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

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Submissions from 2015

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Ebola Outbreak in Nigeria: Increasing Ebola Knowledge of Volunteer Health Advisors, Unnati Patel, Jennifer R. Pharr, Chidi Ihesiaba, Frances U. Oduenyi, Aaron T. Hunt, Dina Patel, Michael Obiefune, Nkem Chukwumerije, and Echezona E. Ezeanolue

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Relationship Between Health Locus of Control and Risky Sexual Behaviors Among Nigerian Adolescents, Jennifer R. Pharr and Victor Enejoh

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Barriers to HIV testing among young men who have sex with men (MSM): Experiences from Clark County, Nevada, Jennifer R. Pharr, Nancy L. Lough, and Echezona E. Ezeanolue

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No Increased Risk for Mesothelioma in Relation to Natural-Occurring Asbestos in Southern Nevada., P S. Pinheiro and H Jin

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Kinematic Analysis of Wrist Motion During Simulated Colonoscopy in First-Year Gastroenterology Fellows, Shiva K. Ratuapli, Kevin C. Ruff, Francisco C. Ramirez, Qing Wu, Deepika Mohankumar, Marco Santello, and David E. Fleischer

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Risk Stratification for Cardiovascular Disease in Women in the Primary Care Setting., R R. Roy, R T. Hurst, S J. Lester, C Kendall, C Baxter, Qing Wu, J Borovansky, J Files, P Panse, and S Wilansky

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Feasibility of Ultra-Low Radiation Dose Reduction for Renal Stone CT Using Model-Based Iterative Reconstruction: Prospective Pilot Study, J Scott Kriegshauser, S G. Naidu, R G. Paden, M He, Qing Wu, and A K. Hara

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Exact Statistical Inference for Categorical Data, Guogen Shan

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Improved Confidence Intervals for the Youden Index, Guogen Shan

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Efficient Noninferiority Testing Procedures for Simultaneously Assessing Sensitivity and Specificity of Two Diagnostic Tests, Guogen Shan, Amei Amei, and Daniel Young

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Level of EHR Adoption and Quality and Cost of Care – Evidence from Vascular Conditions and Procedures, Jay J. Shen, Christopher R. Cochran, Scott Neish, Charles B. Moseley, and Robin Mukalian

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EHR Adoption and Cost of Care: Evidence from Patient Safety Indicators, Jay J. Shen, Josue Epane, Robert Weech-Maldonado, Guogen Shan, and Lisa Liu

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Comparing Medication Error Incidents Among Foreign-Educated Nurses and U.S.-Educated Nurses, Jay J. Shen, Scott Neishi, Susan VanBeuge, Margaret Covelli, Susan Adamek, Janet Gallegos, and Michelle Ricca Gardener

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Cancer Statistics for Hispanics/Latinos, 2015, Rebecca L. Siegel, Stacey A. Fedewa, Kimberly D. Miller, Ann Goding-Sauer, Paulo S. Pinheiro, Dinorah Martinez-Tyson, and Ahmedin Jemal

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Examining the Relationships Between Religiosity, Spirituality, Internalized Homonegativity, and Condom Use Among African American Men Who Have Sex With Men in the Deep South, Stacy W. Smallwood, S Melinda Spencer, Lucy Annang Ingram, Jim F. Thrasher, and Melva V. Thompson-Robinson

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Evaluation of an Assertive Continuing Care Program for Hispanic Adolescents, Eric Strunz, Joanna Jungerman, Juliet Kinyua, and Paula M. Frew

Explaining Racial Disparities in HIV Incidence in Black and White Men Who Have Sex with Men in Atlanta, GA: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study, Patrick S. Sullivan, Eli S. Rosenberg, Travis H. Sanchez, Colleen F. Kelley, Nicole Luisi, Hannah L. Cooper, Ralph J. Diclemente, Gina M. Wingood, Paula M. Frew, Laura F. Salazar, Carlos del Rio, Mark J. Mulligan, and John L. Peterson

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Improving Evidence-Based Asthma Management in an Urban University Student Health Center, Hedian Swanson, Patricia T. Alpert, Sheniz Moonie, and Susan VanBeuge

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Association of Physical Activity and the Risk of Obesity in Adolescents with Physical Disabilities., Masa Teramoto, Timothy J. Bungum, Jerry Landwer, and Dale R. Wagner

