Faculty Research & Active Projects

Ahmed Arif, MD, PhD, Associate Professor

  • Arif, A.A., and Korgaonkar, P. The association of childhood asthma with mental health and developmental comorbidities in low-income families. Accepted for Publication in the Journal of Asthma
  • *Khan, S; Arif, A.A., Laditka, J; Racine, E. (2015). Association between Prenatal Exposure to Secondhand Smoke and Risk of Postpartum Depressive Symptoms.
  • J Public Health (2015) doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdv083. First published online: June 14, 2015
  • *Naenifard, H; Arif. A.A., Huber, L.R., Warner, J. (2015). Risk factors of Epstein-Barr virus infection among United States children: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 2009-2010. Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, Published OnlineFirst February 23, 2015. DOI: 10.1177/2150131915573472
  • Levesque D., Arif. A.A. (2014). Does the perception of psychosocial factors increases the risk of pesticide exposure among seasonal Hispanic farmworkers? Int J Occup Environ Med; 4:72-77
  • *Shahbazi, S., Arif, A.A., Portwood, S., & Thompson, M. (2014). Risk Factors for Smoking among Healthcare Professionals. Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 5(4):228-33 DOI: 10.1177/2150131914527618
  • *Raja, J., Arif AA., Warren-Findlow, J, Racine, B. (2013). Analysis of the Efficacy of the US Charity Care System. World Medical & Health Policy, 5(3):233-244. DOI: 10.1002/wmh3.58
  • Bruning, J., Arif, A.A., & Rohrer, J.E. (2013). Medical cost and Frequent Mental Distress among the non-elderly US adult population. J Public Health (Oxf), 36(1):134-9
  • *Onsomu, E.O., Kimani, J.K., Abuya, B.A., Arif, A.A., Moore, D., & Duren-Winfield, V. (2013). Delaying sexual debut as a strategy for reducing HIV epidemic in Kenya. Afr J Reprod Health, 17(2), 46-57.
  • Levesque D., Arif. A.A., & Shen, J. (2012). Effectiveness of Pesticide Safety Training and Knowledge About Pesticide Exposure Among Hispanic Farmworkers. J Occup Environ Med. 54 (12):1550-1556.
  • Arif, A.A., Delclos, G.L. (2012) Association between Cleaning-Related Chemicals and Work Related Asthma and Asthma Symptoms among Health Care Professionals. Occup Environ Med, 69:35-40.
  • Levesque D., Arif. A.A., & Shen, J. (2012). Association Between Workplace and Housing Conditions and Use of Pesticide Safety Practices Among North Carolina Farmworkers. Int J Occup Environ Med. 3(2):53-
  • *Dana P. Turner, D.P., Thompson, M.E., Huber, L., Arif, A.A. (2012). Depressive Symptoms and Academic Performance of North Carolina College Students. N C Med J. 73(3):169-175.
  • Segev, Z., Arif, A.A., & Rohrer, J.E. (2012). Activity Limitations and Healthcare Access as Risk Factors of Frequent Mental Distress in Adults 65 Years and Older: A Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Study 2008. Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 3:17-22.
  • Arif, A. A. (2010). The association between symptomatic asthma and neurobehavioral co-morbidities among Children. J Asthma, 47(7), 792-796.

Andrew Harver, PhD, Professor

  • Janssens, T., & Harver, A. (in press). Effects of symptom perception interventions on trigger identification and quality of life in children with asthma. Pulmonary Medicine
  • Respiratory event-related potentials in patients with spinal cord injury. With J. Lieberman, Carolinas Rehabilitation, Carolinas HealthCare System). Supported by a Faculty Research Grant, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development (active project)
  • Harver, A., Dyer, A. L., Ersek, J. L., Kotses, H., & Humphries, C.T. (2015). Reliability and predictors of resistive load detection in children with persistent asthma: A multivariate approach. Journal of Asthma, 52, 146-154. DOI: 10.3109/02770903.2014.955188.
  • Harver, A., Kotses, H., Ersek, J., Humphries, C. T., Ashe, W. S., & Black, H. R. II. (2013). Effects of feedback on the perception of inspiratory resistance in children with persistent asthma: A signal detection approach. Psychosomatic Medicine, 75, 729-736. DOI: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e3182a8bcde.
  • Mahler, D. A., Gifford, A. H., Waterman, L. A., Ward, J. Kraemer, W. J., Kupchak, B. R., & Harver, A. (in press). Effect of increased blood levels of beta-endorphin on perception of breathlessness. Chest.
  • Cataletto, M., Abramson, S., Meyerson, K., Arney, T., Bollmeier, S., Dennis, R., Hargrove, J. K., Harver, A., Wissing, D., & Williams, D. (2012). The certified asthma educator (AE-C): Opting for a standard of excellence in asthma care. Journal of Asthma & Allergy Educators, 3, 78-81.DOI: 10.1177/215012971143263.
  • Parshall, M. B., Schwartzstein, R. M., Adams, L., Banzett, R. B., Manning, H. L., Bourbeau, J., Calverley, P. M., Gift, A. G., Harver, A., Lareau, S. C., Mahler, D. A., Meek, P. M., & O’Donnell, D. E. (2012). An Official ATS Statement: Update on the mechanisms, assessment, and management of dyspnea. American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, 185, 435-452. DOI: 10.1164/rccm.201111-2042ST.
  • Cataletto, M., Abramson, S., Meyerson, K., Arney, T., Bollmeier, S., Dennis, R., Hargrove, J. K., Harver, A., Wissing, D., & Williams, D. (2011). The certified asthma educator: The United States experience. Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology, 24,159-163. DOI: 10.1089/ped.2011.0083.
  • Harver, A., Schwartzstein, R. M., Kotses, H., Humphries, C. T., Schmaling, K. B., & Mullin, M. (2011). Descriptors of breathlessness in children with persistent asthma. Chest, 139, 832-838. DOI: 10.1378/chest.10-2388.
  • Harver, A., & McCutcheon, M. (in preparation) Dyspnea in children. In D. A. Mahler and D. E. O’Donnell (Eds.). Dyspnea: Mechanisms, measurement and management (3rd Edition). London, United Kingdom: Informa Healthcare
  • Warren-Findlow, J., Huber, L. R., Rouse, M. J., & Harver, A. (2010). Women and asthma. In A. Harver and H. Kotses (Eds.), Asthma, health, and society: A public health perspective (pp. 245-262). New York: Springer.
  • Harver, A., & Kotses, H. (Eds.) (2010). Asthma, health, and society: A public health perspective. New York: Springer. (Reviews: Journal of the American Medical Association; Lancet)​

