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Recent Publications

Researchers at the Arnold School of Public Health published a record-breaking 595 peer-reviewed journal articles in 2018. Our most recent publications (compiled from a search conducted for December 2019 and other publications reported by authors/departments during that same timeframe) can be found below in random order. If you have a correction or would like to submit a publication for the next update to this page (around the middle of each month), please use our form.   

Prevalence and Associated Factors of Hypertension Subtypes Among the Adult Population in Nepal: Evidence from Demographic and Health Survey Data. Gupta RD, Talukdar A, Haider SS, Haider MR. Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2019 Dec;10(6):327-336. doi: 10.24171/j.phrp.2019.10.6.02.

Sex Differences in Becoming a Current Electronic Cigarette User, Current Smoker and Current Dual User of Both Products: A Longitudinal Study among Mexican Adolescents. Rodríguez-Bolaños R, Arillo-Santillán E, Barrientos-Gutiérrez I, Zavala-Arciniega L, Ntansah CA, Thrasher JF. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Dec 27;17(1). pii: E196. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17010196.

Association between height and hypertension in the adult Nepalese population: Findings from a nationally representative survey. Das Gupta R, Haider SS, Hashan MR, Rahman MA, Sarker M. Health Sci Rep. 2019 Nov 7;2(12):e141. doi: 10.1002/hsr2.141.

Enhancing group-based internet obesity treatment: A pilot RCT comparing video and text-based chat. West DS, Stansbury M, Krukowski RA, Harvey J. Obes Sci Pract. 2019 Oct 28;5(6):513-520. doi: 10.1002/osp4.371.

The Dietary Inflammatory Index and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia in the MCC Spain Study. Flores JC, Gracia-Lavedan E, Benavente Y, Amiano P, Romaguera D, Costas L, Robles C, Gonzalez-Barca E, de la Banda E, Alonso E, Aymerich M, Campo E, Dierssen-Sotos T, Marcos-Gragera R, Rodriguez-Suarez MM, Solans M, Gimeno E, Garcia Martin P, Aragones N, Shivappa N, Hébert JR, Pollan M, Kogevinas M, de Sanjose S, Castaño-Vinyals G, Casabonne D. Nutrients. 2019 Dec 23;12(1). pii: E48. doi: 10.3390/nu12010048.

Chagas Disease Infection Prevalence and Vector Exposure in a High-Risk Population of Texas Hunters. Gunter SM, Ronca SE, Sandoval M, Coffman K, Leining L, Gorchakov R, Murray KO, Nolan MS. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Dec 23. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0310.

Disparities in diabetes management among medicaid recipients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD): Evidence from five U.S. states. Lu Z, Cogan L, McDermott S, Lauer E, Lindner S, Tracy K, Momany ET. Disabil Health J. 2019 Dec 17:100880. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2019.100880.

Toward systems-centered analysis of patient safety events: Improving root cause analysis by optimized incident classification and information presentation. Liang C, Zhou S, Yao B, Hood D, Gong Y. Int J Med Inform. 2019 Dec 12;135:104054. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2019.104054.

The role of food processing in the inflammatory potential of diet during pregnancy. Silva CA, Santos IDS, Shivappa N, Hebert JR, Crivellenti LC, Sartorelli DS. Rev Saude Publica. 2019 Dec 20;53:113. doi: 10.11606/S1518-8787.2019053001154.

Sociodemographic factors affecting viral load suppression among people living with HIV in South Carolina. Haider MR, Brown MJ, Harrison S, Yang X, Ingram L, Bhochhibhoya A, Hamilton A, Olatosi B, Li X. AIDS Care. 2019 Dec 19:1-9. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1703892.

Dietary patterns and cancer risk. Steck SE, Murphy EA. Nat Rev Cancer. 2019 Dec 17. doi: 10.1038/s41568-019-0227-4.

Correlates of HIV testing among men from the Democratic Republic of Congo: an analysis of the 2014 Demographic Health Survey. Ilunga Tshiswaka D, Whembolua GL, Nduka U, Muvuka B, Hill A, Inungu JN, Conserve DF. AIDS Care. 2019 Dec 17:1-5. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1703887.

