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Submissions from 2021

Guest Lecture given at Environmental Health – Health Science, The University of Alabama, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

Effects of Fatigue on Active Joint Replication Proprioception of the Shoulder in Physically Active Individuals, Sophie Lucia Bargeron, Alicia Marie Connolly, Kali Rose Hackmann, Taylor Leanne Lane, Haresh Rochani, Ryan Michael Decarreau, James L. Karnes, Bryan L. Riemann, and George J. Davies

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Evaluation of SIMEX extrapolation methods in Accelerated failure time models with covariate measurement error, Roshni Modi, M. Y. Liu, and Lili Yu

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Differences in Prostate Cancer Outcomes by Insurance Status of African American Males Aged 65 Years or Younger in Georgia, Sylvia Ofori and Yelena Tarasenko

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Use of Cancer Treatment Plans in Georgia: Results from 2012 and 2017 BRFSS, Willie Rajvong and Yelena Tarasenko

What Criteria Can Return Athletes Back to Overhead Sports Using Novel Upper Extremity Functional Tests?, Luke Alan Thayer, Nicole L. Ebel, Morgan Alexa Taylor, Benjamin Leigh DeLoach, Haresh Rochani, Bryan L. Riemann, Ryan Michael Decarreau, James Karnes, and George J. Davies

Submissions from 2020

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Youth in Action for Health Project: Peer Health Promoters Making a Difference, Annette Aalborg, Kimberly Orozco, Dennis Knight, Richard Ramos, Ashley Dennis, Madison Mcveigh, Denise Feria, Juan Martinez, Justice Richardson, Johnathan Lim, Baylie Smith, Hurjessica Virk, Devin Oates, Matthew Ristow, Shannon Frisinger, and Jessica S. Schwind

Levels of Airborne Particulate Matter and Radon Near Three Large Florida Phosphogypsum Stacks, Caleb Adeoye, Jayanta Gupta, A. Mele, Nora Demers, and Atin Adhikari

Respiratory Protection Against Particles of 0.3 – 10 μM in Cotton Farms During Harvesting, Caleb Adeoye, T. Thornton, S. D. Sherpa, and Atin Adhikari

Contributions of Pets to Indoor Environment Exposome: Hypothetical Links with Cancers and Respiratory Disorders, Atin Adhikari, Naduparambil Jacob, and J. Zhang

Guest Lecture given at Cultural Foods (NTFS 4630), Nutrition and Food Science Program, Health and Kinesiology Department at Georgia Southern University, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

Guest Lecture given at Environmental Health – Health Science, The University of Alabama, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

Guest Lecture given at Environmental Health – Health Science, The University of Alabama, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

Impact of Recent Climate Changes on Allergenic Pollen Seasons in Atlanta, Georgia, F. Ahmed, H. Samawi, and Atin Adhikari

Childhood Asthma Management Practices in Rural Nigeria: Exploring the Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Caregivers in Oyo State, Oyindamola Akinso, Atin Adhikari, Jingjing Yin, Joanne Chopak-Foss, and Gulzar H. Shah

Microbial Source Tracking: A Rapid Tool for Beach Safety, Asli Aslan

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Exposure to Household Air Pollution Is Associated With Stillbirth and Child Mortality but Not Low Birth Weight in Ghana, Godfred O. Boateng, Laura Phipps, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, and Frederick A. Armah

Chronic Pain, Activities and Participation in Children With Cerebral Palsy, Gavin T. Colquitt, Haresh Rochani, Christopher M. Modlesky, Barbara Weissman, and Joshua Vova

Changes in Leisure-Time Physical Activity and Risk of Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, Logan Cowan, Yelena Tarasenko, Kelly Evenson, Priya Palta, and Kamakshi Lakshminarayan

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Youth in Action for Health Project: Association Between Mental Health and Exposure to Violence, Devin Oates, Annette Aalborg, Hurjessica Virk, Jessica S. Schwind, Daeja Tillis, Salina Ramachhita, Amy Vang, Janis Ho, Valentina Kelly, Shannon Frisinger, and Matthew Ristow

