Environmental Epidemiology

ISSN 2519-8289 (Online)

Three Facets of Public Health and Paths to Improvements 


by Beth Ann Fiedler (Editor)


Three Facets of Public Health and Paths to Improvements provides an overview of how specific indicators like environment, culture, and behavior play a role in identifying and developing improved outcomes for public health in local, regional, national, and global health policy and concerns. Divided into three sections, the book examines the impact of the environment and social determinants on public health. These sections comprised of topical chapters illustrate the interrelation of these facets as predictors of public health, explores their institutional, organizational, and individual impact, and considers the way multiple stakeholders must engage to improve conditions that impact health. This book utilizes various research methods - fundamental, systematic literature review, qualitative, and quantitative analysis. Across these cases, readers can use the information to inform future research and better understand existing health problems and the impact of culture, behavior,/ and environmental contributors to specific health outcomes. Three Facets of Public Health and Paths to Improvements targets public health professionals, policymakers, and educators to help them make informed decisions, invite activism, and produce viable solutions within organizations, government, institutions, and communities.


Chapter 15 - Infectious ecology: A new dimension in understanding the phenomenon of infection


Dmitry Nikolaenko & Beth Ann Fiedler




All anthropogenic activities coupled with the natural dynamic ecological changes on Earth present new challenges to understanding the old problem of the manifestation of environmental pathogens. This chapter provides an overview of infectious ecology from the perspective of infection as a discrete phenomenon within a natural microorganism community that is disrupted by external forces. Various cases demonstrate the measured impact of the disruption of these forces, such as the sudden death of specific species, and illustrate the natural microbial dominance and their threat to public health by germinating, incubating, and/or transferring deadly infection. The new dimension generates awareness and a sense of urgency in understanding the factors that contribute to the activation of deadly pathogens. This is the basis for recommending preventive measures in the study of infectious ecology (1) by understanding the contribution of human disease and other triggers to harmful microbial disruption, and (2) suppressing activated infectious processes.

"Прежде чем диагностировать у себя депрессию и заниженную самооценку, убедитесь, что вы не окружены идиотами".

Зигмунд Фрейд