Call for Book Reviews of Global Health Titles for World Medical and Health Policy journal

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Anthropology, Health and Health Care, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Human Rights, Public Health

WMHP Book Reviews: Global Titles

World Medical & Health Policy is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal that considers the many factors shaping global health. We publish articles employing overlapping disciplines that include health policy and politics, political science, health economics, medical ethics, and public health. The journal’s approach is unified by a concern with critically examining the contexts within which policy is made, as well as more traditional considerations of processes, outcomes, and influences.

World Medical & Health Policy is seeking book reviewers. If you are interested in reviewing a book, please send an email to: Cynthia Golembeski at We will send the book to you free of charge when you specify your preference for an electronic or hard copy and provide your contact details. This call for book reviewers is open to students, health professionals, professional academics of all levels, and independent scholars. We welcome your ideas for books to review and we will also help you find one that matches your area of expertise. 

Book reviews should be about 800 words in length and include the reviewed work's author, title, date of publication, publisher, and number of pages, cost, and ISBN as a heading. The reviewer's name and institution will appear at the conclusion of the review upon publication. If a review copy of a book is provided to the review author, the book review should be uploaded within three months of receipt of the book. Follow through is important as we are obligated to send a copy of a published review to any publisher who provides a free review copy to the journal. We are especially interested in book reviews associated with health equity and policy. Book review guidelines can be found here


Rawal, Vikas. When Governments Fail: A Pandemic and Its Aftermath. Columbia University Press, 2021.


Reitano, Tuesday and Mark Shaw. Criminal Contagion: How Mafias, Gangsters and Scammers Profit From a Pandemic. Oxford University Press, April 2021.


Susstein, Cass. Averting Catastrophe: Decision Theory for COVID-19, Climate Change, and Potential Disasters of All Kinds. NYU Press, 2021.


Xun, Zhou and Sander Gilman. ‘I Know Who Caused COVID-19.” University of Chicago Press. Nov 2021.



Arias, Enrique Desmond, and Thomas Grisaffi, eds. Cocaine: From Coca Fields to the Streets. Duke University Press, 2021.


Boarder Giles, David. A Mass Conspiracy to Feed People: Foods Not Bombs and the World Class Waste of Global Cities. Duke University Press, 2021.


Brown, Nicole and Jennifer Leigh. Ed. Ableism in Academia. Theorising Experiences of Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses in Higher Education. University of Chicago, May 2021.


Chávez, Karma R. The Borders of AIDS: Race, Quarantine, and Resistance. University of Washington Press, 2021.


Da Silva, Michael. The Pluralist Right to Health Care: A Framework and Case Study. University of Toronto Press, 2021.


DeCoteau, Claire. The Western Disease: Contesting Autism in the Somali Diaspora. University of Chicago Press, 2021.


Diamant, Anita t al. Period. End of Sentence: A New Chapter in the Fight for Menstrual Justice. Scribner, 2021.


Doucet-Battle, James. Sweetness in the Blood: Race, Risk and Type 2 Diabetes. U of MN Press, 2021.


Durojaye, Ebenezer, Gladys Mirugi-Mukundi, and Charles Ngwena. Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Africa: Constraints and Opportunities. Taylor & Francis, 2021.


Falola, Toyin, Anna Lee Carothers, Nic Hamel, Maria Berghs, Fikru Gebrekidan, and Mary Nyangweso. Disability in Africa: Inclusion, Care, and the Ethics of Humanity. University of Rochester Press, 2021.


Fang, Xiaoping. China and the Cholera Pandemic: Restructuring Society Under Mao. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021.


Fuller, Arlan et al.Public Health, Mental Health, and Mass Atrocity Prevention. Routledge/Taylor Francis, 2021.


Galea, Sandro. The Contagion Next Time. OUP, October 2021.


Geniets, Anne, James O'Donovan, Niall Winters, and Laura Hakimi, eds. Training for Community Health: Bridging the global health care gap. Oxford University Press, 2021.


