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Submissions from 2016

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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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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

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Fulfilling Community Health Assessment Requirements: Lessons Learned From Facilitating State-wide Community Health Forums, Ashley D. Walker, Angela Peden, Stuart H. Tedders, John S. Barron, Aaron Jackson, Nicholas Williams, and Bethrand Ugwu

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Electronic Health Records and Meaningful Use in Local Health Departments: Updates From the 2015 NACCHO Informatics Assessment Survey, Karmen S. Williams and Gulzar H. Shah

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Racial Disparities in Emergency General Surgery: Do Differences in Outcomes Persist Among Universally Insured Military Patients?, Cheryl Zogg, Wei Jiang, Muhammed Ali Chaudhary, John Scott, Adil A. Shah, Stuart R. Lipsitz, Joel S. Weissman, Zara Cooper, Ali Salim, Stephanie L. Nitzschke, Louis L. Nguyen, Lorens A. Helmchen, Linda G. Kimsey, Samuel Olaiya, Peter A. Learn, and Adil H. Haider

Submissions from 2015

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Childhood Obesity Perceptions Among African American Caregivers in a Rural Georgia Community: A Mixed Methods Approach, Dayna S. Alexander, Moya L. Alfonso, and Andrew R. Hansen

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The Willow Hill Community Health Assessment: Assessing the Needs of Children in a Former Slave Community, Moya L. Alfonso, Gayle Jackson, Alvin Jackson, DeShannon Hardy, and Akrati Gupta

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“It All Goes Back to the Services”: A Rural/Urban Comparison of Service Providers’ Perceptions of Challenges and Facilitators to Disability Services, Moya L. Alfonso, Ashley D. Walker, Akrati Gupta, Joseph Telfair, and Gavin T. Colquitt

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Assessing Seasonality of Travel Distance to Harm Reduction Service Providers among Person Who Inject Drugs, Sean T. Allen, Monica S. Ruiz, Amira Roess, and Jeffery A. Jones

Southwest Georgia Regional Healthcare Workforce Needs Assessment, Bettye A. Apenteng, William A. Mase, K. McKinley, Gulzar H. Shah, and Yelena N. Tarasenko

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Organizational and Environmental Correlates of the Adoption of a Focus Strategy in US Hospices, Bettye A. Apenteng, Preethy Nayar, Fang Yu, John Adams, and Samuel T. Opoku

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The Influence of Race on End-of-Life Choices Following a Counselor-Based Palliative Consultation, Kathleen Benton, James H. Stephens, Robert L. Vogel, Gerald R. Ledlow, Richard Ackermann, Carol Babcock, and Georgia McCook

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Exploring Cyber Harassment among Women Who Use Social Media, Sloane Burke Winkelman, Jody Oomen-Early, Ashley D. Walker, Lawrence Chu, and Alice Yick-Flanagan

Student Perceptions of Instructional Physical Activity Programs in Higher Education and Their Intention to Engage in Lifelong Physical Activity, Kevin Casebolt, Helen W. Bland, Jared Russell, and Bridget F. Melton

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Population-Based Analysis of Hematologic Malignancy Referrals to a Comprehensive Cancer Center, Referrals for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and Participation in Clinical Trial, Survey, and Biospecimen Research by Race, Alyssa Clay, Brittany Peoples, Yali Zhang, Kirsten Moysich, Levi Ross, Philip McCarthy, and Theresa Hahn

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Grandparent Caregiving Among Rural African Americans in a Community in the American South: Challenges to Health and Wellbeing, Emmanuel Clottey, Alison Scott, and Moya L. Alfonso

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The Effect of an Upper Extremity Power Training Intervention on Pain and Power Among Young People With Cerebral Palsy, Gavin T. Colquitt, Noelle G. Moreau, Li Li, Kristina Kendall, Robert L. Vogel, and Theophile B. Dipita

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Flag Football, Gavin T. Colquitt and Tony A. Pritchard

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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences: A Leadership Academy for Military Medical Officers in the U.S. Navy, Erich J. Dietrich, Linda G. Kimsey, and Anthony R. Artino

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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences: Developing Career-Committed Military Medical Officers, Erich J. Dietrich, Linda Kimsey, Brian V. Reamy, and Anthony R. Artino

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

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

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

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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

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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Self-Efficacy and Readiness for Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care in Sickle Cell Disease, 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

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

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Differences in Health Literacy Knowledge and Experiences among Senior Nursing Students, Sharon S. Williamson and Joanne Chopak-Foss

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Evaluation of Diverse Community Asthma Interventions: Balancing Health Outcomes with Developing Community Capacity for Evidence-Based Program Measurement, Lynn D. Woodhouse, William C. Livingood, Russ Toal, DeAnna Keene, Stuart H. Tedders, Simone M. Charles, Raymona H. Lawrence, Laura H. Gunn, Natalie Williams, and Andrea Kellum

Submissions from 2014

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Employee Influenza Vaccination in Residential Care Facilities, Bettye A. Apenteng and Samuel T. Opoku

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Differences in Definitions of EBPH and Evidence: Implications for Communication with Practitioners, Robert E. Aronson, Kay Lovelace, Mark Smith, and Gulzar H. Shah

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Differences in Definitions of EBPH and Evidence: Implications for Communication with Practitioners, Robert Aronson, Kay Lovelace, Mark Smith, and Gulzar H. Shah

