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)


Submissions from 2020

Estimated Car Cost as a Predictor of Driver Yielding Behaviors for Pedestrians, Courtney Coughenour, James Abelar, Jennifer Pharr, Lung-Chan Chien, and Ashok Singh

Local Offices of Minority Health in Ohio for Health Equity: Implications for Replication Nationwide, Angela Dawson MS, MRC, LPC; Joann W. Mawasha PsyD; Fatima Perkins MSLIS, MNO; Jennifer Subban PhD; Raghav Suri PsyD; and Manoj Sharma PhD

Pathways Community HUB in Ohio: Lessons Learned, Angela Dawson MS, MRC, LPC; Joann W. Mawasha PsyD; Fatima Perkins MSLIS, MNO; Jennifer Subban PhD; Raghav Suri PsyD; and Manoj Sharma PhD

Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Pelvic Drainage: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Banreet Dhindsa, Yassin Naga, Syed Saghir, Amaninder Dhaliwal, Daryl Ramai, Chad L. Cross, Shailender Singh, Ishfaq Bhat, and Douglas Adler

Safety of Patient Controlled Sedation in Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Banreet Dhindsa, Amaan Shafi, Sarav Gunjit Singh Daid, Syed Saghir, Amaninder Dhaliwal, Harmeet Mashiana, Daryl Ramai, and Chad L. Cross

Greater Social Engagement and Greater Gray Matter Microstructural Integrity in Brain Regions Relevant to Dementia, Cynthia Felix, Caterina Rosano, Xiaonan Zhu, Jason D. Flatt, and Andrea L. Rosso

Psychometric Evaluation of the Perceived Context of Reception Scale Among Hispanic and Somali Adolescents, Myriam Forster, Timothy J. Grigsby, Eunice Areba, Jennifer B. Unger, Chris J. Rogers, and Seth J. Schwartz

The Role of Social Support in the Association between Childhood Adversity and Adolescent Self-injury and Suicide: Findings from a Statewide Sample of High School Students, Myriam Forster, Timothy J. Grigsby, Amy L. Gower, Christopher J. Mehus, and Barbara J. McMorris

Acceptability of an Inactivated Influenza Vaccine Delivered by Microneedle Patch: Results From a Phase I Clinical Trial of Safety, Reactogenicity, and Immunogenicity, Paula M. Frew, Michele Bennett Paine, Nadine Rouphael, Jay Schamel, Yunmi Chung, Mark J. Mulligan, and Mark R. Prausnitz

Governors' Use of Executive Orders and Proclamations in Hurricane Response, 2006-2018, Maxim Gakh, Gregory Sunshine, Alexa Limeres, and Lainie Rutkow

Substance and Behavioral Addictions Assessment Instruments, Timothy J. Grigsby

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Health Indicators in a Young Adult, College Student Sample: Differences by Gender, Timothy J. Grigsby, Christopher J. Rogers, Larisa D. Albers, Stephanie M. Benjamin, Katherine Lust, Marla E. Eisenberg, and Myriam Forster

Still Careless: Findings From a Cross-Sectional Study of Young Pedestrians’ Risky Road Crossing Behaviors, Mina Hashemiparast, Manoj Sharma, Mohammad A. Jafarabadi, and Zahra Hosseini

Condom Use and Related Factors among Rural and Urban Men Who Have Sex With Men in Western China: Based on Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Model, Ling Hu, Yetao Luo, Xiaoni Zhong, Rongrong Lu, Yang Wang, Manoj Sharma, and Mengliang Ye


Accurate Confidence Intervals for Risk Difference in Meta-Analysis With Rare Events, Tao Jiang, Baixin Cao, and Guogen Shan

Spatial and Temporal Variability of Brown Carbon in the United States: Implications for Direct Radiative Effects, Nicole A. June, Xuan Wang, L. W.Antony Chen, Judith C. Chow, John G. Watson, Xiaoliang Wang, Barron H. Henderson, Yiqi Zheng, and Jingqiu Mao