Intergenerational associations of dietary inflammatory index with birth outcomes and weight status at age 5 and 9: Results from the Lifeways cross-generation cohort study. Navarro P, Shivappa N, Hébert JR, Mehegan J, Murrin CM, Kelleher CC, Phillips CM; Lifeways Cross-Generation Cohort Study. Pediatr Obes. 2019 Dec 16:e12588. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12588.

Association between pioglitazone use and head and neck cancer: Population-based case-control study. Yang TH, Xirasagar S, Cheng YF, Wu CS, Kao YW, Shia BC, Lin HC. Head Neck. 2019 Dec 13. doi: 10.1002/hed.26046.

Precise exposure assessment revealed the cancer risk and disease burden caused by trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids in Shanghai indoor swimming pool water. Shi Y, Ma W, Han F, Geng Y, Yu X, Wang H, Kimura SY, Wei X, Kauffman A, Xiao S, Zheng W, Jia X. J Hazard Mater. 2019 Dec 2:121810. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.121810.

Dietary inflammatory index and mortality: a cohort longitudinal study in a Mediterranean area. Veronese N, Cisternino AM, Shivappa N, Hebert JR, Notarnicola M, Reddavide R, Inguaggiato R, Guerra V, Logroscino A, Rotolo O, Chiloiro M, Leandro G, De Leonardis G, Tutino V, Misciagna G, Fontana L, Caruso MG; MICOL group. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2019 Dec 12. doi: 10.1111/jhn.12701.

Dietary inflammatory index and the aging kidney in older women: a 10-year prospective cohort study. Bondonno NP, Blekkenhorst LC, Bird AL, Lewis JR, Hodgson JM, Shivappa N, Hébert JR, Woodman RJ, Wong G, Kerr DA, Lim WH, Prince RL. Eur J Nutr. 2019 Dec 11. doi: 10.1007/s00394-019-02160-9.

Maternal dietary inflammatory potential and quality are associated with offspring asthma risk over 10-year follow-up: the Lifeways Cross-Generation Cohort Study. Chen LW, Lyons B, Navarro P, Shivappa N, Mehegan J, Murrin CM, Hébert JR, Phillips CM. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019 Dec 11. pii: nqz297. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqz297.

Dietary inflammatory index, risk and survival among women with endometrial cancer. Nagle CM, Ibiebele T, Shivappa N, Hébert JR, Spurdle AB, Webb PM; Australian National Endometrial Cancer Study Group. Cancer Causes Control. 2019 Dec 10. doi: 10.1007/s10552-019-01257-0.

Appropriate considerations of "Rural" in National Cancer Data Base analyses. Zahnd WE. Cancer. 2019 Dec 10. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32651.

The relationship between self-reported viral load suppression and quality of life among people living with HIV in South Carolina. Cho H, Jiang Y, Li X, Deming M. AIDS Care. 2019 Dec 8:1-8. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1698706.

Fit to Play? Health-Related Fitness Levels of Youth Athletes: A Pilot Study. Pfeifer CE, Sacko RS, Ortaglia A, Monsma EV, Beattie PF, Goins J, Stodden DF. J Strength Cond Res. 2019 Dec 4. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003430.

Cost-Effectiveness of Antihypertensive Therapy in Patients Older Than 80 Years: Cohort Study and Markov Model. Hazra NC, Rudisill C, Jackson SH, Gulliford MC. Value Health. 2019 Dec;22(12):1362-1369. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2019.08.001.


Why acute ischemic stroke patients in the United States use or do not use emergency medical services transport? Findings of an inpatient survey. Xirasagar S, Tsai MH, Heidari K, Hardin JW, Wu Y, Wronski R, Hurley D, Jauch EC, Sen S. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Dec 3;19(1):929. doi: 10.1186/s12913-019-4741-6.

Structural Urbanism Contributes To Poorer Health Outcomes For Rural America. Probst J, Eberth JM, Crouch E. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 Dec;38(12):1976-1984. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2019.00914.

