Publications of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Public Health faculty.

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Submissions from 2019

A Broadscale Assessment of Mercury Contamination in Peregrine Falcons Across the Northern Latitudes of North America, Joseph G. Barnes, Gregg E. Doney, Michael A. Yates, William S. Seegar, and Shawn L. Gerstenberger

Improving Health Data for Indigenous Populations: The International Group for Indigenous Health Measurement, Michelle Chino, Ian Ring, Lisa Jackson Pulver, John Waldon, and Malcolm King

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Analysis of Self-Reported Walking for Transit in a Sprawling Urban Metropolitan Area in the Western U.S., Courtney Coughenour, Hanns de la Fuente-Mella, and Alexander Paz

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A Qualitative Study on Parental and Community Stakeholder Views of the Link between Full-Day Kindergarten and Health in Southern Nevada, Courtney Coughenour; Jennifer Pharr; Maxim Gakh JD, MPH; Sheila Clark; and Prescott Cheong

Noncommunicable disease risk factors among older adults aged 60–69 years in Nepal: findings from the STEPS survey 2013, Saruna Ghimire, Shiva Raj Mishra, Binaya Kumar Baral, Meghnath Dhimal, Karen E. Callahan, Bihungum Bista, and Krishna Kumar Aryal

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Geographic and Socio-Economic Variation in Markers of Indoor air Pollution in Nepal: Evidence From a Nationally-Representative Data, Saruna Ghimire, Shiva Rah Mishra, Abhishek Sharma, Adugna Siweya, Nipun Shrestha, and Bippin Adhikari

Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Knowledge of Aging, Attitudes Toward and Perceptions of Working With Older Adults in Kathmandu Nepal, Saruna Ghimire, Nitisha Shrestha, Karen E. Callahan, Dhirendra Nath, Binaya Kumar Baral, Nirmale Lekhak, and Devendra Raj Singh

Evaluation of the Blood Lead Screening Component of the Southern Nevada Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, Amanda Haboush-Deloye PhD, Erika Marquez PhD, Melissa Marshall MPH, and Shawn L. Gerstenberger

Hidden Protections: Identifying Social Norms Associated with Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and Neglect, J. Bart Klika, Amanda Haboush-Deloye, and Jeff Linkenbach

Rethinking Health Services Measurement for Indigenous Populations, Angela Mashford-Pringle, Ian Ring, Fadwa Al-Yaman, John Waldon, and Michelle Chino

Socio-Economic Inequalities in Hypertension Burden and Cascade of Services: Nationwide Cross-Sectional Study in Nepal, Shiva Mishra, Saruna Ghimire, Archana Shrestha, and Salim S. Virani

Uptake of Permanent Contraception Among Women in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Literature Review of Barriers and Facilitators, Babayemi O. Olakunde, Nadia A. Sam-Agudu, Tanviben Y. Patel, Aaron T. Hunt, Aurora M. Buffington, Tara D. Phebus, Ebube Onwasigwe, and Echezona E. Ezeanolue

Health Disparities Among Sexual Gender Minority Women in the United States: A Population-Based Study, Jennifer R. Pharr, Axenya Kachen, and Chad Cross

Annual Variation Among Tree Pollen in Las Vegas From 2015-2018, Asma Tahir, Tanviben Patel Ph.D., Joseph Jean, Mark P. Buttner Ph.D., Dennis Bazylinski Ph.D., and Joram S. Seggev M.D.

Geospatial Analysis of Refugee Access to Primary Care Physicians in San Antonio, Texas, Nicole L. Wong, Lung-Chang Chien, and Hasanat Alamgir

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Two-Stage Bagging Pruning for Reducing the Ensemble Size and Improving the Classification Performance, Hua Zhang, Yujie Song, Bo Jiang, Bi Chen, and Guogen Shan

Submissions from 2018

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Practice and Lived Experience of Menstrual Exiles (Chhaupadi) among Adolescent Girls in Far Western Nepal. December 2018, Prabisha Amatya, Saruna Ghimire, Karen E. Callahan, Binaya Kumar Baral, and Krishna C. Poudel

