I’m happy to announce that I will be guest editing a special issue for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health along with Dr. Jarrett Phillips. For this special issue, we are seeking papers that explore all aspects of mobile application development for environment and health monitoring, including papers that describe design processes, best practices, privacy, ethics, data ownership, and more. We are particularly interested in applications that have been designed with and for equity-deserving communities.
Papers should be submitted by July 15, 2023. The full call is outlined below:
We are living in an era plagued by environmental and public health crises (e.g., climate change, biodiversity loss, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, etc.). While these crises impact us all, evidence indicates that rural, remote, Indigenous, and/or equity-deserving communities are disproportionately affected. As such, there has been an increased need to track and disseminate information so that communities and individuals can mitigate the impacts of these crises. One way this has been accomplished is through the interdisciplinary design and deployment of mobile applications that support health and environment monitoring. To facilitate further work in this domain, we invite submissions to a Special Issue of the Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health entitled “Mobile Applications for Environment and Health Monitoring”. In particular, we invite original articles, critical reviews, research notes, and short communications exploring: (1) best practices for community-led and community-engaged mobile application design (particularly mobile applications designed with and for equity-deserving communities); (2) examples of health and environment monitoring apps developed using, for example, participatory design approaches; or (3) discussions about ethical design, including privacy concerns, data ownership, and more.
For more information about the special issue and to learn about the submission process, click here.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.