Social Science & Medicine

(The TQCC of Social Science & Medicine is 10. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
Sample sizes for saturation in qualitative research: A systematic review of empirical tests1317
Conspiracy theories as barriers to controlling the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S.663
How and why patients made Long Covid519
Health risks and outcomes that disproportionately affect women during the Covid-19 pandemic: A review356
Non-compliance with COVID-19-related public health measures among young adults in Switzerland: Insights from a longitudinal cohort study346
Associations of COVID-19 risk perception with vaccine hesitancy over time for Italian residents329
Correlates and disparities of intention to vaccinate against COVID-19300
The French public's attitudes to a future COVID-19 vaccine: The politicization of a public health issue273
The ethics of AI in health care: A mapping review271
Loneliness during a strict lockdown: Trajectories and predictors during the COVID-19 pandemic in 38,217 United Kingdom adults259
Trust in a COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S.: A social-ecological perspective259
Psychological resilience, depression, anxiety, and somatization symptoms in response to COVID-19: A study of the general population in China at the peak of its epidemic259
The trouble with trust: Time-series analysis of social capital, income inequality, and COVID-19 deaths in 84 countries198
Vulnerability and resilience to pandemic-related stress among U.S. women pregnant at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic190
Socioeconomic inequalities in the spread of coronavirus-19 in the United States: A examination of the emergence of social inequalities145
Antecedents and consequences of COVID-19 conspiracy beliefs: A systematic review143
Bowling together by bowling alone: Social capital and COVID-19123
Psychological distress in North America during COVID-19: The role of pandemic-related stressors121
Resilience and demographic characteristics predicting distress during the COVID-19 crisis117
Considerations for employing intersectionality in qualitative health research116
Can a COVID-19 vaccine live up to Americans’ expectations? A conjoint analysis of how vaccine characteristics influence vaccination intentions101
The effects of social adversity, discrimination, and health risk behaviors on the accelerated aging of African Americans: Further support for the weathering hypothesis100
How do state policies shape experiences of household income shocks and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic?98
Motivating social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic: An online experiment97
Evaluation of public health interventions from a complex systems perspective: A research methods review96
Evaluating the effect of hierarchical medical system on health seeking behavior: A difference-in-differences analysis in China89
The disparate impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of female and male caregivers88
The future of research on work, safety, health and wellbeing: A guiding conceptual framework88
Excess mortality during the Covid-19 pandemic: Early evidence from England and Wales88
SHIFTing artificial intelligence to be responsible in healthcare: A systematic review85
Links between conspiracy beliefs, vaccine knowledge, and trust: Anti-vaccine behavior of Serbian adults84
Health outcomes in redlined versus non-redlined neighborhoods: A systematic review and meta-analysis83
Why public health framing matters: An experimental study of the effects of COVID-19 framing on prejudice and xenophobia in the United States82
Health behaviors and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: A longitudinal population-based survey in Germany82
Intersectionality in quantitative health disparities research: A systematic review of challenges and limitations in empirical studies82
Correlates of COVID-19 vaccination intentions: Attitudes, institutional trust, fear, conspiracy beliefs, and vaccine skepticism80
Long Covid – The illness narratives74
Relative food insecurity, mental health and wellbeing in 160 countries74
Trust, risk perception, and COVID-19 infections: Evidence from multilevel analyses of combined original dataset in China72
Evidence suggests a need to rethink social capital and social capital interventions72
COVID-19-related stigma profiles and risk factors among people who are at high risk of contagion72
Changes in social relationships during an initial “stay-at-home” phase of the COVID-19 pandemic: A longitudinal survey study in the U.S.70
The southern rural health and mortality penalty: A review of regional health inequities in the United States66
COVID-19 information on social media and preventive behaviors: Managing the pandemic through personal responsibility65
Neighbourhood deprivation effects on young people's mental health and well-being: A systematic review of the literature64
Changes in daily loneliness for German residents during the first four weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic63
Coping strategies and mental health trajectories during the first 21 weeks of COVID-19 lockdown in the United Kingdom62
“We are fierce, independent thinkers and intelligent”: Social capital and stigma management among mothers who refuse vaccines62
Sex disparities in COVID-19 outcomes in the United States: Quantifying and contextualizing variation62
Globalization and health equity: The impact of structural adjustment programs on developing countries61
Social capital, social movements and global public health: Fighting for health-enabling contexts in marginalised settings61
