Infectious Disease Epidemiology

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Ibrahim Abubakar, Helen Stagg, Theodore Cohen, Laura Rodrigues
Oxford University Press, Mar 31, 2016 - Medical - 416 pages
Infectious Disease Epidemiology provides a concise reference for practicing epidemiologists, and provides trainee readers with a thorough understanding of basic the concepts which are critical to understanding specialist areas of infectious disease epidemiology.

Divided into two sections, part one of the book covers a comprehensive list of methods relevant to the study of infectious disease epidemiology, organised in order of increasing complexity, from a general introduction, to subjects such as mathematical modelling and sero-epidemiology. Part two addresses major infectious diseases that are of global significance due to their current burden or their potential for causing morbidity and mortality. The examples have been selected and grouped into chapters based on the route of transmission.

This practical guide will be essential reading for postgraduate students in infectious disease epidemiology, health protection trainees.


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Ibrahim Abubakar, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Co-Director, Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, University College London, UK, Helen Stagg, Senior Research Associate, Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, University College London, UK, Theodore Cohen, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA, Laura Rodrigues, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

Ibrahim Abubakar is a Professor in Infectious Disease Epidemiology. He is director of the University College London (UCL) Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and of the UCL Tuberculosis Centre. He is also head of tuberculosis at Public Health England, London, UK. Prior to his appointment at UCL, he was Professor in Health Protection at the Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia.

Helen Stagg is a Senior Research Fellow at University College London, where she holds a National Institute for Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship. Following her laboratory-based PhD in Virology and Immunology from the University of Cambridge, Dr. Stagg shifted disciplines into epidemiology. She has broad interests in communicable diseases across vulnerable and neglected population groups, as well as the interface between the basic sciences and public health.

Ted Cohen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases and in the Institute for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. He uses mathematical modelling and field studies to address questions about the emergence and control of antibiotic resistant pathogens, with a primary research focus on multidrug resistant M. tuberculosis.

Laura C Rodrigues is a Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology. Her academic responsibilities include initiating and executing research on the epidemiology of infectious diseases, both in England and internationally, and development of teaching in epidemiological methods, with emphasis on infectious diseases. Laura was born and trained in Brazil, and has been in the LSHTM since 1981. Laura sits in the Scientific Advisory Board of the Novartis Institutes for Vaccines and Global Health in Sienna. She leads the LSHTM initiative for collaborations with Latin America, co leads the Latina America Network (with Pablo Perel), is the LSHTM academic contact for Science without Borders and is a Science without Borders Professor Visitante Especial in Universidade Federal da Bahia, a member of the Medicine Galleries Advisory Board of the Science Museum, London and a fellow of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.

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