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Recent Publications

Researchers at the Arnold School of Public Health published a record-breaking 639 peer-reviewed journal articles in 2019. Our most recent publications (compiled from a search conducted for April 2020 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.   

Cardiometabolic comorbidities and epithelial ovarian cancer risk among African-American women in the African-American Cancer Epidemiology Study (AACES). Staples JN, Peres LC, Camacho F, Alberg AJ, Bandera EV, Barnholtz-Sloan J, Bondy ML, Cote ML, Funkhouser E, Moorman PG, Peters ES, Schwartz AG, Terry PD, Schildkraut JM. Gynecol Oncol. 2020 Apr 30. pii: S0090-8258(20)31010-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2020.04.700.

Association of Systemic Hypertension with Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma: A Population-Based Case-control Study. Kuang TM, Xirasagar S, Kao YW, Shia BC, Lin HC. Am J Ophthalmol. 2020 Apr 28. pii: S0002-9394(20)30188-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2020.04.020.

Proinflammatory Dietary Intake is Associated with Increased Risk of Metabolic Syndrome and Its Components: Results from the Population-Based Prospective Study. Khan I, Kwon M, Shivappa N, R Hébert J, Kim MK. Nutrients. 2020 Apr 24;12(4). pii: E1196. doi: 10.3390/nu12041196.

The association between participation and quality of life indicators with hospitalizations in ambulatory adults with spinal cord injury. DiPiro ND, Murday D, Corley B, Krause JS. Spinal Cord. 2020 Apr 27. doi: 10.1038/s41393-020-0461-3.

The Gut Microbial Profile of Preclinical Crohn's Disease Is Similar to That of Healthy Controls. Kuballa A, Geraci M, Johnston M, Sorrentino D. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2020 Apr 27. pii: izaa072. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izaa072.

Gendered racial differences and similarities in subjective cognitive decline and life satisfaction: results from a population-based sample. Brown MJ, Patterson R. Aging Ment Health. 2020 Apr 27:1-6. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2020.1758910.

Anticipated stigma and medication adherence among people living with HIV: the mechanistic roles of medication support and ART self-efficacy. Zeng C, Li X, Qiao S, Yang X, Shen Z, Zhou Y. AIDS Care. 2020 Apr 26:1-9. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2020.1728213.

Changes in community mental health services availability and suicide mortality in the US: a retrospective study. Hung P, Busch SH, Shih YW, McGregor AJ, Wang S. BMC Psychiatry. 2020 Apr 25;20(1):188. doi: 10.1186/s12888-020-02607-y.

Mental Health Status Among Children in Home Confinement During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak in Hubei Province, China. Xie X, Xue Q, Zhou Y, Zhu K, Liu Q, Zhang J, Song R. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Apr 24. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.1619.

Effects of a Decision-Making Intervention to Help Decide Whether to Disclose HIV-Positive Status to Family Members on Well-Being and Sexual Behavior. Serovich JM, Laschober TC, Brown MJ, Kimberly JA, Lescano CM. Arch Sex Behav. 2020 Apr 23. doi: 10.1007/s10508-020-01703-0.

How Do African-American Community Members' Perceptions About Environmental Risks of Breast Cancer Compare with the Current State of the Science? Yelton B, Lead JR, Adams SA, Brandt HM, Kulkarni S, Lewis KR, Fedrick D, Ureda JR, Friedman DB. J Cancer Educ. 2020 Apr 20. doi: 10.1007/s13187-020-01748-8.

Differential relationships between waist circumference and cardiorespiratory fitness among people with and without type 2 diabetes. Ortaglia A, McDonald SM, Supino C, Wirth MD, Sui X, Bottai M. Prev Med Rep. 2020 Apr 1;18:101083. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2020.101083.

Moving Oral Contraceptives over the Counter: Theory-based Formative Research to Design Communication Strategy. Sundstrom B, Smith E, Vyge K, Miletich A, Benigni G, Delay C, Mann ES, DeMaria AL. J Health Commun. 2020 Apr 19:1-10. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2020.1752334.