Cancer Survivorship in Georgia: Selected Results of a Comprehensive Assessment Using 2017 BRFSS, Willie Rajvong and Yelena Tarasenko

On Efficient Logistic Regression Analysis Via Extreme Ranking, Hani Samawi, Xinyan Zhang, and Haresh Rochani

Airborne Concentrations of PM2.5 and PM10 at Cotton Farms During Harvesting, Taylor Thornton, Caleb Adeoye, Sonam Dolma Sherpa, and Atin Adhikari

Exposure Levels of Bioaerosols and Airborne Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Cotton Farms During Cotton Harvesting, Taylor Thornton, Daleniece Higgins, Pratik Banerjee, Caleb Adeoye, Sonam Dolma Sherpa, and Atin Adhikari

An Interprofessional Approach to Teaching Health Informatics, Paula Tillman, Janet Buelow, Helen M. Taggart, and Haresh Rochani

Assessing Biosecurity and Biosafety Practices on Commercial Farms Across Nepal, Joana Tome, Holly L. Richmond, Dibesh Kharmacharya, Ajit Poudel, Rajindra Napit, Saman Man Pradhan, Jyotsna Joshi, Ajay Narayan Sharma, Rupendra Chaulagain, Prakash Adhikari, Sonu Adhikari, Arjun Bhujel, Deepesh Oli, Logan Cowan, and Jessica S. Schwind

Assessing Nepal’s Climate Change Situation by Analyzing Livelihood Vulnerability: A Systematic Review of the Literature, J. Tome, H. Richmond, and Jessica S. Schwind

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Youth in Action for Health Project: An Assessment of Food Insecurity Among Ethnically Diverse High School Students, Hurjessica Virk, Annette Aalborg, Devin Oates, Daeja Tillis, Shannon Frisinger, Matthew Ristow, Jessica S. Schwind, and Salina Ramachhita

Exploring Cues to Action as Motivators to Increase Personal Protective Equipment Compliance Among Wastewater Workers, T. Wright, Atin Adhikari, J. Yin, R. Vogel, S. Smallwood, and G. Shah

Submissions from 2019

Emerging Infections Worldwide: Challenges of Sampling Bioaerosols and Other Infectious Agents in Workplaces, Atin Adhikari

Respiratory Deposition Modeling for PM10, PM2.5, and PM1 Exposure in Cotton Farms for Standard and Heavy Workers, Atin Adhikari

Guest Lecture given at Applied Ecology (ENSC 360/540) – Department of Environmental Studies, University of Montana, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

Guest Lecture given at Cultural Foods (NTFS 4630), Nutrition and Food Science Program, Health and Kinesiology Department at Georgia Southern University, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

Guest Lecture given at Principles of Environmental Health (PUBH 3136), Undergraduate program in (BSPH), Department of Community Health, JPHCOPH at Georgia Southern University, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

Guest Lecture given at Principles of Environmental Health (PUBH 3136), Undergraduate program in (BSPH), Department of Community Health, JPHCOPH at Georgia Southern University, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

Keynote Speech: Universal access to healthcare – The role of the health scientist. Title: Addressing Environmental/Occupational Health Challenges to Improve Quality of Healthcare in Ghana and other African Countries, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

Influence of Serum Lutein and Zeaxanthin on Select Cancer Mortality: An 18-Year Follow-Up Cohort Study, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, Padmini Shankar, Alicia Brown, and Jian Zhang

Impact of Childhood Asthma in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review, Oyindamola Akinso and Atin Adhikari

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Local Health Department Engagement in Access to Mental Health Services and Mental Health Policy or Advocacy Activities, Abraham Ater, Sushma Kurella, Gulzar H. Shah, and Kristie Cason Waterfield

PAH Exposure among Slaughterhouse and Slaughter Slab Workers Who Utilize Scrap Automobile Tires for Meat Singeing in Ghana, Alicia Brown, Caitlyn Grunert, Natalie Johnson, A. Cleve, Inyang Uwak, and M. Wang

