North America

The Authors explore the compounding burden of the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change on Indigenous Peoples’ health, and present several case studies which outline novel Indigenous approaches and perspectives that address climate change, COVID-19 and future health threats.
An Article on the increase in hunger brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, in the context of SDG 3, focusing specifically on the Supplemental NutrAticition Assistance Program on mitigating this indirect effect of the pandemic on a national level across the USA.
This article supports SDGs 9, 11 and 13 by employing an Urban-Water-Energy (UWE)-Nexus approach to understand water and energy demand and their interactions in both space and time for Rhode Island and quantifies the extent and exposure of the Urban Heat Island effects among its towns and urban populations using high-resolution details.
This Article supports SDGs 3, 5, and 10 focusing on the religious and cultural aspects that influence Arab American women's perspectives on health-care in the USA.

Exercise to Prevent and Manage Chronic Disease Across the Lifespan, 2022, Pages 413-421

This book chapter advances SDG #3 and #10 by outlining the pathophysiology associated with Alzheimer’s disease and provide an overview of the impact of exercise programs on cognition, physical functional abilities, behavioral, and psychological symptoms and quality of life.

Neurobiology of Brain Disorders (Second Edition), Biological Basis of Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders, 2022, Pages 313-336

This book chapter advances SDG #3 and #10 by reviewing several key topics that influence our understanding of pathogenic mechanisms and lead to the identification of novel therapeutic strategies. These include the diagnostic spectrum of MCI and AD, genetic risk alleles associated with late-onset AD, structures of gamma-secretase and tau, imaging and fluid biomarkers, the role of microglia and neuroinflammation, and novel animal models of AD.
The objective of the study is to make visible the exposure to environmental contaminants and the health of workers in mercury mines in Mexico.
Area of forest burned in Canada from 1986 to 2015. Orange colour shows burned area.
This is an article on the impact of residential exposure to wildfires and the incidence of various cancers, in the context of SDGs 3, 13, and 15, focusing on the need to develop exposure metrics to better estimate the chronic population health burden attributable to environmental pollutants emitted during wildfires.
This Article supports SDGs 3 and 6 by developing estimates of regulated metals in community water systems, which can be used in future studies, and by showing that there are significant sociodemographic inequalities in public water uranium concentrations.
This Article supports SDGs 3 and 16 by quantifying mortality risk after a dementia diagnosis, focusing specifically on differences across race and ethnicity. The authors discuss the implications for financial and health services planning, as well as quality of life.