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Submissions from 2013

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American Rural Women’s Exercise Self-Efficacy and Their Perceived Benefits and Risks of Exercise, Bridget F. Melton, Elaine S. Marshall, Helen W. Bland, and Michael Schmidt

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Rates of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Genital Herpes Before and After Spring Break and Homecoming at a Southeastern American University, Macaulay Okwuokenye, Karl E. Peace, Brian Deloach, Paul Ferguson, and Gulzar H. Shah

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Self-reported Tooth Loss and Cognitive Function: Data from the Hispanic Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly (Hispanic EPESE), Carlos Reyes-Ortiz, John S. Luque, Charlotta K. Eriksson, and Libia Soto

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Health and Personal Resources in Older Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy, Claire Robb

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Abdominal Adiposity and Caregiver Recall of Healthcare Provider Identification of Child Overweight in the United States, 2001-2010, Lauren M. Rossen, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Amy M. Branum, and Kenneth C. Schoendorf

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Daily Walking and Life Expectancy of Elderly People in the Iowa 65+ Rural Health Study, Hani M. Samawi

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Valid Estimation of Odds Ratio Using Two Types of Moving Extreme Ranked Set Sampling, Hani M. Samawi and Mohammad Al-Saleh

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Childhood Asthma in Georgia: Comparison against the Nation, Hani Samawi, James H. Stephens, Gerald R. Ledlow, and Ren Chunfeng

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More Efficient Approximation of Multiple Integration Using Steady State Ranked Simulated Sampling, Hani Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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Do PHAB Accreditation Prerequisites Predict Local Health Departments’ Intentions to Seek Voluntary National Accreditation?, Gulzar H. Shah, Kate Beatty, and Carolyn Leep

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Do PHAB accreditation prerequisites predict local health departments’ intentions to seek voluntary national accreditation?, Gulzar H. Shah, Kate Beatty, and Carolyn Leep

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Community Health Assessment by Local Health Departments: Presence of Epidemiologist, Governance, and Federal and State Funds are Critical, Gulzar H. Shah, Barbara Laymon, Julia Joh Elligers, Carolyn Leep, and Christine B. Bhutta

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Community Health Assessment by Local Health Departments Presence of Epidemiologist, Governance, and Federal and State Funds are Critical, Gulzar H. Shah, Barbara Laymon, Julia Elligers, Carolyn J. Leep, and Christine B. Bhutta

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Risk Factors for Childhood Blindness in Punjab, Pakistan, Gulzar H. Shah Dr., Faryal Shabbir, Nadia Seed, and Shahid Kamal

College Students’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors Regarding Low-Carbohydrate Diets, Padmini Shankar, Macaulay Okwuokenye, Gulzar H. Shah Dr., Sara Kitchen, Laura Gunn, Suman Ahuja, and Diana Sturges

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Increasing College Student Obtainment of Influenza Vaccine via Mass Media, Ali Shropshire, Renee B. Hotchkiss, and Urkovia Andrews

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Mass Media Campaign Impacts Influenza Vaccine Obtainment of University Students, Ali M. Shropshire, Renee Hotchkiss, and Urkovia K. Andrews

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Strategic Planning and Leadership, James H. Stephens and Gerald R. Ledlow

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Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening among Middle-Aged and Older Rural Appalachian Women, Christina R. Studts, Yelena N. Tarasenko, and Nancy E. Schoenberg

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Precocious Puberty: Pathology, Related Risks, and Support Strategies, Linda B. Synovitz and Joanne Chopak-Foss

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A Spatial-Temporal Analysis of Low Birth Weight Prevalence in Georgia, USA, Jia Tian, Wei Tu, Stuart H. Tedders, and Dongmei Chen

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The Feasibility of Using Social Networks to Understand the Causal Pathways of Cancer Disparities, Essie Torres, Levi Ross, and Jarrett Johnson