International differences in patterns of cannabis use among adult cigarette smokers: Findings from the 2018 ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey. Gravely S, Driezen P, Smith DM, Borland R, Lindblom EN, Hammond D, McNeill A, Hyland A, Cummings KM, Chan G, Thompson ME, Boudreau C, Martin N, Ouimet J, Loewen R, Quah ACK, Goniewicz ML, Thrasher JF, Fong GT. Int J Drug Policy. 2020 Apr 16;79:102754. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102754.

"Meet people where they are": a qualitative study of community barriers and facilitators to HIV testing and HIV self-testing among African Americans in urban and rural areas in North Carolina. Mathews A, Farley S, Conserve DF, Knight K, Le'Marus A, Blumberg M, Rennie S, Tucker J. BMC Public Health. 2020 Apr 15;20(1):494. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-08582-z.

Hunger in the household: Food insecurity and associations with maternal eating and toddler feeding. Armstrong B, Hepworth AD, Black MM. Pediatr Obes. 2020 Apr 15:e12637. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12637.

HIV-related stigma and quality of life in people living with HIV and depressive symptoms: indirect effects of positive coping and perceived stress. Zhu M, Guo Y, Li Y, Zeng C, Qiao J, Xu Z, Zeng Y, Cai W, Li L, Liu C. AIDS Care. 2020 Apr 14:1-6. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2020.1752890.

Factors associated with self-reported HIV testing in the Dominican Republic. Haider MR, Brown MJ, Karim S, Siddiqi KA, Olatosi B, Li X. Int J STD AIDS. 2020 May;31(6):560-567. doi: 10.1177/0956462420913443.

Joint modeling of eQTLs and parent-of-origin effects using an orthogonal framework with RNA-seq data. Deng S, Hardin J, Amos CI, Xiao F. Hum Genet. 2020 Apr 8. doi: 10.1007/s00439-020-02162-2.

Taxation reduces smoking but may not reduce smoking disparities in youth. Fleischer NL, Donahoe JT, McLeod MC, Thrasher JF, Levy DT, Elliott MR, Meza R, Patrick ME. Tob Control. 2020 Apr 8. pii: tobaccocontrol-2019-055478. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2019-055478.

Patterns of Mobile Phone Ownership and Use Among Pregnant Women in Southern Tanzania: Cross-Sectional Survey. Vasudevan L, Ostermann J, Moses SM, Ngadaya E, Mfinanga SG. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2020 Apr 8;8(4):e17122. doi: 10.2196/17122.

Perceptions of functional wellness in women living with HIV in South Carolina, United States: Voices from both patients and providers. Qiao S, Ingram L, Li X, Weissman SB. AIDS Care. 2020 Apr 8:1-5. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2020.1748865.

Daring to share requires intentional and collective commitment to civil discourse. Beets MW, Weaver RG, Brazendale K. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2020 Apr 7;17(1):46. doi: 10.1186/s12966-020-00950-7.

Racial and Geographic Disparities in Endocrine Therapy Adherence Among Younger Breast Cancer Survivors. Heiney SP, Truman S, Babatunde OA, Felder TM, Eberth JM, Crouch E, Wickersham KE, Adams SA. Am J Clin Oncol. 2020 Apr 3. doi: 10.1097/COC.0000000000000696.

The impact of a randomized dietary and physical activity intervention on chronic inflammation among obese African-American women. Babatunde OA PhD, Arp Adams S PhD, Truman S, Sercy E MSPH, Murphy AE PhD, Khan S MSW, Hurley TG MS, Wirth MD PhD, Choi SK PhD, Johnson H BA, Hebert JR ScD. Women Health. 2020 Apr 5:1-14. doi: 10.1080/03630242.2020.1746950. 

