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Social Epidemiology

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The authors of this groundbreaking text define social epidemiology as the study of the social determinants of health, implying that an important goal of public health is to identify and address factors in the social environment that may be related to health outcomes. In the first systematic account of this field, they focus on the major social variables that influence heal ...more
Hardcover, 391 pages
Published March 9th 2000 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published March 2nd 2000)
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A very well-structured and clear intro-level text book for social epidemiology. After all, Berkman and Kawachi are splendid scholars in this field.
Read while taking Kawachi's course. Very dense, but great reference and review of social determinants of health, and to some extent, what we can do about them. Definitely shifts paradigms, provides the backbone and justification for public health interventions on social issues. Highly recommend if you have interest in the topic, personally or professionally.
So dense that at times it was tortuous to get through. Public health is interesting but the way it was written became a burden to read. Thorough but dense.
SO INTERESTING. I loved the review of the research within each category grouped by chapter. I hope in the intervening years since the book was written-edited-published that more research has been added on topics that are relavent to today's global world and differing environments and social networks. Oh to be in school again!
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