Call for Papers for Special Edition on “COVID-19 and Indigenous Peoples: Public Health Impacts and Outcomes”

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Background Editor-in-Chief Randall Akee, along with guest editors Stephanie Carroll and Chandra Ford, are issuing a call for papers for a special volume of the American Indian Culture and Research Journal focused on the recent COVID-19 pandemic. We welcome submissions from any region of the globe focused on this topic and will entertain perspectives from various viewpoints and disciplines. We are interested in topics related to the current set of health impact and outcomes for Indigenous Peoples related to COVID-19. Research may span the entire spectrum from mental health to physical health as well as the incidence of COVID-19 rates. Here are some potential topics that could be considered, but shouldn’t be limited to: ·      Comorbidity and COVID-19 cases ·      Rural and Urban differences in COVID-19 cases for Indigenous Peoples ·      Environmental health and COVID-19 ·      Role of Public Health infrastructures and resources in the COVID-19 pandemic ·      COVID-19 and food security ·      Social Inequities in Health and Epidemiology ·      Social Epidemiology and Public Health Approaches (including health disparities) Please email Randall Akee with any questions at aiscsubmissions@aisc.ucla.edu. Due Dates An abstract of 500 words or less will be requested by June 1, 2020. Please submit these to aiscsubmissions@aisc.ucla.edu. We will review these abstracts and invite selected papers for the special issue on June 15, 2020. Final papers will be due on August 1, 2020. Reviews will be provided within two weeks. Volume Editors Stephanie Carroll (Ahtna), DrPH, MPH, Assistant Professor, Public Health Policy and Management at the Community, Environment and Policy Department, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH); Assistant Research Professor, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy (UC); Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies Graduate Interdisciplinary Program; Associate Director for the Native Nations Institute (NNI) in the UC; and Co-Director Director for the Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research  (CIEHR), MEZCOPH at the University of Arizona (UA). Chandra Ford, PhD, Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health at UCLA. Dr. Ford is a member of the Minority Affairs Committee of the American College of Epidemiology and Chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. National Academy of Medicine Committee on Community-based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Randall Akee (Native Hawaiian), PhD, Associate Professor of Public Policy and American Indian Studies, UCLA; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research; Non-Resident Fellow, Brookings Institution.