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Submissions from 2016

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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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Balanced Bayesian LASSO for Heavy Tails, Daniel F. Linder, Viral Panchal, Hani Samawi, and Duchwan Ryu

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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

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Informatics as a Strategic Priority and Collaborative Processes to Build a Smarter, Forward-Looking Health Department, Kay Lovelace and Gulzar H. Shah

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Using Information Systems to Improve a Mid-Sized Local Health Department’s Effectiveness in a Time of Rapid Change, Kay Lovelace and Gulzar H. Shah

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Factors Driving Local Health Departments' Partnerships With Other Organizations in Maternal and Child Health, Communicable Disease Prevention, and Chronic Disease Control, Huabin Luo, Nancy L. Winterbauer, Gulzar H. Shah, Ashley Tucker, and Lei Xu

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Social Network Characteristics and Cervical Cancer Screening Among Quechua Women in Andean Peru, John S. Luque, Samuel T. Opoku, Daron Ferris, and Wendy S. Guevara Condorhuaman

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Prostate Cancer Education in African American Barbershops: Baseline Client Survey Results and Differences in Decisional Conflict and Stage of Decision Making, John S. Luque, Levi Ross, and Clement K. Gwede

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Epidemiology and Nursing Practice, William A. Mase

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Public Health Staff Development Needs in Informatics: Findings From a National Survey of Local Health Departments, Barbara L. Massoudi, Kelley Chester, and Gulzar H. Shah

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The Effectiveness of a Physical Activity Educational Campaign in a Rural Obstetrics and Gynecology Office, Bridget F. Melton, Helen W. Bland, Elaine S. Marshall, and Lauren Bigham

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Wearable Devices to Improve Physical Activity and Sleep: A Randomized Controlled Trial of College-Aged African American Women, Bridget F. Melton, Michael P. Buman, Robert L. Vogel, Brandonn S. Harris, and Lauren E. Bigham

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Using the Exercise Is Medicine® on Campus Platform to Assess College Students’ Practice of Physical Activity in a Rural Setting, Bridget Melton, Jazmin A. Williamson, Helen W. Bland, and Jian Zhang

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The Changing Role of the Healthcare Environment, Amber H. Mitchell, Rodney E. Rohde, Pat Tille, Julie Reagan, and Marilyn Felkner

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Communication Within Hospice Interdisciplinary Teams: A Narrative Review, Angela R. Moore, Randi Ginger Bastian, and Bettye A. Apenteng

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Cyberbullying and Self-Perceptions of Students Associated With Their Academic Performance, Maham Muzamil and Gulzar H. Shah

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The Determinants of Strength Training in Rural Women, Ages 20-44 Years: A Qualitative Study, Dziyana Nazaruk, Stuart H. Tedders, Moya L. Alfonso, and Robert Vogel

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Responding to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak: The Value of Effective Interprofessional Communication During Emergency Response, Bobbie J. Newell, Jessica C. Pittman, Hilda P. Pagano, John S. Barron, and Bettye A. Apenteng

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Authors’ Response: Health Benefits/Hazards Associated with Companion Animal-Exposure Might be Endpoint- and Animal-Specific, Imala Ogechi, Kassandra R. Snook, Bionca M. Davis, Andrew R. Hansen, Fengqi Liu, and Jian Zhang

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Pet Ownership and the Risk of Dying from Cardiovascular Disease Among Adults Without Major Chronic Medical Conditions, Imala Ogechi, Kassandra R. Snook, Bionca M. Davis, Andrew R. Hansen, Fengqi Liu, and Jian Zhang

EMS 2020: A Detailed SWOT Analysis of Georgia’s EMS System, Charles F. Owens, Britton McKay, Angela Peden, and John S. Barron

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The Mentoring Cycle: A Two Way Exchange, Sara S. Plaspohl

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The Effect of the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic on Mortality Rates in Savannah, Georgia, Sara S. Plaspohl, Betty T. Dixon, and Nyssa Owen

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The Association Between Arthritis and Depression Is Intensified by Excessive Body Weight: Findings From a US National Survey, 2005-2012, Maria D. Politis, Krystina Johnson, Andrew R. Hansen, Kelly L. Sullivan, and Jian Zhang

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Operations of Acquiring, Julie Reagan

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The Legal Landscape: HAI Public Reporting in the United States, Julie Reagan, Rodney E. Rohde, Amber Heard Mitchell, Marilyn Felkner, and Pat Tille

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Effects of Solid‐Phase Extraction of Plasma in Measuring Gut Metabolic Hormones in Fasted and Fed Blood of Lean and Diet‐Induced Obese Rats, Roger Reidelberger, Alvin Haver, Krista Anders, Bettye A. Apenteng, and Craig Lanio

