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Presentations, Posters and Peer Reviewed Publications

Reports and briefs are aimed at community and policy audiences. Listed here are research products we have placed within the scientific literature in the past five years. In addition, presentations and posters from recent conferences are highlighted.

Presentations 2019

Access to Hospital Maternity Care Units in Rural America [PDF] - Forum on Improving Access to Maternal Health Care in Rural Communities

Examining Spatial Clustering Patterns and Regional Variations for Healthy Eating Environments in the United States [PDF] - UofSC Nutrition Consortium Research Symposium

Presentations 2018

Development of a Health Care Resource Index [PDF] - NRHA Annual Conference  

Hand on the Plow: Unaddressed Disparities Among Rural Minority Populations [PDF] - NRHA Health Equity Conference

Measuring Need Using Population Health Indicators [PDF] - 12th International Conference on Health Policy Statistics

Mortality and End of Life Care Issues among Rural Residents [PDF] - NRHA Annual Conference

Rural-Urban Differences in Costs of End-of-Life Care for in the last six months of life among patients with breast, lung, or colorectal cancer [PDF] - NRHA Annual Conference

Rural-Urban Differences in Protective Factors in Respondents exposed to adverse childhood experiences (ACES) [PDF] - NRHA Annual Conference

Presentations 2017

Urban-Rural Differences in the Colonoscopy Workforce in SC [PDF] - NRHA Annual Conference

Posters 2019

The Association of a Rural Hospital Closure with 30-Day Post Hospital Discharge Mortality from Selected Conditions [PDF] - NRHA Annual Conference

Development of a County-Level Childhood Obesogenic Environment Index across the United States [PDF] - International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting

Educational Gaps a Barrier to Rural Nursing Practice [PDF] - NRHA Annual Conference

Financial Hardship among Rural Cancer Survivors in the United States [PDF] - Annual ASPO Conference

Financial Problems among Rural and Urban Cancer Survivors [PDF] - NRHA Annual Conference

Geographic Disparities in Lung Cancer Screening in the U.S. [PDF] - Annual APSO Conference

Home & Guns: Rural-Urban Differences in Firearm Storage [PDF] - NRHA Annual Conference

Mapping Cervical Cancer Access and Prevention in SC [PDF] - NRHA Health Equity Conference

Temporal Trends in Spatial Access to Colonoscopy in South Carolina [On-line Only] - Annual ASPO Conference

Urban-Rural Disparities in Residential Access to Colorectal and Cervical Cancer Care Specialists [PDF] - NRHA Annual Conference

Posters 2018

Assessing Change in the Primary Care Service Delivery Profile in South Carolina [PDF] - NRHA Annual Conference  

Approaches to Physician Density Measurement and Implications [PDF] - 12th International Conference on Health Policy Statistics

Spatial Access to HIV Testing Across the US South [PDF] - Annual Rural HIV Research and Training Conference

Posters 2017

Building community partnerships: Using social network analysis to strengthen service delivery networks for a SC program serving pregnant and parenting teens [PDF] - APHA Annual Meeting

Examining Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) among South Carolina Adults [PDF] - Zero to Three Annual Conference

Frequent Emergency Department Use among Adults with Diabetes [PDF] - NRHA Annual Conference

Hospital transfers and subsequent hospitalizations among Rural Medicare Beneficiaries [PDF] - APHA Annual Meeting

Rural Differences in Characteristics and Utilization Patterns of Medicaid Recipients [PDF] - APHA Annual Meeting

Rural disparities in access to obstetric services and birth outcomes the United States, 1996-2013 [PDF] - APHA Annual Meeting

Rural-urban differences in exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) among South Carolina adults [PDF] - NRHA Annual Conference

Spatial Access To HIV Care Across South Carolina [PDF] - American College of Epidemiology


Peer Reviewed Publications 2019

Breneman C*, Probst JC, Crouch E, Eberth JM. (2019) Assessing change in physician practice organization profile in South Carolina: a longitudinal study. Journal of Rural Health. Epub ahead of print on April 15, 2019. DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12367

Crouch E,, Nelson J., Radcliff E., Martin A. (2019) Exploring associations between adverse childhood experiences and oral health among children and adolescents.  The Journal of Public Health Dentistry  2019 Aug 28. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12341. [Epub ahead of print]

Crouch E., Probst J.C., Radcliff E., Bennett K.J., McKinney S.H. (2019) Prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) among US children. Child Abuse and Neglect. 2019 Jun;92:209-218. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.04.010. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Eberth, J.M., Crouch, E., Josey, M.J., Zahnd, W.E., Adams, S.A., Stiles, B., Schootman, M. (2019) Rural-urban differences in access to thoracic surgery in the United States, 2010-2014. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. June 22, 2019. pii: S0003-4975(19)30879-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.04.113. [Epub ahead of print]

