Shabir A. Madhi
Keziah L. Malm
Elizabeth Rose Mayeda
Lawrence Mbuagbaw
Kaitlyn B. McBride
Jennifer McGoogan
Giang Le Minh
Amira S. Mohamed
Stephen Morris
Alison Morris
Lawrence H Moulton
Alvaro Muñoz
Michael Murphy
Christopher J.L. Murray
Virginia Murray
Eleonora A.M.L. Mutsaerts
K.M. Venkat Narayan
Alfred I. Neugut
F. Javier Nieto
Naomi Noguchi
Tulio de Oliveira
Neville Owen
Romulo Paes-Souza
Sarah-Jane Paine
Richard Parker
David Parkin
George Patton
Amy Paul
Corinne Peek-Asa
Anna Peeters
Jennie Popay
Jane E. Powell
John Powles
Jessica Price
Stella R. Quah
Veron Ramsuran
K Srinath Reddy
Sharon Reid
Papaarangi Reid
Craig M. Riley
Les Roberts
Peter G. Robinson
Robin Room
Linda Rosenstock
Roxana Rustomjee
Farnaz Sabet
David Sanders
Manjinder S. Sandhu
Yu Mon Saw
Susan Sawyer
Peter W. Schofield
Ashley Schram
Nida Izhar Shaikh
Marissa Shields
Steve Shoptaw
Daniel Shouval
Roger Shrimpton
Andrew Siegel
Nandi Siegfried
Aaron J Siegler
Urisha Singh
Samir K. Sinha
Marni Sommer
Craig Spencer
Fiona F Stanaway
Patrick S. Sullivan
Paul Sutton
Simon Szreter
Chorh Chuan Tan
Panithee Thammawijaya
Harsha Thirumurthy
Anne Marie Thow
Stephen Tollman
Belinda Townsend
Nguyen Tran Hien
Kumnuan Ungchusak
Tyler Vaivada
Tyler J. VanderWeele
Frank J. van Lenthe
Cari van Schalkwyk
Tjeerd-Pieter van Staa
Yasmin E.R. von Schirnding
Theo Vos
Thomas Waite
Richard Wakeford
Judith Wasserheit
Danuta Wasserman
Noel S. Weiss
Alex Welte
Suwit Wibulpolprasert
Bryan Wiener
Carmel Williams
Gail Williams
Patrick Wilson
Nathan D. Wong
Alistair Woodward
Zunyou Wu
San-Lin You
Elizabeth H. Young
Zuo-Feng Zhang
Ehud Zigmond
Anthony B. Zwi

Review from previous edition 
I have already identified a space on my shelves for these three volumes!" - John Ashton, Journal of Public Health, October 2015

"Highly Commended in the Public Health category of the British Medical Association Book Awards 2016. "

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