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Submissions from 2020

Levels of Airborne Particulate Matter and Radon Near Three Large Florida Phosphogypsum Stacks, C. Adeoye, J. Gupta, A. Mele, N. Demers, and Atin Adhikari

Respiratory Protection Against Particles of 0.3 – 10 μM in Cotton Farms During Harvesting, C. 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, N. K. Jacob, and J. Zhang

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

Airborne Concentrations of PM2.5 and PM10 at Cotton Farms During Harvesting, T. Thornton, C. Adeoye, S. D. Sherpa, and Atin Adhikari

Exposure Levels of Bioaerosols and Airborne Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Cotton Farms During Cotton Harvesting, T. Thornton, D. Higgins, P. Banerjee, C. Adeoye, S. D. Sherpa, and Atin Adhikari

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

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

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. E. Dotherow, D. Martin, and Atin Adhikari

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

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

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

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 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

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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

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

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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 Ekpo, Jefferson Doehling, Alexis Pawlak, Shane Lewis, and Jacob Schwartz

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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

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

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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 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

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The Efficiency of Ranking Count Data with Excess Zeros, Deborah A. Kanda and Jingjing Yin

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The Impact of PM 2.5 on Lung and Bronchial Cancers: Regression and Time Series Analysis in the U.S. from 1999 to 2014, Jing Kersey, Jingjing Yin, Atin Adhikari, Xiaolu Zhou, Weitian Tong, and Lixin Li

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Applying Survival Analysis and Count Models to Twitter Data, Congjian Liu, Jingjing Yin, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, and Lindsay A. Mullican

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Nanoparticle Exposure Levels in Indoor and Outdoor Demolition Sites, Aniruddha Mitra, Abbas Rashidi, Shane Lewis, Jefferson Doehling, Alexis Pawlak, Jacob Schwartz, Imaobong Ekpo, and Atin Adhikari

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Application of Regression Analysis on Text-Mining Data Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder from Twitter: A Pilot Study, Chen Mo, Jingjing Yin, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, and Zion Tsz Ho Tse

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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 R. Hansen

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

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The Effects of Stoke’s Drag, Electrostatic Force and Charge on Penetration of Nanoparticles Through N95 Respirators, Jacob Schwartz, Maxim Durach, Aniruddha Mitra, Abbas Rashidi, Glen Sage, and Atin Adhikari

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Adverse Childhood Experiences and Insufficient Sleep: Persistent Association Through Life, Kelly L. Sullivan and Diane Donaly

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Effects of a Changing Earth on Predicting Microbial Dynamics and Human Health Risks in the Beach Water/Sand Continuum, Chelsea Weiskerger, Joao C. S. Brandão, Claire Robinson, Chris Staley, Greg Kleinheinz, Jean-Pierre Nshimyimana, Julie Kinzelman, Meredith Nevers, Michael Sadowsky, Mantha Phanikumar, Richard Whitman, Tom Edge, Alan Piggot, Alexandria Boehm, Asli Aslan, Brian Badgley, Christopher Heaney, Erin Symonds, Helena Solo-Gabriele, Jay Fleisher, Jody Harwood, Kevan Yamahara, Laura Vogel, Maria Luisa Jordao, Lindsay Avolio, Paivi Merilainen, Tarja Pitkanen, Warish Ahmed, Zachery Staley, and James Klaus

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New Applications of Kullback-Leibler Information as a Measure of Diagnostic Accuracy and Its Relation to Common ROC Indices, Jingjing Yin, Hani M. Samawi, Xinyan Zhang, Lili Yu, Haresh Rochani, and Robert L. Vogel

Submissions from 2017

A Pilot Study on Nanoparticle Levels and Field Evaluation of N95 Respirator Masks in Construction Sites, Atin Adhikari, Abbas Rashidi, Jacob Schwartz, Imaobong Ekpo, Alexis Pawlak, Jefferson W. Doehling, Shane Lewis, and Aniruddha Mitra

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World Pneumonia Day 2011-2016: Twitter Contents and Retweets, Md Mohiuddin Adnan, Jingjing Yin, Ashley M. Jackson, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Hai Liang, King-Wa Fu, Nitin Saroha, Benjamin M. Althouse, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Insight into Potential Impact of Serum Levels of β-Carotenoid on Lung and Colorectal Cancer Mortality: An 18-Year Retrospective National Cohort Study, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, Blessing Odion, and Jian Zhang

