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

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Submissions from 2018

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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 Weigh American Women in a National Sample, Jennifer P. Pharr, Courtney A. Coughenour, and Timothy Bungum

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

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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

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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

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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, and Ming Qu

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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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Thiazide Diuretic Usage and Risk of Fracture: A Meta-analysis of Cohort Studies, X. Xiao, Y. Wu, and Qing Wu

Submissions from 2017

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Examining racial bias as a potential factor in pedestrian crashes, Courtney A. Coughenour, Sheila Clark, Ashok K. Singh, Eudora Claw, James Abelar, and Joshua Huebner

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Male Partner Involvement on Initiation and Sustainment of Exclusive Breastfeeding Among HIV-infected Post-partum Women: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial, Dorothy Ihekuna, Neal S. Rosenburg, William Nii Ayitey Menson, Semiu Olatunde Gbadamosi, John Olajide Olawepo, Adaeze Chike-Okoli, Chad L. Cross, Chima Ariel Onoka, and Echezona Edozie Ezeanolue

Submissions from 2016

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Concept mapping of PMTCT implementation challenges and solutions across 6 sub-Saharan African countries in the NIH-PEPFAR PMTCT implementation science alliance, G A. Aarons, D H. Sommerfeld, B H. Chi, Echezona Ezeanolue, R Sturke, L Guay, and G K. Siberry

Deploying nEmesis: Preventing Foodborne Illness by Data Mining Social Media, Sadilek Adam, Henry Kautz, Lauren DiPrete, Brian Labus, Eric Portman, Jack Teitel, and Vincent Silenzio

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Reliability of Robotic Telemedicine for Assessing Critically Ill Patients with the Full Outline of Unresponsiveness Score and Glasgow Coma Scale, Amelia K. Adcock, Heidi Kosiorek, Prachi Parich, Alyssa Chauncey, Qing Wu, and Bart M. Demaerschalk

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Gestational Age and the Risk of Maternal Breast Cancer: A Population-Based Case–Control Study, Arash Ardalan and Tim Bungum

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Interventions that increase the intention to seek voluntary HIV testing in young people: a review, Kelly F. Bumgarner, Jennifer R. Pharr, Mark P. Buttner, and Echezona Ezeanolue

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Prevalence of Sickle Cell Trait and Reliability of Self-Reported Status among Expectant Parents in Nigeria: Implications for Targeted Newborn Screening, A R. Burnham-Marusich, C O. Ezeanolue, M C. Obiefune, W Yang, A Osuji, A G. Ogidi, A T. Hunt, D Patel, and Echezona Ezeanolue

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Brown carbon aerosols from burning of boreal peatlands: Microphysical properties, emission factors, and implications for direct radiative forcing, R K. Chakrabarty, M Gyawali, R L.N. Yatavelli, A Pandey, A C. Watts, J Knue, Lung-Wen Chen, R R. Pattison, A Tsibart, V Samburova, and H Moosmüller

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Parental perception of efficacy of antihistamines for pruritus in pediatric atopic dermatitis, V Chawla, M B. Hogan, S Moonie, G L. Fenwick, A Hooft, and N W. Wilson

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Light absorption by biomass burning source emissions, Yuan Cheng, Guenter Engling, Hans Moosmaller, W. Patrick Arnott, Lung-Wen Antony Chen, Cyle E. Wold, Wei Min Hao Ke-bin, and He

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Considering spatial heterogeneity in the distributed lag non-linear model when analyzing spatiotemporal data., Lung-Chang Chien, Yuming Guo, Xiao Li, and Hwa Lung Yu

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Spatiotemporal analysis of heat and heat wave effects on elderly mortality in Texas, 2006-2011, Lung-Chang Chien, Yuming Guo, and Kai Zhang

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Teaching STEM as a second language: Utilizing SLA to develop equitable learning for all students, S Collier, Betty Burston, and A Rhodes

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Community design impacts on health habits in low-income southern Nevadans, Courtney Coughenour and M S. Burns

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Looping Linear: The Art Of Teaching Qualitative Research Methods For Public Health, Carolee Dodge Francis

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Using a cultural framework to understand factors influencing HIV testing in Nigeria, J E. Ehiri, J Iwelunmor, T Iheanacho, S Blackstone, M C. Obiefune, A G. Ogidi, F U. Ahunanya, D Nnadi, D Patel, A T. Hunt, and E E. Ezeanolue

