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MPH Program Textbooks

Students are responsible for obtaining copies of required books for their courses in the Master of Public Health Degree Programs. You may acquire textbooks from local university bookstores, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc. 

Course textbooks have been updated for the Summer 2014 term.

Students are advised not to purchase books far in advance of enrollment as texts are frequently published in new editions or courses are revised to newer, more current texts.

Required Textbooks

18200 Environmental Health
- Friis, Robert. Essentials of Environmental Health, 2nd edition. Jones and Bartlett. 2012. ISBN-13: 9780763778903. contains an access code for the companion website.

18201 Principles of Epidemiology
- Gordis, Leon, Epidemiology. Text with Internet Access Code for Student Consult Edition. 4th Edition. Elsevier/Saunders, Inc. 5/2008. ISBN: 1416040021   ISBN-13: 9781416040026

18202 Toxicology
Williams, PL, James RC, and Roberts SM, Principles of Toxicology: Environmental and Industrial Applications, 2nd Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2000.   ISBN 0-471-29321-0.

18203 Public Health Administration
- Shi, Leiyu and Johnson, James. Public Health Administration: Principles of Population-based Management. 3rd Edition,  2014. ISBN-13: 9781449688332.

18204 Biostatistics
- Pagano M and Gauvreau K. Principles of Biostatistics. 2nd edition. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole, 2000. ISBN 0-534-22902-6.

Computer software for Biostatistics (Required):
Information regarding the required computer software will be provided in the course syllabus, which will be available in early January. Statistical software used in the course is best suited for PCs running Windows, not Macs. It is highly recommended that you purchase and install the software as soon as possible so that any technical difficulties encountered can be dealt with promptly.

18208 Health Care Management: Finance
- Finkler, Steven A. Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers. 3rd edition. New York: Aspen Publishers, Inc., 2003  ISBN: 0735546045 ($20)
- Gapenski, L. and Pink, GH. Understanding Health Care Financial Management, 6th edition. Health Administration Press, 2011.  978-1567933628. The casebook is not needed.

18209 Community Health Assessment and Improvement
- Turnock, B.J. Public Health: What it is and How it Works, 4th edition. Boston: Jones and Bartlett, 2009. ISBN 10: 0763754447.
- The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century, Institute of Medicine, 2003.

18212 Behavioral Science and Public Health
- Sarafino, E. and Smith, T. Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial Interactions. 8th Edition. J. Wiley & Sons, 2014. ISBN-13: 978-1-118-42520-6.

18215 Infectious Diseases
- Heymann, David, (ed.) Control of Communicable Diseases Manual. 19th Edition. American Public Health Association, 2008. ISBN: 0875531903. ISBN-13: 9780875531908.
- Dicker, Richard, MD, MSc. Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice. 3rd Edition. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - CDC.  Text can be purchased from the bookstore or can be downloaded or read on-line from

18218 Racial and Ethnic Inequalities in Health
- LaVeist, T, and Isaac, L.A., Race, Ethnicity & Health: A Public Health Reader. 2nd Edition. Jossey-Bass, 2013. ISBN 978-1-118-04908-2.

18219 Introduction to Global Health
- Skolnik, Richard. Global Health 101, 2nd Edition. Jones and Bartlett, 2012. ISBN-13 9780763797515

- Levine, R. Case Studies in Global Health: Millions Saved. Jones and Bartlett, 2007. ISBN-13 9780763746209  ISBN-10 0763746207

18221 Public Health Law
- Website: Richards, E.  Public Health Law Map.
- Hodge, JG. Public Health Law in a Nutshell. West Academic Publishing, 2014. ISBN 978-0-314-28884-4
- Gostin, LO. Public Health Law and Ethics: A Reader (2nd edition). University of California Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-520-26192-1

18230 Community Health Program Planning
- Bryson, JM. Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations (4th edition).  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011. ISBN 978-0-470-39251-5
- Issel, LM. Health Program Planning and Evaluation: A Practical, Systematic Approach for Community Health, 3rd edition. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-2840-2104-2.

18250 Ethical Issues in Public Health
- Gostin, L. Public Health Law: Power, Duty & Restraint. 2nd edition. University of California Press: Berkeley, 2008. ISBN 0-520-25376-0.

18254 Challenges in Maternal & Child Health
 - Kotch, Jonathan, MD, MPH. Maternal & Child Health Programs, Problems and Policy in Public Health, 3rd edition. 2012. ISBN-13 978-1449611590

18258 Advanced Epidemiologic Methods
 - Rivara, FP, Cummings, P, Koepsell, TD, Grossman, DC, and Maier, RV. Injury Control: A Guide to Research and Program Evaluation. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge 2008. ISBN 978-0-521-10024-3.

18260 Community Health Program Evaluation
- Issel, LM.  Health Program Planning and Evaluation: A Practical, Systematic Approach for Community Health, 3rd edition. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2014. ISBN 978-1-2840-2104-2.
- Rossi, PH, Lipsey, MW and Freeman HE. (2004). Evaluation: A Systematic Approach (7th edition). Thousands Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
ISBN 0-7619-0894-3.

18280 MPH Field Placement
- Course materials available online at

18297 MPH Capstone Project
- Course materials available online at
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