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Faculty Highlights

Recent Publications by Faculty:

Jennifer D. Allen, Rachel C. Shelton, Lindsay Kephart, Lina Jandorf, Sara C. Folta and Cheryl L. Knott (July 2020) "Organizational characteristics conducive to the implementation of health programs among Latino churches." Implementation Science Communications, Biomed Central

Zhang, Emily; Yigletu, Seblewongel; Lieberman, Hannah; Kosinski, Karen; Mukthineni, Ravali; McLeod, Diane; Rubel, Barbara; and Tendulkar, Shalini (2020) "Perspectives on Initiating Community-Based Participatory Research Partnerships." Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship

Andrea Acevedo, Nellie Harvey, Maureen Kamanu, Shalini Tendulkar and Sasha Fleary (June 2020) "Barriers, facilitators, and disparities in retention for adolescents in treatment for substance use disorders: a qualitative study with treatment providers." Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy

Jennifer Allen; Justin Hollander; Lisa Gualtieri; Tania M. Alarcon Falconi; Stephanie Savir; Madina Agénor (April 2020) "Feasibility of a Twitter campaign to promote HPV vaccine uptake among racially/ethnically diverse young adult women living in public housing." BMC Public Health https://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.2.12685/v2

Jennifer Dacey Allen, MPH, SCD; Amanda Reich, PhD, MPH; Adolfo G Cuevas, PhD; Keren Ladin, PhD (May 2020) "Preparing African American Men to Make Informed Prostate Cancer Screening Decisions: Development and Pilot Testing of an Interactive Online Decision Aid." JMIR mHealth and uHealth

Madina Agénor (April 2020) "Future Directions for Incorporating Intersectionality into Quantitative Population Health Resources." American Journal of Public Health

Peiyin Hung, Susan Busch, Yi-Wen Shih, Alecia McGregor, Shi-Yi Wang (2020) "Changes in Community Mental Health Services Availability and Suicide Mortality in the US: A Retrospective Study." BMC Psychiatry, doi: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-15835/v2

Madina Agénor, Alischer A. Cottrill, Eriko Kay, Elizabeth F. Janiak, Allegra R. Gordon, Jennifer Potter (2020) "Contraceptive Beliefs, Decision Making and Care Experiences Among Transmasculine Young Adults: A Qualitative Analysis." Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Volume 52, Number 1 March 2020.

Alecia J. McGregor, Robert J. Blendon, and Alan Zaslavsky (2019) "Examining Christian views toward the Affordable Care Act: The importance of race and denomination." Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, doi.org/10.1080/10852352.2019.1617520

Alecia J. McGregor, Laura M. Bogart, Molly Higgins-Biddle, Dara Z. Strolovitch, Bisola Ojikutu (2019) "Marginalized Yet Mobilized: Race, Sexuality, and the Role of Political Hypervigilance in African American Political Participation in 2016." DuBois Review: Social Science Research on Race, doi.org/10.1017/51742058X19000031

Acevedo, A., Miles, J., Panas, L., Garnick, D.W., Ritter, G., Campbell, K. (2019) "Disparities in criminal justice outcomes after beginning treatment for substance use disorders: The influence of race/ethnicity and place." Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 80, 220-229

Gabriel R. Murchinson, Madina Agénor, Sari Reisner, Ryan Watson (2019) "School Restroom and Locker Room Restrictions and Sexual Assault Risk Among Transgender Youth." Pediatrics 143 doi: 10.1542/peds2018-2902

Alexandra Kulinkina, Karen Kosinski, Michael Adjei, Dickson Osabutey, Bernard Gyamfi, Nana-Kwadwo Biritwum, Kwabena Bosompen, Elena Naumova (2019) "Contextualizing Schistosoma haematobium transmission in Ghana: Assesssment of diagnostic techniques and individual and community water-related risk factors." Acta Tropica 194 195-203 doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2019.03.016

Adolfo Cuevas, PhD; Ruijia Chen, MS; Katherine A. Thurber, PhD; Natalie Slopen, ScD; David R. Williams, MPH, PhD (2019) "Psychosocial Stress and Overweight and Obesity: Findings From the Chicago Community Adult Health Study." Society of Behavioral Health doi: 10.1093/abm/kaz008/5420932

Adolfo Cuevas, Claudia Trudel-Fitzgerald, Leslie Cofie, Masayoshi Zaitsu, Jennifer Allen, David Williams (2019) "Placing prostate cancer disparities within a psychosocial context: challenges and opportunities for future research." Cancer Causes and Control doi: 10.1007/x10552-019-01159-1

Acevedo, A., Panas, L., Garnick, D.W., Acevedo-Garcia, D., Miles, J.*, Ritter, G., Campbell, K. (2018) "Disparities in the treatment of substance use disorders: Does where you live matter?" Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research 45, 533-549.

