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

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Submissions from 2021

Using the Health Belief Model to Assess the Impact of Student Pharmacist-Led Health Outreach Events, Angela Chu, Brittany M. Harnicher, Bertha P. Castrellon, Jeffrey A. Bowers, and Guogen Shan

Pandemic-Specific Factors Related to Generalized Anxiety Disorder during the Initial COVID-19 Protocols in the United States, Millie Cordaro, Timothy J. Grigsby, Jeffrey T. Howard, Rebecca G. Deason, Kelly Haskard-Zolnierek, and Krista Howard

Association of State-Issued Mask Mandates and Allowing On-Premises Restaurant Dining with County-Level COVID-19 Case and Death Growth Rates-United States, March 1-December 31, 2020, Gery P. Guy Jr., PhD; Florence C. Lee MPH; Gregory Sunshine JD; Russell McCord JD; Mara Howard-Williams JD; Lyudmyla Kompaniyets PhD; Christopher Dunphy PhD; Maxim Gakh JD; Regen Weber; Erin Sauber-Schatz PhD; John D. Omura MD; and Greta M. Massetti PhD

Decline in COVID-19 Hospitalization Growth Rates Associated with Statewide Mask Mandates-10 States, March-October 2020, Heesoo Joo PhD, Gabrielle F. Miller PhD, Gregory Sunshine JD, Maxim Gakh JD, Jamison Pike PhD, Fiona P. Havers MD, Lindsay Kim MD, Regen Weber, Sebnem Dugmeoglu MPH, Christina Watson DrPH, and Fátima Coronado MD

COVID-19 Vaccination Hesitancy in the United States: A Rapid National Assessment, Jagdish Khubchandani, Sushil Sharma, James H. Price, Michael J. Wiblishauser, Manoj Sharma, and Fern J. Webb

Proximity to Traffic and Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Relation to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Conduct Disorder in U.S. Children, Stephani S. Kim, Ann M. Vuong, Kim N. Dietrich, and Aimin Chen

Isms in Health Care Human Resources: A Concise Guide to Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Darren Liu, Betty Burston, Shartriya C. Stewart, and Heidi H. Mulligan

Hypertension, BMI, and Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Diseases, Wenjing Qiao, Xinyi Zhang, Bo Kan, Ann M. Vuong, Shanshan Xue, Yuzheng Zhang, Binbin Li, Qianqian Zhao, Dingjie Guo, Xue Shen, and Shuman Yang

Optimal Two-Stage Designs Based on Restricted Mean Survival Time for a Single-Arm Study, Guogen Shan

Advanced Statistical Methods and Designs for Clinical Trials for COVID-19, Guogen Shan and Weizhen Wang

Bootstrap Confidence Intervals for Correlation Between Continuous Repeated Measures, Guogen Shan, Hua Zhang, and Jim Barbour

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Explaining Handwashing Behavior in a Sample of College Students during COVID-19 Pandemic Using the Multi-Theory Model (MTM) of Health Behavior Change: A Single Institutional Cross-Sectional Survey, Manoj Sharma, Kavita Batra, Robert E. Davis, and Amanda H. Wilkerson

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Utility of Multi-Theory Model (MTM) to Explain the Intention for PAP Adherence in Newly Diagnosed Sleep Apnea Patients, Manoj Sharma, Anuj Chandra, Ryan Toth, and Vinayak K. Nahar

Editorial Introduction, Markie L.C. Twist

Prenatal Exposure to per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and Neurobehavior in Us Children Through 8 Years of Age: The HOME Study, Ann M. Vuong, Glenys M. Webster, Kimberly Yolton, Antonia M. Calafat, Gina Muckle, Bruce P. Lanphear, and Aimin Chen

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The Utility of Genetic Risk Score to Improve Performance of FRAX for Fracture Prediction in US Postmenopausal Women, Xiangxue Xiao and Qing Wu

Trends in Osteoporosis and Mean Bone Density Among Type 2 Diabetes Patients in the Us From 2005 to 2014, Yingke Xu and Qing Wu

