Elsevier, Cancer Treatment and Research Communications, Volume 19, 1 January 2019
Background: Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States and mortality from cancer is more common among individuals in the Appalachian region compared to the rest of the country. We examined how risk factors for long-term health outcomes for Estrogen positive breast cancer patients differed by county economic status in southern Appalachia. Methods: Data was collected through retrospective data mining of patient medical files (N = 238). Using the self-reported zipcode, patients were classified into county economic status.

The Lancet Global Health, Volume 7, January 2019

This study supports SDGs 3 and 6 by showing that elementary WASH interventions alone were insufficient in reducing the prevalence of stunting, anaemia, and diarrhoea in children in rural Zimbabwe; these findings call for greater investment into, and scale-up of, WASH programmes in rural settings, in order to achieve more meaningful improvements in child health outcomes.

The Autoimmune Diseases (Sixth Edition), 2020, Pages 1269-1284

Increase awareness of giant cell myocarditis (GCM) the most fatal of autoimmune diseases, its pathogenesis, and treatment.

Emerging and Reemerging Viral Pathogens, Volume 1: Fundamental and Basic Virology Aspects of Human, Animal and Plant Pathogens, 2020, Pages 53-68

The current availability of state-of-the-art genomic technologies such as pan-microbial microarrays and NGS provides an unprecedented opportunity to “cast a wide net” and surveys the full breadth of as-yet undiscovered pathogens in nature that pose significant threats to human health.
A Campaign For Deconditioning Awareness—“Sit up… Get dressed… keep on moving…”.

Encyclopedia of Biomedical Gerontology, 2020, Pages 210-222

Examines how geriatric care has evolved with changing demographics of older age and looks at care protocoals and new technologies to increase life expectancy and improve quality of life in older adults.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Health (Second Edition), 2019, Pages 653-660

Explores the links between climate change, human health, and human rights—focusing on the human right to health. Examines the current state of the international debate surrounding the human right to health. The goal of SDG target 13 is to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.


Innovation in Health Informatics: A Smart Healthcare Primer, Next Gen Tech Driven Personalized Med&Smart Healthcare, 2020, Pages 3-38

The adoption of advanced Healthcare Information Systems and Medical Informatics requires an integrated approach sensitive to various social, economic, political, and cultural factors. The challenges that the adoption and use sophisticated information and communication technologies (ICTs) generate need to be considered too. Smart Data and Data Analytics along with cognitive computing are the promising technologies with great value added for the domain of healthcare. The goal of SDG 3.d is to strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks (by e.g. Healthcare Information Systems).

Design and Operation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: The Systems Engineering Vision for Industrial Application, Volume , 1 January 2019

This book chapter advances SDG goals 7, 13, and 11 by examining the use of solid oxide fuel cells in land, marine, and aerial vehicles as a replacement for carbon emitting fossil fuel engines.

Sustainable Food Supply Chains: Planning, Design, and Control through Interdisciplinary Methodologies, 2019, Pages 249-260

This book chapter addresses goals 2 and 12 by analysing food systems sustainability through the lens of the interrelated implications and impacts of FLW on production and consumption.