Intergenerational communities: A systematic literature review of intergenerational interactions and older adults’ health-related outcomes61
The effects of ageing population on health expenditure and economic growth in China: A Bayesian-VAR approach61
The impact of neighbourhood crime on mental health: A systematic review and meta-analysis60
COVID-19 pandemic, government responses, and public mental health: Investigating consequences through crisis hotline calls in two countries59
Confidence in political leaders can slant risk perceptions of COVID–19 in a highly polarized environment59
Does long-term care insurance reduce hospital utilization and medical expenditures? Evidence from China59
Stigmatize the use, not the user? Attitudes on opioid use, drug injection, treatment, and overdose prevention in rural communities58
Reasons for rejecting hormonal contraception in Western countries: A systematic review58
Dutch COVID-19 lockdown measures increased trust in government and trust in science: A difference-in-differences analysis58
Stunted from the start: Early life weather conditions and child undernutrition in Ethiopia57
An ecological expansion of the adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) framework to include threat and deprivation associated with U.S. immigration policies and enforcement practices: An examination of t57
Community-level social capital and cognitive decline after a natural disaster: A natural experiment from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami56
‘I am the master key that opens and locks’: Presentation and application of a conceptual framework for women's and girls' empowerment in reproductive health56
Geographic access to COVID-19 healthcare in Brazil using a balanced float catchment area approach53
Time of pandemic: Temporal perspectives related to compliance with public health regulations concerning the COVID-19 pandemic53
Why do people believe health misinformation and who is at risk? A systematic review of individual differences in susceptibility to health misinformation52
Economic complexity and health outcomes: A global perspective52
Normalised pain and severe health care delay among people who inject drugs in London: Adapting cultural safety principles to promote care51
Understanding at-the-moment stress for parents during COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions51
Climate change impacts on the mental health and wellbeing of young people: A scoping review of risk and protective factors51
Conspiratorial thinking, selective exposure to conservative media, and response to COVID-19 in the US50
Crowdfunding as a response to COVID-19: Increasing inequities at a time of crisis50
Pandemic backsliding: Violations of democratic standards during Covid-1949
Highlighting COVID-19 racial disparities can reduce support for safety precautions among White U.S. residents48
Social factors and worry associated with COVID-19: Evidence from a large survey in China48
Information trust and COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy amongst middle-aged and older adults in Singapore: A latent class analysis Approach48
Mechanisms connecting objective and subjective poverty to mental health: Serial mediation roles of negative life events and social support47
A systematic review of suicidal behaviour in men: A narrative synthesis of risk factors46
Economic growth, income inequality and life expectancy in China46
Gendered syndemic of intimate partner violence, alcohol misuse, and HIV risk among peri-urban, heterosexual men in South Africa45
Vaccine anxieties, vaccine preparedness: Perspectives from Africa in a Covid-19 era45
Stress, self-compassion, and well-being during the transition to college45
Accumulation of economic hardship and health during the COVID-19 pandemic: Social causation or selection?45
Sleep characteristics of U.S. adults before and during the COVID-19 pandemic45
Risk perceptions and COVID-19 protective behaviors: A two-wave longitudinal study of epidemic and post-epidemic periods45
The structural vulnerability of healthcare workers during COVID-19: Observations on the social context of risk and the equitable distribution of resources44
Different roles of interpersonal trust and institutional trust in COVID-19 pandemic control44
Exploring the dynamic relationships between risk perception and behavior in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak44
The politics of COVID-19 vaccination in middle-income countries: Lessons from Brazil44
Long-term care insurance and the well-being of older adults and their families: Evidence from China44
Loneliness and psychological distress before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: Relationships with social media identity bubbles44
Do personal health concerns and trust in healthcare providers mitigate privacy concerns? Effects on patients’ intention to share personal health data on electronic health records43
Changing emotions in the COVID-19 pandemic: A four-wave longitudinal study in the United States and China43
Rethinking One Health: Emergent human, animal and environmental assemblages43
Effects of social security policy reforms on mental health and inequalities: A systematic review of observational studies in high-income countries42
Intergenerational trauma in Latinxs: A scoping review42
Psychosocial consequences of transitioning into informal caregiving in male and female caregivers: Findings from a population-based panel study42
Stigma and misconceptions in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic: A field experiment in India42
Area level deprivation and monthly COVID-19 cases: The impact of government policy in England42
The contested meaning of “long COVID” – Patients, doctors, and the politics of subjective evidence41
