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Submissions from 2019

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Decision Making, Analytics, and Communications in Health Organizations, Gerald R. Ledlow and James H. Stephens

Submissions from 2018

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Assessing Child Body Mass Index Perceptions Among African American Caregivers in a Rural Community, Dayna S. Alexander, Moya L. Alfonso, Chunhua Cao, and Andrew R. Hansen

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The Effect of Power Outages on In-Facility Mortality in Healthcare Facilities: Evidence From Ghana, Bettye A. Apenteng, Samuel T. Opoku, Daniel Ansong, Emmanuel A. Akowuah, and Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

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Understanding Epidemiologists Who Serve as Preceptors, Jessica Arrazola, Gulzar H. Shah, Jeffery A. Jones, Jingjing Yin, and Elizabeth Harper

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What We Know About Students in Recovery: Meta-Synthesis of Collegiate Recovery, Robert D. Ashford, Austin M. Brown, Emily Eisenhart, Anne Thompson-Heller, and Brenda Curtis

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Analysis of Food Service Operation Risk Classification and Associated Food Safety Violation Frequency, Patrick Chang, Haresh Rochani, William A. Mase, Jeffery A. Jones, and Asli Aslan

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Black Mother's Intention to Vaccinate Daughters Against HPV: A Mixed Methods Approach to Identify Opportunities for Targeted Communication, Jennifer Cunningham-Erves, Laura Forbes, Nataliya Ivankova, Tilicia Mayo-Gamble, Kendria Kelly-Taylor, and Jason Deakings

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A Physician’s Recommendation for HPV Vaccination: What Makes African American Mothers Compliant?, Jennifer Cunningham-Erves, Kendria Kelly-Taylor, Tilicia Mayo-Gamble, Jason Deakings, and Luara L. Talbott

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Understanding the Executive Roles in Health Leadership, Gerald R. Ledlow and James H. Stephens

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Leadership Models in Practice, Gerald R. Ledlow, James H. Stephens, and David E. Schott

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Challenges of Today Requiring Health Leadership, Gerald R. Ledlow, James H. Stephens, David E. Schott, and William A. Mase

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Trends in Smoking and Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy from 1985 to 2014, Racial and Ethnic Disparity Observed from Multiple National Surveys, Hongxia Lian, Andrew R. Hansen, Zachary McGalliard, Laura Gover, Fei Yan, and Jian Zhang

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The Leader-Member Exchange Theory, William A. Mase and James W. Holsinger

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Identifying Factors Underlying the Decision for Sickle Cell Carrier Screening Among African Americans Within Middle Reproductive Age, Tilicia L. Mayo-Gamble, Susan E. Middlestadt, Hsien-Chang Lin, Jennifer Cunningham-Erves, Priscilla Barnes, and Pamela Braboy Jackson

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Risk Factors for In‐Hospital Mortality in Heart Failure Patients: Does Rurality, Payer or Admission Source Matter?, Preethy Nayar, Fang Yu, Aastha Chandak, Ge Lin Kan, Brian Lowes, and Bettye A. Apenteng

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Disparities in Emergency Department Wait Time Among Patients with Mental Health and Substance-Related Disorders, Samuel T. Opoku, Bettye A. Apenteng, Emmanuel A. Akowuah, and Soumitra Bhuyan

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Different Reference Points, Different Conclusions: Time for a Common Reference Point for Severe Childhood Obesity Studies, Samuel T. Opoku, Andrew R. Hansen, and Jian Zhang

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Local Health Departments’ Role in Non-Profit Hospitals’ Community Health Needs Assessment, Gulzar H. Shah

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Impact of Local Boards of Health on Local Health Department Accreditation, Community Health Assessment, Community Health Improvement Planning, and Strategic Planning, Gulzar H. Shah, Liza Corso, Sergey Sotnikov, and Carolyn Leep

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Local Health Departments' Engagement in Addressing Health Disparities: The Effect of Health Informatics, Gulzar H. Shah, William A. Mase, and Kristie Waterfield

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Tobacco Policies and Alcohol Sponsorship at Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Festivals: Time for Intervention, Jasmine Spivey, Joseph Lee, and Stacy Smallwood

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The Health System of the Russian Federation, James H. Stephens, Alexander V. Sergeev, and Elena A. Plantova