Plasma protein patterns as comprehensive indicators of health. Williams SA, Kivimaki M, Langenberg C, Hingorani AD, Casas JP, Bouchard C, Jonasson C, Sarzynski MA, Shipley MJ, Alexander L, Ash J, Bauer T, Chadwick J, Datta G, DeLisle RK, Hagar Y, Hinterberg M, Ostroff R, Weiss S, Ganz P, Wareham NJ. Nat Med. 2019 Dec;25(12):1851-1857. doi: 10.1038/s41591-019-0665-2.

Older Adults and Social Support in a Disaster Context: Did Relocation Matter for Access to Social Network Resources After the 2015 South Carolina Flood? Botchway M, Teixeira A, Moore S. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2019 Dec 2:1-8. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2019.120. 

Neurodevelopmental delay: Case definition & guidelines for data collection, analysis, and presentation of immunization safety data. Villagomez AN, Muñoz FM, Peterson RL, Colbert AM, Gladstone M, MacDonald B, Wilson R, Fairlie L, Gerner GJ, Patterson J, Boghossian NS, Burton VJ, Cortés M, Katikaneni LD, Larson JCG, Angulo AS, Joshi J, Nesin M, Padula MA, Kochhar S, Connery AK; Brighton Collaboration Neurodevelopmental Delay Working Group. Vaccine. 2019 Dec 10;37(52):7623-7641. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.05.027.

Chorioamnionitis: Case definition & guidelines for data collection, analysis, and presentation of immunization safety data. Kachikis A, Eckert LO, Walker C, Bardají A, Varricchio F, Lipkind HS, Diouf K, Huang WT, Mataya R, Bittaye M, Cutland C, Boghossian NS, Mallett Moore T, McCall R, King J, Mundle S, Munoz FM, Rouse C, Gravett M, Katikaneni L, Ault K, Klein NP, Roberts DJ, Kochhar S, Chescheir N; Brighton Collaboration Chorioamnionitis Working Group. Vaccine. 2019 Dec 10;37(52):7610-7622. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.05.030.

Social norms towards smoking and vaping and associations with product use among youth in England, Canada, and the US. East KA, Hitchman SC, McNeill A, Thrasher JF, Hammond D. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 Dec 1;205:107635. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.107635.

Declines In Pediatric Mortality Fall Short For Rural US Children. Probst J, Zahnd W, Breneman C. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 Dec;38(12):2069-2076. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2019.00892.

Financial hardship among rural cancer survivors: An analysis of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Odahowski CL, Zahnd WE, Zgodic A, Edward JS, Hill LN, Davis MM, Perry CK, Shannon J, Wheeler SB, Vanderpool RC, Eberth JM. Prev Med. 2019 Dec;129S:105881. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.105881.

Breast cancer staging by subtype in the Lower Mississippi Delta region States. Zahnd WE, Sherman RL, Klonoff-Cohen H, McLafferty SL, Farner S, Rosenblatt KA. Cancer Epidemiol. 2019 Dec;63:101624. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2019.101624.

Hepatitis B Virus Reactivation: Risk Factors and Current Management Strategies. Smalls DJ, Kiger RE, Norris LB, Bennett CL, Love BL. Pharmacotherapy. 2019 Dec;39(12):1190-1203. doi: 10.1002/phar.2340.

Understanding the Social Environmental Influences on Pregnancy and Planning for Pregnancy for Young Women in Harare, Zimbabwe. Tinago CB, Annang Ingram L, Frongillo EA, Simmons D, Blake CE, Engelsmann B. Matern Child Health J. 2019 Dec;23(12):1679-1685. doi: 10.1007/s10995-019-02814-4.

Concurrent validity of the single assessment numerical evaluation and patient-reported functional measures in patients with musculoskeletal disorders: An observational study. Garcia AN, Cook C, Lutz A, Thigpen CA. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2019 Dec;44:102057. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2019.102057.

Activist framing of abortion and use for policy change in Peru. Beavin C, Billings DL, Chávez S. Sex Reprod Health Matters. 2019 Dec;27(1):1588012. doi: 10.1080/26410397.2019.1588012.

