Special Issue "Population Health Perspectives on Environmental Exposures and Influences on the Prevalence of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2019) | Viewed by 7737
Interests: perinatal/pediatric epidemiology; health services, birth defects, developmental disabilities; pregnancy outcomes, applications of spatial methods to the study of health and disease
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While hypotheses concerning the etiology of birth defects and developmental disabilities abound, the causes of most of these conditions in infants and young children are unknown. The examination of environmental exposures has received increasing scrutiny, especially in the context of emerging awareness of gene–environment interactions and epigenetic effects of environmental exposures. Spatial statistical methods as well as GIS-based techniques have supported many interesting studies in this area.
In this Special Issue, we seek manuscripts with empirical data that extend our knowledge of the potential role of environmental factors (including but not limited to air, water, soil, meteorology) that may be associated with an increased risk for birth defects and developmental disabilities, directly or through the interaction with community-level or individual-level factors.
Prof. Russell S. Kirby
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- Birth defects
- Developmental disabilities
- Developmental delay
- Population health
- Multi-level modeling
- Disease mapping
- Environmental health
- Gene–environment interaction
- Spatial analysis