Jay Maddock

University of Hawaii SystemUnited States of America

Jay Maddock, Ph.D., FAAHB is Professor and Director of the Office of Public Health Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and Luojia Chair Professor at Wuhan University. Professor Maddock has extensive experience in system, environmental and policy research to improve population level risk factors for chronic disease. Dr. Maddock chaired the state board of health and was a charter member of the NIH study section on Community-Level Health Promotion. He is an author of over 75 scientific articles. He is the Honorary Secretary for the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health. His research has been featured in several national magazines including Eating Well, Prevention and Good Housekeeping.

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Human behavior accounts for the majority of morbidity and premature mortality throughout the world. This book explores several areas of human behavior including physical activity, nutrition and food, addictive substances, gun violence, sexual transmitted diseases and more. Several cutting edge methods are also examined including empowering nurses, community based participatory research and nature therapy. Less well known public health topics including human trafficking, tuberculosis control in prisons and public health issues in the deaf community are also covered. The authors come from around the world to describe issues that are both of local and worldwide importance to protect and preserve the health of populations. This book demonstrates the scope and some of the solutions to addressing today's most pressing public health issues.

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