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Association of Leisure-Time Physical Activity to Cardiovascular Disease Prevalence in Relation to Smoking among Adult Nevadans, Masaru Teramoto, Sheniz Moonie, Chad L. Cross, Michelle Chino, and Patricia T. Alpert

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A Biomass Combustion Chamber: Design, Evaluation, and a Case Study of Wheat Straw Combustion Emission Tests, Jie Tian, Junji Cao, Yongming Han, Haiyan Ni, L.-W. Antony Chen, Xiaoliang Wang, Rujin Huang, Hans Moosmueller, and John G. Watson

HIV-infected Men Who Have Sex with Men, before and after Release from Jail: The Impact of Age and Race, Results from a Multi-site Study, Panagiotis Vagenas, Alexei Zelenev, Frederick L. Altice, Angela Di Paola, Alison O. Jordan, Paul A. Teixeira, Paula M. Frew, Anne C. Spaulding, and Sandra A. Springer

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Exact Confidence Intervals for the Relative Risk and the Odds Ratio, Weizhen Wang and Guogen Shan

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PM2.5 Source Apportionment with Organic Markers in the Southeastern Aerosol Research and Characterization (SEARCH) study, J G. Watson, J C. Chow, D H. Lowenthal, L.-W. Antony Chen, S Shaw, E S. Edgerton, and C L. Blanchard

Social Determinants of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Stage at Diagnosis and Survival in Nebraska, Jia Wen, Ge L. Kan, and KM Islam

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The Effect of Pre Exercise Carbohydrate Consumption on Cognitive Function, Brian T. Williams, Peter J. Horvath, Harold Burton, John Leddy, Gregory Wilding, Daniel Rosney, and Guogen Shan

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Comparison of Unweighted and Weighted Rank Based Tests for an Ordered Alternative in Randomized Complete Block Designs, Hua Zhang, Guogen Shan, and Daniel Young

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Spatial Parameterization of Infant Mortality in Anhui Province, China, Tonglin Zhang, Xue Shang, and Ge L. Kan

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The Optical Properties of Urban Aerosol in Northern China: A Case Study at Xi’an, Chong-Shu Zhu, Jun-Ji Cao, Kin-Fai Ho, L.-W. Antony Chen, Ru-Jin Huang, Yi-Chen Wang, Hua Li, Zhen-Xing Shen, Judith C. Chow, John G. Watson, Hua Li, and Ru-Jin Huang

Submissions from 2014

Factors Associated with Seasonal Influenza Immunization among Church-going Older African Americans, Sahithi Boggavarapu, Kevin M. Sullivan, Jay T. Schamel, and Paula M. Frew

Single Entry Communities Increase Trip Distance and May Overestimate Neighborhood Walkability, Courtney Coughenour and Tim Bungum

Environmental and Social Determinants of Youth Physical Activity Intensity Levels at Neighborhood Parks in Las Vegas, NV, Courtney Coughenour, Tim Bungum, and Lisa Coker

Association between Home and Community Environment on Body Mass Index of Kindergarten Age Children in Clark County, NV, Courtney Coughenour PhD, Sheila Clark MEd, Jennifer Lucas MPH, Amanda Haboush-Deloye PhD, and Tara Phebus MA

Housing in Southern Nevada, Courtney Coughenour PhD, Jennifer Pharr, and Shawn Gerstenberger

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Development of a New Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay for the Rapid Detection of the Oral Pathogenic Bacterium, Selenomonas Noxia, Patrica Cruz-Perez, Arthuro Mehretu, Mark P. Buttner, Katherine M. Howard, and Theresa Trice

Multilevel Factors Influencing Hepatitis B Screening and Vaccination among Vietnamese Americans in Atlanta, Georgia, Paula M. Frew, Brooke Alhanti, Linda Vo-Green, Siyu Zhang, Chang Liu, Tranh Nguyen, Jay Schamel, Diane S. Saint-Victor, and Minh Ly Nguyen

Factors Associated with Maternal Influenza Immunization Decision-making, Paula M. Frew, Lauren E. Owens, Diane S. Saint-Victor, Samantha Benedict, Siyu Zhang, and Saad B. Omer

Recruitment and Retention of Pregnant Women Into Clinical Research Trials: An Overview of Challenges, Facilitators, and Best Practices, Paula M. Frew, Diane S. Saint-Victor, Margaret Brewinski Isaacs, Sonnie Kim, Geeta K. Swamy, Jeanne S. Sheffield, Kathryn M. Edwards, Tonya Villafana, Ouda Kamagate, and Kevin Ault

