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Change in quality of malnutrition surveys between 1986 and 2015

malnutrition surveys  © © Jürgen Bätz / dpa / picture-allianceThere have been changes in the methodology of malnutrition surveys over recent decades. The objective of this paper was to examine the change of survey quality over time using the change in the distribution of the anthropometric variables as a criterion of survey reliability, and in particular to determine the quality of surveys since Prudhon’s analysis in April 2004 

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Program Science in HIV and STI prevention

Featured review program scienceProgram Science is an emerging field in public and population health. ​​​​​​​This article addresses the key scientific contributions that have emerged from the growing application of Program Science in the field of HIV and STI prevention and the future directions for Program Science.

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Emerging Themes in Epidemiology aims to promote debate and discussion on practical and theoretical aspects of epidemiology. We welcome primary research and discursive articles. We particularly encourage submissions in the following areas:

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Professor Steven S. Coughlin, Augusta University, USA

Dr. Coughlin has a broad background in public health, epidemiology, and clinical research.  His research interests include health disparities, women’s health, Veterans health, cancer prevention and control and cancer epidemiology, and cardiometabolic disease.

He is currently principal investigator of the Gulf War Women’s Health Cohort, which was funded by the U.S. Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. While at Augusta University, Dr. Coughlin has been engaged in collaborative studies of healthy lifestyle interventions for adult clinic patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus; the effectiveness of patient web portals for improving glycemic control among patients with diabetes; and the health of women veterans.

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