This collection includes articles written by the faculty of the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health about environmental health risks including lead poisoning, invasive species, polychlorinated biphenyls (PBCs)

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Submissions from 2019

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submissions from 2017

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Compact and Hilbert–Schmidt Differences of Weighted Composition Operators, S Acharyya and Z Wu

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Retrospective case series analysis of characteristics and trends in unintentional pharmaceutical drug poisoning by methadone, opioid analgesics, antidepressants and benzodiazepines in Clark County, NV 2009-13, T Bruno and J R. Pharr

PM2.5 Source Apportionment Using a Hybrid Environmental Receptor Model, L W. Chen, X Wang, J C. Chow, J G. Watson, and J Cao

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Physical Inactivity Displays a Mediator Role in the Association of Diabetes and Poverty: A Spatiotemporal Analysis, Lung-Chang Chien, Xiao Li, and Amanda Staudt

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Increasing HIV testing among pregnant women in Nigeria: evaluating the traditional birth attendant and primary health center integration (TAP-In) model, A F. Chizoba, J R. Pharr, G Oodo, E Ezeobi, J Ilozumb, J Egharevba, E E. Ezeanolue, and A Nwandu

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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

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

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

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

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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

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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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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

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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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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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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

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

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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

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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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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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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

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

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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 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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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, 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, 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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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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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