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Submissions from 2018

Children Exposed to Secondhand Smoke, E. Abioro, A. Hanna, L. Gladkova, and Sara S. Plaspohl

Evidence-Based Behavioral and Social Factors of Colorectal Cancer Screening in African American Men, Ages 50 and Older, L. Beal and Sara S. Plaspohl


PRECEED-PROCEED Model for HIV Reduction in High School Students in the Hopi Tribe, Emily Bressler and Nandi A. Marshall


Fall Prevention in the Elderly, Ernest Chisholm, Tahpenes Bradley, and Nandi A. Marshall

Interventions Aimed at Increasing Vegetable Consumption for Adults and Adolescents: An Evidence-Based Review, C. Cook, J. Crumley, and Sara S. Plaspohl


Program Planning and Evaluation of How Food Insecurities Affect Children During the Summer Months, Bresa Diase, Megan Hudson, and Nandi A. Marshall

Preventive Measures Among Obese Children and Adolescents: Comparison of Interventions, T. Dorsey and Sara S. Plaspohl

Benefits of Resistance Training in Undergraduate Males, Tevin Duncan, Nandi A. Marshall, and Sara S. Plaspohl

Mediterranean Diet in the Prevention of Breast Cancer, A. Hanna and Sara S. Plaspohl


Chronic Pain Management Program for Beaufort County Active Duty Military: An Application of the PRECEDE-PROCEED Program-Planning Model, Victoria Hearn and Nandi A. Marshall


“Grind Well”: Improving Quality of Life Outcomes Among Black Males, Stephanie Hooper, Dwayne Lofton, and Nandi A. Marshall


Tobacco Policies at Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Festivals: 100 Most Populous Cities, USA, 2017, Joseph Lee, Jasmine Spivey, and Stacy W. Smallwood

Jekyll Island Partnership for Planning: Leveraging Resources to Create Community Programs, Nandi A. Marshall and LeKara Simmons


The Forest Hill High School Project, Elisabeth McConico and Nandi A. Marshall


Eating Better for African American Young Males, Mande'-kan Mendes and Nandi A. Marshall

Socioeconomic Status & Hesitancy: Barriers to Infant Vaccination in the United States, Jacquelyn Mesenbrink, D. Howlett, and Sara S. Plaspohl


Access to Care for Military Families, Lakeysha Mutcherson and Nandi A. Marshall


Optimizing Rural Health Service Delivery: Examining Health Provider Self-care and Intersectionality of Gender, Poverty and HIV Status, Fayth M. Parks, Stacy Smallwood, and Cherie Mitchell

Analysis of Ambient Air Pollution Monitoring and the Effects on Urban Population: A Systematic Literature Review, M. Peterson, B. Newsome, and Sara S. Plaspohl

Gender Identity and the Outside Influence of Gender Roles and Stereotypes, Sara S. Plaspohl

Sharing the Wealth: Using the GTF Experience to Mentor Faculty Peers, Sara S. Plaspohl

Case Study: Student-Led Initiative for Development of Public Health Leadership Skills Among College Students, Sara S. Plaspohl, Nandi A. Marshall, Po'Teea Morris-Hunter, and Vanessa Manning

Collaboration Between Public Health and Planning Professionals to Improve Quality of Life for Georgia Communities: Planners4Health, Sara S. Plaspohl, Whitney Shepherd, and Randy McCall


Planners4Health: Interdisciplinary Partnership Opportunities Between Public Health and Planning Professionals in Georgia to Promote Healthy Communities, Sara S. Plaspohl, Whitney Shepherd, and Randy McCall

Role Models: Understanding the Influence of Black Female Students on Other’s Health, I. Reid, K. Felder, A. Rodney, A. Griffin, K. Watson, Krista D. Mincey, Tyra Gross, and Nandi A. Marshall

Grown Woman: Understanding What Influences Health Behaviors in Black Female Students at a HBCU, A. Rodney, Krista D. Mincey, Tyra Gross, Nandi A. Marshall, K. Felder, A. Griffin, I. Reid, and K. Watson


