Social Epidemiology Questionable Answers and Answerable Questions

Sam Harper and Erin Strumpf,
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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