Publications from the School of Public Health

Author: Lisa Sullivan  [SPH]
Title: Essentials of Biostatistics in Public Health, 3rd Ed.
Date of Publication: February 28, 2017
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 978-1284108194


Authors: Sandro Galea  [SPH], Katherine Keyes
Title: Population Health Science
Date of Publication: August 4, 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN978-0190459376

“A major milestone in this emergent discipline. It should be required introductory reading for students in public health, health policy, health economics, behavioral sciences, and related fields. This not a repackaging of traditional public health methodologies. Rather, it is an emergent discussion of nine unifying theoretical principles of population health science, complete with excellent case studies, that will extend and inform the practice of both public health and preventative medicine.” –Julie Louise Gerberding, MD, MPH, Chief Patient Officer and Executive Vice President of Strategic Communications, Global Public Policy, and Population Health, Merck & Co., Inc.; former Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Authors: George Annas [SPH], Sherman Elias
Title: Genomic Messages: How the Evolving Science of Genetics Affects Our Health, Families, and Future
Date of Publication: June 28, 2016
Publisher: HarperOne
ISBN978-0062228260

“Beginning tomorrow, your health, privacy, and peace of mind could be imperiled if you fail to heed the compelling content and insightful advice of George Annas and Sherman Elias in Genomic Messages.” – Jerome P. Kassirer, M.D., Distinguished Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine; Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, The New England Journal of Medicine


Editors: Ulrike Boehmer [SPH], Ronit Elk
TitleCancer and the LGBT Community: Unique Perspectives from Risk to Survivorship
Date of Publication: June 9, 2015
Publisher: Springer
ISBN978-3319150567

“This book addresses the inadequacy of care of cancer patients among the LGBT community and discusses the challenges that need to be addressed. … The audience includes practitioners addressing needs of this community, including common concerns and treating and screening suggestions. The book is also aimed at policy makers and advocates.” -Jessica C. Baxter, Doody’s Book Reviews


Author: Mark Chang [SPH]
TitleIntroductory Adaptive Trial Designs – A Practical Guide with R
Date of Publication: June 8, 2015
Publisher: Chapman & Hall/CRC
ISBN978-1498717465

“Two strengths of this text are the numerous examples that are included throughout and the inclusion of open-ended problems at the end of chapters to help readers work through some of the concepts on their own. Another strength of this text is its attempt to cover as many adaptive designs as possible. … This text is certainly a useful reference that covers approaches to adaptive clinical trial design, but would only be suitable for those with sufficient graduate-level statistical training and background in clinical trial design and programming.” ―Thomas M. Braun, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, writing in International Statistical Review


Author: Mark Chang [SPH]
TitleAdaptive Design Theory and Implementation Using SAS and R, Second Edition
Date of Publication: December 1, 2014
Publisher: Chapman & Hall/CRC
ISBN978-1482256598

“Two strengths of this text are the numerous examples that are included throughout and the inclusion of open-ended problems at the end of chapters to help readers work through some of the concepts on their own. Another strength of this text is its attempt to cover as many adaptive designs as possible. … This text is certainly a useful reference that covers approaches to adaptive clinical trial design, but would only be suitable for those with sufficient graduate-level statistical training and background in clinical trial design and programming.” ―Thomas M. Braun, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, writing in International Statistical Review


Author: Mark Chang [SPH]
TitlePrinciples of Scientific Methods
Date of Publication: July 22, 2014
Publisher: Chapman & Hall/CRC
ISBN978-1482238099

“This book is designed not only for a conceptual understanding of scientific fundamental principles behind the methods, but also to introduce some innovative applications from different fields. The book fits for a wide range of audiences who do not have any mathematics or statistics backgrounds. As written by an experienced statistician from pharmaceutical industry, the book provides an insightful overview of the current practices of experimentation and statistical inferences in pharmaceutical drug development, and also the concepts and rationales of the innovative methods beyond the pharmaceutical research and development. This is a useful reference book to inspire the readers of creative thinking by the great ideas behind the scientific methods.” Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, 2015


