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Submissions from 2021

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On Kernel-based Quantile Estimation Using Different Stratified Sampling Schemes With Optimal Allocation, Abbas Eftekharian and Hani Samawi

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SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario, Canada, December 25, 2019, to December 1, 2020, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Yuen Wai Hung, Sylvia Ofori, Kamalich Muniz-Rodriguez, Po-Ying Lai, and Gerardo Chowell

Assessing Early Heterogeneity in Doubling Times of the Covid-19 Epidemic Across Prefectures in Mainland China, January-February, 2020, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung and Xiaolu Zhou

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Chapter 38 - Sleep, Anxiety, and Depression, Li-Ting Huang and Kelly L. Sullivan

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COVID-19 Pandemic in Brazil: Clinical Manifestation and Effect of Comorbidities on Outcomes of Hospitalized SARI Cases, Mario Keko

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Changes in the Association Between Overweight and Depression Across Three Major Ethnic Groups, Between 2005 – 2018, Arshpreet Malhi, Kelly L. Sullivan, and Jian Zhang

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Time-varying reproduction numbers of COVID-19 in Georgia, USA, March 2-November 20, 2020, Kamalich Muniz-Rodriguez, Gerardo Chowell, Jessica S. Schwind, Randall Ford, Sylvia Ofori, Chigozie Alexandra Ogwara, Margaret R. Davies, Terrence Jacobs, Chi-Ngai Cheung, Logan Cowan, Andrew Hansen, and Isaac Fung

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Community Characteristics and COVID-19 Outcomes: A Study of 159 Counties in Georgia, United States, Tran Ha Nguyen, Gulzar H. Shah, Jessica S. Schwind, and Holly L. Richmond

Publication bias using R and Stata, Hani Samawi

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Post-Test Diagnostic Accuracy Measures of a Continuous Test With a Disease of Ordinal Multistages, Hani Samawi, Jingjing Yin, Haresh Rochani, Chen Mo, and Jing Kersey

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Health Reporting Characteristics among Journalists in Nepal Utilizing a One Health Framework, Jessica S. Schwind, Stephanie A. Norman, Munshi Khaledur Rahman, Holly L. Richmond, Sameer M. Dixit, Rajesh M. Rajbhandari, Sarah K. Wagner, and Dibesh Karmacharya

Submissions from 2020

Introduction to Spatiotemporal Variations of Ambient Air Pollutants and Related Public Health Impacts, Atin Adhikari

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Short-Term Effects of Ambient Ozone, PM2. 5, and Meteorological Factors on COVID-19 Confirmed Cases and Deaths in Queens, New York., Atin Adhikari and Jingjing Yin

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Using Twitter to Track Unplanned School Closures: Georgia Public Schools, Jennifer O. Ahweyevu, Ngozi Pearl Chukwudebe, Brittany Morgan Buchanan, Jingjing Yin, Atin Adhikari, Xiaolu Zhou, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Gerardo Chowell, Martin I. Meltzer, and Isaac Fung

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Weight Misperception and Cigarette Smoking among Healthy Weight Adolescents in the U. S: NHANES 2005–2014, Toyin O. Akomolafe, Andrew Hansen, Amy Hackney, Wei Wang, Daniella R. Thorne Williams Mrs., and Jian Zhang

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Complexities of Coordinating Service-Learning Experiences in Rural Communities, Urkovia Andrews, Yelena Tarasenko, and Kara Holland

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Sources of Microbiological Contamination in Sachet Water From Ghana, Asli Aslan, Haresh Rochani, Oghenekpaobor Oyibo, J. Edward Dotherow, Kendall W. Anderson, Christina J. Beslin, Asheley Chapman, Brittny Thomas, Alicia Brown, Akwasi Ampofo-Yeboah, and Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

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Sewage Monitoring in Rural Communities: A Powerful Strategy for COVID-19 Surveillance, Asli Aslan, Gulzar H. Shah, Vinoth Sittaramane, and Padmini Shankar Ph.D.