PAH Exposure among Slaughterhouse and Slaughter Slab Workers Who Utilize Scrap Automobile Tires to Singe Meat in Ghana, Alicia Brown, Natalie Johnson, A. Cleve, Inyang Uwak, and Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

Trajectories of Engagement in Leisure Time Physical Activity and Risk of Incident Ischemic Stroke: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, Logan Cowan, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Kelly Evenson, Priya Palta, and Kamakshi Lakshminarayan

Simultaneous Measurements of Airborne Microorganisms, VOCs, Moisture, Light, Particulate Matter, and Ventilations in Indoor Home Environments, J. E. Dortherow, M. Hizine, C. Grunert, O. Osanyinlusi, S. Smart, E. Riegelman, K. Jones, and Atin Adhikari

VOC and Particle Concentrations in New and Model Automobiles, J. Edward Dotherow, D. Martin, and Atin Adhikari

Utilizing Twitter to Identify Unplanned School Closures during the 2017-2018 Winter Season for Massachusetts and Georgia Public School Districts, Haley Evans, Maya Handberry, Kamalich Muniz-Rodriguez, Hai Liang, Jessica S. Schwind, and Isaac Fung

Parameter Estimation using Influential Exponential Tilting in Case of Data Missing at Random and Non-Ignorable Missing Data, Kavita Gohil, Hani Samawi, Haresh Rochani, and Lili Yu

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Public Health Inquiry & Youth Participatory Action Research in a High School Biomedical Academy: Association Between Perception of Harm Related to Substance Use/Abuse and Public Health Knowledge, Andrew Ha, Annette Aalborg, Janis Ho, Amy Vang, Jessica S. Schwind, and Daniel Parker

Breastfeeding Initiation and Continuation: Rural-Urban Differences in Georgia, Whitney N. Hamilton and Yelena N. Tarasenko

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Microbiological Water Quality at Jekyll Island Beaches, Michela Hizine, Sarah Jillson, Bettye A. Apenteng, Jeffery A. Jones, and Asli Aslan

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Public Health Inquiry & Youth Participatory Action Research in a High School Biomedical Academy: an Approach to Foster Positive Youth Development and Resiliency, Janis Ho, Annette Aalborg, Amy Vang, Andrew Ha, Jessica S. Schwind, and Daniel Parker

Incidence of Major Cardiovascular Disease and Subsequent Risk of End-stage Renal Disease: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study, Junichi Ishigami, Logan Cowan, Ryan T. Demmer, Pamela L. Lutsey, Morgan E. Grams, Josef Coresh, and Kunihiro Matsushita

Developing a Conceptual Model for Opioid Prevention by Combining Elements of Transtheoretical Model and NIOSH Framework for Combating Opioid-Related Deaths and Injuries at Workplace, P. Joshi and Atin Adhikari

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Increasing Steps in Sedentary College Students with Self–Monitoring and Social Feedback, Hafsa Junaid, Monique Benjamin, Talia Wind, Andrew Bulla, and Dziyana Nazaruk

A New Measure of Diagnostic Accuracy with Cut-point Selection Criterion for K-stage Diseases Using Concordance and Discordance, Jing Kersey, Hani Samawi, Jingjing Yin, Haresh Rochani, Xinyan Zhang, and Chen Mo

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Rainfall and Temperature as Environmental Factors Impacting Beach Water Quality in Coastal Georgia, Joshua Longcoy, X. Zhag, and Asli Aslan

Cluster Analysis of Urinary Tobacco Biomarkers among U.S. Adults: Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Biomarker Study (2013-2014).”, Ban Majeed, Daniel F. Linder, Yelena Tarasenko, Danielle Smith, Yutao Liu, Thomas Eissenberg, and David L. Ashley

