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Epidemiologic Research on Health Disparities: Some Thoughts on History and Current Developments

Sherman A. James

in Epidemiologic Reviews

Published on behalf of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Volume 31, issue 1, pages 1-6
Published in print November 2009 | ISSN: 0193-936X
Published online October 2009 | e-ISSN: 1478-6729 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/epirev/mxp010
Epidemiologic Research on Health Disparities: Some Thoughts on History and Current Developments

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In this introduction to volume 31 of Epidemiologic Reviews, the author traces the history of health disparities research in epidemiology and situates the 10 review articles comprising this edition within this history. With the aid of a conceptual model describing the key determinants of health disparities, he offers several suggestions for improving future epidemiologic research on health disparities.

Keywords: continental population groups; health status disparities; prejudice; public health; residence characteristics; social class

Journal Article.  3767 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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