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis and YouTube: A Content Analysis, Corey H. Basch, Elizabeth Blankenship, Jingjing Yin, Christina C. Yarborough, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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English Language YouTube Videos as a Source of Lead Poisoning and Other Lead-Related Information: A Cross-Sectional Study, Corey H. Basch, Ashley Jackson, Jingjing Yin, Rodney N. Hammond, Atin Adhikari, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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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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TMJ Online: Investigating Temporomandibular Disorders as “TMJ” on YouTube, Corey H. Basch, Jingjing Yin, Aurea J. De Leon, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Information Available on YouTube Related to Tinnitus, Corey H. Basch, Jingjing Yin, Betty Kollia, Adeyemi Adedokun, Stephanie Trusty, Felicia Yeboah, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Contents Affect Retweets: A Cross-Sectional Study of Highly Retweeted Pro-Vaccine Tweets, Elizabeth B. Blankenship, Mary Elizabeth Goff, Jingjing Yin, King-Wa Fu, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Hai Liang, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

Contents Affect Retweets: A Cross-Sectional Study of Highly Retweeted Pro-Vaccine Tweets, Elizabeth B. Blankenship, M. Elizabeth Goff, Jingjing Yin, King-Wa Fu, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Hai Liang, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

Prevalence and Correlates of Anxiety in Rural Populations of Southeast Georgia, R. Bohler, Jennifer O. Ahweyevu, B. Philpot, and Kelly L. Sullivan

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Burning of Scrap Tires, Firewood and Liquefied Petroleum Gas as Fuel Sources for Singeing Meat in Ghana: Chemical Emissions via Smoke and Health Concerns, Alicia Brown, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, Haresh Rochani, and Rachel Barham

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Pet Ownership, Indoor Air Quality. and the Prevalence of Respiratory Conditions: A Cross-Sectional Study in Rural Georgia, Amanda Brown, Javanta Gupta, Errol Spence, and Atin Adhikari

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Residential Exposure to PM2.5 and PM10 in Homes of South-Eastern Georgia, Amanda Brown, Deonte Martin, and Atin Adhikari

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Periodontal Disease and Incident Venous Thromboembolism: The Atherosclerosis Risk in the Community (ARIC) Study, Logan T. Cowan, Jim S. Pankow, Pamela L. Lutsey, Kamakshi Lakshminarayan, and Aaron R. Folsom

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Fish Consumption is Associated with a Decreased Risk of Death among Adults with Diabetes, a 15-Year Follow-Up of a National Cohort, Abraham Deng, Anunay Bhattacharya, Swaha Pattanaik, and Jian Zhang

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Exposure to Nanoparticles Including Submicron Silica Dust in a Construction Site During Concrete Blasting, Imaobong Ekpo, Jefferson W. Doehling, Abbas Rashidi, Aniruddha Mitra, Shane Lewis, Jacob Schwartz, and Atin Adhikari

#GlobalHealth on Twitter: Analysis of Tweets on #Malaria, #HIV, #TB, #NCDS, and #NTDS, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Ashley Jackson, Jennifer Ahweyevu, Jordan H. Grizzle, Jingjing Yin, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Hai Liang, Juliet N. Sekandi, and King-Wa Fu

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#GlobalHealth on Twitter: Analysis of Tweets on #Malaria, #HIV, #TB, #NCDS, and #NTDS, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Ashley M. Jackson, Jennifer O. Ahweyevu, Jordan Grizzle, and Jingjing Yin

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Contents, Followers and Retweets of CDC Office of Advanced Molecular Detection Twitter Profile: A Cross-Sectional Study, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Ashley Jackson, Lindsay Mullican, Elizabeth B. Blankenship, Mary Elizabeth Goff, and Nitin Saroha

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#CDCGrandRounds and #VitalSigns: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Twitter Data, Ashley Jackson, Lindsay Mullican, Jingjing Yin, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Hai Liang, King-Wa Fu, Jennifer O. Ahweyevu, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Exposure to Airborne PM2.5, PM10, and Other Particles in Rural Georgia Farming Operations, Jawon Jones, Deonte Martin, Emmanuela Nwaonumah, and Atin Adhikari

Assessment of Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Depression Among Residents of Southeast Georgia, M. Lawrence, O. Oyibo, E. Enabulele, and Kelly L. Sullivan

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Occupational Exposure to Bacteria, Molds and Particulate Matter in Citrus Greenhouses, Deonte Martin, Jawon Jones, Emmanuela Nwaonumah, and Atin Adhikari

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Identifying Factors Associated With Autism Spectrum Disorder Based on a Comprehensive National Survey, Chen Mo, Kotwoallama Zerbo, Jingjing Yin, and Hani Samawi

#GrandRounds and #VitalSigns: A Twitter Analysis, Lindsay Mullican, Jimmy Jenkins, Ashley M. Jackson, Jingjing Yin, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Hai Liang, King-Wa Fu, Jennifer O. Ahweyevu, and Isaac Fung

Association of Obesity’s and Participation in Preventive Health Activities in Southeast Georgia, K. Nance, L. Cooper, D. Oguoma-Richards, and Kelly L. Sullivan

Association of Education and Physical Activity in Rural Georgia, Olanipekun Ianny Ntukidem, P. Durflinger, Zachariah A. Coles, and Kelly L. Sullivan

