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Introducing a Transdisciplinary Approach to Applied Urban Health Research

  • Patricia O’Campo
  • Maritt Kirst
  • Nicole Schaefer-McDaniel
  • Stephen Hwang
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Abstract

In the context of increased urbanization in the last century, public health research has evolved to explore the impact of urban environments on health (Galea & Vlahov, 2005). This relatively new body of research is referred to as urban health research and it seeks to explore determinants and outcomes of health as well as the interrelationships between them (Harpham, 2008). City living can affect health in multiple ways. Specifically, health in the urban context can be affected by such factors as the physical environment, the social environment, and access to health and social services (Galea & Vlahov, 2005).

Keywords

Intimate Partner Violence Urban Health Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration Homeless Adult Transdisciplinary Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia O’Campo
    • 1
  • Maritt Kirst
    • 2
  • Nicole Schaefer-McDaniel
    • 1
  • Stephen Hwang
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Research on Inner City HealthSt. Michael’s HospitalTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Ontario Tobacco Research UnitDalla Lana School of Public HealthTorontoCanada

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