Praise for Methods in Social Epidemiology "Publication of this highly informative textbook clearly reflects the coming of age of many social epidemiology methods, the importance of which rests on their potential contribution to significantly improving the effectiveness of the population-based approach to prevention. This book should be of great interest not only to more advanced epidemiology students but also to epidemiologists in general, particularly those concerned with health policy and the translation of epidemiologic findings into public health practice. The cause of achieving a a?more completea? epidemiology envisaged by the editors has been significantly advanced by this excellent textbook." -Moyses Szklo, professor of epidemiology and editor in chief, American Journal of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University"Social epidemiology is a comparatively new field of inquiry that seeks to describe and explain the social and geographic distribution of health and of the determinants of health. This book considers the major methodological challenges facing this important field. Its chapters, written by experts in a variety of disciplines, are most often authoritative, typically provocative, and often debatable, but always worth reading." -Stephen W. Raudenbush, Lewis-Sebring Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago"The roadmap for a new generation of social epidemiologists. The publication of this treatise is a significant event in the history of the discipline." -Ichiro Kawachi, professor of social epidemiology, Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard University"Methods in Social Epidemiology not only illuminates the difficult questions that future generations of social epidemiologists must ask, but also identifies the paths they must boldly travel in the pursuit of answers, if this exciting interdisciplinary science is to realize its full potential. This beautifully edited volume appears at just the right moment to exert a profound influence on the field." -Sherman A. James, Susan B. King Professor of Public Policy Studies, professor of Community and Family Medicine, professor of African-American Studies, Duke UniversityOakes, J. Michael is the author of 'Methods in Social Epidemiology Research Design And Methods', published 2006 under ISBN 9780787979898 and ISBN 0787979899.