CFP: AAG 2016: International Health

Session organizers: Kathryn Grace (University of Minnesota), Frank Davenport (University of California, Santa Barbara), and Harvey Miller (the Ohio State University)

While major strides have been made in improving access to health care and clean water for many of the poorest countries in the world, high rates of low birth weight, disease, malnutrition and child and maternal mortality persist. Recent advances in research of environmental correlates related to various health outcomes has revealed the importance of the local environmental context on micro-level experiences with clean drinking water, agricultural production, gender norms, sanitation and hygiene, pollution and many other topics. In this session we seek papers that focus on health outcomes of children, men and women in the developing world with attention to their physical environment.

We are especially interested in papers that examine how broad changes in the physical environment manifest at the household level and how household response to environmental change varies across time, regions, and ecological zones. Papers that focus on identifying causal factors and/or making spatially explicit forecasts using unique methodologies or datasets are also encouraged. Topics of interest include:

  • Water quality
  • Food and agricultural production
  • Climate change
  • Gender dynamics
  • Urbanization
  • Human dynamics and global health

This call is part of a broader group of topics within the Symposium on Human Dynamics, therefore topics related to Human Dynamics and various aspects of international health outcomes are also sought.

Potential participants should send an email including presentation title, 250-word abstract, name, and institutional affiliation (if any) to Kathryn Grace (, Frank Davenport ( ), and Harvey Miller ( by 5pm on Monday, October 12, 2015.

Please include all information in the body of the email and attached in a word document. Include your last name in the tittle of the document. We will confirm participation in this session by Friday, October 23.