Liese AD, Ma X, Reid L, Sutherland M, Bell BA, Eberth JM, Probst JC, Turley CB, Mayer-Davis EJ. (2019) Health Care Access and Glycemic Control in Youth and Young Adults with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in South Carolina. Pediatr Diabetes. 2019 Jan 22. doi: 10.1111/pedi.12822. [Epub ahead of print]

Radcliff E, Crouch E, Strompolis M, Srivastav A. (2019) Homelessness in Childhood and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2019 Jun;23(6):811-820. doi: 10.1007/s10995-018-02698-w

Zahnd WE*, David MM, Rotter JS, Vanderpool RC, Perry CK, Shannon J, Ko LK, Wheeler SB, Odahowski C*, Farris PE, Eberth JM+. (2019) Rural-urban differences in financial burden among cancer survivors: an analysis of a nationally representative survey. Supportive Care in Cancer. Epub ahead of print on April 10, 2019. DOI: 10.1007/s00520-019-04742-z

Zahnd WE*, Eberth JM+. (2019) Lung cancer screening utilization with low-dose computed tomography: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2017. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Epub ahead of print on June 24, 2019


Peer Reviewed Publications 2018

Bennett, K., Probst, J.C., Bullard, J., Crouch, E. (2018) The importance of Rural Hospitals:  Transfers and 30-day Readmissions among Rural Residents and Patients Presenting at Rural Hospitals. Population Health Management. Published Online July 26, 2018. [Epub ahead of print]

Crouch, E., Eberth, J.M., Probst, J.C., Bennett, K., & Adams, S.A. (2018) Rural-Urban Differences in Costs of End-of-Life Care for the Last 6 Months of Life Among Patients with Breast, Lung, or Colorectal Cancer. The Journal of Rural Health. 
Version of Record Online: 15 APR 2018 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12301.

Crouch, E., Probst, J., Bennett, K., & Eberth, J. (2018) Differences in Medicare Utilization and Expenditures in the Last Six Months of Life among Patients with and without Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders.  Journal of Palliative Medicine. Published Online October 17, 2018. [Epub ahead of print]

Crouch, E., Radcliff, E., Nelson, J., Strompolis, M., and Martin, A. (2018). Dental Care in childhood and the experience of Adverse Childhood Experiences. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 00:1-7.00:1–7. [Epub ahead of print]

Crouch, E., Radcliff, E., Strompolis, M., and Srivastav, A. (2018). Safe, Stable, and Nurtured: protective factors against poor physical and mental health outcomes following exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. Published Online May 25, 2018.

Crouch E, Radcliff E, Strompolis M, Wilson A.  (2018). Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Alcohol Abuse among South Carolina adultsSubstance Use and Misuse. 53(7):1212-1220

Crouch E, Radcliff E, Strompolis M, Wilson A.  (2018). Examining the association between adverse childhood experiences and smoking-exacerbated illnesses.  Public Health. 157:62-68.

Crouch, E., Strompolis, M., Radcliff, E., & Srivastav, A. (2018) Examining Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences and Later Outcomes of Poor Physical and Mental Health Among South Carolina Adults. Children and Youth Services Review. Volume 84, January 2018, pages 193-197.

Eberth JM, Bozorgi P, Lebrón LM, Bills SE, Hazlett LJ, Carlos RC, King JC. (2018) Geographic Availability of Low-Dose Computed Tomography for Lung Cancer Screening in the United States, 2017. Prev Chronic Dis. 2018 Oct 4;15:E119. doi: 10.5888/pcd15.180241. No abstract available.

Eberth JM, Josey MJ, Mobley LR, Nicholas DO, Jeffe DB, Odahowski C, Probst JC, Schootman M. (2018) Who Performs Colonoscopy? Workforce Trends Over Space and Time. J Rural Health. 2018 Mar;34(2):138-147. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12286. Epub 2017 Nov 16.

Eberth JM, McLain AC, Hong Y, Sercy E, Diedhiou A, Kilpatrick DJ. (2018) Estimating county-level tobacco use and exposure in South Carolina: a spatial model-based small area estimation approach. Ann Epidemiol. 2018 Jul;28(7):481-488.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2018.03.015. Epub 2018 Mar 30.

Josey MJ, Eberth JM, Mobley LR, Schootman M, Probst JC, Strayer SM, Sercy E. (2018) Should Measures of Health Care Availability be Based on the Providers or the Procedures? A Case Study with Implications for Rural Colorectal Cancer Disparities.    J Rural Health. 2018 Nov 14. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12332. [Epub ahead of print]

Radcliff E, Crouch E, Strompolis M. (2018) Rural–urban differences in exposure to adverse childhood experiences among South Carolina adults. Rural and Remote Health; 18: 4434.