Jennifer Dacey Allen, Rachel C Shelton, Lindsay Kephart, Laura S. Tom, Bryan Leyva, Hosffman Ospino, Adolfo G. Cuevas (2018) "Examining the external validity of the CRUZA study, a randomized trial to promote implementation of evidence-based cancer control programs by faith-based organizations." Society of Behavioral Medicine doi: 10.1093/tbm/iby099

Cheryl L. Holt, Rachel C. Shelton, Jennifer D. Allen, Janice Bowie, Lina Jandorf, Sherie Lou Zara Santos, Jimmie Slade. (2018) "Development of tailored feedback reports on organizational capacity for health promotion in African American churches." Evaluation and Program Planning 70 (2018), 99-106.

Keren Ladin, Renuka Pandya, Ronald D. Perrone, Klemens B. Meyer, Allison Kannam, Rohini Loke, Tira Oskoui, Daniel E. Weiner, and John B. Wong. (2018) "Characterizing Approaches to Dialysis Decision Making with Older Adults, A Qualitative Study of Nephrologists." CJASN ePress. Published on July 26, 2018 as doi: 10.2215/CJN.01740218

Alyna T. Chien, MD, MS; Michael Anne Kyle, MS; Antoinette S. Peters, PhD; Kevin H. Nguyen, MS; Shalini A. Tendulkar, ScD, ScM; Molly Ryan, MPH; Karen Hacker, MD, MPH; Sara J. Singer, PhD, MBA (2018) "Establishing Teams, How Does It Change Practice Configuration, Size, and Composition?" J Ambulatory Care Manage Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 146–155

Adolfo Cuevas, (2018) "It's Time We Stop Ignoring Afro-Latino Health Disparities In The U.S.", Huffington Post, Feb, 5, 2018.

Andrea Acevedo, Margaret T. Lee, Deborah W. Garnick, Constance M. Horgan, Grant A. Ritter, Lee Panas, Kevin Campbell, Jason Bean-Mortinson (2018) "Agency-level financial incentives and electronic reminders to improve continuity of care after discharge from residential treatment and detoxification." Drug and Alcohol Dependence 183 (2018), 192–200

Stransky, Michelle, (2017) "Two-Year Stability and Change in Access to and Reasons for Lacking a Usual Source of Care Among Working-Age US Adults." Public Health Reports 2017, 10.1177/0033354917735322

Jennifer Gaudet Hefele, PhD; Grant A. Ritter, PhD; Christine E. Bishop, PhD; Andrea Acevedo, PhD; Candi Ramos, MPA, MHA; Laurie A. Nsiah-Jefferson, PhD; Gabrielle Katz, MPP (2017). "Examining Racial and Ethnic Differences in Nursing Home Quality." The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety; 43:554–564

Ladin, K., Zhang, G., & Hanto, D. (2017). "Geographic Disparities in Liver Availability: Accidents of Geography, or Consequences of Poor Social Policy?" American Journal of Transplantation, 17(9), 2277-2284.

Allen, J., Towne, S., Maxwell, A., Dimartino, L., Leyva, B., Bowen, D., Weiner, B. (2017). "Measures of organizational characteristics associated with adoption and/or implementation of innovations: A systematic review." Bmc Health Services Research, 17(1), 591.

Bryan Leyva, Jennifer D. Allen, Hosffman Ospino, Laura S. Tom, Rosalyn Negrón, Richard Buesa, Maria Idalí Torres. "Enhancing Capacity among Faith-Based Organizations to Implement Evidence- Based Cancer Control Programs: A Community-Engaged Approach." Translational Behavioral Medicine, 2017, doi:10.1007/s13142-017-0513-1.

Alexandra V. Kulkina, Karen C. Kosinski, Jeanine D. Plummer, John L. Durant, Kwabena M. Bosompem, Michael N. Adjei, Jeffrey K. Griffiths, David M. Gute, Elena N. Naumova. "Indicators of Improved Water Access in the Context of Schistosomiasis Transmission in Rural Eastern Region, Ghana." Science of the Total Environment, vol. 579, 2017, pp. 1745–1755., doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.140.

Alexandra V. Kulinkina, Jeanine D. Plummerb, Kenneth K.H. Chui c, Karen C. Kosinski, Theodora Adomako-Adjei, Andrey I. Egorov, Elena N. Naumova. "Physicochemical Parameters Affecting the Perception of Borehole Water Quality in Ghana." International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 2017, pp, doi:10.1016/j.ijheh.2017.05.008.

Alecia J. McGregor, Carlos Eduardo Siqueira, Alan M. Zaslavsky and Robert J. Blendon. "Do Elections Matter for Private-Sector Healthcare Management in Brazil? An Analysis of Municipal Health Policy." Bmc Health Services Research, vol. 17, no. 1, 2017, doi:10.1186/s12913-017-2427-5.