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Acknowledging Our Challenges, Priorities While Giving Thanks, Joseph Telfair

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Addressing Inequities – Poverty as a Health and Human Rights Issue, Joseph Telfair

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Advocating for an End to the Unjust Treatment of Immigrants, Joseph Telfair

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Building Your Public Health Career While Strengthening the Workforce, Joseph Telfair

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Finding a Way to Work Together, Move Needle Toward Progress: Continuing to Advocate for Health, Joseph Telfair

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Focusing Our Priorities, Work and Resources to Address Health Inequities: Diverse Solutions for a Diverse Problem, Joseph Telfair

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More than Just a Job: Public Health Is a Calling, Chance to Make an Impact, Joseph Telfair

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Child Public Health, Joseph Telfair, Rakhi Trivedi, Helen W. Bland, Valamar Reagon, and Jazzmin Williams

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Descriptive Best Practices, Blending Pedagogical Approaches in Public Health Education: The ADOPT Model, McKinley Thomas, Lesley Clack, and Sara S. Plaspohl

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The Epidemiology of Pedestrian Deaths in Georgia, USA: Opportunities for Public Health, McKinley Thomas and Jeffery A. Jones

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Actual Body Weight or Perceived Body Weight? Comment on ‘Childhood Obesity and School Absenteeism: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis’, Jian Zhang, Andrew R. Hansen, Dustin T. Duncan, and Stuart H. Tedders

Submissions from 2017

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Geographic Variation in Medicare and the Military Healthcare System, Taiwo Adesoya, Linda G. Kimsey, Stuart R. Lipsitz, Louis L. Nguyen, Philip Goodney, Samuel Olaiya, and Joel S. Weissman

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Application of Mixed-methods Design in Community-engaged Research: Lessons Learned From an Evidence-based Intervention for Latinos With Chronic Illness and Minor Depression, Claudia X. Aguado Loi, Moya L. Alfonso, Isabella Chan, Kelsey Anderson, Dinorah Martinez-Tyson, Junius Gonzales, and Jaime Corvin

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Do Maternal Caregiver Perceptions of Childhood Obesity Risk Factors and Obesity Complications Predict Support for Prevention Initiatives Among African Americans?, Dayna S. Alexander, Moya L. Alfonso, Chunhua Cao, and Alesha Wright

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Racial Disparities in Emotional Distress among Cancer Survivors: Insights from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS), Bettye A. Apenteng, Andrew R. Hansen, Samuel T. Opoku, and William A. Mase

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Increasing Breastfeeding Duration and Exclusivity in a Sample of Rural Women: A Pilot Study, Joanne Chopak-Foss and Felicia Yeboah

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Differentiating Instruction in Physical Education: Personalization of Learning, Gavin T. Colquitt, Tony A. Pritchard, Christine Johnson, and Starla McCollum

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A Review of Strategies to Increase Access to Oral Health Services, Breyana Davis and Sara S. Plaspohl

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Perceived Not Actual Overweight Is Associated With Excessive School Absenteeism Among U.S. Adolescents, Dustin T. Duncan, Andrew R. Hansen, Jennifer Woo Baidal, Rodney Lyn, Ashley Hill, and Jian Zhang

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Coliphage as an Indicator of the Quality of Beach Water to Protect the Health of Swimmers in Coastal Georgia, Javier Gallard-Gongora, Kathryn McGowan Munck, Jeffery A. Jones, and Asli Aslan

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Physician Attitudes Toward the Ethics of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): Cost, Safety, and Resource Allocation, Jessica Grippo, Stacy W. Smallwood, Katherine Pincura, Tamara Wright, and William A. Mase

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It Is a Painful Somatic Symptom, Not the History of Cancer/Malignancy That Is Associated With Depression: Findings From Multiple National Surveys, Krystina Johnson, Maria D. Politics, Andrew R. Hansen, Lindsey E. McKenzie, Dustin T. Duncan, and Jian Zhang

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Commentaries on Health Services Research, Jeffery A. Jones

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Healthcare Supply Chains: A Case Study in Outfitting a New Hospital Facility, Jeffery A. Jones, Michelle Ellington, and Andrew Blues