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Analysis of Subgroup Data of Clinical Trials, Kao-Tai Tsai and Karl E. Peace

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The Use and Role of Open Source Software Applications in Public and Not-for-Profit Hospitals in the United States, Joshua R. Vest and James H. Stephens

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A Merged Model of Quality Improvement and Evaluation: Maximizing Return on Investment, Lynn D. Woodhouse, Simone M. Charles, Russ Toal, Trang Nguyen, DeAnna Keene, Laura Gunn, Andrea Kellum, Gary Nelson, Stuart Tedders, Natalie Williams, and William Livingood

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A Merged Model of Quality Improvement and Evaluation: Maximizing Return on Investment, Lynn D. Woodhouse, Russ Toal, Trang Nguyen, DeAnna Keene, Laura Gunn, Andrea Kellum, Gary Nelson, Simone M. Charles, Stuart H. Tedders, Natalie Williams, and William C. Livingood

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Weighted Least-Squares Method for Right-Censored Data in Accelerated Failure Time Model, Lili Yu, Liang Liu, and Dinggeng Chen

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Body Mass Index and Suicidal Behaviors: A Critical Review of Epidemiological Evidence, Jian Zhang, Fei Yan, Yanfeng Li, and Robert E. McKeown

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Revealing the Ubiquitous Effects of Quantum Entanglement-Toward a Notion of God Logic, Wen-Ran Zhang and Karl E. Peace

Submissions from 2012

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Rickettsia felis in Cat Fleas, Ctenocephalides felis Parasitizing Opossums, San Bernardino County, California, Kyle F. Abramowicz, J. W. Wekesa, C. N. Nwadike, Maria L. Zambrano, Sandor E. Karpathy, D. Cecil, J. Burns, R. Hu, and Marina E. Eremeeva

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Farmers Markets in Rural Communities: A Case Study, Moya L. Alfonso, Jen Nickelson, and Danielle Cohen

Strategic Prevention Framework: State Incentive Grant Evaluation Report, One Bulloch, Moya L. Alfonso and J. Spencer

Community Partnerships: Initial Steps for Rehabilitation Counseling Professionals, Jill Bezyak, Ashley D. Walker, Elizabeth Gilbert, and April Trice

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Stress Tolerance: New Challenges for the Millennial College Students, Helen W. Bland, Bridget F. Melton, Paul D. Welle, and Lauren E. Bigham

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Comparing Body Image Dissatisfaction Among Middle-Aged Women: A Life-Long Experience, Helen W. Bland, Amy Jo Riggs, and Bridget F. Melton

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Bias and its Remedy in Interval Censored Time-to-Event Applications, Ding-Geng Chen, Lili Yu, Karl E. Peace, and Jianguo Sun

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Optimal Trees for Functions of Internal Distance, Alex Collins, Fedelis Mutiso, and Hua Wang

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Health Insurance Coverage Diabetic Adults from Three Major Ethnic Groups in the United States, Linda I. Ekperi, Shamola Greene, Ahmed Dehal, and Jian Zhang

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Rickettsial (Spotted & typhus fevers) & related infections (Anaplasmosis & ehrlichiosis), Marina Eremeeva

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Molecular Epidemiology of Rickettsial Diseases in North America, Marina E. Eremeeva

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Other Rickettsia Species, Marina E. Eremeeva and Gregory A. Dasch

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Rickettsial (Spotted And Typhus Fevers) and Related Infections (Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichiosis), Marina E. Eremeeva and Gregory A. Dasch

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Tick-borne Agents: Can You Predict Whether a New Rickettsia Is a Human Pathogen?, Marina E. Eremeeva and Gregory A. Dasch

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Two Pathogens and One Disease: Detection and Identification of Flea-Borne Rickettsiae in Areas Endemic for Murine Typhus in California, Marina Eremeeva, Sandor E. Karpathy, Laura Krueger, Erica K. Hayes, Ashley M. Williams, Yamitzel Zaldivar, Stephen Bennett, Robert Cummings, Art Tilzer, Robert K. Velten, Nelson Kerr, Gregory A. Dasch, and Renjie Hu