Socioecological and Message Framing Factors Influencing Maternal Influenza Immunization among Minority Women, Paula M. Frew, Diane S. Saint-Victor, Lauren E. Owens, and Saad B. Omer

Caliente, NV HEAL MAPPS Community Report, Holly Gatzke PhD, Courtney Coughenour PhD, Anne Lindsay MS, Deborah John PhD, and Kathy Gunter PhD

Predicting Multiple Myeloma Disease Activity by Analyzing Natural Calcium Isotopic Composition, G Gordon, J Monge, M Channon, Qing Wu, J Skulan, A Anbar, and R Fonseca

Venue-Based Recruitment of Women at Elevated Risk for HIV: An HIV Prevention Trials Network Study, Danielle F. Haley

Retention Strategies and Factors Associated with Missed Visits Among Low Income Women at Increased Risk of HIV Acquisition in the US (HPTN 064), Danielle F. Haley, Jonathan Lucas, Carol E. Golin, Jing Wang, James P. Hughes, Lynda Emel, Wafaa El-Sadr, Paula M. Frew, Jessica Justman, Adaora A. Adimora, Christopher Chauncey Watson, Sharon Mannheimer, Anne Rompalo, Lydia Soto-Torres, Zandraetta Tims-Cook, Yvonne Carter, and Sally L. Hodder

Types of Female Partners Reported by Black Men Who Have Sex with Men and Women (MSMW) and Associations with Intercourse Frequency, Unprotected Sex and HIV and STI Prevalence, N. Harawa, L. Wilton, L. Wang, C. Mao, I. Kuo, T. Penniman, S. Shoptaw, S. Griffith, J. K. Williams, V. Cummings, K. Mayer, and B. Koblin

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The Comparability of Men Who Have Sex With Men Recruited From Venue-Time-Space Sampling and Facebook: A Cohort Study, Alfonso C. Hernandez-Romieu, Patrick S. Sullivan, Travis H. Sanchez, Colleen F. Kelley, John L. Peterson, Carlos del Rio, Laura F. Salazar, Paula M. Frew, and Eli S. Rosenberg

Prevalence and Correlates of Knowledge of Male Partner HIV Testing and Serostatus Among African-American Women Living in High Poverty, High HIV Prevalence Communities (HPTN 064), Larissa Jennings, Anne M. Rompalo, Jing Wang, James Hughes, Adaora A. Adimora, Sally Hodder, Lydia E. Soto-Torres, Paula M. Frew, and Danielle F. Haley

Substance Use Patterns and Factors Associated with Changes Over Time in a Cohort of Heterosexual Women at Risk for HIV Acquisition in the United States, Irene Kuo, Carol E. Golin, Jing Wang, Danielle F. Haley, James Hughes, Sharon Mannheimer, Jessica Justman, Anne Rompalo, Paula M. Frew, Adaora A. Adimora, Lydia Soto-Torres, and Sally Hodder

A Formative Evaluation of a Social Media Campaign to Reduce Adolescent Dating Violence, Danielle N. Lambert, Lauren E. Bishop, Stephanie Guetig, and Paula M. Frew

Carson Valley HEAL MAPPS Community Report, Steve Lewis Ed D, Courtney Coughenour PhD, Anne Lindsay MS, Deborah John PhD, and Kathy Gunter PhD

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Visibility and Findability of the Nursing Home Compare Website, Darren Liu and Chi-Jung Lu

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Runner Identity and Sponsorship: Evaluating the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, Nancy L. Lough, Jennifer Pharr, and Jason O. Owen

Laughlin, NV HEAL MAPPS Community Report, Debra Marcusson MEd, Courtney Coughenour PhD, Anne Lindsay MS, Deborah John PhD, and Kathy Gunter PhD

Environmental Factors Associated with Physician's Engagement in Communication Activities, Olena Mazurenko and Larry R. Hearld

Microneedle Patches: Usability and Acceptability for Self-vaccination against Influenza, James J. Norman, Jaya M. Arya, Maxine A. McClain, Paula M. Frew, Martin I. Meltzer, and Mark R. Prausnitz

Social Discrimination and Resiliency Are Not Associated With Differences in Prevalent HIV Infection in Black and White Men Who Have Sex With Men, John L. Peterson, Roger Bakeman, Patrick Sullivan, Gregorio Millett, Eli Rosenberg, Laura Salazar, Ralph J. DiClemente, Hannah Cooper, Colleen F. Kelley, Mark J. Mulligan, Paula M. Frew, and Carlos del Rio

