Dr. Claudia Mikail published a textbook entitled “Public Health Genomics:The Essentials”
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Posted by: Kerri McCabe
Dr. Claudia Mikail recently published a textbook entitled "Public Health Genomics: The Essentials”(published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley)
Dr. Claudia Mikail recently published a textbook entitled "Public Health Genomics: The Essentials”. It’s based on courses she has taught in genetics and preventive medicine at USC, Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles, California.
"This book is beautifully written for health professionals and students in the fields of public health, medicine, and genetics. Because of Dr. Mikail's ability to explain complex concepts clearly, it also effectively educates the community-at-large about core principles in genomics, increasing awareness in patients, families, and nonprofessionals alike."
-Samuel Rahbar, MD, PhD, professor, Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology,
City of Hope National Medical Center
"Centered around CDC genomics competencies for public health professionals, Dr. Mikail's book provides a solid background in the core scientific and social issues surrounding public health genomics. As we strive to apply our understanding of genetics toward developing more effective disease prediction and prevention strategies for individuals and populations, students and practitioners will find this text an increasingly valuable resource in daily practice."
-R.J. Desnick, PhD, MD, professor and chairman, Department of Genetics and Genomic
Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University
"One of the first of its kind, this book brilliantly integrates the previously disparate fields of genomics and public health in a well-written introductory text that is a must-read for students in public health, medicine, and anyone interested in the health profession."
-Barbara Nemesure, PhD, associate professor, Department of Preventive Medicine,
State University of New York at Stony Brook