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Submissions from 2020

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Feasibility of Long Acting Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in Rural Communities, William A. Mase and Ellie Purdy

Submissions from 2019

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The Ethics of Parental Refusal to Vaccinate: Costs, Community Safety, and Individual Rights, Olatanwa Adewale, Carla Cooper, Pascal Felix, Ashley K. Mitchell, Justin Savage, and William A. Mase

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Effingham Health System: Community Health Needs Assessment: 2019-2021, Bettye A. Apenteng, Samuel T. Opoku, Charles F. Owens, Linda Kimsey, and Angela Peden

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The Impact of Interpersonal Support, Supervisory Support, and Employee Engagement on Employee Turnover Intentions: Differences Between Financially Distressed and Highly Financially Distressed Hospitals, Kwabena G. Boakye, Bettye A. Apenteng, Mark Hanna, Linda G. Kimsey, William A. Mase, Samuel T. Opoku, Charles F. Owens, and Angela Peden

Safe Sleep Environment Focus Group Report, Joanne Chopak-Foss, Nandi Marshall, R. Ewesesan, Michela Hizine, and A. Moore

E-Waste Disposal from Major Ports: Policies & Ethical Considerations, L. Davis, Joshua Dufresne, and William A. Mase

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Adopting YouTube to Promote Health: Analysis of State Health Departments, Carmen H. Duke, Jingjing Yin, Xinyan Zhang, Elizabeth Blankenship, Sewuese Akuse, Gulzar H. Shah, Chung-Hong Chan, King-Wa Fu, Zion Tsz-Ho Tse, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Breastfeeding Practices in Georgia: Rural‐Urban Comparison and Trend Analyses Based on 2004‐2013 PRAMS Data, Whitney N. Hamilton and Yelena N. Tarasenko

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Health Behaviors in Rural Appalachia, Aasha I. Hoogland, Charles Hoogland, Shoshana H. Bardach, Yelena N. Tarasenko, and Nancy Schoenberg

Clinch Memorial Hospital: Strategic Plan: 2019-2021, Linda Kimsey, Bettye A. Apenteng, William Mase, Samuel T. Opoku, Charles Owens, and Angela Peden

Clinch Memorial Hospital Community Needs Assessment Report, Linda G. Kimsey, Bettye Apenteng, Samuel T. Opoku, Charles F. Owens, Angela Peden, Devin Hatchett, Imaobong Ekpo, Michela Hizine, and Oluwadamilola Onifade

Environmental Scan and Outmigration Analysis, Linda G. Kimsey, Samuel T. Opoku, Bettye A. Apenteng, William A. Mase, Charles F. Owens, and Angela Peden

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Hancock County Community Based Participatory SWOT Analysis: Community-Clinical Linkages, Linda G. Kimsey, Angela Peden, John Peden, Thomas Sweeney, Deborah Harvey, Michela Hizine, Oluwadamilola Onifade, Devin Hatchett, and Samantha Finn

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

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Ethical Approaches to Mandating Influenza Vaccinations for Local Health Department Workforce in Georgia, Melicent R. Miller, Maureen K. Akubu-Odero, LaShauna L. Hunt, Stephanie L. Irvin, Catherine T. Palmer, and William A. Mase

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Factors Associated with Continuous Improvement by Local Boards of Health, Tran Ha Nguyen, Gulzar H. Shah, Rachel D. Schwartz, and Jeffery A. Jones

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Hancock County Community Based Participatory SWOT Analysis: Nutrition Strategy, Angela Peden, Linda Kimsey, John Peden, Thomas Sweeney, Deborah Harvey, Michela Hizine, and Imaobong Ekpo

North Central Health District Supervisor Evaluation Results, Angela Peden, Charles F. Owens, Michela Hizine, and A. Moore

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Diversifying Data: A Precision Medicine Approach to Improving Health Outcomes. Health Informatics Innovations and Applications Series, Kimberly Rodgers and Gulzar H. Shah

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Evaluating Web-Based Platforms and Traditional Methods for Recruiting Tattoo Artists: Descriptive Survey Research Study, Jessica Sapp, Robert L. Vogel, Joseph Telfair, and Julie K. Reagan

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The State of the US Governmental Public Health Workforce, 2014–2017, Katie Sellers, Jonathon P. Leider, Elizabeth Gould, Brian C. Castrucci, Angela J. Beck, Kyle Bogaert, Fátima Coronado, Gulzar H. Shah, Valerie A. Yeager, Leslie M. Beitsch, and Paul C. Erwin

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Role of Data in Promoting Diversity & Inclusion in Public Health Institutions of Higher Education, Gulzar H. Shah

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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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Publishing on Topics in Public Health Informatics for a Quarter Century, Gulzar H. Shah and Valerie N. Rogers

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Promoting Social Determinants of Health Services: Informatics is the Answer, Gulzar H. Shah and Kristie Cason Waterfield

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Data travels at the speed of trust: Population health informatics for population health. Health Informatics Innovations and Applications Series, Gulzar H. Shah, Kristie Cason Waterfield, and Anjum Khurshid

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Employee Perceptions about Public Health Agencies’ Desired Involvement in Impacting Health Equity and Other Social Determinants of Health, Gulzar H. Shah, Jingjing Yin, Jessica L. Owens-Young, and Kristie Cason Waterfield

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Hancock County Community Based Participatory SWOT Analysis: Physical Activity Strategy, Thomas Sweeney, John Peden, Angela Peden, Linda Kimsey, Deborah Harvey, Michela Hizine, and Stephanie Riddle

