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Drexel Dean Shares Perspectives on Population Health and Neighborhood Factors in Health

Dr. Ana Diez Roux, dean and  distinguished university professor of epidemiology in the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, authored two editorials recently published in the American Journal of Public Health.

In the March issue, Dr. Diez Roux describes recent activity in the study of neighborhoods and neighborhood factors related to health. When looking at effective interventions to improve neighborhood interventions to improve health, Dr. Diez Roux writes that “the most impactful interventions are likely to be those that can trigger changes across multiple dimensions.”

The forthcoming April issue of AJPH will feature an editorial, “On the Distinction—or Lack of Distinction—Between Population Health and Public Health,” in which Dr. Dean Diez Roux deconstructs the varied and increasing uses of the term ‘population health.’

“Improving and protecting the health of the population is a key social goal that requires a broad interdisciplinary science and many different kinds of actions,” Dr. Diez Roux concludes. “The more synonyms we have to refer to approaches that will allow us to do this, and the more disciplines and sectors that identify with this approach, the better.”

March AJPH editorial: http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/full/10.2105/AJPH.2016.303064

April AJPH editorial: http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/full/10.2105/AJPH.2016.303097