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Submissions from 2017

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Application of Mixed-methods Design in Community-engaged Research: Lessons Learned From an Evidence-based Intervention for Latinos With Chronic Illness and Minor Depression, Claudia X. Aguado Loi, Moya L. Alfonso, Isabella Chan, Kelsey Anderson, Dinorah Martinez-Tyson, Junius Gonzales, and Jaime Corvin

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The Determinants of Strength Training in Rural Women, Ages 20-44 Years: A Qualitative Study, Dziyana Nazaruk, Stuart H. Tedders, Moya L. Alfonso, and Robert Vogel

Submissions from 2016

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Development and Psychometric Testing of the Childhood Obesity Perceptions (COP) Survey Among African American Caregivers: A Tool for Obesity Prevention Program Planning, Dayna S. Alexander, Moya L. Alfonso, and Chunhua Cao

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Adapting a Physical Activity Intervention for Youth in a Rural Area: A Case Study, Moya L. Alfonso, Gavin T. Colquitt, Ashley D. Walker, and Akrati Gupta

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Latinos’ Views of Chronic Disease and Minor Depression, Moya L. Alfonso, Jaime Corvin, Claudia Aguado Loi, Isabella Chan, Dina Martinez Tyson, Linda M. Callejas, Maria Serrano, Phyllis Panzano, and Junius Gonzales

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Understanding Forced Sex During Adolescence: An Exploratory Study of Risk and Protective Factors, Moya L. Alfonso, Robert L. Vogel, Akrati Gupta, and Karmen S. Williams

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Racial Disparities in Emotional Distress among Cancer Survivors: Insights from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS), Bettye A. Apenteng, Andrew R. Hansen, Samuel T. Opoku, and William A. Mase

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Translating Research into Practice: Employing Community-Based Mixed Methods Approaches to Address Chronic Disease and Depression Among Latinos, Jaime Corvin, Claudia Aguado Loi, Moya L. Alfonso, Dinorah Martinez-Tyson, Isabella Chan, Pinzon Maria, and Junius Gonzales

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An Increasing Trend in Health-Care Professionals Notifying Children of Unhealthy Weight Status: NHANES 1999–2014, Andrew R. Hansen, D. T. Duncan, J. A. Woo Baidal, A. Hill, S. C. Turner, and J. Zhang

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Physical Activity, Screen Time, and School Absenteeism: Self-Reports from NHANES 2005–2008, Andrew R. Hansen, Tony A. Pritchard, Irina Melnic, and Jian Zhang

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On Some Practical Considerations Regarding Community-Based Participatory Research for Addressing Cancer Health Disparities, Brad Lian, Connie Kohler, and Levi Ross

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Evaluating A Physical Activity App in the Classroom: A Mix Methodological Approach Among University Students, Bridget F. Melton, Helen W. Bland, Brandonn Harris, Destiny Kelly, and Kristin A. Chandler

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The Effectiveness of a Physical Activity Educational Campaign in a Rural Obstetrics and Gynecology Office, Bridget F. Melton, Helen W. Bland, Elaine S. Marshall, and Lauren Bigham

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Using the Exercise Is Medicine® on Campus Platform to Assess College Students’ Practice of Physical Activity in a Rural Setting, Bridget Melton, Jazmin A. Williamson, Helen W. Bland, and Jian Zhang

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Pet Ownership and the Risk of Dying from Cardiovascular Disease Among Adults Without Major Chronic Medical Conditions, Imala Ogechi, Kassandra Snook, Bionca M. Davis, Andrew R. Hansen, Fengqi Liu, and Jian Zhang

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The Association between Arthritis and Depression Is Intensified by Excessive Body Weight: Findings from a US National Survey, 2005-2012, Maria D. Politis, Krystina Johnson, Andrew R. Hansen, Kelly L. Sullivan, and Jian Zhang

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The Association between Arthritis and Depression Is Intensified by Excessive Body Weight: Findings from a US National Survey, 2005–2012, Maria D. Politis, Krystina Johnson, Andrew R. Hansen, Kelly L. Sullivan, and Jian Zhang

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Experiences of Students in Recovery on a Rural College Campus: Social Identity and Stigma, Alison Scott, Ashton Anderson, Kristen Harper, and Moya L. Alfonso

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"When Everything Changes:" Parent Perspectives on the Challenges of Accessing care for a Child with a Disability, Ashley D. Walker, Moya L. Alfonso, Gavin T. Colquitt, Kimberly Weeks, and Joseph Telfair

