Core 101 Resources

Developed under the guidance of Richard Riegelman, MD, MPH, PhD, our core 101 texts (Public Health 101, Epidemiology 101, and Global Health 101) are hard wired to the curriculum recommendations of The Educated Citizen and Public Health initiative.

Each of these titles fully implements the curriculum framework, learning objectives, and “enduring understandings” of undergraduate public health education as recommended by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)* and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR).

Public Health 101

Public Health 101

From clean drinking water, to seat belts, to immunizations, the impact of public health on every individual is undeniable. For undergraduates, an understanding of the foundations of public health is an essential step toward becoming an educated citizen. Public Health 101: Healthy People—Healthy Populations provides a big-picture, population perspective on the determinants of health and disease and the tools available to protect and promote health. It examines the full range of options for intervention including use of the healthcare system, the public health system, and society-wide systems such as laws and taxation.

Through case studies, vignettes, and extensive examples, readers will come away with a clear understanding of how public health affects them in their everyday lives. They will learn and apply frameworks for thinking about the issues of public health and gain a deeper understanding about the health news they are exposed to each day.

Epidemiology 101

Epidemiology 101

Designed to fulfill the four essential learning outcomes of Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP)–a campaign of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU*)–Epidemiology 101 meets the needs of instructors teaching an overview or introductory course in epidemiology.

Using a clear, cohesive writing style, Epidemiology 101 covers the basics of infectious disease epidemiology, environmental epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, and psychosocial/behavioral epidemiology. Numerous tables and charts throughout the text capture the reader’s interest and enhance learning.

The book follows the basic Epidemiology 101 curriculum framework as recommended by the AAC&U "Recommendations for Undergraduate Public Health Education". It offers current, tangible examples from the field such as recent disease outbreaks, bioterrorism, and uses of epidemiology for policy development, and requires no prior familiarity with health-related fields or statistics.

Global Health 101

Global Health 101

Rated by an independent panel as the best introductory Global Health text for undergraduates, Global Health 101, Second Edition is a clear, concise, and user-friendly introduction to the most critical issues in global health. It illustrates key themes with an extensive set of case studies, examples, and the latest evidence.

While the book offers a global perspective, particular attention is given to the health-development link, to developing countries, and to the health needs of poor and disadvantaged people. Global Health 101 builds on the success of an introductory global health course taught by the author at the George Washington School of Public Health and Health Services and is ideally suited for the Association of American Colleges and Universities recommended course by the same name.

The text is accompanied by a wealth of instructor’s resources, as well as a robust companion website with videos, presentations, and references intended to help both teachers and students.