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The effect of marriage on stage at diagnosis and survival in women with cervical cancer, Sanae El Ibrahimi and Paulo S. Pinheiro

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Brief Report: Geographical Variation in Prevalence of Cryptococcal Antigenemia among HIV-Infected, Treatment-Naive Patients in Nigeria: A Multicenter Cross-Sectional Study, Echezona Ezeanolue, C Nwizu, G S. Greene, O Amusu, C Chukwuka, N Ndembi, R M. Smith, T Chiller, Jennifer Pharr, and T R. Kozel

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What do you need to get male partners of pregnant women tested for HIV in resource limited settings? The Baby Shower Cluster Randomized Trial, Echezona Ezeanolue, Michael Obiefune, Wei Yang, Chinenye Ezeanolue, Jennifer R. Pharr, Alice Osuji, Amaka Ogidi Aaron, Hunt, Dina Patel, Gbenga Ogedegbe John, and Ehiri

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Identifying and prioritizing implementation barriers, gaps, and strategies through the Nigeria implementation science alliance: Getting to zero in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, Echezona Ezeanolue, B J. Powell, D Patel, A Olutola, M Obiefune, P Dakum, P Okonkwo, B Gobir, T Akinmurele, A Nwandu, K Torpey, B Oyeledum, M Aina, A Eyo, O Oleribe, I Ibanga, J Oko, C Anyaike, J Idoko, M H. Aliyu, R Sturke, H Watts, and G Siberry

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Antenatal care and uptake of HIV testing among pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa: A cross-sectional study, J K. Gunn, I O. Asaolu, K E. Center, S J. Gibson, P Wightman, Echezona Ezeanolue, and J E. Ehiri

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Carbonaceous aerosols in megacity Xi'an, China: Implications of thermal/optical protocols comparison, Y M. Han, Lung Wen Chen, R J. Huang, J C. Chow, J G. Watson, H Y. Ni, S X. Liu, K K. Fung, Z X. Shen, C Wei, Q Y. Wang, J Tian, Z Z. Zhao, A SH Prévôt, and J J. Cao

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Source apportionment of mass concentration and inhalation risk with long-term ambient PCDD/Fs measurements in an urban area, Chi-Chang Ho, Chang-Chuan Chan, Chia-Pin Chio, Yi-Chieh Lai, Guo-Ping Chang-Chien, Judith C. Chow, John G. Watson Lung-Wen, Antony Chen, Pau-Chung Chen, and Chang-Fu Wu

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Attitudes and beliefs about mental illness among church-based lay health workers: experience from a prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission trial in Nigeria, Theedeus Iheanacho, Daniel Kapadia, Chinenye O. Ezeanolue, Alice A. Osuji, Amaka G. Ogidi, Anulika Ike, Dina Patel Elina, Stefanovics, Robert Rosenheck, Michael Obiefune Echezona, and Ezeanolue

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Changes in Inflammatory and Bone Turnover Markers After Periodontal Disease Treatment in Patients With Diabetes, K E. Izuora, E E. Ezeanolue, M F. Neubauer, C L. Gewelber, G L. Allenback, G Shan, and G E. Umpierrez

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Examining the gastric cancer survival gap between Asians and whites in the United States, Hongbin Jin, Paulo S. Pinheiro, Karen E. Callahan, and Sean F. Altekruse

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Cancer incidence among Asian American populations in the United States, 2009-2011, Hongbin Jin, Paulo S. Pinheiro, Jianbo Xu, and Amei Amei

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The Role of Social Media as a Source of Information on Nursing Home Care Decision Making, D Liu, C J. Lu, and Betty Burston

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Maternal methylmercury from a wild-caught walleye diet induces developmental abnormalities in zebrafish, Q Liu, R H. Klingler, B Wimpee, M Dellinger, T King-Heiden, J Grzybowski, Shawn Gerstenberger, D N. Weber, and M J. Carvan

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Colorectal Cancer Trends in California and the Need for Greater Screening of Hispanic Men, R P. Martinsen, C R. Morris, Paulo Pinheiro, A Parikh-Patel, and K W. Kizer

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Country of Birth and Variations in Asthma and Wheezing Prevalence, and Emergency Department Utilization in Children: A NHANES Study, L McRoy, Z Ramamonjiarivelo, Josue Epane, M Powers, J Xu, R Weech-Maldonado, and G Rust

