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Editors

Editor-in-Chief Glen Mays, PhD, MPH
University of Kentucky
Executive Associate Editor F. Douglas Scutchfield, MD
University of Kentucky
Senior Associate Editors Betty Bekemeier, MSN, MPH, PhD
Senior Associate Editor at Large
University of Washington
  Paul C. Erwin, MD, DrPH
Senior Associate Editor for Research Translation
University of Tennessee
  Jenine Harris, PhD
Senior Associate Editor for Research Methodology
Washington University in St. Louis
  Gulzar Shah, PhD, MStat, MS
Senior Associate Editor at Large
Georgia Southern University
Director of Knowledge Management Robert M. Shapiro II, MALS
University of Kentucky
Editorial Board William J. Riley, PhD
Arizona State University
  Paul Halverson, DrPH, MHSA
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Managing Editor Charlotte S. Seidman, FNP, MHS, MPH, ELS
Charlotte.seidman@uky.edu
 

NOTE: We are temporarily not accepting any submissions. Please check back at a later date.

The Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research on-line publication is no longer receiving financial support and has suspended operations. The editorial support for the publication is transitioning to an all-volunteer operation. Given the limited resources, the publication is not accepting manuscripts at this time. If this status changes, a notice will be posted on this webpage. Please send any questions to PHSSRCenter@uky.edu.

Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research features peer-reviewed articles that offer brief descriptions of preliminary findings from an ongoing or recently completed empirical study or quality improvement project that answers a question of importance regarding the organization, financing, and/or delivery of public health services; the structure, operation, and/or management of public health delivery systems; the application of quality improvement methods in public health settings; and/or the impact of these endeavors on population health. Findings must have the potential to guide future public health practice, health policy, and/or research. Frontiers is intended to provide quick access to actionable public health infrastructure research to improve public health practice at the state or local level. It is of use to practitioners, policymakers, and researchers.

Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research is a Gold-Level Open Access (Gold OA) journal. The articles are universally and permanently available, and there is no cost to readers, authors, or institutions. While some Gold-Level Open Access journals charge for publication, for Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research, these costs are supplied in part by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Current Issue: Vol. 5, No. 5, October 2016

From the Annual Review

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The double disparity facing rural local health departments: A short report p. 1-8
Kate E. Beatty, Jenine K. Harris, JP Leider, Britta Anderson, and Michael Meit

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Integrating Environmental Justice into Public Health: Approaches for Understanding Cumulative Impacts p. 9-14
Gina Solomon, John Faust, Rachel Morello-Frosch, and Lauren Zeise

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Electronic Health Records and Population Health Research p. 15-22
Joan A. Casey, Brian S. Schwartz, Walter F. Stewart, and Nancy E. Adler

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The Global Tobacco Epidemic p. 23-29
Heather Wipfli and Jonathan M. Samet

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Income Inequality and Health: Strong Theories, Weaker Evidence p. 30-37
Beth C. Truesdale and Christopher Jencks

Articles

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Visualizing Complex Adaptive Systems: A Case Study of the Missouri Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program p. 38-43
Julie M. Kapp, Sara Schlemper, Riyad Haq, Sofia Campos Vidal Pires, and Eduardo J. Simoes

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A Conceptual Framework for the Study of Hospital Interaction and Investment in Public Health Systems p. 44-49
Danielle M. Varda, Lisa VanRaemdonck, Gregory Tung, Rachel A. Hogg, and Adam Atherly

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Using Electronic Health Record Data to Improve Community Health Assessment p. 50-56
Brian E. Dixon, Jian "Frank" Zou, Karen F. Comer, Marc Rosenman, Jennifer L. Craig, and P Gibson