Multilevel analysis in rural cancer control: A conceptual framework and methodological implications. Zahnd WE, McLafferty SL, Eberth JM. Prev Med. 2019 Dec;129S:105835. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.105835.

The inflammatory potential of Argentinian diet and oral squamous cell carcinoma. Secchi DG, Aballay LR, Shivappa N, Hebert JR, Galíndez Costa MF, Brunotto M. Nutr Hosp. 2019 Dec 26;36(6):1361-1367. doi: 10.20960/nh.02613.

Exploring associations between adverse childhood experiences and oral health among children and adolescents. Crouch E, Nelson J, Radcliff E, Martin A. J Public Health Dent. 2019 Dec;79(4):352-360. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12341.

Associations between Walkability and Youth Obesity: Differences by Urbanicity. Stowe EW, Hughey SM, Hallum SH, Kaczynski AT. Child Obes. 2019 Dec;15(8):555-559. doi: 10.1089/chi.2019.0063.

Challenges of using nationally representative, population-based surveys to assess rural cancer disparities. Zahnd WE, Askelson N, Vanderpool RC, Stradtman L, Edward J, Farris PE, Petermann V, Eberth JM. Prev Med. 2019 Dec;129S:105812. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.105812.

Perceived discrimination, trust in physicians, and prolonged symptom duration before ovarian cancer diagnosis in the African American Cancer Epidemiology Study. Mullins MA, Peres LC, Alberg AJ, Bandera EV, Barnholtz-Sloan JS, Bondy ML, Funkhouser E, Moorman PG, Peters ES, Terry PD, Schwartz AG, Lawson AB, Schildkraut JM, Cote ML. Cancer. 2019 Dec 15;125(24):4442-4451. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32451.

Impact of Year-Round and Traditional School Schedules on Summer Weight Gain and Fitness Loss. Brusseau TA, Burns RD, Fu Y, Weaver RG. Child Obes. 2019 Dec;15(8):541-547. doi: 10.1089/chi.2019.0070.

The Development of an International Oncofertility Competency Framework: A Model to Increase Oncofertility Implementation. Anazodo A, Laws P, Logan S, Saunders C, Travaglia J, Gerstl B, Bradford N, Cohn R, Birdsall M, Barr R, Suzuki N, Takae S, Marinho R, Xiao S, Chen QH, Mahajan N, Patil M, Gunasheela D, Smith K, Sender L, Melo C, Almeida-Santos T, Salama M, Appiah L, Su I, Lane S, Woodruff TK, Pacey A, Anderson RA, Shenfield F, Sullivan E, Ledger W. Oncologist. 2019 Dec;24(12):e1450-e1459. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2019-0043.

Rural-urban differences in financial burden among cancer survivors: an analysis of a nationally representative survey. Zahnd WE, Davis MM, Rotter JS, Vanderpool RC, Perry CK, Shannon J, Ko LK, Wheeler SB, Odahowski CL, Farris PE, Eberth JM. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Dec;27(12):4779-4786. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-04742-z.

Individual-level determinants of waterpipe smoking demand in four Eastern-Mediterranean countries. Salloum RG, Nakkash R, Abu-Rmeileh NME, Hamadeh RR, Darawad MW, Kheirallah KA, Al-Farsi Y, Yusufali A, Thomas J, Mostafa A, Salama M, El Kadi L, Alzyoud S, Al-Sheyab N, Thrasher JF. Health Promot Int. 2019 Dec 1;34(6):1157-1166. doi: 10.1093/heapro/day084.

Sedentary behaviour is associated with diabetes mellitus in adults: findings of a cross-sectional analysis from the Brazilian National Health System. Lemes ÍR, Sui X, Turi-Lynch BC, Lee DC, Blair SN, Fernandes RA, Codogno JS, Monteiro HL. J Public Health (Oxf). 2019 Dec 20;41(4):742-749. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdy169.

Flavour capsule heat-sticks for heated tobacco products. Cho YJ, Thrasher JF. Tob Control. 2019 Dec;28(e2):e158-e159. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054472.

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