Current Challenges in Population Health

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Elise Richter Saal (Main Building)
RC41 Sociology of Population (host committee)

Language: English

We invite papers covering global health topics, especially, though not limited to the association between structural factors and the health of the population. Suggested topics include: 

  • work and safety; 
  • the Ebola epidemic in West Africa; 
  • morbidity and mortality in migratory groups; 
  • HIV AIDS in economically disadvantaged groups; 
  • the wave of anti-immunization in the United States; 
  • the consequences of war and violence on physical and mental health, specifically among the most vulnerable groups; 
  • the health status of the economically disadvantaged; 
  • and the detrimental consequences of truncated health care accessibility.

The above topics are suggested as possible relevant themes; however, all papers that investigate the social and cultural factors underlying disease and physical and mental health status and their overall impact on society are welcome.

Session Organizer:
Elena BASTIDA-GONZALEZ, Florida International University, USA
Neighborhood Disadvantage and Telomere Length: Results from the Fragile Families Study
Douglas MASSEY, Princeton University, USA; Brandon WAGNER, Princeton University, USA; Sara MCLANAHAN, Princeton University, USA; Daniel NOTTERMAN, Princeton University, USA; Louis DONNELLY, Princeton University, USA; Jeanne BROOKS-GUNN, Columbia University, USA; Irwin GARFINKLE, Columbia University, USA; Colter MITCHELL, University of Michigan, USA
Family Structure and Men's Health Behaviour in Nigeria
Favour L.C. NTOIMO, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria, Nigeria
Health Status and Health Selection Processes in Intra-Generational Mobility When Living in Precarious Prosperity
Iuliana PRECUPETU, Research Institute for Quality of Life, Romania; Cosmina Elena POP, Research Institute for Quality of Life, Romanian Academy, Romania
Traffic Injuries, Life Expectancy and Road Policies in Mexico and Spain.
Guillermo GONZALEZ PEREZ, University of Guadalajara, Mexico; Maria Guadalupe VEGA LOPEZ, University of Guadalajara, Mexico
Democracy, Anocracy, and Autocracy: An Analysis of the Link Between Regime Type and Population Health in Africa
John WILLIAMSON, Boston College, Department of Sociology, USA; Katherine WULLERT, Dept of Sociology, Stanford Univesity, USA