Larissa Huber, PhD, Associate Professor

  • **Stanley WA, Brunner Huber LR, Laditka SB, Racine EF. Comparing the effects of birth attendant and place of birth on infant mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. African Health Studies; under revision.
  • **Bushelle-Edgehill J, Laditka S, Laditka J, Brunner Huber LR. Assessing a public health effort for children in Barbados. Preventing Chronic Disease; in press.
  • **Smith KF, Brunner Huber LR, Issel LM, Warren-Findlow J. The association between maternal depression during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes: A retrospective cohort study of PRAMS participants. Journal of Community Health; in press.
  • Brunner Huber LR, Fennie K, **Patterson H. Competencies for master and doctoral students in epidemiology: What’s important, what’s unimportant, and where is there room for improvement? Annals of Epidemiology 2015;25:466-8.
  • **Naenifard H, Arif AA, Brunner Huber LR, Warner J. Risk factors of Epstein-Barr Virus infection among United States children: Data from the National Health and Examination Survey (NHANES), 2009-2010. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health 2015; 6:177-81.
  • **Bushelle-Edgehill J, Laditka S, Laditka J, Brunner Huber LR. Evaluating access to primary health care among older women and men in Barbados using preventable hospitalization. Journal of Women and Aging 2015;27:273-89.
  • Brunner Huber LR, **Broadhurst L, **Stanley WA, Vick T, Scholes D. No association between body size and frequency of sexual intercourse among oral contraceptive users. Annals of Epidemiology 2014;24:655-9.
  • **Farley KE, Brunner Huber LR, Ersek JL, Warren-Findlow J. The association between contraceptive use at the time of conception and hypertensive disorders during pregnancy: A retrospective cohort study of PRAMS participants. Maternal and Child Health Journal 2014;18:1779-85.
  • **Graham LE, Brunner Huber LR, Ersek JL, Thompson ME. The association between maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index and cesarean section delivery. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care; 2014;41:93-9.
  • Brunner Huber LR, **Lyerly JE, **Young AM, Dmochowski J, Vick T, Scholes D. Comparison of prospective and retrospective measurements of frequency of sexual intercourse. Maternal and Child Health Journal 2014;18:1293-9.
  • **Lyerly JE, Brunner Huber LR, Racine EF, Warren-Findlow J. Is breakfast skipping associated with decreased physical activity levels in adolescents? Public Health Nutrition 2014;17:896-905.
  • Brunner Huber LR, **Lyerly JE, **Cooper KE, **Alkhazraji A. Identifying women at risk of unintended pregnancy: A comparison of two pregnancy readiness measures. Annals of Epidemiology 2013;23:441-3.
  • Brunner Huber LR, **Broel EC, **Mitchelides AN, Dmochowski J, Dulin M, Scholes D. Comparison of prospective daily diaries and retrospective recall to measure oral contraceptive adherence. Contraception 2013;88:492-7.
  • Lyerly JE, Brunner Huber LR, Racine EF, Warren-Findlow J. Is breakfast skipping associated with decreased physical activity levels in adolescents? In press at Public Health Nutrition.
  • Lyerly JE, Brunner Huber LR. The role of family conflict on risky sexual behavior in adolescents aged 15 to 21. Annals of Epidemiology; 2013:23:233-5.
  • Alexander DS, Brunner Huber LR, Piper C, Tanner AE. The association between recreational parks, facilities, and childhood obesity: a cross-sectional study of 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2013;67:427-31.
  • Turner DP, Thompson ME, Huber LR, Arif AA. Depressive symptoms and academic performance of North Carolina college students. North Carolina Medical Journal 2012; 73:169-
  • Radcliff E, Racine EF, Brunner Huber LR, Whitaker BE. Association between family composition and the well-being of vulnerable children in Nairobi, Kenya. Maternal and Child Health Journal; 2012;16:1232-40.
  • Warren-Findlow J, Seymour RB, Brunner Huber LR. The association between self-efficacy and hypertension self-care activities among African American adults. Journal of Community Health 2012;37:14-24.
  • Martin CM, Brunner Huber LR, Thompson ME, Racine EF. Serum micronutrient levels and risk of uterine fibroids. Journal of Women’s Health 2011; 20:915-22.
  • Brunner Huber LR, **Ersek JL. Perceptions of contraceptive responsibility among female college students: an exploratory study. Annals of Epidemiology 2011;21:197-203.
  • Ersek JL, Brunner Huber LR, Thompson ME, Warren-Findlow J. Satisfaction and discontinuation of contraception by contraceptive method among university women. Maternal and Child Health Journal 2011; 15:497-506.
  • McClave AK, Hogue CJ, Brunner Huber LR, Ehrlich AC. Cigarette smoking of reproductive age women who use oral contraceptives: findings from the 2002 and 2004 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Womens Health Issues 2010;20:380-5.
  • Martin CM, Brunner Huber LR. Physical activity and risk of hypertensive complications during pregnancy: findings from the 2004-2006 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care 2010;37:202-10.
  • Brunner BR, Brunner Huber LR. 101 ways to improve health reporting: A comparison of the types and quality of health reporting in men’s and women’s magazines. Public Relations Review 2010; 36:84-6.​

