Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN-10 : 1119374812
ISBN-13 : 978-1119374817
ASIN : B08XWNZW83
Integrates the various disciplines of the science of health disparities in one comprehensive volume
The Science of Health Disparities Research is an indispensable source of up-to-date information on clinical and translational health disparities science. Building upon the advances in health disparities research over the past decade, this authoritative volume informs policies and practices addressing the diseases, disorders, and gaps in health outcomes that are more prevalent in minority populations and socially disadvantaged communities. Contributions by recognized scholars and leaders in the field—featuring contemporary research, conceptual models, and a broad range of scientific perspectives—provide an interdisciplinary approach to reducing inequalities in population health, encouraging community engagement in the research process, and promoting social justice.
In-depth chapters help readers better understand the specifics of minority health and health disparities while demonstrating the importance of advancing theory, refining measurement, improving investigative methods, and diversifying scientific research. In 26 chapters, the book examines topics including the etiology of health disparities research, the determinants of population health, research ethics, and research in African American, Asians, Latino, American Indian, and other vulnerable populations. Providing a unified framework on the principles and applications of the science of health disparities research, this important volume:
•Defines the field of health disparities science and suggests new directions in scholarship and research
•Explains basic definitions, principles, and concepts for identifying, understanding and addressing health disparities
•Provides guidance on both conducting health disparities research and translating the results
•Examines how social, historical and contemporary injustices may influence the health of racial and ethnic minorities
•Illustrates the increasing national and global importance of addressing health disparities
•Discusses population health training, capacity-building, and the transdisciplinary tools needed to advance health equity
A significant contribution to the field, The Science of Health Disparities Research is an essential resource for students and basic and clinical researchers in genetics, population genetics, and public health, health care policymakers, and epidemiologists, medical students, and clinicians, particularly those working with minority, vulnerable, or underserved populations.