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Submissions from 2016

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Nursing Homes Should Be Required to Report C. Diff Infections Just Like Hospitals Do, Christian John Lillis and Julie Reagan

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

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An Iterative, Low-Cost Strategy to Building Information Systems Allows a Small Jurisdiction Local Health Department to Increase Efficiencies and Expand Services, Kay Lovelace and Gulzar H. Shah

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Informatics as a Strategic Priority and Collaborative Processes to Build a Smarter, Forward-Looking Health Department, Kay Lovelace and Gulzar H. Shah

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Using Information Systems to Improve a Mid-Sized Local Health Department’s Effectiveness in a Time of Rapid Change, Kay Lovelace and Gulzar H. Shah

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Factors Driving Local Health Departments' Partnerships With Other Organizations in Maternal and Child Health, Communicable Disease Prevention, and Chronic Disease Control, Huabin Luo, Nancy L. Winterbauer, Gulzar H. Shah, Ashley Tucker, and Lei Xu

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Social Network Characteristics and Cervical Cancer Screening Among Quechua Women in Andean Peru, John S. Luque, Samuel T. Opoku, Daron Ferris, and Wendy S. Guevara Condorhuaman

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Prostate Cancer Education in African American Barbershops: Baseline Client Survey Results and Differences in Decisional Conflict and Stage of Decision Making, John S. Luque, Levi Ross, and Clement K. Gwede

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Epidemiology and Nursing Practice, William A. Mase

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Public Health Staff Development Needs in Informatics: Findings From a National Survey of Local Health Departments, Barbara L. Massoudi, Kelley Chester, and Gulzar H. Shah

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Evaluating A Physical Activity App in the Classroom: A Mix Methodological Approach Among University Students, Bridget F. Melton, Helen W. Bland, Brandonn Harris, Destiny Kelly, and Kristin A. Chandler

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The Effectiveness of a Physical Activity Educational Campaign in a Rural Obstetrics and Gynecology Office, Bridget F. Melton, Helen W. Bland, Elaine S. Marshall, and Lauren Bigham

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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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Using the Exercise Is Medicine® on Campus Platform to Assess College Students’ Practice of Physical Activity in a Rural Setting, Bridget Melton, Jazmin A. Williamson, Helen W. Bland, and Jian Zhang

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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

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The Changing Role of the Healthcare Environment, Amber H. Mitchell, Rodney E. Rohde, Pat Tille, Julie Reagan, and Marilyn Felkner

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Communication Within Hospice Interdisciplinary Teams: A Narrative Review, Angela R. Moore, Randi Ginger Bastian, and Bettye A. Apenteng

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Cyberbullying and Self-Perceptions of Students Associated With Their Academic Performance, Maham Muzamil and Gulzar H. Shah

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The Determinants of Strength Training in Rural Women, Ages 20-44 Years: A Qualitative Study, Dziyana Nazaruk, Stuart H. Tedders, Moya L. Alfonso, and Robert Vogel

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Responding to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak: The Value of Effective Interprofessional Communication During Emergency Response, Bobbie J. Newell, Jessica C. Pittman, H. Pamela Pagano, John S. Barron, and Bettye A. Apenteng

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Authors’ Response: Health Benefits/Hazards Associated with Companion Animal-Exposure Might be Endpoint- and Animal-Specific, Imala Ogechi, Kassandra R. Snook, Bionca M. Davis, Andrew R. Hansen, Fengqi Liu, and Jian Zhang

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Pet Ownership and the Risk of Dying from Cardiovascular Disease Among Adults Without Major Chronic Medical Conditions, Imala Ogechi, Kassandra R. Snook, Bionca M. Davis, Andrew R. Hansen, Fengqi Liu, and Jian Zhang

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

EMS 2020: A Detailed SWOT Analysis of Georgia’s EMS System, Charles F. Owens, Britton McKay, Angela Peden, and John S. Barron

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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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The Mentoring Cycle: A Two Way Exchange, Sara S. Plaspohl

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The Effect of the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic on Mortality Rates in Savannah, Georgia, Sara S. Plaspohl, Betty T. Dixon, and Nyssa Owen

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The Association Between Arthritis and Depression Is Intensified by Excessive Body Weight: Findings From a US National Survey, 2005-2012, Maria D. Politis, Krystina Johnson, Andrew R. Hansen, Kelly L. Sullivan, and Jian Zhang

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Operations of Acquiring, Julie Reagan

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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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The Legal Landscape: HAI Public Reporting in the United States, Julie Reagan, Rodney E. Rohde, Amber Heard Mitchell, Marilyn Felkner, and Pat Tille