Applications of Generalized Kullback-Leibler Divergence as a Measure of Medical Diagnostic and Cut-Point Criterion for K-Stages Diseases, Chen Mo, Hani Samawi, Jingjing Yin, Haresh Rochani, Xinyan Zhang, and Jing Kersey

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Social Media Use in Emergency Response to Natural Disasters: A Systematic Review with a Public Health Perspective, Kamalich Muniz-Rodriguez, Sylvia Ofori, Kadiatou Diallo, Manyun Liu, Jessica S. Schwind, Gerardo Chowell, and Isaac Fung

Health Care Provider Support for Physical Activity in Women, Aged 20-44 Years, in Georgia: A Qualitative Study, Dziyana Nazaruk, Stuart H. Tedders, and Andrew Hansen

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The Use of Digital Technology to Improve and Monitor Handwashing Among Children 12 Years or Younger in Educational Settings: a Systematic Review, Sylvia Ofori, Yuen Wai Hung, Kamalich Muniz-Rodriguez, Reece J. Kakou, Sunmisola Alade, Kadiatou Diallo, Kelly L. Sullivan, Jessica S. Schwind, Benjamin J. Cowling, and Isaac Fung

Enhancing Diabetes Care in Bulloch County Through Grant Writing and Service-Learning, Maria Olivas, Alan W. Skipper, Cathy Shriver, and Yelena Tarasenko

Overall Microbial Activity on Shopping Carts Handles: Relationship with Ambient Temperature, Relative Humidity, Moisture, and Ultraviolet Radiations, G. Renz and Atin Adhikari

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Association Between Accreditation Engagement and Using the Community Guide for Preventive Services by Local Health Departments, Assegid Roba, Brianna Williams, Kristie Cason Waterfield, and Gulzar H. Shah

On Improving the Performance of Logistic Regression Analysis via Extreme Ranking, Hani Samawi

On Kullback-leibler Divergence as a Measure for Medical Diagnostics and Cut-point Selection Criterion, Hani Samawi, Jingjing Yin, Xinyan Zhang, Lili Yu, Haresh Rochani, and Robert L. Vogel

One Health: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Wicked Problems, Jessica S. Schwind

Incorporating EService-Learning Opportunities In Public Health Education Through Partnerships With Local Health Departments, Jessica S. Schwind

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Emergency Preparedness Then and Now: Lhds' Activities, Response to Events, Funding, and Volunteer-engagement: 2005, 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2016, Gulzar H. Shah and Kristie Cason Waterfield

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Impacting Health Equity and Other Social Determinants of Health: Public Health Workforce Perspectives, Gulzar H. Shah, Jingjing Yin, Jessica L. Owens-Young, and Kristie Cason Waterfield

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Brominated Vegetable Oil in Beverages: An Ecological Study, Joana Tome, Prachi Joshi, Logan Cowan, and Asli Aslan

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The Relationship Between High Consumption of Brominated Vegetable Oil-contained beverage, Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Mortality, Joana Tome, Prachi Joshi, Logan Cowan, and Asli Aslan

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The Relationship between High Consumption of BVO-Contained Beverage, CVD and Stroke, Joana Tome, Prachi Joshi, Logan Cowan, and Asli Aslan

Childhood Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution and the Lower Respiratory Tract Microbiome, C. Uebel-Niemeier, P. Ryan, J. Meller, N. Ollberding, and Atin Adhikari

Testosterone Therapy and Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Among Men Without Hypogonadism, Rob F. Walker, Neil A. Zakai, Richard F. MacLehose, Logan Cowan, Terrence J. Adam, Alvaro Alonso, and Pamela L. Lutsey

Testosterone Therapy and Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Among Men Without Hypogonadism, Rob F. Walker, Neil A. Zakai, Richard F. MacLehose, Logan Cowan, Terrence J. Adam, Alvaro Alonso, and Pamela L. Lutsey

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Leadership Characteristics of Local Health Department Top Executives and Their Impact on Service Provisions, Kristie Cason Waterfield and Gulzar H. Shah

