Neuroepidemiology is the epidemiologic study of neurological conditions. This fine textbook Neuroepidemiology: From Principles to Practice (PDF) provides an accessible and comprehensive overview of research methods for conducting epidemiologic and clinical research on these conditions. It is aimed at epidemiologists, neurologists, and public health professionals, as well as students of these disciplines. The ebook has 3 parts, each emphasizing the unique aspects of studying neurologic disorders. The 1st focuses on classic principles of epidemiologic and clinical research, including study design, sources of study bias, and methods for assessing the role of environmental and genetic factors in neurologic disorders. The 2nd part covers each of the major neurologic disorders, with an emphasis on the methodologic aspects of studying these disorders and discussion of future research directions. The 3rd part is devoted to clinical and translational research methods, including the design and conduct of clinical trials and prognostic studies, as well as the principles of health services research and evidence-based medicine. This textbook will give epidemiologists, neurologists, and their students the foundation for conducting rigorous epidemiologic and clinical research on neurologic disorders.
“A much-needed reference…concise and well-organized, [the ebook] provides easy to understand case scenarios and examples…highly recommended for all practitioners in the field of evidence-based neurology and clinical neurological research.” — New England Journal of Medicine