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Effects of Solid‐Phase Extraction of Plasma in Measuring Gut Metabolic Hormones in Fasted and Fed Blood of Lean and Diet‐Induced Obese Rats, Roger Reidelberger, Alvin Haver, Krista Anders, Bettye A. Apenteng, and Craig Lanio

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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 Vogel, and Hani Samawi

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Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI): The Perfect Storm has Arrived!, Rodney E. Rohde, Marilyn Felkner, Julie Reagan, Amber Mitchell, and Pat Tille

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The Perfect Storm: Emerging Trends and Pathogens in Healthcare, Rodney E. Rohde, Julie Reagan, Marilyn Felkner, Amber Hogan Mitchell, and Pat Tille

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Using CBPR to Extend Prostate Cancer Education, Counseling, and Screening Opportunities to Urban-Dwelling African Americans, Levi Ross, Jarrett Johnson, Stacy W. Smallwood, John S. Luque, Stuart H. Tedders, and Collins O. Airhihenbuwa

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Using CBPR to Extend Prostate Cancer Education, Counseling, and Screening Opportunities to Urban-Dwelling African-Americans, Levi Ross, Jarrett Johnson, Stacy W. Smallwood, John S. Luque, Stuart H. Tedders, Collins O. Airhihenbuwa, Terry Alford, MAN UP Prostate Cancer Advocates, and Willie Underwood III

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Overview of Cancer Prevention and Control and African-Americans, Levi Ross and John S. Luque

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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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Urban Versus Rural Differences in the Effects of Providing Care to Children With Cerebral Palsy on Family Member's Employment, Braydon Schaible, Gavin T. Colquitt, Li Li, Noelle G. Moreau, and Manuela Caciula

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Experiences of Students in Recovery on a Rural College Campus: Social Identity and Stigma, Alison Scott, Ashton Anderson, Kristen Harper, and Moya L. Alfonso

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E-Waste Management in the United States and Public Health Implications, Jessica Seeberger, Radhika Grandi, Stephani S. Kim, William A. Mase, Tiina Reponen, Shuk-Mei Ho, and Aimin Chen

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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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Review of 101+ Careers in Public Health, Second Edition, by Beth Seltzer, MD, MPH, Gulzar H. Shah

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The Methods Behind 2015 Informatics Capacity and Needs Assessment Study, Gulzar H. Shah

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Cross-Jurisdictional Resource Sharing in Changing Public Health Landscape: Contributory Factors and Theoretical Explanations, Gulzar H. Shah, Adrian Badana, Claire Robb, and William C. Livingood

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Characteristics of Local Health Departments Associated with Implementation of Electronic Health Records and Other Informatics Systems, Gulzar H. Shah, Jonathon P. Leider, Brian C. Castrucci, Karmen S. Williams, and Huabin Luo

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Interoperability of Information Systems Managed and Used by the Local Health Departments, Gulzar H. Shah, Jonathon P. Leider, Huabin Luo, and Ravneet Kaur

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Addressing Psychological, Mental Health and Other Behavioral Health Care Needs of the Underserved Populations in the U.S.: Role of Local Health Departments, Gulzar H. Shah, Huabin Luo, Nancy L. Winterbauer, and Kusuma Madamala

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Health Departments’ Engagement in Emergency Preparedness Activities: The Influence of Health Informatics Capacity, Gulzar H. Shah, Bobbie J. Newell, and Ruth E. Whitworth

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Local Health Departments’ Activities to Address Health Disparities and Inequities: Are We Moving in the Right Direction?, Gulzar H. Shah and John P. Sheahan

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Local Health Departments' Partners and Challenges in Electronic Exchange of Health Information, Gulzar H. Shah, Joshua Vest, Kay Lovelace, and J. Mac McCullough

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Local Health Departments' Approaches to Deal With Recession: What Strategies Are Used to Minimize the Negative Impact on Public Health Services to Community?, Gulzar H. Shah, Jiali Ye, Carolyn J. Leep, and Jonathon P. Leider

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Converting ICD-9 to ICD-10, James H. Stephens, Gerald R. Ledlow, and Thomas V. Fockler

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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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Epigenetic Dysregulation of Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF)-Related Genes and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: A Systematic Review, Drissa M. Toure, Lorena Baccaglini, Samuel T. Opoku, Debra Barnes-Josiah, and Roxanne Cox

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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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Spatial Variations in the Associations of Birth Weight with Ambient Air Pollution: A Retrospective Study in Georgia, USA, Jun Tu, Wei Tu, and Stuart H. Tedders

