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Call for Papers: Supplement Social Determinants of Health and Data Systems

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articlesPublic Health Reports (PHR) is inviting papers for a Supplement on Social Determinants of Health and Data Systems.

  • Deadline for submission: June 1, 2010.
  • The anticipated publication date for the PHR Supplement is Fall 2011.
  • Journal website -author guidelines at

The Guest Editors for this Supplement are :

  1. Kathleen McDavid Harrison, Associate Director for Health Equity and
  2. Hazel D. Dean, Deputy Director, both with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention.

The Editors seek manuscripts that advance the scientific knowledge and public health research, practice, and policy on data systems related to addressing social determinants of health (SDH). Manuscripts may be analytic or descriptive in format and may propose models for new/enhanced data systems, evaluate existing data systems, or use data from current systems to illustrate how gaps can be addressed.

Manuscripts may examine policy, program, disease surveillance, or other appropriate data systems and novel ways to use them to monitor indicators of health equity.

Manuscripts addressing the following broad range of topics will be sought:

  • Studies focusing on developing and identifying key metrics that might be used to better measure and monitor the impact of SDH;
  • Studies that are multidisciplinary; that analyze or compare rather than merely describe; and that are not limited to one measure of social determinants or health outcomes, one age group, or one population subgroup;
  • Mathematical models of social determinants of human immunodeficiency virus, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis outcomes;
  • Studies that examine or use SDH analytic methods (e.g., individual-level, multilevel, and mixed-level analyses) that take into account

The uniqueness of the data being used;

  • Evidence of linkage with policy or other constituencies that influence equity outcomes;
  • Application of innovative analytic methods for studying and monitoring influences on health equity;
  • Analyses to support the design and evaluation of policies, services, and interventions that enhance equity in health;
  • Analyses or meta-analyses of available data on legal and health policies; and
  • Use of evidence toward enhanced public accountability in and social action for health equity.

Manuscript requirements:
Articles in PHR are typically 3,000–4,000 words in length.
All manuscripts will be reviewed by the PHR Special Editorial Committee (SEC) for this Supplement.
The SEC determines which manuscripts are sent for external peer review and which manuscripts are published in the Supplement.

Submit manuscripts to:
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Please include “Attention Social Determinants of Health and Data Systems” in the subject line of the e-mail.

If you have any questions about this Supplement, please contact
Dr. Kathleen McDavid Harrison (404-639-8000; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or
Dr. Hazel D. Dean (404-639-8000; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).


If you have any questions about PHR, please contact the Acting Editor, Laurence Reed, at 513-636-0257; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Public Health Reports is a peer-reviewed journal of the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Surgeon General.

It is published in collaboration with the Association of Schools of Public Health. PHR is the oldest journal of public health in the U.S. and has published since 1878.

The journal is widely distributed internationally, and is indexed by MEDLINE/Index Medicus, Current Contents, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Pais International, and LexisNexis.



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