Special Issue "Statistical Methods in Environmental Epidemiology"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Climate Change and Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Pierre Masselot
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Guest Editor
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre Eau-Terre-Environnement, 490, rue de la Couronne, Québec, QC G1K 9A9, Canadaa
Interests: statistical methods; machine learning; environmental epidemiology; environment-health warning systems
Prof. Fateh Chebana
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Guest Editor
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre Eau-Terre-Environnement, 490, rue de la Couronne, Québec, QC G1K 9A9, Canada
Interests: applied statistics; envirnemental epidemiology; statistical hydrology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Assessing the impact of diverse environmental exposures on public health is not a simple task.

Indeed, the environment and its interaction with human societies is complex, with a number of interacting variables and confounders that modify the impacts. Examples include interactions between variables such as temperature, humidity, and fine particulate matter, as well as a built environment that can create so-called urban heat islands, not to mention climate changes that introduce some uncertainty regarding the evolution of these exposures and their impact on health. Fortunately, the ever-increasing amount of available data and monitored phenomena allow for more and more accurate assessments of the impact of environmental exposures on populations health.

To take full advantage of all the available information, it is important to have powerful statistical methods at one’s disposal. Advances such as distributed lag models and nonlinear regression models allow for significant improvements in our understanding of the impact of environmental exposures such as air pollution and extreme temperatures. Continuing the improvement of methods is crucial to making our response to environmental exposures more realistic. Furthermore, developed methods are also needed to better understand system-based approaches in quantifying the health risks of environmental changes.

The goal of this Special Issue is to invite researchers to propose new statistical perspectives on particular topics. These topics can be particular environmental exposure and public health variables or policies such as warning systems. The focus of submitted papers can either be new methodologies, new ways to tackle issues, or comparisons between concurrent methods based on variety of environmental exposures as well as health issues in different regions of the world.

Dr. Pierre Masselot
Prof. Fateh Chebana
Guest Editors

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 2300 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.


  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Statistics
  • Regression methods
  • Machine learning
  • Weather-related health
  • Risk assessment
  • Climate changes
  • Extremes weather effects
  • Air pollution
  • Mortality and morbidity

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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