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Pediatric to Adult Healthcare Transitioning for Adolescents Living with HIV in Nigeria: A National Survey, Okikiolu A. Badejo, William A. Menson, Nadia A. Sam-Agudu, Jennifer Pharr, Salome Erekaha, Tamara Bruno, Gift Nwanne, Olabanjo Ogunsola, Jude Ilozumba, Olusegun Busari, and Echezona E. Ezeanolue

Non-motor Predictors of Freezing of Gait in Parkinson’s Disease, Sarah J. Banks, Ece Bayram, Guogen Shan, Denise R. LaBelle, and Brent Bluett

Mercury Contamination in Peregrine Falcons (Falco Peregrinus) in Coastal Washington 2001-2016, Joseph G. Barnes, Daniel E. Varland, Tracy L. Fleming, Joseph B. Buchanan, and Shawn L. Gerstenberger

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Perceived Walkability, Social Capital, and Self-Reported Physical Activity in Las Vegas College Students, Melissa Bartshe, Courtney Coughenour, and Jennifer Pharr

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Longitudinal Performance of Plasma Neurofilament Light and Tau in Professional Fighters: The Professional Fighters Brain Health Study, Charles Bernick, Henrik Zetterberg, Guogen Shan, Sarah Banks, and Kaj Blennow

Why Do So Few Consumers Use Health Care Quality Report Cards? A Framework for Understanding the Limited Consumer Impact of Comparative Quality Information, Neeraj Bhandari, Dennis P. Scanlon, Yunfeng Shi, and Rachel A. Smith

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Why Do So Few Consumers Use Health Care Quality Report Cards? A Framework for Understanding the Limited Consumer Impact of Comparative Quality Information, Neeraj Bhandari, Dennis P. Scanlon, Yunfeng Shi, and Rachel A. Smith

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Sex Moderates the Impact of Diagnosis and Amyloid PET Positivity on Hippocampal Subfield Volume, Jessica Z. K. Caldwell, Jody-Lynn Berg, Guogen Shan, Jeffrey L. Cummings, and Sarah J. Banks

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PM2.5 Source Apportionment Using a Hybrid Environmental Receptor Model, Lung-Wen Anthony Chen and Junji Cao

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Lagged Influence of Fine Particulate Matter and Geographic Disparities on Clinic Visits for Children’s Asthma in Taiwan, Lung-Chang Chien, Yu-An Chen, and Hwa-Lung Yu

Disparity of Imputed Data from Small Area Estimate Approaches – A Case Study on Diabetes Prevalence at the County Level in the U.S., Lung-Chang Chien, Ge L. Kan, Xiao Li, and Xingyou Zhang

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Disparity of Imputed Data from Small Area Estimate Approaches – A Case Study on Diabetes Prevalence at the County Level in the U.S, Lung-Chang Chien, Ge Lin, Xiao Li, and Xingyou Zhang

Surveillance on the Endemic of Zika Virus Infection by Meteorological Factors in Colombia: A Population-based Spatial and Temporal Study, Lung-Chang Chien, Ro-Ting Lin, Yunqi Liao, Francisco S. Sy, and Adriana Pérez

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Surveillance on the Endemic of Zika Virus Infection by Meteorological Factors in Colombia: A Population-based Spatial and Temporal Study, Lung-Chang Chien, Ro-Ting Lin, Yunqi Liao, Francisco S. Sy, and Adriana Pérez

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Separation of Brown Carbon from Black Carbon for IMPROVE and Chemical Speciation Network PM2.5 Samples, Judith C. Chow, John G. Watson, Mark C. Green, Xiaoliang Wang, and Lung-Wang Antony Chen

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Separation of Brown Carbon from Black Carbon for IMPROVE and Chemical Speciation Network PM2.5 Samples, Judith C. Chow, John G. Watson, Mark C. Green, Xiaoliang Wang, L.-W. Antony Chen, Dana L. Trimble, Paul M. Cropper, Steven D. Kohl, and Steven B. Gronstal

