Leading Population Health

by Tomás J. Aragón


A book example for a Chapman & Hall book. […] In December, 2010, I was appointed the health officer of the City and County of San Francisco, and the director of the Population Health Division1 at the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH). As health officer I exercised leadership and legal authority to protect and promote health and health equity. For the Population Health Division I directed public health services. Prior to SFDPH I trained in primary care internal medicine, clinical infectious diseases, and epidemiology. Since 1996, I worked as a deputy health officer in various … Read more →


Novel methods for dose–response meta-analysis

by Alessio Crippa


Novel methods for dose–response meta-analysis […] A single experiment can hardly provide a definitive answer to a scientific question. Science is oftentimes referred to as a cumulative process where results from many studies, aiming to address a common question of interest, contribute to create and update the scientific evidence. In the cumulative paradigm, meta-analysis is the statistical methodology to combine and compare the current evidence in the field. This process lies at the heart of the concept of evidence-based medicine and plays a major role in policy and decision making. … Read more →