American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) Call For Papers

American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), intends to publish a supplemental issue on the topic of lead hazards, prevention-mitigation programs, and emerging sources of exposure. The supplement will address and contribute to the comprehensive understanding of currently known and emerging hazardous sources of lead exposure related to global trade, climate change, and infrastructure renewal.

Learn More: AJPH Call for Papers pdf icon[PDF – 220 KB]external icon – “Ubiquitous Lead: Risks, prevention-mitigation programs and emerging sources of exposure.”

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Original social, policy, research and evaluation articles, and perspectives are invited. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, evidence-based promising practices that strengthen efforts to identify, measure, and mitigate lead exposure in communities; analyses of data demonstrating geographic distribution of lead exposures and associated social vulnerabilities; social determinants of lead exposure risk and consequences; blood lead level testing in affected communities; building capacity for prevention and working with agency partners; emerging sources of lead exposure; implications of COVID-19 on lead poisoning prevention and surveillance; lead poisoning as a major international health crisis; and data demonstrating the impact of lead on children and adults.

Scholars in academia, historians, public health departments, the medical professions, health educators and evaluators, community and faith-based organizations, and governmental agencies are invited to submit manuscripts related to lead exposure prevention and mitigation.

Potential authors should visit the AJPH website (https://www.ajph.orgexternal icon) to review the Instructions for Authors and specific guidelines for the various types of manuscripts. Importantly, submissions must include a cover letter formatted as requested in the instructions for authors. In all manuscripts, the number of words, references and tables/figures must correspond to a specific AJPH article format. All manuscripts will undergo standard peer review by the AJPH editors and peer referees as defined by AJPH policy. Manuscripts must be submitted to AJPH by January 30, 2022, via the online submission system at icon. For additional information about this supplement, contact: T. LeBlanc (

CDC Guest Editors: Tanya Telfair LeBlanc, Ph.D., MS; Erik Svendsen, Ph.D.; Paul Allwood, Ph.D.

AJPH Editor: Jonathan I. Levy, Sc.D.

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