New Titles Added In Epidemiology

New from STAT!Ref are two important Epidemiology resources called Teaching Epidemiology: A guide for teachers in epidemiology, public health, and clinical medicine and Nutritional Epidemiology.


Teaching epidemiology requires skill and knowledge, combined with a clear teaching strategy and good pedagogic skills. The general advice is simple: if you are not an expert on a topic, try to enrich your background knowledge before you start teaching. The new edition of Teaching Epidemiology helps you to do this and, by providing world-expert teachers' advice on how best to structure teaching, providing a unique insight into what has worked in their hands. This book will help you to tailor your own epidemiology teaching program.

The fourth edition of this established text has been fully revised and updated, drawing on new research findings and recently developed methods including research technologies in genetic epidemiology and method development in relation to causal analysis. Analytical tools provide teachers in the field with the skills to guide students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Each chapter in Teaching Epidemiology comprises key concepts in epidemiology, subject specific methodologies, and disease specific issues, to provide expert assistance in the teaching of a wide range of epidemiology courses.


  • Provides an introduction to recent experience and access to high-level expert advice.
  • A comprehensive guide for young and inexperienced teachers of epidemiology. It covers general methodology as well of more specialized topics related to diseases and health determinants.
  • Each chapter contains guidelines for how a course in the topic could be structured and how achievements could be evaluated. A list of key references is given for such chapters.
  • All the chapters are written by leading epidemiologists in their field, often with many years of teaching experience and different levels


Nutritional Epidemiology is intended for those who wish to understand the complex relationships between diet and risks of important diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. It is aimed both at researchers engaged in the unraveling of these complex relationships and at readers of the rapidly multiplying and often confusing scholarly literature on the subject.

The resource starts with an overview of research strategies in nutritional epidemiology-still a relatively new discipline that combines the vast knowledge compiled by nutritionists during the 20th century with the methodologies developed by epidemiologists to study the determinants of diseases with multiple etiologies and long latent periods. A major section is devoted to the methods of dietary assessment using data on food intake, biochemical indicators of diet, and measures of body composition and size. The reproducible and validity of each approach and the implications of measurement error are considered in detail. The analysis, presentation, and interpretation of data from epidemiological studies of diet and disease are explored in depth. Particular attention is paid to the important influence of total energy intake on findings in such studies. To illustrate methodological issues in nutritional epidemiology, relationships of dietary factors to the incidence of lung and breast cancer, heart disease, and birth defects are examined in depth.

The first edition of Nutritional Epidemiology, published in 1989, was widely praised and quickly established itself as the standard reference in this field. The second edition, published in 1998, added new chapters on the analysis and presentation of dietary data, nutritional surveillance, and folic acid and neural tube defects. This new edition, in addition to substantial updating of existing chapters, includes new chapters on assessment of physical activity, nutrition and genetic epidemiology, and the role of nutritional epidemiology in policy.


  • The standard introduction to the field of nutritional epidemiology
  • A go-to resource for anyone engaged in the analysis and presentation of data relating diet to health
  • Incorporates key elements of progress in the field over the last decade

Bundle these resource with Health Measurement Scales, Pharmacoepidemiology, Nutrition and Diet Therapy and Supplement-Goals Reference Guide and Research Digest.

To talk to a STAT!Ref Team Member about these new resources, or others within the disciplines of Epidemiology, Public Health or Nutrition and Dietetics, please feel free to call 800-901-5494 or fill out this form today.