This article addresses Goal 3 by discussing the psychological influence of COVID-19 on the general public and patients with mental disorders.

The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, Volume 22, Issue 7, 2020, Pages 841-843

This editorial from the former Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics highlights the imperative need for coordinated networking between public health laboratories during a global health crisis.  An existing framework on which information, strategies, and resources can be shared is imperative to provide accurate and efficient patient care via clinical and diagnostic services.

Current Research in Food Science, Volume 3, November 2020, Pages 166-172

This journal article supports SDGs 2 and 3 by showing the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on our food systems.
This article addresses SDGs 3 and 5 by showing that married adolescent girls in Niger experiencing intimate partner violence or reproductive coercion were more likely to use family planning without their husbands' knowledge. These findings have important implications for programmes and policies that aim to increase family planning uptake through greater engagement with male partners, as this approach could undermine the autonomy of young women.
This article addresses Goal 3 by discussing the mental health challenges faced by low and middle income countries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Lancet, Volume 385, Issue 9977, 18–24 April 2015, Pages 1567-1579

This paper is part of a Lancet Series on violence against women and girls and addresses SDGs 3 and 5 by highlighting the crucial role that health systems must play in reducing, preventing, and eliminating all forms of violence against women, as part of a multisectoral response comprising health-care providers, health policy makers and health programme planners, clinicians, and public health officials.

The Lancet, Volume 385, Issue 9977, 18–24 April 2015, Pages 1555-1566

This paper is part of a Lancet Series on violence against women and girls, and addresses SDGs 3 and 5 by reviewing the evidence base for a broad range of interventions aimed at reducing various forms of gender-based violence, from intimate partner violence and sexual assault to female genital mutilation and child marriage. The paper highlights the need for greater investment into violence prevention research and evaluation of programmes focusing on low-income and middle-income countries, as the majority of high-quality evidence is skewed towards high-income countries.


International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, Volume 107, Issue 4, 2020, Pages 815-826, ISSN 0360-3016,

To our knowledge, Radiation Therapy (RT) interruption has never been investigated in vulnerable populations in the Mid-South. Furthermore, there has been no previous study designed to evaluate the relationship between spatial poverty distributions and RT interruption in any US region. In this study, we aimed to benchmark RT interruption rates across our patient population, define clinical and socioeconomic factors associated with risk for interruption, and map RT interruption disparities across the treatment region to identify vulnerable neighborhoods.

The Lancet, Volume 395, Issue 10227, 14–20 March 2020, Pages 852-853

Increasing the number of healthcare professionals with disabilities into the public healthcare workforce is one example of an intervention to reduce the health-care inequities disabled people face. This article advances goal 3- good health and wellbeing, and goal 10 - reduced inequalities through its study of disability inclusion in the health profession.
This article addresses SDGs 3, 4 and 5 and by analying longitudinal data from 1995 to 2012-13 on women working in academic medicine in the USA, highlighting that women reporting severe sexual harassment in the workplace were more, rather than less, likely to pursue career advancement and attain full professorship. During career advancement, increased exposure to men who abuse their position of authority, and greater resilience and awareness of these abuses following early-career experiences of sexual harassment, are speculated to be potential reasons for this observed association.