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Educators' Perceptions Associated with School Garden Programs in Clark County, Nevada: Practices, Resources, Benefits and Barriers, Tomomi Murakami, Jennifer Pharr, and Timothy Bungum

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Risk Factors for In-Hospital Mortality in Heart Failure Patients: Does Rurality, Payer or Admission Source Matter?, P Nayar, F Yu, A Chandak, Ge Lin Kan, B Lowes, and B A. Apenteng

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Examining the relationship between sport and health among USA women: An analysis of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Jennifer Pharr and N L. Lough

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Linkage to care, early infant diagnosis, and perinatal transmission among infants born to HIV-infected nigerian mothers: Evidence from the healthy beginning initiative, Jennifer Pharr, M C. Obiefune, C O. Ezeanolue, A Osuji, A G. Ogidi, S Gbadamosi, D Patel, J Iwelunmor, W Yang, G Ogedegbe, J E. Ehiri, N A. Sam-Agudu, and E E. Ezeanolue

Building Tomorrow’s Tribal Public Health Workforce, Jennifer R. Pharr and Michelle Chino-Kelly

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Direct release of test results to patients increases patient engagement and utilization of care, F Pillemer, R A. Price, S Paone, G D. Martich, S Albert, L Haidari, G Updike, R Rudin, Darren Liu, and A Mehrotra

Black heterogeneity in cancer mortality: US-blacks, Haitians, and Jamaicans, Paulo Pinheiro, K E. Callahan, C Ragin, R W. Hage, T Hylton, and E N. Kobetz

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Seeking wider access to HIV testing for adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa, N A. Sam-Agudu, M O. Folayan, and Echezona Ezeanolue

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Building Sustainable Local Capacity for Global Health Research in West Africa, N A. Sam-Agudu, E Paintsil, M H. Aliyu, A Kwara, F Ogunsola, Y A. Afrane, C Onoka, G A. Awandare, G Amponsah, L J. Cornelius, G Mendy, R Sturke, A Ghansah, G K. Siberry, and Echezona Ezeanolue

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Exact confidence intervals for randomized response strategies, Guogen Shan

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Exact sample size determination for the ratio of two incidence rates under the Poisson distribution, Guogen Shan

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Sample Size Calculation for Agreement between Two Raters with Binary Endpoints using Exact Tests, Guogen Shan

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Boundary problem in Simon’s two-stage clinical trial designs, Guogen Shan, John J. Chen, and Changxing Ma

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Sample size calculation based on efficient unconditional tests for clinical trials with historical controls, Guogen Shan, S Moonie, and J Shen

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Optimal adaptive two-stage designs for early phase II clinical trials, Guogen Shan, G E. Wilding, A D. Hutson, and S Gerstenberger

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Minimax and admissible adaptive two-stage designs in phase II clinical trials, Guogen Shan, H Zhang, and T Jiang

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Exact p-Values for Simon’s Two-Stage Designs in Clinical Trials, Guogen Shan, H Zhang, T Jiang, H Peterson, D Young, and C Ma

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What’s sex got to do with it? The preparation of elementary male teacher candidates, S Stewart, L Coombs, and Betty Burston

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Geographic variability in gestational weight gain: A multilevel population-based study of women having term births in Florida (2005-2012), M Tabet, E Nelson, M Schootman, Lung-Chan Chien, and J J. Chang

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Atmospheric deposition of particles at a sensitive alpine lake: Size-segregated daily and annual fluxes from passive sampling techniques, A Y. C. Tai, Lung Wen Chen, X Wang, J C. Chow, and J G. Watson

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Unemployment Rate, Smoking in China: Are They Related?, Qing Wang, Jay J. Shen, and Chris Cochran

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Classifying Human Activity Patterns from Smartphone Collected GPS data: a Fuzzy Classification and Aggregation Approach, Neng Wan and Ge Lin

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Parkinson's Disease and Pesticides Exposure: New Findings From a Comprehensive Study in Nebraska, USA, N Wan and Ge Lin Kan

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Addressing location uncertainties in GPS-based activity monitoring: A methodological framework, N Wan, Ge Lin Kan, and G Wilson

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Source apportionment: Principles and methods, J G. Watson, J C. Chow, Lung-Wen Chen, G Engling, and X L. Wang

Advanced detection methods for Thermal/Optical analysis of IMPROVE samples, J G. Watson, G M. Riggio, X Wang, Lung-Wen Chen, X Yang, J Diab, R Zimmermann, and J C. Chow