Michele Issel, PhD, RN, Professor/PhD in Public Health Sciences Program Director

  • Issel, L. M., Lurie, C., Bekemeier, B. (under review). Wage Inequity: Within Market Comparative Analysis of Salary for Public Health Nurses and Hospital Nurses. . Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.
  • Wells, R., Cilenti, D. & Issel, L. M. (accepted, in press). The political economy of a public health case management’s transition into medical homes. Social Science and Medicine.
  • Issel, L. M., Lurie, C., Bekemeier, B. (2015). Measuring Population care performance: Development of the Population-Patient Satisfaction Scale for use with community groups. Frontiers in PHSSR.
  • Issel, L. M., Gilmet, K., Chihara, I., & Slaughter-Acery, J.* (2015). Adolescent and adult clients in prenatal case management: Differences in problems and interventions use. Maternal and Child Health Journal. PAP July7, 2015.
  • Smith, K., Bruner-Huber, L., Issel, L. M., Warren-Findlow, J. (2015). The association between maternal depression during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes: A retrospective cohort study of PRAMS participants. Journal of Community Health. PAP April 2, 2015.
  • Handler, A. , Henderson, V.A., Rosenfeld, A., Rankin, K., Jones, B., & Issel, L. M. (2015). Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program: Implementing evidence public-practice partnerships to assure population health. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. PAP 2Dec2014.
  • Issel, L. M., Olorunsaiye, C., Snebold, L. & Handler, A. (2015).The relationships between providing maternal, child and adolescent health services, implementing various financial strategies, and performance of LHDs. American Journal of Public Health. 105 Suppl 2: S244-51.
  • Smith, K., Bruner-Huber, L., Issel, L. M., Warren-Findlow, J. (2014). The association between maternal depression during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes: A retrospective cohort study of PRAMS participants [Abstract]. Annals of Epidemiology, 24:701.
  • Boyden, J.* Kavenaugh, K., Meet, K., Issel, L.M., Eldeirawi, K. (2014). A literature review of the experiences of African American parents following a perinatal or pediatric death. Death Studies. DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2013.766656
  • Vest, J. R., & Issel, L.M. (2014). Factors related to public health data sharing between local and state health departments. Health Services Research, 49(1): 373-391. DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12138
  • Reyes, D. J, Bekemeier, B.& Issel, L. M. (2013) Challenges in advancing public health nursing I hyperturlent times. Public Health Nursing, 31: 344-353.
  • Vest, J. & Issel, L. M. (2013). Data sharing between local health and state health departments: Developing and describing a typology of data gaps. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 19(4):357-365
  • Handler, A., Rankin, K. M., Peacock, N., Townsell, S., McGlynn, A., Issel, L.M., (2013). The Implementation of interconception care in two community health settings: Lessons learned. American Journal of Health Promotion. 27(3): eS21-eS31. doi.org/10.4278/ajhp.120116-QUAN-33
  • Slaughter, J., Issel, L. M., Handler, A., Rosenberg, D., Kane, D. & Stayner, L. (2012). Measuring dosage, a key factor when assessing the relationship between prenatal case management and birth outcomes. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 10.1007/s10995-012-1143-3
  • Vest, J., Kirk, H., & Issel, L. M. (2012). Quality and integration of public health information systems: A systematic review focused on immunization and vital records systems. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 4(2):1-18.
  • Issel, L. M., Bekemeier, B., & Kneipp, S. (2012). A public health nursing research agenda. L. M. Issel 3
  • Bigbee, J. L. & Issel, L. M. (2012). Conceptual models for population-focused public health nursing interventions and outcomes: The state of the art. Public Health Nursing. 29:370-379.
  • Issel, L. M, Ashley, M., Kirk, H. & Bekemeir, B. (2012). Public health nursing job descriptions: Are they aligned with professional standards? Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 18 (3): E1–E8.
  • Slaughter, J., & Issel, L. M. (2012). Developing a measure of prenatal case management dosage. Maternal and Child Health Journal,16: 1120-1130.
  • Peacock, N., Issel, L. M., Townsell, S., Chapple-McGruder, T., & Handler, A. (2011). An innovative method to involve community health workers as partners in evaluation research. American Journal of Public Health, 101: 2275-2280.
  • Issel, L.M., Forrestal, S., Slaughter, J., Weincrot, A., Handler, A. (2011). Effectiveness of prenatal case management: A literature synthesis. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 40: 157–165.
  • Issel, L. M., Bekemeier, B., Baldwin, K. (2011). Three population patient indicators for public health nursing: Results of a consensus project. Public Health Nursing, 28: 24-34.
  • Baldwin, K., Lyons, R., Issel, L. M. (2011). Creating a brand image for nursing. Public Health Nursing, 28: 57-67.
  • Issel, L. M. Forrestal, S., Wheatley R., Slaughter, J., Schultz, A. (2011).Surveying hard to reach Programs: Identifying the population of Medicaid prenatal case management programs. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 15:883–889. DOI: 10.1007/s10995-008-0317-5
  • Issel, L. M., Bekemeier, B. (2010). Safe practice of population-focused nursing care: Development of a public health nursing concept. Nursing Outlook. 58, 226-232.
  • Warren-Fidlow, J. & Issel, L. M. (2010). Stress and coping in African American women with chronic heart disease: A cultural cognitive coping model of self-care. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 21(1):45-54.​