Unintended consequences of institutionalizing peer support work in mental healthcare41
Covid-19 vaccination, fear and anxiety: Evidence from Google search trends41
Confidence in social institutions, perceived vulnerability and the adoption of recommended protective behaviors in Brazil during the COVID-19 pandemic41
The evolution of the association between community level social capital and COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations in the United States41
Natural outdoor environments’ health effects in gentrifying neighborhoods: Disruptive green landscapes for underprivileged neighborhood residents41
Does unemployment lead to greater levels of loneliness? A systematic review41
Using syndemic theory to understand food insecurity and diet-related chronic diseases41
Nudges for COVID-19 voluntary vaccination: How to explain peer information?40
HPV Vaccine Promotion: The church as an agent of change40
Protecting consumers from fraudulent health claims: A taxonomy of psychological drivers, interventions, barriers, and treatments39
The politics of mask-wearing: Political preferences, reactance, and conflict aversion during COVID39
Power and the people's health39
Intersectional environmental justice and population health inequalities: A novel approach39
The role of financial conditions for physical and mental health. Evidence from a longitudinal survey and insurance claims data39
The interplay between time spent gaming and disordered gaming: A large-scale world-wide study38
An EQ-5D-5L value set for Italy using videoconferencing interviews and feasibility of a new mode of administration38
Neighborhood built environment associated with cognition and dementia risk among older adults: A systematic literature review38
Mental health inequalities increase as a function of COVID-19 pandemic severity levels38
Pathways to well-being: Untangling the causal relationships among biopsychosocial variables38
Understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on stress, mood, and substance use among young adults in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area: Findings from project EAT37
A realist review to assess for whom, under what conditions and how pay for performance programmes work in low- and middle-income countries37
An atlas of health inequalities and health disparities research: “How is this all getting done in silos, and why?”37
Social prescribing and classed inequality: A journey of upward health mobility?37
The immediate impact of lockdown measures on mental health and couples’ relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic - results of a representative population survey in Germany37
The impact of food insecurity on mental health in Africa: A systematic review37
A multi-national test on self-reported compliance with COVID-19 public health measures: The role of individual age and gender demographics and countries’ developmental status37
Incorporating Social Determinants of Health into Modelling of COVID-19 and other Infectious Diseases: A Baseline Socio-economic Compartmental Model37
Cultural trauma as a fundamental cause of health disparities37
Intersectional migration-related health inequalities in Europe: Exploring the role of migrant generation, occupational status & gender36
Life-course trajectories of employment quality and health in the U.S.: A multichannel sequence analysis36
How are social determinants of health integrated into epigenetic research? A systematic review36
Evaluating hypothesized explanations for the Black-white depression paradox: A critical review of the extant evidence36
“If a rabbi did say ‘you have to vaccinate,’ we wouldn't”: Unveiling the secular logics of religious exemption and opposition to vaccination36
Bowling alone or distancing together? The role of social capital in excess death rates from COVID1935
“People need them or else they're going to take fentanyl and die”: A qualitative study examining the ‘problem’ of prescription opioid diversion during an overdose epidemic35
“And we just have to keep going”: Task shifting and the production of burnout among overdose response workers with lived experience35
The long-term financial and psychological resettlement outcomes of pre-migration trauma and post-settlement difficulties in resettled refugees35
Alcohol use and the COVID-19 pandemic: Historical trends in drinking, contexts, and reasons for use among U.S. adults35
Evidence that loneliness can be reduced by a whole-of-community intervention to increase neighbourhood identification35
“The state They're in”: Unpicking fantasy paradigms of health improvement interventions as tools for addressing health inequalities35
Altruism and vaccination intentions: Evidence from behavioral experiments35
The syndemic effects of food insecurity, water insecurity, and HIV on depressive symptomatology among Kenyan women35
Depression in women and men, cumulative disadvantage and gender inequality in 29 European countries34
The double-edged sword of digital self-care: Physician perspectives from Northern Germany34
Engagement in leisure activities and depression in older adults in the United States: Longitudinal evidence from the Health and Retirement Study34
Frailty and depression: Reciprocal influences or common causes?34
Providing care under extreme adversity: The impact of the Yemen conflict on the personal and professional lives of health workers34
Perceived social support and health-related quality of life in older adults who have multiple chronic conditions and their caregivers: a dyadic analysis34
The relation between conspiracism, government trust, and COVID-19 vaccination intentions: The key role of motivation34
