Rethinking Social Epidemiology: Towards a Science of Change
ISBN/ASIN: 9789400721371,9789400721388 | 2012 | English | pdf | 350/348 pages | 2.57 Mb
Publisher: Springer Netherlands | Author: Patricia O’Campo, James R. Dunn (auth.), Patricia O’Campo, James R. Dunn (eds.) | Edition: 1
To date, much of the empirical work in social epidemiology has demonstrated the existence of health inequalities along a number of axes of social differentiation. However, this research, in isolation, will not inform effective solutions to health inequalities. Rethinking Social Epidemiology provides an expanded vision of social epidemiology as a science of change, one that seeks to better address key questions related to both the causes of social inequalities in health (problem-focused research) as well as the implementation of interventions to alleviate conditions of marginalization and poverty (solution-focused research). This book is ideally suited for emerging and practicing social epidemiologists as well as graduate students and health professionals in related disciplines.