Quarraisha Abdool Karim is an Editor of the Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health – Seventh Edition

2 September 2022

Associate Scientific Director of CAPRISA Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim is one of five editors of the revised an updated version of the Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health (7th edition) described as the ‘ultimate resource’ on the scope of public health, which continues to evolve and epidemiology.

This edition printed in hardcover and bound in three volumes follows from the acclaimed 6th Edition in 2015 features a comprehensive perspective on public health needs and priorities to deal with emerging and re-emerging new challenges. 

Three new editors: Liming Li (China), Fran Baum (Australia), and Alastair H Leyland (UK), joined the editors of the 6th edition, Quarraisha Abdool Karim (South Africa) and Roger Detels (USA), bringing a global and wide-ranging perspective on public health.

The Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health is split into three main topics. 'The Scope of Public Health covers the development of the discipline, determinants of health and disease, and policies, law, and ethics. The second volume focuses on The Methods of Public Health, including the science of epidemiology, social science techniques, and environmental techniques. Finally, The Practice of Public Health is fully explored, with sections on specific public health problems, ways of prevention and control, the varying needs of different populations, and the functions of public health services and professionals’.

The Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health is an essential resource for public health practitioners and trainees, clinical epidemiologists, and students in the field and is available online.