Predictors in Initiating and Maintaining Nutritional Behaviors to Deal With Menopausal Symptoms Based on Multi-Theory Model, Nooshin Yoshany, Manoj Sharma, Narjes Bahri, Sara Jambarsang, and Mohammad A. Morowatisharifabad

Submissions from 2020

Strategies for Increasing Impact, Engagement, and Accessibility in HIV Prevention Programs: Suggestions from Women in Urban High HIV Burden Counties in the Eastern United States (HPTN 064), Jasmine A. Abrams, Michelle Odlum, Emily Tillett, Danielle Haley, Jessica Justman, Sally Hodder, Linda Vo, Ann O’Leary, and Paula M. Frew

Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Comorbidities and Atopic Disease in Nevada, Julia Anderson, Sheniz Moonie, Mary Beth Hogan, Rebecca Scherr, and Gayle Allenback

Factors Associated with Mental Health Service Utilization Among Ethiopian Immigrants and Refugees, Selam G. Ayele, Melva Thompson‑Robinson, Johanna Andrews, and Carolee Dodge Francis

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Incidence of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Epidemic and Associated Predictors in Nevada: A Statewide Audit, 2016–2018, Kavita Batra, Patricia Cruz, Chad L. Cross, Neeraj Bhandari, Farooq Abdulla, Jennifer R. Pharr, and Mark P. Buttner

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COVID-19 and Social Isolation Endangering Psychological Health of Older Adults: Implications for Telepsychiatry, Kavita Batra, Amanda Elizabeth Morgan, and Manoj Sharma

Understanding the Multidimensional Trajectory of Psychosocial Maternal Risk Factors Causing Preterm Birth: A Systematic Review, Kavita Batra, Jennifer Pharr, John O. Olawepo, and Patricia Cruz

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Investigating the Psychological Impact of COVID-19 Among Healthcare Workers: A Meta-Analysis, Kavita Batra, Tejinder Pal Singh, Manoj Sharma, Ravi Batra, and Nena Schvaneveldt

Sex Moderates the Relationship That Number of Professional Fights Has With Cognition and Brain Volumes, Lauren L. Bennett, Steve J. Stephen, Charles Bernick, Guogen Shan, and Sarah J. Banks

Concussion Occurrence and Recognition in Professional Boxing and MMA Matches: Toward a Concussion Protocol in Combat Sports, Charles Bernick, Tucker Hansen, Winnie Ng, Vernon Williams, Margaret Goodman, Bryce Nalepa, Guogen Shan, and Tad Seifert

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Trends in Mental Well-Being of Non-Hispanic White Children of Midlife Parents With Low Education, Neeraj Bhandari

Dietary Behaviours Among Han, Tujia and Miao Primary School Students: A Cross-Sectional Survey in Chongqing, China, Zhengjie Cai, Jinli Xian, Xianglong Xu, Ziwei Zhang, Camila Araujo, Manoj Sharma, and Yong Zhao

Effects of β-Carotene Intake on the Risk of Fracture: A Bayesian Meta-Analysis, Tesfaye Getachew Charkos, Yawen Liu, Kemal Sherefa Oumer, Ann M. Vuong, and Shuman Yang

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Global Trends and Gaps in Research Related to Latent Tuberculosis Infection, Liling Chaw, Lung-Chang Chien, Justin Wong, Ken Takahashi, David Koh, and Ro-Ting Lin

Nonuniform Impacts of COVID-19 Lockdown on Air Quality Over the United States, L.W. Antony Chen, Lung-Chang Chien, Yi Li, and Ge Lin

Schoolchildren's Exposure to PM2.5: A Student Club-Based Air Quality Monitoring Campaign Using Low-Cost Sensors, L.W. Antony Chen, John O. Olawepo, Felicia Bonanno, Aman Gebreselassie, and Mi Zhang

The Lagged Effect of State Gun Laws on the Reduction of State-Level Firearm Homicide Mortality in the United States From 1999 to 2017, L. C. Chien and M. Gakh

Meteorological Impacts on the Incidence of COVID-19 in the U.S., Lung Chang Chien and Lung Wen Chen

