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Delivering better health services through patient-centered care

Guest Editors
Rendelle E. Bolton, PhD, Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, USA
Pavani Rangachari, PhD, CPH, University of New Haven, USA

Submission Status: Open until 28 March 2025

Improving care for people with disabilities

Guest Editors
Linda Long-Bellil, PhD, JD, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, USA
Janelle Weise, PhD, MPH, National Centre of Excellence in Intellectual Disability Health, Australia

Submission Status: Open until 14 March 2025

Trauma-informed approaches: Implications for practice, policy and research

Guest Editors:
Sophie Isobel, RN, PhD, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Australia
Annie Lewis-O’Connor PhD, NP-BC, MPH, Brigham & Women's Hospital, USA

Candice N. Selwyn, PhD; Assistant Research Professor, University of South Alabama, United States

Submission Status: Open until 21 February 2025

Digital health and the healthcare workforce

Guest Editors:
Karen Day, PhD, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Kerryn Butler-Henderson, PhD, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Clair Sullivan, MD, University of Queensland, Australia

Submission Status: Open until 10 January 2025

Researching and measuring inequalities in healthcare

Guest Editors:
Magdalena Szaflarski, PhD, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Zhonghua Wang, PhD, Nanjing Medical University, China

Submission Status: Open until 20 December 2024

Sustainability in health services

Guest Editors:
Virginia McKay, PhD, MA, Brown School Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Judith Singleton, BPharm, MBA (Hons), PhD, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Submission Status: Open until 29 November 2024

Rural health services research

Guest Editors:
Birgit Abelsen, PhD, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
Selina Taylor, PhD, James Cook University, Australia

Submission Status: Open until 20 September 2024

Quality and safety of care in nursing home and care home settings

Guest Editors
Martin N. Dichter, PhD, University of Cologne, Germany
Katya Y. J. Sion, PhD, Maastricht University, Netherlands

Submission Status: Open until 13 September 2024

Health services for people experiencing homelessness

Guest Editors
Megan Armstrong, PhD, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Cécile Vuillermoz, PhD, Inserm - the National Institute of Health and Medical Research, France

Submission Status: Open until 30 August 2024

HIV care

Guest Editors:
Mbuzeleni Hlongwa: Public Health, Societies and Belonging, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa
Katrina F. Ortblad: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, United States
Hamid Sharifi:  Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Submission Status: Open until 26 July 2024


Health and wellbeing of health workforce

Guest Editors:
Jose Mira, PhD, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Spain  
David C. Mohr, PhD, Boston University School of Public Health, United States 


Innovations in mental health services

Guest Editors:
Rachelle Ashcroft, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Canada 
Rahul Shidhaye, Associate Professor, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, India


Decolonizing global health

Guest Editors:
Robert Kaba Alhassan: University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana 
Nafissatou Diop: Canadian Association for Global Health & Health Systems Global, Canada 
Henry Zakumumpa: Makerere University, Uganda


Advancing epidemic preparedness of health systems

Guest Editors:
Yibeltal Assefa Alemu: University of Queensland, Australia
Carl Abelardo T. Antonio​​​​​: University of the Philippines, Philippines
Julie ​​​Balen: Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom
Megan Schmidt-Sane: Institute of Development Studies, United Kingdom

Disasters, crisis, and emergency management within health services

Guest Editors:
Dylan Collins: University of British Columbia, Canada
Shahid Islam: University of New England, Australia

Resilient and responsive health systems in a changing world

Guest Editors:
Jane K. O'Hara: University of Leeds, UK
Siri Wiig: University of Stavanger, Norway

Health workforce planning

Guest Editors:
Madhan Balasubramanian: Flinders University, Australia
Sunny C. Okoroafor: World Health Organization, Uganda


Guest Editors:
Bassey Ebenso: University of Leeds, UK
Hao Xue: Stanford University, USA

Health services and systems in fragile and conflict-affected regions

Guest Editor:
Clarissa GiebelUniversity of Liverpool, UK

Innovations for better health & social justice

Guest Editor:
Magdalena SzaflarskiUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Combatting health service delays

Guest Editors:
Katherine Harding
: La Trobe University, Australia
Alessandro Jatoba: Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil
Yafang Tsai: Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan


Health services for substance use disorders

Guest Editors:
Chaisiri Angkurawaranon: Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Berkeley FranzOhio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, United States
João Pedro SilvaUniversity of Porto, Portugal


Economical evaluation of vaccine programs

Guest Editors:
Sayem Ahmed: School of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, UK
Saskia den Boon: World Health Organization, Switzerland
Edris Hasanpoor: Maragheh University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Abdur Razzaque Sarker: Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Bangladesh


Systematic reviews on infectious diseases

Guest Editors:
Chester Kalinda: University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda
Elvis TemfackAfrica Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ethiopia

Modelling the effects of structural interventions and social enablers on HIV incidence and mortality in sub-Saharan African countries

Guest Editors:
Charles Birungi: UNAIDS, Uganda
Timothy Hallett: Imperial College London, UK
Anne Stangl: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA 



Advancing Dementia Care
Edited by: Dr. Clarissa Giebel and Tillie Cryer
Collection published: 13 May 2020

Health Services Research for Opioid Use Disorders
Edited by: Dr. Kim Hoffman
Collection published: 31 March 2020

Management of Infectious Diseases in Health Systems and Services
Edited by: Tillie Cryer
Collection published: 19 March 2020


Exploration of disinvestment in the local healthcare setting
Edited by: Dr Milena Pavlova
Collection published: 04 May 2017


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