Peer Reviewed

Because I believe that research should be freely available to the public, the vast majority of my publications are available open access. For those that are not open access, publications are available for personal and/or educational use upon reasonable for request.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Manders OM, Xavier Hall CD, Vertamatti MF, Evans DP, and Campbell JC. “We need to use words that we’d use in Brazil, right?” A community-based content validation of a translated femicide risk assessment instrument.  Violence Against Women. (accepted).
  2. Evans DP, Xavier-Hall CD, Wallace R, Prado SM and Signorelli M. (2021) These questions have everything that happens to me”:  Analysis of a femicide risk assessment tool for abused women in BrazilJournal of Family Violence. 2021; Epub ahead of print.
  3. Tomori C, Ahmed A, Evans DP, Meier BM, Nair A. Your health is in your hands? US CDC COVID-19 guidance reveals the moral foundations of public health. EClinical Medicine. 2021; 38:e101071.
  4. Barton E, Narasimhan S, and Evans DP. “It didn’t matter what the bill said…”: Influences on abortion policy legislative decision-making in Georgia.  Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association. 2021; 8(3):2. DOI: 10.20429/jgpha.2021.080302.
  5. Evans DP, Ripkey CE and Hawk SR. (2020) Domestic violence in Atlanta, Georgia before and during COVID-19Violence and Gender. 2020; 20(249).
  6. Evans DP. COVID-19 and violence:  A research call to actionBMC Women’s Health. 2020; 20(1):249.
  7. Evans DP, Hall CD, DeSousa N, Wilkins JD, Chiang ED, and Vertamatti MAF. “Women fear the law more than the perpetrators”: Trust in health and legal response to violence against women in BrazilCadernos de Saudé Publica. 2020;36(10):e00114019.
  8. DiMarco MH and Evans DPSociety, her or me?: An explanatory model of femicide among male perpetrators in Buenos Aires, ArgentinaFeminist Criminology. 2020; Epub ahead of print.
  9. Almeida J, Rocha R, Signorelli M, Silva V, Prado S, Evans DPThe House of the Brazilian Woman: Impacts of a cross-sectoral public health policy for abused womenEuropean Journal of Public Health. 2020;30(5):v882.
  10. Xavier-Hall CD and Evans DP. Social comorbidities? A qualitative study mapping syndemic theory onto gender-based violence and co-occurring social phenomena among Brazilian womenBMC Public Health. 2020;20(1):1260.
  11. Kruse MH, Vertamatti MA, Bednarczyk RA, Evans DPA human rights approach to understanding provider knowledge and attitudes toward the human papillomavirus vaccine in São Paulo, BrazilPapillomavirus Research. 2020; 9:100197.
  12. Evans DP and Narasimhan S. A narrative analysis of anti-abortion testimony and legislative debate related to Georgia’s fetal “heartbeat” abortion ban. Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters. 2020;28(1):1686201.
  13. Curtis KE and Evans DP.  Experiences of violence among female west african asylum seekers in Atlanta: A qualitative analysisJournal of the Georgia Public Health Association. 2019; 7(2):72.
  14. Evans DP, Shojaie DZ, Sahay M, and Vertamatti MAF. Intimate partner violence: Barriers to action among health care providers in São Paulo, BrazilJournal of Interpersonal Violence. 2019; Epub ahead of print.
  15. Evans DP, Sales JM, Krause KH, del Rio C. “You have to be twice as good and work twice as hard”: A mixed-methods study of perceptions of sexual harassment, assault and women’s leadership among female faculty at a research university in the USA. Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics. 2019;4(e6) 1.
  16. Luffy SM, Evans DP, Rochat RW. “Regardless, you are not the first woman”An illustrative case study for sexual rights. BMC Women’s Health. 2019;19(76).
  17. Hall-Clifford R, Addiss D, Brown P, Castro C, Clisbee M, Cook-Deegan R, Evans DP et al. #MeToo meets global health: A call to action. Health and Human Rights. 2019; 21(1): 133.
  18. McKinnon I, Lor A, Evans DPNeeds assessment for a training in health and human rights among Centers for Disease Control and Prevention locally employed staff: A study of knowledge, attitude and practices related to human rightsHealth and Human Rights. 2019; 21(1):33.
  19. Frye EA, Capone D and Evans DPOpen defecation in United States: Perspectives from the streets. Environmental Justice. 2019; 12(5):226.
