Special Issue "Social and Environmental Determinants of Health and Health Disparities"
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: 30 September 2019
Dr. Chandra L. Jackson
Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, 111 TW Alexander Drive, Rall Building I Room A327, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
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Interests: social determinants of health, environment, health disparities, sleep health, cardiometabolic disease
We are organizing a special issue on the social and environmental determinants of health disparities and their interaction in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH). IJERPH is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes research articles examining the intersection of environment and public health. For detailed information regarding the journal, please refer to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
Racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic health disparities in the United States are persistent and costly public health concerns. The causes of these health disparities are complex and involve both social and physical environmental determinants along with their interactions. While the body of research on these mechanisms is growing, many knowledge gaps remain, especially related to the design and implementation of effective intervention strategies to address health disparities.
This Issue will highlight new research and analyses on the social and environmental determinants of health, and how these pathways can be modified to mitigate negative consequences. Original research papers, metaanalysis, systematic reviews, case studies, conceptual frameworks, commentaries or editorials, and policy-relevant articles are solicited. Of particular interest are articles involving under-studied topic areas. We also encourage authors to submit studies that address issues and approaches relevant to both developed and developing countries.
We welcome submissions that include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
- Social and environmental determinants of health;
- Social (e.g., racial residential segregation) and environmental (e.g., air pollution) determinants of health disparities;
- Within-group socioeconomic status variation and health;
- Disaster planning and relief disproportionately affecting vulnerable communities;
- Natural environments and mental/physical health;
- Built environment and health;
- Housing and health;
- Indoor comfort and health;
- Energy insecurity and health;
- Environmental justice;
- Community-based participatory research;
- Climate change and health;
- Public health interventions.
Dr. Chandra L. Jackson
Dr. Gary Adamkiewicz
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
- Social determinants of health
- Built environment
- Natural environment
- Air pollution
- Disaster planning and relief
- Environmental health disparities
- Environmental justice
- Community-based participatory research
- Citizen’s science