MHLP Professor Co-Edits Special Issue on Diversity and Health Disparities for the Journal of Pediatric Psychology (JPP)
Celia Lescano, PhD, and her previous Brown colleagues, Dr. Elizabeth McQuaid and Dr. Daphne Koinis-Mitchell, co-edited a Special Issue for JPP that focused on cutting-edge studies and innovative approaches to understanding issues related to recruitment and retention of diverse populations into research studies, as well as methodological issues in diverse populations. The call for papers indicated a particular focus on race and ethnicity, poverty status, education level, gender, disability, religion, immigration status, and sexual orientation, and how these factors relate to pediatric health outcomes. The Special Issue (May 2016, Vol. 41, No. 4) has 11 articles with a focus on a variety of topics, including adherence, quality of life, health literacy, and integrated care in diverse populations of children with food allergies, sickle cell disease, HIV, and obesity. The Journal of Pediatric Psychology (http://jpepsy.oxfordjournals.org/), the flagship journal of Division 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, has a 5-year Impact Factor of 3.38. Dr. Lescano, a long-time member of the JPP Editorial Board, will also be the Division's President in 2017.