Recent PhD Research Topic Ideas for Public Health 2020

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Recent PhD Research Topic Ideas for Public Health 2020

Exclusive for scholars pursuing their PhD in Public Health with base papers (peer-reviewed articles)



  1. Cavojova V, Ersoy S. The role of scientific reasoning and religious beliefs in use of complementary and alternative medicine. J Public Health (Oxf). (2019) doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdz120.
  2. Diana L. Swihart; Romaine L. Martin. Cultural Religious Competence In Clinical Practice. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; (2019).


A prospective study on crisis of widespread of sexual violence among refugees


  1. Juliana de Oliveira Araujo, Fernanda Mattos de Souza, Raquel Proenca,Mayara Lisboa Bastos, Anete Trajman and Eduardo Faerstein. Prevalence of sexual violence among refugees: a systematic review. Rev Saude Publica. 2019; 53: 78.
  2. Ohanesian A. Picturing health: health services in refugee camps are helping South Sudanese women tell their stories of sexual violence. Lancet. 2019 Aug 31; 394(10200):725-730. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(19)31969-5.


Evaluation of multiple programs which can implement to increase children’s physical activity at school.

  1. Wright CM, Chomitz VR, Duquesnay PJ, Amin SA, Economos CD, Sacheck JM. The FLEX studies school-based physical activity programs – measurement and evaluation of implementation. BMC Public Health. 2019 Jan 16;19(1):73. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-6335-3.
  2. Yang CY, Lo HL, Niu YZ. Oral Health in Schools and the Process of School Nursing Care. Hu Li Za Zhi. 2019 Feb; 66(1):5-13. doi: 10.6224/JN.201902_66(1).02.


Epidemiological studies on protective measures as prophylaxis for pregnant women against theAe. Aegypti bites and consequently against ZIKV infection.

  1. Vladimir Antonio Dantas Melo, José Rodrigo Santos Silva, and Roseli La Corte. Personal protective measures of pregnant women against Zika virus infection. Rev Saude Publica. 2019; 53: 72.
  2. Dantas Melo VA, Santos Silva JR, La Corte R.Use of mosquito repellents to protect against Zika virus infection among pregnant women in Brazil. Public Health. 2019 Jun;171:89-96.


Large population study of the health public sector to influence the length of hospital stay of women undergoing cesarean section.

  1. Samire Lopes Pereira, Thales Philipe Rodrigues da Silva, Alexandra Dias Moreira, Taiane Gonçalves Novaes, Milene Cristine Pessoa, Factors associated with the length of hospital stay of women undergoing cesarean section. Rev Saude Publica. 2019; 53: 65.
  2. Thales Philipe Rodrigues da Silva, Ariene Silva do Carmo, Taiane Gonçalves Novaes,Larissa Loures Mendes, Alexandra Dias Moreira, Hospital-acquired conditions and length of stay in the pregnancy and puerperal cycle. Rev Saude Publica. 2019; 53: 64.


The demographic study on pre and post intervention surveys on adolescent perceptions of vaccines, vaccine safety and disease risk.

  1. Jaymie-lynn Blanchard, Caitlin Johnson, Margaret McIntyre, Natasha S Crowcroft, Andrea McLellan. A pre and post intervention study measuring the effect of interactive education on adolescent perceptions of vaccines, vaccine safety and disease risk. Journal of Public Health, (2019) fdz089,
  2. Liu CR, Liang H, Zhang X, Pu C, Li Q, Li QL, Ren FY, Li J. Effect of an educational intervention on HPV knowledge and attitudes towards HPV and its vaccines among junior middle school students in Chengdu, China. BMC Public Health. 2019 May 2;19(1):488.


A large survey  on analysis of GFD effects on MS and gut micro biota and in  treatment of remitting the symptoms of celiac disease (CD).

  1. Valentina Melini, Francesca Melini. Gluten-Free Diet: Gaps and Needs for a Healthier Diet. Nutrients. 2019 Jan; 11(1): 170.
  2. Anne R. Lee, Randi L. Wolf, Benjamin Lebwohl, Edward J. Ciaccio, Peter H.R. Green. Persistent Economic Burden of the Gluten Free Diet. Nutrients. 2019 Feb; 11(2): 399.


Observation studies of the work process and the reproduction of the instrument in other places, contributing to the knowledge of the prenatal care.