Submissions from 2015

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Childhood Obesity Perceptions among African American Caregivers in a Rural Georgia Community: A Mixed Methods Approach, Dayna S. Alexander, Moya L. Alfonso, and Andrew Hansen

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The Willow Hill Community Health Assessment: Assessing the Needs of Children in a Former Slave Community, Moya L. Alfonso, Gayle Jackson, Alvin Jackson, DeShannon Hardy, and Akrati Gupta

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“It All Goes Back to the Services”: A Rural/Urban Comparison of Service Providers’ Perceptions of Challenges and Facilitators to Disability Services, Moya L. Alfonso, Ashley D. Walker, Akrati Gupta, Joseph Telfair, and Gavin T. Colquitt

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Exploring Cyber Harassment among Women Who Use Social Media, Sloane Burke Winkelman, Jody Oomen-Early, Ashley D. Walker, Lawrence Chu, and Alice Yick-Flanagan

Student Perceptions of Instructional Physical Activity Programs in Higher Education and their Intention to Engage in Lifelong Physical Activity, K. Casebolt, Helen W. Bland, J. Russell, and Bridget F. Melton

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Population-Based Analysis of Hematologic Malignancy Referrals to a Comprehensive Cancer Center, Referrals for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and Participation in Clinical Trial, Survey, and Biospecimen Research by Race, Alyssa Clay, Brittany Peoples, Yali Zhang, Kirsten Moysich, Levi Ross, Philip McCarthy, and Theresa Hahn

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Grandparent Caregiving among Rural African Americans in a Community in the American South: Challenges to Health and Wellbeing, Emmanuel Clottey, Alison Scott, and Moya L. Alfonso

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Change in Misperception of Child's Body Weight among Parents of American Preschool Children, Dustin T. Duncan, Andrew Hansen, Wei Wang, Fei Yan, and Jian Zhang

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Preschool Children's Self-Reports of Fruit and Vegetable Knowledge, Preference, and Messages Encouraging Consumption, Andrew Hansen, Moya L. Alfonso, Amy A. Hackney, and John S. Luque

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State-Based Surveillance for Selected Hemoglobinopathies, Mary M. Hulihan, Lisa Feuchtbaum, Lanetta Jordan, Russell S. Kirby, Angela Snyder, William Young, Yvonne Green, Joseph Telfair, Ying Wang, William Cramer, Ellen M. Werner, Kristy Kenney, Melissa Creary, and Althea M. Grant

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Social and Behavioral Implications of National Collegiate Athletic Association Sickle Cell Trait Screening: the Athletes' Perspective, Raymona H. Lawrence, Alison Scott, Carlton Haywood Jr., Kayin Robinson, and Mondi Mason

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Comparison of Practice Based Research Network Based Quality Improvement Technical Assistance and Evaluation to Other Ongoing Quality Improvement Efforts for Changes in Agency Culture, William Livingood, Angela Peden, Gulzar H. Shah, Nandi Marshall, Ketty M. Gonzales, Russell B. Toal, Dayna Alexander, Alesha Wright, and Lynn D. Woodhouse

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Addressing Obesity and Associated Medical Conditions in Latino Immigrant Communities in Southeast Georgia, John S. Luque, Moya L. Alfonso, Yelena N. Tarasenko, and L. Watson

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Cultural Beliefs and Understandings of Cervical Cancer Among Mexican Immigrant Women in Southeast Georgia, John S. Luque, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Jonathan N. Maupin, Moya L. Alfonso, Lisa C. Watson, Claudia Reyes-Garcia, and Daron G. Ferris

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Cultural Beliefs and Understandings of Cervical Cancer among Mexican Immigrant Women in Southeast Georgia, John S. Luque, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Jonathan N. Maupin, Moya L. Alfonso, Lisa C. Watson, Claudia Reyes-Garcia, and Daron G. Ferris

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Salud es Vida: A Cervical Cancer Screening Intervention for Rural Latina Immigrant Women, John S. Luque, Yelena Tarasenko, Claudia M. Reyes-Garcia, Moya L. Alfonso, and Daron Ferris

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Introducing Biospecimen Science to Communities: Tools from Two Cities, Cathy D. Meade, Elisa M. Rodriguez, Mariana Arevalo, John S. Luque, Narseary Harris, Gloria San Miguel, Clement K. Gwede, and Deborah O. Erwin

The Impact of Health Behaviors on Perceived Physical, Mental, and Social Health Status Among College Students, Bridget F. Melton, J. Russell, Helen W. Bland, K. Casebolt, K. Chandler, and J. Williamson

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The Influence of Masculinity on Coping in Undergraduate Black Men, Krista Mincey, Moya L. Alfonso, Amy A. Hackney, and John Luque