Radcliff E, Gustafson, E, Crouch E, Bennett KJ.  (2018) Uptake of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits by Participants in a Home Visiting ProgramSocial Work.  May 2. doi: 10.1093/sw/swy022. [Epub ahead of print]

Radcliff E, Hale N, Browder J, Cartledge C. (2018) Building community partnerships: using social network analysis to strengthen service networks supporting a South Carolina program for pregnant and parenting teensJournal of Community Health, 2018. 43(2): p. 273-279.


Peer Reviewed Publications 2017

Bennett, K. J., Yuen, M. W., & Merrell, M. A. (2017). Community Paramedicine Applied in a Rural Community. The Journal of Rural Health. Mar 23. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12233.

Crouch, E., Probst, J., & Bennett, K. (2017). Rural-Urban Differences in Unpaid Caregivers of Adults. Rural and Remote Health, 17(4):4351.

Crouch, E. L., Probst, J. C., Bennett, K. J., & Carroll, T. (2017). Evaluating Loss to Follow-Up in Newborn Hearing Screening in a Southern State. Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention2(1).

Crouch, E., Probst, J., Bennett, K., & Eberth, J. (2017) Gender and Geographic Differences in Medicare Service Utilization During the Last Six Months of Life. Journal of Women and Aging, doi: 10.1080/08952841.2018.1398897

Crouch, E., Probst, J.Bennett, K., & Hardin, J. (2017). Supply-Side Differences Only Modestly Associated with Inpatient Hospitalizations among Medicare Beneficiaries in the Last 6 Months of Life. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 54(5):661-669

Crouch, E., Radcliff, E., Strompolis, M., & Wilson, A. (2017).  Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Alcohol Abuse among South Carolina Adults. Substance Use & Misuse doi: 10.1080/10826084.2017.1400568

Crouch, E., Strompolis, M., , Morse, M., Bennett, K. & Radcliff, E. (2017). Assessing the Interrelatedness of Multiple Types of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Odds for Poor Health in South Carolina Adults. Child Abuse & Neglect65, 204-211.

Dickes, L., Crouch, E., & Walker, T. (2017). Local Entrepreneurial Programming: Myth or Reality; A Southern Case Study. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 6 (2):224-241. 

Eberth, J.M., Josey, M.J., Mobley, L.R., Nicholas, D.O., Jeffe, D.B., Odahowski, C., Probst, J.C., & Schootman, M. (2017). Who Performs Colonoscopy? Workforce Trends Over Space and Time. The Journal of Rural Health. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12286

Ishii, J., Davis, A., Crouch, E., & Dickes, L. (2017). The Effects of Watching "The Dr. Oz Show" on Achieving Weight Loss Goals. The Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association, 113(2), 54-57.

Lin, Y. H., McLain, A. C., Probst, J. C., Bennett, K. J., Qureshi, Z. P., & Eberth, J. M. (2017). Health-related quality of life among adults 65 years and older in the United States, 2011–2012: a multilevel small area estimation approach. Annals of epidemiology27(1), 52-58.

Radcliff, E., Crouch, E., Browder, J., & Place, J. (2017). Job Satisfaction, and Skills of a Home Visiting Workforce in South Carolina. Journal of Health Visiting. 5(11):558-565.

Radcliff, E., Crouch, E., & Strompolis, M. (2017). Rural-Urban Differences in Adverse Childhood Experiences in South Carolina Adults. Rural and Remote Health.

Soltis, S. L., Probst, J., Xirasagar, S., Martin, A. B., & Smith, B. H. (2017). Diagnostic and demographic differences between incarcerated and non-incarcerated youth (ages 6-15) with ADHD in South Carolina. Journal of attention disorders21(7), 554-560.

Towne, S. D., Probst, J. C., Hardin, J. W., Bell, B. A., & Glover, S. (2017). Health & access to care among working-age lower income adults in the Great Recession: Disparities across race and ethnicity and geospatial factors. Social Science & Medicine182, 30-44.

Warden, D. H., & Probst, J. C. (2017). The Role of the Nurse Executive in Rural Hospital Closure. Journal of Nursing Administration47(1), 5-7.

Peer Reviewed Publications 2016

Ajmal, F., Bennett, K. J., & Probst, J. C. (2016). Geographic disparities in mortality among the end stage renal disease patients: an analysis of the United States Renal Data System, 2007–08. Journal of nephrology29(6), 817-826.

