Special Issue "Eliminating Health Disparities to Achieve Health Equity"


A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2015

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Stephen Thomas
Center for health equity School of Public Health University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742, USA
Website: http://www.healthequity.umd.edu/buildingtrust_bio_thomas.asp
E-Mail: sbt@umd.edu

Guest Editor
Dr. Devon Payne-Sturges
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, 2234L School of Public Health, 255 Valley Drive, College Park, MD 20742, USA
E-Mail: dps1@umd.edu
Phone: +1-301-405-2025
Interests: environmental health policy; health disparities; environmental health equity; children's environmental health; environmental health of minority populations; social determinants of health; cumulative risk assessment; biomonitoring; health impact assessment; exposure assessment; risk assessment; environmental regulatory decision making; population vulnerability and susceptibility; pesticides; air pollution; toxic chemicals in consumer products; indoor air; community-based participatory research; environmental public health indicators

Guest Editor
Dr. Christiane Bunge
Unit "General Aspects of Environment and Health" Federal Environment Agency Corrensplatz 1 14195 Berlin, Germany
Website: http://www.umweltbundesamt.de/en
E-Mail: christiane.bunge@uba.de
Phone: + 49 30 8903 1321;
Interests: environmental justice; social inequality in environmental health; health promotion and migration; sustainable urban development and health

Guest Editor
Dr. Kenneth Olden
Office of Research and Development National Center for Environmental Assessment 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460, USA
E-Mail: olden.kenneth@epa.gov
Fax: +1-703-347-0283

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The purpose of this special issue is to highlight the latest interdisciplinary and innovative research, tools, methods and approaches to assess, reduce and prevent environmentally driven social, racial and ethnic health disparities. We welcome manuscripts that link environmental, health and these factors including, but not limited to, spatial dimensions of health disparities, community capacity building for environmental justice and community based participatory research. Additionally, .we also encourage submissions on policy analysis/policy decision making that address social determinants of environmental health, and on analytical approaches that inform decision making for policy and program development/implementation to reduce/prevent environmental health disparities. Our aim is to advance health disparity research into the arena of environmental health and help accelerate efforts designed to improve access to healthy environments for vulnerable populations.

Dr. Stephen B. Thomas
Dr. Devon C. Payne-Sturges
Dr. Christiane Bunge
Dr. Kenneth Olden
Guest Editors


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Published Papers (3 papers)

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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(8), 7713-7724; doi:10.3390/ijerph110807713
Received: 19 May 2014; in revised form: 11 July 2014 / Accepted: 24 July 2014 / Published: 31 July 2014
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(5), 5510-5526; doi:10.3390/ijerph110505510
Received: 4 March 2014; in revised form: 25 April 2014 / Accepted: 12 May 2014 / Published: 21 May 2014
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(3), 2941-2957; doi:10.3390/ijerph110302941
Received: 21 January 2014; in revised form: 24 February 2014 / Accepted: 3 March 2014 / Published: 11 March 2014
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Last update: 11 July 2014

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