Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

CICATS provides the academic home for the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (JREHD). CICATS CEO, Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, serves as Editor-in-Chief. The journal, published by Springer, is the first of its kind and it is the official journal of the W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute, whose mission is to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities.

In early 2017, the JREHD was moved from quarterly publication to bimonthly, since its official launch in July 2013. During the year the JREHD received over 700 submissions and over 400 high quality papers were accepted for publication. The total number of full-text PDF downloads (electronic usage) from SpringerLink of the JREHD in 2017 was 63,736.

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10 most downloaded papers published in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in 2017:

Perceived Safety, Quality and Cultural Competency of Maternity Care for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Women in Queensland, Sarah Mander et al. 

Racial Differences in Chronic Pain and Quality of Life among Adolescents and Young Adults with Moderate or Severe Hemophilia, John M. McLaughlin et al.

Some Advice for Physicians and Other Clinicians Treating Minorities, Women, and Other Patients at Risk of Receiving Health Care Disparities, Augustus A. White et al.

Correction to: Effectiveness of Nutrition Intervention in a Selected Group of Overweight and Obese African-American Preschoolers, Yulyu Yeh et al. 

Barriers and Facilitators to Healthy Lifestyle Changes in Minority Ethnic Populations in the UK: a Narrative Review, Naina Patel et al.

Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities and the Affordable Care Act: a Status Update, Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson et al.

Summer Research Training Provides Effective Tools for Underrepresented Minorities to Obtain Doctoral Level Degrees, Oluwatoyin A. Asojo et al.

Discrepancies in Race and Ethnicity Documentation: a Potential Barrier in Identifying Racial and Ethnic Disparities, M. Magaña López et al.

Depression in Racial and Ethnic Minorities: the Impact of Nativity and Discrimination, Henna Budhwani et al.

Explaining Racial Disparities in Amputation Rates for the Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Using Decomposition Methods, J. A. Mustapha et al.