Issue of Personal Protective Equipment Compliance Among Wastewater Workers Across the Southeast Region of the United States, T. Wright, Atin Adhikari, J. Yin, R. Vogel, S. Smallwood, and G. Shah

Twitter Users’ Opinion and Reactions Toward Autism Awareness Campaign Message, Jingjing Yin, Sushmita Khan, and Jeffrey P. Kaleta

Submissions from 2018

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Wood Dust and Nanoparticle Exposure Among Workers During a New Building Construction, Atin Adhikari, Aniruddha Mitra, Abbas Rashidi, Imaobong B. Ekpo, Jefferson W. Doehling, Alexis Pawlak, Shane Lewis, and Jacob Schwartz

Guest Lecture given at Environmental Health (PUBH 6532), Environmental Health Sciences, JPHCOPH at Georgia Southern University, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

Guest Lecture given at Principles of Environmental Health (PUBH 3136), Undergraduate program in (BSPH), Department of Community Health, JPHCOPH at Georgia Southern University, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

Guest Lecture given at Principles of Environmental Health (PUBH 3136), Undergraduate program in (BSPH), Department of Community Health, JPHCOPH at Georgia Southern University, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

Guest Lecture given at Toxicology (BIOL 5243), Biology Department at Georgia Southern University, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

Guest lecture given for the Global Health (CHBE 9335), Department of Community Health, JPHCOPH at Georgia Southern University, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

Engaging Communities for Health – Environment and Food Safety, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, Alicia Brown, Atin Adhikari, and Hani Samawi

Invited speaker, Extreme Affordability: West Africa Conference 2018, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, Alicia Brown, Atin Adhikari, and Hani Samawi

Utilization of Scrap Tires Versus Firewood and Liquefied Petroleum Gas as Fuels for Singeing Meat in Ghana: Emission of Pollutants via Smoke, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, Alicia Brown, M. Rao, and Hani Samawi

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Utilization of Scrap Tires Versus Firewood and Liquefied Petroleum Gas as Fuels for Singeing Meat in Ghana: Chemical Emissions via Smoke, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, A. Brown, M. Rao, Atin Adhikari, and Hani M. Samawi

Food Waste on Georgia Southern Campus, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, Rebecca L. Larson, Felix Twum, Cathony Reid, Alicia Brown, and Hani Samawi

Food Waste on Georgia Southern Campus, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, Rebecca L. Larson, Felix Twum, Cathony Reid, Alicia Brown, and Hani Samawi

What is in your Water? The state of the private well water quality in Evans County, Asli Aslan

Legionella Occurrence in Hot Water Tanks in Rural Drinking Water Systems, Asli Aslan, S. Barron, and Zachariah A. Coles

Challenges to Remove the Antibiotic Resistant Escherichia coli for Wastewater Reuse, Asli Aslan, Zachariah A. Coles, Anunay Bhattacharya, and Kendell W. Anderson

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Triggering of Coronary Heart Disease by Infection Type: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, Logan T. Cowan, Pamela L. Lutsey, Jim S. Pankow, Kunihiro Matsushita, and Junichi Ishigami

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Teaching Support—Training and Supporting Teaching Assistants, R. Gregory Evans

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The Intersection of Pandemics and Biopreparedness, R. Gregory Evans

The Intersectionality of Biomedical Engineering and Public Health in West Africa, Pascal Felix and Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

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Breast Cancer Survivorship Resources in Bulloch and Surrounding Counties in Georgia, Daneisha Hawkins, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Toyin O. Akomolafe, Swaha Pattanaik, and J. Johns

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Identification of Unplanned Closure of K-12 Schools via Twitter and Online Systematic Search: A Pilot Study of Public Schools in Michigan, September 2015 – June 2016, Ashley M. Jackson, Lindsay Mullican, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Jingjing Yin, Dharamendra Kumar, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Twitter Sentiment Toward Autism During Autism Awareness Month, Jeffrey P. Kaleta, Jingjing Yin, and Sushmita Khan