Five classic articles in public health

Jonathan Borak

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-45
Number of pages3
JournalYale Journal of Biology and Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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