  1. Esther Pereira da Silva, Antônio Flaudiano Bem Leite,  Roberto Teixeira Lima, Mônica Maria Osório. Prenatal evaluation in primary care in Northeast Brazil: factors associated with its adequacy. Rev Saude Publica. 2019; 53: 43.
  2. Ruiz-Rodríguez M, Sánchez-Martínez Y, Ramírez-Muñoz PC, Camargo-Lemos DM. Recommendations of physical activity and rest in a Colombian prenatal control program. Rev Saude Publica. 2019;53:41


Improvement of the inflammatory profiles and a biomarker to track etiologies, phenotypes and pathophysiology, especially in older people.

  1. Juleimar Soares Coelho de Amorim,  Karen Cecília Lima Torres,  Andréa Teixeira-Carvalho,Olindo Assis Martins, Filho,  Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa.  Inflammatory markers and occurrence of falls: Bambuí Cohort Study of Aging. Rev Saude Publica. 2019; 53: 35.
  2. Cosso RMG, Torres KCL, Mambrini JVM, Peixoto SWV, Carvalho AT, Martins Filho OA, Lima-Costa MF. Association between inflammatory markers and hospitalizations: evidence from the Bambuí cohort of aging baseline. Rev Bras Epidemiol. 2019;22:e190039.


How oral condition influences on the quality of life of homeless people?

  1. Juliana Aparecida de Campos Lawder,  Marcos André de Matos,João Batista de Souza, Maria do Carmo Matias Freire. Impact of oral condition on the quality of life of homeless people. Rev Saude Publica. 2019; 53: 22.
  2. Maia CVR, Mendes FM, Normando D. The impact of oral health on quality of life of urban and riverine populations of the Amazon: A multilevel analysis. PLoS One. 2018 Nov 30;13(11):e0208096.


Observation of the behavior of the instrument anxiety scales for prenatal diagnostic procedures and consolidate its use.

  1. Lucas Kindermann, Jefferson Traebert, Rodrigo Dias Nunes. Validation of an anxiety scale for prenatal diagnostic procedures. Rev Saude Publica. 2019; 53: 18.
  2. Volpato LK, Siqueira DC, Nunes RD, Ghizzo Filho J, Traebert J. Transcultural adaptation and validation of the Tilburg Pregnancy Distress Scale (TPDS) in the Brazilian cultural context. Midwifery. 2019 Aug;75:97-102.


Evaluation of data in population between the census period and the study period of an epidemiological survey using a satellite image program.

  1. Ticiane de Góes Mário Ferreira,  José Mariano da Rocha,  Silvia Cardoso de David,Jociana Boligon,  Maísa Casarin, Sampling strategy of an epidemiological survey using a satellite image program. Rev Saude Publica. 2019; 53: 47.
  2. Wagenaar BH, Augusto O, Ásbjörnsdóttir K, Akullian A, Manaca N, Developing a representative community health survey sampling frame using open-source remote satellite imagery in Mozambique. Int J Health Geogr. 2018 Oct 29;17(1):37.


ketamine expectancy questionnaire might capture only the common effects for psychoactive substances.

  1. Chao-Ming Chang, Tat Leong Wu, Te-Tien Ting, Chuan-Yu Chen, Lien-Wen Su, Wei J. Chen. Mis-anaesthetized society: expectancies and recreational use of ketamine in Taiwan. BMC Public Health. 2019;1307(1)
  2. Hung C-C, Zhang S, Chen C-M, Duann J-R, Lin C-P, Lee TS-H, Li C-SR. Striatal functional connectivity in chronic ketamine users: a pilot study. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2019;2:1–13.


Understanding the essential conditions required for public wellbeing.

  1. Matthew Fisher. A theory of public wellbeing. BMC Public Health. 2019; 1283 (19)
  2. Department of Health. Men’s health and wellbeing policy. Perth, WA: Government of Western Australia; 2018.


Investigating and assessing all evicted households by indirectly or directly studying suicide trends in the general population.

  1. Inmaculada Mateo-Rodríguez, Laura Miccoli, Antonio Daponte-Codina, Julia Bolívar-Muñoz, Cecilia Escudero-Espinosa, M. Carmen Fernández-Santaella, Risk of suicide in households threatened with eviction: the role of banks and social support. BMC Public Health volume 19, Article number: 1250 (2019)
  2. Méndez Gutiérrez del Valle, R., Plaza Tabasco, J., 2018. Crisis inmobiliaria y desahucios hipotecarios en España: una perspectiva geográfica. Boletín la Asoc Geógrafos Españoles 99–127.


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