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Aims and scope

BMC Public Health is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on the epidemiology of disease and the understanding of all aspects of public health. The journal has a special focus on the social determinants of health, the environmental, behavioral, and occupational correlates of health and disease, and the impact of health policies, practices and interventions on the community.


  • Natalie Pafitis, BioMed Central


  • Naoki Kondo, The University of Tokyo
  • David Stieb, Population Studies Division, Health Canada

Section Editors

  • Christopher Barton, Flinders University
  • David Rehkopf, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Bianca Brijnath, Curtin University
  • Amanda Daley, University of Birmingham
  • Ariadne Kapetanaki, University of Hertfordshire
  • Youcheng Liu, University of North Texas
  • Isabelle Niedhammer, INSERM
  • Mahfuzar Rahman, BRAC
  • Giovanni Rezza, Istituto Superiore di Sanita
  • Richard Rosenkranz, Kansas State University
  • Dianne Stanton Ward, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Michelle Turner, University of Ottawa; CREAL
  • Frances Kay-Lambkin, University of Newcastle
  • Carol Maher, University of South Australia
  • Marc Adams, Arizona State University
  • Janice Thompson, University of Birmingham
  • Christina Pollard, Curtin University
  • Timothy Mackey, University of California, San Diego




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