David Kleinbaum, 2015


ActivEpi Web, is an electronic textbook for teaching epidemiology, available free on-line. This unique instructional tool can be accessed using the link: http://activepi.herokuapp.com.

ActivEpi Web features:

• 15 lessons (chapters), each with several activities.

Topics covered in most introductory epidemiology texts:

  • study designs, measures of frequency and effect, potential impact,validity (selection, information, and confounding biases),interaction/effect modification, analysis of 2x2 tables, control of variables, stratified analysis, matching, introduction to logistic regression.

A full range of learning activities:

  • Narrated instructional expositions that use video and/or animation
  • Interactive study questions within expositions
  • Interactive short quizzes
  • Exercises using computer software to analyze data
  • Homework exercises with solutions available to instructors only
  • Linkage to resources on the World Wide Web

Materials for the Instructor:

  • PowerPoint presentation lecture materials
  • Homework exercises and exam questions
  • Answer files to homework exercises and exam questions available only to instructors

  • Author-Collaborators
  • Table of Contents
  • Special Features
  • Educational benefits
  • Sign-up and Ordering Information
  • Support

    Dr Kleinbaum (CDC/EIS) comedy skit

    David Kleinbaum, Ph.D., Professor of Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, originally developed ActivEpi in 2001 as a CD Rom.  Because many computers no longer have CD capability, Kleinbaum converted it to a Web format in 2015.
     “I consider this text an important educational gift to the world and hope it has a major impact on education in the health, medical and mathematical/statistical fields,” said Kleinbaum who has written seven epidemiology textbooks and won numerous teaching awards during his 40-year career.  “I hope it provides a clear understanding of how epidemiology links the health and medical sciences with mathematics and statistics.”