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Auspicious Symbols of Rank and Status, Byron Breedlove and Isaac Fung

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Effective Practices and Recommendations for Drive-Through Clinic Points of Dispensing: A Systematic Review, Brian Holt Buck, Logan Cowan, Lisa P. Smith, Emily Duncan, Jodi Bazemore, and Jessica S. Schwind

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The WHO STEPwise Approach to Surveillance; Fact sheet on tobacco and electronic cigarette use, cessation, and secondhand smoke in Ukraine, 2019, Angela Ciobanu, Ivo Rakovac, and Yelena N. Tarasenko

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Triggering of cardiovascular disease by infection type: The atherosclerosis risk in communities study (ARIC), Logan Cowan, Brian Buck, Jessica S. Schwind, Pamela L. Lutsey, James S. Pankow, Kunihiro Matsushita, and Kamakshi Lakshminarayan

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Endodontic therapy and incident cardiovascular disease: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study, Logan Cowan, Kamakshi Lakshminarayan, Pamela L. Lutsey, James Beck, Steven Offenbacher, and James S. Pankow

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A Call for Consistency in the Official Naming of the Disease Caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 in Non-English Languages, Lu Dong, Zhe Li, and Isaac Fung

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Fleas (Siphonaptera) Parasitizing Peridomestic and Indigenous Mammals in Panamá and Screening of Selected Fleas for Vector-Borne Bacterial Pathogens, Lance A. Durden, Sergio Bermúdez, Géminis A . Vargas, Boris E. Sanjur, Laura Gillen, Lisa D. Brown, Stephen E. Greiman, and Marina Eremeeva

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Detection of Rickettsia asembonensis in Fleas (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae, Ceratophyllidae) Collected in Five Counties in Georgia, United States, Marina Eremeeva; Danielle Capps; Cynthia Logan McBride; Amanda J. Williams-Newkirk; Gregory A. Dasch; Johanna S. Salzer; Lorenza Beati; and Lance A, Durden

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Molecular typing of Rickettsia akari, Marina E. Eremeeva

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Rickettsialpox – a Rare but Not Extinct Disease: a Review of the Literature and New Directions, Marina Eremeeva and Kamalich Muniz-Rodriguez

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SARS-CoV-2 Viral and Serological Testing When College Campuses Reopen: Some Practical Considerations, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Chi-Ngai Cheung, and Andreas Handel

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Trends in US Adults With Overweight and Obesity Reporting Being Notified by Doctors About Body Weight Status, 1999–2016, Andrew Hansen, Christopher Rustin, Samuel T. Opoku, Gauri Shevatekar, Jeffery A. Jones, and Jian Zhang

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Kernel density estimation based on progressive type-II censoring, Amal Helu, Hani Samawi, Haresh Rochani, Jingjing Yin, and Robert Vogel

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Epidemiology of Cancers in Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM): A Protocol for Umbrella Review of Systematic Reviews, Manoj Kumar Honaryar, Yelena Tarasenko, Maribel Almonte, and Vitaly Smelov

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Incident Hospitalization with Major Cardiovascular Diseases and Subsequent Risk of ESKD: Implications for Cardiorenal Syndrome, Junichi Ishigami, Logan Cowan, Ryan T. Demmer, Morgan E. Grams, Pamela L. Lutsey, Juan-Jesus Carrero, Josef Coresh, and Kunihiro Matsushita

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

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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, Xiaolu Zhou, Dharamendra Kumar, and Isaac Fung

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Evaluating the importation of yellow fever cases into China in 2016 and strategies used to prevent and control the spread of the disease, Chao Li, Dan Li, Shirley JoAnn Smart, Lei Zhou, Peng Yang, Jianming Ou, Yi He, Ruiqi Ren, Tao Ma, Nijuan Xiang, Haitian Sui, Yali Wang, Jian Zhao, Chaonan Wang, Yeping Wang, Daxin Ni, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Dexin Li, Yangmu Huang, and Qun Li

