Journal of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine


  • Research article - Medical Published: Aug 30, 2016

    Epidemic Assistance by the Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2005–2014

    Epi-Aids, or epidemiologic assistance investigations, are an important mechanism through which Centers for Disease Control and Prevention supports public health organisations. We described the characteristics of Epi-Aids conducted during 2005–2014 and summarised the publication outcome of Epi-Aid related scientific information products. EISOs play a critical role in conducting Epi-Aids, which…

    -Fátima Coronado, Guan M. Chen, Stacey A. Bosch, and Danice K. Eaton

  • Research article - Medical Published: Apr 15, 2016

    Health Literacy and Education Predict Nutrient Quality of Diet of Socioeconomically Diverse, Urban Adults

    Health literacy is defined as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions”. To be health literate, comprehensions as well as numeracy are needed. Health numeracy is defined as “the degree to which individuals…

    -Marie F. Kuczmarski, Erica L. Adams, Nancy Cotugna, Ryan T. Pohlig, May A. Beydoun, Alan B. Zonderm

  • Research article - Medical Published: Apr 08, 2016

    Death from Cardiovascular Diseases and Air Pollution in Shiraz, Iran (March 2006-March 2012)

    The effects of air pollution on human health have been a major environmental concern. Even before modern studies, events such as the sudden increase of death rates following a short interval of particulate matter and sulfur dioxide increase in London, in 1952 attracted much attention . Recent evidence indicates that…

    -Manizhe Dadbakhsh, Narges Khanjani, Abbas Bahrampour

  • Research article - Medical Published: Oct 30, 2015

    Intervention for Behavioral Change in Funeral Ceremonies in Islamic Republic Of Iran

    In this interventional study, the behavioral intervention continued for six months with the cooperation of Friday prayer Imams and other responsible parties. Data were collected using the questionnaires before and after intervention and were analyzed by SPSS. Some behavioral changes after the intervention were reported. A reduction was seen in…

    -Mahmoud Mobasheri, Jafar Moghaddasi, Mohammadtaghi Moradi

  • Editorial - Medical Published: Oct 08, 2015

    Colorectal Cancer Screening: The Next Two Years

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in the world, accounting for 9.7% of all cancers other than non-melanoma skin cancers. In 2012, 1.4 million new cases were diagnosed. Recommended screening guidelines have shown the potential to prevent cancer by detecting precancerous polyps or cancer at an early…

    -Paul D. Terry and Regina Washington