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Submissions from 2016

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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An Analysis of the Sleep Quality of Undergraduate Students, Brianna N. Carter, Joanne Chopak-Foss, and Fadzai M. Punungwe

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Control of the Public Health IT Physical Infrastructure: Findings From the 2015 Informatics Capacity and Needs Assessment Survey, Kelley Chester, Barbara L. Massoudi, and Gulzar H. Shah

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High Performance Compute Applications: Biostatistics, Curtis Combs and Jingjing Yin

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Translating Research into Practice: Employing Community-Based Mixed Methods Approaches to Address Chronic Disease and Depression Among Latinos, Jaime Corvin, Claudia Aguado Loi, Moya L. Alfonso, Dinorah Martinez-Tyson, Isabella Chan, Pinzon Maria, and Junius Gonzales

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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 Chun-Hai Fung

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Evidence-Based Strategies Identified to Increase Access to Oral Health Services to Promote a Healthier Lifestyle, Breyana Davis and Sara S. Plaspohl

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Assessing Skills and Capacity for Informatics: Activities Most Commonly Performed by or for Local Health Departments, Kate Drezner, Lisa McKeown, and Gulzar H. Shah

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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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Zika and Twitter: The Initial Reactions to the Outbreak, 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 and Social Media: A Systematic Review, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Carmen H. Duke, Kathryn C. Finch, Kassandra R. Snook, Peiling Tseng, Ana Cristina Hernandez, Manoj Gambhir, King-Wa Fu, and Zion Tsz Ho Tse

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Ebola Virus Disease and Social Media: A Systematic Review, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Carmen Hope Duke, Kathryn Cameron 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 Shing Bun Chan, Chi-Ngai Cheung, Thomas Abraham, and Zion Tsz Ho Tse

MERS and Twitter: South Korea, 2015, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Jing Zeng, Chung-Hong Chan, Hai Liang, Jingjing Yin, Zhaochong Liu, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, and King-Wa Fu

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Urgent Challenges for Local Public Health Informatics, Joseph P. Gibson, Gulzar H. Shah, Laura C. Streichert, and Linda Verchick

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Racial Differences in Psychosocial Barriers to Initiate Prostate Cancer Treatment Information Seeking, Heather Guerreso, Jarrett Johnson, and Levi Ross

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

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An Increasing Trend in Health-Care Professionals Notifying Children of Unhealthy Weight Status: NHANES 1999–2014, Andrew R. Hansen, Dustin T. Duncan, Jennifer A. Woo Baidal, Ashley Hill, S. C. Turner, and Jian Zhang

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Physical Activity, Screen Time, and School Absenteeism: Self-Reports from NHANES 2005–2008, Andrew R. Hansen, Tony A. Pritchard, Irina Melnic, and Jian Zhang

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Letter to the Editor: Author Response, Andrew R. Hansen, Jian Zhang, Tony A. Pritchard, and Irina Melnic

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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

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Coping with an Advanced Stage Lung Cancer Diagnosis: Patient, Caregiver, and Provider Perspectives on the Role of the Health Care System, K. Monirul Islam, Samuel T. Opoku, Bettye A. Apenteng, Ann Fetrick, June Ryan, M. Copur, Addison Tolentino, Irfan Vaziri, and Apar K. Ganti

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

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HPV Vaccine Acceptance Among a Sample of Southern Men Who Have Sex With Men: A Comparison of Younger and Older Men, Jeffery A. Jones, Adam Parrish, Tom Collins, and Patrick Chang

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LGBT Health and Vaccinations: Findings From a Community Health Survey of Lexington-Fayette County, Kentucky, USA, Jeffery A. Jones, Asheley Poole, Vivian Lasley-Bibbs, and Mark Johnson

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Shared Sanitation Facilities and Two Pathways of Diarrheal Disease Transmission: A Modeling Study, Matthew R. Just, Sheng Li, Kelly K. Baker, Manoj Gambhir, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Barriers and Facilitators of Substance Abuse Treatment in Ghana (West Africa): a Social-ecological Perspective Using Photovoice, Ahmed Kabore, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, Ashley D. Walker, Melissa Hester, and Andrew R. Hansen

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Risk and Protective Factors of Substance Abuse in Ghana: A Social-Ecological Perspective Using Photovoice, Ahmed Kabore, Ashley D. Walker, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, Melissa Hester, and Andrew R. Hansen

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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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Challenges and Innovations in Surveying the Governmental Public Health Workforce, Jonathon P. Leider, Gulzar H. Shah, Nikki Rider, Angela Beck, Brian C. Castrucci, Jenine K. Harris, Katie Sellers, Danielle Varda, Jiali Ye, Paul C. Erwin, and Ross C. Brownson

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On Some Practical Considerations Regarding Community-Based Participatory Research for Addressing Cancer Health Disparities, Brad Lian, Connie Kohler, and Levi Ross

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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