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Health Disparities in Respiratory Medicine

  • Lynn B. Gerald
  • Cristine E. Berry

Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Andrew Pleasant, Jennifer Cabe, Richard H. Carmona
    Pages 1-7
  3. Sonali Bose, Gregory B. Diette
    Pages 41-58
  4. Kenneth D. Rosenman
    Pages 59-78
  5. Joseph H. Skalski, Rachele A. Gibson, Sarah A. Narotzky, Hemang Yadav, Paul D. Scanlon
    Pages 79-104
  6. Sandra R. Wilson, Meghan Halley, Sarah Knowles
    Pages 105-133
  7. Nancy Gonzalez Casanova, Jorge R. Navarrete, Hector Quijada, Louise Hecker, Joe G. N. Garcia
    Pages 135-146
  8. Kelly J. Brunst, Rosalind J. Wright
    Pages 147-171
  9. Christian Bime
    Pages 173-187
  10. Miriam Siegel, Jerry A. Krishnan, Jamie Lamson-Sullivan, Scott Cerreta, David M. Mannino
    Pages 189-205
  11. Eyal Oren
    Pages 207-235
  12. Ching-Fei Chang, Gary S. Feigenbaum, Michael K. Gould
    Pages 237-264
  13. Daniel Monroy Chaves, John Daryl Thornton
    Pages 265-293
  14. Ann C. Long, J. Randall Curtis
    Pages 325-339
  15. Juan C. Celedón, Gary Ewart, Patricia W. Finn
    Pages 341-354
  16. Nancy Gonzalez Casanova, Jorge R. Navarrete, Hector Quijada, Louise Hecker, Joe G. N. Garcia
    Pages E1-E1
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 355-364

About this book


This book discusses health disparities in respiratory medicine and suggests methods to reduce them. In the United States, health disparities are well documented in the care of patients with respiratory disorders, particularly among minorities who often have higher rates of disease and poorer health outcomes.  Similarly, differences in health and health outcomes exist between differing socioeconomic groups, with lower income groups generally having poorer health and higher rates of chronic illness. Health Disparities in Respiratory Medicine investigates these differing outcomes through the complex connections between access and quality of treatment available to these groups. Chapters are organized around either causes, diseases, or types of care, including tobacco smoke exposure, environmental air quality, acute respiratory distress syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and end-of-life care.  This volume is an ideal resource for pulmonologists, health care administrators, and policy makers who aim to understand disparities in respiratory medicine and take steps to improve the differences among groups.      


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Editors and affiliations

  • Lynn B. Gerald
    • 1
  • Cristine E. Berry
    • 2
  1. 1.Arizona Respiratory Center and DepartmenUniversity of Arizona Arizona Respiratory Center and DepartmenTUCSONUSA
  2. 2.Arizona Respiratory Center and DepartmenUniversity of Arizona Arizona Respiratory Center and DepartmenTucsonUSA

About the editors

Dr. Gerald is the Canyon Ranch Endowed Chair, Professor in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences and Associate Dean of Research in College of Public Health, at the University of Arizona and a member of the Arizona Respiratory Center. She is a nationally known expert in the area of school based asthma including implementation of asthma management programs, school based asthma case detection, and internet based asthma monitoring. She also has extensive experience in the areas of clinical, behavioral and epidemiological research in asthma, COPD, and tuberculosis. Dr. Gerald is actively involved in professional and community education related to asthma and has served on many national and local boards including the American Thoracic Society Board of Directors and the American Lung Association of Southern Arizona Board of Directors. She currently serves as PI of the American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Center at the University of Arizona. Dr. Gerald has also served on many thesis and dissertation committees and mentored many graduate students, fellows, and junior faculty in the development of research programs.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Health Disparities in Respiratory Medicine
  • Editors Lynn B. Gerald
    Cristine E. Berry
  • Series Title Respiratory Medicine
  • Series Abbreviated Title Respiratory Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-23674-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79519-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-23675-9
  • Series ISSN 2197-7372
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-7380
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 364
  • Number of Illustrations 30 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pneumology/Respiratory System
    Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
    Health Administration
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