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Correction to: Temporal Trend of Research Related to Gun Violence from 1981 to 2018 in the United States: A Bibliometric Analysis, Lung-Chang Chien, Maxim Gakh, Courtney Coughenour, and Ro-Ting Lin

Temporal Trend of Research Related to Gun Violence from 1981 to 2018 in the United States: A Bibliometric Analysis, Lung-Chang Chien, Maxim Gakh, Courtney Coughenour, and Ro-Ting Lin

Associations Between Hormonal Biomarkers and Preterm Infant Health and Development During the First 2 Years After Birth, June Cho PhD, RN, FAAN; Lung-Chang Chien DrPH; and Diane Holditch-Davis PhD, RN, FAAN

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Changes in Depression and Physical Activity Among College Students on a Diverse Campus After a COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order, Courtney Coughenour, Maxim Gakh, Jennifer R. Pharr, Timothy Bungum, and Sharon Jalene

Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Pelvic Drainage: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Banreet Dhindsa, Yassin Naga, Syed Saghir, Amaninder Dhaliwal, Daryl Ramai, Chad L. Cross, Shailender Singh, Ishfaq Bhat, and Douglas Adler

Safety of Patient Controlled Sedation in Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Banreet Dhindsa, Amaan Shafi, Sarav Gunjit Singh Daid, Syed Saghir, Amaninder Dhaliwal, Harmeet Mashiana, Daryl Ramai, and Chad L. Cross

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Motivations for Treatment Engagement in a Residential Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program: A Qualitative Study, Patrick J. Dillon, Satish K. Kedia, Oluwaseyi O. Isehunwa, and Manoj Sharma

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Factors Associated With Referring Close Contacts to an App With Individually-Tailored Vaccine Information, Matthew Z. Dudley, Rupali J. Limaye, Saad B. Omer, Sean T. O'Leary, Mallory K. Ellingson, Christine I. Spina, Sarah E. Brewer, Allison T. Chamberlain, Robert A. Bednarczyk, Fauzia Malik, Paula M. Frew, and Daniel A. Salmon

Characterizing the Vaccine Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Intentions of Pregnant Women in Georgia and Colorado, Matthew Z. Dudley, Rupali J. Limaye, Saad B. Omer, Sean T. O’Leary, Mallory K. Ellingson, Christine I. Spina, Sarah E. Brewer, Allison T. Chamberlain, Robert A. Bednarczyk, Fauzia Malik, Paula M. Frew, and Daniel A. Salmon

Latent Class Analysis of Maternal Vaccine Attitudes and Beliefs, Matthew Z. Dudley PhD, Rupali J. Limaye PhD, Daniel A. Salmon PhD, Saad B. Omer MBBS, Sean T. O'Leary MD, Mallory K. Ellingson MPH, Christine I. Spina, Sarah E. Brewer PhD, Robert A. Bednarczyk PhD, Fauzia Malik PhD, Paula M. Frew PhD, and Allison T. Chamberlain PhD

Hospitalists, Two Decades Later: Which US Hospitals Utilize Them?, Josue Patien Epane, Robert Weech-Maldonado, Larry R. Hearld, Bisakha Sen, Stephen J. O'Connor, and Luceta McRoy

Psychometric Evaluation of the Perceived Context of Reception Scale Among Hispanic and Somali Adolescents, Myriam Forster, Timothy J. Grigsby, Eunice Areba, Jennifer B. Unger, Chris J. Rogers, and Seth J. Schwartz

Acceptability of an Inactivated Influenza Vaccine Delivered by Microneedle Patch: Results From a Phase I Clinical Trial of Safety, Reactogenicity, and Immunogenicity, Paula M. Frew, Michele Bennett Paine, Nadine Rouphael, Jay Schamel, Yunmi Chung, Mark J. Mulligan, and Mark R. Prausnitz

Governors' Use of Executive Orders and Proclamations in Hurricane Response, 2006-2018, Maxim Gakh, Gregory Sunshine, Alexa Limeres, and Lainie Rutkow