Spatial Regression with Multiple Dependent Variables: Principal Component Analysis and Spatial Autocorrelation, Ge Lin Kan and Tonglin Zhang

Mental Health Disparities Among Sexual Minorities, Jennifer Keeley, Jason Flatt, Francisco Sy, Karen S. Gutierrez, Timothy Bungum, Chad Cross, and Sheniz Moonie

Testing Multi-Theory Model (MTM) in Predicting Physical Activity Behavior Among Upper Elementary School Children in Northern India, Poonam Khanna, Tejinder Pal Singh, Tarundeep Singh, Rakha Kaushik, and Manoj Sharma

Impact of Health Promoting Nutrition Intervention Package on Severe Malnutrition among Under-Five Children in Rural Northern India, Poonam Khanna, Tejinder P. Singh, Rajbir Kaur, Jill Miller, Thakur Mejie, Sonia Minhas, Jyoti Dixit, and Manoj Sharma

The Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS) As a Predictor of Unanticipated ICU Admission at the Time of Rapid Response, Nathan Kirsch, Michael Bessen, Matthew Warren, Chad Cross, and Rajany Dy

The Impact of the Clinical and Translational Research Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) Program on Oncology Research in the Mountain West (MW) Region, Parvesh Kumar MD, Chad Cross, Tony Ward, and Curtis Noonan

If I Get Sick With Coronavirus, Can Donald Trump Make Me Stay Home?, Brian Labus

Is the Coronavirus a Pandemic, and Does That Matter? 4 Questions Answered, Brian Labus

Love in the Time of the Coronavirus: Do You Turn Your Back When Someone Offers You a Hand, a Kiss or a Hug?, Brian Labus

What Really Works to Keep Coronavirus Away? 4 Questions Answered by a Public Health Professional, Brian Labus

Substance Abuse in Dual Diagnosis, Ram Lakhan, Chizoba Anyimukwu, and Manoj Sharma

Satisfaction With Health Care System: A Comparative Study Between Market-Based Insurance Model of the United States and ‘Out-of-Pocket’ Model in Developing and Low-Income Countries, Ram Lakhan, Sean Y. Gillette, Sean Lee, and Manoj Sharma

Letter to Editor: Re: “Primary Care Physician’s Approach for Mental Health Impact of COVID-19”: Case of Migrant Workers Mental Health., Ram Lakhan, Srinivas Kosgi, Amit Agrawal, and Manoj Sharma

Examining Determinants of Metabolic Syndrome in People With Intellectual Disabilities, Ram Lakhan, Vinayak K. Nahar, Louisa Summers, and Manoj Sharma

Can Vitamin E Slow Down Mild Cognitive Impairment in Elderly People?, Ram Lakhan DrPH and Manoj Sharma MBBS, MCHES, PhD


Factors Impacting Swimming Participation and Competence: A Qualitative Report, Todd E. Layne, Carol C. Irwin, Jennifer Renee Pharr, and Richard L. Irwin

Factors Affecting Occupational Hazards among Operating Room Personnel at Hospitals Affiliated in Western Iran: A Cross-Sectional Study, Javad Y. Lebni, Farbod E. Azar, Manoj Sharma, Alireza Zangeneh, Neda Kianipour, Seyyed A. Azizi, Amir Jalali, and Arash Ziapour

Teachers’ Self-Efficacy and Technology Integration in K-12 Education: A Meta-Analysis, Chengcheng Li; Yichen Yang; Qing Wu; Shaoan Zhang; and Bowen Liu University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Statewide Stay‐At‐Home Directives on the Spread of COVID‐19 in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties in the United States, Ge Lin, Tonglin Zhang, Ying Zhang, and Quanyi Wang

