Section Editors

  • 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

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  • Natalie Pafitis, BioMed Central

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    Validity of natal sex and gender identity items

    Two brief survey items to measure gender minority status using a two-step method are valid tools for incorporating natal sex and gender status into health research.

    BMC Public Health 2014, 14:1224
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    Predictors of onset of drug use in males

    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.

    BMC Public Health 2014, 14:1202
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    HRQoL predicts adverse outcomes

    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.

    BMC Public Health 2014, 14:1197
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    Slum latrine use and access regulated by gender

    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.

    BMC Public Health 2014, 14:1180
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    Impact of nutrient profiling scheme for cereals

    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.

    BMC Public Health 2014, 14:1178
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    Assessing tsunami recovery efforts

    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.

    BMC Public Health 2014, 14:1168
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    Mental health status of workers in SMEs

    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.

    BMC Public Health 2014, 14:1162
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    Dengue control strategies in Ecuador

    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.

    BMC Public Health 2014, 14:1135

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Editor's profile

Carl LatkinCarl 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.

"I've been impressed with the diversity of articles in BMC Public Health in terms of country of origin and methodologies, with considerable amount of qualitative research"

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