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Submissions from 2015

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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

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Untimely Applause Was a Distraction; Comment on “Shanghai Rising: Health Improvements as Measured by Avoidable Mortality since 2000”, Yan Fei and Jian Zhang

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How Social Media Is Used During Natural Disasters, Environmental Disasters, and Other Environmental Concerns: A Scoping Review, Kathryn C. Finch, Kassandra R. Snook, Carmen H. Duke, King-Wa Fu, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Atin Adhikari, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Descriptive Epidemiology: Person, Place, Time, Steven T. Fleming and Jeffery A. Jones

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Global Handwashing Day 2012: A Qualitative Content Analysis of Chinese Social Media Reaction to a Health Promotion Event, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Jingxian Cai, Yi Hao, Yuchen Ying, Benedict Shing Bun Chan, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, and King-Wa Fu

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Global Handwashing Day 2012: A Qualitative Content Analysis of Chinese Social Media Reaction to a Health Promotion Event, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Jingxian Cai, Yi Hao, Yuchen Ying, Benedict Shing Bun Chan, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, and King-Wa Fu

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Facts and Rumors: Social Media Reaction to Information and Misinformation on Ebola, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, King-Wa Fu, Chung-Hong Chan, Benedict Shing Bun Chan, Chi-Ngai Cheung, Thomas Abraham, and Zion Tsz Ho Tse

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Facts and Rumors: Social Media Reaction to Information and Misinformation on Ebola, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, King-Wa Fu, Chung-Hong Chan, Benedict Shing Bun Chan, Chi-Ngai Cheung, Thomas Abraham, and Zion Tsz Ho Tse

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Modeling the Effect of School Closures in a Pandemic Scenario: Exploring Two Different Contact Matrices, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Manoj Gambhir, John Glasser, Hongjiang Gao, Michael Washington, Amra Uzicanin, and Martin Meltzer

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Chinese Social Media Reaction to Information About 42 Notifiable Infectious Diseases, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Yi Hao, Jingxian Cai, Yuchen Ying, Braydon J. Schaible, Cynthia Mengxi Yu, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, and King-Wa Fu

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Chinese Social Media Reaction to Information about 42 Notifiable Infectious Diseases, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Yi Hao, Jingxian Cai, Yuchen Ying, Braydon Schaible, Cynthia Mengxi Yu, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, and King-Wa Fu

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in the Republic of Korea: Transparency and Communication Are Key, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Benedict Shing Bun Chan, and King-Wa Fu

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Converting Big Data into Public Health, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, and King-Wa Fu

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The Use of Social Media in Public Health Surveillance, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, and King-Wa Fu

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Assessing the Education and Training Needs of Nebraska's Public Health Workforce, Brandon L. Grimm, Patrik Johansson, Preethy Nayar, Bettye A. Apenteng, Samuel T. Opoku, and Anh Nguyen

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Preschool Children's Self-Reports of Fruit and Vegetable Knowledge, Preference, and Messages Encouraging Consumption, Andrew Hansen, Moya L. Alfonso, Amy A. Hackney, and John S. Luque

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The Inverse Weibull Distribution as a Failure Model Under Various Loss Functions and Based on Progressive First-Failure Censored Data, Amal Helu and Hani Samawi

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Estimation on Lomax Progressive Censoring Using the EM Algorithm, Amal Helu, Hani Samawi, and Mohammad Z. Raqab

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State Mandated Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infections in the United States: Trends Over Time, Carolyn T. A. Herzig, Julie Reagan, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, Divya Srinath, and Patrica W. Stone

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State-Based Surveillance for Selected Hemoglobinopathies, Mary M. Hulihan, Lisa Feuchtbaum, Lanetta Jordan, Russell S. Kirby, Angela Snyder, William Young, Yvonne Green, Joseph Telfair, Ying Wang, William Cramer, Ellen M. Werner, Kristy Kenney, Melissa Creary, and Althea M. Grant

