Leon S. Robertson, Ph.D. -- Books and background information:

This page provides links to Leon Robertson's publications and downloads of free books, "Make America Great Again: Myths, Lies, and Facts", and the 2022 update of the 4th edition of "Injury Epidemiology".

The latest book is "Roads to COVID-19 Containment and Spread". From the back cover: "Too often, the lessons of a response to a disaster such as a pandemic, are not learned but are ignored, resulting in a lack of improved responses to future similar events. Dr. Robertson explores the potential for learning about a range of impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and translates his understanding of the science behind the lessons for the reader who is not a scientist, but who would like to learn more about what needs to be learned to inform the response to future events. He describes the virus, as well as an analysis of the factors that contributed to effective and ineffective responses to its potential for spread, as well as the impact of conspiracy theories and politics. He leaves the reader with an understanding of what we can and should learn from the response to the COVID-19 pandemic." Linda C. Degutis, DrPH, MSN, Past President, American Public Health Association

Make America Great Again:Myths, Lies and Facts is about the history of a large number of major problems and solutions performed by our form of government and their relevance to today's problems. It is about solutions to problems that are being ignored or abandoned.

Download the book free:

Injury Epidemiology is the 2022 update of the fourth edition of the textbook and each chapter can be downloaded by clicking on the chapter in the second column of this page.

ROADS TO COVID-19 CONTAINMENT AND SPREAD (Austin Macauley Publishers, 2023). Click to order
(Also available after March 2, 2023 on Kindle, Nook, and the IPad; just Google the title)

THE HOA MURDERS - A Novel of Suspense,(www.lulu.com, 2011) Click to order
(Also available on Kindle, Nook, and the IPad; just Google the title)

HILLBILLY to HARVARD to YALE (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/nanlee252000) Click to order

THE EXPERT WITNESS SCAM (www.lulu.com, 2006) Click to order

INJURY EPIDEMIOLOGY: Fourth Edition (Lulu Press, 2015, revised 2022) Click to order epub version



INJURY EPIDEMIOLOGY (Oxford University Press,1992)



Leon S. Robertson, Ph.D., is Professor Adjunct at Yale University. During 1978-98 he occupied various positions in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies and the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale. He previously served on the faculties of Harvard University Medical School (1966- 70) and Wake Forest University (1962-65). He also conducted statistical research on injuries in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. (1970-78)

Dr. Robertson contributed 161 articles and chapters to the scientific literature. He was a member of the National Research Council/Institute of Medicine Committee on Trauma Research that produced the report, INJURY IN AMERICA: A CONTINUING PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM and was vice chair of the NRC committee that reviewed the injury control program of the Centers for Disease Control. He also served on the National Research Council Panel on Occupational Safety and Health Statistics and chaired the special interest group on Injury Control and Emergency Health Services of the American Public Health Association. He was given the Distinguished Career Award by the latter group.

Education, Awards, Publications

Injury Epidemiology, Fourth Edition (Revised 2022) Click on the chapters below to download free.

Foreword and Chapter 1. Injury and the Role of Epidemiology

Chapter 2. Energy Characteristics and Control Strategies

Chapter 3. Research Objectives and Usable Data

Chapter 4. Injury Severity

Chapter 5. Injury Statistics

Chapter 6. National Injury Surveillance

Chapter 7. Local Injury Surveillance

Chapter 8. The Use and Abuse of Causal Analysis

Chapter 9. Research Designs and Data Analysis

Chapter 10. Human Factors

Chapter 11. Evaluation of Programs to Change Human Factors Voluntarily

Chapter 12. Evaluation of Laws and Rules Aimed at Individual Behavior

Chapter 13. Evaluation of Agent, Vehicle and Environmental Modifications

Chapter 14. Evaluation of Postinjury Treatment and Rehabilitation

Chapter 15. Injury Epidemiology and Economics

Chapter 16. Summation of Principles

Robertson Books at Amazon

Selected news clips about Robertson's Research


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