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

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Submissions from 2017

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Are single entry communities and cul-de-sacs a barrier to active transport to school in 11 elementary schools in Las Vegas, NV metropolitan area?, C Coughenour, S Clark, A Singh, and J Huebner

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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

New Beginnings: Living with Diabetes Among an Urban American Indian Community, Carolee Dodge-Francis and Eudora Claw

Dose-Dependent Effect of Cotinine-Verified Tobacco Smoking on Serum Immunoglobulin E levels in Korean Adult Males, Jae-June Dong MD, Jay J. Shen PhD, and Yong-Jae Lee MD; MPH; PhD

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Blueprint for sustainable change in diversity management and cultural competence: Lessons from the National Center for Healthcare Leadership diversity demonstration project, J L. Dreachslin, R Weech Maldonado, L R. Jordan, J Gail, J P. Epane, and J A. Wainio

Factors Influencing the Choice of Child Delivery Location among Women Attending Antenatal Care Services and Immunization Clinic in Southeastern Nigeria, Johnbull Egharevba, Jennifer R. Pharr, Bryan van Wyk, and Echezona Ezeanolue

Comparison of Clinical & Laboratory Standards Institute standards in antimicrobial susceptibility among the carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae, Fidelis Enyinnaya, Patricia Cruz Perez, Mark P. Buttner, Chad Cross, and David R. Woodard

Hospitals’ use of Hospitalists: Implications for Financial Performance, Josué Patien Epané, Robert Weech-Maldonado, Larry Hearld, Nir Menachemi, Bisakha Sen, Stephen O’Connor, and Zo Ramamonjiarivelo

An mHealth Framework to Improve Birth Outcomes in Benue State, Nigeria: A Study Protocol., Echezona E. Ezeanolue, Semiu Olatunde Gbadamosi, John Olajide Olawepo, Juliet Iwelunmor, Daniel Sarpong, Chuka Eze, Amaka Ogidi, Dina Patel, and Chima Onoka

Challenges to the Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Infection, Echezona Ezeanolue and Cynthia Schenauer

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Insights into How HIAs are Characterized in the Press: Findings from a Media Analysis of Widely Circulated United States Newspapers, Max Gakh, Courtney Coughenour, Jennifer Pharr, Aaliyah Goodie, and Samantha To

Insights into How HIAs are Characterized in the Press: Findings from a Media Analysis of Widely Circulated United States Newspapers, Maxim Gakh JD, MPH; Courtney Coughenour PhD; Jennifer Pharr PhD; Aaliyah Goodie; and Samantha To

Insights into How HIAs are Characterized in the Press: Findings from a Media Analysis of Widely Circulated United States Newspapers, Maxim Gakh, Courtney Coughenour, Jennifer R. Pharr, Aaliyah Goodie, and Samantha To

Characteristics of Laws Requiring Physicians to Report Patient Information for Public Health Surveillance: Notable Patterns from a Nevada Case Study, Maxim Gakh, Brian Labus, and Brittany Walker

Quality Improvement Interventions to improve Annual Papanicolaou (PAP) smear rates among HIV-infected Women, Vimala Ganta, Sheniz Moonie, D Patel, and H Hunt

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Timely reminder interventions to improve annual Papanicolaou (Pap) smear rates among HIV-infected women in an outpatient center of southern Nevada: a short report, V Ganta, S Moonie, D Patel, A T. Hunt, J Richardson, D Di John, and E E. Ezeanolue

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Extracting recent weighted-based patterns from uncertain temporal databases, W Gan, J C.W Lin, P Fournier Viger, H C. Chao, J M.T. Wu, and J Zhan

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Review of Education-Focused Health Impact Assessments Conducted in the United States, L N. Gase, A R. DeFosset, M Gakh, C Harris, S R. Weisman, and A L. Dannenberg

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

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Nutritional Assessment of Community-Dwelling Older Adults in Rural Nepal, Saruna Ghimire, Binaya Kurmar Baral, and Karen E. Callahan

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Determining Childhood Blood Lead Level Screening Compliance Among Physicians, A Haboush Deloye, E R. Marquez, and S L. Gerstenberger

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 Rosenburg, William N. A. Menson, Semiu Olatunde Gbadamosi, John O. Olawepo, Adaeze Chike-Okoli, Chad Cross, Chima Onoka, and Echezona Ezeanolue

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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

Socioeconomic factors related to surgical treatment for localized, nonsmall cell lung cancer, Xiaqing Jiang, Ge L. Kan, and K M. Islam

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Interventions to Reduce Loss to Follow-up During All Stages of the HIV Care Continuum in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review, J Keane, J R. Pharr, M P. Buttner, and E E. Ezeanolue

Evaluation of Two Vaccine Education Interventions to Improve Pertussis Vaccination among Pregnant African American Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Jennifer L. Kriss, Paula M. Frew, Marielysse Cortes, Fauzia A. Malik, Allison T. Chamberlain, Katherine Seib, Lisa Flowers, Kevin A. Ault, Penelope P. Howards, Walter A. Orenstein, and Saad B. Omer