James Laditka, DA, PhD, Associate Professor

  • Unemployment and Active Life Expectancy: https://pages.uncc.edu/jladitka/unemployment-and-active-life-expectancy/
  • Childhood Adversity and Health at Older Ages: https://pages.uncc.edu/jladitka/childhood-adversity-and-health-at-older-ages/
  • Effects of education on Disability and Life Expectancy: https://pages.uncc.edu/jladitka/effects-of-education-on-disability-and-life-expectancy/
  • Laditka, J.N. and S.B. Laditka. (In Press). Unemployment, Disability and Life Expectancy in the United States: A Life Course Study. Disability and Health Journal.
  • Bushelle-Edghill, J.H., S.B. Laditka, J.N. Laditka, and L.R. Brunner Huber. (In Press). Assessing a Public Health Effort for Children in Barbados. Preventing Chronic Disease.
  • Kahn, S., A.Arif, J.N. Laditka, E.F. Racine. (In Press). Prenatal exposure to secondhand smoke may increase the risk of postpartum depressive symptoms. Journal of Public Health.
  • Laditka, J.N. and S.B. Laditka. (In Press). Associations of Multiple Chronic Health Conditions in the United States with Active Life Expectancy. Disability and Rehabilitation.
  • Bushelle-Edghill, J.H., J.N. Laditka, S.B. Laditka, and L.R. Brunner-Huber. (In Press). Evaluating Access to Primary Health Care among Older Women and Men in Barbados using Preventable Hospitalization. Journal of Women and Aging, epub ahead of print Feb. 4, 2015.
  • Laditka, S.B., and J.N. Laditka. (2015). Active Life Expectancy of Americans with Diabetes: Risks of Heart Disease, Obesity, and Inactivity. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 107(1), 37-45.
  • Laditka, J.N. and S.B. Laditka. (2014). Stroke and Active Life Expectancy in the United States, 1999-2009. Disability and Health Journal, 7(4), 472-477.
  • Hossain, M.M., J.N. Laditka, and J.C. Gardiner (2014). The economic benefits of community health centers in lowering preventable hospitalizations: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology, 15(1), 23-36.
  • Laditka, S.B., and J.N. Laditka. (2014). More Education May Limit Disability and Extend Life for People with Cognitive Impairment. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 29(5), 436-447.
  • Ekezue, B.F., S.B. Laditka, J.N. Laditka, J. Studnicki, and C.M. Blanchette. (2013). Diabetes Complications and Adverse Outcomes after Coronary Revascularization. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 103(3), 530-537.
  • Tait, E.M., J.N. Laditka, S.B. Laditka, M.A. Nies, E.F. Racine, and M.M. Tsulukidze. (2013). Reasons Why Older Adults Use Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Costly and Ineffective Conventional Medicine, and Recommendations from Physicians, Family, and Friends. Educational Gerontology, 39(9), 684-700.
  • Warren-Findlow J., J.N. Laditka, M.E. Thompson, S.B Laditka. (2013). Effects of Social Ties on Self-Rated Physical Health among African American Adults. Journal of the National Medical Association, 105(1):23-32.
  • Laditka, S.B., J.N. Laditka, R. Liu, A.E. Price, B. Wu, D.B. Friedman, L.L. Bryant, S.L. Ivey, and S.J. Corwin. (2013). How Do Older People Describe Others with Cognitive Impairment? A Multiethnic Study in the United States. Ageing and Society, 33(3): 369-392. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X11001255.
  • Pittard III, W.B., T.C. Hulsey, J.N. Laditka, and S.B. Laditka. (2012). School Readiness Among Children Insured by Medicaid, South Carolina. Preventing Chronic Disease, 9:110333. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd9.110333.
  • Laditka, J.N., S.B. Laditka, K.B. Lowe. (2012). Promoting Cognitive Health: A Web Site Review of Health Systems, Public Health Departments, and Senior Centers. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 27 (8), 602-613. DOI: 10.1177/1533317512460564
  • Laditka, J.N., S.B. Laditka, E.M. Tait, and M.M. Tsulukidze (2012). Use of Dietary Supplements for Cognitive Health: Results of a National Survey of Adults in the United States. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 27, 55-64.
  • Tait, E.M., S.B. Laditka, J.N. Laditka, M.A. Nies, and E.F. Racine. (2012). Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Physical Performance, Energy, Immune Function, and General Health among Older Women and Men in the United States. Journal of Women and Aging, 24(1), 23-43. DOI:10.1080/08952841.2012.638875.
  • Tait, E.M., J.N. Laditka, S.B. Laditka, M.A. Nies, E.F. Racine, and M.M. Tsulukidze. "Reasons Why Older Adults Use Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Costly and Ineffective Conventional Medicine, and Recommendations from Physicians, Family, and Friends." Educational Gerontology (In press).
  • Warren-Findlow, J., J.N. Laditka, M.E. Thompson, and S.B. Laditka. (In Press). Effects of Social Ties on Self-Rated Health among African American Women and Men at Mid-Life in the United States. Journal of the National Medical Association.
  • Pittard III, W.B., T.C. Hulsey, J.N. Laditka, and S.B. Laditka. (2012). Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment and School Readiness among Children Insured by Medicaid in South Carolina. Preventing Chronic Disease, epub, June 7, 2012.
  • Laditka, S.B., J.N. Laditka, R. Liu, A.E. Price, B. Wu, D.B. Friedman, L.L. Bryant, S.L. Ivey, and S.J. Corwin. (2013). How Do Older People Describe Others with Cognitive Impairment? A Multiethnic Study in the United States. Ageing and Society, 33(3): 369-392. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X11001255.
  • Laditka, J.N., S.B. Laditka, K.B. Lowe. (2012). Promoting Cognitive Health: A Web Site Review of Health Systems, Public Health Departments, and Senior Centers. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 27 (8), 602-613. DOI: 10.1177/1533317512460564
  • Day, K.L., D.B. Friedman, J.N. Laditka, L.A. Anderson, R.H. Hunter, S.B. Laditka, B. Wu, L.C. McGuire and M.C. Coy. (2012). Prevention of Cognitive Impairment: Physician Perceptions and Practices. Journal of Applied Gerontology. 31(6), 743-754.
  • Laditka, J.N., S.B. Laditka, E.M. Tait, and M.M. Tsulukidze (2012). Use of Dietary Supplements for Cognitive Health: Results of a National Survey of Adults in the United States. American Journal of Alzheimer’s disease and Other Dementias, 27, 55-64.
  • Tait, E.M., S.B. Laditka, J.N. Laditka, M.A. Nies, and E.F. Racine. (2012). Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Physical Performance, Energy, Immune Function, and General Health among Older Women and Men in the United States. Journal of Women and Aging, 24(1), 23-43. DOI:10.1080/08952841.2012.638875.
  • Liu, R., X. Sui, J.N. Laditka, T.S. Church, N. Colabianchi, J. Hussey, S.N. Blair. (2012). Cardiorespiratory Fitness as a Predictor of Dementia Mortality in Men and Women. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 44(2): 253-259. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31822cf717.
  • Studnicki, J., J.W. Fisher, M.M.Tsulukidze, Y.J. Taylor, S.S. Salandy, J.N. Laditka. (2011). Career Phase of Board Certified General Surgeons: Workload Composition and Outcomes. Archives of Surgery, 146(11):1307-1313. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.265.
  • Friedman, D.B., S.B. Laditka, J.N. Laditka, and A.E. Price (2011). A Content Analysis of Cognitive Health Promotion in Popular Magazines. International Journal of Aging & Human Development. 73(3), 253-281.
  • Warren-Findlow, J., J.N. Laditka, S.B. Laditka, and M.E. Thompson. (2011). Associations between Social Relationships and Emotional Well-Being in Middle Aged and Older African Americans. Research on Aging, 33(6), 713-734.
  • Tait, E.M., S.B. Laditka, J.N. Laditka, M.A. Nies, and E.F. Racine. (2011). Prayer for Health among Older Adults in the United States: Differences by Ethnicity, Gender and Income. Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging, 23(4), 338-362.
  • Friedman, D.B., S.B. Laditka, J.N. Laditka, B. Wu, R. Liu, A.E. Price, W. Tseng, S.J. Corwin, S.L. Ivey, R. H. Hunter, J.R. Sharkey. (2011). Ethnically Diverse Older Adults' Beliefs about Staying Mentally Sharp. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 73(1), 27-52. DOI: 10.2190/AG.73.1.b.
  • Hossain, M.M., J.N. Laditka. (2011). The Influence of Rurality on the Volume of Non-Urgent Emergency Department Visits. Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology, 2, 311–319.
  • Laditka, S.B., J.N. Laditka, M.M. Houck, B. Olatosi. (2011). Not Quite Color Blind: Race and Gender Differences in Attitudes about Older People among College Students. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 73(1), 53-71.
  • Snowden, M., L. Steinman, K. Mochan, F. Grodstein, T.R. Prohaska, D. Thurman, D. Brown, J.N. Laditka, J. Soares, D. Zweiback, D. Little, L. Anderson. (2011). Effect of Exercise on Cognitive Performance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Review of Intervention Trials and Recommendations for Public Health Practice and Research. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS), 59, 704-716.
  • Laditka, S.B., J.N. Laditka, and D. Shenk. (2011). Responses to Recent Natural Disasters in Long-Term Care: Challenges, Opportunities, and Implications for Life Course Research. In Handbook of Sociology of Aging, R. Settersten & J. Angel, Eds. (pp. 399-414), New York, Springer.Jim Laditka, p. 4
  • Laditka, J.N., S.B. Laditka, R. Liu, A.E. Price, B. Wu, D.B. Friedman, S.J. Corwin, J.R. Sharkey, W. Tseng, R.H. Hunter, and R.G. Logsdon. (2011). Older Adults’ Concerns about Cognitive Health: Commonalities and Differences among Six United States Ethnic Groups. Ageing and Society, 31(7), 1202-1228.
  • Laditka, S.B., L. Murray, J.N. Laditka. (2010). In the Eye of the Storm: Resilience and Vulnerability among African American Women in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina. Health Care for Women International, 31(11), 1013-1027.
  • Warren-Findlow, J., Price, A.E., Hochhalter, A.K, and Laditka, J.N. (2010). Primary Care Providers’ Sources and Preferences for Cognitive Health Information in the United States. Health Promotion International,`` 25(4), 464-473.
  • Kelsey, S.G., S.B. Laditka, and J.N. Laditka. (2010). Caregiver Perspectives on Transitions to Assisted Living and Memory Care. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, 25(3): 255-64.
  • Mathews, A.E., S.B. Laditka, J.N. Laditka, S. Wilcox, S.J. Corwin, R. Liu, D.B. Friedman, R. Hunter, W. Tseng, R.G. Logsdon RG. (2010). Older Adults’ Perceived Physical Activity Enablers and Barriers: A Multicultural Perspective. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 18 (2): 119-140.
  • Friedman, D.B., J.N. Laditka, S.B. Laditka, and A. E. Mathews. (2010). An Analysis of Cognitive Health Communication in Popular Magazines: Are Women and Men Receiving the Same Message?, 2006-2007. Preventing Chronic Disease. 7(2). http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2010/mar/09_0021.htm.
  • Kelsey, S.G., S.B. Laditka, and J.N. Laditka. (2010). Dementia and Transitioning from Assisted Living to Memory Care Units: Perspective of Administrators in Three Facility Types. The Gerontologist, 50 (2): 192-203.