Proposed Program: Comprehensive Sexual Health Education for Public School Students in Chatham County, Georgia Aged 12-19 Years Old, Akeya Sanders and Nandi A. Marshall

Barriers to Vaccination in Children 19 to 35 in the United States, A. Scurry, E. Smarr-Allen, and Sara S. Plaspohl

Health Disparities Among Black MSM and HIV/AIDS, Kimberly Thomas, J. Finney, and Sara S. Plaspohl


Mental Health Issues in Elderly Ages 60 and Over, Grant Voyles, Khatiga Nasir, and Nandi A. Marshall

The Association Between Bullying and Suicide Among Adolescents, S. Williams, K. Rouser, and Sara S. Plaspohl

Poverty: The Hopeless Effect on High School Graduation Rates, L. Young and Sara S. Plaspohl

Submissions from 2017

Hepatitis C Virus in the Countries of the Middle East and North Africa: Level of Awareness and Prevention, D. Ahmed, Sara S. Plaspohl, and M. Kiawu


Use of Mobile Health in Prenatal and Postnatal Care - A Systematic Review, Toyin O. Akomolafe, Swaha Pattanaik, and Andrew R. Hansen

Evidence-Based Review of Adult Obesity: Long Work Hours and Sleep Deprivation, T. Bradley, T. Taylor, and Sara S. Plaspohl

Evidence-Based Review to Explore Possible Correlation Between Mass Shooting and Mental Illness, E. Bressler, E. Chisholm, and Sara S. Plaspohl

Project PrEP: A Community Health Education Initiative, Julia Cooper, Stacy W. Smallwood, Anne O. Odusanya, Abraham N. Johnson, and Javier Gallard


A Tailored Educational Program to Improve Cancer Clinical Trial Participation among African Americans and Latinos, Jennifer Cunningham-Erves, Claudia Barajas, Tilicia L. Mayo-Gamble, Caree R. McAfee, Pamela Hull, Maureen Sanderson, Juan Canedo, Katina Beard, and Consuelo H. Wilkins

Moving Beyond Tradition: Concerns about Child Well-Being Outweigh the Notions of Trust and Race in Parental Decision-Making of Child Participation in Clinical Trials, Jennifer Cunningham-Erves, Tilicia L. Mayo-Gamble, and Consuelo H. Wilkins

Obesity Means Having Too Much Body Fat…or Money?, T. Duncan and Sara S. Plaspohl


Engaging Community Stakeholders to Inform Healthful City Redevelopment and Land Use, Andrew R. Hansen, Irina Melnic, Valamar Reagon, Melissa Hester, and Levi Ross

Evidence-Based Review to Support More Rigorious Nationwide School Vaccination Mandates, V. Hearn, S. Wagener, and Sara S. Plaspohl


Who’s Reading Food Labels? Tracking Nutrition Label Usage Across Major Races/Ethnicities in the U.S., NHANES 2007-2010, Melissa Hester, Denisha Allicock, Andrew R. Hansen, and Jian Zhang


Incongruent Trends in Parents Being Notified of Their Child’s Overweight/Obesity Status: Parent Reports, NHANES 1999–2014, Melissa Hester, Andrew R. Hansen, Amy A. Hackney, Dziyana Nazaruk, Dustin T. Duncan, and Jian Zhang

Adolescent Suicide and Cyberbullying, S. Hooper, M. Mendes, and Sara S. Plaspohl

Evidence-Based Review of Factors that Influence Vegetable Intake for U.S. Children and Adults, Megan Hudson, Bresa Daise, and Sara S. Plaspohl

Stressors and Pre-Term Births, E. Jordan and Sara S. Plaspohl


Best-Practice Strategies for Engaging Community Stakeholders and Patients as Partners in Research, Tilicia L. Mayo-Gamble and Velma McBride Murry

Community Health Ambassadors: A Novel Strategy for Engaging Patients with Sickle Cell Disease, Tilicia L. Mayo-Gamble, Velma McBride Murry, and Michael R. DeBaun