Bennett, K. J., & Probst, J. C. (2016). ThirtyDay Readmission Rates Among DualEligible BeneficiariesThe Journal of Rural Health32(2), 188-195.

Crouch, E. and Dickes, L. (2016). Evaluating a Nutrition Education Program in an Era of Food Insecurity. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 12(1), 101-111.  DOI: 10.1080/19320248.2016.1227748

Crouch, E., Dickes, L., Davis, A., and Ishii, J. (2016). The Effects of Dr. Oz on Health Behaviors and AttitudesAmerican Journal of Health Education, 47(6), 373-378.  DOI: 10.1080/19325037.2016.1219283

Gareau, S., Lòpez-De Fede, A., Loudermilk, B., Cummings, T.H., Hardin, J.W., Picklesimer, A.H., Crouch, E., and Covington-Kolb, S.  (2016). Group Prenatal Care Results in Medicaid Savings with Better Outcomes: A Propensity Score Analysis of Centering Pregnancy Participation in South Carolina. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 20(7), 1384-1393.

Hale, N., Probst, J., & Robertson, A. (2016). Rural area deprivation and hospitalizations among children for ambulatory care sensitive conditions. Journal of community health41(3), 451-460.

Hamadi, H., Probst, J. C., Khan, M. M., Bellinger, J., & Porter, C. (2016). Home-based direct care workers: their reported injuries and perceived training knowledge. Workplace health & safety64(6), 249-261.

Inagami, S., Gao, S., Karimi, H., Shendge, M. M., Probst, J. C., & Stone, R. A. (2016). Adapting the Index of Relative Rurality (IRR) to estimate rurality at the zip code level: A rural classification system in health services research. The Journal of Rural Health32(2), 219-227.

Iyer, M., Bhavsar, G. P., Bennett, K. J., & Probst, J. C. (2016). Disparities in home health service providers among Medicare beneficiaries with stroke. Home health care services quarterly35(1), 25-38.

Knight, C. K., Probst, J. C., Liese, A. D., Sercy, E., & Jones, S. J. (2016). Household food insecurity and medication “scrimping” among US adults with diabetes. Preventive medicine83, 41-45.

Lin, Y. H., Eberth, J. M., & Probst, J. C. (2016). Ambulatory care–sensitive condition hospitalizations among medicare beneficiaries. American journal of preventive medicine51(4), 493-501.

Mitchell, J., Probst, J. C., Bennett, K. J., Glover, S., Martin, A. B., & Hardin, J. W. (2016). Differences in pneumonia treatment between high-minority and low-minority neighborhoods with clinical decision support system implementation. Informatics for Health and Social Care41(2), 128-142.

Probst, J. C., Barker, J. C., Enders, A., & Gardiner, P. (2016). Current state of child health in rural America: how context shapes children's health. The Journal of Rural Health.

Radcliff, E., Delmelle, E., Kirby, R. S., Laditka, S. B., Correia, J., & Cassell, C. H. (2016). Factors Associated with Travel Time and Distance to Access Hospital Care Among Infants with Spina Bifida. Maternal and child health journal20(1), 205-217.

Veschusio, C. N., Probst, J. C., Martin, A. B., Hardin, J. W., & L Hale, N. (2016). Impact of South Carolina's Medicaid fluoride varnish reimbursement policy on children's receipt of fluoride varnish in medical and dental settings. Journal of public health dentistry76(4), 356-361.

Peer Reviewed Publications 2015

Chen, B. K., Hibbert, J., Cheng, X., & Bennett, K. (2015). Travel distance and sociodemographic correlates of potentially avoidable emergency department visits in California, 2006–2010: an observational studyInternational journal for equity in health14(1), 30.

Crouch, E. and Dickes, L.A. (2015). A Prediction Model of Childhood Immunization Rates. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 13(2), 243-251.

Hale, N. L., Smith, M., Hardin, J., & Brock-Martin, A. (2015). Rural populations and early periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment services: challenges and opportunities for local public health departments. American Journal of Public Health (ajph).

Towne, S. D., Probst, J. C., Hardin, J. W., Bell, B. A., & Glover, S. (2015). Differences in the effects of the great recession on health outcomes among minority working-age adults. Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities2(1), 43-52.

Towne Jr, S. D., Probst, J. C., Mitchell, J., & Chen, Z. (2015). Poorer quality outcomes of medicare-certified home health care in areas with high levels of native American/Alaska native residents. Journal of aging and health27(8), 1339-1357.

Trivedi, T., Liu, J., Probst, J., Merchant, A., Jhones, S., & Martin, A. B. (2015). Obesity and obesity-related behaviors among rural and urban adults in the USA. Rural Remote Health15(4), 3267.

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