Developing an Indicator System for a Healthy City: Taking an Urban Area as a Pilot, Tingting Li, Yong Fang, Dewei Zeng, Zumin Shi, Manoj Sharma, Huan Zeng, and Yong Zhao

2020 Blood Lead Testing and Response Plan, Erika Marquez, Erick B. López, Amber Osterholt, Natascha Kotte, Josh Huebner, and Eddy Virgen

Body Functions of Individuals with Poly-trauma and Chronic Pain, Armando S. Miciano Jr., MD and Chad L. Cross PhD, MFT, PStat(R), C-MDI

Contribution of Kinesiophobia in Individuals with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Chronic Pain, Armando S. Miciano Jr., MD and Chad L. Cross PhD, MFT, PStat(R), C-MDI

Physical Function and Fatigue in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with High Fall Risk, Armando S. Miciano Jr., MD and Chad L. Cross PhD, MFT, PStat(R), C-MDI

Urinary Symptoms and Infections Among Female Garment Factory Workers in Bangladesh, Jacxelyn Moran, Taylor Jennelle Fitch, Gabriela Villanueva, Mohammad Morshedul Quadir, Lung-Chang Chien, and Hasnat Alamgir


Readability and Suitability Assessment of Educational Materials in Promoting the Quality of Life for Postmenopausal Women, Mohammad Ali Morowatisharifabad, Nooshin Yoshany, Manoj Sharma, Narjes Bahri, and Sara Jambarsang

Male Addicts’ Experiences on Predictors of Relapse to Drug Use: A Directed Qualitative Content Analysis, Amirabbas Mousali, Latif Moradveisi, Majid Barati, Babak Moeini, Saeed Bashirian, Manoj Sharma, and Younes Mohammadi


Utility of Inflammatory Markers to Predict Adverse Outcome in Acute Pancreatitis: A Retrospective Study in a Single Academic Center, Mohamad Mubder, Banreet Dhindsa, Danny Nguyen, Syed Saghir, Chad Cross, Ranjit Makar, and Gordon Ohning

Factors Associated with Initiation and Sustenance of Stress Management Behaviors in Veterinary Students: Testing of Multi-Theory Model (MTM), Vinayak K. Nahak, Julia K. Wells, Robert E. Davis, Elizabeth C. Johnson, Jason W. Johnson, and Manoj Sharma

Determinants of Exclusive Breast-Feeding Discontinuation in Southeastern Brazil, 2008-2013: A Pooled Data Analysis, Edinalva Neves Nascimento, Cláudio Leone, Luiz Carlos De Abreu, and Gabriela Buccini

HIV-Related Risk Behaviors and HIV Testing Among People With Sensory Disabilities in the United States, Babayemi O. Olakunde and Jennifer R. Pharr

HIV Testing Among Pregnant Women With Prenatal Care in the United States: An Analysis of the 2011–2017 National Survey of Family Growth, Babayemi O. Olakunde, Jennifer R. Pharr, and Daniel A. Adeyinka


Individual- and Country-Level Correlates of Female Permanent Contraception Use in Sub-Saharan Africa, Babayemi O. Olakunde, Jennifer R. Pharr, Lung-Chang Chien, Rebecca D. Benfield, and Francisco S. Sy

Veterinarians’ Attitudes and Practices Regarding Opioid-Related Vet Shopping in Tri-State Appalachian Counties: An Exploratory Study, Falguni C. Patel, Jeffrey A. Raines, Richard W. Kim, Karen Gruszynski, Robert E. Davis, Manoj Sharma, Gilbert Patterson, Jason W. Johnson, and Vinayak K. Nahar

Exploring Factors Influencing Whether Residents Participate in Square Dancing Using Social Cognitive Theory: A Cross-Sectional Survey in Chongqing, China, Feng Peng, Hongjia Yan BS, Manoj Sharma PhD, Ying Liu BS, Ying Lu BS, Shijie Zhu BS, Peiqian Li BS, Nianyong Ren BS, Ting Li BS, and Yong Zhao MD


