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PUBH 8050 Required Course Readings

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Allen, T. & Heald, S. (2004). HIV/AIDS policy in Africa: What has worked in Uganda and what has failed in Botswana? Journal of International Development, 16(8), pp1141-1154. 

Alles, M., Eussen, S., Ake-Tano, O., Diouf, S., Tanya, A., Lakati, A., Mauras, C. (2013). Situational analysis and expert evaluation of the nutrition and health status of infants and young children in five countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Food and nutrition bulletin, 34(3), 287–298. 

Averina, M., Nilssen, O., Brenn, T., Brox, J., Arkhipovsky, V., & Kalinin, A. (2005). Social and lifestyle determinants of depression, anxiety, sleeping disorders and self-evaluated quality of life in Russia--A population-based study in Arkhangelsk. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 40(7), 511-518. 

Baum, F. (2008). The Commission on the Social Determinants of Health: Reinventing health promotion for the twenty-first century? Critical Public Health, 18(4), 457-466. 

Bezruchka, S. (2010). Health equity in the USA. Social Alternatives, 29(2), 50–56.

Bezruchka, S., Namekata, T., & Sistrom, M. (2008). Interplay of politics and law to promote health: Improving economic equality and health: The case of postwar Japan. American Journal of Public Health, 98(4), 589-594. 

Biggs, B., King, L., Basu, S., & Stuckler, D. (2010). Is wealthier always healthier? The impact of national income level, inequality, and poverty on public health in Latin America. Social Science & Medicine (1982), 71(2), 266-273. 

Boyce T, Holmes A (2012). Addressing health inequalities in the delivery of the human papillomavirus vaccination programme: Examining the Role of the School Nurse. PLoS ONE 7(9): e43416. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043416 

Coovadia, H., Jewkes, R., Barron, P., Sanders, D., & McIntyre, D. (2009). Health in South Africa 1--The health and health system of South Africa: Historical roots of current public health challenges. Lancet, 374(9692), 817-834. 

Dankwa-Mullan, I., Rhee, K., Williams, K.,Sanchez, I., Sy, F., Stinson, N., & Ruffin, J. (2010). The science of eliminating health disparities: Summary and analysis of the NIH summit recommendations. American Journal of Public Health, 100(S1), S12-S18. 

Dinca-Panaitescu, S., Dinca-Panaitescu, M., Bryant, T., Daiski, I., Pilkington, B., & Raphael, D. (2011). Diabetes prevalence and income: Results of the Canadian Community Health Survey. Health Policy, 99(2), 116-123. 

Dummer, T., & Cook, I. (2008). Health in China and India: A cross-country comparison in a context of rapid globalization. Social Science & Medicine, 67(4), 590-605. 

Feeny, D., Kaplan, M., Huguet, N., & McFarland, B. (2010). Comparing population health in the United States and Canada. Population Health Metrics, 8, 8-18. 

Fernandez, M. (2009). HPV knowledge, attitudes, and cultural beliefs among Hispanic men and women living on the Texas-Mexico Border. Ethnicity and Health, 14 (6) pp. 607-624. 

Frieden, T. (2010). A framework for public health action: The health impact pyramid. American Journal of Public Health, 100(4), 590-595. 

Gehlert, S., Sohmer, D., Sacks, T., Mininger, C., McClintock, M., & Olopade, O. (2008). Targeting health disparities: A model linking upstream determinants to downstream interventions. Health Affairs, 27(2), 339–349.
Gele, A., & Harsløf, I. (2010). Types of social capital resources and self-rated health among the Norwegian adult population. International Journal for Equity in Health, 9, 8. 

Jones, C. (2010). The moral problem of health disparities. American Journal of Public Health, 100(S1), S47-S51. 

Jones, C., Jones, C., Perry, G., Barclay, G., & Jones, C. (2009). Addressing the social determinants of children's health: A cliff analogy. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 20(4 Suppl), 1-12. 

Kanjilal, B., Mazumdar, P., Mukherjee, M., & Rahman, M. (2010). Nutritional status of children in India: Household socio-economic condition as the contextual determinant.International Journal for Equity in Health, 9(1), 19-31. 

