Special Issue "Reducing Health Inequities: Social Epidemiology Insights for Public Health and Social Policy"
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 June 2021.
Leading Guest Editor
Interests: community-based participatory research; environmental health; epidemiology; health disparities; health equity; public health; social epidemiology
Interests: environmental health; Indigenous data sovereignty; Native American health; public health; social factors
Interests: epidemiology; health equity; racism; education; school discipline; criminal legal system; policy; structural factors; intersectionality
This Special Issue welcomes all papers that are studying issues of health equity using methods from social epidemiology. We expect papers to thoughtfully characterize the social factors studied and discuss the potential mechanisms by which they could affect the health outcomes measured, drawing from previous theoretical and/or empirical research. Papers must also include in the discussion section clear implications for how the research can inform public health actions and/or social policies.
This Special Issue will include both original research articles and literature reviews. Original research articles should thoroughly describe the population and measures. We encourage studies of and with populations underrepresented in the public health literature, including community-based participatory research studies. Literature reviews should be systematic literature reviews or explain why a systematic literature review was not possible. We will do a rapid editorial review of any papers that are analyzing COVID-19-related data. Papers that conduct rigorous analyses that lead to null findings are also welcome.
Dr. Alison K. Cohen
Dr. Stephanie R. Carroll
Dr. Catherine dP. Duarte
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.
- community-based participatory research
- health disparities
- health equity
- population health
- public health
- public policy
- social epidemiology
- social factors
- social policy