- A repository of knowledge for a broad field of study containing more than 400 entries
- Offers extensive cross-referencing to an interdisciplinary field of study
- Draws from the fields of public health, psychology, anthropology, sociology and law
- Edited by Sana Loue, Director of the Center for Minority Public Health and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Immigrant and Minority
Health Contributions from leading researchers and scholars from around the world Hyperlinks to key words in Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health There is increasing interest in the scientific literature on immigrant health and its impact on disease transmission, disease prevention, health promotion, well-being on an individual and population level, health policy, and the cost of managing all these issues on an individual, institutional, national, and global level. The need for accurate and up-to-date information is particularly acute due to the increasing numbers of immigrants and refugees worldwide as the result of natural disasters, political turmoil, the growing numbers of immigrants to magnet countries, and the increasing costs of associated health care that are being felt by governments around the world.
FORMAT AND SCOPE
The first portion of the Encyclopedia will contain chapters that are approximately 25 to 40 manuscript pages in length. Each overview chapter will include a list of references and suggested readings for cross referencing within the Encyclopedia.
Currently, the opening chapters are planned to be: Immigration in the Global Context, Research Methods for immigrant populations, Ethical consideration for minority groups, Immigration Processes, Alternative / Complementary Medicine, Occupational and Environmental health, Legal Considerations.
The second portion of the book will consist of alphabetical entries that relate to the health of immigrants. To date, we have identified about 400 entries and expect that the number will increase as we work on the text.
Entries will be interdisciplinary and will be drawn from the following fields of study: anthropology, demographics, history, law, linguistics, medicine, population studies, psychology, religion, and sociology. Each entry will be followed by a listing of suggested readings and suggested resources, and will also link to related terms within the whole.
My co-editor and I are corresponding with the field editors to determine the length of each entry. Some only require a small amount of space. But other entries will be quite extensive. There will be small, medium and long entries.
We anticipate that the final manuscript will consist of at least 2,000 typed pages. According to Michaela Bilic and Bill Tucker, we should count on the work being printed PTO and estimate it at 3 volumes, but we are open to it being longer and accept that more terms may be added during the development phase of the project.
- The book will adopt a biopsychosocial-historical approach to the topics covered in the chapters and the entries. Each entry will include suggested readings and suggested resources. The chapters and entries will be written graduate level that is accessible to all academics, researchers, and professionals from diverse backgrounds. We consider the audience for the entries to be well educated, but a non expert in this area. The primary focus of the book will be on the immigrant populations in and immigration to magnet countries. References will be made to worldwide trends and issues arising globally.
- In addition to the comprehensive subject coverage offered by the proposed reference, the text will also offer diverse perspectives. The editors themselves reflect the multidisciplinary nature of the topics, with expertise in psychiatry, law, epidemiology, anthropology, and social work. Prospective authors similarly reflect diverse disciplines.
The book will be edited by Sana Loue, J.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. and Martha Sajatovic, M.D. CVs are attached for each of the editors. Each of the individuals is well-known for their work in domains that are key to this work. Dr. Sajatovic is a psychiatrist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder across the lifespan. She is particularly recognized for her work in geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Loue is known internationally for her work in cross-cultural issues, including research ethics and epidemiology.
Seven or more core editors will participate in the editing of the encyclopedia chapters and entries, in addition to Drs. Loue and Sajatovic. Each of the editors is known nationally and/or internationally for their work in their respective fields. The following core editors have already agreed to participate in the project:
Declan Barry, Ph.D. of Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, who is known for his work on alternative and complementary approaches to healing. He also serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.
Douglas M. Brugge, Ph.D. of Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, who is known for his work relating to environmental and occupational health among immigrant populations. Dr. Brugge is a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health and oversees submissions in his fields of expertise.
Sandro Galea, M.D., Dr.P.H. of the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr. Galea has a broad range of scholarly interests and is well-recognized for his work in urban health. He has been an author/editor of other works published by Springer.
Linda Lloyd, Dr.P.H., previously served as a core editor on the Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health and The Encyclopedia of Women’s Health and has been an associate editor with The Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. She has particular expertise in health promotion and disease prevention.
Beth E. Quill, M.P.H. of the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, School of Public Health, co-edited the Handbook of Rural Health (Plenum) with Sana Loue and previously served as the book editor for The Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Her area of expertise is in health services utilization and policy.
Anahí Viladrich, Ph.D., of Hunter College of the City of New York, School of Health Sciences is trained in medical anthropology. She currently serves as an editor with the The Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health and has contributed several chapters to books edited by Sana Loue.
We anticipate adding 1-3 additional core editors. At least one will have medical expertise. The other 1-2 core editors will be located internationally to help develop the global nature of the topic AND to take advantage of Springer’s global presence.