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Occupational Exposure to Bacteria and Molds in a South-Eastern Citrus Farm, Emmanuela Nwaonumah, Deonte Martin, Jawon Jones, and Atin Adhikari

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Description of State Laws Governing Administration of Naloxone for Opioid Emergency Treatment, Eniola Olatunji, Julie Reagan, and Yelena N. Tarasenko

Subjective Sleep Quality Among Residents of Southeast Georgia, C. O. Ordiah, Oluwaseun Oguntomole, A. Nikaj, and Kelly L. Sullivan

Association of Socioeconomic Factors and Breast, Cervical and Prostate Cancer Screening in Southeast Georgia, S. Oseghale, B. Okoro, B. Buchanan, and Kelly L. Sullivan

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Health Care Provider Practices around Emergency Contraception: An Analysis of a Nationwide Provider Survey, H. Pamela Pagano, James H. Stephens, Haresh Rochani, Julie Reagan, Lauren Zapata, Maura Whiteman, and Kate Curtis

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Hot Deck Imputation for MixedTyped Datasets using Model Based Clustering, Sarbesh Raj Pandeya and Haresh Rochani

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Efficient Sampling Design for Making Inference on Mean Estimation in Longitudinal Data, Haresh Rochani, Daniel F. Linder, Hani Samawi, and Viral Panchal

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Kernel Density Estimation Based on Progressive Type-II Censoring, Hani Samawi, Amal Helu, Haresh Rochani, Jingjing Yin, and Robert L. Vogel

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A Simpler Approach for Mediation Analysis for Dichotomous Mediators in Logistic Regression, Hani M. Samawi, Jingxian Cai, Daniel F. Linder, Haresh Rochani, and Jingjing Yin

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Notes on the Overlap Measure as an Alternative to the Youden Index: How Are They Related?, Hani M. Samawi, Jingjing Yin, Haresh Rochani, and Viral Panchal

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Twitter Reactions to Global Health News Related to Five Different Countries: A Case Study of #Polio, Braydon J. Schaible, Kassandra R. Snook, Jingjing Yin, Ashley M. Jackson, Jennifer O. Ahweyevu, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Hai Liang, King-Wa Fu, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

Exploring the Importance of Health Journalism in Risk Communication from a One Health Perspective: A Case Study in Nepal, Jessica S. Schwind

Barriers to a Quality Diet: Cultural and Socioeconomic Influences among Residents of Rural Southeast Georgia, M. Smith, Daneisha Hawkins, T. Madandola, and Kelly L. Sullivan

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Sleep Duration and Feeling Rested Are Differentially Associated With Having Children Among Men and Women, Kelly L. Sullivan

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Diagnostic Validity of Static and Dynamic Postural Assessments Within 24-48 Hours Post-Concussion, Brian Szekely, Nicholas G. Murray, Megan E. Mormile, Katelyn E. Grimes, Jingjing Yin, and Doug W. Powell

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Social Determinants of Diabetes and Disease Management in Low and Middle Income Countries: Evidence from the Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health, Allan Tate, Logan T. Cowan, Rachel Ogilvie, Duke Appiah, and Benjamin D. Capistrant

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Confidence Intervals for Differences Between Volumes Under ROC Surfaces and Generalized Youden Indices, Jingjing Yin

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Attributes of Videos Related to Cupping Therapy on YouTube, Jingjing Yin, Corey H. Basch, Md Mohiuddin Adnan, M. Dottington Fullwood, Anthony Menafro, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

Comparing Two Biomarkers for Disease of Three Categories, Jingjing Yin and Christos T. Nakas

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EPI-743 (Alpha-Tocotrienol Quinone) Demonstrates Long-Term Improvement in Neurological Function and Disease Progression in Friedreich’s Ataxia, Theresa A. Zesiewicz, Susan Perlman, Kelly L. Sullivan, Jason Salemi, Yangxin Huang, Charles Isaacs, Matthew Klein, Jessica Shaw, Clifton Gooch, and David Lynch

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The Spike-and-Slab Lasso Cox Model for Survival Prediction and Associated Genes Detection, Xinyan Zhang, Zaixiang Tang, Yueping Shen, and Nengjun Yi

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#PublicHealthChat: An Analysis of a Twitter Health Communication Event, Yuner Zhu, King-Wa Fu, Lindsay Mullican, Ferdous Ahmed, Hai Liang, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Jingjing Yin, Nitin Saroha, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

Submissions from 2016

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Bacterial Exposure and Microbial Activity in Dental Clinics during Cleaning Procedures, Atin Adhikari, Sushma Kurella, Pratik Banerjee, Nabanita Mukherjee, Yamini M. Chandana Gollapudi, and Bushra Shah

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Respiratory Protection Against Airborne Bacteria in Dental Clinics During Cleaning Procedures, Atin Adhikari, Sushma Kurella, Aniruddha Mitra, Brenden Jenkins, Alexander Purdy, William Aslaner, and Christopher Drew