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HUMN 8115 Social, Behavioral, and Cultural Factors in Public Health: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

HUMN 8115 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Addy, C. L., Wilson, D. K., Kirtland, K. A., Ainsworth, B. E., Sharpe, P., & Kimsey, D. (2004). Associations of perceived social and physical environmental supports with physical activity and walking behavior. American Journal of Public Health, 94, 440–443.

Colpin, N., Vandemeulebroecke, H., & Ghesquiere, P., (2004). Supporting the educational career from divorced families: Parent’s experiences and the role of the school. British Journal of Sociology Education, 25(3).

Davis, R., Cook, D., & Cohen, L. (2005). Race, genetics, and health disparities. A community resilience approach to reducing ethnic and racial disparities in health. American Journal of Public Health, 95(12), 2168–2178.

DuBois, L., & Silverthorn, N. (2005). Natural mentoring relationships and adolescent health: Evidence from a national study. American Journal of Public Health, 95, 518–524.

Flicker, S., Savan, B., Konenda, B., & Mildenberger, M. (2007). A snapshot of community-based research in Canada: Who? What? Why? How? Health Education Research, 1–9. (This article is linked directly in eCollege under Week 7 Resources.) 

Gordon, R. (2005). The doom and gloom of divorce research. Comment on Wallerstein and Lewis (2004). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 22(3), 450-451.

Gravlee, C. C., Dressler, W. W., & Bernard, H. R. (2005). Skin color, social classification, and blood pressure in southeastern Puerto Rico. American Journal of Public Health, 95, 2191–2197.

Green, J. (2000). The role of theory in evidence-based health promotion practice. Health Education Research, 15, 125–129.

Holl, J. L., Slack, K. S., & Stevens, A. B. (2005). Welfare reform and health insurance: Consequences for parents. American Journal of Public Health, 95, 279–285.

Hood, E. (2005). Dwelling disparities: How poor housing leads to poor health. Environmental Health Perspectives, 113(5).

Hwang, A. C. (2004). Family planning in the balance. American Journal of Public Health, 94, 15–18.

Jun, H.-J., Subramanian, S. V., Gortmaker, S., & Kawachi, I. (2004). Socioeconomic disadvantage, parenting responsibility, and women’s smoking in the United States. American Journal of Public Health, 94, 2170–2176.

Kaplan, S., & Kaplan, R. (2003). Health, supportive environments, and the reasonable person model. American Journal of Public Health, 93, 1484–1489.

Kawachi, I., Daniels, N., & Robinson, D. E. (2005). Health disparities by race and class: Why both matter. Health Affairs, 24(2), 343–352.

Lambert, S. (2005). Gay and lesbian families: What we know and where to go from here. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 13, 43–51

Lever, K., & Wilson, J. J. (2005). Encore parenting: when grandparents fill the role of primary caregiver. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 13, 167–171.

Renshaw, D. C. (2005). Fathering today. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 13, 7–9.

Valente, T. W., Hoffman, B. R., Ritt-Olson, A., Lichtman, K., & Johnson, C. A. (2003). Adolescent health. Effects of a social-network method for group assignment strategies on peer-led tobacco prevention programs in schools. American Journal of Public Health, 93, 1837–1843.

Vieweg, V., Johnston, C., Lanier, J., Fernandez, A., & Pandurangi, A. (2007). Correlation between High Risk Obesity Groups and Low Socioeconomic Status in School Children. Southern Medical Journal, 100(1), 8-13.

Winkleby, M., Cubbin, C., & Ahn, D. (2006). Effect of cross-level interaction between individual and neighborhood socioeconomic status on adult mortality rates. American Journal of Public Health, 96(12), 2145–2153.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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