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Description - Urban Health by David Vlahov

In clear and concise terms a distinguished list of contributors offer an introduction to the most critical issues in global and urban health. It reviews key themes with illustrative examples and cases, and contains the most current evidence. It links social determinants and urban life in developed and developing countries. It also contains assessment of primary determinants of well-being in cities: social and built environments, diet, and health care and social services. Also covered are topics on history of public health in cities, the impact of urban sprawl and urban renewal, and the common challenges.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470422069
ISBN-10: 0470422068
Format: Hardback
(237mm x 183mm x 33mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Dec-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Vlahov

David Vlahov, Ph.D., R.N., is senior vice president for research and director of the Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies at the New York Academy of Medicine and professor of Clinical Epidemiology at Columbia University. Jo Ivey Boufford, M.D., is president of The New York Academy of Medicine; professor of public service, health policy, and management at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service; and clinical professor of pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine. Clarence Pearson, M.P.H., is a former senior advisor to the World Health Organization at the United Nations. He conceived the series of global health books for Jossey-Bass and serves as the series' executive editor. Laurie Norris, M.A., is an intercultural communications consultant. She serves as managing editor for the global health series published by Jossey-Bass.