Transdisciplinary Women's Health: A Call to Action

Rita DeBate, Ellen M. Daley, Cheryl A. Vamos, Nolan Kline, Laura Marsh, Sarah Smith

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Abstract

Various women's health concerns (e.g., hormonal changes, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, immune deficiencies, respiratory diseases, eating disorders, substance use/abuse, sexually transmitted infections, stress, poverty, poor nutrition, and early childhood caries) are associated with oral–systemic etiologies that can either cause or form as a result of poor oral health. Nonetheless, the intersections of biological, social–behavioral, and structural factors that impact women's oral–systemic health are rarely examined. We argue for the need for transdisciplinary research, grounded in team science, for incorporating and transcending multiple discipline-specific frameworks and models to examine the complexity of women's health issues holistically across the lifespan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1113-1132
Number of pages20
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Volume35
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Oct 2014

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