Mental and Behavioral Health of Immigrants in the United States, Cultural, Environmental, and Structural Factors, 2020, Pages 157-178

This chapter advances SDGs 3 and 10 by exploring how to achieve a culturally competent practice while continuing efforts are needed across various race and ethnicities as well as age groups to provide a more holistic approach to mental health treatment as well as promote protective factors such as a positive cultural identity of immigrants in the United States and worldwide.
This chapter advances SDGs 3 and 10 by addressing the prevalence of mental disorders among the ethnic minority groups (African American, Latinx, and Asian American) in the United States according to immigration status.
This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 10 by providing information on various culturally sensitive methods to assess and treat mental health conditions onset by factors contributing to the immigration process for adolescents, adults, and older adults.
Findings from multiple studies link acculturation processes to the psychological and behavioral health of Latino immigrant population in the United States. A critical factor impacting this relation is the context of reception where immigrants settle. Several studies of acculturation have been conducted in traditional receiving contexts, and less attention has been paid to Latino immigrants in emerging contexts. In this chapter, we have discussed how traditional and emerging contexts of reception can confer very different experiences to Latino immigrants, and their significant implications for Latino immigrant health. Further, given the recent influx of crisis migrants from Central America, we have discussed receiving contexts for these newest Latino immigrants to the United States and demonstrated how such contexts might impact their psychological and behavioral health. We concluded with a discussion of implications for the development of policy, as well as culturally specific prevention and intervention programs for Latino immigrants.
This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 6 by describing properties of water and importance of water to biomaterials and biology.
This chapter advances goals 3 and 5 by examining female eating behaviors and solutions on helping women achieve healthier lifestyles.

Music and the Aging Brain, 2020, Pages 107-149

This chapter addresses goal 3 by discussing music processing in dementia and the development of musical therapies.
This book chapter advances SDGs 3 and 14 by discussing the exposome which provides an excellent translational framework for toxicological studies that examine the mechanisms by which certain environmental exposures alter our biology.

Three Facets of Public Health and Paths to Improvements, Behavior, Culture, and Environment, 2020, Pages 261-294

This chapter advances goals 3 and 5 by generating awareness for US women caregivers to receive compensation and developing the job industry to embrace women caregivers in MENA countries.
This book chapter advances SDGs 3 and 15 by explaining how malaria presents challenges that are heavily linked to multiple sustainability goals, and advances in drug-development is a key part of addressing future challenges here.