Using the Health Belief Model to Identify Perceived Barriers to Mammography Re-Screening among African-American Women, Brittny Wells and Melva V. Thompson-Robinson

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Understanding Chinese tourists’ food consumption in the United States, K Wu, C Raab, W Chang, and A Krishen

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Depression and the Risk of Myocardial Infarction and Coronary Death, Qing Wu and J M. Kling

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Bone marrow stromal cell therapy for ischemic stroke: A meta-analysis of randomized control animal trials, Qing Wu, Yuexiang Wang, Bart M. Demaerschalk, Saruna Ghimire, Kay E. Wellik, and Wenchun Qu

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Inter-annual variability of wintertime PM2.5 chemical composition in Xi’an, China: Evidences of changing source emissions, Hongmei Xu, Junji Cao, Judith C. Chow, R.-J. Huang, Zhenxing Shen, L.-W. Antony Chen, Kin Fai Ho John, and G. Watson

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Inter-Annual Variability of Wintertime PM2.5 Chemical Composition in Xi’an, China: Evidences of Changing Source Emissions, Hongmei Xu, Junji Cao, Judith C. Chow, R.-J. Huang, Zhenxing Shen, L.-W. Antony Chen, Kin Fai Ho, and John G. Watson

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Cross-Sectional Examination of Patient and Therapist Factors Affecting Participation in Physical Therapy in Acute Care Hospital Settings, Daniel Young, Sheniz Moonie, and Timothy J. Bungum

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Do ’Surgical Helmet Systems’ or ’Body Exhaust Suits’ Affect Contamination and Deep Infection Rates in Arthroplasty? A Systematic Review, Simon W. Young, Mark Zhu, Otis C. Shirley, Qing Wu, and Mark J. Spangehl

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Identification of hot spots in protein structures using Gaussian network model and Gaussian naive bayes, H Zhang, T Jiang, and Guogen Shan

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On Moran's i coefficient under heterogeneity, T Zhang and Ge Lin Kan

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Black Carbon Aerosols at Mt. Muztagh Ata, a High-Altitude Location inthe Western Tibetan Plateau, Chong-Shu Zhu, Jun-Ji Cao, Bai-Qing Xu, Ru-Jin Huang, Ping Wang, Kin-Fai Ho, Zhen-Xing Shen Sui-Xin, Liu, Yong-Ming Han, Xue-Xi Tie Zhu-Zi, Zhao, and Lung-Wen Antony Chen

Submissions from 2015

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A Grounded Theory Study of Nurse Managers' Preferences in Hiring Newly Licensed RNs, Susan C. Adamek, Lori L. Candela, and Carolee Dodge Francis

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A Neonate with Deformities of the Bilateral Lower Extremities and Bowel and Urinary Incontinence., Tiffany Aman, Dahna Reyes, Francis Banfro, and Echezona Ezeanolue

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Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation: A Practical Approach for Evaluating Indigenous Projects in Tribal Reservation Contexts, Nicole R. Bowman, Carolee Dodge Francis, and Monique Tyndall

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Full Day Kindergarten in Nevada: A Health Impact Assessment, K Callahan, S Clark, L Coker, C Coughenour, M Gakh, and Jennifer R. Pharr

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Multi-Wavelength Optical Measurement to Enhance Thermal/Optical Analysis for Carbonaceous Aerosol, L.-W. A. Chen, J. C. Chow, X. L. Wang, J. A. Robles, B. J. Sumlin, D. H. Lowenthal, R. Zimmermann, and J. G. Watson

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Renewable Hydrogen Production from Bio-oil in an Aerosol Pyrolysis System, L.W. Antony Chen, Jerome A. Robles, Judith C. Chow, and S. Kent Hoekman

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Mass Reconstruction Methods for PM2.5: A Review, Judith C. Chow, Douglas H. Lowenthal, L.-W. Antony Chen, Xiaoliang Wang, and John G. Watson

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Optical Calibration and Equivalence of a Multiwavelength Thermal/Optical Carbon Analyzer, Judith C. Chow, Xiaoliang Wang, Benjamin J. Sumlin, Steven B. Gronstal, L.-W. Antony Chen, Dana L. Trimble, Steven D. Kohl, Sierra R. Mayorga, Gustavo Riggio, Patrick R. Hurbain, Megan Johnson, Ralf Zimmermann, and John G. Watson