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Professor Brownell reviews public health as a profession and explains how it provides a different framework, compared to the traditional medical approach, for tracking diseases and trying to prevent them. Specifically, he explains how public health focuses on community/population (vs. the individual) and prevention (vs. treatment) and discusses which may be better for addressing problems of diet. He provides examples of how different forms of prevention and the epidemiologic triad are utilized to address disease in public health. Brownell, Kelly D. PSYC 123, The Psychology, Biology and Politics of Food, Fall 2008. Yale OpenCourseWare: Psychology, Accessed 05/10/14 http://oyc.yale.edu/psychology/psyc-123/lecture-12 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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