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Efficient Mining of Multiple Fuzzy Frequent Itemsets, J C.W. Lin, T Li, P Fournier Viger, T P. Hong, J M.T Wu, and J Zhan

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Cost-Effective but Unaffordable and Unequal Hepatitis C Treatment in the US, X Liu, J J. Shen, J L. Lee, and J W. Yoo

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Effective interventions to improve young adults’ linkage to HIV care in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review, B O. Mavegam, J R. Pharr, P Cruz, and E E. Ezeanolue

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Association of medication errors with drug classifications, clinical units, and consequence of errors: Are they related?, M Muroi, J J. Shen, and A Angosta

Geospatial Associations Between Tobacco Retail Outlets and Current Use of Cigarettes and e-Cigarettes among Youths in Texas, Adriana Pérez, Lung-Chang Chien, Melissa B. Harrell, Keryb E. Pasch, Udoka C. Obinwa, and Cheryl L. Perry

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Sleep duration associated with cardiovascular conditions among adult Nevadans, B L. Pergola, S Moonie, J Pharr, T Bungum, and J L. Anderson

The Relationship between Sport Participation and Chronic Diseases among Men in the USA: An Examination of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System., Jennifer Pharr and Nancy L. Lough

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The Relationship between Sport Participation and Chronic Diseases among Men in the USA: An Examination of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Jennifer Pharr and Nancy L. Lough

The Role of HIV/AIDS Knowledge in Risky Sexual Behaviors of Adolescents in Nigeria, Jennifer R. Pharr, V Enejoh, Bertille Mavegam, Ayodotun Olutola, Haruna Karick, and Echezona Ezeanolue

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Health impact assessment as an instrument to examine the health implications of education policies, J Pharr, M Gakh, C Coughenour, and S Clark

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A cross-sectional study of the role of HIV/AIDS knowledge in risky sexual behaviors of adolescents in Nigeria, J R. Pharr, V Enejoh, B O. Mavegam, A Olutola, H Karick, and E E. Ezeanolue

Migration from Mexico to the United States: A High-speed Cancer Transition, Paulo S. Pinheiro, Kathy E. Callahan, Mariana C. Stern, and Esther de Vries

The Safety, Immunogenicity, and Acceptability of Inactivated Influenza Vaccine Delivered by Microneedle Patch (TIV-MNP 2015): A Randomised, Partly Blinded, Placebo-controlled, Phase 1 Trial, Nadine G. Rouphael, Michele Paine, Regina Mosley, Sebastien Henry, Devin V. McAllister, Haripriya Kalluri, Winston Pewin, Paula M. Frew, Tianwei Yu, Natalie J. Thornburg, Sarah Kabbani, Lilin Lai, Elena V/ Vassilieva, Ioanna Skountzou, Richard W. Compans, Mark J. Mulligan, and Mark R. Prausnitz

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Adolescent Coordinated Transition (ACT) to improve health outcomes among young people living with HIV in Nigeria: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial, 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 N.A. Menson, and E E. Ezeanolue

Impact of School Garden Participation on the Health Behaviors of Children, Stefanie Schneider, Jennifer Pharr, and Timothy Bungum

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A better confidence interval for the sensitivity at a fixed level of specificity for diagnostic tests with continuous endpoints, G Shan

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Comments on ‘Two-sample binary phase 2 trials with low type I error and low sample size’, G Shan

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Optimal inference for Simon's two-stage design with over or under enrollment at the second stage, G Shan and J J. Chen

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Fisher’s exact approach for post hoc analysis of a chi-squared test, G Shan and S Gerstenberger

Sample size determination for a matched-pairs study with incomplete data using exact approach., Guogen Shan, Charles Bernick, and Sarah Banks

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Optimal Inference for Simon's Two-Stage Design with Over or Under Enrollment at the Second Stage, Guogen Shan and John J. Chen

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Exact one-sided confidence limits for Cohen's kappa as a measurement of agreement, G Shan and W Wang

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Exact unconditional sample size determination for paired binary data (letter commenting: J Clin Epidemiol. 2015;68:733-739), G Shan and H Zhang

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Efficient confidence limits for adaptive one-arm two-stage clinical trials with binary endpoints, G Shan, H Zhang, and T Jiang

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The Role of Functional, Social, and Mobility Dynamics in Facilitating Older African Americans Participation in Clinical Research, Eve T. Shapiro, Jay T. Schamel, Kimberly A. Parker, Laura A. Randall, and Paula M. Frew

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Different Dimensions: Internalized Homonegativity Among African American Men Who Have Sex With Men in the Deep South, S W. Smallwood, S M. Spencer, L A. Ingram, J F. Thrasher, and M V. Thompson-Robinson

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Health Hazards in the Home: An Assessment of a Southern Nevada Community, A Sokolowsky, E Marquez, E Sheehy, Casey Barber, and Shawn Gerstenberger

Safety Culture’s Influence on Hospital Performance: The Moderating Role of EHR, Soumya Upadhyay

An environmental analysis of the evolution of readmission reduction strategies: A study of United States hospitals, Soumya Upadhyay, William Agyeman, and Nancy Borkowski

