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Spatial epidemiology is the study of the spatial distribution of health outcomes, i.e. the description and examination of disease and its geographic variation. It is a very active area of research in statistics, epidemiology, geography/GIS, public health and the social sciences. This handbook synthesizes the research in a carefully-edited collection, covering the state of the art in spatial epidemiology methods and applications. Divided into four major parts, the book covers basic principles and GIS, basic statistical methods, advanced methods and application areas/special topics.