In this brief review, Dr. Jonathan Borak comments on five seminal papers that helped shape the fields of epidemiology and public health. These papers include Hill's criteria for inferring causality; the first proof of the multistage theory of cancer; the first evidence that subclinical lead exposures can cause neurobehavioral impairment in children; a simple yet robust study that had a major influence on setting current air pollution policies; and a landmark review of the general public's perception of risk in relation to actual public health hazard.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine|
|State||Published - Mar 1 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)