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Healthy Food Options at Dollar Discount Stores Are Equivalent in Quality and Lower in Price Compared to Grocery Stores: An Examination in Las Vegas, NV, Courtney Coughenour, Timothy J. Bungum, and M. Nikki Regalado

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Decrease of VOC Emissions from Vehicular Emissions' In Hong Kong from 2003 to 2015: Results from a Tunnel, Study, Long Cui, Xiao Liang Wang, Kin Fai Ho, Yuan Gao, Chang Liu, Steven Sai Hang Ho, Hai Wei Li, Shun Cheng Lee, Xin Ming Wang, Bo Qiong Jiang, Yu Huang, Judith C. Chow, John G. Watson, and Lung-Wen Chen

Hospitals' Use of Hospitalists: Implications for Financial Performance, Josué Patien Epané MBA, PhD; Robert Weech-Maldonado MBA, PhD; Larry Hearld MBA, MSA, PhD; Nir Menachemi MPH, PhD; Bisakha Sen MBA, PhD; Stephen O'Connor PhD, FACHE; and Zo Ramamonjiarivelo MBA, PhD

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Developing a Theoretical Framework for a Complex Maternal–Child Health Intervention: Health Beginning Initiative, Echezona E. Ezeanolue MD, MPH; Jennifer R. Pharr PhD; Dina V. Patel MSN, APRN, PNP; Chinenye O. Ezeanolue MD; Michael C. Obiefune MD; Amaka G. Ogidi MEd; and John E. Ehiri PhD

Gaps And Strategies In Developing Health Research Capacity: Experience From The Nigeria Implementation Science Alliance, E E. Ezeanolue, W NA Menson, D Patel, G Aarons, A Olutola, M Obiefune, P Dakum, P Okonkwo, B Gobir, T Akinmurele, A Nwandu, H Khamofu, B Oyeledun, M Aina, A Eyo, O Oleribe, I Ibanga, J Oko, C Anyaike, J Idoko, M H. Aliyu, and R Sturke

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Traumatic Life Events and Development of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Among Female Factory Workers in a Developing Country, Taylor Jannelle Fitch, Xiao Yu, Lung-Chang Chien, Mohammad Monjurul Karim, and Hasanat Alamgir

Traumatic Life Events And Development Of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Among Female Factory Workers In A Developing Country, T J. Fitch, X Yu, L C. Chien, M M. Karim, and H Alamgir

Development of a US Trust Measure to Assess and Monitor Parental Confidence in the Vaccine System, Paula M. Frew, Raphiel Murden, C. Christina Mehta, Allison T. Chamberlain, Alan R. Hinman, Glen Nowak, Judith Mendel, Ann Aikin, Laura A. Randall, Allison L. Hargreaves, Saad B. Omer, Walter A. Orenstein, and Robert A. Bednarczyk

How Have States Used Executive Orders to Address Public Health?, Maxim Gakh JD, MPH; Karen Callahan MPH; Aaliyah Goodie BS; and Lainie Rutkow PhD, JD, MPH

Biomarkers of Cognitive Impairment: Brain Cortical Thickness, Volumetrics, and Cerebrospinal Fluid, Ladan Ghazi-Saidi, Ryan R. Walsh, Guogen Shan, and Sarah J. Banks

A Health Needs Assessment of the Filipino American Community in the Greater Las Vegas Area, Saruna Ghimire, Prescott Cheong, Lawrence Sagadraca, Lung-Chang Chien, and Francisco S. Sy

Is Selenium Intake Associated with the Presence of Depressive Symptoms among U.S. Adults?: Findings from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2011-2014, Saruna Ghimire, Binaya Kurmar Baral, Du Feng, Francisco S. Sy, and Rachelle Rodriguez

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Life Satisfaction Among Elderly Patients in Nepal: Associations with Nutritional and Mental Well-Being. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, Saruna Ghimire, Binaya Kurmar Baral, Isha Karmacharya, Karen E. Callahan, and Shiva Raj Mishra