Go, Min Hee. Rethinking Community Resilience: The Politics of Disaster Recovery in New Orleans. NYU Press, 2021.


Gostin, Lawrence. Global Health Security: A Blueprint for the Future. Harvard University Press, 2021.


Halliwell, Martin. American Health Crisis: One Hundred Years of Planning, Panic and Politics. UC Press, May 2021.


Hansen, Solveig Lena and Silke Schicktanz. Ed. Ethical Challenges of Organ Transplantation: Current Debates and International Perspectives. Columbia University Press, 2021


Hsieh, Elaine, and Eric M. Kramer. Rethinking culture in health communication: Social interactions as intercultural encounters. John Wiley & Sons, 2021.


Ikwuka, Ugo. Living with Mental Illness in a Globalised World: Combating Stigma and Barriers to Healthcare. Routledge, 2021.


Jin, Jiyong. International Regimes in Global Health Governance. Routledge, 2021.


Kalofonos, Ippolytos. All I Eat is Medicine. Going Hungry in Mozambique’s AIDS Economy. UC Press. 2021.


Lima, Thiago and Agostina Costantino. (eds.) Food Security and International Relations: Critical Perspectives From the Global South. Columbia University Press, 2021.


McGee, Tara K., Amy Cardinal Christianson, and First Nations Wildfire Evacuation Partnership. First Nations Wildfire Evacuations. University of Chicago Press/Purich Publishing. 2021.


Neely, Abigail H. Reimagining Social Medicine from the South. Duke University Press, 2021. South Africa


Néill, Clayton Ó., Charles Foster, Jonathan Herring, and John Tingle, eds. Routledge Handbook of Global Health Rights. Routledge, 2021.


Olsen, William et al. The Work of Hospitals: Global Medicine in Local Cultures. Rutgers University Press, 2022.


Porcelain, Sherri. Public Health and Beyond in Latin America and the Caribbean. Routledge/Taylor Francis, 2021.


Richardson, Eugene. Epidemic Illusions: On the Coloniality of Global Public Health. MIT Press, 2020.


Rose, Nikolas and Des Fitzgerald. The Urban Brain: Mental Health in the Vital City. Princeton University Press, 2022.


Rupa, Marya and Raj Patel. Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021.


Saxton, Dvera. Farmworkers, Health and Environmental Health Justice. Rutgers University Press, 2021.


Shirk, Mark. Making War on the World: How Transnational Violence Reshapes Global Order. Columbia University Press, Feb 2022.


Smith-Oka, Vania. Becoming Gods: Medical Training in Mexican Hospitals. Rutgers University Press, 2021.


Suh, Siri. Dying to Count: Post-Abortion Care and Global Reproductive Health Policies in Sengal. Rutgers University Press, 2021.


Sutton, Barbara, and Nayla Luz Vacarezza, eds. Abortion and Democracy: Contentious Body Politics in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. Routledge, 2021.


Venkat, Bharat Jayram. At the Limits of Care. Duke University Press, Nov 2021.


Vijayakumar, Gowri. At risk: Indian sexual politics and the global AIDS crisis. Stanford University Press, 2021.


Wellock, Thomas. Safe Enough? A History of Nuclear Power and Accident Risk. Columbia University Press, 2021.


Wendland, Claire. Partial Stories. Maternal Death From Six Angles. University of Chicago Press. 2022.


Wenham, Clare. Feminist global health security. Oxford University Press, 2021.


Whelan, Jean. Nursing the Nation: Building the Nurse Labor Force. Rutgers University Press, 2021.


Wu, Harry Yi-Jui. Mad by the Millions: Mental Disorders and the Early Years of the World Health Organization. MIT Press, 2021.


Zeldovich, Zina. The Other Dark Matter: Turning Waste into Wealth and Health. University of Chicago Press. Nov 2021.


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