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Operational and Financial Performance of Georgia’s Critical Access Hospitals, Linda G. Kimsey, Bettye A. Apenteng, William A. Mase, Samuel T. Opoku, Mark D. Hanna, Kwabena Boakye, Lisa Carhuff, Charles Owens, Angela Peden, Stuart H. Tedders, and Patricia Whaley

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Geographic Variation Within the Military Health System, Linda G. Kimsey, Samuel Olaiya, Chad Smith, Andrew Hoburg, Stuart R. Lipsitz, Tracey Koehlmoos, Louis L. Nguyen, and Joel S. Weissman

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The Imperative for a Health Systems Approach to Global Health Engagement, Tracey Koehlmoos, Linda G. Kimsey, David Bishai, and David Lane

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Measuring Compatibility Gaps in Relationships and Business Models That Influence Strategy, Gerald R. Ledlow, James H. Stephens, and David E. Schott

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Data, Staff, Money: Leadership Reflections on the Future of Public Health Informatics, Jonathon P. Leider, Gulzar H. Shah, Akrati Gupta, Karmen S. Williams, and Brian C. Castrucci

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Radical Prostatectomy Innovation and Outcomes at Military and Civilian Institutions, Jeffrey J. Leow, Joel S. Weissman, Linda G. Kimsey, Andrew Hoburg, Lorens A. Helmchen, Wei Jiang, Nathanael Hevelone, Stuart R. Lipsitz, Louis L. Nguyen, and Steven L. Chang

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Impact of State Reporting Laws on Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infection Rates in U.S. Adult Intensive Care Units, Hangsheng Liu, Carolyn T. A. Herzig, Andrew Dick, E. Yoko Furuya, Elaine Larson, Julie Reagan, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, and Patricia W. Stone

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Salud es Vida: A Cervical Cancer Screening Intervention for Rural Latina Immigrant Women, John S. Luque, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Claudia Reyes-Garcia, Moya L. Alfonso, Norma Suazo, Laura Rebing, and Daron Ferris

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Georgia’s Critical Access Hospitals: Financial Performance and Process Improvement, William A. Mase, Bettye A. Apenteng, Lisa Carhuff, Mark D. Hanna, Kwabena Boakye, Linda G. Kimsey, Samuel T. Opoku, Charles Owens, Stuart H. Tedders, and Patricia Whaley

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After-Action Review of the 2009-10 H1N1 Influenza Outbreak Response: Ohio’s Public Health System’s Performance, William A. Mase, Beth Bickford, Casey L. Thomas, Shamika D. Jones, and Michael Bisesi

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Assessing Training Needs and Competency Gaps in Food Protection Staff, William A. Mase, Bobby Jo Newell, H. Pamela Pagano, and Jessica Arrazola

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Solo Practice Physicians in Georgia, Fedelis Mutiso, Emmanuel A. Akowuah, Samuel T. Opoku, and Bettye A. Apenteng

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Needs Assessment for Behavioral Health Workforce: A State-Level Analysis, Preethy Nayar, Bettye A. Apenteng, Ahn T. Nguyen, Kelly Shaw-Sutherland, Diptee Ojha, and Marlene Deras

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Provider-Induced Demand in the Treatment of Carotid Artery Stenosis: Variation in Treatment Decisions Between Private Sector Fee-for-Service vs Salary-Based Military Physicians, Louis L. Nguyen, Ann D. Smith, Rebecca E. Scully, Wei Jiang, Peter A. Learn, Stuart R. Lipsitz, Joel S. Weissman, Lorens A. Helmchen, Tracey Koehlmoos, Andrew Hoburg, and Linda Kimsey

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Temporal Trends and Rural-Urban Differences in Hospital Length of Stay for Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders, Samuel T. Opoku, Bettye A. Apenteng, and Ge Lin

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Intrapartum Obstetric Care in the U.S. Military: Comparison of Military and Civilian Care Systems within TRICARE, Anju Ranjit, Wei Jiang, Tiannan Zhan, Linda G. Kimsey, Bart Staat, Catherine T. Witkop, Sarah E. Little, Adil H. Haider, and Julian N. Robinson

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Urban Versus Rural Differences in Insurance Coverage and Impact on Employment Among Families Caring for a Child With Cerebral Palsy, Braydon Schaible, Gavin Colquitt, Li Li, Manuela Caciula, and Noelle G. Moreau

