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 2018

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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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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

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, L C. Chien, X Li, and A 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

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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

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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

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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

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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, C Barber, and S Gerstenberger

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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

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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

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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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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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

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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

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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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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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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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

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Characterization of Ambient PM10 Bioaerosols in a California Agricultural Town, Judith C. Chow, Xufei Yang, Xiaoliang Wang, Steven D. Kohl, Patrick R. Hurbain, L.-W. Antony Chen, and John G. Watson

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Happy Trails: The Effect of a Media Campaign on Urban Trail use in Southern Nevada, Sheila Clark, Tim Bungum, Mindy Meacham, and Lisa Coker