Special Issue "Asthma Risk and Prevention"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2018).
Dr. Lori A. Hoepner
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, SUNY Downstate Medical Center School of Public Health, New York, NY, USA
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Interests: endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs); plasticizers/plastic pollution; childhood obesity/adiposity; asthma; DOHaD; community-based environmental health; underserved populations; health disparities; urban health; hydraulic fracturing; big data
We are organizing a Special Issue on “Asthma Risk and Prevention” in 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.
Asthma is a chronic disease which can affect individuals over the course of a lifetime. According to the World Health Organization (W.H.O., 2017) approximately 235 million people suffer from asthma worldwide with most asthma-related deaths occurring in low- and lower-middle income countries. Children are a particularly vulnerable population for asthma exacerbation effects, especially when the built environment and air pollution are considered. Asthma may have far-reaching health impacts including effects on physical activity and resulting obesity outcomes. Asthma can be a debilitating disease which can impact socioeconomic status, education outcomes, and work productivity due to missed days for sickness. As such, both individuals and their caregivers can be affected directly and indirectly. While the exact cause(s) of asthma remain unknown, understanding risk and prevention remains an important objective of public health research. Research across the lifespan, both in cities and rural areas, and in both developing and developed countries, can offer a critical guide for policy efforts and planning for public health.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to asthma risk and prevention. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.Dr. Lori Hoepner
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Indoor allergens
- Outdoor allergens
- Environmental tobacco smoke
- Chemical irritants
- Air pollution
- Quality of life
- Physical activity
- Pulmonary function tests
- Asthma action plan
- Built environment
- Shortness of breath