This paper contributes to the literature on Indigenous health, human dimensions of climate change, and place-based dimensions of health by examining the role of environment for Inuit health in the context of a changing climate. It addresses SDG 3 and 13.
Human health is better now than at any time in history, but these gains have come at a high price: the degradation of nature’s ecological systems on a scale never seen in human history. A growing body of evidence shows that the health of humanity is intrinsically linked to the health of the environment, but by its actions humanity now threatens to destabilise the Earth’s key life-support systems. As a Commission, we conclude that the continuing degradation of natural systems threatens to reverse the health gains seen over the last century. The SDGs provide a great opportunity to integrate health and sustainability through the judicious selection of relevant indicators relevant to human wellbeing, the enabling infrastructure for development, and the supporting natural systems, together with the need for strong governance.

World Development, Volume 68, April 2015, Pages 180–204

As the post-MDG era approaches in 2016, reducing child undernutrition is gaining high priority on the international development agenda, both as a maker and marker of development. Revisiting Smith and Haddad (2000), we use data from 1970 to 2012 for 116 countries, finding that safe water access, sanitation, women’s education, gender equality, and the quantity and quality of food available in countries have been key drivers of past reductions in stunting. This article demonstrates that addressing SDGs 2, 4, 5 and 6 contributes to the advancement of SDG 3.

Social Science & Medicine, March 2015, Pages 316 - 326

The evidence that large income differences have damaging health and social consequences is strong and in most countries inequality is increasing. Narrowing the gap will improve the health and wellbeing of populations and contribute to the advancement of SDG 10.2 by empowering and promoting the social, economic and political inclusion of all.
This paper extends the concept of therapeutic landscapes by investigating how green and blue spaces affect older adult health and wellbeing. Nature can promote the physical, mental, and social health of older adults. Blue space in particular embodies important therapeutic qualities for older adults. Safety, accessibility, and perception affect the therapeutic impact of landscapes. This paper addresses SDG 3.

Health & Place, Volume 31, January 2015, Pages 65-74

Most research on neighbourhoods and health will likely continue to be based upon observational studies, improving their design will advance knowledge generated from this growing field. Increasingly, discussions about strengthening this evidence base is being linked to other design and analytic strategies such as inclusion of instrumental variables, propensity scoring and use of natural experiments to further our understanding of the impact of place on health. We have described here several methodological issues that shaped the design considerations of the NEHW study to ensure that, while it is a cross-sectional sample, it will still advance the quality of evidence emerging from observational studies. This addresses SDG 3.
Developing SDG 10 (reduced inequalities) and SDG 3 (good health and well-being), this study evaluates a possible developmental trajectory in LGBT distress and the factors that might influence distress over time.
This study aims to fill a gap in knowledge, comparing the mental health of transgender adolescents and emerging adults to cisgender youth accessing community-based clinical services, further developing SDG 10 (reduced inequalities) and SDG 3 (good health and well-being).
Tenebrio molitor in the form of mealworm (left) and beetle (right). Photos by author.
This papers addresses SDGs 2 and 3 through discussions of "One Health" biosecurity by focusing on food security and documenting shortcomings of health policy based on global unity.
Research, development and commercialisation are three important stages in pharmaceuticals and to advancing goal 3. This chapter explores the role of biophysical characterisation in this process.