Wednesday, October 24, 2012

[EQ] Social Epidemiology - Questionable Answers and Answerable Questions

Social Epidemiology
 Questionable Answers and Answerable Questions

Sam Harper and Erin Strumpf, Assistant Professors in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health at McGill University, where Erin Strumpf also holds an appointment in the Department of Economics.

Sam Harper works on measuring social inequalities in health and how they change over time. Erin Strumpf's research in health economics focuses on measuring the causal impacts of health and health care policies on spending and health outcomes overall, and in inequalities across groups..

Epidemiology: November 2012 - Volume 23 - Issue 6


“………….Social epidemiology encompasses the study of relationships between health and a broad range of social factors such as race, social class, gender, social policies, and so on.

One could broadly partition the work of social epidemiology into surveillance (ie, descriptive relationships between social factors and health, tracking of health inequalities over time) and etiology (ie, causal effects of social exposures on health).1 Many social epidemiologists believe these twin pursuits should ultimately serve to structure interventions aimed at reducing health-damaging social exposures or increasing exposure to social factors that enhance health…..”


November 2012 - Volume 23 - Issue 6 - p 795–798 - doi: 10.1097/EDE.0b013e31826d078d

The Changing Face of Epidemiology
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The Changing Face of Epidemiology

 Commentary: Epidemiologic Methods Are Useless: They Can Only Give You Answers

Kaufman, Jay S.; HernĂ¡n, Miguel A.

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