Educational stressors and secular trends in school stress and mental health problems in adolescents34
Power, paradox and pessimism: On the unintended consequences of digital health technologies in primary care34
Exploring the myth of the chubby gamer: A meta-analysis on sedentary video gaming and body mass34
Community-level factors and incidence of gun violence in the United States, 2014–201734
Exponential-growth prediction bias and compliance with safety measures related to COVID-1933
Associations of religiosity, attitudes towards suicide and religious coping with suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in 11 muslim countries33
The second pandemic: Examining structural inequality through reverberations of COVID-19 in Europe33
Better together: How group-based physical activity protects against depression33
Racial/ethnic and nativity disparities in U.S. Covid-19 vaccination hesitancy during vaccine rollout and factors that explain them33
“Fat broken arm syndrome”: Negotiating risk, stigma, and weight bias in LGBTQ healthcare32
Understanding the policy dynamics of COVID-19 in the UK: Early findings from interviews with policy makers and health care professionals32
The Muslim Ban and preterm birth: Analysis of U.S. vital statistics data from 2009 to 201832
Pre-loss grief and preparedness for death among caregivers of terminally ill cancer patients: A systematic review32
Is austerity a cause of slower improvements in mortality in high-income countries? A panel analysis32
Change in psychological distress in response to changes in reduced mobility during the early 2020 COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence of modest effects from the U.S.32
Comparing the regulation and incentivization of e-cigarettes across 97 countries32
Applying an intersectional framework to understand syndemic conditions among young Black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men32
Rethinking the relationship between sex work, mental health and stigma: a qualitative study of sex workers in Australia32
Parenting and the vaccine refusal process: A new explanation of the relationship between lifestyle and vaccination trajectories32
Racialized algorithms for kidney function: Erasing social experience32
Relationship between costs and clinical benefits of new cancer medicines in Australia, France, the UK, and the US31
Health, an ageing labour force, and the economy: Does health moderate the relationship between population age-structure and economic growth?31
Diverging ideas of health? Comparing the basis of health ratings across gender, age, and country31
Peer support as a protective factor against suicide in trans populations: A scoping review31
COVID-19 blues: Lockdowns and mental health-related google searches in Latin America31
Market characteristics and zoonotic disease risk perception in Cameroon bushmeat markets31
The impact of the consumer and neighbourhood food environment on dietary intake and obesity-related outcomes: A systematic review of causal impact studies31
Diversified demand for health tourism matters: From a perspective of the intra-industry trade30
Perceived pathways between tourism gentrification and health: A participatory Photovoice study in the Gòtic neighborhood in Barcelona30
The health impacts of eviction: Evidence from the national longitudinal study of adolescent to adult health30
Impact of extreme weather conditions on healthcare provision in urban Ghana30
Perceptions and experiences of stigma among parents of children with developmental disorders in Ethiopia: A qualitative study30
The mediating role of constructs representing reasoned-action and automatic processes on the past behavior-future behavior relationship30
Age disparities in mental health during the COVID19 pandemic: The roles of resilience and coping29
Examining the associations between oral health and social isolation: A cross-national comparative study between Japan and England29
Frames that matter: Increasing the willingness to get the Covid-19 vaccines29
Maternal exposure to childhood traumatic events, but not multi-domain psychosocial stressors, predict placental corticotrophin releasing hormone across pregnancy29
Towards healthy China 2030: Modeling health care accessibility with patient referral29
Placing death and dying: Making place at the end of life29
Syndemic theory, methods, and data29
Perception of peer advice in online health communities: Access to lay expertise29
Reduced social activities and networks, but not social support, are associated with cognitive decline among older chinese adults: A prospective study29
Personality and self-rated health across eight cohort studies29
Organizational change and everyday health system resilience: Lessons from Cape Town, South Africa28
Does community-level social capital mitigate the impact of widowhood & living alone on depressive symptoms?: A prospective, multi-level study28
Trans broken arm syndrome: A mixed-methods exploration of gender-related medical misattribution and invasive questioning28
Immigration law enforcement, social support, and health for Latino immigrant families in Southeastern Michigan28
Changing frames of obesity in the UK press 2008–201728
An integrative method for analyzing spatial accessibility in the hierarchical diagnosis and treatment system in China28
Implementing practices focused on workplace health and psychological wellbeing: A systematic review28
“Talk about it:” changing masculinities and mental health in rural places?28
The effects of education on cognition in older age: Evidence from genotyped Siblings28
Emergency Department visits for depression following police killings of unarmed African Americans28
Global capitalism as a societal determinant of health: A conceptual framework27
