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Submissions from 2016

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Serum Folate Levels and Fatality among Diabetic Adults: A 15-Y Follow- of a National Cohort, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, Emeka Ifebi, Akwasi Ampofo-Yeboah, Brittany Kyte, Sambridhi Shrestha, and Jian Zhang

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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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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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Control of the Public Health IT Physical Infrastructure: Findings From the 2015 Informatics Capacity and Needs Assessment Survey, Kelley Chester, Barbara L. Massoudi, and Gulzar H. Shah

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Impact of a prevention bundle on Clostridium difficile infection rates in a hospital in the Southeastern United States, Bionca M. Davis, Jingjing Yin, Doug Blomberg, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Assessing Skills and Capacity for Informatics: Activities Most Commonly Performed by or for Local Health Departments, Kate Drezner, Lisa McKeown, and Gulzar H. Shah

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Urgent Challenges for Local Public Health Informatics, Joseph P. Gibson, Gulzar H. Shah, Laura C. Streichert, and Linda Verchick

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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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Methods Improving the Estimate of Diagnostic Odds Ratio, Yisong Huang, Jingjing Yin, and Hani M. Samawi

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Methods Improving the Estimate of Diagnostic Odds Ratio, Yisong Huang, Jingjing Yin, and Hani M. Samawi

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Challenges and Innovations in Surveying the Governmental Public Health Workforce, Jonathon P. Leider, Gulzar H. Shah, Nikki Rider, Angela Beck, Brian C. Castrucci, Jenine K. Harris, Katie Sellers, Danielle Varda, Jiali Ye, Paul C. Erwin, and Ross C. Brownson

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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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An Iterative, Low-Cost Strategy to Building Information Systems Allows a Small Jurisdiction Local Health Department to Increase Efficiencies and Expand Services, Kay Lovelace and Gulzar H. Shah

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Informatics as a Strategic Priority and Collaborative Processes to Build a Smarter, Forward-Looking Health Department, Kay Lovelace and Gulzar H. Shah

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Using Information Systems to Improve a Mid-Sized Local Health Department’s Effectiveness in a Time of Rapid Change, Kay Lovelace and Gulzar H. Shah

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Factors Driving Local Health Departments' Partnerships With Other Organizations in Maternal and Child Health, Communicable Disease Prevention, and Chronic Disease Control, Huabin Luo, Nancy L. Winterbauer, Gulzar H. Shah, Ashley Tucker, and Lei Xu

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Public Health Staff Development Needs in Informatics: Findings From a National Survey of Local Health Departments, Barbara L. Massoudi, Kelley Chester, and Gulzar H. Shah

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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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Responding to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak: The Value of Effective Interprofessional Communication during Emergency Response, Bobbie J. Newell, Jessica C. Pittman, H. Pamela Pagano, John S. Barron, and Bettye A. Apenteng

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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

The Legal Landscape: HAI Public Reporting in the United States, Julie Reagan, Rodney E. Rohde, Amber Heard Mitchell, Marilyn Felkner, and Pat Tille

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI): The Perfect Storm has Arrived!, Rodney E. Rohde, Marilyn Felkner, Julie Reagan, Amber Mitchell, and Pat Tille

The Perfect Storm: Emerging Trends and Pathogens in Healthcare, Rodney E. Rohde, Julie Reagan, Marilyn Felkner, Amber Hogan Mitchell, and Pat Tille

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More Efficient Logistic Analysis Using Moving Extreme Ranked Set Sampling, Hani M. Samawi, Haresh Rochani, Daniel Linder, and Arpita Chatterjee

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More Efficient Logistic Analysis Using Moving Extreme Ranked Set Sampling, Hani M. Samawi, Haresh Rochani, Daniel Linder, and Arpita Chatterjee

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A Test of Symmetry Based on the Kernel Kullback-Leibler Information with Application to Base Deficit Data, Hani M. Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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More Efficient Logistic Analysis Using Moving Extreme Ranked Set Sampling, Hani Samawi, Haresh Rochani, Daniel Linder, and Arpita Chatterjee

E-Waste Management in the United States and Public Health Implications, Jessica Seeberger, R. Grandi, S. S. Kim, William A. Mase, Tiina Reponen, S. M. Ho, and A. Chen

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The Methods Behind 2015 Informatics Capacity and Needs Assessment Study, Gulzar H. Shah

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Cross-Jurisdictional Resource Sharing in Changing Public Health Landscape: Contributory Factors and Theoretical Explanations, Gulzar H. Shah, Adrian Badana, Claire Robb, and William C. Livingood

