Jekel's Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Preventive Medicine, and Public Health
Jekel's Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Preventive Medicine, and Public Health,
Edition 5
By Joann G. Elmore, MD, MPH, Dorothea Wild, MD, MPH, Dr. Med, Heidi D. Nelson, MD, MPH, MACP and David L. Katz, MD, MPH

Publication Date: 13 Mar 2020

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Written by renowned epidemiologists and public health experts, this unique text provides complete, concise coverage of epidemiology, biostatistics, preventive medicine, and public health in clear, easy-to-understand terms. One convenient volume delivers must-know content in four complex areas—information that’s sure to be covered in today’s classrooms and on USMLE exams—presented with a clinical focus and real-life medical examples throughout. Depth of coverage, concise writing style, outstanding online review questions, a clinical emphasis … these features and more make Jekel's your go-to resource for learning, study, and review.

Key Features

  • Focuses on clinical problem solving and decision making using epidemiologic

concepts and examples.

  • Contains more clinical cases throughout, including global examples.
  • Offers expanded coverage of the impact of big data and precision medicine,

as well as an updated and reorganized biostatistics section.

  • Features quick-reference boxes that showcase key concepts and calculations,

and dynamic illustrations that facilitate learning using a highly visual approach.

  • Provides almost 300 multiple-choice chapter review questions and answers in print,

with additional questions and more online at Student Consult.

  • Aligns content to board blueprints for the USMLE as well as the three specialties

certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine: Occupational Medicine, and

Public Health & General Preventive Medicine—and is recommended by the ABPM

as a top review source for its core specialty examination.

  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you

to access all the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

  • Evolve Instructor site, with an image and table bank as well as chapter overviews as

PowerPoints, is available to instructors through their Elsevier sales rep or via request


About the author
By Joann G. Elmore, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine ; Dorothea Wild, MD, MPH, Dr. Med, Associate Director, Combined Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT; Heidi D. Nelson, MD, MPH, MACP, Oregon Health& Science University, United States and David L. Katz, MD, MPH, Associate Clinical Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; Director, Yale-Griffin Preventive Research Center, Derby, CT
Table of Contents

Section 1 – Epidemiology
1. Basic Epidemiologic Concepts and Principles
2. Epidemiological Data Measurements
3. Epidemiologic  Surveillance and Epidemic Outbreak Investigation
4. The Study of Risk Factors and Causation
5. Common Research Designs and Issues in Epidemiology
6. Assessment of Risk Benefit in Epidemiologic Studies
7. Understanding the Quality of Data in Clinical Medicine
Section 2 – Biostatistics
8. Describing Variations in Data
9. Testing Hypotheses
10. Analyzing Relationships between Two Variables 
11. Analyzing Relationships Between Multiple Variables
12. Using Statistics to Design Studies
13. Using Statistics to Answer Clinical Questions: Meta-analysis, Bayes Theorem and Predictive Values of Tests, and Decision Analysis
Section 3 – Preventive Medicine
14. Introduction to Preventive Medicine
15. Methods  of Primary Prevention:  Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
16. Principles and Practice of Secondary Prevention
17. Methods of Tertiary Prevention
18. Clinical Preventive Services: Creating and Using Guidelines
19. Chronic Disease Prevention
20. Prevention of Infectious Diseases
21. Mental and Behavioral Health
22. Occupational  Medicine and Environmental Health
23. Injury Prevention
Section 4 – Public Health
24. Introduction to Public Health
25. Public Health System: Structure and Friction
26. Public Health Practice in Communities
27. Disaster Epidemiology and Surveillance
28. Health Management, Health Administration, and Quality Improvement
29. Health Care Organization, Policy, and Financing
30. One Health
31. PowerPoints for Online

Book details
ISBN: 9780323642019
Page Count: 454
Illustrations: Approx. 145 illustrations
Retail Price: €54.99