Editors: Mark Chang [SPH], Claudio Carini, Sandeep Menon
TitleClinical and Statistical Considerations in Personalized Medicine
Date of Publication: March 27, 2014
Publisher: Chapman & Hall/CRC
ISBN978-1466593862

“The editors of this book successfully maintain a focus on those biomarkers used in the development of new drugs … . Any statistician or scientist who seeks to wield pharmaceutical biomarkers on the quest for personalized medical certainty will find this book a timely and useful reference on a most important and fastest evolving subject.” Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics


Editors: Madeleine Kangsen Scammel [SPH], Charles Levenstein
TitleThe Toxic Schoolhouse
Date of Publication: January 15, 2014
Publisher: Baywood Publishing Company
ISBN: 089503851X

“As a former school committee member, as an elected official, and as a parent, I feel that this book raises issues that everyone who cares about public education in the United States should carefully consider.” – E. Denise Simmons, Vice Mayor, Cambridge, MA


Authors: Ann Aschengrau [SPH], George R. SeageEssentials-of-Epidemiology-book-cover
TitleEssentials of Epidemiology in Public Health (Third Edition)
Date of Publication: June 3, 2013
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284028917


Editors: Mary Jane England [SPH], et. alepilepsy-across-the-spectrum-cover
Title
Epilepsy Across the Spectrum: Promoting Health and Understanding
Date of Publication: December 31, 2012
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309255066


Author: Mark Chang [SPH]
Title
Paradoxes in Scientific Interference
Date of Publication: October 15, 2012
Publisher: Chapman & Hall/CRC
ISBN1466509864

“… an excellent book discussing the principles of scientific inference for readers with various backgrounds. Paradoxes are seen sporadically in different occasions; a systematic review in this book may reshape the reader’s brain, as the author warns, and, at the very least, provides a fresh view of scientific philosophy.” ― Gang Li, Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics


Authors: Mark Chang [SPH], Shein-Chung Chow
Title: Adaptive Design Methods in Clinical Trials, Second Edition
Date of Publication: December 1, 2011
Publisher: Chapman & Hall/CRC
ISBN1439839875

“This second edition remains a useful reference source for anyone interested in advancing innovative trial designs and wishing to incorporate adaptations, modifications, and changes to the drug development process. Five new chapters have been added and are all worth reading; bringing the technical material covered up-to-date. For anyone working in, and studying, clinical research the book is worth purchasing and will make a valuable addition to any library. … this revision continues to provide a balanced summary of statistical methods, together with the authors’ perspective on current regulatory practice.” International Statistical Review


Author: Christine W. Hartmann [SPH]
Title: So Far Away: A Daughter’s Memoir of Life, Loss, and Love
Date of Publication: November 18, 2011
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
ISBN: 082651796X

“For me, part of the brilliance of So Far Away is that, wrapped up in the exquisitely well-described uniqueness of Hartmann’s story about her parents and herself, are substantial insights about anticipatory grief, grief following a parent’s death or decline, parent-child relationships at the end of life and after parents die, the links of personal grief to marital relationships, what can be accomplished by writing about parents and parent death, depression, and much more. And although the book is only about one family from one family member’s perspective, it offers fascinating insights about families in many areas, including lies and secrets in families, family communication, and what might be called ‘relationship traps.’ Another part of the brilliance of the book is that the author tunes in so well on her own thoughts and feelings, that it becomes a stimulating book about the psychology of fear, guilt, anger, love, duty, neediness, independence, memory, and obliviousness.” –Paul C. Rosenblatt, University of Minnesota


Author: Mark Chang [SPH]
Title: Modern Issues and Methods in Biostatistics
Date of Publication: July 15, 2011
Publisher: Springer
ISBN9400759169

