Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology

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Katherine Venables
OUP Oxford, Jul 25, 2013 - Medical - 270 pages
Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology is an in-depth study of contemporary issues and emerging themes in the field. Divided into seven parts the book discusses 'new' occupational diseases such as pneumonia in welders as well as 'older' diseases including morbidity and mortality among miners. Trends in society have encouraged the application of occupational epidemiological methods to new issues such as the ageing workforce, return to work after illness, and the migration of workers. These issues as well the extension of epidemiology to surveillance systems, systematic reviews, and economic analyses are discussed in topic specific chapters. Written by leading international experts in the field, Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology provides a comprehensive look at the current areas of interest and will be essential reading for epidemiologists, statisticians, exposure assessment scientists, physicians, and policymakers.
 

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Contents

Part 2 Studying new populations
63
Part 3 Applying epidemiology to sick leave unemployment disability and work
101
Part 4 Extending the epidemiological approach
129
Part 5 Using the full potential of epidemiological data
155
Part 6 Applying new concepts to occupational epidemiology
197
Part 7 Making full use of the findings
235
Index
265
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Katherine Venables, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, UK

Kate Venables is a Reader in the Department of Public Health at the University of Oxford. Her research has always focussed on aetiological epidemiology. Previously, she worked at the National Heart and Lung Institute on the epidemiology of occupational and environmental asthma, and also spent a sabbatical year at Harvard School of Public Health working on policy issues related to the prevention of occupational asthma. At Oxford, she has worked on a cohort study of mortality and cancer incidence in military veterans exposed to low levels of chemical warfare agents, and also on the provision of occupational health services to university staff. She ran a major conference on occupational epidemiology at Oxford in 2011.

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