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Hypertension and Diabetes Synergistically Strengthen the Association with Cataracts among Chinese: Implications for Clinical Practice and Public Health Policy, Jin-Jin Li, Mo-Dong Li, Jie Li, Xiao Yang, Dan Xia, Yu Li, Wei Wang, Fei Yan, and Jian Zhang

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Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: An Adaptive Hybrid Design for Clinical Development in Rare Diseases, Qing Liu and Karl E. Peace

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Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: A Two-Stage Adaptive Design for Clinical Trials in Patients with COVID-19 High Risks, Qing Liu and Karl E. Peace

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Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: A Two-Stage Adaptive Design for Clinical Trials with Chronic Conditions, Qing Liu and Karl E. Peace

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Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: Background, Qing Liu and Karl E. Peace

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Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: Blinded Data Review for Adaptive Estimands, Qing Liu and Karl E. Peace

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Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: Blinded Data Review for Adaptive Estimands (Part I), Qing Liu and Karl E. Peace

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Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: Blinded Data Review for Adaptive Estimands (Part II), Qing Liu and Karl E. Peace

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Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: Blinded Data Review for Adaptive Estimands (Part III), Qing Liu and Karl E. Peace

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Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: Confirmatory Adaptive Platform Trial (CAPT) Design for COVID-19 Treatment, Qing Liu and Karl E. Peace

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Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: Confirmatory Adaptive Platform Trial (CAPT) Design for COVID-19 Treatment (Part I), Qing Liu and Karl E. Peace

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Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: Confirmatory Adaptive Platform Trial (CAPT) Design for COVID-19 Treatment (Part II), Qing Liu and Karl E. Peace

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Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: Confirmatory Adaptive Platform Trial (CAPT) Design for COVID-19 Treatment (Part III), Qing Liu and Karl E. Peace

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Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: Impacts on Minimization Randomization and Mitigations, Qing Liu and Karl E. Peace

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Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: Impacts on Permuted Block Randomization and Mitigations, Qing Liu and Karl E. Peace

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Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: Independent DMC for Blinded Data Monitoring and Analysis, Qing Liu and Karl E. Peace

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Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: Integrated Analysis of Efficacy (IAE) with Adaptive Estimands, Qing Liu and Karl E. Peace

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Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: Interim Analysis with Adaptive Estimands Based, Qing Liu and Karl E. Peace

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Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: Natural History Controls for Survival Analysis, Qing Liu and Karl E. Peace

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Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: Natural History Controls for Survival Analysis (Part I), Qing Liu and Karl E. Peace

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Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: Natural History Controls for Survival Analysis (Part II), Qing Liu and Karl E. Peace

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Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: Natural History Controls for Survival Analysis (Part III), Qing Liu and Karl E. Peace

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Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: Steps for Mitigation, Qing Liu and Karl E. Peace

Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: Unplanned Changes in Estimands with Two-Stage Adaptive Designs, Qing Liu and Karl E. Peace

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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, Thomas Eissenberg, Yelena Tarasenko, Danielle Smith, and David Ashley

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Letter to the Editor: Broader trauma: Considerations for COVID-19 psychosocial interventions in Hong Kong, Adriana S. Miu, Chi-Ngai Cheung, Kitty K.Y. Tsang, Benedict S.B. Chan, Lap-Tak Poon, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Doubling Time of the COVID-19 Epidemic by Province, China, Kamalich Muniz-Rodriguez, Gerardo Chowell, Chi-Hin Cheung, Dongyu Jia, Po-Ying Lai, Yiseul Lee, Manyun Liu, Sylvia Ofori, Kimberlyn M. Roosa, Lone Simonsen, Cecile Viboud, and Isaac Fung

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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Transmission Potential, Iran, 2020, Kamalich Muniz-Rodriguez, Isaac Fung, Shayesteh R. Ferdosi, Sylvia Ofori, Yiseul Lee, Amna Tariq, and Gerardo Chowell