Sarah Laditka, PhD, MA, MBA, Associate Professor

  • Unemployment and Active Life Expectancy: https://pages.uncc.edu/jladitka/unemployment-and-active-life-expectancy/
  • Childhood Adversity and Health at Older Ages: https://pages.uncc.edu/jladitka/childhood-adversity-and-health-at-older-ages/
  • Effects of education on Disability and Life Expectancy: https://pages.uncc.edu/jladitka/effects-of-education-on-disability-and-life-expectancy/
  • Bushelle-Edghill, J.H., J.N. Laditka, S.B. Laditka, and L.R. Brunner-Huber. "Evaluating Access to Primary Health Care among Older Women and Men in Barbados using Preventable Hospitalization." Journal of Women and Aging, 27(4), 273-289.
  • Bushelle-Edghill, J.H., S.B. Laditka, J.N. Laditka, and L.R. Brunner Huber (2015). "Assessing a Public Health Effort for Children in Barbados, 2003–2008." Preventing Chronic Disease, 12:E137.
  • Laditka, J.N. and S.B. Laditka. "Associations of Multiple Chronic Health Conditions in the United States with Active Life Expectancy." Disability and Rehabilitation, epub ahead of print, May 4, 2015.
  • Laditka, J.N., and S.B. Laditka. "Unemployment and Health: A Life Course Study." Disability and Health Journal, epub ahead of print August 20, 2015.
  • Radcliff E., E. Delmelle, R.S. Kirby, S.B. Laditka, J. Correia, and C.H. Cassell. "Factors Associated with Travel Time and Distance to Access Hospital Care among Infants with Spina Bifida." Maternal and Child Health Journal. (In press).
  • Racine, E.F., Q. Wang, S.B. Laditka, C.R. Johnson, and A. Mignery. (2013). "The Characteristics and Concentration of SNAP Approved Stores and Community Health." Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 8, 350-361.
  • Niggel, S.J., Hewer, I., Noone, J., Robinson, S.B., Shah, S., and S.B. Laditka (2013). "Obesity Prevalence and State Policymaking in the United States: Is Problem Severity Associated with More Policies?" The Social Science Journal, 50, 565-574.
  • Ekezue, B.F., S.B. Laditka, J.N. Laditka, J. Studnicki, and C.M. Blanchette. "Diabetes Complications and Adverse Outcomes after Coronary Revascularization (2014)." Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 103(3), 530-537.
  • Laditka, S.B., and J.N. Laditka (2014). "More Education May Limit Disability and Extend Life for People with Cognitive Impairment." American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 29(5), 436-447.
  • Lane, S.J., J.L. Troyer, J.A. Dienemann, J.A., S.B. Laditka, and C.M. Blanchette (2014). "Effects of Skilled Nursing Facility Structure and Process Factors on Medication Errors during Nursing Home Admission," Health Care Management Review, 39(4), 340-351.
  • Laditka, J.N. and S.B. Laditka (2014). "Stroke, Disability, and Mortality in the United States: 1999-2009." Disability and Health Journal, 7(4), 472-477.
  • Laditka, S.B., and J.N. Laditka (2015). "Active Life Expectancy of Americans with Diabetes: Risks of Heart Disease, Obesity, and Inactivity." Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 107(1), 37-45.
  • Warren-Findlow, J., J.N. Laditka, M.E. Thompson, and S.B. Laditka. (2013). "Effects of Social Ties on Self-Rated Physical Health among African American Adults." Journal of the National Medical Association, 105(1), 23-32.
  • Tait, E.M., J.N. Laditka, S.B. Laditka, M.A. Nies, E.F. Racine, and M.M. Tsulukidze (2013). "Reasons Why Older Adults Use Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Costly and Ineffective Conventional Medicine, and Recommendations from Physicians, Family, and Friends." Educational Gerontology, 39(9), 684-700.
  • Ivey, S.L., S.B. Laditka, A.E. Price, W. Tseng, R.L. Beard, R. Liu, D.J. Fetterman, B. Wu, and R.G. Logsdon. (2013) "Concerns and Experiences of Family Caregivers Providing Support to People with Dementia: A Multicultural Perspective." Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice, 12(6), 806-820.
  • *Tait, E.M., J.N. Laditka, S.B. Laditka, M.A. Nies, E.F. Racine, and *M.M. Tsulukidze. "Reasons Why Older Adults Use Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Costly and Ineffective Conventional Medicine, and Recommendations from Physicians, Family, and Friends." Educational Gerontology (In press).
  • Warren-Findlow, J., J.N. Laditka, M.E. Thompson, and S.B. Laditka. "Effects of Social Ties on Self-Rated Physical Health among African American Adults." Journal of the National Medical Association (In press).
  • Laditka, S.B., J.N. Laditka, *R. Liu, *A.E. Price, B. Wu, D.B. Friedman, L.L. Bryant, S.J. Corwin, and S.L. Ivey (2013). "How Do Older People Describe Others with Cognitive Impairment? A Multiethnic Study in the United States." Ageing & Society, 33(3), 369-392.
  • Racine E.F., M.J. Coffman, *D.A. Chrimes, and S.B. Laditka. "Evaluation of the Latino Food and Fun Nutrition Curriculum for Low Income Latina Mothers and their Children in North Carolina: A Pilot Study." Hispanic Health Care International, 11(1), 31-37.
  • Racine, E.F., E. Mumford, S.B. Laditka, and *A.E. Lowe (2013). "Understanding Characteristics of Families Who Buy Local Produce." Journal of Nutrition, Education, and Behavior, 45(1), 30-38.
  • Laditka, S.B., *W. Tseng, *A.E. Price, S.L. Ivey, *R. Liu, D.B. Friedman, B. Wu,, R.G. Logsdon, and R.L. Beard (2012). "Beliefs about Promoting Cognitive Health among Filipino Americans Who Care for Persons with Dementia." International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 75(3), 273-296.
  • Laditka, J.N., S.B. Laditka, and *K.B. Lowe (2012). "Promoting Cognitive Health: A Website Review of Health Systems, Public Health Departments, and Senior Centers." American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 27(8), 600-608.
