Population Health and Aging: Strengthening the Dialogue Between Epidemiology and Demography
Weinstein, Maxine, Albert Hermalin, and M.A. Soto. 2001. Population Health and Aging: Strengthening the Dialogue Between Epidemiology and Demography. New York: The New York Academy of Sciences.
Population Health is an emerging field that draws heavily on two disciplines: demography and epidemiology. In recent years, as demographers have become increasingly interested in health transitions and trajectories and as epidemiologists have become increasingly interested in population-level disease dynamics, the two fields have converged in many ways. But their separate histories, cultures, languages, organizations, and missions have acted as impediments to dialogue among practitioners in the two fields. This volume seeks to improve conversation across the disciplines. It brings together reports on current research that provide examples of work that bridges (or has the potential to bridge) the two fields, and helps identify organizational and institutional pathways that can encourage collaboration.