According to the introduction, this concise introductory textbook was “born from a disparate collection of written materials that were created to teach epidemiology and biostatistics to second-year medical students.” The intention was to provide medical students with a basic instruction to clinical epidemiology and biostatistics to facilitate interpretation of the medical literature. The author is a practicing nephrologist who has had additional graduate-level training in epidemiology and considerable clinical research experience.
Lanska DJ. Epidemiology and Biostatistics: An Introduction to Clinical Research. JAMA. 2010;303(18):1869. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.604