  • Ivey, S.L., S.B. Laditka, *A.E. Price, W. Tseng, R.L. Beard, *R. Liu, D.J. Fetterman, B. Wu, and R.G. Logsdon (2012) "Concerns and Experiences of Family Caregivers Providing Support to People with Dementia: A Multicultural Perspective." Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice, epub ahead of print, July 11, 2012.
  • *Pittard III, W.B., T.C. Hulsey, J.N. Laditka, and S.B. Laditka (2012). "Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment and School Readiness among Children Insured by Medicaid in South Carolina." Preventing Chronic Disease, epub, June 7, 2012.
  • Day, K.L., D.B. Friedman, J.N. Laditka, L.A. Anderson, R.H. Hunter, S.B. Laditka, B. Wu, L.C. McGuire and *M.C. Coy (2012). "Prevention of Cognitive Impairment: Physician Perceptions and Practices." Journal of Applied Gerontology, 31(6), 743-754.
  • Laditka, J.N., S.B. Laditka, *E.M. Tait, and *M.M. Tsulukidze(2012). "Use of Dietary Supplements for Cognitive Health: Results of a National Survey of Adults in the United States." American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 27, 55-64.
  • Racine, E.F., S.B. Laditka, J. Dmochowski, M. Alavanja, D.C. Lee, and J.A. Hoppin (2012). "Farming Activities Associated with Carrying and Lifting: The Agricultural Health Study." Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 9(1), 39-47.
  • *Tait, E.M., S.B. Laditka, J.N. Laditka, M.A. Nies, and E.F. Racine (2012). "Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Physical Performance, Energy, Immune Function, and General Health among Older Women and Men in the United States." Journal of Women and Aging, 24(1), 23-43.
  • Warren-Findlow, J., J.N. Laditka, S.B. Laditka, and M.E. Thompson (2011). "Associations between Social Relationships and Emotional Well-Being in Middle Aged and Older African Americans." Research on Aging. 33(6), 713-734.
  • Friedman, D.B., S.B. Laditka, J.N. Laditka, and *A.E. Price(2011). "A Content Analysis of Cognitive Health Promotion in Popular Magazines." International Journal of Aging & Human Development. 73(3), 253-281.
  • *Tait, E.M., S.B. Laditka, J.N. Laditka, M.A. Nies, and E.F. Racine (2011). "Prayer for Health among Older Adults in the United States: Differences by Ethnicity, Gender and Income." Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging. 23, 338-362.
  • Laditka, S.B., J.N. Laditka, M.M. Houck, and *B.A. Olatosi (2011). "Not Quite Color Blind: Ethnic and Gender Differences in Attitudes toward Older People among College Students." International Journal of Aging and Human Development. 73(1), 53-71.
  • Friedman, D.B., S.B. Laditka, J.N. Laditka, B. Wu, *R. Liu, *A.E. Price, W. Tseng, S.J. Corwin, S.L. Ivey, R. H. Hunter, J.R. Sharkey (2011). "Ethnically Diverse Older Adults' Beliefs about Staying Mentally Sharp." International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 73(1), 27-52.
  • Laditka, J.N., S.B. Laditka, *R. Liu, *A.E. Price, B. Wu, D.B. Friedman, S.J. Corwin, J.R. Sharkey, W. Tseng, R.H. Hunter, and R.G. Logsdon (2011). "Older Adults’ Concerns about Cognitive Health: Commonalities and Differences among Six United States Ethnic Groups." Ageing & Society, 31(7), 1202-1228.
  • Laditka, S.B., J.N. Laditka, and D. Shenk (2011). "Responses to Recent Natural Disasters in Long-Term Care: Challenges, Opportunities, and Implications for Life Course Research," in Handbook of Sociology of Aging, R. Settersten and J. Angel (Eds.), (pp. 399-414), New York, Springer.
  • *Price, A.E., S.J. Corwin, D.B. Friedman, S.B. Laditka, N. Colabianchi, and K.M. Montgomery (2011). "Physical Activity and Cognitive Health Content in Top-Circulating Magazines, 2006-2008." Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 19(2), 147-168.
  • *Price, A.E., S.J. Corwin, D.B. Friedman, S.B. Laditka, N. Colabianchi, and K.M. Montgomery (2011). "Older Adults' Perceptions of Physical Activity and Cognitive Health: Implications for Health Communication." Health Education & Behavior, 38(1), 15-24.
  • Laditka, S.B., *L.M. Murray, and J.N. Laditka (2010). "In the Eye of the Storm: Resilience and Vulnerability among African American Women in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina." Health Care for Women International, 31(11), 1013-1027.
  • Sarah B. Laditka, March 2013, p. 4
  • *Murray, L.M. and S.B. Laditka (2010). "Care Transitions by Older Adults from Nursing Homes to Hospitals: Implications for Long-Term Care Practice, Geriatrics Education, and Research." Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 11(4), 231-238.
  • Probst, J.C., *J.D. Baek, and S.B. Laditka (2010)."The Impact of Workplace Environment on Job Satisfaction among Nursing Assistants: Finding from a National Survey." Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 11(4), 246-252.
  • *Mathews A.E., S.B. Laditka, J.N. Laditka, S. Wilcox, S.J. Corwin, *R. Liu, D.B. Friedman, R.H. Hunter, W. Tseng, and R.G. Logsdon (2010). "Older Adults’ Perceived Physical Activity Enablers and Barriers: A Multicultural Perspective." Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 18(2), 119-140.
  • *Kelsey, S.G., S.B. Laditka, and J.N. Laditka. (2010). "Caregiver Perspectives on Moves to Assisted Living and Memory Care." American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, 25(3), 255-264.
  • *Kelsey, S.G., S.B. Laditka, and J.N. Laditka (2010). "Dementia and Transitioning from Assisted Living to Memory Care Units: Perspectives of Administrators in Three Facility Types." The Gerontologist, 50(2), 192-203.
  • Racine, E.F. *A.S. Vaughn, and S.B. Laditka (2010). "Farmers’ Market Use among African American Women Participating in the Women Infants and Children Program." Journal of the American Dietetics Association, 110(3), 441-446.
  • Friedman, D.B., J.N. Laditka, S.B. Laditka, and *A.E. Mathews. (2010) "Cognitive Health Messages in Popular Women’s and Men’s Magazines, 2006-2007." Preventing Chronic Disease, 7(2), 1-10, A32.