“This is a first class book. It discusses a wide range of deep issues in statistics, and although focused on topics arising in biostatistics, pharmaceuticals, and clinical trials it would make stimulating and thought-provoking reading for any statistician. … There are exercises at the end of each chapter, and I am certainly tempted to use the book as the basis for a short course for beginning postgraduate students … since it would open their eyes to some challenging and indeed fascinating aspects of modern statistics.” – David J. Hand, International Statistical Review, Vol. 80 (1), 2012


Author: Lisa Sullivan [SPH]biostatistics-public-health
Title: Essentials of Biostatistics for Public Health
Date of Publication: March 23, 2011
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1449623948


Author: Nancy Irwin Maxwell [SPH]
Title: Understanding Environmental Health: How We Live In The World
Date of Publication: March 23, 2011
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763793442


Author: Mark Chang [SPH]
Title: Monte Carlo Simulation for the Pharmaceutical Industry
Date of Publication: September 29, 2010
Publisher: Chapman & Hall/CRC
ISBN1439835926

“Overall, the book does not only cover a very broad range of different topics but manages to explain these coherently. … this book is not only of interest for scientists in the pharmaceutical industry but also for academia due to its thorough presentation.” ―Frank Emmert-Streib, Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 21(6), 2012


public-health-infectious-diseasesEditors: Davidson Hamer [SPH], Jeffrey Griffiths, James H. Maguire MD MPH, Kristian Heggenhougen, Stella R. Quah
Title: Public Health and Infectious Diseases
Date of Publication: April 2, 2010
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0123815061


Editors: Taryn Vian [SPH], William D. Savedoff, Harald Mathisen
Title: Anticorruption in the Health Sector: Strategies for Transparency and Accountability
Date of Publication: April 2010
Publisher: Kumarian Press
ISBN: 1565493370


Author: George Annas [SPH]
Title: Worst Case Bioethics: Death, Disaster, and Public Health
Date of Publication: March 1, 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019539173X

“In short, Worst Case Bioethics offers a valuable consideration of how public health policy is sometimes shaped by fear in a counterproductive manner. The book is well written, well reasoned, and persuasive. I recommend it highly to all who are interested in bioethics, public health policy, or national security policy. Science Annas persuasively argues in Worst Case Bioethics that basing policy on extreme nightmare possibilities leads to a distortion of fundamental ethical principles and legal protections. Lancet Most readers interested in these topics will find this a creative and insightful rubric for examining different aspects of U.S. healthcare and law.” — Dr. R MacDougall, Saint Louis University


Authors: Timothy L. Lash, Matthew P. Fox [SPH], Aliza K. FinkBy Timothy L. Lash, Matthew P. Fox, Aliza K. Fink: Applying Quantitative Bias Analysis to Epidemiologic Data (Statistics for Biology and Health) First (1st) Edition
Title: Applying Quantitative Bias Analysis to Epidemiologic Data (Statistics for Biology and Health)
Date of Publication: May 12, 2009
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0387879609


Author: George Annas [SPH]
Title: American Bioethics: Crossing Human Rights and Health Law Boundaries
Date of Publication: April 1, 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195390296


Editors: Cindy L Christiansen [SPH], Betsy Hearne, Roberta Seelinger Trites
Title: A Narrative Compass: Stories That Guide Women’s Lives
Date of Publication: March 13, 2009
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252076117

“In each elegant interpretation, the author traces the ripple effects of a story that thrilled or provoked her, a story that became a catalyst for a lifelong passion, and a story that became a virtual home, to return to for clarification. Rich and mind-opening testimony to the profound, even chthonic power of tales well told.” —Booklist


Authors: Russ Lopez [SPH], H. Patricia Hynes [SPH]
Title: Urban Health: Readings in the Social, Built, and Physical Environments of U.S. Cities
Date of Publication: September 26, 2008
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 0763752452


Authors: Ann Aschengrau [SPH] and George R. Seage
Title: Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health (Second Edition)
Date of Publication: June 8, 2007
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 076374025X