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Profile of the Public Health Workforce: Registered TRAIN Learners in the United States, Jeffery A. Jones, Lois Banks, Ilya Plotkin, Sunny Chanthavongsa, and Nathan Walker

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Therapeutic Physical Activities for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy, Kristina L. Kendall, Gavin T. Colquitt, and Parker Hyde

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Key Determinants of the Fungal and Bacterial Microbiomes in Homes, Eric Kettleson, Atin Adhikari, Stephen Vesper, Kanistha Coombs, Reshmi Indugula, and Tiina Reponen

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The Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Conditions of Trust among Leaders at the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Jennifer Redmond Knight, Heather M. Bush, William A. Mase, Martha Cornwell Riddell, Meng Liu, and James W. Holsinger

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Efficacy of Delayed-Release Dimethyl Fumarate vs Glatiramer Acetate on a Novel Composite Outcome Measure of Inflammatory Disease Activity: Post-Hoc Analysis of the CONFIRM Study, M. Kremenchutzky, R. J. Fox, J. T. Phillips, M. Kita, Karl E. Peace, J. B. Lewin, A. Zhang, M. Okwuokenye, M. R. Edwards, and J. L. Marantz

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High Red Blood Cell Folate Is Associated With an Increased Risk of Death Among Adults With Diabetes, a 15-year Follow-up of a National Cohort, Brittany Kyte, Emeka Ifebi, Sambridhi Shrestha, S. Charles, F. Liu, and Jian Zhang

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Social and Behavioral Implications of National Collegiate Athletic Association Sickle Cell Trait Screening: The Athletes' Perspective, Raymona H. Lawrence, Alison Scott, Carlton Haywood Jr., Kayin Robinson, and Mondi Mason

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Obesity Significantly Intensifies the Depressive Symptom among Adults with Neck or Back Pain, Wayne Lawrence, Adrian Badana, Gloria Barnett, Jessica K. Sexton, Kirsten Oliver, Jamesa V. Hogges, and Jian Zhang

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The Proof's in the Partnerships: Are Affordable Care Act and Local Health Department Accreditation Practices Influencing Collaborative Partnerships in Community Health Assessment and Improvement Planning?, Barbara Laymon, Gulzar H. Shah, Carolyn J. Leep, Julia Joh Elligers, and Vibha Kumar

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High Prevalence and Genetic Heterogeneity of Rodent-Borne Bartonella Species on Heixiazi Island, China, Dong-Mei Li, Yong Hou, Xiu-Ping Song, Ying-Qun Fu, Gui-Chang Li, Ming Li, Marina E. Eremeeva, Hai-Xia Wu, Bo Pang, Yu-Juan Yue, Ying Huang, Liang Lu, Jun Wang, and Qi-Yong Liu

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On Stratified Bivariate Ranked Set Sampling for Regression Estimators, Daniel F. Linder, Hani Samawi, Lili Yu, Arpita Chatterjee, Yisong Huang, and Robert L. Vogel

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Coalescent Methods for Estimating Species Trees from Phylogenomic Data, Liang Liu, Shaoyuan Wu, and Lili Yu

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Comparison of Practice Based Research Network Based Quality Improvement Technical Assistance and Evaluation to Other Ongoing Quality Improvement Efforts for Changes in Agency Culture, William Livingood, Angela Peden, Gulzar H. Shah, Nandi A. Marshall, Ketty M. Gonzales, Russell B. Toal, Dayna Alexander, Alesha Wright, and Lynn D. Woodhouse

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More Overweight Adolescents Think They Are Just Fine: Generational Shift in Body Weight Perceptions Among Adolescents in the U.S., Hui Lu, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Farrah C. Asgari-Majd, Cherell Cottrell-Daniels, Fei Yan, and Jian Zhang

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Addressing Obesity and Associated Medical Conditions in Latino Immigrant Communities in Southeast Georgia, John S. Luque, Moya L. Alfonso, Yelena N. Tarasenko, and Lisa C. Watson