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The State of Accreditation Readiness in Georgia: A Case Study, Angela Peden, Gulzar H. Shah, Russell B. Toal, Dayna S. Alexander, Alesha Wright, Ashton Anderson, Nandi Marshall, Scott Uhlich, and Jeffery A. Jones

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Effectiveness of the Sport Education Fitness Model on Fitness Levels, Knowledge, and Physical Activity, Tony A. Pritchard, Andrew R. Hansen, Shot Scarboro, and Irina Melnic

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Healthcare Coordination and Transition for Individuals with Genetic Conditions, Sharon Romelczyk, Sharon Homan, Joseph Telfair, Gaurav Dave, Alisha Keehn, Deborah Maiese, and NCC Evaluation Workgroup

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Using CBPR to Extend Prostate Cancer Education, Counseling, and Screening Opportunities to Urban-Dwelling African-Americans, Levi Ross, Jarrett Johnson, Stacy Smallwood, John Luque, Stuart Tedders, Collins Airhihenbuwa, MAN UP Prostate Cancer Advocates, Terry Alford, and Willie Underwood III

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Using CBPR to Extend Prostate Cancer Education, Counseling, and Screening Opportunities to Urban-Dwelling African-Americans, Levi Ross, Jarrett Johnson, Stacy W. Smallwood, John S. Luque, Stuart H. Tedders, Collins O. Airhihenbuwa, Terry Alford, MAN UP Prostate Cancer Advocates, and Willie Underwood III

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Social Media and Alcohol Use: Adverse Impact of Facebook and Twitter on College Students, Gulzar H. Shah, Moya L. Alfonso, and Nina Jolani

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Implementing a Community Empowerment Center to Build Capacity for Developing, Implementing, and Sustaining Interventions to Promote Community Health, Stacy W. Smallwood, Darcy Freedman, Ronald Pitner, Patricia Sharpe, Jennie Ann Cole, Shanna Hastie, and Brittney Hunter

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Examining the Relationships Between Religiosity, Spirituality, Internalized Homonegativity, and Condom Use Among African American Men Who Have Sex With Men in the Deep South, Stacy W. Smallwood, S. Melinda Spencer, Lucy Annang Ingram, Jim F. Thrasher, and Melva V. Thompson-Robinson

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Commentary/Review: Association of Hospital and Provider Types on Sickle Cell Disease Outcomes, Jan S,. Slap G., Smith-Whitley K, et al (Pediatrics, 132:854-861, 2013), Joseph Telfair

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Self-Efficacy and Readiness for Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care in Sickle Cell Disease, Marsha Treadwell, Shirley Johnson, India Sisler, Mathew Bitsko, Ginny Gildengorin, Rogelio Medina, Fernando Barreda, Kimberly Major, Joseph Telfair, and Wally R. Smith

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Development of a Sickle Cell Disease Readiness for Transition Assessment, Marsha Treadwell, Shirley Johnson, India Sisler, Matthew Bitsko, Ginny Gildengorin, Rogelio Medina, Fernando Barreda, Kimberly Major, Joseph Telfair, and Wally R. Smith

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Relationships among Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines and Health Risk Behaviors, Ashley D. Walker, Jody L. Langdon, and Krystina Johnson

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Differences in Health Literacy Knowledge and Experiences among Senior Nursing Students, Sharon S. Williamson and Joanne Chopak-Foss

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Evaluation of Diverse Community Asthma Interventions: Balancing Health Outcomes with Developing Community Capacity for Evidence-Based Program Measurement, Lynn D. Woodhouse, William C. Livingood, Russ Toal, DeAnna Keene, Stuart H. Tedders, Simone M. Charles, Raymona H. Lawrence, Laura H. Gunn, Natalie Williams, and Andrea Kellum

Submissions from 2014

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Trends in the Use of Volunteers in US Hospices: 2000 to 2010, Bettye A. Apenteng, Daniel F. Linder, Samuel T. Opoku, Raymona H. Lawrence, and Linda A. Upchurch

Quantifying the Impact of Physical Activity on Stress Tolerance in College Students, Helen W. Bland, Bridget F. Melton, L. Bigham, and P. Welle

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Patterns of Referral for, and Utilization of, Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) by Race, Alyssa Clay, Brittany Peoples, Levi Ross, Kirsten Moysich, Yali Zhang, Philip McCarthy, and Theresa Hahn

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Becoming the Physical Activity Champion: Empowerment through Social Marketing, Gavin T. Colquitt, Moya L. Alfonso, and Ashley D. Walker

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Adapting a Community-based Physical Activity Promotion Program for Rural, Diverse Youth, Gavin Colquitt, Ashley Walker, and Moya L. Alfonso

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Engaging Diverse Populations about Biospecimen Donation for Cancer Research, Julie H. Dang, Elisa M. Rodriguez, John S. Luque, Deborah O. Erwin, Cathy D. Meade, and Moon S. Chen Jr.

