Transdisciplinary Public Health: Research, Education, and Practice

Edited by Debra Haire-Joshu, and Timothy D. McBride

Chapter 4: Measuring Success: An Evaluation Framework for Transdisciplinary Public Health, written by Douglas A. Luke, Sarah Moreland-Russell, and Stephanie Herbers
2013, Jossey-Bass Public Health

From the Foreword by Edward F. Lawlor, former dean and the William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor, the Brown School; and founding director, Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis:

The complexity of public health and social problems is becoming more challenging. Understanding and designing solutions for these problems requires perspectives from multiple disciplines and fields as well as cross-disciplinary research and practice teams. Transdisciplinary Public Health fills a void in the literature and offers a comprehensive text that introduces transdisciplinary methods as a means for providing an innovative tool set for problem-solving in public health research and practice.

With contributions from leading experts, Transdisciplinary Public Health offers an understanding of interactions among the biological, behavioral, social, and public health sciences; shared disciplinary frameworks in analyzing health problems; and the integration and evaluation of transdisciplinary solutions to alleviate complex public health issues. Use of this important resource will promote transdisciplinary research and practice, resulting in novel solutions that positively impact human health.

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