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Evaluation and Refinement of a Prostate Cancer Treatment Seminar, Kathleen Field, Glenn Frost, Jarrett Johnson, Levi Ross, Megan Pailler, Marcia Gruber, and Michael Zevon

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Provider Perceptions of EMR and E-Prescribing in Safety Net Clinics, Renee B. Hotchkiss, Mondi A. Mason, and John R. Albright

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The Effect of Music Listening Interventions on the Volume, Fat Content and Caloric Content of Breast Milk Produced by Mothers of Premature and Critically Ill Infants, Douglas R. Keith, Barbara S. Weaver, and Robert L. Vogel

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Ethics of Clear Health Communication: Applying the CLEAN Look Approach to Communicate Biobanking Information for Cancer Research, Alexis Koskan, Mariana Arevalo, Gwen Quinn, Shalwea Noel-Thomas, John S. Luque, Kristen Wells, Cathy Meade, and Clement K. Gwede

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Dynamic Culture Leadership, Gerald R. Ledlow and James A. Johnson

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Measuring Compatibility Gaps in Strategic Relationships, Gerald R. Ledlow, Karl B. Manrodt, and James H. Stephens

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Public Health Spending in 2008: On the Challenge of Integrating PHSSR Datasets and the Need for Harmonization, Jonathon Leider, Katie Sellers, Gulzar H. Shah, Jim Pearsol, and Paul E. Jarris

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Bartonella and Bartonella Infections in China: From the Lab to the Clinic, Qiyong Liu, Marina Eremeeva, and Dongmei Li

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Health Districts as Quality Improvement Collaboratives and Multi-Jurisdictional Entities, William C. Livingood, Nandi A. Marshall, Angela Peden, Ketty Gonzales, Gulzar H. Shah, Dayna Alexander, Kellie Penix, Raymona H. Lawrence, Russell B. Toal, and Lynn Woodhouse

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Building Capacity to Support and Study QI in Local Georgia Public Health Systems, William C. Livingood, Nandi A. Marshall, Angela Peden, Ketty Gonzalez, Gulzar H. Shah, Russell B. Toal, Kellie O. Penix, Dayna S. Alexander, Kay Davis, Sylvester Nixon, Purity Cummings, William Riley, and Lynn D. Woodhouse

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Building Capacity to Support and Study QI in Local Georgia Public Health Systems, William C. Livingood, Nandi Marshall, Angela Peden, Ketty Gonzales, Gulzar H. Shah, Russ Toal, Kellie Penix, Dayna Alexander, Kay Davis, Sylvester Nixon, Purity Cummings, William Riley, and Lynn Woodhouse

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Association Between Increased BMI and Severe School Absenteeism Among US Children and Adolescents: Findings from a National Survey, 2005–2008, Yanfeng Li, Swati Raychowdhury, Stuart H. Tedders, Rodney S. Lyn, Ana López-De Fede, and Jian Zhang

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Formative Research on HPV Vaccine Acceptability with Latina Farmworkers, John S. Luque, Heide Castañeda, Dinorah Martinez Tyson, Natalia Vargas, and Meade

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Formative Research on Perceptions of Biobanking: What Community Members Think, John S. Luque, Gwendolyn P. Quinn, Francisco A. Montel-Ishino, Mariana Arevalo, Shalanda A. Bynum, Shalewa Noel-Thomas, Kristen J. Wells, Clement K. Gwede, Cathy D. Meade, and Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network Partners

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Healthcare Provider Challenges for Reaching Hispanic Immigrants with HPV Vaccination in Rural Georgia, John S. Luque, Swati Raychowdhury, and Mary Weaver

