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Special Issue "Cultural Determinants of HIV, Substance Abuse and Addiction"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016).
We are organizing a Special Issue on HIV, substance abuse and addiction as public health issues for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
Substance abuse research targeting vulnerable populations remains sparse. In the HIV arena, prevalence, and incidence and treatment outcome have improved for the white population, but remain dismal for disenfranchised ethnic and racial minority groups. Additionally lacking is intervention research that accounts for the role of cultural determinants of health in preventing, reducing HIV and substance abuse disorders among US ethnic/racial minority communities. This Special Issue aims to fill the void in the research literature by calling for papers that examine the cultural determinants influencing pathways to substance abuse disorders among racial/ethnic minority populations, and the concomitant impact on the persistent and exponential rate of HIV and addictive behaviors within these groups.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to the racism and stigma as cultural factors influencing substance abuse and addiction-related behaviors and risky sexual behaviors in ethnic/racial minority populations in the U.S.
Prof. Dr. Ronald L. Braithwaite
Prof. Dr. Mario De La Rosa
Prof. Dr. Selina A. Smith
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Etiology of Substance Abuse
- Social and Cultural Context of Substance Abuse and Addiction
- Cultural Determinants of Health
- HIV, Substance Abuse and Ethnic/Racial Minorities
- Pathways to Substance Abuse Disorders
- Racism, Stigma, Discrimination
- Prevention and Treatment Interventions
- Rehabilitation vs. Criminal Justice Interventions
- Social Justice Matters
- Risky Sexual Behaviors
- Diversifying the Research Workforce