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.

Current Opinion in Psychology, Volume 32, April 2020

Winner of the Elsevier Atlas Award in March 2020, this article advances SDGs 3 and 13 by exploring the mental health impacts of three types of climate-related events.


International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, Volume 107, Issue 4, 2020, Pages 815-826, ISSN 0360-3016, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.03.016.

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.

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 120, March 2020, 109663

Smart home technologies refer to devices that provide some degree of digitally connected, automated, or enhanced services, but are not always well tailored for all, such as those with disabilities. This article links to SDGs 3, 9 and 10.
Contributing to SDGs 3, 10 and 11, this study examines the impact of a comprehensive travel training program on the travel skills of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Volume 57, March 2020, 101759

Clinical assessment of speech abnormalities in Cerebellar Ataxia (CA) is subjective and prone to intra- and inter-clinician inconsistencies. Contributing to SDGs 3 and 10, this paper presents an automated objective method based on a single syllable repetition task to detect and quantify speech-timing anomalies in ataxic speech. Such a technique is non-invasive, reliable, fast, cost-effective and can be used in the comfort of home without any professional assistance.

International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, Volume 106, Issue 4, 15 March 2020, Pages 690-692

In this journal article, we advance SDG 3 and 5 by describing the gender makeup of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) volunteer RO leadership to clarify the current gender diversity within its ranks.