Perceptions of Harmfulness of Heated Tobacco Products Compared to Combustible Cigarettes among Adult Smokers in Japan: Findings from the 2018 ITC Japan Survey. Gravely S, Fong GT, Sutanto E, Loewen R, Ouimet J, Xu SS, Quah ACK, Thompson ME, Boudreau C, Li G, Goniewicz ML, Yoshimi I, Mochizuki Y, Elton-Marshall T, Thrasher JF, Tabuchi T. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Apr 1;17(7). pii: E2394. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17072394.

Broaching the Topic of HIV Self-testing with Potential Sexual Partners Among Men and Transgender Women Who Have Sex with Men in New York and Puerto Rico. Lentz C, Iribarren S, Giguere R, Conserve DF, Dolezal C, Lopez-Rios J, Balán IC, Sheinfil AZ, Rael CT, Brown W 3rd, Torres CC, Crespo R, Febo I, Carballo-Diéguez A. AIDS Behav. 2020 Apr 2. doi: 10.1007/s10461-020-02851-z.

Development and Validation of Nomograms for Predicting Delayed Postoperative Radiotherapy Initiation in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Levy DA, Li H, Sterba KR, Hughes-Halbert C, Warren GW, Nussenbaum B, Alberg AJ, Day TA, Graboyes EM. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Apr 2. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0222.

Regional and Racial-Ethnic Differences in Perinatal Interventions Among Periviable Births. Boghossian NS, Geraci M, Edwards EM, Ehret DEY, Saade GR, Horbar JD. Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Apr;135(4):885-895. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003747.

The Rights of Nature and the Future of Public Health. Chilton M, Jones S. Am J Public Health. 2020 Apr;110(4):459-460. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2020.305582.

Stressful Life Changes and Their Relationship to Nutrition-Related Health Outcomes Among US Army Soldiers. Jayne JM, Blake CE, Frongillo EA, Liese AD, Cai B, Nelson DA, Kurina LM, Funderburk L. J Prim Prev. 2020 Apr;41(2):171-189. doi: 10.1007/s10935-020-00583-3.

Impact and Lessons From the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) Clinical Trials of Physical Activity to Prevent Mobility Disability. Pahor M, Guralnik JM, Anton SD, Ambrosius WT, Blair SN, Church TS, Espeland MA, Fielding RA, Gill TM, Glynn NW, Groessl EJ, King AC, Kritchevsky SB, Manini TM, McDermott MM, Miller ME, Newman AB, Williamson JD. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Apr;68(4):872-881. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16365.

Charity Care Characteristics and Expenditures Among US Tax-Exempt Hospitals in 2016. Goodman CW, Flanigan A, Probst JC, Brett AS. Am J Public Health. 2020 Apr;110(4):492-498. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2019.305522.

Cervical cancer screening behaviors and proximity to federally qualified health centers in South Carolina. Adams SA, Haynes VE, Brandt HM, Choi SK, Young V, Eberth JM, Hébert JR, Friedman DB. Cancer Epidemiol. 2020 Apr;65:101681. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2020.101681.

Restricting mycotoxins without killing the producers: a new paradigm in nano-fungal interactions. Jesmin R, Chanda A. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2020 Apr;104(7):2803-2813. doi: 10.1007/s00253-020-10373-w.

A closed vitrification system enables a murine ovarian follicle bank for high-throughput ovotoxicity screening, which identifies endocrine disrupting activity of microcystins. Wang Y, Xu J, Stanley JE, Xu M, Brooks BW, Scott GI, Chatterjee S, Zhang Q, Zelinski MB, Xiao S. Reprod Toxicol. 2020 Apr;93:118-130. doi: 10.1016/j.reprotox.2020.01.009.

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. 2020 Apr;13(2):100880. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2019.100880.

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. 2020 Apr;42(4):653-659. 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. 2020 Apr 15;388:121810. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.121810.

Appropriate considerations of "rural" in National Cancer Data Base analyses. Zahnd WE. Cancer. 2020 Apr 1;126(7):1585-1586. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32651.

Breaking tradition: Increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary time of children with developmental disabilities. Brazendale K, Brazendale A, Garcia JM, Leahy N, McDonald AA, Kenney M, Weaver RG, Beets MW. Disabil Health J. 2020 Apr;13(2):100869. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2019.100869.