Crystal Piper, PhD, MPH, MHA

  • Piper, C., Polite-Middleton, T., Chalakalal, S., Sebestian, N., Martin, F. (2015) Race, socioeconomic status, and rurality influences on type 2 diabetes management among North Carolina adults. Ethnicity & Disease. Winter 2015.25:46-51.
  • Piper, C., Chalakalal, S., Warren-Findlow, J., Thompson, M., Sebestian, N. (2014) Race, socioeconomic status, HRQoL, and self-management of Type 2 diabetes mellitus among adults in North Carolina. Southern Medical Journal. April 2015. 108(4):212-216.
  • Elder, K., Rice, S., Dean, C., Piper, C. Addressing the differences by race in analgesia use among pediatric patients attending emergency departments. Journal of Pediatrics. 3(165). 434-436.
  • Moore, T., Dotson, E., Dean, C., Rice, S., Piper, C. Johns, M., Elder, K. (2014) An assessment of minority faculty in healthcare administration programs. Journal of Health Administration Education. Summer 2014:283-296.
  • Elder, K., Gilbert, K., Hanke, L., Dean, C., Rice, S., Johns, M., Piper, C., Wiltshire, J., Moore, T., Wang, J. (2014) Disparities in confidence to manage chronic diseases in men. AIMS Journal. 1(3):123-136.
  • (changed title, last listed) Saffari,M., Amini, N., Eftekhar, A., Sanaeinasab, H., Mahmoudi, M., Piper, C. (2013) Educational intervention on health related lifestyle changes among Iranian adolescents. Iranian Journal of Public Health. 42(2):172-81.
  • Piper, C., Polite-Middleton, T., Warren-Findlow, J., Thompson, M., Sebastian, N., Akindahunsi, Y. (2013) Racial influences on diabetes management among adults in North Carolina. Ethnicity and Disease. 23(3):316-321.
  • Saffari, M., Pakpour, A., Naderi, M., Koenig, H., Baldacchino, D., Piper, C. (2013) Spiritual coping, religiosity, and quality of life: A study of Muslim patients undergoing hemodialysis. Nephrology. 18(4):269-275.
  • Alexander, D., Huber, L., Piper, C., Tanner, A. (2013) The association between recreational parks, facilities and childhood obesity: a cross-sectional study of the 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 67(5):427-431.
  • Saffari, M., Pakpour, A., Amini, N., Eftekhar, H., Sanaeinasab, H., Mahmoudi, M., Piper, C. (2012) A model based educational intervention to increase physical activity among Iranian adolescents. Jornal de Pediatria. 88(5):430-8.
  • Piper, C., Glover, S., Williams, E., Olatosi, B., Charlemagne, S., Campbell, D.,Ogbuano, C., Annang, L., Lee, W., Onsomu, E. (2012) Beliefs and perception of risks among women that have never been tested for HIV in the United States. Journal of the National Medical Association. 104:9-10.
  • Onsomu, E., Piper, C., Moore, D., Timmons, S. (2012) Association between education and domestic violence among women being offered an HIV test in urban and rural areas in Kenya. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 27(10):2022-2038.
  • Saffari,M., Amini, N., Eftekhar, A., Sanaeinasab, H., Mahmoudi, M., Piper, C. (2013). Educational intervention on health related lifestyle changes among Iranian adolescents. Iranian Journal of Public Health (In Press).
  • Piper, C., Polite-Middleton, T., Warren-Findlow, J., Thompson, M., Sebastian, N., Akindahunsi, Y. (2013). Racial influences on diabetes management among adults in North Carolina. Ethnicity and Disease. (In Press).
  • Saffari, M., Pakpour, A., Naderi, M., Koenig, H., Baldacchino, D., Piper, C. (2013) Spiritual coping, religiosity, and quality of life: A study of Muslim patients undergoing hemodialysis. Nephrology. (In Press).
  • Alexander, D., Huber, L., Piper, C., Tanner, A. (2013) The association between recreational parks, facilities and childhood obesity: a cross-sectional study of the 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (In Press).
  • Saffari, M., Pakpour, A., Amini, N., Eftekhar, H., Sanaeinasab, H., Mahmoudi, M., Piper, C. (2012) A model based educational intervention to increase physical activity among Iranian adolescents. Jornal de Pediatria. (In Press).
  • Piper, C., Glover, S., Williams, E., Olatosi, B., *Charlemagne, S., Campbell, D., Ogbuano, C., Annang, L., Lee, W., *Onsomu, E. (2012) Beliefs and Perception of Risks Among Women That Have Never Been Tested for HIV in the United States. Journal of the National Medical Association. (In Press).
  • *Onsomu, E., Piper, C., Moore, D., Timmons, S. (2012) Association between education and domestic violence among women being offered an HIV test in urban and rural areas in Kenya. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. (In Press).
  • Goodwin, John. Sage Secondary Data Analysis - Sage Library of Research Methods Series. Piper, C., Glover, S., Elder, K., Baek, J., Wilkinson, L. (2011) Disparities in Access to Care among Asthmatic Children in Relation to Race and Socioeconomic Status Pages. Sage Publications. 271-279.
  • Elder, K., McRoy, L., Horn, W., Ahmed, S., Hullett, S., Allison, J., Piper, C. (2011) Relationship of trust with medication adherence among African American men with hypertension: The Alabama Collaboration for Cardiovascular Equality Project. American Journal of Public Health. (In Press).
  • Glover, S., Piper, C., Hassan, R., Preston, G., Wilkinson, L., Bowen-Seabrook, J., Mayer-Davis, B., *Williams, S. (2011) Dietary, physical activity, and lifestyle behaviors of rural African American South Carolina children. Journal of the National Medical Association. 103(4):300-4.
  • Glover, S., Piper, C., Williams, E., Bennett, K., Thompson, W., Annang, L., *Charlemagne, S., Hassan, R. (2010) Preventable asthma episodes among urban/rural children and adolescents: A comparative study. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice. 4(2):41-49.
  • Piper, C., Glover, S., Elder, K., Baek, J., *Wilkinson, L. (2010) Disparities in access to care among asthmatic children in relation to race and socioeconomic status. Journal of Child Health Care. 14(3):271-279.
  • Glover, S., Rivers, P., Asoh, D., Piper, C., & *Murph, K. (2010). Data mining for health executive decision support: An imperative with a daunting future! Royal Society of Medicine. 23:42-6.
  • Piper, C., Glover, S., Elder, K., Baek, J., *Fernandez, S. (2010) Disparities Between Asthma Management and Insurance Type Among Children. Journal of the National Medical Association. 102(7):556-561.

