Students are responsible for obtaining copies of required books for their courses. You may purchase textbooks from any bookseller. Students are advised not to purchase books too far in advance of enrollment as texts are frequently published in new editions or courses are revised to newer, more current texts.

Textbooks have been updated for the spring 2018 semester.


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  18115 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Glanz. Health Behavior: Theory, Research, and Practice. 5th edition, Jossey-Bass, 2015. ISBN-13: 9781118628980

  18200 Environmental Health

Friis, Robert. Essentials of Environmental Health, 2nd edition. Jones and Bartlett. 2012. ISBN 13: 9781284026337 .

  18201 Principles of Epidemiology

Friss, Robert. Epidemiology for Public Health Practice. 5th Edition. Jones and Bartlett. 2014. ISBN-13: 9781449665494

  18203 Public Health Administration

Turnock, B.J. Public Health: What it is and How it Works, 6th edition. Jones and Bartlett, 2016. ISBN-13: 9781284069419.

  18204 Biostatistics

Pagano M and Gauvreau K. Principles of Biostatistics. 2nd edition. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole, 2000. ISBN 10: 0534229026.

Students may also purchase an accompanying Student Solutions Manual for Pagano/Gauvreau's Principles of Biostatistics. (ISBN-10: 0534373984). It contains solutions to odd numbered problems. Homework assignments will consist of even-numbered problems. Note: one copy of the solution manual will be put on reserve in the MCW library (3rd floor of the Health Research Center Building). 

Computing.  Use of a statistical software package is essential for this course. Students may use the software of their choice. However, SAS is the preferred software for this class with handouts being provided by instructor. If students choose to use other software, no support can be guaranteed.  SAS Studio will be used to teach this course. SAS Studio runs on any web browser and thus can be used on Windows or Mac OS. More detailed instructions on acquiring the software (which is free of charge) will be provided on the first week of the semester.

  18208 Health Care Management: Finance

Texts TBD.

  18209 Community Health Assessment and Improvement

Turnock, B.J. Public Health: What it is and How it Works, 6th edition. Boston: Jones and Bartlett, 2016. ISBN-13: 9781284069419.

The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century, Institute of Medicine, 2003 (optional purchase).

  18212 Behavioral Science and Public Health

DiClemente, R.J., Salazar, L.F., & Crosby, R.A. (2013) Health Behavior Theory for Public Health: Principles, Foundations and Applications. Burlington (MA) Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN-13: 9780763797539.

  18215 Infectious Diseases

Heymann, David, (ed.) Control of Communicable Diseases Manual. 20th Edition. American Public Health Association, 2014.

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 Public Health Foundation bookstore or can be downloaded or read on-line from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. (Direct link to Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health)

Recommended Reading:
Dworkin MS. Outbreak Investigations Around The World: Case Studies in Infectious Diseases Field Epidemiology. 1st Edition. (Faculty have an e-copy which they will be happy to share with students.)

  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-13: 9781118049082.

  18219 Introduction to Global Health

William Markle, Understanding Global Health, 2nd ed. McGraw Hill Professional Publishing 2013. ISBN-13: 9780071791007.

Glassman and Temin, Millions Saved: New Cases of Proven Success in Global Health, 3rd edition. Center For Global Development (2016), Brookings Institution Press. ISBN-13: 9781933286884.

  18221 Public Health Law

Website: Richards, E.  Public Health Law Map.

Hodge, JG. Public Health Law in a Nutshell, 2nd ed. West Academic Publishing, 2016. ISBN: 978163459279-6.

Gostin, Lawrence O. Public Health Law and Ethics: A Reader, 2nd edition. University of California Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780520261921.

  18223 Public Health Policy

Bodenheimer, T. and Grumbach, Kevin. Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach (7th edition). McGraw Hill Education, 2016. ISBN 13: 9781259584756. An audio version of the text is available.


  18230 Community Health Program Planning

Issel, LM. Health Program Planning and Evaluation: A Practical, Systematic Approach for Community Health, 4th edition. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2017. ISBN 13: 9781284112115.

(If you have already purchased the 3rd edition of the Issel text for a previous course, you may use that version. Contact the course instructor for help cross referencing assigned readings.)

  18232 Introduction to Population Health Management

No texts are required. Readings will be posted in course.

  18241 Health Communication

No texts are required.

  18243 Performance Management and Quality Improvement

Tews D, Heany J, Jones J, VanDerMoere R, and Madamala K. Embracing Quality in Public Health: A Practitioner’s Quality Improvement Guidebook. 2nd Edition.

  18250 Ethical Issues in Public Health

Gostin, L. and Wiley, Lindsay. Public Health Law: Power, Duty, and Restraint, 3rd edition. University of California Press, 2016. ISBN-13: 9780520282650.

  18254 Challenges in Maternal & Child Health

Kotch, Jonathan, MD, MPH. Maternal & Child Health Programs, Problems and Policy in Public Health, 3rd edition. 2013. ISBN-13: 9781449611590.

  18258 Advanced Epidemiologic Methods

Purchase of the course text is optional.

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.

  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-13: 9781284021042. A new edition is due out August 15th, but since this is so close to the start of the semester, the instructor will continue to use the 3rd edition.

Rossi, PH, Lipsey, MW and Freeman HE. (2004). Evaluation: A Systematic Approach, 7th edition. Thousands Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc. ISBN-10: 0761908943.

  18265 Public Health Research

No texts are required.

  18280 MPH Field Placement

Please see the MPH Field Placement page for more information.

  18297 MPH Capstone Project

Please see the MPH Capstone Project page for more information.

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