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Public Health: Epidemiology

Sources for all disciplines charged with ensuring the health of whole populations.

Statistical tools

The Health Science Center Library loaded SAS and SPSS software on some computers for your use. Ask at the 1st floor Information desk which computers. Please note that we don't offer instruction or troubleshooting--just the software. You should also have access thru Student Apps . A few other sources:

Sample Size Shop - calculator for determining sample size

Brett Keller - "Hunger Games Survival Analysis" - recommended by a UF PhD student in Epidemiology.

Statwing - Program that analyzes data from your spreadsheets. Demo included. This version is supposedly compatible with all operating systems as long as they're sufficiently up-to-date.

Wolfram Alpha Statistics & Data Analysis  = descriptive stats, regression analysis, statistical distribution & probability.


Misc. Data Sources

AARP Public Policy Institute's State Data portal = on Americans over the age of 50. 

Epi Journal Club

Epi online classes

Epidemiology E-Books

Age-Period-Cohort Models: Approaches and Analyses with Aggregate Data. Robert M. O'Brien. 2015.

Counterfactuals and Causal Inference: Methods and Principles for Social Research.Morgan. 2015.

Encyclopedia of Epidemiology. 2007. Sarah Boslaugh, Ed. Sage Publications.

Epidemiology: Beyond the Basics, 3 ed.Szklo. 2014.

Epidemiology for the Uninitiated, 4 ed. Coggon, Rose, Barker. 1997. (old but free!)

Epidemiology Kept Simple: An Introduction to Traditional and Modern Epidemiology, 3 ed.Gerstman, 2013.

Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors.Alan D. Lopez, Colin D. Mathers, Majid Ezzati, Dean T. Jamison, Christopher J. L. Murray, eds.  Washington (DC): IBRD/The World Bank and Oxford University Press; 2006 .

Health United States, 2007.  National Center for Health Statistics.

Medical Epidemiology. 4e. Raymond S. Greenberg, Stephen R. Daniels, W. Dana Flanders, John William Eley, John R. Boring, III. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 2001. 

Mendelian Randomization: Methods for Using Genetic Variants in Causal Estimation. Burgess, 2015.

Methods and Applications of Longitudinal Data Analysis. Liu, 2016.

Modeling to Inform Infectious Disease Control. Becker, 2015.

Modern Epidemiology. Kenneth Rothman. 2008.

Nonlinear  dynamic modeling of physiological systems. Vasilis Z. Marmarelis. Wiley 2004.

Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice: An Introduction to Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 3e. Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2006. updated 2012.

Improving Decision Support for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control: Aligning Models and Other Tools with Policymaker's Needs. David Manheim et al. Rand Corporation 2016 

Epi E-Journals

Weekly Epidemiological Record - World Health Organization

Adaptive Clinical Trial Design - series of 6 lectures by Vanderbilt University's Professor Yu Shyr and others, varying in length from 22-44 minutes.

Design and Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials - series of 7 lectures each on design and analysis and 4 on theory dated 2007-2016 by Dr. Vance Berger and others, varying in length between 20 minutes and 1 hr. 

Unequal Allocation in Clinical Trials- 24-minute Henry Stewart alk by Olga Kuznetsova of Merck & Co. Inc.


Orientation slides

Disease Surveillance

Subject Guide

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