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Culture, Caregiving, and Health: Exploring the Influence of Culture on Family Caregiver Experiences, Jennifer Pharr, Carolee Dodge Francis, Christine Terry, and Michele Clark

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Parental Factors That Influence Swimming in Children and Adolescents, Jennifer Pharr, Carol C. Irwin, and Richard L. Irwin

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Considering Sport Participation as a Source for Physical Activity Among Adolescents, Jennifer Pharr and Nancy L. Lough

The Public Health Workforce and Willingness to Respond to Emergencies: a 50 State-state Analysis of Potentially Influential Laws, Lainie Rutkow, Jon S. Vernick, Maxim Gakh, Jennifer Siegel, Carol B. Thompson, and Daniel J. Barnett

Lack of Awareness of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection: Problems and Solutions With Self-reported HIV Serostatus of Men Who Have Sex With Men, Travis H. Sanchez, Colleen F. Kelley, Eli Rosenberg, Nicole Luisi, Brandon O'Hara, Rodriques Lambert, Raphael Coleman, Paula M. Frew, Laura F. Salazar, Sijia Tao, William Clarke, Carlos del Rio, and Patrick S. Sullivan

A Stream is Always Giving Life: Communities Reclaim Native Science and Traditional Ways to Prevent Diabetes and Promote Health, Dawn W. Satterfield, Lemyra DeBruyn, Carolee Dodge Francis, and Aiko Allen

Exact approaches for testing non-inferiority or superiority of two incidence rates, Guogen Shan

A new exact unconditional testing procedure for comparing two independent Poisson rates, Guogen Shan and Changxing Ma

Unconditional tests for comparing two ordered multinomials, Guogen Shan and Changxing Ma

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Unconditional Tests for Association in 2 by 2 Contingency Tables in the Total Sum Fixed Design, Guogen Shan and Gregory Wilding

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Risk of Multiple Myeloma In Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Meta-Analysis of Case-Control and Cohort Studies, Kaini Shen, Gufeng Xu, Qing Wu, Daobin Zhou, and Jian Li

Watercourse-Upland and Elevational Gradients in Spring Vegetation of a Mojave-Great Basin Desert Landscape, Jessica E. Spencer, Sara L. McPherson, Scott R. Abella, and Jill E. Craig

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Understanding Racial HIV/STI Disparities in Black and White Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Multilevel Approach, Patrick S. Sullivan, John Peterson, Eli S. Rosenberg, Colleen F. Kelley, Hannah Cooper, Adam Vaughan, Laura F. Salazar, Paula M. Frew, Gina Wingood, Ralph DiClemente, Carlos del Rio, Mark Mulligan, and Travis H. Sanchez

Wells, NV HEAL MAPPS Community Report, Jill Tingey, Courtney Coughenour PhD, Anne Lindsay MS, Deborah John PhD, and Kathy Gunter PhD

Submissions from 2013

Understanding the Relationship between Social Support and Physical and Mental Well-Being among Jail Detainees Living with HIV, Kimberly J. Arriola, Anne C. Spaulding, Cristina A. Booker, Chyvette Williams, Ann Avery, Norma J. Porter, Alison O. Jordan, Helen Loewenthal, and Paula M. Frew

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Prevention of type 2 diabetes in urban American Indian/Alaskan Native communities: The Life in BALANCE pilot study, Daniel C. Benyshek, Michelle Chino, Carolee Dodge-Francis, Toricellas O. Begay, Hongbin Jin, and Celeste Giordano

An Evaluation of Lead Concentrations in Imported Hot Sauces, J. Berger and Shawn Gerstenberger

Diet, acculturation and BMI in Hispanics living in Southern Nevada, Anne L. Bolstad and Timothy J. Bungum

Estimating Survival Rates of Quagga Mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) Veliger Larvae under Summer and Autumn Temperature Regimes in Residual Water of Trailered Watercraft at Lake Mead, USA, W. J. Choi, Shawn Gerstenberger, R. F. McMahon, and Wai Hing Wong

Healthy Kids Festival: Low Cost, Small Steps that Make a Big Fat Difference, Lisa Coker MPH, CHES and Anne Lindsay MS

An Examination of Access to Walkable Neighborhoods in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area, Courtney Coughenour PhD