Economic and Workload Impact of Therapeutic Interchange of Inhaler Medications and Nebulizer Solutions, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Jason Alan Glick, Guogen Shan, and Jeffrey N. Talbot

Adherence to Timely Vaccinations in the United States, Allison L. Hargreaves MPH; Glen Nowack PhD; Paula Frew MA, MPH; Alan R. Hinman MD, MPH; Walter A. Orenstein MD; Judith Mendel MPH; Ann Aikin MA; Jessica A. Nadeau PhD; Louise-Ann McNutt PhD; Allison T. Chamberlain PhD; Saad B. Omer MPH; Laura A. Randall MPH; and Robert A. Bednarczyk PhD

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COVID-19 Vulnerability Among People Who Use Drugs: Recommendations for Global Public Health Programmes and Policies, Ian W. Holloway, Anne C. Spaulding, Ayako Miyashita Ochoa, Laura A. Randall, Adrian R. King, The HBOU Study Team, and Paula M. Frew

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Opioid Use Disorders and Hospital Palliative Care Among Patients With Gastrointestinal Cancers: Ten-Year Trend and Associated Factors in the U.S. From 2005 to 2014, Jinwook Hwang, Jay J. Shen, Sun Jung Kim, Sung-Youn Chun, Pearl C. Kim, Se Won Lee, David Byun, and Ji Won Yoo

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Accurate Confidence Intervals for Risk Difference in Meta-Analysis With Rare Events, Tao Jiang, Baixin Cao, and Guogen Shan

Factors and Cost Associated with Atopic Dermatitis in Nevada, Hadley Johnson, Julia Anderson, Sheniz Moonie, Karen Gutierrez, and Mary Beth Hogan

Spatial and Temporal Variability of Brown Carbon in the United States: Implications for Direct Radiative Effects, Nicole A. June, Xuan Wang, L. W.Antony Chen, Judith C. Chow, John G. Watson, Xiaoliang Wang, Barron H. Henderson, Yiqi Zheng, and Jingqiu Mao

Health Care Access and Utilization by Transgender Populations: A United States Transgender Survey Study, Axenya Kachen and Jennifer R. Pharr

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COVID-19 and Mental Well-Being: Guidance on the Application of Behavioral and Positive Well-Being Strategies, Amar Kanekar and Manoj Sharma

Spatial Regression with Multiple Dependent Variables: Principal Component Analysis and Spatial Autocorrelation, Ge Lin Kan and Tonglin Zhang

Mental Health Disparities Among Sexual Minorities, Jennifer Keeley, Jason Flatt, Francisco Sy, Karen S. Gutierrez, Timothy Bungum, Chad Cross, and Sheniz Moonie

Testing Multi-Theory Model (MTM) in Predicting Physical Activity Behavior Among Upper Elementary School Children in Northern India, Poonam Khanna, Tejinder Pal Singh, Tarundeep Singh, Rakha Kaushik, and Manoj Sharma

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Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress during COVID-19 Pandemic, Ram Lakhan, Amit Agrawal, and Manoj Sharma

Examining Determinants of Metabolic Syndrome in People With Intellectual Disabilities, Ram Lakhan, Vinayak K. Nahar, Louisa Summers, and Manoj Sharma

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Learning from Transmasculine Experiences with Health Care: Tangible Inlets for Reducing Health Disparities through Patient-Provider Relationships, Nickolas H. Lambrou, Katherine M. Cochran, Samantha Everhart, Jason D. Flatt, Megan Zuelsdorff, John B. O'Hara, Lance Weinhardt, Susan Flowers Benton, and Carey E. Gleason

US Trends of Opioid-use Disorders and Associated Factors Among Hospitalized Patients With Spinal Conditions and Treatment From 2005 to 2014, Se Won Lee, Jay Shen, Sun Jung Kim, Sung-Youn Chun, Pearl Kim, Jahan Riaz, Ji Won Yoo, and Jinwook Hwang

