Call for Research Papers on Discrimination and Health

The National Cancer Institute is seeking papers that highlight the results of recent research on discrimination in the health care setting for a special theme issue of the American Journal of Public Health.

Examples of studies appropriate for consideration include those that:

  • Examine racial and ethnic discrimination as a risk factor for disparities in disease treatment and outcomes
  • Report on innovative methods of measuring racial and ethnic discriminatory behavior, perception of exposure to racial or ethnic discrimination, and novel approaches to analyzing quantitative and qualitative data for the purpose of describing discriminatory behavior and exposure to racial or ethnic discrimination
  • Examine the bias and discriminatory attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that may influence or limit access to diagnostic technologies and therapies for racial and ethnic minorities
  • Examine the biological and psychosocial pathways that link exposure to discrimination and health

Abstracts are due by December 31, 2010, to Michelle Murray at MichelleM@novaresearch.com. Abstracts 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.

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