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Feasibility Study of Engaging Barbershops for Prostate Cancer Education in Rural African-American Communities, John S. Luque, Siddhartha Roy, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Levi Ross, Jarrett Johnson, and Clement K. Gwede

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Cultural Beliefs and Understandings of Cervical Cancer among Mexican Immigrant Women in Southeast Georgia, John S. Luque, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Jonathan N. Maupin, Moya L. Alfonso, Lisa C. Watson, Claudia Reyes-Garcia, and Daron G. Ferris

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Cultural Beliefs and Understandings of Cervical Cancer Among Mexican Immigrant Women in Southeast Georgia, John S. Luque, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Jonathan N. Maupin, Moya L. Alfonso, Lisa C. Watson, Claudia Reyes-Garcia, and Daron G. Ferris

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Introducing Biospecimen Science to Communities: Tools from Two Cities, Cathy D. Meade, Elisa M. Rodriguez, Mariana Arevalo, John S. Luque, Narseary Harris, Gloria San Miguel, Clement K. Gwede, and Deborah O. Erwin

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The Impact of Health Behaviors on Perceived Physical, Mental, and Social Health Status Among College Students, Bridget F. Melton, Jared Russell, Helen W. Bland, Kevin Casebolt, Kristin A. Chandler, and Jazmin Williamson

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The Influence of Masculinity on Coping in Undergraduate Black Men, Krista Mincey, Moya L. Alfonso, Amy A. Hackney, and John Luque

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Evaluation of Possible Risk Factors of Childhood Autism Spectrum Disorder, Chen Mo, Jingjing Yin, and Hani M. Samawi

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The Applied Anthropology of Obesity, Chad T. Morris and Alexandra G. Lancey

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Occurrence of Microbiological Contaminants in a Watershed Impacted by a Wastewater Treatment Plant, Blessing Odion, Sara Benevente, and Asli Aslan

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A Comparison of Size and Power of Tests of Hypotheses on Parameters Based on Two Generalized Lindley Distributions, Macaulay Okwuokenye and Karl E. Peace

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A SASR Algorithm for Imputing Discrete Missing Outcomes Based on Minimum Distance, Macaulay Okwuokenye and Karl E. Peace

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Size and Power of Tests of Hypotheses on Survival Parameters from the Lindley Distribution with Covariates, Macaulay Okwuokenye and Karl E. Peace

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Inequalities and Approximations of Weighted Distributions by Lindley Reliability Measures, and the Lindley-Cox Model with Applications, Broderick O. Oluyede, Macaulay Okwuokenye, and Karl E. Peace

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A Comparison of the J‐1 Visa Waiver and Loan Repayment Programs in the Recruitment and Retention of Physicians in Rural Nebraska, Samuel T. Opoku, Bettye A. Apenteng, Ge Lin, Li-Wu Chen, David Palm, and Thomas Rauner

Evaluation of Myocardial Structure and Function in Patients with Friedreich’s Ataxia, A. A. Patel, Kelly Sullivan, D. Dasner, C. Pearsall, Theresa Zesiewicz, and A. Labovitz

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Monitoring for Adverse Events Post Marketing Approval of Drugs, Karl E. Peace and Macaulay Okwuokenye

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The State of Accreditation Readiness in Georgia: A Case Study, Angela Peden, Gulzar H. Shah, Russell B. Toal, Dayna S. Alexander, Alesha Wright, Ashton Anderson, Nandi A. Marshall, Scott Uhlich, and Jeffery A. Jones

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Impact of 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic on Mortality Rates in Savannah, GA, and Implications for Future Epidemic Prevention, Sara S. Plaspohl and Betty T. Dixon

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The Association Between Arthritis and Depression Intensified by Excessive Body Weight, Maria D. Politis and Jian Zhang

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Effect of the Personalized System of Instruction on Health-Related Fitness Knowledge and Class Time Physical Activity, Steven Prewitt, James Hannon, Gavin T. Colquitt, Timothy A. Brusseau, Maria Newton, and Janet Shaw

