Global Urban Health: Findings from the 2021 APRU Global Health (Ongoing)

Posted On 2022-01-10 16:55:11

This series on “Global Urban Health: Findings from the 2021 APRU Global Health” is edited by Dr. Mellissa Withers from University of Southern California and Dr. Mary Schooling from The University of Hong Kong.

Mellissa Withers, PhD, MHS
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Mellissa Withers is Associate Professor at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in the Department of Preventive Medicine. She is based at the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health. She is also the Director of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities’ Global Health Program. She earned a PhD from the Department of Community Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health with a minor in cultural anthropology. She also holds a Master’s in Health Sciences from the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a BA in international development from UC Berkeley. Her primary research interests lie in community participatory research, mental health, gender-based violence, and global sexual and reproductive health. She teaches classes for undergraduate and graduate students, including introduction to global health, global health ethics, global health leadership, and case studies in global health. Dr Withers is the editor of two books: Global Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse, and Global Health Leadership: Case Studies from the Asia-Pacific. She has also published more than 50 scientific articles and serves on the editorial boards of six international global health journals.

Mary Schooling, MA (Pure Maths & Medieval History), MSc (Operational Research), MSc (Statistics), PhD (Epidemiology)
School of Public Health, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Dr Mary Schooling is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Public Health, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Dr Schooling received a PhD from University College London in 2001. As a keen advocate of more rigorous epidemiological methods, Dr Schooling has implemented studies with many different designs and published award winning methodological papers, among over 300 published papers. As an editor or Advisory Board member of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Social Science and Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Plos ONE, and as a reviewer for many international grant awarding bodies, Dr Schooling is shaping the new generation of methodologically rigorous researchers in global health.

Series outline:

  1. Introductory Preface for the Special Series
  2. Quitting is Such a Sweet Sorrow: A Grounded Theory Study of Unassisted Smoking Cessation Among Filipino Adult Smokers
  3. Global History of Digital Contact Tracing during COVID-19 Pandemics and Ethical Considerations for Privacy in Digital Contact Tracing Apps 
  4. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Drug Resistance in Southeast Asia: Prevalence, Determinants and Strategic Management
  5. The Effectiveness of Pre- and During-pregnancy Weight Management Interventions on During- and After-pregnancy Obesity Prevention Among Women in China: A Systematic Review
  6. The Effects of Health Promotion Interventions via Social Media on Overweight/Obesity in China: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
  7. The Evolution of Mobile Health (mHealth) Application in Weight Management Among Overweight/Obese Population in China: A Systematic Review
  8. Anemia, Poor Health, and Socioeconomic Status Among Older Adults In The Study on Global AGEing And Adult Health (SAGE)
  9. Exploring the Experience of Young Queer People in Mongolia Using Visual Social Research Methods
  10. The Role of Natural Environments in the Effectiveness of a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Programme: Psychological and Physiological Responses to Stress
  11. Factors Affecting Adoption of Digital Contact Tracing During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Literature Review
  12. Challenges of Research Investigating the Impact of Ramadan Fasting in Children with Type 2 Diabetes During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United Kingdom
  13. Meditation And Yoga In Pregnancy: Maternal And Fetal Effects

The special series “Global Urban Health: Findings from the 2021 APRU Global Health” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Public Health and Emergency without any funding or sponsorship. Mellissa Withers and Mary Schooling are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the special series.