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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 K. Ofori, Lauren C. Bayliss, Jessica S. Schwind, Kadiatou Diallo, Manyun Liu, Jingjing Yin, Gerardo Chowell, and Isaac Fung

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Kernel-based estimation of P(X < Y) when X and Y are dependent random variables based on progressive type II censoring, Rola Musleh, Amal Helu, and Hani Samawi

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

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Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: Accurate COVID-19 Testing in Clinical Trials, Stephan Ogenstad, Qing Liu, and Karl E. Peace

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The Use of Penalized Regression Analysis to Identify County-Level Demographic and Socioeconomic Variables Predictive of Increased COVID-19 Cumulative Case Rates in the State of Georgia, Holly L. Richmond, Joana Tome, Haresh Rochani, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Gulzar H. Shah, and Jessica S. Schwind

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

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Applications of Kullback-Leibler Information as a Measure of Diagnostic Accuracy, Hani Samawi, Jingjing Yin, Xinyan Zhang, Lili Yu, Haresh Rochani, Robert Vogel, and Chen Mo

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Further Improving the Performance of Logistic Regression Analysis Using Double Extreme Ranking, Hani Samawi, Xinyan Zhang, and Haresh Rochani

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Gaps in Public Health Workers' Awareness of Emerging Public Health Trends, Gulzar H. Shah, Kyle Bogaert, Jingjing Yin, Elizabeth Gould, and JP Leider

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Informatics and the Covid-19 Crisis: the Role of Information Systems and Clinical Trials Databases, Gulzar H. Shah and Karl E. Peace

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The Detrimental Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health, Gulzar H. Shah, Padmini Shankar, Jessica S. Schwind, and Vinoth Sittaramane

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Association Between Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy and Offspring Overweight in U.S.-Born Children, Shirley JoAnn Smart, Aurela Nikaj, Lili Yu, Hongxia Li, Fei Yan, and Jian Zhang

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Statistical Considerations for Clinical Trials During COVID-19: Phase 1 Cancer Trials, Michael T. Tirgan, Qing Liu, and Karl E. Peace

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Red Blood Cell Folate and Cardiovascular Deaths Among Hypertensive Adults, an 18-year Follow-up of a National Cohort, Felix Twum, Neil Morte, Yudan Wei, Stanley Nkemjika, Fengqi Liu, and Jian Zhang

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Interpolation Method to Estimate the Asymptotic Variance-covariance Matrix in EM Algorithm, Lili Yu, Ding-Geng Chen, and Jun Liu

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Regression Multiple Imputation for Missing Data Analysis, Lili Yu, Liang Liu, and Karl E. Peace

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Efficient Estimation of Cumulative Distribution Function Using Moving Extreme Ranked Set Sampling With Application to Reliability, Ehsan Zamanzade, M. Mahdizadeh, and Hani Samawi

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Occurrence of a Human-associated Microbial Source Tracking Marker and Its Relationship With Faecal Indicator Bacteria in an Urban Estuary, Sibel Zeki, Asli Aslan, Selmin Burak, and J.B. Rose

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Limited Early Warnings and Public Attention to Coronavirus Disease 2019 in China, January–February, 2020: A Longitudinal Cohort of Randomly Sampled Weibo Users, Yuner Zhu, King-Wa Fu, Karen A. Grépin, Hai Liang, and Isaac Fung

Submissions from 2019

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Pet ownership and the risk of dying from lung cancer, findings from an 18 year follow-up of a US national cohort, Atin Adhikari, Naduparambil Jacob, Andrew R. Hansen, Yudan Wei, Kassandra Snook, Fengqi Liu, and Jian Zhang

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Pet Ownership and the Risk of Dying From Lung Cancer, Findings From an 18 Year Follow-up of a US National Cohort, Atin Adhikari, Naduparambil Jacob, Andrew Hansen, Yudan Wei, Kassandra R. Snook, Fengqi Liu, and Jian Zhang