Exercise as a Mitigator of Poor Mental Health Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults, Jennifer R. Pharr, Jason D. Flatt, Lung-Chang Chien, Axenya Kachen, and Babayemi O. Olakunde

Physical Activity Guidelines Compliance and Its Relationship With Preventative Health Behaviors and Risky Health Behaviors, Jennifer R. Pharr, Mary Angela M. Terencio, and Timothy Bungum

The Association Between Etiology of Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Race‐Ethnicity in Florida, Paulo S. Pinheiro, Heidy Medina, Karen E. Callahan, Patricia D. Jones, Clyde Perry Brown, Sean F. Altekruse, Katherine A. McGlynn, and Erin N. Kobetz

The Association Between Etiology of Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Race‐Ethnicity in Florida, Paulo S. Pinheiro, Heidy Medina, Karen E. Callahan, Patricia D. Jones, Clyde Perry Brown, Sean F. Altekruse, Katherine A. McGlynn, and Erin N. Kobetz

Posttraumatic Cranial Suture Diastasis in Pediatric Temporal Bone Fractures, Nathaniel Reeve, Jacob B. Kahane, Jordan Miller, Chad Cross, Allen Young, and Matthew Ng

An Assessment of the Campus Food Environment at a Large Urban University, Brianna Rivera, Alexis Carter, Samantha Ray, John Iannuzzi, and Sheila Clark


A National Study on the Physical and Mental Health of Intersex Adults in the U.S., Amy Rosenwohl-Mack, Suegee Tamar-Mattis, Arlene B. Baratz, Katharine B. Dalke, Alesdair Ittelson, Kimberly Zieselman, and Jason D. Flatt

Efficacy of Endoscopic-Guided Needle-Based Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy in Diagnosis of Pancreatic Lesions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Syed Saghir, Banreet Dhindsa, Sarav Gunjit Singh Daid, Harmeet Mashiana, Amaninder Dhaliwal, Chad L. Cross, Shailander Singh, Ishfaq Bhat, Gordon V. Ohning, and Douglas Adler

Efficacy of Single Incision Needle Knife Biopsy for the Diagnosis of Upper Gastrointestinal Subepithelial Tumors: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Amaan Shafi, Banreet Dhindsa, Syed Saghir, Amaninder Dhaliwal, Harmeet Mashiana, Daryl Ramai, Chad L. Cross, Ishfaq Bhat, Shailender Singh, and Vishvinder Sharma

Accurate Confidence Intervals for Proportion in Studies With Clustered Binary Outcome, Guogen Shan

Two-Stage Optimal Designs Based on Exact Variance for a Single-Arm Trial With Survival Endpoints, Guogen Shan

Missed Physical Therapy Treatments in the Acute Hospital Toward a More Complete Understanding, Guogen Shan, Stephen Lee Johnson, Joseph Fertitta, Jesse Kim, Patrick Williams, Qing Wu, Ge Kan, Jehangir Daruwalla, Stephen D. Benning, and Daniel L. Young


Correlation Coefficients for a Study with Repeated Measures, Guogen Shan, Hua Zhang, and Tao Jiang

Predictors of Behaviour Change for Unhealthy Sleep Patterns Among Indian Dental Students, Ankur Sharma, Meena Jain, Vinayak K. Nahar, and Manoj Sharma

Applications of the Fourth-Generation Multi-Theory Model (MTM) of Health Behavior Change to Obesogenic Behaviors in College Students, Manoj Sharma

Marijuana Use in Older Adults: Need for Educational, Screening and Policy Interventions, Manoj Sharma

Planning and Evaluation Methods for Alcohol and Drug Educators, Manoj Sharma

Potential of Weight Gain During COVID-19 Community-Wide Quarantine, Manoj Sharma

Alcohol Advertising: Implications for Reducing the Negative Impact on Underage Drinking, Manoj Sharma, Kavita Batra, and Ram Lakham DrPH

