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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.


National Rural Health Association Health Equity Conference - May 2018

Hand on the Plow: Unaddressed Disparities Among Rural Minority Populations [PDF]

National Rural Health Association Annual Conference - May 2018

Development of a Health Care Resource Index [PDF] 

Mortality and End of Life Care Issues among Rural Residents [PDF]

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]

Rural-Urban Differences in Protective Factors in Respondents exposed to adverse childhood experiences (ACES) [PDF}


National Rural Health Association Annual Conference - May 2018

Assessing Change in the Primary Care Service Delivery Profile in South Carolina [PDF] 

Zero to Three Annual Conference - December 2017

Examining Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) among South Carolina Adults [PDF]

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting - November 2017

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

Hospital transfers and subsequent hospitalizations among Rural Medicare Beneficiaries [PDF]

Rural Differences in Characteristics and Utilization Patterns of Medicaid Recipients [PDF]

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

National Rural Health Association Annual Conference -  May 2017

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


Peer Reviewed Publications 2018

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]

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., 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.

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.

Peer Reviewed Publications 2014

Bhavsar, G. P., Martin, A. B., Bennett, K. J., & Thornburg, J. T. (2014). Evaluating the health information technology regional extension center in South Carolina. Health Policy and Technology3(3), 192-199.

Mitchell, J., Probst, J., BrockMartin, A., Bennett, K., Glover, S., & Hardin, J. (2014). Association between clinical decision support system Use and rural quality Disparities in the treatment of Pneumonia. The Journal of Rural Health30(2), 186-195.

Pumkam, C., Probst, J. C., Bennett, K. J., Hardin, J., & Xirasagar, S. (2013). Health care expenditures among working-age adults with physical disabilities: variations by disability spans. Disability and health journal6(4), 287-296.

Schuller, K., Probst, J., Hardin, J., Bennett, K., & Martin, A. (2014). Initial impact of Medicare's nonpayment policy on catheter-associated urinary tract infections by hospital characteristics. Health Policy115(2), 165-171.

Walker, A., Probst, J. C., Martin, A. B., Bellinger, J. D., & Merchant, A. (2014). Analysis of hospitalbased emergency department visits for dental caries in the United States in 2008Journal of public health dentistry74(3), 188-194.

Weissman, S., Duffus, W. A., Vyavaharkar, M., Samantapudi, A. V., Shull, K. A., Stephens, T. G., & Chakraborty, H. (2014). Defining the rural HIV epidemic: correlations of 3 definitions—South Carolina, 20052011The Journal of Rural Health30(3), 275-283.

Peer Reviewed Publications 2013

Bellinger, J. D., Brandt, H. M., Hardin, J. W., Bynum, S. A., Sharpe, P. A., & Jackson, D. (2013). The role of family history of cancer on cervical cancer screening behavior in a population-based survey of women in the Southeastern United States. Women's Health Issues23(4), e197-e204.

Bennett, K. J. (2013). Rural population estimates: an analysis of a large secondary data setThe Journal of Rural Health29(3), 233-238.

Cass, A. L., Kelly, J. W., Probst, J. C., Addy, C. L., & McKeown, R. E. (2013). Identification of device-associated infections utilizing administrative data.  American journal of infection control41(12), 1195-1199.

Gallagher, A., Liu, J., Probst, J. C., Martin, A. B., & Hall, J. W. (2013). Maternal obesity and gestational weight gain in rural versus urban dwelling women in South Carolina. The Journal of Rural Health29(1), 1-11.

Liu, J., Sun, H., Beets, M. W., & Probst, J. C. (2013). Assessing natural groupings of common leisure-time physical activities and its correlates among US adolescents. Journal of physical activity and health10(4), 470-479.

Martin, A. B. (2013). Rural Populations and Health: Determinants, Disparities, and Solutions.

Mitchell, J., Bennett, K., & BrockMartin, A. (2013). Edentulism in high poverty rural counties. The Journal of Rural Health29(1), 30-38.

Runkle, J. R., Zhang, H., Karmaus, W., Brock-Martin, A., & Svendsen, E. R. (2013). Long-term impact of environmental public health disaster on health system performance: experiences from the Graniteville, South Carolina chlorine spill. Southern medical journal106(1), 74.

Schuller, K. A., & Probst, J. C. (2013). Factors associated with influenza vaccination among US children in 2008. Journal of infection and public health6(2), 80-88.

Trivedi, T., Liu, J., Probst, J. C., & Martin, A. B. (2013). The metabolic syndrome: are rural residents at increased risk?The Journal of Rural Health29(2), 188-197.