Call for Papers: Public Health Issues Influenced by Consumer Choice

Posted by on March 2, 2009

The Journal of Consumer Affairs Call for Papers for a Special Issue on: Public Health Issues Influenced by Consumer Choice

Deadline: June 1, 2009

Consumer choices are directly related to public health. Chronic disease risk stems from energy over-consumption and sedentary lifestyles, key factors in the epidemic of obesity and related chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and stroke. Other health threats include sub-standard housing, poor air quality, and exposure to environmental toxins. The urban built environment is linked to social factors, including poverty, racial segregation, and economic isolation. In short, consumers often have limited choices due to their physical and social environment, and these limited choices often impact their health. Therefore, manuscripts are being solicited for the 2010 issue of The Journal of Consumer Affairs devoted to the theoretical and practical knowledge of how consumers obtain, process, and utilize health information in the context of their social and physical environment. We seek contributions from multiple disciplines including public health, communications, consumer education, public policy, psychology and marketing. Authors may submit empirical studies or conceptual work. Papers that are theoretically grounded and also contain significant implications for consumer welfare are especially appropriate. Please follow the submission guidelines for The Journal of Consumer Affairs as detailed under “JCA Author Guidelines” on the Blackwell Publishing web site at:

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