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Awareness and beliefs regarding intimate partner violence among first-year dental students, Rhonda J. Everett, Karl Kingsley, Christina A. Demopoulos, Edward E. Herschaft, Christine Lamun, Sheniz Moonie, Timothy J. Bungum, and Michelle Chino

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Enrollment in YFV Vaccine Trial: An Evaluation of Recruitment Outcomes Associated with a Randomized Controlled Double-Blind Trial of a Live Attenuated Yellow Fever Vaccine, Paula M. Frew, Eve T. Shapiro, Lu Lu, Srilatha Edupuganti, Harry L. Keyserling, and Mark J. Mulligan

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From (Un)Willingness to InvolveMENt: Development of a Successful Study Brand for Recruitment of Diverse MSM to a Longitudinal HIV Research, Paula M. Frew, Victoria A. Williams, Eve T. Shapiro, Travis Sanchez, Eli S. Rosenberg, Vincent L. Fenimore, and Patrick S. Sullivan

Influenza Vaccination Acceptance Among Diverse Pregnant Women and its Impact on Infant Immunization, Paula M. Frew, Siyu Zhang, Diane S. Saint-Victor, Ashley C. Schade, Samantha Benedict, Maral Banan, Xiang Ren, and Saad B. Omer

Identifying and reconstruction common cold misconceptions among developing K-12 educators, Marcus L. Johnson and Timothy J. Bungum

Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor-Induced Macrophage Differentiation Influences Myotube Elongation, Sara Keeling, Nadia Deashinta, Katherine M. Howard, Sara Vigil, Sheniz Moonie, and Barbara St Pierre Schneider

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Household Catastrophic Medical Expenses in Eastern China: Determinants and Policy Implications, Xiaohong Li, Jay J. Shen, Jun Lu, Mei Sun, Chengyue Li, Fengshui Chang, and Mo Hao

Message Framing Strategies to Increase Influenza Immunization Uptake Among Pregnant African American Women, Heather A. Marsh, Fauzia Malik, Eve Shapiro, Saad B. Omer, and Paula M. Frew

Foreign-trained Versus United States Nurses: Trend Analysis of Educational Qualifications and Work Experiences (1988-2008), Olena Mazurenko, Gouri Gupte, and G. Shan

Analysis of Mercury in Desert Varnish Samples in Areas Impacted by Coal-fired Power Plants, Piotr Nowinski, Vernon F. Hodge, Shawn Gerstenberger, and James Cizdziel

Measurement of Polypectomy Rate Using Administrative Claims Data with Validation Against the Adenoma Detection Rate, N. C. Patel, R. S. Islam, Qing Wu, S. R. Gurudu, F. C. Ramirez, M. D. Crowell, and D. O. Faigel

Predicting Barriers to Primary Care for Patients with Disabilities: A Mixed Methods Study of Practice Administrators, Jennifer Pharr and Michelle Chino

Application of Multidisciplinary Collaborations for the Advancement of Public Health, Jennifer Pharr PhD, Courtney Coughenour PhD, and Shawn Gerstenberger PhD

Accessible Medical Equipment for Patients with Disabilities in Primary Care Clinics: Why is it Lacking?, Jennifer Renee Pharr

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Accessible Medical Equipment for Patients with Disabilities in Primary Care Clinics: Why is it Lacking?, Jennifer Renee Pharr

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Accommodations for patients with disabilities in primary care: a mixed methods study of practice administrators, Jennifer Renee Pharr

Predicting Barriers to Primary Care for Patients with Disabilities: A Mixed Methods Study of Practice Administrators, Jennifer Renee Pharr and Michelle Chino Dr

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Predicting Barriers to Primary Care for Patients with Disabilities: A Mixed Methods Study of Practice Administrators, Jennifer Renee Pharr and Michelle Chino

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Environmental, Human and Socioeconomic Characteristics of Pedestrian Injury and Death in Las Vegas, NV, Jennifer Renee Pharr, Courtney Coughenour, and Timothy J. Bungum

A note on exact conditional and unconditional tests for Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium, Guogen Shan

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Exact unconditional testing procedures for comparing two independent Poisson rates, Guogen Shan

More Efficient Unconditional Tests for Exchangeable Binary Data with Equal Cluster Sizes, Guogen Shan

Efficient tests for one sample correlated binary data with applications, Guogen Shan and Changxing Ma

Randomized two- stage phase II clinical trial designs based on Barnard’s exact test, Guogen Shan, Changxing Ma, Alan D. Hutson, and Gregory E. Wilding