The Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division (PSP) of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) has chosen "Environmental Health: From Global to Local" to receive the 2005 Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarship Publishing Publishers in the category of Allied/Health Sciences. The textbook was edited by Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH, former professor and chair, Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, and includes contributions from a number of the school's faculty.
The award will be presented tomorrow at the awards luncheon during the PSP Annual Conference in Washington, DC. For 30 years, the PSP has acknowledged excellence in book, journal, and electronic publishing, with awards given in over 35 categories.
"Environmental Health: From Global to Local" (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2005) surveys contemporary environmental and occupational health issues, tackling them from global, regional, and local perspectives. Some of the textbook's topics include environmental health hazards, war, climate change, radiation, the management of wastes created by humans, and agriculture and food safety. It also addresses how environmental hazards impact public health, and the role of social, political, and regulator factors in these hazards.
Other Rollins School of Public Health faculty and the topics of their contributing chapters include:
Gary. W. Miller, PhD (Toxicology) Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health Kyle Steenland, PhD, (Epidemiology) Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health
Christine Moe, PhD (Epidemiology) Dept. of Global Health
P. Barry Ryan, PhD (Exposure Assessment, Industrial Hygiene, and Environmental Management) Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health
Richard Rheingans, PhD (Energy Production) Dept. of Global Health
Arthur L. Kellermann, MD, MPH (Injuries) Emory Center for Injury Control
Lance Waller, PhD (Geographic Information Systems) Dept. of Biostatistics
Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH (Nature Contact: A Health Benefit) Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health
Scott Bartell, PhD (Risk Assessment) Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health
Barry Johnson, PhD (Environmental Health Policy) Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health
Additional information about "Environmental Health: From Global to Local" can be found on the Jossey-Bass website at www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/.