Bayesian Methods in Epidemiology
To Be Published August 23rd 2013 by Chapman and Hall/CRC – 392 pages
A valuable reference for epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and graduate students, this book presents an introduction to epidemiology that uses Bayesian statistical methods to explore the association between disease and risk. It includes a brief introduction to the concepts of epidemiology, the basic elements of Bayesian statistics, and the types of epidemiologic studies that can be analyzed by Bayesian methods. For each problem in epidemiology, the Bayesian analysis is derived and explained.
Introduction to Bayesian Methods in Epidemiology. Association between Risk and Disease. Introduction to Adjusting Data. Regression Techniques for Adjusting Data. Estimating Mortality with Life Tables. Life Tables with Person-Years and Cox Regression. Introduction to Screening for Disease. Advanced Bayesian Methods for Epidemiology. Comments, Conclusions, and the Future for Bayesian Methods. Appendices.