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Issue of Compliance with Use of Personal Protective Equipment among Wastewater Workers across the Southeast Region of the United States, Tamara L. Wright, Atin Adhikari, Jingjing Yin, Robert L. Vogel, Stacy W. Smallwood, and Gulzar H. Shah

Submissions from 2018

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Exploring Childhood Obesity Perceptions Among Caregivers of African American Children, Dayna Alexander, Moya L. Alfonso, and Dziyana Nazaruk

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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

Bacon County Hospital and Health System: 2019-2022 Strategic Plan, Bettye A. Apenteng, Linda Kimsey, Samuel T. Opoku, and Charles Owens

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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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Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Mortality among Hispanic Women - Sub-Ethnic Disparities and Survival Trend across Time: An Analysis of SEER 1992-2013, Chen Chen, Talar Markossian, Abigail Silva, and Yelena Tarasenko

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Self-efficacy and Leisure-time Physical Activity Levels Among Rural Residents, Gabriele Ciciurkaite, Yelena Tarasenko, and Nancy Schoenberg

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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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The Sickle Cell Disease Implementation Consortium: Translating Evidence‐based Guidelines Into Practice for Sickle Cell Disease, Lisa D. DiMartino, Ana A. Baumann, Lewis Hsu, Julie Kanter, Victor R. Gordeuk, Jeffrey Glassberg, Marsha J. Treadwell, Cathy L. Melvin, Joseph Telfair, Lisa M. Klesges, Allison King, Ted Wun, Nirmish Shah, Robert Gibson, and Jane S. Hankins

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Toward a National Conversation on Health: Disruptive Intervention and the Transformation from Health Care to Health, Kevin A. Dorrance, Dennis A. Robbins, Linda Kimsey, Jeffrey S. LaRochelle, and Steven J. Durning

Jekyll Island Beach Water Quality Study, Jeffery A. Jones

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A Systems Approach to Person-Centric Health Economics, Linda Kimsey, Andrew Hoburg, Samuel T. Olaiya, Kenneth D. Jones II, and Patrick Richard

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Delay in initiation of DMARD or anti-inflammatory therapy in patients newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis: An analysis of United States Military Health System TRICARE beneficiaries, Linda Kimsey, Joel Weissman, Avni Patel, Alison Drew, Tracey Koehlmoos, and Jeffrey A. Sparks

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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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Correlates of Cervical Cancer Screening Adherence Among Women in the U.S.: Findings from HINTS 2013–2014, John S. Luque, Yelena N. Tarasenko, and Chen Chen

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Utilization of Cervical Cancer Screening Among Hispanic Immigrant Women in the Nuevo South, John Luque, Yelena Tarasenko, Hong Li, Caroline Davila, Rachel N. Knight, and Rosa E. Alcantar

A Resource Guide to Support Community Development Financial Institutions to Address Social Determinates of Health, Nandi Marshall, Charles F. Owens, Deborah Harvey, Michela Hizine, Oluwadamilola Onifade, and Angela Peden

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Disease Intervention Specialist Education for the Future: An Analysis of Public Health Curricula, William A. Mase, Andrew Hansen, Stacy W. Smallwood, Gulzar H. Shah, Angela Peden, Ted Mulherin, and Kaye Bender

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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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Health Care Provider Support for Physical Activity in Women, Aged 20-44 Years, in Georgia: A Qualitative Study, Dziyana Nazaruk, Stuart H. Tedders, and Andrew R. Hansen

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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

Warm Springs Medical Center: Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy, Samuel T. Opoku, Bettye A. Apenteng, Charles Owens, Linda Kimsey, and Angela Peden

Public Health Competency and Training Needs Assessment for the Coastal Health District, GA., Samuel T. Opoku, Bettye A. Apenteng, Angela Peden, and William A. Mase

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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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Are Evidence-Based, Community-Engaged Energy Balance Interventions Enough for Extremely Vulnerable Populations?, Nancy E. Schoenberg, Yelena Tarasenko, and Claire Snell-Rood

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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 Boards of Health as Linkages Between Local Health Departments and Health Care and Other Community Organizations, Gulzar H. Shah and Carolyn J. Leep

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Roaches, Roach Motels, and Electronic Silos: The Role of Informatics in the Integration of Health Care and Public Health, Gulzar H. Shah, Kristie Cason Waterfield, Mark Renfro, and Zahid Butt

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Data Talks and Hearsay Walks: Health Informatics and Social Determinants of Health, Gulzar H. Shah and Wu Xu

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The Impact of Rurality on Likelihood of Drunk Driving and Riding With a Driver Under the Influence Among High School Students, K. Bryant Smalley, Jacob Warren, Yelena Tarasenko, and K. Nikki Barefoot

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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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Muscle-strengthening and Aerobic Activities and Mortality Among 3+ Year Cancer Survivors in the U.S., Yelena N. Tarasenko, Daniel F. Linder, and Eric A. Miller

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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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Collectively, we can overcome this time that tries our souls, Joseph Telfair

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Delivering rural health care a persistent public health challenge, 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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Public Health Faces Challenges, but We Will Overcome Them: We Have Struggled, but Change is Coming, 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

Flex Financial and Operational Improvement Grant, Year Two Report, Bettye A. Apenteng, Kwabena G. Boakye, Mark Hanna, Linda G. Kimsey, William A. Mase, Samuel T. Opoku, Charles F. Owens, Angela Peden, and Stuart H. Tedders

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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

Positioning Rural Hospitals for Financial Sustainability: A Descriptive Study of Georgia Rural Hospitals’ Efforts Toward Financial Sustainability, Bettye A. Apenteng, Angela Peden, Raymona H. Lawrence, Emmanuel Akowuah, James H. Stephens, 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