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The Relationship between Perceived and Observed Autonomy Support in a Physical Activity Setting, Jody L. Langdon, Robert J. Schlote, and Bridget F. Melton

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Using Photovoice to Determine Preservice Teachers’ Preparedness to Teach, Jody L. Langdon, Ashley D. Walker, Gavin T. Colquitt, and Tony Pritchard Dr.

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Qualitative Systematic Review of Barber-Administered Health Education, Promotion, Screening, and Outreach Programs in African-American Communities, John S. Luque, Levi Ross, and Clement K. Gwede

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Feasibility Study of Engaging Barbershops for Prostate Cancer Education in Rural African-American Communities, John S. Luque, Siddhartha Roy, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Levi Ross, Jarrett Johnson, and Clement K. Gwede

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Relationship between Health Behaviors and Technology Usage among Late Adolescents, Bridget F. Melton, Lauren E. Bigham, Helen W. Bland, Matthew Bird, and Ciaran Fairman

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Application of a Course-Long Health Behavioral Change Project, Bridget F. Melton, L. Bigham, and Helen W. Bland

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Understanding Masculinity in Undergraduate African American Men: A Qualitative Study, Krista Mincey, Moya L. Alfonso, Amy Hackney, and John S. Luque

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Being a Black Man: Development of the Masculinity Inventory Scale (MIS) for Black Men, Krista D. Mincey, Moya L. Alfonso, Amy A. Hackney, and John S. Luque

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Want to Add Some Pizazz to Your Weight Training Program? Try Sport Education!, Tony Pritchard, Andrew R. Hansen, and Starla McCullom

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Sylvatic Typhus Associated with Flying Squirrels (Glaucomys Volans), Melissa A. Prunsinski, Jennifer L. White, Susan J. Wong, Maureen A. Conlon, Christina Egan, Cassandra D. Kelly-Cirino, Brian R. Laniewicz, P. Bryon Backenson, William L. Nicholson, Marina Eremeeva, Sandor E. Karpathy, Gregory A. Dasch, and Dennis J. White

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2012 International Cancer Education Conference Proceedings, Levi Ross (Ed.)

2013 International Cancer Education Conference Proceedings, Levi Ross (Ed.)

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Social Media and Alcohol Use: Adverse Impact of Facebook and Twitter on College Students, Gulzar H. Shah, Moya L. Alfonso, and Nina Jolani

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Self-Reported Transition Readiness among Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease, Amy Sobota, Akinlonu Adeola, Maria Champigny, Megan Eldridge, Lillian McMahon, Joseph Telfair, and Philippa Sprinz

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Do You See What I See? Using Photovoice to Teach Health Education Students the Value of Using Community-Based Participatory Methods, Ashley D. Walker and Jody Oomen-Early

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Development and Validation of the Biobanking Attitudes and Knowledge Survey (BANKS), Kristen J. Wells, Mariana Arevalo, Cathy D. Meade, Clement K. Gwede, Gwen P. Quinn, John S. Luque, Gloria San Miguel, Dale Watson, Rebecca Phillips, Margarita Romo, Jim West, and Paul B. Jacobsen

Submissions from 2013

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Self-injury Among Early Adolescents: Identifying Segments Protected and at Risk, Moya L. Alfonso and Rayneet Kuar

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Verb Summer Scorecard: Increasing Tween Girls’ Vigorous Physical Activity, Moya L. Alfonso, Zachary Thompson, Robert J. McDermott, Gavin Colquitt, Jeffery A. Jones, Carol A. Bryant, Courtney H. Anita, Jenna L. Davis, and Yiliang Zhu

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The Feasibility of Using Video Journaling to Collect Ecological Momentary Assessment Data: Application to Health Behavior Change Interventions, Lauren E. Bigham, Helen W. Bland, and Bridget F. Melton

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The Measurement of Self-Efficacy in Pregnant Women: Validation of the Self-Efficacy Scale, Helen W. Bland, Bridget F. Melton, Elaine S. Marshall, and Jacquelyn Nagle

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Perception or Reality of Body Weight: Which Matters to the Depressive Symptoms, Jaynie L. Gaskin, Adam J. Pulver, Kiswana Branch, Ahmed Kabore, Tabitha James, and Jian Zhang

