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Submissions from 2018

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Other Rickettsial Species, Marina E. Eremeeva and Gregory A. Dasch

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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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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Lyme Disease and YouTube™: A Cross-Sectional Study of Video Contents, Corey H. Basch, Lindsay A. Mullican, Kwanza D. Boone, Jingjing Yin, Alyssa Berdnik, Marina E. Eremeeva, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Differentiating Instruction in Physical Education: Personalization of Learning, Gavin T. Colquitt, Tony A. Pritchard, Christine Johnson, and Starla McCollum

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Molecular Markers of Pesticide Resistance and Pathogens in Human Head Lice (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) From Rural Georgia, USA, Marina E. Eremeeva, Danielle Capps, Emmanuel B. Winful, Shamta Warang, Sarah E. Braswell, Nikolay K. Tokarevich, Denise L. Bonilla, and Lance A. Durden

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Zika-Virus-Related Photo Sharing on Pinterest and Instagram, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Elizabeth B. Blankenship, M. Elizabeth Goff, Lindsay A. Mullican, Kwun Cheung Chan, Nitin Saroha, Carmen H. Duke, Marina E. Eremeeva, King-Wa Fu, and Zion Tsz Ho Tse

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Using Ranked Auxiliary Covariate as a More Efficient Sampling Design for ANCOVA Model: Analysis of a Psychological Intervention to Buttress Resilience, Rajai Jabrah, Hani Samawi, Robert Vogel, Haresh Rochani, and Daniel Linder

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Geographic Variation Within the Military Health System, Linda Kimsey, Samuel Olaiya, Chad Smith, Andrew Hoburg, Stuart R. Lipsitz, Tracey Koehlmoos, Louis L. Nguyen, and Joel S. Weissman

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The Imperative for a Health Systems Approach to Global Health Engagement, Tracey Koehlmoos, Linda Kimsey, David Bishai, and David Lane

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Understanding the Executive Roles in Health Leadership, Gerald R. Ledlow and James H. Stephens

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Leadership Models in Practice, Gerald R. Ledlow, James H. Stephens, and David E. Schott

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Challenges of Today Requiring Health Leadership, Gerald R. Ledlow, James H. Stephens, David E. Schott, and William A. Mase

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Impact of State Reporting Laws on Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infection Rates in U.S. Adult Intensive Care Units, Hangsheng Liu, Carolyn T. A. Herzig, Andrew Dick, E. Yoko Furuya, Elaine Larson, Julie Reagan, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, and Patricia W. Stone

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Provider-Induced Demand in the Treatment of Carotid Artery Stenosis: Variation in Treatment Decisions Between Private Sector Fee-for-Service vs Salary-Based Military Physicians, Louis L. Nguyen, Ann D. Smith, Rebecca E. Scully, Wei Jiang, Peter A. Learn, Stuart R. Lipsitz, Joel S. Weissman, Lorens A. Helmchen, Tracey Koehlmoos, Andrew Hoburg, and Linda Kimsey

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Predictors and Respiratory Depositions of Airborne Endotoxin in Homes Using Biomass Fuels and LPG Gas for Cooking, Bijaya K. Padhi, Atin Adhikari, Prakasini Satapathy, Alok K. Patra, Dinesh Chandel, and Pinaki Panigrahi

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Estimates for Cell Counts and Common Odds Ratio in Three-way Contingency Tables by Homogeneous Log-linear Models With Missing Data, Haresh Rochani, Robert L. Vogel, Hani M. Samawi, and Daniel Linder

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Improving the Efficiency of the Monte-Carlo Methods Using Ranked Simulated Approach, Hani M. Samawi

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Urban Versus Rural Differences in Insurance Coverage and Impact on Employment Among Families Caring for a Child With Cerebral Palsy, Braydon Schaible, Gavin Colquitt, Li Li, Manuela Caciula, and Noelle G. Moreau

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Different Dimensions: Internalized Homonegativity 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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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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An Analysis of the Massachusetts Healthcare Law, James H. Stephens, Gerald R. Ledlow, Michael V. Sach, and Julie Reagan

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The Health System of the Russian Federation, James H. Stephens, Alexander V. Sergeev, and Elena A. Plantova

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Self-Reported Physical Activity Levels of Older Cancer Survivors: Results from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Chen Chen, and Nancy E. Schoenberg

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Physical Activity Levels and Counseling by Health Care Providers in Cancer Survivors, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Eric A. Miller, Chen Chen, and Nancy E. Schoenberg

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Self-perceived Income Sufficiency and Self-reported Income Level among a Health Inequity Population, Yelena N. Tarasenko and Nancy E. Schoenberg

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Using the Personalized System of Instruction to Differentiate Instruction in Fitness, Stephanie Viness, Gavin T. Colquitt, Tony A. Pritchard, and Christine Johnson

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Does Vigilance in Decision-making Matter for Dementia Family Caregivers?, Sarah B. Wackerbarth and Yelena N. Tarasenko

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Using Photovoice to Initiate Improvement in a PETE Program, Ashley Walker, Jody Langdon, Gavin Colquitt, and Starla McCollum

Submissions from 2016

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Culturability of Bacillus Spores on Aerosol Collection Filters Exposed to Airborne Combustion Products of Al, Mg, and B·ti., Atin Adhikari, Michael Yermakov, Reshmi Indugula, Tiina Reponen, Adam Driks, and Sergey A. Grinshpun