Alcohol Consumption in COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Alcohol Education, Manoj Sharma, Kavita Batra, and Vinayak K. Nahar

Foundations of Mental Health Promotion, Manoj Sharma MBBS, PhD, MCHES and Paul Branscum PhD, RD, FAAHB

Introduction to Community and Public Health, Manoj Sharma MBBS, MCHES, PhD and Paul W. Branscum PhD, RD

Thematic Analysis for Fruits and Vegetable Consumption Behavior Among Asian Americans, Manoj Sharma PhD; Taj Haider MPH; Chia-Liang Dai PhD, CHES; and Hema Sunchu MBBS

Association Between Alcohol and Drugs and Juvenile Delinquency: Implications for Alcohol and Drug Education, Manoj Sharma and Xiaoli Su PD

Testing the Multi-Theory Model for Initiation and Sustenance of Smoking Cessation at Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Nepal: A Cross-Sectional Study, Sumitra Sharma, Umesh R. Aryal, and Manoj Sharma

Evolution of Source Contributions During Heavy Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Pollution Episodes in Eastern China Through Online Measurements, Juanyong Shen, Qianbiao Zhao, Zhen Cheng, Juntao Huo, Wenfei Zhu, Yihua Zhang, Yusen Duan, Xiaoliang Wang, Lung-Wen Antony Chen, and Qingyan Fu

Non-Traditional and Non-Invasive Approaches in Facial Rejuvenation: A Brief Review, Abigail M. Smith, Taylor Ferris, Vinayak K. Nahar, and Manoj Sharma

Comparison of Signaling Profiles in the Low Dose Range Following Low and High LET Radiation, Deepa M. Sridharan, Lung-Chang Chien, Francis A. Cucinotta, and Janice M. Pluth

The Relationship Between Fighting Style, Cognition, and Regional Brain Volume in Professional Combatants: A Preliminary Examination Using Brief Neurocognitive Measures, Steve J. Stephen, Guogen Shan, Sarah J. Banks, Charles Bernick, and Lauren L. Bennett

Physical Activity Among School-Aged Children and Interventions Using Self-Determination Theory (SDT): A Scoping Review, Tameka Stewart and Manoj Sharma

Introduction to Special Issue on Sexual Health Risks and Assessments, Markie L.C. Twist

Introduction to Special Issue on Digihealth and Sexual Health, Markie L.C. Twist and Neil McArthur

Understanding Disparities in Post-mastectomy Breast Reconstruction Utilization in the Rural State of Nevada, Maxwell O. Vest MD, Richard C. Baynosa MD, Shelley J. Williams MS, Chad L. Cross PhD, and Sabrina Antonio BS

Prenatal Exposure to a Mixture of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and Child Reading Skills at School Age, Ann M. Vuong, Changchun Xie, Roman Jandarov, Kim N. Dietrich, Hongmei Zhang, Andreas Sjodon, Antonia M. Calafat, Bruce P. Lanphear, Lawrence McCandless, Joseph M. Braun, Kimberly Yolton, and Aimin Chen


Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE) and Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substance (PFAS) Exposures During Pregnancy and Maternal Depression, Ann M. Vuong, Kimberly Yolton, Joseph M. Braun, Andreas Sjodin, Antonia M. Calafat, Yingying Xu, Kim N. Dietrich, Bruce P. Lanphear, and Aimin Chen


Reduction of Secondary Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Households by Face Mask Use, Disinfection and Social Distancing: A Cohort Study in Beijing, China, Yu Wang, Huaiyu Tian, Li Zhang, Dandan Guo, Wenting Wu, Xingxing Zhang, Ge Lin Kan, Lei Jia, Da Huo, Beiwei Liu, Xiaoli Wang, Ying Sun, Quanyi Wang, Peng Yang, and C. Raina MacIntyre

