Section Editors

  • Christopher Barton, Flinders University
  • Rachel Carey, Deakin University
  • Amanda Daley, University of Birmingham
  • David J Hunter, Durham University
  • Ariadne Kapetanaki, City University London
  • Omar Khan, Christiana Care Health System
  • 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
  • Richard Rosenkranz, Kansas State University
  • Corneel Vandelanotte, Central Queensland University
  • Dianne Stanton Ward, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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  • Natalie Pafitis, BioMed Central


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    Stakeholder engagement with Ebola therapy research

    The community engagement process for Ebola Virus Disease research is crucial and will help address current myths and misconceptions as well as promote study volunteers' awareness of research objectives and results.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2015, 15:242
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    Anxiety risk increases with sedentary behavior

    Evidence from the literature indicates that there is a positive association between sedentary behavior and anxiety risk, suggesting further research is needed to confirm these findings and determine the direction of this relationship.

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:513
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    Curriculum dose for promoting fruit and vegetable intake

    There is a dose-response association between student-reported curricular activities received at the class-level and students’ fruit and vegetable intake, with dose of a curriculum more important for changing boys’ intake.

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:536
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    Stunting still persistent in South Africa

    Evidence from the literature suggests that, despite economic growth, political and social transitions and national nutritional programs, stunting remains stubbornly persistent and prevalent in South Africa.

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:534
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    Women’s obesity risk shaped by childhood conditions

    Women’s obesity status in adulthood is influenced by early childhood conditions including those educational and regional, while adulthood risk factors may be more important for men’s obesity risk

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:535
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    Work-based screening to address alcohol harm

    The workplace is an important setting for addressing alcohol harm, but work is required to develop methods to encourage uptake of voluntary screening, including bringing together multiple health issues to reduce the focus on alcohol.

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:532
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    Suicide risk in transgender persons

    Social inclusion, protection from transphobia and undergoing medical transition have the potential for sizeable effects on the high rates of suicide ideation and attempts in transgender communities.

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:525
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    Limiting children's television viewing

    Interventions to increase and maintain maternal self-efficacy for limiting children’s television viewing time may result in lower rates of this behavior amongst toddlers and may be particularly relevant for mothers of children with difficult temperaments.

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:517



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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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