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Mobile Farm Clinic Outreach to Address Health Conditions among Latino Migrant Farmworkers in Georgia, John S. Luque, Calos Reyes-Ortiz, Prasen Marella, Angel Bowers, Viral Panchal, and Simone Charles

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Perceived Barriers to Physical Activity Among Pregnant Women Living in a Rural Community: A Preliminary Case, Elizabeth S. Marshall, Helen W. Bland, Bridget F. Melton, and Jacquelyn Nagle

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Practice Based Research in Public Health, Glen P. Mays, Gulzar H. Shah, and Kay Lovelace

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One Country, Two Worlds – Health Disparity in China, Qingue Meng, Jian Zhang, Fei Yan, Edward J. Hoekstra, and Jiatong Zhuo

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Adoption of Safety Eyewear among Citrus Harvesters in Rural Florida, Paul Monaghan, Carol A. Bryant, Robert J. McDermott, Linda S. Frost, John S. Luque, and Ricardo B. Contreras

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Mercury and Environmental Justice Issues, J. Nriagu, R. Charles, and Simone M. Charles

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An Assessment of America’s Tobacco-Free Colleges and Universities, Sara S. Plaspohl, Anthony V. Parrillo, Robert L. Vogel, Stuart H. Tedders, and Andrew Epstein

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Volleyball, Tony A. Pritchard and Gavin T. Colquitt

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Effects of a Weight Training Personalized System of Instruction Course on Fitness Levels and Knowledge, Tony A. Pritchard, Kellie O. Penix, Gavin T. Colquitt, and Starla McCollum

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Calcium Montmorillonite Clay Reduces Urinary Biomarkers of Fumonisin B₁ Exposure in Rats and Humans, Abraham Robinson, Natalie M. Johnson, A. Strey, John F. Taylor, Alicia Marroquin-Cardona, N. J. Mitchell, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, Nii-Ayi Ankrah, Jonathan H. Williams, Jia-Sheng Wang, Pauline E. Jolly, R. J. Nachman, and Timothy D. Phillips

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Steady State Gibbs Sampler, Hani Samawi, Martin Dunbar, and Din Chen

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General Pivotal Goodness of Fit Test Based on Kernel Density Estimation, Hani M. Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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Diffusion of Practice-Based Research in Local Public Health: What Differentiates Adopters from Non-Adopters?, Gulzar H. Shah, Kay Lovelace, and Glen P. Mays

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Survival Analysis of Dialysis Patients Under Parametric and Non-Parametric Approaches, Maryam Siddiqa, Mueen -ud -Din Azad, Muhammad K. Pervaiz, Muhammad Ghias, Gulzar H. Shah, and Uzma Hafeez

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Health Risk Behaviors in Insured and Uninsured Community Health Center Patients in the Rural US South, K. Bryant Smalley, Jacob C. Warren, and Jeff J. Klibert

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Disparities of Childhood Limited Abilities and Special Health Care Needs in Georgia Comparing with Other States, James H. Stephens, Hani Samawi, Gerald R. Ledlow, and Rohit Tyagi

Disparities of Childhood Limited Abilities and Special Health Care Needs in Georgia Compared with Other States, James H. Stephens, Hani M. Samawi, and Gerald R. Ledlow

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Social Determinants of Health and Black Men: The Culture of Empowerment and the Policy Process, Adewale Troutman and Nandi A. Marshall

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Rickettsia felis in Ctenocephalides felis from Guatemala and Costa Rica, Adriana Troyo, Danilo Alvarez, Lizeth Taylor, Gabriela Abdalla, Olger Calderon-Arguedas, Maria L. Zambrano, Gregory A. Dasch, Kim A. Lindblade, Laya Hun, Marina Eremeeva, and Alejandra Estevez

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Spatial Variations in the Associations of Birth Weight with Socioeoncomic, Environmental, and Behavioral Factors in Georgia, U.S.A., Wei Tu, Jun Tu, and Stuart H. Tedders