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Characteristics of Local Health Departments Associated with Implementation of Electronic Health Records and Other Informatics Systems, Gulzar H. Shah, Jonathon P. Leider, Brian C. Castrucci, Karmen S. Williams, and Huabin Luo

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Interoperability of Information Systems Managed and Used by the Local Health Departments, Gulzar H. Shah, Jonathon P. Leider, Huabin Luo, and Ravneet Kaur

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Addressing Psychological, Mental Health and Other Behavioral Health Care Needs of the Underserved Populations in the U.S.: Role of Local Health Departments, Gulzar H. Shah, Huabin Luo, Nancy L. Winterbauer, and Kusuma Madamala

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Health Departments’ Engagement in Emergency Preparedness Activities: The Influence of Health Informatics Capacity, Gulzar H. Shah, Bobbie J. Newell, and Ruth E. Whitworth

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Local Health Departments’ Activities to Address Health Disparities and Inequities: Are We Moving in the Right Direction?, Gulzar H. Shah and John P. Sheahan

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Local Health Departments' Partners and Challenges in Electronic Exchange of Health Information, Gulzar H. Shah, Joshua Vest, Kay Lovelace, and J. Mac McCullough

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Local Health Departments' Approaches to Deal With Recession: What Strategies Are Used to Minimize the Negative Impact on Public Health Services to Community?, Gulzar H. Shah, Jiali Ye, Carolyn J. Leep, and Jonathon P. Leider

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Spatial Variations in the Associations of Birth Weight with Ambient Air Pollution: A Retrospective Study in Georgia, USA, Jun Tu, Wei Tu, and Stuart H. Tedders

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Electronic Health Records and Meaningful Use in Local Health Departments: Updates From the 2015 NACCHO Informatics Assessment Survey, Karmen S. Williams and Gulzar H. Shah

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Rank-Based Kernel Estimation of the Area Under the ROC Curve, Jingjing Yin, Yi Hao, Hani M. Samawi, and Haresh Rochani

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Rank-Based Kernel Estimation of the Area under the ROC Curve, Jingjing Yin, Yi Hao, Hani M. Samawi, and Haresh Rochani

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Improved Estimation of Optimal Cut-Off Point Associated with Youden Index Using Ranked Set Sampling, Jingjing Yin, Hani M. Samawi, and Daniel Linder

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Generalized Inference Confidence Band for Binormal ROC Curve, Jingjing Yin and Lili Tian

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On Stratified Bivariate Ranked Set Sampling with Optimal Allocation for Naive and Ratio Estimators, Lili Yu, Hani M. Samawi, Daniel Linder, Arpita Chatterjee, Yisong Huang, and Robert L. Vogel

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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Assessing Seasonality of Travel Distance to Harm Reduction Service Providers among Person Who Inject Drugs, Sean T. Allen, Monica S. Ruiz, Amira Roess, and Jeffery A. Jones

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Suicide History and Mortality: A Follow-Up of a National Cohort in the United States, Hasan Al-Sayegh, Joseph Lowry, Ram N. Polur, Robert B. Hines, Fengqi Liu, and Jian Zhang

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Organizational and Environmental Correlates of the Adoption of a Focus Strategy in US Hospices, Bettye A. Apenteng, Preethy Nayar, Fang Yu, John Adams, and Samuel T. Opoku

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Typhoid Transmission: A Historical Perspective on Mathematical Model Development, Iurii Bakach, Matthew Just, Manoj Gambhir, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Analysis of the persistence of enteric markers in sewage polluted water on a solid matrix and in liquid suspension, Yolanda Brooks, Asli Aslan, Sushil Tamrakar, Bharathi Murali, Jade Mitchell, and Joan Rose

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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

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Gender Disparities in Water, Sanitation and Global Health, Bethany A. Caruso, Varadan Sevilimedu, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Archana Patkar, and Kelly Baker

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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Why We Should Care about Ebola in West Africa and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in South Korea: Global Health Ethics and the Moral Insignificance of Proximity, Benedict Shing Bun Chan, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, King-Wa Fu, Chi-Ngai Cheung, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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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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Transmission Models of Historical Ebola Outbreaks, John Drake, Iurii Bakach, Matthew Just, Suzanne O'Regan, Manoj Gambhir, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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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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Descriptive Epidemiology: Person, Place, Time, Steven T. Fleming and Jeffery A. Jones

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Global Handwashing Day 2012: A Qualitative Content Analysis of Chinese Social Media Reaction to a Health Promotion Event, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Jingxian Cai, Yi Hao, Yuchen Ying, Benedict Shing Bun Chan, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, and King-Wa Fu