Teachers’ Self-Efficacy and Technology Integration in K-12 Education: A Meta-Analysis, Chengcheng Li; Yichen Yang; Qing Wu; Shaoan Zhang; and Bowen Liu University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Patient Decision Making Related to Maternal and Childhood Vaccines: Exploring the Role of Trust in Providers Through a Relational Theory of Power Approach, Rupali J. Limaye; Fauzia Malik; Paula M. Frew; Laura A. Randall MPH; Mallory K. Ellingson MPH; Sean T. O’Leary MD; Robert A. Bednarczyk; Oladeji Oloko; Daniel A. Salmon; and Saad B. Omer MBBS, PhD

Statewide Stay‐At‐Home Directives on the Spread of COVID‐19 in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties in the United States, Ge Lin, Tonglin Zhang, Ying Zhang, and Quanyi Wang

Interventions to Reduce Healthcare Disparities in Cancer Screening Among Minority Adults: a Systematic Review, Darren Liu, Hayley Schuchard, Betty Burston, Takashi Yamashita, and Steven Albert

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Mathematical Model of ATM Activation and Chromatin Relaxation by Ionizing Radiation, Yongfeng Li and Francis A. Cucinotta

Evaluation of Guideline Recommendations for Dual Antipseudomonal Therapy in Hospitalized Adults with Pneumonia Using Combination Antibiograms, Quyen Luu, Kaylee Vitale, Guogen Shan, Rebecca Jayakumar, and Velliyur Viswesh

Urinary Symptoms and Infections Among Female Garment Factory Workers in Bangladesh, Jacxelyn Moran, Taylor Jennelle Fitch, Gabriela Villanueva, Mohammad Morshedul Quadir, Lung-Chang Chien, and Hasnat Alamgir

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Readability and Suitability Assessment of Educational Materials in Promoting the Quality of Life for Postmenopausal Women, Mohammad Ali Morowatisharifabad, Nooshin Yoshany, Manoj Sharma, Narjes Bahri, and Sara Jambarsang

HIV-Related Risk Behaviors and HIV Testing Among People With Sensory Disabilities in the United States, Babayemi O. Olakunde and Jennifer R. Pharr

HIV Testing Among Pregnant Women With Prenatal Care in the United States: An Analysis of the 2011–2017 National Survey of Family Growth, Babayemi O. Olakunde, Jennifer R. Pharr, and Daniel A. Adeyinka

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Individual- and Country-Level Correlates of Female Permanent Contraception Use in Sub-Saharan Africa, Babayemi O. Olakunde, Jennifer R. Pharr, Lung-Chang Chien, Rebecca D. Benfield, and Francisco S. Sy

Changes in Body Mass Index Among People Living with HIV Who are New on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, John O. Olawepo, Jennifer R. Pharr, Chad L. Cross, Axenya Kachen, Babayemi Olakunde, and Francisco S. Sy

Environmental and Organizational Factors Associated with Hospital Use of GPO Services, William Opuku-Agyeman, Robert Weech-Maldonado, Soumya Upadhyay, Nitish Patidar, and Chris Opuku-Agyeman

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Sociodemographic Determinants of Physical Activity and Sport Participation among Women in the United States, Jennifer R. Pharr, Nancy L. Lough, and Angela M. Terencio

Physical Activity Guidelines Compliance and Its Relationship With Preventative Health Behaviors and Risky Health Behaviors, Jennifer R. Pharr, Mary Angela M. Terencio, and Timothy Bungum

The Association Between Etiology of Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Race‐Ethnicity in Florida, Paulo S. Pinheiro, Heidy Medina, Karen E. Callahan, Patricia D. Jones, Clyde Perry Brown, Sean F. Altekruse, Katherine A. McGlynn, and Erin N. Kobetz

The Association Between Etiology of Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Race‐Ethnicity in Florida, Paulo S. Pinheiro, Heidy Medina, Karen E. Callahan, Patricia D. Jones, Clyde Perry Brown, Sean F. Altekruse, Katherine A. McGlynn, and Erin N. Kobetz

Cancer Mortality Among US Blacks: Variability Between African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans, And Africans, Paulo S. Pinheiro, Heidy Medina, Karen E. Callahan, Deukwoo Kwon, Camille Ragin, Recinda Sherman, and Erin N. Kobetz