Neighborhood Matters: Impact on Time Living with Detectable Viral Load for New Adult HIV Diagnoses in South Carolina. Olatosi B, Weissman S, Zhang J, Chen S, Haider MR, Li X. AIDS Behav. 2020 Apr;24(4):1266-1274. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02734-y.

Systemic Sclerosis Dermal Fibroblasts Induce Cutaneous Fibrosis Through Lysyl Oxidase-like 4: New Evidence From Three-Dimensional Skin-like Tissues. Huang M, Cai G, Baugh LM, Liu Z, Smith A, Watson M, Popovich D, Zhang T, Stawski LS, Trojanowska M, Georgakoudi I, Black LD III, Pioli PA, Whitfield ML, Garlick J. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2020 May;72(5):791-801. doi: 10.1002/art.41163.

Experiences of stigma and suicidal behaviors among rural-to-urban migrants: the mechanistic roles of depression and substance use. Zeng C, Li X, Yang X, Du H, Lin D. Psychol Health Med. 2020 Apr;25(4):446-456. doi: 10.1080/13548506.2019.1687921.

Stigma and psychosocial wellbeing among children affected by parental HIV in China. Domlyn AM, Jiang Y, Harrison S, Qiao S, Li X. AIDS Care. 2020 Apr;32(4):500-507. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1687834.

Correction: Prevalence of chronic health conditions and hospital utilization in adults with spinal cord injury: an analysis of self-report and South Carolina administrative billing data. DiPiro ND, Murday D, Corley EH, Krause JS. Spinal Cord. 2020 Apr;58(4):515. doi: 10.1038/s41393-019-0373-2.

Patterns of comorbidity and sociodemographic and psychosocial correlates among people living with HIV in South Carolina, USA. Yang X, Li X, Qiao S. HIV Med. 2020 Apr;21(4):205-216. doi: 10.1111/hiv.12812.

Association between dietary inflammatory index and risk of cardiovascular disease in the Mashhad stroke and heart atherosclerotic disorder study population. Asadi Z, Yaghooti-Khorasani M, Ghazizadeh H, Sadabadi F, Mosa-Farkhany E, Darroudi S, Shabani N, Kamel-Khodabandeh A, Bahrami A, Khorrami-Mohebbseraj MS, Heidari-Bakavoli S, Heidari-Bakavoli A, Esmaily H, Moohebati M, Oladi MR, Shivappa N, Hébert JR, Ferns GA, Ghayour-Mobarhan M. IUBMB Life. 2020 Apr;72(4):706-715. doi: 10.1002/iub.2172.

Serum IgG Antibodies against Periodontal Microbes and Cancer Mortality. Zhong Z, Jin Q, Zhang J, Park YM, Shrestha D, Bai J, Merchant AT. JDR Clin Trans Res. 2020 Apr;5(2):166-175. doi: 10.1177/2380084419859484.

Comparative Effects of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers on Response to a Physical Activity Intervention in Older Adults: Results From the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders Study. Brown JD, Smith SM, Strotmeyer ES, Kritchevsky SB, Gill TM, Blair SN, Fielding RA, Buford TW, Pahor M, Manini TM. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2020 Apr 17;75(5):1010-1016. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glz120.

Post-cancer diagnosis dietary inflammatory potential is associated with survival among women diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the Women's Health Initiative. Zheng J, Tabung FK, Zhang J, Murphy EA, Shivappa N, Ockene JK, Caan B, Kroenke CH, Hébert JR, Steck SE. Eur J Nutr. 2020 Apr;59(3):965-977. doi: 10.1007/s00394-019-01956-z.

Investigating Socioeconomic Disparities in the Potential Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Environments of Churches. Bernhart JA, La Valley EA, Kaczynski AT, Wilcox S, Jake-Schoffman DE, Peters N, Dunn CG, Hutto B. J Relig Health. 2020 Apr;59(2):1065-1079. doi: 10.1007/s10943-018-0687-y.

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