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Georgia State: Dr. Laura Salazar Co-Authors Essentials of Public Health Research Methods Text

Dr. Laura Salazar, professor in the Department of Health Policy & Behavioral Sciences at Georgia State University School of Public Health, has co-authored the first edition of “Essentials of Public Health Research Methods”.

Described as using the circular model of public health research as an overarching framework, “Essentials of Public Health Research Methods” provides a clear, time-tested methodology that leads students step-by-step through the research process – from framing the questions, identifying the study design and choosing methodology to collecting and analyzing data, and disseminating research findings.

The text is described as being specifically written for undergraduate students studying public health who want to fully understand the range of research methods as applied to public health.  By following the step-by-step research process, students will learn about various facets of public health, while also learning how to select and apply various research methodologies.

Dr. Salazar’s research has been devoted to helping prevent and ameliorate violence against women and HIV/AIDS. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and focuses on understanding the etiologic mechanisms underlying human immunodeficiency virus/ acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and violence and developing public health interventions that target those mechanisms. Her intervention approaches include the use of educational entertainment in the form of serial drama episodes, social media marketing and web-based approaches to expand the reach of public health efforts.

Dr. Robert Crosby is also co-author of “Essentials of Public Health Research Methods”.

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