The Association Between Organizational Characteristics and Strategic Information Systems Planning: A study of U.S. Hospitals, Soumya Upadhyay, William Opoku Agyeman, Deirdre McCaughey, and Darell Burke

Do Attributes of Patient Satisfaction Affect Word-Of-Mouth Satisfaction, Soumya Upadhyay and Thomas L. Powers

PMEH Recommendations for Accra, Ghana, John G. Watson, Judith C. Chow, Richard J. Tropp, and Lung-Wen Antony Chen

PMEH Recommendations for Lagos, Nigeria, John G. Watson, Judith C. Chow, Richard J. Tropp, and Lung-Wen Antony Chen

PMEH Recommendations for the Greater Cairo Region, Egypt, John G. Watson, Judith C. Chow, Richard J. Tropp, and Lung-Wen Antony Chen

PMEH Recommendations for the Greater Johannesburg Area, Republic of South Africa, John G. Watson, Judith C. Chow, Richard J. Tropp, and Lung-Wen Antony Chen

PMEH Recommendations for the Hanoi Capital Region, Vietnam, John G. Watson, Judith C. Chow, Richard J. Tropp, and Lung-Wen Antony Chen

PMEH Recommendations for the JingJinJi Region of China: Emphasis on Hebei Province, John G. Watson, Judith C. Chow, Richard J. Tropp, and Lung-Wen Antony Chen

PMEH Recommendations for the National Capital Region of India, John G. Watson, Judith C. Chow, Richard J. Tropp, and Lung-Wen Antony Chen

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A modified Friedman test for randomized complete block designs, J Xu, G Shan, A Amei, J Zhao, D Young, and S Clark

Emissions and Partitioning of Intermediate-Volatility and Semi-Volatile Polar Organic Compounds (I/SV-POCs) During Laboratory Combustion of Boreal and Sub-Tropical Peat, Reddy L. Yatavelli, L.-W. Antony Chen, Joseph Knue, Vera Samburova, Madhu Gyawali, Adam C. Watts, Rajan K. Chakrabarty, Hans Moosmüller, Alma Hodzic, Xiaoliang Wang, Barbara Zielinska, Judith C. Chow, and John G. Watson

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Gaussian network model can be enhanced by combining solvent accessibility in proteins, H Zhang, T Jiang, G Shan, S Xu, and Y Song

Asymptotic properties of spatial scan statistics under the alternative hypotheses, Tonglin Zhang and Ge Lin

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

Impact of Emergency Department Visit on Disease Self-Management in Adults with Depression, Neeraj Bhandari, Yunfeng Shi, Larry R. Hearld, and Megan McHugh

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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

Impact of a Multi-component Antenatal Vaccine Promotion Package on Improving Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs about Influenza and Tdap Vaccination during Pregnancy, Allison T. Chamberlain, Katherine Seib, Kevin A. Ault, Eli S. Rosenberg, Paula M. Frew, Marielysse Cortés, Ellen A. S. Whitney, Ruth L. Berkelman, Walter A. Orenstein, and Saad B. Omer

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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 Ke-bin 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

The Connection between Urban Planning and Public Health, Courtney Coughenour PhD, J. Abelar, and S. Dennis

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

Examining Racial Bias as a Potential Factor in Pedestrian Crashes, Courtney Coughenour PhD, Sheila Clark, Eudora Claw, James Abelar, and Joshua Huebner

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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

Parental Experiences with Vaccine Information Statements: Implications for Timing, Delivery, and Parent-Provider Immunization Communication, Paula M. Frew, Yunmi Chung, Allison Kennedy Fisher, Jay Schamel, and Michelle M. Basket

Changes in Childhood Immunization Decisions in the United States: Results from 2012 & 2014 National Parental Surveys, Paula M. Frew, Allison Kennedy Fisher, Michelle M. Basket, Yunmi Chung, Jay Schamel, Judith L. Weiner, Jennifer Mullen, Saad B. Omer, and Walter A. Orenstein

A Randomized Trial of Maternal Influenza Immunization Decision-making: A Test of Persuasive Messaging Models, Paula M. Frew, Jennifer L. Kriss, Allison T. Chamberlain, Fauzia Malik, Yunmi Chung, Marielysse Cortés, and Saad B. Omer

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Socioecological Factors Influencing Women’s HIV Risk in the United States: Qualitative Findings from the Women’s HIV SeroIncidence Study (HPTN 064), Paula M. Frew, Kimberly Parker, Linda Vo, Danielle Haley, Ann O'Leary, Dazon Dixon Diallo, Carol E. Golin, Irene Kuo, Lydia Soto-Torres, Jing Wang, Adaora A. Adimora, Laura A. Randall, Carlos del Rio, and Sally Hodder

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Phase I Dose-escalation Trial of Intravaginal Curcumin in Women for Cervical Dysplasia, Leda Gattoc, Paula M. Frew, Shontell N. Thomas, Kirk A. Easley, Laura Ward, H-H Sherry Chow, Chiemi A. Ura, and Lisa Flowers

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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, Lung-Wen 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, Elina Stefanovics, Robert Rosenheck, Michael Obiefune Echezona, and Echezona E. Ezeanolue