  20. Gattegno MV, Vertamatti MAF, Bednarczyk RA, Evans DP§A cross-sectional survey of parental attitudes towards human papillomavirus vaccination exclusion categories in Brazil.  BMC International Health and Human Rights. 2019; 19(6).
  21. Vertamatti MAF, Strufaldi R, Evans DP, Drezett J, Barbosa CP and Abreu LC.  Factors associated with reporting delays and severity of childhood sexual abuse among children under age ten in São Paulo, BrazilPsychology, Health and Medicine. 2019; 24(6):739.
  22. M’zah S, Lopes Cardozo C, Evans DPMental health status and service assessment for adult Syrian refugees resettled in Metropolitan Atlanta: A cross-sectional surveyJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2019; 21(5):1019.
  23. Meier BM, Evans DP, Kavanagh MM, Keralis J and Armas-Cardona G. Human rights in public health: Deepening engagement in a critical time. Health and Human Rights. 2018;20(2): 85.
  24. Evans DP, DeSousa Williams N, Wilkins JD, Chiang ED, Manders O and Vertamatti MAF. He said he was going to kill me: Case studies of attempted intimate femicide in São Paulo, Brazil. Journal of Comparative Social Work. 2018; 13 (1): 57. DOI:
  25. Castro KG, Evans DP, del Rio C, and Curran J. Seven deadly sins resulting from CDC’s seven-word exclusionAnnals of Internal Medicine. 2018; 168(7):513. DOI: 10.7326/M17-3410
  26. Foster AM, Evans DP, Garcia M, Knaster S, Krause S, McGinn T, Rich S, Shah M, Tappis H and Wheeler E.  The 2018 Inter-Agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings:  Revising theglobal standards.  Reproductive Health Matters. 2017; 25(51):18.; reprinted in Spanish as Temas de Salud Reproductiva # 10/ Reproductive Health Matters Spanish.
  27. Evans DP, Luffy SM, Parisi S and del Rio C. The development of a massive open online course during the 2014-15 Ebola Virus Disease epidemic. Annals of Epidemiology.  2017; 27(9):611.  DOI:
  28. Angel J and Evans DP‘Why are we not doing more for them?’: Lessons for public health on genocide prevention from the KindertransportPublic Health. 2017; 153(36).
  29. Evans DP, Vertamatti M and Conchão S. Understanding the relationship between violence against women-related laws and perceptions of intimate partner violence among women in Brazil.  Annals of Global Health. 2017; 83 (1): 99.
  30. Figueroa-Downing D, Baggio ML, Baker MLChiang E, Villa L, Neto JE, Evans DP and Bednarczyk RA. Factors influencing HPV vaccine delivery by healthcare professionals at public health posts in São Paulo, BrazilInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2017; 136(1):33. DOI: 10.1002/ijgo.12004.
  31. Gattegno MVWilkins JD, and Evans DPThe relationship between the Maria da Penha law and intimate partner violence in two Brazilian statesInternational Journal for Equity in Health. 2016;15(138). DOI 10.1186/s12939-016-0428-3. 
  32. Crawford R, Rutz D and Evans DP. Between the Combat Boots and Birkenstocks”– Lessons from HIV/AIDS, SARS, H1N1 and Ebola. Public Health. 2016; 141:186. 
  33. Evans DP, Anderson M, Shahpar C, Nash T, del Rio C. and Curran JW. Innovation in Graduate Education for Health in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 2016; 31(5):1. doi:10.1017/S1049023X16000650.
  34. McCulloch A and Evans, DP. Georgia Latino Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act: A Qualitative, Key Informant Analysis. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association. 2016;5(4):314.
  35. Evans DP, Donato CE, Malewezi BA, Li AJ, Mitchell AB, and Corea MJ. Outcomes among asylum seekers in Atlanta, Georgia, 2003-2012. MEDICC Review. 2015;17(4):12. DOI: 10.37757/MR2015.V17.N4.4.
  36. Chiang ED, Baker ML, Downing DF, Baggio ML, Villa L, Neto JE, Hadley C, Bednarczyk RA and Evans DP. “Those who love, vaccinate”: Parental perceptions of HPV vaccination. Journal of Human Growth and Development. 2015; 25(3): 341.
  37. Baker ML, Figueroa-Downing D, Chiang ED, Villa L, Baggio ML, Neto JE, Bednarczyk R, and Evans DP. Paving Pathways: Brazil’s implementation of a national human papillomavirus (HPV) immunization campaign. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2015; 38(2).