Kirkpatrick, S., & McIntyre, L. (2009). The Chief Public Health Officer's report on health inequalities: What are the implications for public health practitioners and researchers? Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne De Santé Publique, 100(2), 93-95. 

Koh, H., & Nowinski, J. (2010). Health equity and public health leadership. American Journal of Public Health, 100(S1), S9-S11. 

Kruk, M., Porignon, D., Rockers, P., & Van Lerberghe, W. (2010). The contribution of primary care to health and health systems in low- and middle-income countries: A critical review of major primary care initiatives.Social Science & Medicine (1982), 70(6), 904-911. 

Kyobutungi, C., Egondi, T., & Ezeh, A. (2010). The health and well-being of older people in Nairobi's slums. Global Health Action, 3, 45-53. 

Luque, J.S. (2010). HPV awareness among latina immigrants and anglo-american women in the southern united states: Cultural models of cervical cancer risk factors and beliefs. NAPA Bulletin Special Issue: Anthropological Perspectives on Migration and Health, 34(1)  pp. 84-104 

Miller, G., Chen, E., & Cole, S. (2009). Health psychology: Developing biologically plausible models linking the social world and physical health. Annual Review of Psychology, 60, 501–524.

Mukherjee, S., Haddad, S., & Narayana, D. (2011). Social class related inequalities in household health expenditure and economic burden: Evidence from Kerala, south India. International Journal for Equity in Health, 10(1), 1-13. 

Norman, R., Schneider, M., Bradshaw, D., Jewkes, R., Abrahams, N., Matzopoulos, R., & Vos, T. (2010). Interpersonal violence: An important risk factor for disease and injury in South Africa. Population Health Metrics, 8, 32-43. 

Perlman, F., & Bobak, M. (2008). Socioeconomic and behavioral determinants of mortality in post transition Russia: A prospective population study. Annals of Epidemiology, 18(2), 92-100. 

Porter, J.D. (2005). Epidemiological reflections of the contribution of anthropology to public health policy and practice. Journal of Biosocial Science, 38, 133-144. 

Ray, R., Gornick, J., & Schmitt, J. (2010). Who cares? Assessing generosity and gender equality in parental leave policy designs in 21 countries. Journal of European Social Policy, 20(3), 196-216. 

Rudan, I., Kapiriri, L., Tomlinson, M., Balliet, M., Cohen, B., & Chopra, M. (2010). Evidence-based priority setting for health care and research: Tools to support policy in maternal, neonatal, and child health in Africa. PLoS Medicine, 7(7), 1-5 

Shelton, J., Cassell, M., & Adetunji, J. (2005). Is poverty or wealth at the root of HIV? Lancet, 366(9491), 1057-1058. 

Shonkoff, J., Boyce, W., & McEwen, B. (2009). Neuroscience, molecular biology, and the childhood roots of health disparities: Building a new framework for health promotion and disease prevention. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 301(21), 2252–2259.

Spiegel, J., & Yassi, A. (2004). Lessons from the margins of globalization: Appreciating the Cuban health paradox.Journal of Public Health Policy, 25(1), 85-110. 

Stuckler, D., King, L., & McKee, M. (2009). Mass privatization and the post-communist mortality crisis: A cross-national analysis. Lancet, 373(9661), 399-407. 

Tang, S., Meng, Q.,Chen, L., Bekedam, H., Evans, T., & Whitehead, M. (2008). Tackling the challenges to health equity in China.Lancet, 372(9648), 1493-1501. 

The PLoS Medicine Editors. (2010). Social relationships are key to health, and to health policy. PLoS Med, 7(8), e1000334. 

Vafaei, A., Rosenberg, M., & Pickett, W. (2010). Relationships between income inequality and health: A study on rural and urban regions of Canada. Rural and Remote Health, 10(2), 1430. 

van Doorslaer, E., Masseria, C., & Koolman, X. (2006). Inequalities in access to medical care by income in developed countries. CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, 174(2), 177-183. 

Van Keulen et al. (2013) Determinants of HPV vaccination intentions among Dutch girls and their mothers: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health 13:111 

Venkatapuram, S. (2010). Global justice and the social determinants of health. Ethics & International Affairs, 24(2), 119-130. 

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