Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; Journal
Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia Campus,
Virginia Commonwealth University.
For the first time in the history of humanity, we are a majority urban
population, with more people living in cities than in rural areas. Given this
dramatic population shift, the recently published Handbook
of Urban Health, edited by Sandro Galea and David Vlahov, is a timely
reference for those concerned about the health of urban populations. Both
editors are at the Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies at the New York
Academy of Medicine and the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.
Lopez R. Urban Health. JAMA. 2005;294(16):2098. doi:10.1001/jama.294.16.2098-a