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Causation in Population Health Informatics and Data Science

Authors: Dammann, Olaf, Smart, Benjamin

  • Reviews intersections between epidemiology, public health, computation, informatics, and science philosophy
  • Suggests a new theory for the integration of epidemiology, public health, computation, informatics, and science philosophy to improve public health research Evaluates how informatics and computational approaches can aid the identification of causal associations in the health sciences
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Marketing text: This book covers the overlap between informatics, computer science, philosophy of causation, and causal inference in epidemiology and population health research. Key concepts covered include how data are generated and interpreted, and how and why concepts in health informatics and the philosophy of science should be integrated in a systems-thinking approach. Furthermore, a formal epistemology for the health sciences and public health is suggested.

Causation in Population Health Informatics and Data Science provides a detailed guide of the latest thinking on causal inference in population health informatics. It is therefore a critical resource for all informaticians and epidemiologists interested in the potential benefits of utilising a systems-based approach to causal inference in health informatics.

About the authors

Olaf Dammann, M.D. (U Hamburg, ’90), S.M. Epidemiology (Harvard, ’97) is Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Pediatrics, and Ophthalmology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, USA. He is also Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, the publication of the International Pediatric Research Foundation. His research interests include the elucidation of risk factors for brain damage and retinopathy in preterm newborns, the theory of risk and causation in biomedical and population health research, and the development of computational chronic disease models. He has received grant support from the National Institutes of Health and the European Union. His bibliography lists more than 200 publications.

Dr Benjamin Smart is senior lecturer at The University of Johannesburg, and a founder member of The African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science. He was awarded a PhD in metaphysics by The University of Nottingham in 2012, before lecturing philosophy at The University of Birmingham (2012-2015). Smart has published widely on causation, laws of nature, and on the philosophy of health and disease.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dammann, Olaf (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Health Data Science

    Dammann, Olaf (et al.)

    Pages 15-26

  • The Metaphysics of Illness Causation

    Dammann, Olaf (et al.)

    Pages 27-41

  • Causal Inference in Population Health Informatics

    Dammann, Olaf (et al.)

    Pages 43-61

  • Making Population Health Knowledge

    Dammann, Olaf (et al.)

    Pages 63-77

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96307-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96306-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Causation in Population Health Informatics and Data Science
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96307-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96307-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96306-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 134
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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