The book will be edited by Sana Loue, J.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. and Martha Sajatovic, M.D. CVs are attached for each of the editors. Each of the individuals is well-known for their work in domains that are key to this work. Dr. Sajatovic is a psychiatrist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder across the lifespan. She is particularly recognized for her work in geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Loue is known internationally for her work in cross-cultural issues, including research ethics and epidemiology. Seven or more core editors will participate in the editing of the encyclopedia chapters and entries, in addition to Drs. Loue and Sajatovic. Each of the editors is known nationally and/or internationally for their work in their respective fields. The following core editors have already agreed to participate in the project:Declan Barry, Ph.D. of Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, who is known for his work on alternative and complementary approaches to healing. He also serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.Douglas M. Brugge, Ph.D. of Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, who is known for his work relating to environmental and occupational health among immigrant populations. Dr. Brugge is a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health and oversees submissions in his fields of expertise.Sandro Galea, M.D., Dr.P.H. of the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr. Galea has a broad range of scholarly interests and is well-recognized for his work in urban health. He has been an author/editor of other works published by Springer. Linda Lloyd, Dr.P.H., previously served as a core editor on the Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health and The Encyclopedia of Womenï¿½s Health and has been an associate editor with The Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. She has particular expertise in health promotion and disease prevention. Beth E. Quill, M.P.H. of the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, School of Publicnbsp;Health, co-edited the Handbook of Rural Health (Plenum) with Sana Loue and previously served as the book editor for The Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Her area of expertise is in health services utilization and policy.AnahÃ Viladrich, Ph.D., of Hunter College of the City of New York, School of Health Sciences is trained in medical anthropology. She currently serves as an editor with the The Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health and has contributed several chapters to books edited by Sana Loue.We anticipate adding 1-3 additional core editors. At least one will have medical expertise. The other 1-2 core editors will be located internationally to help develop the global nature of the topic AND to take advantage of Springerï¿½s global presence.