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BMC Public Health

BMC Public Health is recruiting new Associate Editors

We are recruiting new Associate Editors to join our international editorial board, helping to provide expertise on a wide range of different subject disciplines.


Featured article: Women do more housework than men in retirement and it may be affecting their health

Women who get less than seven hours of sleep a night, or too much sleep, are 25 per cent less likely to be in good health when doing more than three hours of housework a day, whereas chores have no effect on the health of men who meet the same criteria.

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Featured article: Unfairness at work increases risk of long-term sick leave

Lower levels of justice at work relate both to an increase in shorter, but more frequent sickness absence periods, and to an increased risk of longer sickness absence episodes, irrespective of job insecurity and demographic variables of age, gender, socio-economic position and marital status.


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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.


Section Editors


Dianne Stanton Ward, Section Editor

Dianne S. Ward, EdD, is an experienced researcher in the area of child health; specifically, obesity prevention. She has published more than 189 research articles, 10 book chapters, and a book about physical activity interventions for children and adolescents.  She joined the editorial board of BMC Public Health in 2015.

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