Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Social Science & Medicine: Social Networks, Health, and Mental Health

http://www.journals.elsevier.com/social-science-and-medicine/news-and-calls-for-papers/call-for-papers-social-networks-health-and-mental-health/

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Social Science & Medicine: Social
Networks, Health, and Mental Health

Guest Editors: Andrew V. Papachristos, PhD and Alexander C. Tsai, MD, PhD

Social scientists have long observed that the social environment and
inter-personal relationships exert substantive influences on health and
health-related behaviors. In particular, the past decade has seen a growing
interest in the how social networks influence health behaviors including:
smoking, obesity, suicide, interpersonal violence, drug use, and
communicable diseases and pathogens. For this Special Issue, Social
Science & Medicine will assemble a collection of empirical, conceptual, and
systematic review articles that will make novel contributions to advancing
social science inquiry into how social networks affect health and mental
health. We are most interested in work that conceptualizes social networks
as ties that cut across traditional, “a priori” bounds such as kinship,
geographic, or class constraints or expectations. The overall issue is
intended to be inter- and multidisciplinary in scope, involving varied
disciplines such as anthropology, development studies, economics, political
science, public health, and/or sociology.

For this Special Issue, Social Science & Medicine encourages empirical
(quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods), conceptual, or systematic
review papers on any topic related to social networks and health. Of
particular interest are papers that

Analyze specific mechanisms through which social networks may affect health
or mental health, including social support, social influence, social
engagement, contagion, and access to material goods and resources;

Please contact the Guest Editors, Andrew V. Papachristos, PhD (
andrew.papachristos@yale.edu) or Alexander C. Tsai, MD, PhD (
actsai@partners.org), for any queries regarding this Special Issue. Authors
who feel their work addresses the above aims should submit their full
manuscripts for consideration to Social Science & Medicine at
http://ees.elsevier.com/ssm by 30 April 2013. Manuscripts will be reviewed
and considered for acceptance on a rolling basis.

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