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Association between pet ownership and the risk of dying from colorectal cancer: an 18-year follow-up of a national cohort, Atin Adhikari, Yudan Wei, Naduparambil Jacob, Andrew R. Hansen, Kassandra Snook, Chad Burleson, and Jian Zhang

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Association Between Pet Ownership and the Risk of Dying From Colorectal Cancer: An 18-year Follow-up of a National Cohort, Atin Adhikari, Yudan Wei, Naduparambil Jacob, Andrew Hansen, Kassandra R. Snook, Chad E. Burleson, and Jian Zhang

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Pilot survey of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) from southeastern Georgia, USA for Wolbachia and Rickettsia felis (Rickettsiales: Rickettsiaceae), Matthew Anderson, R. Christopher Rustin, and Marina Eremeeva

Temporal distribution of opportunistic pathogens in household systems in Evans County, Asli Aslan, J. Edward Dotherow, and Robert Vogel

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Pet Ownership and Risk of Dying From Cancer: Observation From a Nationally Representative Cohort, Brian Buck, Kamalich Muniz-Rodriguez, Sarah Jillson, Li-Ting Huang, Atin Adhikari, Naduparambil Jacob, Yudan Wei, and Jian Zhang

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Pet ownership and risk of dying from cancer: observation from a nationally representative cohort, Brian Buck, Kamalich Muniz-Rodriguez, Sarah Jillson, Li-Ting Huang, Atin Adhikari, Naduparambil Jacob, Yudan Wei, and Jian Zhang

Cancer Control in Ukraine: Country visit report and recommendations, Marilys Corbex, Catherine Lam, Vitaly Smelov, Rolando Camacho, and Yelena Tarasenko

Cervical cancer control in Uzbekistan: Country visit report and recommendations, Marilys Corbex, Jos Luttjeboer, Vitaly Smelov, Yelena Tarasenko, Rimma Velikanova, and Karene Hoi Ting Yeung

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Trajectories of Engagement in Leisure-time Physical Activity and Risk of Incident Ischemic Stroke: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, Logan Cowan, Yelena Tarasenko, Kelly Evenson, Priya Palta, and Kamakshi Lakshminarayan

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VOC and particle concentrations in new and old model automobiles, J. Edward Dotherow, Deonte Martin, and Atin Adhikari

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Land Use and Environmental Variables Influence Tetracycline-Resistant Bacteria Occurrence in Southeastern Coastal Plain Streams, Jason A. Duff, Asli Aslan, and Risa A. Cohen

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Adopting YouTube to Promote Health: Analysis of State Health Departments, Carmen H. Duke, Jingjing Yin, Xinyan Zhang, Elizabeth Blankenship, Sewuese Akuse, Gulzar H. Shah, Chung-Hong Chan, King-Wa Fu, Zion Tsz-Ho Tse, and Isaac Fung

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Molecular Survey for Pathogens and Markers of Permethrin Resistance in Human Head Lice (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) from Madagascar, Marina E. Eremeeva; Shamta Warang; Matthew Anderson; Danielle Capps; Sarah Zohdy; and Lance A, Durden

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Public Health Implications of Image-Based Social Media: A Systematic Review of Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Flickr, Isaac Fung, Elizabeth Blankenship, Jennifer O. Ahweyevu, Lacey K. Cooper, Carmen H. Duke, Stacy Carswell, Ashley M. Jackson, Jimmy C. Jenkins III, Emily A. Duncan, Hai Liang, King-Wa Fu, and Zion Tsz Ho Tse

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Pedagogical Demonstration of Twitter Data Analysis: A Case Study of World AIDS Day, 2014, Isaac Fung, Jingjing Yin, Keisha D. Pressley, Carmen Duke, Chen Mo, Hai Liang, King-Wa Fu, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, and Su-I Hou