Barriers to Dietary Salt Reduction among Hypertensive Patients, Saruna Ghimire, Naveen Shrestha, and Karen E. Callahan

Youth Swimming Ability in the United States and Associated Demographic Characteristics- 2010-2017, Carol C. Irwin, Jennifer Pharr, Richard L. Irwin, and Todd E. Layne

Youth Swimming Ability and Associated Factors in the United States, 2010-17, Carol C. Irwin, Jennifer R. Pharr, Richard L. Irwin, and Todd E. Layne

Disparities in Tobacco Use by Adolescents in Southeast, Nigeria Using Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) Approach, Ijeoma U. Itanyi, Chika N. Onwasigwe, Scott McIntosh, Tamara Bruno, Deborah Ossip, Emmanuel A. Nwobi, Chima A. Onoka, and Echezona Ezeanolue

Acceptability of an Adapted HIV Prevention Intervention for Native American Adolescents, Crystal Lee, Melva Thompson-Robinson, and Carolee Dodge Francis

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Nonlinear Associations Between Working Hours and Overwork-Related Cerebrovascular and Cardiovascular Diseases (CCVD), Ro-Ting Lin, Lung-Chang Chien, and Ichiro Kawachi

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Bibliometric Analysis of Gaps in Research on Asbestos-Related Diseases: Declining Emphasis on Public Health Over 26 Years, Ro-Ting Lin, Matthew John Soeberg, Lung-Chang Chien, Scott Fisher, Jukka Takala, Richard Lemen, Tim Driscoll, and Ken Takahashi

Identifying Consumers Who Search for Long-term Care on the Web: Latent Class Analysis, Darren Liu MHA, MS, DrPH; Takashi Yamashita MPH, PhD; and Betty Burston

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Does Exam-targeted Training Help Village Doctors Pass the Certified (Assistant) Physician Exam and Improve Their Practical Skills? A Cross-sectional Analysis of Village Doctors' Perspectives in Changzhou in Eastern China, Xiaohong Li, Jay J. Shen, Fang Yao, Chunxin Jiang, Fengshui Chang, Fengfeng Hao, and Jun Lu

“Does the Certified (Assistant) Physician Exam and Exam-Targeted Training Help Village Doctors Provide Better Care in Rural Areas - A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Village Doctors' Perspectives in Changzhou in Eastern China.”, Xiaohong Li, Jay J. Shen, Fang Yao, Chunxin Jiang, Fengshui Chang, Fengfeng Hao, and Jun Lu

Efficacy of an exercise intervention among children with comorbid asthma and obesity, Jennifer A. Lucas, Sheniz Moonie, Mary Beth Hogan, and William Evans

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Efficacy of an Exercise Intervention Among Children with Comorbid Asthma and Obesity, Jennifer A. Lucas, Sheniz Moonie, Mary Beth Hogan, and William N. Evans

Measuring the Impact of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Programs: Evaluating Hazard Reduction Using the Healthy Home Rating System, Erika Marquez MPH, PhD; Amanda Sokolowsky MPH; Erin Sheehy MPH; Josh Huebner; Casey Barber; and Shawn Gerstenberger

Landlord--Tenant Hotline Study: Characterizing Environmental Hazards in Renter-Occupied Units in Clark County, Nevada, Melissa J. Marshall MPH, Amanda N. Sokolowsky MPH, Mackenzie S. Burns PhD, and Shawn L. Gerstenberger

Nevada’s Medicaid Expansion and Admissions for Ambulatory Care–sensitive Conditions, Olena Mazurenko MD, PhD; Jay Shen; Guogen Shan; and Joseph Greenway

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Reliability of Self-Reported Mobile Phone Ownership in Rural North-Central Nigeria: Cross-Sectional Study, William Nii Ayitey Menson MD, PhD; John Olajide Olawepo MSc, MD; Tamara Bruno MPH; Semiu Olatunde Gbadamosi MD, MPH; Nannim Fazing Nalda MPH; Victor Anyebe MD; Amaka Ogidi MEd; Chima Onoka MPH, PhD, MD; John Okpanachi Oko MD; and Echezona Edozie Ezeanolue MD, MPH

