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Volume 130, Issue No. 1 January/February 2015
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ISSN 0033-3549

January/February 2015
Public Health Reports

A Message From the Editor
Frederic E. Shaw, MD, JD

Surgeon General's Perspectives: Family Health History: Using the Past to Improve Future Health
Boris D. Lushniak , MD, MPH, USPHS, RADM

What Is Behavioral Health Worth?
Pamela S. Hyde, JD / Kana Enomoto, MA

On Academics: Characterizing the Growth of the Undergraduate Public Health Major: U.S., 1992–2012
Jonathon P. Leider, PhD / Brian C. Castrucci, MA / Christine M. Plepys, MS / Craig Blakely, PhD, MPH / Emily Burke, MPH / James B. Sprague, MD

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Call for Papers

Supplement on Health Status and the Military Experience: After the War [PDF]

Deadline for submission: January 9, 2015
The anticipated publication date for the PHR Supplement is January/February 2016.

#Public Health Reports (PHR) is inviting papers for a Supplement on Health Status and the Military Experience. The Guest Editors for this Supplement are Drs. Victoria Davey, Chief Officer; Terry Walters, Deputy Chief Consultant for the Post-Deployment Health Group; Robert Bossarte, Director, and Aaron Schneiderman, Deputy Director, both for the Epidemiology Program; Ralph L. Erickson, Director for the Pre-9/11 Era Environmental Health Program; and Paul Ciminera, Director for the Post-9/11 Era Environmental Health Program in the Post-Deployment Health Group, all with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Public Health.

The Guest Editors seek manuscripts that advance scientific knowledge of potential health consequences associated with military service. Information included in this Supplement is expected to assist public health professionals, clinical care providers, and policy makers in their efforts to identify and address risks to health associated with military experience. Preference will be given to manuscripts that explicitly consider the impact of deployment in support of combat operations.

Manuscripts may be analytic or descriptive in format and should report on health following separation from active-duty service. Manuscripts reporting on results from original research, surveillance, reviews of prominent issues, evaluation of innovative programs, or commentaries related to existing or proposed policies will be considered.

Manuscripts addressing the following topics are encouraged:

  • Comparisons of health among deployed and non-deployed populations;
  • Health among aging and retired populations;
  • Changes in health associated with exposure to hazards during deployment;
  • Prevalence and characteristics of chronic multi-symptom illness or evaluations of new treatment strategies;
  • Long-term consequences of exposure to Agent Orange and other dioxins;
  • Impact of deployment (including environmental exposures) on the health of veterans and families of veterans;
  • Health, rehabilitation, and functional limitations associated with traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress
  • disorder, and injuries (e.g., musculoskeletal injury and traumatic amputation); and
  • Social and economic consequences of deployment and their impact on health.

Manuscript requirements: Articles in PHR are typically 3,000 words in length. The Supplement will also consider brief reports on preliminary studies or emerging trends that are no longer than 1,500 words in length. All manuscripts will be reviewed by the PHR Special Editorial Committee (SEC) for this Supplement. The SEC determines which manuscripts are sent for external peer review and which manuscripts will then be published in the Supplement.

Manuscript submission: Manuscripts should be sent to Please include “Health Status and the Military Supplement” in the subject line of the e-mail. If you have any questions about this Supplement, please contact Dr. Robert Bossarte (202-266-4559; For questions about PHR , please contact the Managing Editor, Julie Keefe (513-232-3190;

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