Call for Papers: Environmental Justice & Health Disparities

The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) intends to publish a theme issue on the science of environmental justice and health disparities and the policy applications of science to address environmental justice. Papers are invited on the following topic areas: state of the science and knowledge on factors that contribute to environmental injustice and environmental health disparities in minority, low income and tribal populations.We also invite original research papers featuring the contributions of social context to differential environmental exposures in vulnerable populations, community or population group vulnerability to environmental hazards, and risk/health impacts resulting from environmental exposures. Other topics of interest are analytic and decision-making tools and frameworks for incorporating environmental justice into environmental health policy. Case studies of successful incorporation of environmental justice principles in environmental decision making, integrated strategies in research and policy to develop effective interventions, or other promising practices are also invited.

All selected authors are encouraged to consider the different categories of manuscripts as indicated on the AJPH website. All manuscripts will undergo the standard peer review process by the AJPH editors and peer referees as defined by AJPH policy. Manuscripts will be due to the Journal on 0ctober 1, 2010, and can be submitted at http://submit.ajph.org. For more information about this supplement, please contact the guest editors at Symposiumpapers@epa.gov.

Guest Editors: Devon Payne-Sturges, DrPH, National Center for Environmental Research, US Environmental Protection Agency; Onyemaechi Nweke, DrPH, Office of Environmental Justice, US Environmental Protection Agency; Irene Dankwa-Mullan, MD MPH, National Institutes of Health, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities.