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Submissions from 2017

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Association Between Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Sleep Quantity in Pregnant Women, Carmen H. Duke, Jazmin A. Williamson, Kassandra R. Snook, Kathryn C. Finch, and Kelly Sullivan

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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, Mary 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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#GlobalHealth Twitter Conversations on #Malaria, #HIV, #TB, #NCDS, and #NTDS: A Cross-Sectional Analysis, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Ashley M. 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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Twitter and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, South Korea, 2015: A Multi-lingual Study, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Jing Zeng, Chung-Hong Chan, Hai Lung, Jingjing Yin, Zhaochong Liu, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, and King-Wa Fu

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On Marginal Distributions Under Progressive Type II Censoring: Similarity/Dissimilarity Properties, Amal Helu and Hani Samawi

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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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Dose-Dependent Immunomodulating Effects of Endotoxin in Allergic Airway Inflammation, Sudhir Kumar 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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Healthcare Seeking Behaviour Among Chinese Elderly, Hui Lu, Wei Wang, Ling Xi, Zhenhong Li, Yan Ding, Jian Zhang, and Fei Yan

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. Durfinger, Zachariah A. Coles, and Kelly L. Sullivan

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Number Needed to Treat in Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trials, Macaulay Okwuokenye, Annie Zhang, Amy Pace, and Karl E. Peace

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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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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Body Weight Misconception and Maintenance Among Female African American College Students, Amy Jo Riggs, Bridget F. Melton, Lauren E. Bigham, and Jian Zhang

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Markov Chain Monte-Carlo Methods for Missing Data Under Ignorability Assumptions, Haresh Rochani and Daniel F. Linder

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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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Georgia’s Collaborative Approach to Expanding Mosquito Surveillance in Response to Zika Virus: A Case Study, R. Christopher Rustin, Deonte Martin, Varadan Sevilimedu, Sarbesh Pandeya, Haresh Rochani, and Rosmarie Kelly

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

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

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

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Online Surveillance of Media Health Event Reporting in Nepal: Digital Disease Detection From a One Health Perspective, Jessica S. Schwind, Stephanie A. Norman, Dibesh Karmacharya, David J. Wolking, Sameer M. Dixit, Rajesh M. Rajbhandari, Sumiko R. Mekaru, and John S. Brownstein

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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Relationship Between Balance Deficits and Gait Variability in Adults with Friedreich’s Ataxia, Jeannie Stephenson, Seok Hun Kim, Clifton Gooch, Kelly Sullivan, Israt Jahan, and Theresa Zesiewicz

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

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Using the ROC Curve to Measure Association and Evaluate Prediction Accuracy for a Binary Outcome, Jingjing Yin and Robert L. Vogel

Report from the office of International Chinese Statistical Association, Lili Yu

Report from the office of International Chinese Statistical Association, Lili Yu

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

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

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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, Yangxin Huang, Jason L. Salemi, Matthew Klein, Charles Isaacs, Clifton Gooch, Jessica Shaw, and David Lynch

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Quality Improvement in Neurology: Essential Tremor Quality Measurement Set, Theresa A. Zesiewicz, Kelly Sullivan, Marcus Ponce de Leon, Amy Bennett, and Anna D. Hohler

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Longitudinal Gait and Balance Decline in Friedreich’s Ataxia: A Pilot Study, Theresa Zesiewicz, Jeannie Stephenson, Seok Hun Kim, Kelly Sullivan, Israt Jahan, Yangxin Huang, Jason Salemi, Lynn Wecker, Jessica D. Shaw, and Clifton Gooch

Submissions from 2016

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Exposure to Microorganisms and Aeroallergens among Greenhouse Workers Worldwide and Associated Respiratory Diseases, Atin Adhikari

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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-Up 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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Widely Viewed English Language YouTube Videos Relating to Diabetic Retinopathy: A Cross-Sectional Study, Corey H. Basch, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Alyssa Berdnick, and Charles E. Bacsh

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Results From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Predict the 2013–2014 Influenza Season Challenge, Matthew Biggerstaff, David Alper, Mark Dredze, Spencer Fox, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Kyle S. Hickmann, Brian Lewis, Roni Rosenfeld, Jeffrey Shaman, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Poala Velardi, Alessandro Vespignani, and Lyn Finelli

Influence of Social Media on the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Southeast Georgia, Elizabeth Blankenship, Mary Goff, Jimmy C. Jenkins, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, and Kelly L. Sullivan

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

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Impact of a Prevention Bundle on Clostridium difficile Infection Rate in a Hospital in Southeastern US, Bionca M. Davis, Jingjing Yin, Doug Blomberg, and Isaac Fung

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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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How People React to Zika Virus Outbreaks on Twitter? A Computational Content Analysis, King-Wa Fu, Hai Liang, Nitin Saroha, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Patrick Ip, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Vaccine Safety and Social Media in China, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Chi-Ngai Cheung, King-Wa Fu, Patrick Ip, and Zion Tsz Ho Tse

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Ebola Virus Disease and Social Media: A Systematic Review, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Carmen H. Duke, Kathryn C. Finch, Kassandra Renee Snook, Pei-Ling Tseng, Ana Cristina Hernandez, Manoj Gambhir, King-Wa Fu, and Zion Tsz Ho Tse

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Social Media’s Initial Reaction to Information and Misinformation on Ebola, August 2014: Facts and Rumors, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, King-Wa Fu, Chung-Hong Chan, Benedict S. B. Chan, Chi-Ngai Cheung, Thomas Abraham, and Zion Tsz Ho Tse

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

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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

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Prevalence and Patterns in the Southeastern United States, Ashley M. Jackson, Lindsay Mullican, Jordan H. Grizzle, and Kelly Sullivan

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

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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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Modeling in Real Time During the Ebola Response, Martin I. Meltzer, Scott Santibanez, Leah S. Fischer, Toby L. Merlin, Bishwa B. Adhikari, Charisma Y. Atkins, Caresse Campbell, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Manoj Gambhir, Thomas Gift, Bradford Greening, Weidong Gu, Evin U. Jacobson, Emily B. Kahn, Cristina Carias, Lina Nerlander, Gabriel Rainisch, Manjunath Shankar, Karen Wong, and Michael L. Washington

Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in People with Heart Disease in Southeast/Rural Georgia, Chimuanya Okoli, Sewuese Akuse, Sydney E. Carswell, and Kelly Sullivan

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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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State Return-to-Learn Youth Sports Concussion Laws, Julie Reagan, Nicholas G. Murray, Kelly L. Sullivan, Allison Drew, Patrick Chang, and Brandon Wilcher

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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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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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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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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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Gender-based Differences in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene-related Diarrheal Disease and Helminthic Infections: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, Varadan Sevilimedu, Keisha D. Pressley, Kassandra R. Snook, Jamesa V. Hogges, Maria D. Politis, Jessica K. Sexton, Carmen H. Duke, Blake A. Smith, Lena C. Swander, Kelly K. Baker, Manoj Ganbhir, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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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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Assessment of Balance in Adults with Friedreich’s Ataxia, Jeannie Stephenson, Seok Hun Kim, Clifton Gooch, Kelly Sullivan, Israt Jahan, and Theresa Zesiewicz

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Sleep Deficiency is Associated with Lack of Exercise and Higher BMI Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Kelly Sullivan

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EPI-743 for Freidreich’s Ataxia Point Mutations, Kelly Sullivan, Mary Freeman, Jessica D. Shaw, Clifton Gooch, Yangxin Huang, Matthew Klein, Guy Miller, and Theresa Zesiewicz

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Predictors of Having HPV Vaccination Among Young Adults: A BRFSS 2014 Study, Kelly L. Sullivan

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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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Futuristic First Responders, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Sierra Hovet, Chi-Ngai Cheung, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Global Implications of China's Healthcare Reform, Fei Yan, Shenglan Tang, and Jian Zhang

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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 Nonparametric Estimation of the Optimal Diagnostic Cut-off Point Associated With the Youden Index Under Different Sampling Schemes, Jingjing Yin, Hani Samawi, and Daniel Linder

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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

Report from the office of International Chinese Statistical Association, Lili Yu

Report from the office of International Chinese Statistical Association, Lili Yu

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EPI-743 Improves Motor Function and CNS Biomarkers in PD: Results From a Phase 2A Pilot Trial, Theresa A. Zesiewicz, Kevin Allison, Israt Jahan, Jessica A. Shaw, F. Murtagh, Tracy Jones, Clifton Gooch, Jason L. Salemi, Matthew Klein, Guy Miller, and Kelly L. Sullivan

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Improves Motor Function and CNS Biomarkers in PD: Results From a Phase 2A Pilot Trial, Theresa Zesiewicz, K. Allison, Israt Jahan, J. D. Shaw, F. Murtagh, T. Jones, C. Gooch, J. Salemi, M. Klein, G. Miller, and Kelly Sullivan

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Proper Awareness, but Wrong Action, What Is Missing?, Jian Zhang, Andrew R. Hansen, and Haresh Rochani

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YinYang Bipolar Dynamic Organizational Modeling for Equilibrium-Based Decision Analysis: Logical Transformation of an Indigenous Philosophy to a Global Science, Wen-Ran Zhang, Karl E. Peace, and Hyo-Joo Han

Submissions from 2015

Serum Levels of Vitamin A and its Precursors and Colorectal Cancer Fatality: An 18-yr Follow-Up Study of a National Cohort, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, Titilope Ogunleke, Chimuanya Okoli, and Jian Zhang

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

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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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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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Challenges Posed by Tick-borne Rickettsiae: Eco- Epidemiology and Public Health Implications, Marina E. Eremeeva and Gregory A. Dasch

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Alcohol Abuse – A Major Problem on College Campuses, R. Gregory Evans