  38. Martin LS and Evans DP. Conflict as a Social Determinant of Health. SMJ Public Health Epidemiol. 2015;1(2):1008.
  39. Luffy SM, Evans DP, and Rochat RW. “It is better if I kill her”: perceptions and opinions of violence against women and femicide in Ocotal, Nicaragua after Law 779. Violence and Gender. 2015;2(2):107.
  40. Luffy SM, Evans DP, and Rochat RW. ”Siempre me critican”: barriers to reproductive health in Ocotal,Nicaragua. Rev Panam Salud Publica2015;37(4/5):245.
  41. Winskell, K, Evans, D, Stephenson, R, del Rio, C, and Curran, JW. Incorporating global health competencies into the public health curriculum. 2014;129(2):203. DOI:10.1177/003335491412900216.
  42. Albuquerque, A and Evans, D. “Right to Health in Brazil: A Study of the Treaty-Reporting System.” SUR. 2012; 9(17): 115.
  43. Evans DBuxton DC, Borisov AS, Manatunga AK, Ngodup D and Raison CL. Shattered Shangri-la: Differences in depressive and anxiety symptoms in students born in Tibet compared to students born in exile. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2008; 43(7):429. 
  44. Evans DPPrice MEGulrajani TL and Hinman AH. Making the grade: A first attempt at a health and human rights report card. Health and Human Rights. 2006;9(2): 280. 
  45. Evans D and Kohrt B. “No refuge for persecuted neighbors: Human Rights and Asylum in the Americas.” AmeriQuests. 2004; 1(1). DOI:10.15695/amqst.v1i1.6

Book Chapters

  1. Evans DP, Di Marco MH, Narasimhan S, Vieytes MM, Curran A and White MS. (in press) Male perpetrators’ accounts of intimate femicide: A global systematic review. In: Dawson, M and Mobayed, S, editors. The Routledge International Handbook of Femicide and Feminicide. Routledge.
  2. Evans DP, Martin LS, Queen, E. (2020) Health and human rights in conflict and emergencies. In: Gostin, LO and Meier, BM, editors. Foundations of Global Health and Human Rights. Oxford University Press.
  3. Meier BM, Evans DP, Phelan A. (2020) Rights-based approaches to preventing, detecting, and responding to infectious disease. In Eccleston-Turner M, editor. Infectious Diseases in the New Millennium: Legal and Ethical Challenges. Springer.
  4. Bundgaard S. and Evans DP. (2018) Gender-based violence. In: Inter-Agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings. Inter-Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises.
  5. Anderson M, Wheaton W and Evans DP. (2018) Protection. In Townes, D, editor. Health in Humanitarian Settings:  Principles and Practice for Public Health and Healthcare Practitioners. Cambridge University Press.
  6. Evans DP. (2018) Chapter section in Global Health: Your life, your life decisions, your moral obligations (p. 487). In Brown, PJ and Clossers S, editors. Foundations of Global Health: An Interdisciplinary Reader. Oxford University Press.
  7. Bueno de Mesquita J, Fuchs C and Evans DP. (2018) The future of human rights accountability for global health through the Universal Periodic Review. In: Meier, BM and Gostin LO, editors. Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World. Oxford University Press.
  8. Evans DP. (2014) The Right to Health: The next American dream (pp 233-258). In: Nnamuchi, O, editor. The Right to Health: A Multi-country Study of Law, Policy and Practice. The Hague, Netherlands, Asser Press. 
  9. Evans D, Price ME. (2009) Measure for Measure: Utilizing Legal Norms and Health data in Measuring the Right to Health (pp 111-131). In: Kamminga, MT, editor. Methods of Human Rights Research. The Hague, Netherlands. Intersentia.
  10. Evans DP. (2009) Physicians for Human Rights (Volume 4, pp 239-245). In: Forsythe, D, editor. Encyclopedia of Human Rights. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  11. Evans DP. (2008) Salud para todo: Cuba’s revolutionary approach towards the fulfillment of the right to health (pp 307-322). In Motlagh, MM, editor. Health Capital and Sustainable Socioeconomic Development. Taylor and Francis/CRC Press.
  12. Ewert L and Evans D. (2008) Human Rights (pp 81-88). In Santa Barbara, J, editor. Peace Through Health: How Health Professionals Can Work for a Less Violent World. Kumarian.


  1. Evans DP. (2012) The Synergistic Approach: Racial discrimination and the right to health. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.
  2. Beracochea E, Weinstein C and Evans DP. (Eds.) (2010) Rights-Based Approaches to Public Health. Springer.