Readings

The readings in the table below are from the following course textbooks:

Gordis, L. Epidemiology. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2004. ISBN: 0721603262.

Schork, M. A., and R. D. Remington. Statistics with Applications to the Biological and Health Sciences. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2000. ISBN: 0130223271.


LEC # TOPICS INSTRUCTORS READINGS
1 Introductory Lecture Prof. James Sherley
Prof. Steven Tannenbaum
Dr. Laura Green
2 Watch film A Civil Action Prof. James Sherley
Prof. Steven Tannenbaum
Dr. Laura Green
3 From the Real World to Hollywood and Back Again Dr. Laura Green
4 Epidemiology: Persons, Places, and Time Prof. James Sherley Gordis. Chapters 1 and 2.
5 Epidemiology: Test Development and Relative Risk Prof. James Sherley Gordis. Chapters 3-5, 11, and 12.

Schork and Remington. Sections 8-1, 8-5, 8-6-2, and 8-8.
6 Biostatistics: Concepts in Variance Prof. James Sherley Schork and Remington. Chapters 1 and 2, sections 4-1, 4-2, 4-4 to 4-7.
7 Biostatistics: Distribution and the Mean

Confidence Intervals
Prof. James Sherley Schork and Remington. Sections 5-1, 5-2, 5-4, 5-6-1, 5-6-2, 5-6-8, 6-0, 6-1, 6-2, 7-7, and 7-7-1.
8 Biostatistics: Detecting Differences and Correlations Prof. James Sherley Schork and Remington. Sections 6-3, 7-2, 7-3, 7-4, 10-1 to 10-4, and 10-6.
9 Biostatistics: Poisson Analyses and Power Prof. James Sherley Schork and Remington. Sections 3-0, 3-1, 5-2, 5-5, 6-7, 7-0, 7-1, 9-1, 9-1-1, 9-1-2-3, and 14-3.
10 Environetics: Cause and Effect Prof. James Sherley Gordis. Chapters 14-16.
11 Environetics: Study Design - Retrospective versus Prospective Prof. James Sherley Gordis. Chapters 7-10, and 13.

Hecht, S. S., et al. "Metabolites of a Tobacco-specific Lung Carcinogen in the Urine of Elementary School-aged Children." Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 10 (November 2001): 1109–1116.

Hunt, P. A., et al. "Bisphenol A Exposure Causes Meiotic Aneuploidy in the Female Mouse." Current Biology 13 (April 1, 2003): 546–553.

Proctor, R. N. "Tobacco and the global lung cancer epidemic." Nature Reviews Cancer 1 (October 2001): 82-86.
12 Environetics: Putting it all together - Evaluating Studies Prof. James Sherley Selected readings of original literature.
13 Quiz #1: Epidemiology-Biostatistics Prof. James Sherley
14 Evaluating Environmental Causes of Mesothelioma Prof. James Sherley
15 Quantitative Risk Assessment 1 Dr. Laura Green
16 Quantitative Risk Assessment 2 Dr. Laura Green
17 Toxicology 1 Prof. Steven Tannenbaum Wogan, G. N., et al. "Environmental and chemical carcinogenesis." Seminars in Cancer Biology 14 (2004): 473–486.
18 Toxicology 2 Prof. Steven Tannenbaum
19 Toxicology 3 Prof. Steven Tannenbaum
20 Toxicology 4 Prof. Steven Tannenbaum
21 Toxicology 5 Prof. Steven Tannenbaum
22 Quantitative Risk Assessment 3 Dr. Laura Green
23 Quantitative Risk Assessment 4 Dr. Laura Green
24 Quiz #2: QRA-Toxicology Dr. Laura Green
Prof. Steven Tannenbaum
25 Classroom Presentations of Team Projects
26 Classroom Presentations of Team Projects (cont.)