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Biomedical Informatics Applications for Precision Management of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Justin B. Miller, Guogen Shan, Joseph Lombardo, and Gustavo Jimenez-Maggoria

A17033 Cardio-Metabolic Disease Risk Factors Among South Asian Labour Migrants to Middle East: A Call for Action, Shiva Mishra, Dinesh Neupane, Saruna Ghimire, Chandni Joshi, Pokharel Yashashwi, Salim S. Virani, and Lijing Yan

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Challenges for the Clinician: Physical Activity among Severe Asthmatic Patients with Comorbid Obesity, Sheniz Moonie PhD and Mary Beth Hogan

Challenges for the Clinician: Physical Activity Among Severe Asthmatic Patients with Comorbid Obesity, Sheniz Moonie and Mary Beth Hogan

Factors Associated with Rapid Readmission Among Nevada State Psychiatric Hospital Patients, Christopher Owen Moore, Sheniz Moonie, and Julia Anderson

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Effects of Index Client and Geo-targeting on HIV Case Identification: An Observational Study, E. Oladele, William Menson, O-O Badejo, E. Onwasigwe, I. Iyamu, A. Olarinoye, C. Agbakwuru, T. Bruno, H. Khamofu, and EE Ezeanolue

The Use of Social Marketing Campaigns to Increase HIV Testing Uptake: A Systematic Review, John O. Olawepo, Jennifer R. Pharr, and Axenya Kachen

Variation in airborne fungal spore concentrations among five monitoring locations in a desert urban environment, Tanviben Patel, Mark P. Buttner, D Rivas, Chad Cross, Dennis A. Bazylinski, and J Seggev

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Variation in Airborne Pollen Concentrations among Five Monitoring Locations in a Desert Urban Environment, Tanviben Y. Patel, Mark P. Buttner, David Rivas, Chad L. Cross, Dennis A. Bazylinski, and Joram S. Seggev

An Assessment of the Relationship of Physical Activity, Obesity, and Chronic Diseases/Conditions between Active/Obese and Sedentary/Normal Weight American Women in a National Sample, Jennifer Pharr, Courtney Coughenour, and Timothy J. Bungum

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Predictors of Swimming Ability among Children and Adolescents in the United States, Jennifer Pharr, Carol Irwin, Todd Layne, and Richard Irwin

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An Assessment of the Relationship of Physical Activity, Obesity, and Chronic Diseases/Conditions between Active/Obese and Sedentary/Normal Weight American Women in a National Sample, Jennifer P. Pharr, Courtney A. Coughenour, and Timothy Bungum

Assessing the relationship of physical activity, obesity and chronic diseases/conditions between active/obese and sedentary/normal weight American women in a nation sample, Jennifer R. Pharr, Courtney A. Coughenour, and Timothy J. Bungum

Predictors of Swimming Ability among Children and Adolescents in the United States, Jennifer R. Pharr, C Irwin, T Layne, and R Irwin

Correction: Adolescent Coordinated Transition (act) To Improve Health Outcomes Among Young People Living With Hiv In Nigeria: Study Protocol For A Randomized Controlled Trial. [trials. 18, (2017) (595)] Doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-2347-z, N A. Sam-Agudu, J R. Pharr, T Bruno, C L. Cross, L J. Cornelius, P Okonkwo, B Oyeledun, H Khamofu, A Olutola, S Erekaha, W NA Menson, and E E. Ezeanolue

Accurate Unconditional P-values For A Two-arm Study With Binary Endpoints, G Shan, L Kang, M Xiao, H Zhang, and T Jiang

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Exact Confidence Limits for the Probability of Response in Two-stage Designs, Guogen Shan

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Statistical Advances in Clinical Trials and Clinical Research, Guogen Shan, Sarah Banks, Justin B. Miller, Aaron Ritter, Charles Bernick, Joseph Lombardo, and Jeffrey L. Cummings

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Determining Sample Size for a Binary Diagnostic Test in the Presence of Verification Bias, Guogen Shan, Hua Zhang, and Tao Jiang

