Special Issue "Social Epidemiology to Eliminate Disparities"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: reproductive justice; social epidemiology; urban health; African Americans; adverse birth outcomes; maternal and child health
Interests: social determinants of health; health equity; chronic disease epidemiology; human social genomics; gene by environment interactions; precision medicine
Interests: social epidemiology; cancer health disparities; health impacts of and policy solutions for structural and institutional racism; public health and criminal justice
Interests: social epidemiology; structural racism; intersection of place, race, and health; cardiovascular disease; health inequities among Blacks in the Southern United States and Brazil
Social epidemiology is focused on understanding the fundamental causes and consequences of health inequities. Specifically, we explicate the ways in which society is organized to support or hinder population health. Our central question is: who and what is responsible for the social distribution of health, disease and well-being, and how can we intervene? For this Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, we are interested in highlighting scholarship that is aligned with the theme: “Social Epidemiology to Eliminate Disparities”. We are interested in action-oriented, policy- and practice-informative scholarship focused on finding solutions to health disparities.
Potential topics of interest include:
- Health impacts of systems of oppression (racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, ableism, etc.);
- Bidirectional relationships between health inequities and social and/or political processes;
- Multi-level public health interventions focused on ameliorating social inequities in health;
- Mixed-methods studies that quantify and contextualize associations between macro-social determinants and population health;
- Within-group analyses that draw from a life-course perspective to identify risk as well as protective factors for adverse health among groups made vulnerable by their social position;
- Research that is co-led, co-created, and co-authored by relevant community stakeholders that is focused on disrupting systems of power to achieve health equity.
Dr. Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson
Dr. Kristen Brown
Dr. Zinzi Bailey
Dr. Sharrelle Barber
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- social epidemiology
- mixed methods
- social stratification
- political processes
- health inequities
- scholarship for action
- fundamental causes