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The Extent of Inter-Organizational Resource Sharing Among Local Health Departments: The Association with Organizational Characteristics and Institutional Factors, Joshua Vest and Gulzar H. Shah

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Refinement of an Educational Toolkit to Promote Cervical Cancer Screening among Hispanic Farmworker Women in Southeast Georgia, Lisa C. Watson-Johnson, Jigar Bhagatwala, Claudia Reyes-Garcia, Andrea Hinojosa, Mondi Mason, Cathy Meade, and John S. Luque

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Creating a Patient Navigation Model to Address Cervical Cancer Disparities in a Rural Hispanic Farmworker Community, Kristen Wells, Maria Rivera, Sara Proctor, Gloria Arroyo, Shalanda Bynum, Gwendolyn Quinn, John S. Luque, Marlene Rivera, Dinorah Martinez-Tyson, and Cathy Meade

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Impact of the 2008–2010 Economic Recession on Local Health Departments, Rachel Willard, Gulzar H. Shah, Carolyn J. Leep, and Leighton Ku

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Spline Nonparametric Quasi-Likelihood Regression Within the Frame of the Accelerated Failure Time Model, Lili Yu and Karl E. Peace

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Extended Quasi-Likelihood in the Generalized Linear Model for Right-Censored Data, Lili Yu, Ruifeng Yu, Liang Liu, and Dinggeng Chen

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The Incoherence of China’s National Health Development Strategies, Jian Zhang, Fei Yan, and Shenglan Tang

Submissions from 2011

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Vigorous Physical Activity Among Tweens, VERB Summer Scorecard Program, Lexington, Kentucky, 2004-2007, Moya L. Alfonso, Robert J. McDermott, Zachary Thompson, Carol A. Bryant, Anita H. Courtney, Jeffery A. Jones, Jenna L. Davis, and Yiliang Zhu

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Use of Outsourced Nurses in Long Term Acute Care Hospitals: Outcomes and Leadership Preferences, Raymona M. Alvarez, Bernard J. Kerr, Joan Burtner, Gerald R. Ledlow, and Larry V. Fulton

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Effects of Outsourced Nursing on Quality Outcomes in Long Term Acute Care Hospitals, Raymond Alvarez, Bernard J. Kerr, J. Burtner, Gerald R. Ledlow, and Larry V. Fulton

Comparing Obesity in Southeastern College Students to National Rates., Lauren E. Bigham, Bridget F. Melton, and Jody L. Langdon

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Fish Consumption and Severe Depressed Mood, Findings from the First National Nutrition Follow-Up Study, Qi Dai, Yanfeng Li, Linda I. Ekperi, Ahmed Dehal, and Jian Zhang

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Effects of Sex, Race, and Age on College Students’ Exercise Motivation of Physical Activity, Trevor J. Egli, Helen W. Bland, Bridget F. Melton, and Daniel R. Czech

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Anaplasma Phagocytophilum, Marina E. Eremeeva and Gregory A. Dasch

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Anaplasmataceae as Human Pathogens : Biology, Ecology and Epidemiology, Marina E. Eremeeva and Gregory A. Dasch

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Epidemic Typhus (Rickettsia prowazekii), Marina E. Eremeeva and Gregory A. Dasch

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Rickettsia rickettsii, Marina E. Eremeeva and Gregory A. Dasch

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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (Rickettsia rickettsii), Marina E. Eremeeva and Gregory A. Dasch

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The Genus Rickettsia: Microbiology, Diversity and Taxonomy, Marina E. Eremeeva and Gregory A. Dasch

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Body Mass Index and Death Rate of Colorectal Cancer among a National Cohort of U.S. Adults, Tiatiannia Garrett, Ahmed Dehal, Stuart H. Tedders, Cassandra Arroyo, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, and Jian Zhang

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On Inference of Overlapping Coefficients in Two Lomax Populations Using Different Sampling Methods, Amal Helu and Hani M. Samawi