Transdisciplinary research: applying health social science in the developing world

“Health social science synthesizes a wide range of knowledge in order to understand and solve complex health problems. This volume presents ten case studies that illustrate some of the best practice in health social science in developing countries. Each study addresses the critical question of how social and behavioral science approaches can make a difference in improving significant health problems. Examples drawn from Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Pacific look at problems such as AIDS, STDs [sexually transmitted diseases], smoking, heart disease, and psychological stress.”

Reference: Higginbotham, N., Briceno-Leon, R., and Johnson, N. (2001). Applying Health Social Science: Best Practice in the Developing World. Zed Books in association with International Forum for Social Sciences in Health: London, UK.


Posted: January 2012
Last modified: July 2015