Section Editors

  • Christopher Barton, Flinders University
  • Elvira Beracochea, Realizing Global Health
  • Rachel Carey, Deakin University
  • Amanda Daley, University of Birmingham
  • Ariadne Kapetanaki, City University London
  • Youcheng Liu, University of North Texas
  • Isabelle Niedhammer, INSERM
  • Angela Pesatori, University of Milan
  • Mahfuzar Rahman, BRAC
  • Giovanni Rezza, Istituto Superiore di Sanita
  • Richard Rosenkranz, Kansas State University
  • Dianne Stanton Ward, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • Martin Caraher, City University London
  • Omar Khan, Christiana Care Health System
  • David Stieb, Population Studies Division, Health Canada
  • Corneel Vandelanotte, Central Queensland University

Executive Editor

  • Natalie Pafitis, BioMed Central


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    Job insecurity just as bad as unemployment

    Evidence from the literature indicates that the health threat of job insecurity is comparable to that of unemployment, suggesting policy interventions should not only consider unemployment health risks but should also aim at reducing insecure employment.

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:985
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    Global Fund linked to mortality reductions

    Global Fund support is significantly associated with accelerated reductions in adult mortality and malaria-specific under-five mortality, across all recipient countries and within a subsample of Sub-Saharan countries.

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:977
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    Pregnancy among HIV-positive women in Kenya

    Despite having a greater likelihood of reported use of family planning, HIV-positive women in Kenya are more likely to have had an unintended pregnancy compared to HIV-negative women, suggesting the need to strengthen family planning services.

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:909
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    Fiscal interventions on healthy food consumption

    Evidence from the literature supports that fiscal interventions can have an impact on healthy food consumption but also highlights the lack of evidence available from upper middle-income, lower middle-income and and lower- income countries on such interventions.

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:887
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    Tobacco retailers' control efforts at point of sale

    Most tobacco retailers in North Carolina support minors' access provisions and a large minority support graphic warnings and promotion bans, suggesting government agencies can work with retailers to promote compliance with tobacco control efforts at the point of sale.

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:884
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    Food access survey tool validity in Bangladesh

    The polytomous Food Access Survey Tool is an internally and externally valid tool to measure household food insecurity in rural Bangladesh, suggesting validation of similar Likert food insecurity scales should be recommended.

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:863
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    Partners' views on smoking cessation during pregnancy

    Evidence from the literature suggests workplace emerges as an important space for and influence on partners’ smoking habits whereas health and community settings are seen to offer little cessation support to fathers.

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:849
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    Effects of food safety education interventions

    In controlled trials, food safety education interventions show significant effects in some contexts but many outcomes are very heterogeneous and do not provide a strong quality of evidence to support decision-making.

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:822



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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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