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Final Report of the Georgia Southern University Ad Hoc Committee on Student Ratings of Instruction, Helen W. Bland, James Harris, James Jupp, William B. Levernier, Nan S. LoBue, Trent W. Maurer, James S. Reichard, Sonya S. Shepherd, and Rebecca Ziegler

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Quantifying the Impact of Physical Activity on Stress Tolerance in College Students, Helen W. Bland, Bridget F. Melton, Lauren Bigham, and Paul D. Welle

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Patterns of Referral for, and Utilization of, Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) by Race, Alyssa Clay, Brittany Peoples, Levi Ross, Kirsten Moysich, Yali Zhang, Philip McCarthy, and Theresa Hahn

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Becoming the Physical Activity Champion: Empowerment through Social Marketing, Gavin T. Colquitt, Moya L. Alfonso, and Ashley D. Walker

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Adapting a Community-Based Physical Activity Promotion Program for Rural, Diverse Youth, Gavin Colquitt, Ashley Walker, and Moya L. Alfonso

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Engaging Diverse Populations about Biospecimen Donation for Cancer Research, Julie H. Dang, Elisa M. Rodriguez, John S. Luque, Deborah O. Erwin, Cathy D. Meade, and Moon S. Chen Jr.

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Local Health Departments and the 2008 Recession: Characteristics of Resiliency, Paul C. Erwin, Gulzar H. Shah, and Glen P. Mays

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Generational Shift in Parental Perceptions of Overweight Among School-Aged Children, Andrew R. Hansen, Dustin T. Duncan, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Fei Yan, and Jian Zhang

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Chapter 4: Readiness and Change Management During Electronic Medical Records Adoption, Renee B. Hotchkiss and J. Cantiello

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Engaging Patients and Caregivers in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research on Advanced Stage Lung Cancer: Insights from Patients, Caregivers, and Providers, 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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Civil Marriage Laws, Jeffery Jones

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GLSO Health News: Health Screenings, Jeffery Jones

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GLSO Health News: Visits to Physicians, Jeffery Jones

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Kenwick: The History of a Lexington Neighborhood, Jeffery Jones

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Athletes’ Perceptions of National Collegiate Athletic Association Mandated Sickle Cell Trait Screening: Insight for Academic Institutions and College Health Professionals, Raymona H. Lawrence and Gulzar H. Shah

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Athletes’ Perceptions of National Collegiate Athletic Association–Mandated Sickle Cell Trait Screening: Insight for Academic Institutions and College Health Professionals, Raymona H. Lawrence and Gulzar H. Shah

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Instructors Manual, Test Bank, Presentation Material, and Forty – Four Supplemental files, Gerald R. Ledlow and Nicholas M. Coppola

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Leadership for Health Professionals: Theory, Skills and Applications, Gerald R. Ledlow and Nicholas M. Coppola

Southeast Georgia Cancer Alliance Projects Focusing on Colon Cancer, Gerald R. Ledlow, James H. Stephens, Hani Samawi, and David E. Schott

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Changes in Public Health Workforce Composition: Proportion of Part-Time Workforce and Its Correlates, 2008-2013, Jonathon P. Leider, Gulzar H. Shah, Brian C. Castrucci, Carolyn J. Leep, Katie Sellers, and James B. Sprague

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Laying the Groundwork for Evidence-Based Public Health: Why Some Local Health Departments Use More Evidence-Based Decision-Making Practices Than Others, Kay A. Lovelace, Robert E. Aronson, Kelly L. Rulison, Jeffrey D. Labban, Gulzar H. Shah, and Mark Smith

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Qualitative Systematic Review of Barber-Administered Health Education, Promotion, Screening, and Outreach Programs in African-American Communities, John S. Luque, Levi Ross, and Clement K. Gwede

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Recommendations and Administration of the HPV Vaccine to 11-to-12-Year Old Girls and Boys: A Statewide Survey of Georgia Vaccinations for Children Provider Practices, John S. Luque, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Betty T. Dixon, Robert L. Vogel, and Stuart H. Tedders

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Effects of Personality Disorder and Impulsivity on Emotional Adaptations in Prison among Women Offenders, Senik T. Mahmood, Micahel G. Vaughn, and Rachel D. Schwartz PhD

Application of a Course-Long Health Behavioral Change Project, Bridget F. Melton, Lauren Bigham, and Helen W. Bland

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Relationship Between Health Behaviors and Technology Usage Among Late Adolescents, Bridget F. Melton, Lauren E. Bigham, Helen W. Bland, Matthew Bird, and Ciaran Fairman

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Diabetes and Colorectal Cancer Screening among Men and Women in the USA: National Health Interview Survey: 2008, 2010, Eric A. Miller, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Jennifer D. Parker, and Kenneth C. Schoendorf

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Understanding Masculinity in Undergraduate African American Men: A Qualitative Study, Krista Mincey, Moya L. Alfonso, Amy Hackney, and John S. Luque

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Being a Black Man: Development of the Masculinity Inventory Scale (MIS) for Black Men, Krista D. Mincey, Moya L. Alfonso, Amy A. Hackney, and John S. Luque

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Career Satisfaction and Burnout among Ghanaian Physicians, Samuel T. Opoku and Bettye A. Apenteng

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Seeking Greener Pastures? The Relationship between Career Satisfaction and the Intention to Emigrate: A Survey of Ghanaian Physicians, Samuel T. Opoku and Bettye A. Apenteng

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In the Words of the Medical Tourist: An Analysis of Internet Narratives by Health Travelers to Turkey, Margaret E. Ozan-Rafferty, James Allen Johnson, Gulzar H. Shah, and Attila Kursun