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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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Predictors of Mammogram and Pap Screenings Among US Women, Sewuese Akuse, Koren Tate, Tiffany Addison, Tierra Drayton, Deborah Kanda, and Kelly L. Sullivan

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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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Georgia’s Rural Hospital Closures: The Common-good Approach to Ethical Decision-making, Randi G. Bastain, Marcus Garner, John S. Barron, Emmanuel A. Akowuah, and William A. Mase

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Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Associated With Increased Odds of Depression, Chad E. Burleson, Kent Andersen, Z. Copeland, and Kelly L. Sullivan

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An Analysis of the Sleep Quality of Undergraduate Students, Brianna N. Carter, Joanne Chopak-Foss, and Fadzai M. Punungwe

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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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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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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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Molecular Epidemiology of Rickettsial Diseases, Marina E. Eremeeva

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Rickettsiologist Pavel F. Zdrodovskii: Larger Than Life, and Not Just for His Famous Book, Marina E. Eremeeva, S. N. Shpynov, and I. V. Tarasevich

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Public Health Implications of Social Media Use During Natural Disasters, Environmental Disasters, and Other Environmental Concerns, Kathryn C. Finch, Kassandra Snook, Carmen Duke, King-Wa Fu, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Atin Adhikari, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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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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Racial Differences in Psychosocial Barriers to Initiate Prostate Cancer Treatment Information Seeking, Heather Guerreso, Jarrett Johnson, and Levi Ross

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Do Smoking Bans Improve Neonatal Health?, Scott Hankins and Yelena N. Tarasenko

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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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Evaluating the Efficiency of Treatment Comparison in Crossover Design by Allocating Subjects Based On Ranked Auxiliary Variable, Yisong Huang, Hani Samawi, Robert Vogel, Jingjing Yin, Worlanyo E. Gato, and Daniel Linder

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

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Engaging Rural Georgians in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)-mandated Community Health Needs Assessment, Raymona H. Lawrence, Dziyana Nazaruk, Marie Denis-Luque, and Stuart H. Tedders

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Measuring Compatibility Gaps in Relationships and Business Models That Influence Strategy, Gerald R. Ledlow, James H. Stephens, and David E. Schott

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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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Prostate Cancer Education in African American Barbershops: Baseline Client Survey Results and Differences in Decisional Conflict and Stage of Decision Making, John S. Luque, Levi Ross, and Clement K. Gwede

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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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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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Wearable Devices to Improve Physical Activity and Sleep: A Randomized Controlled Trial of College-Aged African American Women, Bridget F. Melton, Michael P. Buman, Robert L. Vogel, Brandonn S. Harris, and Lauren E. 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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The Changing Role of the Healthcare Environment, Amber H. Mitchell, Rodney E. Rohde, Pat Tille, Julie Reagan, and Marilyn Felkner

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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

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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 Eco-Epidemiology of Pacific Coast Tick Fever in California, Kerry A. Padgett, Denise L. Bonilla, Marina E. Eremeeva, Carol A. Glaser, Robert S. Lane, Charsey Cole Porse, Martin B. Castro, Sharon L. Messenger, Alex Espinosa, Jill Hacker, Anne Kjemtrup, Bonnie Ryan, Jamesina J. Scott, Renjie Hu, Melissa Hardstone Yoshimizu, Gregory A. Dasch, and Vicki Kramer

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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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Contracts: Operations of Acquiring, Julie Reagan

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

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

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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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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, and Collins O. Airhihenbuwa

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Overview of Cancer Prevention and Control and African-Americans, Levi Ross and John S. Luque

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A Preliminary Examination of Elevated Blood Lead Levels in a Rural Georgia County, R. Christopher Rustin, Yu Sun, Chris Calhoun, and Christy Kuriatnyk

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On Kernel Density Estimation Based on Different Stratified Sampling With Optimal Allocation, Hani M. Samawi, Arpita Chatterjee, Jingjing Yin, and Haresh Rochani

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Estimation of P(X > Y) When X and Y Are Dependent Random Variables Using Different Bivariate Sampling Schemes, Hani M. Samawi, Amal Helu, Haresh Rochani, Jingjing Yin, and Daniel Linder

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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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Urban Versus Rural Differences in the Effects of Providing Care to Children With Cerebral Palsy on Family Member's Employment, Braydon Schaible, Gavin T. Colquitt, Li Li, Noelle G. Moreau, and Manuela Caciula

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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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E-Waste Management in the United States and Public Health Implications, Jessica Seeberger, Radhika Grandi, Stephani S. Kim, William A. Mase, Tiina Reponen, Shuk-Mei Ho, and Aimin Chen

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An Assessment of Data Related to Inspections of Risk Factors for Public Swimming Pools, Shanita Shack, Maurice Redmond, and R. Christopher Rustin

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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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Converting ICD-9 to ICD-10, James H. Stephens, Gerald R. Ledlow, and Thomas V. Fockler

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Rural-Urban Differences in Perceptions of Child Overweight Among Children and Adolescents, Their Guardians and Health Care Professionals in the United States, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Chen Chen, Bryant Smalley, and Jacob Warren

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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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"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