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Implementation of a Personal Fitness Unit Using the Personalized System of Instruction, Steven Prewitt, James Hannon, Gavin T. Colquitt, Timothy A. Brusseau, Maria Newton, and Janet Shaw

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Effectiveness of the Sport Education Fitness Model on Fitness Levels, Knowledge, and Physical Activity, Tony A. Pritchard, Andrew R. Hansen, Shot Scarboro, and Irina Melnic

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State Law Mandates for Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Clostridium difficile Infections in Hospitals, Julie Reagan, Carolyn T. A. Herzig, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, Andrew Dick, Patricia W. Stone, and JD Divya Srinath

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How Long Does that 10-Year Smoke Alarm Really Last? A Survival Analysis of Smoke Alarms Installed through the SAIFE Program in Rural Georgia, Haresh Rochani, Valamar Malika Reagon, and Steve Davidson

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Correction of Verication Bias using Log-Linear Models for a Single Binaryscale Diagnostic Tests, Haresh Rochani, Hani M. Samawi, Robert L. Vogel, and Jingjing Yin

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Healthcare Coordination and Transition for Individuals with Genetic Conditions, Sharon Romelczyk, Sharon Homan, Joseph Telfair, Gaurav Dave, Alisha Keehn, Deborah Maiese, and NCC Evaluation Workgroup

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Neuroprotective Core Measure 2: Partnering with Families - Effects of a Weighted Maternally-Scented Parental Simulation Device on Premature Infants in Neonatal Intensive Care, Kendra Russell, Barbara Weaver, and Robert L. Vogel

Improving Inference of Some Clinical Studies Using Ranked Auxiliary Covariates, Hani Samawi, Rajai Jabrah, Robert Vogel, and D. Linder

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On Inference of Partially Correlated Data, Hani M. Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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On Ranked Set Sampling Variation and Its Applications to Public Health Research, Hani M. Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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On the Inference of Partially Correlated Data with Applications to Public Health Issues, Hani M. Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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Childhood Asthma in Georgia, Hani Samawi, James H. Stephens, Gerald R. Ledlow, and Ren Chunfeng

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Childhood Asthma in Georgia, Hani Samawi, James H. Stephens, Gerald R. Ledlow, and Ren Chunfeng

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On Some Nonparametric Tests For Partially Observed Correlated Data: Proposing New Tests, Hani Samawi, Lili Yu, and Robert L. Vogel

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Patient and Provider Perspectives on the Relationship Between Multiple Morbidity Management and Disease Prevention, Nancy E. Schoenberg, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Shoshana H. Bardach, and Steven T. Fleming

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A Systematic Review of Diarrheal Diseases and Helminth Infections: Their Differential Burden Between Genders and the Role of Women in the Abatement of the Epidemics, Varadan Sevilimedu, Keisha Pressley, Kassandra R. Snook, Jamesa Hogges, Maria Politis, Kelly K. Baker, Manoj Gambhir, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Analysis of Neonatal Sepsis in Kumasi, Ghana Through Paper-Based Medical Records, Jessica K. Sexton, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Zachary McGalliard, and Daniel F. Linder

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Answering the Call to Integrate: An Editorial, Gulzar Shah

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Answering the Call to Integrate: An Editorial, Gulzar H. Shah

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Social Media and Alcohol Use: Adverse Impact of Facebook and Twitter on College Students, Gulzar H. Shah, Moya L. Alfonso, and Nina Jolani

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Knowing Where Public Health Is Going: Levels and Determinants of Workforce Awareness of National Public Health Trends, Gulzar H. Shah and Kusuma Madamala

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Implementation of Electronic Disease Reporting Systems by Local Health Departments, Gulzar H. Shah, Karmen Williams, and Bushra G. Shah

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Implementation of Electronic Disease Reporting Systems by Local Health Departments, Gulzar H. Shah, Karmen S. Williams, and Bushra G. Shah