Using Multi Theory Model (MTM) Of Health Behavior Change to Explain Intention for Initiation and Sustenance of the Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables Among African American Men From Barbershops in Mississippi, Jaelrbreiret L. Williams, Manoj Sharma, Vincent L. Mendy, Sophia Leggett, Luma Akil, and Samuel Perkins

Instrument Validation Using Multi Theory Model (MTM) To Measure Change in Fruits and Vegetables Consumption Among African American Men, Jaelrbreiret Williams MBBS, MCHES, PhD; Manoj Sharma MBBS, MCHES, PhD; Vincent Mendy MPH, DrPH, CPH; Sophia Leggett MPH, PhD; Luma Akil PhD; and Samuel Perkins PhD

Association Between Self-Reported Food Preferences and Psychological Well-Being During Perimenopausal Period Among Chinese Women, Tingting Wu, Xiaorong Hou, Fan Zhang, Manoj Sharma, Yong Zhao, and Zumin Shi

Changes in Preventive Care Utilisation and Its Influencing Factors Among Chinese Adults Before and After the Healthcare Reform: Cross-Sectional Evidence From the China Health and Nutrition Survey in 2004-2015, Tingting Wu, Wei Wei Liu, Mao Zou, Xun Lei, Qiang Yang, Manoj Sharma, Yong Zhao, and Zu Min Shi

Maternal Cadmium Exposure and Neurobehavior in Children: The HOME Study, Weili Yang, Ann M. Vuong, Changchun Xie, Kim N. Dietrich, Margaret R. Karagas, Bruce P. Lanphear, Joseph M. Braun, Kimberly Yolton, and Aimin Chen

Using Mobile Health Tools to Engage Rural Underserved Individuals in a Diabetes Education Program in South Texas: Feasibility Study, Zenong Yin MA, PhD; Janna Lesser RN, FAAN, PhD; Kristi A. Paiva MPH; Jose Zapata Jr, MSS; Andrea Moreno-Vasquez MPH; Timothy J. Grigsby PhD; Stacy R. Ryan-Pettes PhD; Deborah Parra-Medina MPH, PhD, FAAHB; Vanessa Estrada MSc; Shiyu Li MSc; and Jing Wang MPH, PhD, RN, FAAN

Gabapentin for Perioperative Pain Relief in Office GYN Surgery: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial, Oxana Zarudskaya, Adam V. Levy, and Chad L. Cross

Spatiotemporal Epidemiology of Varicella in Chongqing, China, 2014-2018, Hua Zhu, Han Zhao, Rong Ou, Qing Zeng, Ling Hu, Hongfang Qiu, Manoj Sharma, and Mengliang Ye

Educational Needs Assessment Among 10-14-Year-Old Girls About Puberty Adolescent Health of Ardebil, Arosh Ziapour, Manoj Sharma, Nazila NeJhaddadgar, Afrouz Mardi, and Sedigheh S. Tavafian

Submissions from 2019


Sex Differences in Cognitive Changes in De Novo Parkinson’s Disease, Ece Bayram, Sarah J. Banks, Guogen Shan, Nikki Kaplan, and Jessica Z.K. Caldwell

Longitudinal Change in Regional Brain Volumes with Exposure to Repetitive Head Impacts, Charles Bernick, Guogen Shan, Henrik Zetterberg, Sarah Banks, Virendra R. Mishra, Lynn Bekris, James B. Leverenz, and Kaj Blennow

The Effect of Age of First Exposure to Competitive Fighting on Cognitive and Other Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Brain Volume, Barry R. Bryant, Bharat R. Narapareddy, Michael J.C. Bray, Lisa N. Richey, Akshay Krieg, Gougen Shan, Matthew E. Peters, and Charles B. Bernick

Hepatocellular Carcinoma Among Hispanics: An Understudied Public Health Priority, Karen E. Callahan MPH and Paulo S. Pinheiro MD, PhD