- William R Brieger, JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Mark R Cullen, Stanford University School of Medicine
- David J Hunter, Durham University
- Omar Khan, University of Vermont
- Carl A Latkin, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
- Victor Minichiello, La Trobe University
- Angela Pesatori, University of Milan
- Giovanni Rezza, Istituto Superiore di Sanita
- Babar Tasneem Shaikh, Health Services Academy
- Corneel Vandelanotte, Central Queensland University
- Jascha de Nooijer, Maastricht University
- Natalie Pafitis, BioMed Central
Factors such as not providing for oneself, parental divorce, peer pressure, very low nicotine dependence and sensation seeking are positively associated with the onset of cannabis use in young male adults.
Physical health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is a significant predictor of a range of adverse outcomes such as incident cancer, CHD events and all-cause mortality, even after adjustment for adiposity and other confounders.
Gender interpretations of embarrassment, self-respect and safety need to feed into the understanding of shared latrine access, choice, utilization and cleaning for improved sanitation provision among the urban poor.
Implementing a mandatory nutrient profiling scheme for products with health-related on-pack information could contribute to a consistent relationship between health-related information on breakfast cereals and the overall nutritional value of the product.
A novel approach for measuring the impact of humanitarian program measures in a post-tsunami region finds that duration of displacement is the strongest negative predictive factor for the attainment of durable solutions.
The Job Demand-Control-Support model may predict psychological well-being among Chinese workers in small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and future mental health promotion should focus on young migrant male workers who are most vulnerable.
Community perceptions of dengue fever indicate there is a need for local, policy-relevant research that can be translated to strengthen the design, implementation, and evaluation of new dengue management strategies.
The prevalence of double burden households in Sub-Saharan Africa is low despite a prediction of its increase, suggesting studies are needed to help explain this paradox in urban areas with increasing adult obesity rates.
BMC Public Health 2014, 14:1160
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Carl Latkin is Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society and in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr Latkin works in developing and testing sustainable social network and social diffusion behavior change interventions and is the principal investigator at the Lighthouse, a community-based research center that focuses on health promotion and disease prevention. His research interests include HIV prevention and care among disadvantaged populations, domestic and international approaches to behavior change, social and personal network analysis, neighborhood factors and health behaviors, injection drug users, STIs, alcohol, harm reduction, mental health, social support, social context and risk behavior, integrating qualitative and quantitative methods.
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