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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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Implementing a Community Empowerment Center to Build Capacity for Developing, Implementing, and Sustaining Interventions to Promote Community Health, Stacy W. Smallwood, Darcy Freedman, Ronald Pitner, Patricia Sharpe, Jennie Ann Cole, Shanna Hastie, and Brittney Hunter

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How Social Media Is Used During Natural Disasters, Environmental Disasters, and Other Environmental Concerns: A Scoping Review, Kassandra R. Snook, Carmen H. Duke, Kathryn C. Finch, King-Wa Fu, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Atin Adhikari, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Impact of Laws Aimed at Healthcare-Associated Infection Reduction: A Qualitative Study, Patrica W. Stone, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, Julie Reagan, Jacqueline A. Merrill, Brad Sperber, Catherine Cairns, Matthew Penn, Tara Ramanathan, Elizabeth Mothershed, and Elizabeth Skillen

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An SEIR Model of Potential Vaccination Program in the 2014 Sierra Leone Ebola Epidemic, Rahul Subramanian and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Occupational Characteristics and Patterns as Risk Factors for Parkinson’s Disease: A Case Control Study, Kelly L. Sullivan, James A. Mortimer, Wei Wang, Theresa A. Zesiewicz, H. J. Brownlee, and Amy R. Borenstein

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U.S. Undergraduate Education in Public Health: Hot or Not?, Yelena Tarasenko and Joel M. Lee

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Acceptability and Feasibility of Physical Activity Assessment Methods for an Appalachian Population, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Britteny M. Howell, Christina R. Studts, Scott J. Strath, and Nancy E. Schoenberg

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U.S. Undergraduate Education in Public Health: Hot or Not?, Yelena N. Tarasenko and Joel M. Lee

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Review of Association of Hospital and Provider Types on Sickle Cell Disease Outcomes by Jan, S., Slap, G., Smith-Whitley, K., et al., Joseph Telfair

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Self-Efficacy and Readiness for Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care in Sickle Cell Disease, Marsha Treadwell, Shirley Johnson, India Sisler, Mathew Bitsko, Ginny Gildengorin, Rogelio Medina, Fernando Barreda, Kimberly Major, Joseph Telfair, and Wally R. Smith

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Development of a Sickle Cell Disease Readiness for Transition Assessment, Marsha Treadwell, Shirley Johnson, India Sisler, Matthew Bitsko, Ginny Gildengorin, Rogelio Medina, Fernando Barreda, Kimberly Major, Joseph Telfair, and Wally R. Smith

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Use of Facebook by Local Health Departments: Usage and Activity Area, Rakhi Trivedi, Gulzar H. Shah, and Ankit Bangar

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Joint Modeling of Treatment Effect on Time-to-Event Endpoint and Safety Covariates in Control Clinical Trial Data Analysis, Kao-Tai Tsai and Karl E. Peace

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Cyber-Attack Risk Low for Medical Devices, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Sheng Xu, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, and Bradford J. Wood

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A Multilevel Analysis of Neighborhood Socioeconomic Effect on Preterm Births in Georgia, USA, Wei Tu, Jun Tu, and Stuart H. Tedders

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A Metabolic Profile of Doctor-Diagnosed Overweight Children, John Twarog, Nikita Patel, and Jian Zhang

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Weight Misperception and School Absenteeism in Adolescents, John Twarog and Jian Zhang

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The Role of Adiposity in the Relationship Between Serum Leptin and Severe Major Depressive Episode, Chinedu C. Ubani and Jian Zhang

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Relationships among Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines and Health Risk Behaviors, Ashley D. Walker, Jody L. Langdon, and Krystina Johnson

Georgia Department of Public Health Community Health Forums: A Summary Report, Ashley Walker-Colquitt, Angela Peden, Stuart H. Tedders, John S. Barron, Aaron Jackson, Nicholas Williams, and Bethrand Ugwu