Establishment of the Tennessee-Sickle Cell Disease Network as a Mechanism for Engaging a Rare Disease Population in Patient Centered Outcomes Research, Tilicia L. Mayo-Gamble, Velma McBride Murry, and Michael R. DeBaun

Leveraging Partnerships, Tilicia L. Mayo-Gamble, Velma McBride Murry, and Michael R. DeBaun

“I Really Don’t Have No Understanding About It”: An Insider Perspective from Patients with Sickle Cell Trait, Tilicia L. Mayo-Gamble, David G. Schlundt, and Velma McBride Murry

Evidence-Based Review for Research on Childhood/Adolescent Obesity, L. Mutcherson, E. McConico, and Sara S. Plaspohl

Disparities Faced by Minority Women in the U.S. While Obtaining Services for Sexual Health, K. Nasir and Sara S. Plaspohl


Understanding Obesity and Self-Esteem: What Your Weight in Middle School Says About You Now, Etinosa Oghogho and Helen W. Bland

Assessing the Feasibility of Capturing Treatment Information Needs Using an Electronic Question Prompt List: A Pilot Study of Localized Prostate Cancer Survivors, Sarbesh Pandeya, Abraham Deng, Jarrett Johnson, Andrew R. Hansen, and Levi Ross


Developing and Implementing an Emergency Preparedness Course for Masters of Public Health (MPH) Program Core Curriculum to Promote Workforce Development, Sara S. Plaspohl


Peer to Peer Education: Conduct of College Campus Health Fair, Sara S. Plaspohl

One in Five: A Latino HIV Seminar, Sara S. Plaspohl, M. Carpenter, and B. Youngberg


Student-Led Planning and Implementation of Peer Education: Campus Health Promotion Fair, Sara S. Plaspohl, Nandi A. Marshall, TimMarie Williams, McKinley Thomas, and Dziyana Nazaruk


Student-Led Planning and Implementation of Peer Education: Campus Health Promotion Fair, Sara S. Plaspohl, Nandi A. Marshall, TimMarie Williams, McKinley Thomas, and Dziyana Nazaruk


Case Study: Student-Led Initiative for Development of Public Health Leadership Skills Among College Students, Sara S. Plaspohl, Po'Teea Morris-Hunter, Vanessa Manning, Nandi A. Marshall, Lissette Badillo, and Victoria Baldwin

Emerging Adulthood and Homicide, A. Plotner, P. Patel, and Sara S. Plaspohl


Assessing the Feasibility of the Employer as a Health Advisor for Obesity Prevention, Siddhartha Roy, Andrew R. Hansen, Levi Ross, and Rebecca Larson

Barriers to Accessing Reproductive Health Services for Sexually Active Women Ages 15-44, A. Sanders and Sara S. Plaspohl


HIV Prevention among MSM of Color in Rural Areas, Stacy W. Smallwood


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Older Adults, Stacy W. Smallwood

Seeing the Invisible: Religion, Spirituality, and Sexual Health among African American MSM, Stacy W. Smallwood

Health Inequities at the Intersection of Race, Place, and LGBT Identity, Stacy W. Smallwood and S. Melinda Spencer


Campus Health Promotion Planning Using the National College Health Assessment (NCHA): Is There Value Added When Assessing Readiness to Change?, James Thomas, Andrew R. Hansen, Stacy W. Smallwood, and Levi Ross


Blending Pedagogical Approaches in Public Health Education: The A.D.O.P.T. Model, McKinley Thomas, Lesley Clack, and Sara S. Plaspohl

HIV Prevention and Testing Strategies Among Racial Minorities: A Literature Review, B. Youngberg and Sara S. Plaspohl

Submissions from 2016

Impacts of Obesity in Pregnancy: Lifestyle Intervention to Improve Outcomes, D. Ahmed and Sara S. Plaspohl

Psychometric Testing of the Childhood Obesity Perceptions (COP) Survey for Program Planners and Evaluators, Dayna S. Alexander, Moya L. Alfonso, and Chunhua Cao


Exploring Risk and Protective Factors for Alcohol and Tobacco Use Among Youth: An Innovative Approach, Moya L. Alfonso

