In December, Elsevier Academic Press published the second edition of Women and Health. Dr. Marlene B. Goldman of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, Rebecca Troisi, Sc.D., of DCEG’s Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program (EBP), and Dr. Kathryn M. Rexrode of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, edited the updated version of this book. Women and Health provides a comprehensive review of the behavioral, social, and biological determinants of health and well-being in women.
In addition to Dr. Troisi, several other members of DCEG contributed to the second edition. Robert N. Hoover, M.D., Sc.D., Director of EBP, wrote the epilogue, and Patricia Hartge, Sc.D., Deputy Director of EBP, served as an editor for the section on cancer. Melissa Friesen, Ph.D., Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch (OEEB), Sharon A. Savage, M.D., Clinical Genetics Branch, Debra T. Silverman, Sc.D., Chief of OEEB, Britton Trabert, Ph.D., Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch (HREB), Mary H. Ward, Ph.D. (OEEB), Nicolas Wentzensen, M.D., Ph.D. (HREB), and Shelia Hoar Zahm, Sc.D., scientific advisor in DCEG’s Office of the Director, authored chapters in this valuable compendium on women’s health.