Ultimately epidemiology and the peoples health is required reading for epidemiologists interested in the evolution and emergence of theory in the field we would argue that all epidemiologists should be so interested this book firmly establishes the importance of theory in epidemiology. Epidemiology is often referred to as the science of public health however unlike other major sciences its theoretical foundations are rarely articulated while the idea of epidemiologic theory may seem dry and arcane it is at its core about explaining the peoples health it is about life and death it is about biology and society. A central emphasis of ecosocial theory is on embodiment referring to how people literally incorporate biologically in societal and ecologic context the material and social world in which we live thereby creating population patterns of health disease and well being. This concise conceptually rich and accessible book is a rallying cry for a return to the study and discussion of epidemiologic theory what it is why it matters how it has changed over time and its implications for improving population health and promoting health equity. Get this from a library epidemiology and the peoples health theory and context nancy krieger epidemiology is often referred to as the science of public health however unlike other major sciences its theoretical foundations are rarely articulated while the idea of epidemiologic theory
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