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Applied Epidemiology: Theory to practice

Ross C. Brownson and Diana B. Petitti (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195187410
eISBN:
9780199864997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187410.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book focuses on areas of public health practice in which the systematic application of epidemiologic methods can have a large and positive impact. It describes how best to apply traditional ... More


Kidney Disorders

Virginia M. Weaver, Bernard G. Jaar, and Jeffrey J. Fadrowski

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0031
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes kidney disorders related to occupational and environmental exposures and addresses prevention and control. Sections address assessment of kidney function, acute kidney injury, ... More


Case Studies

George J. Armelagos and Dennis P. Van Gerven

in Life and Death on the Nile: A Bioethnography of Three Ancient Nubian Communities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054452
eISBN:
9780813053196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054452.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Chapter 6 presents case studies of diseases that afflict individuals rather than their communities at large. The conditions are presented in these categories: neoplastic diseases (cancers), ... More


Diabetes: The Disease of the Migrant?

Alyshia Gálvez

in Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520291805
eISBN:
9780520965447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291805.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The chapter “Diabetes: The Disease of the Migrant?” examines alternative etiologies for diabetes, including the syndemic connection drawn by some researchers between diabetes and emotional trauma. ... More


Pathological Landscape: Epidemiology and the Medical Geography of Malaria in Palestine

in Healing the Land and the Nation: Malaria and the Zionist Project in Palestine, 1920-1947

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226779355
eISBN:
9780226779386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226779386.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the historical epidemiology and medical geography of malaria in Palestine. It explains that the country possessed topographical and climatological features that contributed to ... More


NAFTA: Free Trade in the Body

Alyshia Gálvez

in Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520291805
eISBN:
9780520965447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291805.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The fourth chapter, “NAFTA: Free Trade in the Body,” describes the magnitude and characteristics of Mexico’s so-called obesity and diabetes epidemic and the current hypotheses for the causes and ... More


Inscriptions on the Wall: Chinese Material Traces in the Landscape

Mariane C. Ferme

in Out of War: Violence, Trauma, and the Political Imagination in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520294370
eISBN:
9780520967526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294370.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Drawing on the image of a “Chinese Store” in the author’s photographic archive, this chapter addresses past traces of Chinese presences in remote reaches of the rural landscape of Sierra Leone—and in ... More


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