Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

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Population growth and global health disparities for many reproductive and perinatal outcomes are but a few of the pressing issues facing public health today. Despite growing interest in the field, formal training in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology remains limited, with few available textbooks aimed at providing an overview of the field. In response to this need, faculty from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) and CIHR's Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) developed an intensive, competitive, Summer Institute in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology. The curriculum of this Summer Institute has been developed into a textbook to provide students and researchers with a working knowledge of the substantive and methodologic issues underlying reproductive and perinatal epidemiology. Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology offers a core curriculum that addresses the epidemiology of major reproductive and perinatal outcomes.
From human fecundity to birth and neonatal outcomes, the subject is approached from as international a perspective as possible, and the unique methodologic issues underlying each outcome are discussed. Developed by leading researchers in collaboration with their students in response to their needs and concerns, this is the definitive textbook on the subject.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 360 pages
  • 160.02 x 238.76 x 35.56mm | 612.35g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0195387902
  • 9780195387902
  • 1,254,249

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology, Germaine M. Buck Louis and Robert W. Platt ; 2. Sensitive Windows of Human Reproduction and Development, Germaine M. Buck Louis ; 3. Fecundity and Fertility, Germaine M. Buck Louis ; 4. Fecundity Impairments, Germaine M. Buck Louis ; 5. Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, Weight, and Maternal Age, Mary L. Hediger ; 6. Pregnancy Complications, Michelle A. Williams ; 7. Obstetric Intervention, Jun Zhang, K.S. Joseph and William Fraser ; 8. Duration of Gestation and Timing of Birth, Jun Zhang and David A. Savitz ; 9. Fetal Growth: Measurement and Evaluation, Mary L. Hediger and K.S. Joseph ; 10. Birth Defects, Martha Werler ; 11. Maternal Mortality and Severe Maternal Morbidity, K.S. Joseph ; 12. Fetal and Infant Mortality and Morbidity, K.S. Joseph ; 13. The Fetuses-at-Risk Approach: Causal and Non-Causal Models, K.S. Joseph ; 14. Fetuses at Risk Approach: An Evolving Paradigm, Robert W. Platt ; 15. Causal Inference in Perinatal Epidemiology: Revisiting the Birth Weight Paradox, Enrique F. Schisterman and Robert W. Platt ; 16. Unique Methodologic Challenges in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology, Robert W. Platt and Germaine M. Buck Louis ; 17. Novel Study Designs and their Application in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology, Enrique F. Schisterman
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About Robert W. Platt

Germaine M. Buck Louis, Ph.D., M.S., is the Director and Senior Investigator of the Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research (DESPR) at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Rockville, Maryland.
Robert W. Platt, Ph.D., is Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, and Investigator at Montreal Children's Hospital Research Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
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