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"When Everything Changes:" Parent Perspectives on the Challenges of Accessing care for a Child with a Disability, Ashley D. Walker, Moya L. Alfonso, Gavin T. Colquitt, Kimberly Weeks, and Joseph Telfair

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Fulfilling Community Health Assessment Requirements: Lessons Learned From Facilitating State-wide Community Health Forums, Ashley D. Walker, Angela Peden, Stuart H. Tedders, John S. Barron, Aaron Jackson, Nicholas Williams, and Bethrand Ugwu

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Electronic Health Records and Meaningful Use in Local Health Departments: Updates From the 2015 NACCHO Informatics Assessment Survey, Karmen S. Williams and Gulzar H. Shah

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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 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

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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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Racial Disparities in Emergency General Surgery: Do Differences in Outcomes Persist Among Universally Insured Military Patients?, Cheryl Zogg, Wei Jiang, Muhammed Ali Chaudhary, John Scott, Adil A. Shah, Stuart R. Lipsitz, Joel S. Weissman, Zara Cooper, Ali Salim, Stephanie L. Nitzschke, Louis L. Nguyen, Lorens A. Helmchen, Linda G. Kimsey, Samuel Olaiya, Peter A. Learn, and Adil H. Haider

Submissions from 2015

Influence of Serum Lycopene on Fatality among Lung Cancer Patients: An 18-Year Follow Up of a National Cohort, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, Oreoluwa Adeyinka, Chimuanya Okoli, and Jian Zhang

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Childhood Obesity Perceptions Among African American Caregivers in a Rural Georgia Community: A Mixed Methods Approach, Dayna S. Alexander, Moya L. Alfonso, and Andrew R. Hansen

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The Willow Hill Community Health Assessment: Assessing the Needs of Children in a Former Slave Community, Moya L. Alfonso, Gayle Jackson, Alvin Jackson, DeShannon Hardy, and Akrati Gupta

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“It All Goes Back to the Services”: A Rural/Urban Comparison of Service Providers’ Perceptions of Challenges and Facilitators to Disability Services, Moya L. Alfonso, Ashley D. Walker, Akrati Gupta, Joseph Telfair, and Gavin T. Colquitt

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Assessing Seasonality of Travel Distance to Harm Reduction Service Providers among Person Who Inject Drugs, Sean T. Allen, Monica S. Ruiz, Amira Roess, and Jeffery A. Jones

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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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Organizational and Environmental Correlates of the Adoption of a Focus Strategy in US Hospices, Bettye A. Apenteng, Preethy Nayar, Fang Yu, John Adams, and Samuel T. Opoku

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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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Typhoid Transmission: A Historical Perspective on Mathematical Model Development, Iurii Bakach, Matthew R. Just, Manoj Gambhir, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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The Influence of Race on End-of-Life Choices Following a Counselor-Based Palliative Consultation, Kathleen Benton, James H. Stephens, Robert L. Vogel, Gerald R. Ledlow, Richard Ackermann, Carol Babcock, and Georgia McCook

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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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Exploring Cyber Harassment among Women Who Use Social Media, Sloane Burke Winkelman, Jody Oomen-Early, Ashley D. Walker, Lawrence Chu, and Alice Yick-Flanagan

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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

Student Perceptions of Instructional Physical Activity Programs in Higher Education and Their Intention to Engage in Lifelong Physical Activity, Kevin Casebolt, Helen W. Bland, Jared Russell, and Bridget F. Melton

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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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Population-Based Analysis of Hematologic Malignancy Referrals to a Comprehensive Cancer Center, Referrals for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and Participation in Clinical Trial, Survey, and Biospecimen Research by Race, Alyssa Clay, Brittany Peoples, Yali Zhang, Kirsten Moysich, Levi Ross, Philip McCarthy, and Theresa Hahn

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Grandparent Caregiving Among Rural African Americans in a Community in the American South: Challenges to Health and Wellbeing, Emmanuel Clottey, Alison Scott, and Moya L. Alfonso

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The Effect of an Upper Extremity Power Training Intervention on Pain and Power Among Young People With Cerebral Palsy, Gavin T. Colquitt, Noelle G. Moreau, Li Li, Kristina Kendall, Robert L. Vogel, and Theophile B. Dipita

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Flag Football, Gavin T. Colquitt and Tony A. Pritchard

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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences: A Leadership Academy for Military Medical Officers in the U.S. Navy, Erich J. Dietrich, Linda G. Kimsey, and Anthony R. Artino

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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences: Developing Career-Committed Military Medical Officers, Erich J. Dietrich, Linda Kimsey, Brian V. Reamy, and Anthony R. Artino

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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