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Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI): The Perfect Storm has Arrived!, Rodney E. Rohde, Marilyn Felkner, Julie Reagan, Amber Mitchell, and Pat Tille

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The Perfect Storm: Emerging Trends and Pathogens in Healthcare, Rodney E. Rohde, Julie Reagan, Marilyn Felkner, Amber Hogan Mitchell, and Pat Tille

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Using CBPR to Extend Prostate Cancer Education, Counseling, and Screening Opportunities to Urban-Dwelling African Americans, Levi Ross, Jarrett Johnson, Stacy W. Smallwood, John S. Luque, Stuart H. Tedders, and Collins O. Airhihenbuwa

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Using CBPR to Extend Prostate Cancer Education, Counseling, and Screening Opportunities to Urban-Dwelling African-Americans, Levi Ross, Jarrett Johnson, Stacy W. Smallwood, John S. Luque, Stuart H. Tedders, Collins O. Airhihenbuwa, Terry Alford, MAN UP Prostate Cancer Advocates, and Willie Underwood III

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Overview of Cancer Prevention and Control and African-Americans, Levi Ross and John S. Luque

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Estimation of P(X > Y) When X and Y Are Dependent Random Variables Using Different Bivariate Sampling Schemes, Hani M. Samawi, Amal Helu, Haresh Rochani, Jingjing Yin, and Daniel Linder

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A Test of Symmetry Based on the Kernel Kullback-Leibler Information with Application to Base Deficit Data, Hani M. Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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A Test of Symmetry Based on the Kernel Kullback-Leibler Information with Application to Base Deficit Data, Hani M. Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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Urban Versus Rural Differences in the Effects of Providing Care to Children With Cerebral Palsy on Family Member's Employment, Braydon Schaible, Gavin T. Colquitt, Li Li, Noelle G. Moreau, and Manuela C. Caciula

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Experiences of Students in Recovery on a Rural College Campus: Social Identity and Stigma, Alison Scott, Ashton Anderson, Kristen Harper, and Moya L. Alfonso

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E-Waste Management in the United States and Public Health Implications, Jessica Seeberger, Radhika Grandi, Stephani S. Kim, William A. Mase, Tiina Reponen, Shuk-Mei Ho, and Aimin Chen

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Review of 101+ Careers in Public Health, Second Edition, by Beth Seltzer, MD, MPH, Gulzar H. Shah

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The Methods Behind 2015 Informatics Capacity and Needs Assessment Study, Gulzar H. Shah

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Cross-Jurisdictional Resource Sharing in Changing Public Health Landscape: Contributory Factors and Theoretical Explanations, Gulzar H. Shah, Adrian Badana, Claire Robb, and William C. Livingood

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Characteristics of Local Health Departments Associated with Implementation of Electronic Health Records and Other Informatics Systems, Gulzar H. Shah, Jonathon P. Leider, Brian C. Castrucci, Karmen S. Williams, and Huabin Luo

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Interoperability of Information Systems Managed and Used by the Local Health Departments, Gulzar H. Shah, Jonathon P. Leider, Huabin Luo, and Ravneet Kaur

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Addressing Psychological, Mental Health and Other Behavioral Health Care Needs of the Underserved Populations in the U.S.: Role of Local Health Departments, Gulzar H. Shah, Huabin Luo, Nancy L. Winterbauer, and Kusuma Madamala

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Health Departments’ Engagement in Emergency Preparedness Activities: The Influence of Health Informatics Capacity, Gulzar H. Shah, Bobbie J. Newell, and Ruth E. Whitworth

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Local Health Departments’ Activities to Address Health Disparities and Inequities: Are We Moving in the Right Direction?, Gulzar H. Shah and John P. Sheahan

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Local Health Departments' Partners and Challenges in Electronic Exchange of Health Information, Gulzar H. Shah, Joshua Vest, Kay Lovelace, and J. Mac McCullough

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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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Rank-Based Kernel Estimation of the Area Under the ROC Curve, Jingjing Yin, Yi Hao, Hani M. Samawi, and Haresh Rochani

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Improved Estimation of Optimal Cut-Off Point Associated with Youden Index Using Ranked Set Sampling, Jingjing Yin, Hani M. Samawi, and Daniel Linder

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Generalized Inference Confidence Band for Binormal ROC Curve, Jingjing Yin and Lili Tian

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Proper Awareness, but Wrong Action, What Is Missing?, Jian Zhang, Andrew R. Hansen, and Haresh Rochani

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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 G. 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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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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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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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, Marcelo Kremenchutzky, Robert J. Fox, J. Theodore Phillips, Mariko Kita, Karl E. Peace, James B. Lewin, Annie Zhang, Macaulay Okwuokenye, Michael R. Edwards, and Jing L. Marantz

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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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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 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 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