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Call for papers: Measurement and impact of discrimination in the health care setting- AJPH

Monday, November 22, 2010  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
The Applied Research and the Behavioral Research Programs of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) are sponsoring a special theme issue of the American Journal of Public Health to highlight results of recent research on the measurement and impact of discrimination in the health care setting. Studies appropriate for consideration for inclusion in the special issue include but are not limited to:

· Descriptive and analytic studies that examine racial/ethnic discrimination as a risk factor for racial/ethnic disparities in disease incidence, treatment, and outcomes;
· Studies that report on the development of new data collection modalities and the evaluation of existing data collection instruments/modalities for measuring discrimination or response to discrimination;
· Studies that report on innovative methods of measuring racial/ethnic discriminatory behavior, perception of exposure to racial/ethnic discrimination, and novel approaches to analyzing quantitative and qualitative data for the purpose of describing discriminatory behavior and exposure to racial/ethnic discrimination;
· Studies that examine the impact of institutional racism in health care delivery systems or policies and its contribution to racial/ethnic health disparities;
· Studies that report findings from the development and evaluation of cross-cultural communication interventions aimed at reducing discriminatory behavior, the perception of exposure to racial/ethnic discrimination, and the health-related consequences of racial/ethnic discrimination;
· Studies that examine bias/discriminatory attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that may influence/limit access to diagnostic technologies and therapies for racial/ethnic minorities;
· Studies that examine the biological and psychosocial pathways that link exposure to discrimination and health.

Instructions: Please submit a brief abstract of your proposed paper by December 31, 2010 to Ms. Michelle Murray via e-mail at MichelleM@novaresearch.com . Your abstract should not exceed 300 words, and should include the objectives, methods (including a short description of the independent, dependent, and intervening variables), results, and conclusions. Abstracts for reports of original research should be based on research for which data collection has been completed.
Authors will be notified of the status of their abstract no later than January 31, 2011. Authors of selected abstracts will be asked to provide a draft of their papers for internal review by March 1, 2011 and will receive comments from this initial review by March 15, 2011. A final draft of the paper must be submitted to Ms. Michelle Murray via e-mail at MichelleM@novaresearch.com  with a copy to Dr. Vickie Shavers at shaversv@mail.nih.gov  no later than April 15, 2011, who will then submit approved manuscripts to the journal for peer review and consideration for publication in the journal.
Authors are expected to format their submission to conform to the requirements of the American Journal of Public Health. Please address any questions to Ms. Michelle Murray or Dr. Vickie Shavers at the e-mail listed above (preferred) or at (301) 594-1725.

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