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International Journal for Equity in Health 15th Anniversary
Edited by Dr Ana Lorena Ruano, Dr Efrat Shadmi and Dr Leiyu Shi

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A panorama of health inequities in Brazil
Edited by Dr James Macinko and Dr Célia Szwarcwald

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Aims and scope

International Journal for Equity in Health presents evidence relevant to the search for, and attainment of, equity in health across and within countries. The journal publishes research which improves the understanding of issues that influence the health of populations. This includes the discussion of political, policy-related, economic, social and health services-related influences, particularly with regard to systematic differences in distributions of one or more aspects of health in population groups defined demographically, geographically, or socially.


Dr Efrat Shadmi, University of Haifa, Israel
Prof Leiyu Shi, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Founding Editor
Prof Barbara Starfield, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Managing Editor
Dr Ana Lorena Ruano, Bergen University, Norway

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Our 2015 reviewers of the year

Yingyao Chen is Professor of Health Services at the School of Public Health, Fudan University (FUSPH), Director of the Key Lab of Health Technology Assessment (Ministry of Health) at Fudan University, and Chair of Department of Hospital Management at FUSPH. He is also responsible for international collaborations at the School of Public Health. His academic interests focus on health technology assessment, health policy, health economics, and hospital management. He was a PI of several projects funded by the World Health Organization, World Bank, China Medical Board, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Science and Technology, National Natural Science Foundation of China, and provincial health authorities.

Vassilis Aletras studied Economics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. His postgraduate studies involve an MSc in Financial and Business Economics at the University of Essex and an MSc in Health Economics at the University of York. His PhD research in Aristotle University focused on the efficiency of Greek NHS hospitals. He currently holds the post of Associate Professor of Health Care Management and Health Economics in the Department of Business Administration at the University of Macedonia and is the Director of the postgraduate program in Health Services Management. He is also a member of the adjunct academic staff of the Hellenic Open University.