About the Journal

Aims and Scope

The Journal of Social Health (JoSH) features peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary research and analysis of health issues (medical) in the context of social (non-medical) determinants of health, namely:  income and social protection, education, unemployment and job insecurity, working life conditions, food insecurity, housing, basic amenities and the environment, early childhood development, social inclusion and non-discrimination, structural conflict, and access to affordable health services of decent quality, among others. The journal biannually welcomes original research articles, systematic and integrative reviews, and policy papers of general interest to developing countries, with clearly defined implications for health quality, access, and equity.

Editorial Board


Les Paul Valdez, MAN, RN
University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

Editorial Council 

Allan De Guzman, PhD
University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

Belinda De Castro , PhD
University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

Gillian Barclay, DDS, MPH, DrPH
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

Kavita Batra, PhD, MPH, BDS, FRSPH
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

Sally Bould, PhD
University of Delaware, USA

Maria Sofia Cotelli, MD
Neurology Asst Valcamonica, Italy

Maria Minerva Calimag, MD, MSc, PhD

University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

Fung Sai Fu, PhD
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Manoj Kumar Gupta, PhD
AIIMS Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Stephanie Ibemere, PhD, RN
Duke University School of Nursing, USA

Muhammad Irfan, PhD
Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Zeinab Javadivala, PhD
Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Isabel Latz, PhD
New Mexico State University, USA

Filippo Manelli, MD
ASST Bergamo Est, Italy

Haidar Nadrian, PhD
University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

Pedro Sanchez, PhD
University of Sevilla, Spain

Sofia Santos, PhD
Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Manoj Sharma, MBBS, PhD, MCHES
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

Richard Southby, PhD, FFPH, FRSPH, KStJ
The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

Tripura Sundari, MBBS, MD
KIMS Hospital, India