Special Issue "Health Promotion and Behavioral Epidemiology"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2021.
Interests: health promotion; health behavior; mental health; sleep health; stigma; mental and physical comorbidities
A guiding principle of public health is the acknowledgement that many diseases and disabilities are attributable, at least in part, to health-related behaviors. Accordingly, public health researchers and practitioners have long sought to investigate the myriad influences on health behavior, and to develop, implement, and disseminate health promotion programs designed to facilitate behavior change. This work is complicated by the fact that health behavior does not occur in a silo, and no one person or community shares the same influences; however, many programs have successfully identified and addressed barriers to behavior change in at-risk communities.
The purpose of this Special Issue, Health Promotion and Behavioral Epidemiology, is to highlight research that applies novel approaches to the study of health behavior (e.g., ecological momentary assessment, complex systems analysis) and/or the development and evaluation of health promotion programs. Papers on any health behavior and from any population are welcome, though papers that consider broader social, political, and environmental contexts of behavior are preferred. Please see the following list of key words and terms.
Dr. Emily A. Schmied
Dr. Jennifer Sanchez-Flack
Manuscript Submission Information
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- health promotion
- health behavior
- behavioral determinants
- social determinants of health
- behavior change techniques