Distributive justice in environmental health hazards from industrial contamination: A systematic review of national and near-national assessments of social inequalities27
Depicting “the system”: How structural racism and disenfranchisement in the United States can cause dynamics in community violence among males in urban black communities27
Understanding integrated care at the frontline using organisational learning theory: A participatory evaluation of multi-professional teams in East London27
Determinants of non-prescription antibiotic dispensing in Chinese community pharmacies from socio-ecological and health system perspectives27
Lifestyle behaviors, psychological distress, and well-being: A daily diary study27
The Dyadic Cancer Outcomes Framework: A general framework of the effects of cancer on patients and informal caregivers27
Cross-sectional associations of neighborhood third places with social health among community-dwelling older adults27
Is the grass greener on the other side? The health impact of providing informal care in the UK and the Netherlands27
State abortion policies and Medicaid coverage of abortion are associated with pregnancy outcomes among individuals seeking abortion recruited using Google Ads: A national cohort study27
Media guidelines and suicide: A critical review27
The longitudinal effect of COVID-19 infections and lockdown on mental health and the protective effect of neighbourhood social relations27
Social contact, social support, and cognitive health in a population-based study of middle-aged and older men and women in rural South Africa27
Spatial heterogeneity of the associations of economic and health care factors with infant mortality in China using geographically weighted regression and spatial clustering26
Is divisive politics making Americans sick? Associations of perceived partisan polarization with physical and mental health outcomes among adults in the United States26
Beyond single sleep measures: A composite measure of sleep health and its associations with psychological and physical well-being in adulthood26
Qualitative study of candidacy and access to secondary mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic26
Waiting for the wave: Political leadership, policy windows, and alcohol policy change in Ireland26
How migrants get integrated in urban China – The impact of health insurance26
Health tourism destinations as therapeutic landscapes: Understanding the health perceptions of senior seasonal migrants26
Household energy insecurity: dimensions and consequences for women, infants and children in low- and middle-income countries26
Health-tech startups in healthcare service delivery: A scoping review26
Why does abortion stigma matter? A scoping review and hybrid analysis of qualitative evidence illustrating the role of stigma in the quality of abortion care26
Reparations for Black American descendants of persons enslaved in the U.S. and their potential impact on SARS-CoV-2 transmission25
“Am I really alive?”: Understanding the role of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in young LGBT+ people's suicidal distress25
The mediating role of vaccine hesitancy between maternal engagement with anti- and pro-vaccine social media posts and adolescent HPV-vaccine uptake rates in the US: The perspective of loss aversion in25
Preferences for long-term care insurance in China: Results from a discrete choice experiment25
Linked fate and mental health among African Americans25
The role of piped water supplies in advancing health, economic development, and gender equality in rural communities25
Parenting, mental health and economic pathways to prevention of violence against children in South Africa25
The effects of India's COVID-19 lockdown on critical non-COVID health care and outcomes: Evidence from dialysis patients25
Positive and negative perceptions of the COVID-19 pandemic: Does personality play a role?25
Neighborhood atmosphere modifies the eudaimonic impact of cohesion and friendship among older adults: A multilevel mixed-methods study25
Mental health discourse and social media: Which mechanisms of cultural power drive discourse on Twitter25
Drivers of successful implementation of integrated care for multi-morbidity: Mechanisms identified in 17 case studies from 8 European countries25
Global multidimensional poverty and COVID-19: A decade of progress at risk?25
Green space and suicide mortality in Japan: An ecological study25
Preventing transition “regret”: An institutional ethnography of gender-affirming medical care assessment practices in Canada25
How information about race-based health disparities affects policy preferences: Evidence from a survey experiment about the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States24
Social capital and disaster preparedness in Oromia, Ethiopia: An evaluation of the “Women Empowered” approach24
Perceived neighborhood cohesion buffers COVID-19 impacts on mental health in a United States sample24
Ethnic/racial and gender differences in disordered eating behavior prevalence trajectories among women and men from adolescence into adulthood24
Effectiveness of nudges as a tool to promote adherence to guidelines in healthcare and their organizational implications: A systematic review24
Do cognitive styles affect vaccine hesitancy? A dual-process cognitive framework for vaccine hesitancy and the role of risk perceptions24
Association between socioeconomic welfare and depression among older adults: Evidence from the China health and Retirement Longitudinal Study24
Ageing as well as you can in place: Applying a geographical lens to the capability approach24
The embodiment of water insecurity: Injuries and chronic stress in lowland Bolivia24