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Local Boards of Health Characteristics Influencing Support for Health Department Accreditation, Gulzar H. Shah, Sergey Sotnikov, Carolyn J. Leep, Jiali Ye, and Liza Corso

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Creating a Taxonomy of Local Boards of Health Based on Local Health Departments’ Perspectives, Gulzar H. Shah, Sergey Sotnikov, Carolyn J. Leep, Jiali Ye, and Timothy W. Van-Wave

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Intersecting HIV Prevention Practice and Truth Among Black MSM, Stacy W. Smallwood, Jarvis W. Carter Jr., and Anne O. Odusanya

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Different Dimensions: Internalized Homonegativity Among African American Men Who Have Sex With Men in the Deep South, Stacy W. Smallwood, S. Melinda Spencer, Lucy Annang Ingram, Jim F. Thrasher, and Melva V. Thompson-Robinson

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Examining the Relationships Between Religiosity, Spirituality, Internalized Homonegativity, and Condom Use Among African American Men Who Have Sex With Men in the Deep South, Stacy W. Smallwood, S. Melinda Spencer, Lucy Annang Ingram, Jim F. Thrasher, and Melva V. Thompson-Robinson

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Change in Percentages of Adults With Overweight or Obesity Trying to Lose Weight, 1988-2014, Kassandra R. Snook, Andrew R. Hansen, Carmen H. Duke, Kathryn C. Finch, Amy A. Hackney, and Jian Zhang

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An Analysis of the Massachusetts Healthcare Law, James H. Stephens, Gerald R. Ledlow, Michael V. Sach, and Julie Reagan

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Using the Personalized System of Instruction to Differentiate Instruction in Fitness, Stephanie Viness, Gavin T. Colquitt, Tony A. Pritchard, and Christine Johnson

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Using Photovoice to Initiate Improvement in a PETE Program, Ashley Walker, Jody Langdon, Gavin Colquitt, and Starla McCollum

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Overcoming Barriers to Experience Benefits: A Qualitative Analysis of Electronic Health Record and Health Information Exchange Implementation in Local Health Departments, Karmen S. Williams, Gulzar H. Shah, Jonathon P. Leider, Akrati Gupta, and Brian C. Castrucci

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STD Services’ Delivery Arrangements in Georgia’s County Health Departments, Karmen S. Williams, Gulzar H. Shah, Angela Peden, and William C. Livingood

Submissions from 2016

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Development and Psychometric Testing of the Childhood Obesity Perceptions (COP) Survey Among African American Caregivers: A Tool for Obesity Prevention Program Planning, Dayna S. Alexander, Moya L. Alfonso, and Chunhua Cao

Adapting a Physical Activity Intervention for Youth in a Rural Area: A Case Study, Moya L. Alfonso, Gavin T. Colquitt, Ashley D. Walker, and Akrati Gupta

Latinos’ Views of Chronic Disease and Minor Depression, Moya L. Alfonso, Jaime Corvin, Claudia Aguado Loi, Isabella Chan, Linda M. Callejas, Dina Martinez Tyson, Maria Serrano, Phyllis Panzano, and Junius Gonzales

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Understanding Forced Sex during Adolescence: An Exploratory Study of Risk and Protective Factors, Moya L. Alfonso, Robert L. Vogel, Akrati Gupta, and Karmen S. Williams

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Assessing Syringe Exchange Program Access Among Persons Who Inject Drugs (PWID) in the District of Columbia, Sean T. Allen, Monica S. Ruiz, and Jeffery A. Jones

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Quantifying Syringe Exchange Program Operational Space in the District of Columbia, Sean T. Allen, Monica S. Ruiz, and Jeffery A. Jones

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Legal Space for Syringe Exchange Programs in Hot Spots of Injection Drug Use-Related Crime, Sean T. Allen, Monica S. Ruiz, Jeffery A. Jones, and Monique M. Turner

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A State-Level Analysis of Maternal and Child Health Partnerships Among Indiana Local Health Departments, Priscilla A. Barnes, Laura T. Haderxhanaj, and Gulzar H. Shah

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Georgia’s Rural Hospital Closures: The Common-Good Approach to Ethical Decision-Making, Randi G. Bastain, Marcus Garner, John S. Barron, Emmanuel A. Akowuah, and William A. Mase

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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