Free Electronic Textbooks from Jossey-Bass Public Health

Jossey Bass Public Health

Jossey-Bass Public Health recently posted free books including Basic Epidemiology, Introduction to Biostatistics, Climate Change, and many more. For more information on Jossey-Bass Public Health, click here.

Basic Epidemiology (2nd edition)


Basic Epidemiology (2nd edition) is published by the World Health Organization. Basic epidemiology was originally written with a view to strengthening education, training and research in the field of public health. 

Introduction to Biostatistics


Introduction to Biostatistics, developed at Loyola University Chicago.

Plain Language Thesaurus for Health Communications


This Plain Language Thesaurus has been put together by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Marketing. The aim is to help make health information clear and easy to understand.

Textbook on Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice and Policy


Publlished by the online CDC journal Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD), the book is a compilation of 23 essays on current population health practice and scholarship relating broadly to population health metrics, incentives, and partnerships These essays were part of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded project called Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

Pubilc Health Law Bench Book 


What to do and what can you do in a state of health emergency? Find answers in this free book written for the State of Washington.

Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role


One of the principal challenges that the public health community faces is to communicate the health impacts of climate change and enhance public readiness to take actions that limit further warming. This guidebook, adapted from a six-part webinar series, brings a diverse set of experts together to bridge the gap between climate change science and the public health response.

Case Studies in Global Health (volume 1)


Case Studies for Global Health provides an inside look at the ways in organizations address the complex challenges of developing and delivering effective health care for the developing world. They illustrate the ways various stakeholders — private funders, world health agencies, academics, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, public-private partnerships, and governments — have come together for a common purpose.