Posttraumatic Cranial Suture Diastasis in Pediatric Temporal Bone Fractures, Nathaniel Reeve, Jacob B. Kahane, Jordan Miller, Chad Cross, Allen Young, and Matthew Ng

Effectively Confronting the COVID-19 Pandemic: Critical Lessons From HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment and Innovative Strategies To Conduct Community-Based and Community-Engaged Research Safely, Scott D. Rhodes and Francisco S. Sy

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A National Study on the Physical and Mental Health of Intersex Adults in the U.S., Amy Rosenwohl-Mack, Suegee Tamar-Mattis, Arlene B. Baratz, Katharine B. Dalke, Alesdair Ittelson, Kimberly Zieselman, and Jason D. Flatt

Efficacy of Endoscopic-Guided Needle-Based Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy in Diagnosis of Pancreatic Lesions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Syed Saghir, Banreet Dhindsa, Sarav Gunjit Singh Daid, Harmeet Mashiana, Amaninder Dhaliwal, Chad L. Cross, Shailander Singh, Ishfaq Bhat, Gordon V. Ohning, and Douglas Adler

Efficacy of Single Incision Needle Knife Biopsy for the Diagnosis of Upper Gastrointestinal Subepithelial Tumors: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Amaan Shafi, Banreet Dhindsa, Syed Saghir, Amaninder Dhaliwal, Harmeet Mashiana, Daryl Ramai, Chad L. Cross, Ishfaq Bhat, Shailender Singh, and Vishvinder Sharma

Accurate Confidence Intervals for Proportion in Studies With Clustered Binary Outcome, Guogen Shan

Estimation of Bias-Corrected Intraclass Correlation Coefficient for Unbalanced Clustered Studies With Continuous Outcomes, Guogen Shan

Two-Stage Optimal Designs Based on Exact Variance for a Single-Arm Trial With Survival Endpoints, Guogen Shan

Partial Correlation Coefficient for a Study With Repeated Measurements, Guogen Shan, Ece Bayram, Jessica Z. K. Caldwell, Justin B. Miller, Jay J. Shen, and Shawn Gerstenberger

Missed Physical Therapy Treatments in the Acute Hospital Toward a More Complete Understanding, Guogen Shan, Stephen Lee Johnson, Joseph Fertitta, Jesse Kim, Patrick Williams, Qing Wu, Ge Kan, Jehangir Daruwalla, Stephen D. Benning, and Daniel L. Young

Comments on “Exact Inference for the Random‐Effect Model for Meta‐Analyses with Rare Events”, Guogen Shan, Hua Zhang, and Tao Jiang

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Correlation Coefficients for a Study with Repeated Measures, Guogen Shan, Hua Zhang, and Tao Jiang

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Using the Multi-theory Model (MTM) of Health Behavior Change to Explain Intentional Outdoor Nature Contact Behavior Among College Students, Manoj Sharma, Erin Largo-Wight, Amar Kanekar, Hana Kusumoto, Stephanie Hooper, and Vinayak K. Nahar

Testing the Multi-Theory Model for Initiation and Sustenance of Smoking Cessation at Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Nepal: A Cross-Sectional Study, Sumitra Sharma, Umesh R. Aryal, and Manoj Sharma

Sociocultural Factors Associated with Awareness of Palliative Care and Advanced Care Planning among Asian Populations, Jay J. Shen, Catherine Dingley, Ji Won Yoo, Sfurti Rathi, Soo Kyong Kim, Hee-Taik Kang, and Kalyn Frost

Evolution of Source Contributions During Heavy Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Pollution Episodes in Eastern China Through Online Measurements, Juanyong Shen, Qianbiao Zhao, Zhen Cheng, Juntao Huo, Wenfei Zhu, Yihua Zhang, Yusen Duan, Xiaoliang Wang, Lung-Wen Antony Chen, and Qingyan Fu

Decreasing Rate of Inpatient Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis Between 2005 and 2015, Samantha N. Sherwood, Joseph Greenway, and Andrew J. Freeman