Need for innovation in public health research

Ralph DiClemente, Azure Nowara, Rachel Shelton, Gina Wingood

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The recent conference Turning the Tide: A New Generation of Public Health Interventions highlighted the need to utilize innovative and emergent methodologies to confront increasingly complex public health challenges. In this commentary,we discuss three dominant themes from the conference: addressing multiple levels of causality in reducing health problems; technologybasedmethodologies to enhance health promotion; and improving translation and sustainment of effective health promotion programs. The subsequent articles, included in this supplement issue of AJPH, provide compelling examples and arguments supporting these progressive approaches to public health promotion. We recommend that public health researchers draw inspiration from these examples and embrace interdisciplinary, innovative methods within their future work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S117-S120
JournalAmerican journal of public health
StatePublished - 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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