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Modeling the Effect of School Closures in a Pandemic Scenario: Exploring Two Different Contact Matrices, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Manoj Gambhir, John Glasser, Hongjiang Gao, Michael Washington, Amra Uzicanin, and Martin Meltzer

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Chinese Social Media Reaction to Information about 42 Notifiable Infectious Diseases, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Yi Hao, Jingxian Cai, Yuchen Ying, Braydon Schaible, Cynthia Mengxi Yu, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, and King-Wa Fu

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in the Republic of Korea: Transparency and Communication Are Key, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Benedict Shing Bun Chan, and King-Wa Fu

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Converting Big Data into public health, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, and King-Wa Fu

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The Use of Social Media in Public Health Surveillance, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, and King-Wa Fu

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Assessing the Education and Training Needs of Nebraska's Public Health Workforce, Brandon L. Grimm, Patrik Johansson, Preethy Nayar, Bettye A. Apenteng, Samuel T. Opoku, and Anh Nguyen

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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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Estimation on Lomax Progressive Censoring Using the EM Algorithm, Amal Helu, Hani Samawi, and Mohammad Z. Raqab

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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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Coping with an Advanced Stage Lung Cancer Diagnosis: Patient, Caregiver, and Provider Perspectives on the Role of the Health Care System, K Monirul Islam, Samuel T. Opoku, Bettye A. Apenteng, Ann Fetrick, June Ryan, M. Copur, Addison Tolentino, Irfan Vaziri, and Apar K. Ganti

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Profile of the Public Health Workforce: Registered TRAIN Learners in the United States, Jeffery A. Jones, Lois Banks, Ilya Plotkin, Sunny Chanthavongsa, and Nathan Walker

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Profile of the Public Health Workforce: Registered TRAIN Learners in the United States, Jeffery A. Jones, Lois Banks, Ilya Plotkin, Sunny Chanthavongsa, and Nathan Walker

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Key Determinants of the Fungal and Bacterial Microbiomes in Homes, Eric Kettleson, Atin Adhikari, Stephen Vesper, Kanistha Coombs, Reshmi Indugula, and Tiina Reponen

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The Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Conditions of Trust among Leaders at the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Jennifer Redmond Knight, Heather M. Bush, William A. Mase, Martha Cornwell Riddell, Meng Liu, and James W. Holsinger

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The Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Conditions of Trust among Leaders at the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Jennifer Redmond Knight, Heather M. Bush, William A. Mase, Martha Cornwell Riddell, Meng Liu, and James W. Holsinger

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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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The Proof's in the Partnerships: Are Affordable Care Act and Local Health Department Accreditation Practices Influencing Collaborative Partnerships in Community Health Assessment and Improvement Planning?, Barbara Laymon, Gulzar H. Shah, Carolyn J. Leep, Julia Joh Elligers, and Vibha Kumar

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Balanced Bayesian LASSO for Heavy Tails, Daniel F. Linder, Viral Panchal, Hani Samawi, and Duchwan Ryu

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On Stratified Bivariate Ranked Set Sampling for Regression Estimators, Daniel F. Linder, Hani Samawi, Lili Yu, Arpita Chatterjee, Yisong Huang, and Robert L. Vogel

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Coalescent Methods for Estimating Species Trees from Phylogenomic Data, Liang Liu, Shaoyuan Wu, and Lili Yu

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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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More Overweight Adolescents Think They Are Just Fine: Generational Shift in Body Weight Perceptions Among Adolescents in the U.S., Hui Lu, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Farrah C. Asgari-Majd, Cherell Cottrell-Daniels, Fei Yan, and Jian Zhang

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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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Epidemiology and Nursing Practice, William A. Mase

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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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Communication within Hospice Interdisciplinary Teams: A Brief Narrative Review, Angela R. Moore, Randi Ginger Bastian, and Bettye A. Apenteng

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A Comparison of Size and Power of Tests of Hypotheses on Parameters Based on Two Generalized Lindley Distributions, Macaulay Okuokenye and Karl E. Peace

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Size and Power of Tests of Hypotheses on Survival Parameters from the Lindley Distribution with Covariates, Macaulay Okuokenye and Karl E. Peace

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A Comparison of Size and Power of Tests of Hypotheses on Parameters Based on Two Generalized Lindley Distributions, Macaulay Okwuokenye and Karl E. Peace

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A SASR Algorithm for Imputing Discrete Missing Outcomes Based on Minimum Distance, Macaulay Okwuokenye and Karl E. Peace

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Size and Power of Tests of Hypotheses on Survival Parameters from the Lindley Distribution with Covariates, Macaulay Okwuokenye and Karl E. Peace