Adults’ Attitudes toward Teen Pregnancy and Sexuality Education in Georgia High Schools, K. Johnson, Helen W. Bland, and Bridget F. Melton

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Who Will Pick Georgia’s Vidalia Onions? A Text-Driven Content Analysis of Newspaper Coverage on Georgia’s 2011 Immigration Law, John S. Luque, Angel Bowers, Ahmed Kabore, and Ric Stewart

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Delivery of Mobile Farm Clinic Services to Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers: A Review of Practice Models for Community-Academic Partnerships, John S. Luque and Heide Castaneda

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Physical Activity and Muscular Strengthening in Pregnancy: A Comparison Between Rural and Urban Women, Elizabeth S. Marshall, Bridget Melton, Helen W. Bland, and Jacquelyn Nagle

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American Rural Women’s Exercise Self-Efficacy and Their Perceived Benefits and Risks of Exercise, Bridget F. Melton, Elaine S. Marshall, Helen W. Bland, and Michael Schmidt

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Self-reported Tooth Loss and Cognitive Function: Data from the Hispanic Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly (Hispanic EPESE), Carlos Reyes-Ortiz, John S. Luque, Charlotta K. Eriksson, and Libia Soto

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Precocious Puberty: Pathology, Related Risks, and Support Strategies, Linda B. Synovitz and Joanne Chopak-Foss

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A Merged Model of Quality Improvement and Evaluation: Maximizing Return on Investment, Lynn D. Woodhouse, Russ Toal, Trang Nguyen, DeAnna Keene, Laura Gunn, Andrea Kellum, Gary Nelson, Simone M. Charles, Stuart H. Tedders, Natalie Williams, and William C. Livingood

Submissions from 2012

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Farmers Markets in Rural Communities: A Case Study, Moya L. Alfonso, Jen Nickelson, and Danielle Cohen

Strategic Prevention Framework: State Incentive Grant Evaluation Report, One Bulloch, Moya L. Alfonso and J. Spencer

Community Partnerships: Initial Steps for Rehabilitation Counseling Professionals, Jill Bezyak, Ashley D. Walker, Elizabeth Gilbert, and April Trice

Stress Tolerance: New Challenges for the Millennial College Students, Helen W. Bland, Bridget F. Melton, Paul D. Welle, and Lauren E. Bigham

Comparing Body Image Dissatisfaction Among Middle-Aged Women: A Life-Long Experience, Helen W. Bland, Amy Jo Riggs, and Bridget F. Melton

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The Relationship between Middle School Students' Attitudes toward Physical Education and Level of Fitness, Gavin Colquitt, Ashley D. Walker, Jody L. Langdon, Starla McCollum, and Melanie Pomazal

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Ethics of Clear Health Communication: Applying the CLEAN Look Approach to Communicate Biobanking Information for Cancer Research, Alexis Koskan, Mariana Arevalo, Gwen Quinn, Shalwea Noel-Thomas, John S. Luque, Kristen Wells, Cathy Meade, and Clement K. Gwede

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Health Districts as Quality Improvement Collaboratives and Multi-Jurisdictional Entities, William C. Livingood, Nandi Marshall, Angela Peden, Ketty Gonzales, Gulzar H. Shah Dr., Dayna Alexander, Kellie Penix, Raymona H. Lawrence, Russell B. Toal, and Lynn Woodhouse

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Formative Research on HPV Vaccine Acceptability with Latina Farmworkers, John S. Luque, Heide Castañeda, Dinorah Martinez Tyson, Natalia Vargas, and Meade

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Formative Research on Perceptions of Biobanking: What Community Members Think, John S. Luque, Gwendolyn P. Quinn, Francisco A. Montel-Ishino, Mariana Arevalo, Shalanda A. Bynum, Shalewa Noel-Thomas, Kristen J. Wells, Clement K. Gwede, Cathy D. Meade, and Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network Partners

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Healthcare Provider Challenges for Reaching Hispanic Immigrants with HPV Vaccination in Rural Georgia, John S. Luque, Swati Raychowdhury, and Mary Weaver

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Mobile Farm Clinic Outreach to Address Health Conditions among Latino Migrant Farmworkers in Georgia, John S. Luque, Calos Reyes-Ortiz, Prasen Marella, Angel Bowers, Viral Panchal, and Simone Charles

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Perceived Barriers to Physical Activity among Pregnant Women Living in a Rural Community: A Preliminary Case, Elizabeth S. Marshall, Helen W. Bland, Bridget F. Melton, and Jacquelyn Nagle