Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health

Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health
7th Ed.
2022 © Oxford University Press, Inc.
Quarraisha Abdool Karim; Roger Detels; Liming Li; Martin Gulliford; Alastair H Leyland; Fran Baum
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-881680-5
eISBN-13: 978-0-19-887166-8
Public Health, Basic Sciences


The Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health is the ultimate resource on the subject of public health and epidemiology. It offers a global and comprehensive perspective on wide-ranging public health needs and priorities in modern health care. Thoroughly revised and updated for the seventh edition, the book is split into three main topics. 'The Scope of Public Health' covers the development of the discipline, determinants of health and disease, and policies, law, and ethics. The second volume focuses on The Methods of Public Health, including the science of epidemiology, social science techniques, and environmental techniques. Finally, The Practice of Public Health is fully explored, with sections on specific public health problems, ways of prevention and control, the varying needs of different populations, and the functions of public health services and professionals.

Three new editors have joined for this edition, Liming Li (China), Fran Baum (Australia), and Alastair H Leyland (UK), complimenting Quarraisha Abdool Karim (South Africa) and Roger Detels (USA), for a truly global perspective on public health. Featuring over 225 contributors from countries all over the world ensures that the book covers public health from all aspects, with vastly different health systems and priorities.

Featuring new chapters on gender identity and gender-based violence, environmental health and climate change, genomics, and epidemiology, and emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, the seventh edition of the Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health remains the most comprehensive text on the subject and is a vital resource for public health practitioners and trainees, clinical epidemiologists, and students in the field.


Public health practitioners and trainees, clinical epidemiologists, and both students and lecturers in public health, epidemiology, and the related disciplines of health economics and health policy.

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