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Immunoepidemiology

Editors: Krause, Peter J., Kavathas, Paula, Ruddle, Nancy (Eds.)

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  • First-of-its-kind textbook addressing the emerging field of immunoepidemiology
  • Emphasizes infectious diseases, autoimmunity, and cancer, while providing principles applicable to myriad chronic diseases
  • Includes sections on basic immunologic principles and their application to diseases in human populations
  • Collates clinical and public health perspectives, by experts from Yale University
  • Unprecedented resource for MPH students, epidemiology and immunology PhD students, medical students, and more
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About this Textbook

This textbook focuses on the nascent field of Immunoepidemiology that addresses how differences in immune responses among individuals affect the epidemiology of infectious diseases, cancer, hypersensitivity, and autoimmunity. The idea for the book originated from a course entitled “Immunology for Epidemiologists“ at the Yale School of Public Health. While many fine textbooks are available that address the immunological responses of individuals to pathogens, these provided very little information regarding how immunological variation among populations affects the epidemiology of disease. And yet, it has long been recognized that there is great immunologic diversity among people, which can have a profound effect on the epidemiology of disease. Careful review of the immunologic and epidemiologic literature revealed that there have been relatively few publications concerning immunoepidemiology and that no textbook is available on the subject. This textbook therefore aims to fill this void by providing a much-needed tool to comprehensively and efficiently teach immunoepidemiology. The book includes a section on the basic principles of immunology, and then applies them to particular examples of disease in human populations. The target audience for this text book are Masters of Public Health students.  Others who should also find it of interest include PhD students in epidemiology, immunology, medical students, generalists, and specialists in immunology, infectious diseases, cancer, and rheumatology.

About the authors

Peter J. Krause, M.D. is a physician-scientist whose research focuses on tick-borne infections, especially human babesiosis, Borrelia miyamotoi infection, and Lyme disease. He received his MD at Tufts University School of Medicine, completed post-medical school training at Yale, Stanford, and UCLA, was a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and is currently a Senior Research Scientist at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine where he teaches “Immunology for Epidemiologists”.

Paula B. Kavathas, Ph.D. is an immunologist whose research focuses on CD8 T cell immunity and immunotherapy.  She received her Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin, was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University and is currently Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine where she teaches a popular Yale College undergraduate course “Immunity and Contagion”. 
Nancy H. Ruddle, Ph.D. is an immunologist with a particular interest in cytokines and inflammation as they relate to autoimmunity and lymphoid organ development. She received her Ph.D. and did postdoctoral training at Yale University where she is a Professor at Yale School of Public Health.  She developed the first Yale course , “Immunology for Epidemiologists” and taught it for more than 35 years. 

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction to Immunology, Epidemiology, and Immunoepidemiology

    Pages 3-17

    Niccolai, Linda M. (et al.)

  • Organization and Cells of the Immune System

    Pages 21-38

    Kavathas, Paula B. (et al.)

  • Innate Immunity: Recognition and Effector Functions

    Pages 39-53

    Kavathas, Paula B. (et al.)

  • Adaptive Immunity: Antigen Recognition by T and B Lymphocytes

    Pages 55-74

    Kavathas, Paula B. (et al.)

  • Adaptive Immunity: Effector Functions, Regulation, and Vaccination

    Pages 75-95

    Kavathas, Paula B. (et al.)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-25553-4
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-25552-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Immunoepidemiology
Editors
  • Peter J. Krause
  • Paula Kavathas
  • Nancy Ruddle
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25553-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25553-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25552-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 297
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 74 illustrations in colour
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