International Encyclopedia of Public Health, a new reference work from ScienceDirect, is now available to Penn readers through the Penn Library Web. IEPH presents lengthy articles, with recommendations on further reading, on:
- Diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, emerging and reemerging diseases, diet and obesity, infectious diseases, malnutrition and poverty, neurological disorders, reproductive health, and tobacco, alcohol, and drugs.
- Health processes, including aging, at-risk populations, child health, health systems, violence, and policy.
- Disciplinary contributions to public health, such as anthropology and sociology, economics and finance, occupational health, legal issues, and measurement and modeling.
IEPH is intended to be an “international” reference work: a concerted effort was made to draw examples from different countries and regions and to discuss health systems of countries worldwide. Contributing authors came from 39 countries.
The print version of International Encyclopedia of Public Health (6 volumes, Academic Press, 2008) is available to Penn readers in the Van Pelt Library Reference collection, call number RA423 .I58 2008