Formative Evaluations Approaches to Identifying Target Segment, Moya L. Alfonso

Service Learning and Habitat for Humanity: The Downtown Statesboro, GA Redevelopment Project, Moya L. Alfonso


Results from an Educational Needs Assessment Conducted in a Former Slave Community: Implications for Public Health Policy, Moya L. Alfonso and Shannon Hardy

The Service Learning Faculty/Facilitator Relationship: Tips for a Successful Relationship, Moya L. Alfonso, Linda G. Mullen, and Wendy Denton


Measuring Community Capacity and Coalition Functioning: A Review and Case Study of a Violence Prevention Program, Moya L. Alfonso and Sherri Reynolds


Addressing Violence in Our Schools: Approaches to Program Development and Evaluation, Moya L. Alfonso, Sherri Reynolds, Paul Sutton, and Hannah Covel

Evidence-Based Review of Contradictory Diet and Physical Health Attributes Among Low-Income Hispanic Children, L. Badillo and Sara S. Plaspohl

Service-Learning for Georgia Southern's Public Health Students, Blair E. Baker and Moya L. Alfonso

Evidence-Based Support for Self-Management of Hypertension Among Young Adults, K. M. Bollam and Sara S. Plaspohl

Quality Instructional Physical Activity Programs in Higher Education, Kevin Casebolt, Helen W. Bland, Jared Russell, and Bridget F. Melton


Gaining Our BSPH Focus: Transitioning from Bouquet to Single Flower, Joanne Chopak-Foss, Joseph Telfair, and Monica Brister


An Examination of Caregiver Frustration Among Families Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN), Gavin T. Colquitt, Ashley D. Walker, Theophile B. Dipita, Braydon Schaible, and Bethrand Ugwu


Psychometric Testing and Correlates of the Daily Spiritual Experiences Scale in a Sample of Black Men Who Have Sex with Men (BMSM) Heavily Impacted by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): The MARI Study, Ying He, Obie McNair, Angela Johnson, June Gipson, Darwin Thompson, Anne O. Odusanya, Stacy W. Smallwood, and DeMarc Hickson

The Impact of Physical Activity on Arthritis, M. Higgins, B. Smith, D. Waters, B. Babayemi, and Helen W. Bland

The Impact of Physical Activity on Quality of Life for Addiction Recovery Program Participants, K. Keefe, C. Lathi, W. Thorton, E. Turkowsky, and Helen W. Bland

Efficacy Study of a Group-Based Promotora Intervention to Increase Cervical Cancer Screening Among Immigrant Latina Women, John S. Luque, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Moya L. Alfonso, Claudia M. Reyes-Garcia, Laura Rebing, and Daron Ferris

Air Quality on Human Health, V. Manning and Sara S. Plaspohl

Large Group Games: Active, Fun, and DAP, Starla McCollum, Gavin T. Colquitt, and Tony A. Pritchard

Tactical Games Model in Elementary Physical Education, Starla McCollum, Chad R. Johnson, Tony A. Pritchard, and Gavin T. Colquitt

“Not Another Ferguson”: A Community Group Effort, John Nwosu, Danyel Addes, Stacy W. Smallwood, Jane Page, and Wendy Denton

One in Five: A Latino HIV Seminar, Sara S. Plaspohl and F. Taiwo

Predictors of Activity Limitations and Participation Restrictions Among Children With Cerebral Palsy, Braydon Schaible, Gavin T. Colquitt, Manuela C. Caciula, Li Li, and Matthew S. Moreau


Adequacy of Insurance Coverage and Impact on Employment Among Families Caring for a Child With Cerebral Palsy, Braydon Schaible, Gavin T. Colquitt, Li Li, and Manuela C. Caciula


Examining the Relationships between Religiosity, Spirituality, Internalized Homonegativity, and Condom Use among African American MSM: The SHIFT Study, Stacy W. Smallwood


Differences in Risky Sexual Behaviors by HIV Serostatus among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men, Stacy W. Smallwood and Anne O. Odusanya