Nursing Associated Medication Errors: Are Internationally Educated Nurses Different from U.S. Educated Nurses?, Jay J. Shen, Alona Dalusung-Angosta, Michelle Sotero, Jennifer Rice, and Karmjit Raju

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Life-Sustaining Procedures, Palliative Care Consultation, and Do-Not Resuscitate Status in Dying Patients With COPD in US Hospitals, Jay J. Shen PhD, Eunjeong Ko PhD, Pearl Kim, Sun Jung Kim PhD, Yong-Jae Lee MD, Hoon Lee, and Ji Won Yoo

Determinants of Infant Mortality in Southeast Nigeria: Results from the Healthy Beginning Initiative, 2013-2014, Samantha A. Slinkard, Jennifer R. Pharr, Tamara Bruno, Dina Patel, Amaka Ogidi, Michael Obiefune, and Echezona Ezeanolue

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Birth History as a Predictor of Adverse Birth Outcomes: Evidence from State Vital Statistics Data, Dejun Su, Kaeli Samson, Ashvita Garg, Corrine Hanson, Ann L. Anderson Berry, Ge Lin Kan, and Ming Qu

Burden And Management Of Noncommunicable Diseases After Earthquakes And Tsunamis, A Suneja, M Gakh, and L Rutkow

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Limited Contribution of Health Behaviours to Expanding Income-Related Chronic Disease Disparities Based on a Nationwide Cross-Sectional Study in China, Qing Wang; Jay J, Shen; and Kaitlyn Frakes

Social Health Insurance Difference in Inpatient Expenditure and Service Category in China, Qing Wang, Jay J. Shen, Jennifer Rice, and Kaitlyn Frakes

Income, Occupation and Education: Are They Related to Smoking Behaviors in China?, Qing Wang, Jay J. Shen, Michelle Sotero, Casey A. Li, and Zhiyuan Hou

Income, Occupation And Education: Are They Related To Smoking Behaviors In China?, Q Wang, J J. Shen, M Sotero, C A. Li, and Z Hou

Social Health Insurance Difference In Inpatient Expenditure And Service Category In China, Q Wang, J Shen, J Rice, and K Frakes

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Hong Kong Vehicle Emission Changes from 2003 to 2015 in the Shing Mun Tunnel, Xiaoliang Wang, Kin-Fai Ho, Judith C. Chow, Steven D. Kohl, Chi Sing Chan, Long Cui, Shun-cheng Frank Lee, Lung-Wen Antony Chen, Steven Sai Hang Ho, Yan Cheng, and John G. Watson

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Association Between Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention During Routine Check-ups and Alcohol Consumption Among Adults Living in California, G. Kilian Wells, Sheniz Moonie, and Jennifer Pharr

Association Between Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention During Routine Check-Ups and Alcohol Consumption among Adults Living in California, G. Kilian Wells, Sheniz Moonie, and Jennifer Pharr

Effects of Peer Sexual Health Education on College Campuses: A Systematic Review, Tara Wong, Jennifer R. Pharr MPH, Tim Bungum DrPH, Courtney Coughenour PhD, and Nancy L. Lough

The Effects of Peer Sexual Health Education on College Campuses: A Systematic Review, T Wong, Jennifer R. Pharr, Timothy J. Bungum, Courtney A. Coughenour, and Nancy Lough

Microbial Contamination of Privacy Curtains in the Emergency Department of a Metropolitan Hospital, David R. Woodard, Mark Buttner, P. Cruz, and J. Roeder

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Depression and Risk of Fracture and Bone Loss: An Updated Meta-analysis of Prospective Studies, Qing Wu, B. Liu, and S. Tonmoy

Depression And Risk Of Fracture And Bone Loss: An Updated Meta-analysis Of Prospective Studies, Q Wu, B Liu, and S Tonmoy

Genetic Profiling of Decreased Bone Mineral Density in an Independent Sample of Caucasian Women, X. Xiao, D. Roohani, and Qing Wu