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Scope of Interests

Our primary topics of interest are:

  • Prevention, screening, surveillance, and population-based intervention of diseases, including but not limited to arthritis, asthma, cancer, depression, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease 
  • Mental health 
  • Oral health 
  • Reproductive health 
  • Injury prevention and control 
  • Health risk behavior 
  • Comprehensive, multidisciplinary approaches to disease prevention and health promotion at various levels: national, state, community, work, and school
  • Effects on public health of nonhealth factors, such as economics, social mores, housing, environment, insurance, and medical systems 
  • Effects on health of such factors as nutrition, physical activity, substance abuse (including tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs), and genetics
  • Health issues and disparities affecting specific populations: racial, ethnic, adolescent, adult, maternal, aging, sex-related, health-vulnerable, urban, rural, and others 
  • The value of policy and legislation in preventing chronic disease 
  • Applied qualitative and quantitative research into the prevention and control of chronic disease 
  • Public health tools and techniques, such as multimedia communication, surveys, theoretical models, biostatistics, and interactive educational tools

Inquiries about the suitability of proposed articles may be sent to the editor by fax at 770-488-8635 or via e-mail at Please send a brief abstract or synopsis of the proposed manuscript.



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