Elena Platonova, PhD, MHA, Associate Professor

  • Platonova E., Saunders W., Warren-Findlow J., Hutchison J., (under review), Patient Perceptions of Patient-Centered Medical Home Characteristics and Satisfaction with Free Clinic Services. Population Health Management.
  • Platonova E., Shewchuk, R., 2015, Patient Assessment of Primary Care Physician Communication: A Segmentation Approach. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 28(4): 1-12.
  • Platonova E., Hernandez S. R., 2013, Innovative Human Resource (HR) Practices in US Hospitals: Empirical Study. Journal of Healthcare Management, 58(4): 290-301.
  • Willits, K., Platonova, E., Nies, M., Racine, E., Troutman, M., Harris, H., 2013, Medical Home and Pediatric Primary Care Utilization among Children with Special Healthcare Needs, Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 27(3): 202-208. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2011.11.004
  • Willits, K., E., Troutman, Nies, M., Racine E., Platonova, E., Harris, H., 2013, Presence of medical home and school attendance: An Analysis of the 2005-2006 National Survey of Children with Special Healthcare Needs, Journal of School Health, 83(2): 93-98. doi: 10.1111/josh.12003
  • Platonova E., Shewchuk, R., (under review), Patient Assessment of Primary Care Physician Communication: A Segmentation Approach. Health Expectations.
  • Platonova E., Hernandez S. R., (in press), Innovative Human Resource (HR) Practices in US Hospitals: Empirical Study. Journal of Healthcare Management.
  • Willits, K., Platonova, E., Nies, M., Racine, E., Troutman, M., Harris, H., (in press), Medical Home and Pediatric Primary Care Utilization among Children with Special Healthcare Needs, Journal of Pediatric Health Care.
  • Willits, K., E., Troutman, Nies, M., Racine E., Platonova, E., Harris, H., (in press), Presence of medical home and school attendance: An Analysis of the 2005-2006 National Survey of Children with Special Healthcare Needs, Journal of School Health.
  • Ekezue B., Platonova E., 2012, Underassessment of Weight and Weight Management in Patients with Diabetes: One More Reason in Support of Weight Management Advice. Primary Care Diabetes, 6:253-259. doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2012.08.002
  • Studnicki J., Platonova E., Fisher J., 2012, Hospital Level Variation in the Percent of Admissions Originating in the Emergency Department, American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 30:1441-1446.
  • Willits, K., Nies, M., Racine, E., Troutman, M., Platonova, E., Harris, H., 2012, Medical Home and Emergency Department Utilization among Children with Special Healthcare Needs: An Analysis of the 2005-2006 National Survey of Children with Special Healthcare Needs, Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 35(3):238-246.
  • Studnicki J., Platonova E., Eichelberger C., Fisher J., 2011, Extent and Patterns of Community Collaboration in Local Health Departments, BMC Research Notes, 4:387. doi:10.1186/1756-0500-4-387
  • Artikova V., Thompson M., Platonova E., Pyle G., Toimatov S., 2011, Trends in Traffic Crashes and Injuries in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, 2003-2007. World Health Organization Bulletin, 89:345-351. doi:10.2471/BLT.10.084434
  • Qu H., Platonova E., Kennedy K., Shewchuk R., 2011, Primary Care Patient Satisfaction Segmentation, International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 24(7):564-576.
  • Platonova E., Studnicki J., Fisher J., Bridger C., 2010, Local Health Department Priority E. Platonova CV 4 Setting: An Exploratory Study, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 16(2), 1-8.
  • Pogodina C., Huber L., Racine E., Platonova E., 2009, Smoke-Free Homes for Smoke-Free Babies: The Role of Residential Environmental Tobacco Smoke on Low Birth Weight, Journal of Community Health, 34 (5): 376-383.
  • Platonova E., Kennedy K., Shewchuk R., 2008, Understanding Patient Satisfaction, Trust, and Loyalty to Primary Care Physicians, Medical Care Research and Review, 65(6): 696-712.
  • Platonova E., Hernandez S.R., Shewchuk R., Leddy K., 2006, Study of the Relationship between Organizational Culture and Organizational Outcomes Using Hierarchical Linear Modeling Methodology, Quality Management in Health Care, 15(3): 200-209.
  • Yap G., Platonova E., Musa P., 2006, Use of Information Systems in Air Force Medical Treatment Facilities in Strategic Planning and Decision-Making, Journal of Medical Systems, 30(1): 9-16.

Sharon Portwood, PhD, Professor

  • Britner, P. A., Comer, J. C., & Portwood, S. G. (2014). Abuse during childhood. In T. P. Gullotta & M. Bloom (Eds.), Encyclopedia of primary prevention and health promotion (2nd ed.) (pp. 546-555). New York: Springer.
  • Britner, P. A., Comer, J. C., & Portwood, S. G. (2014). Abuse during early childhood. In T.P. Gullotta & M. Bloom (Eds.), Encyclopedia of primary prevention and health promotion (2nd ed.)(pp. 535-546). New York: Springer.
  • Shabazi, S., Arif, A., Portwood, S.G., & Thompson, M.E. (2014). Risk factors for smoking among healthcare professionals. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 1-6.
  • Portwood, S. G., & Nelson, E. B. (2013). Datasharing to inform school-based asthma services. Journal of School Health, 83, 851-858.
  • Portwood, S. G., Shears, J. K., Nelson, E. B., & Thomas, M. L. (2013). Examining the impact of family services on homeless children. Child and Family Social Work, 1-14.
  • Gandy, M. E., McCarter, S., & Portwood, S.G. (2013). Service providers’ attitudes toward LGBTQ youth. Residential treatment for children & youth, 30, 168-186.
  • Miller-Perrin, C. L., & Portwood, S. G. (2013). Child maltreatment prevention. In A. M. Culp (Ed.), Child and family advocacy: Bridging the gaps between research, practice, and policy, pp. 51-71. New York: Springer.
  • Portwood, S. G., Lambert, R. G., Abrams, L. P., & Nelson, E. B. (2011). An evaluation of the Adults and Children Together (ACT) Against Violence Parents Raising Safe Kids Program. Journal of Primary Prevention, 32, 147-160.
  • Levi, B. H. & Portwood, S. G. (2011). Reasonable suspicion of child abuse: Finding a common language. Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics, 39, 62-69.Sharon G. Portwood, J.D., Ph.D. 10
  • Portwood, S. G., Shears, J. K., Eichelberger, C. M., & Abrams, L. P. (2010). An Institute forSocial Capital: Enhancing community capacity through datasharing. Child Indicators Research, 3, 261-273.
  • Abrams, L. P., & Portwood, S. G. (2010). Protecting children in their homes: Effective prevention programs and policies. In J. Lampien & K. Sexton-Radek (Eds.), Protecting children from violence (pp. 35-56). New York, NY: Psychology Press.
    Technical Reports
  • Portwood, S. G., Shears, J. K., Nelson, E. B., & Thomas, M. L. (2011). An evaluation of the Workforce Initiative for Supportive Housing (WISH): Final report. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Institute for Social Capital, Inc.: Charlotte, NC.
  • Portwood, S. G., & Nelson, E. B. (2011). An examination of the impact of parents’participation in Parent University on their children’s school performance. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Institute for Social Capital, Inc.: Charlotte, NC.
  • Portwood, S. G., Boyd, A. S., Nelson, E. B., Murdock, T. B., & Hamilton, J. (2011).Implementation of a program of outcomes research in residential treatment settings for children and youth: A comparison of youth in foster and residential group care. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Institute for Social Capital, Inc.: Charlotte, NC.
  • Portwood, S. G., Boyd, A. S., Murdock, T. B., & Hamilton, J. (2011). Implementation of a program of outcomes research in residential treatment settings for children and youth: An examination of lower need youth. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Institute for Social Capital, Inc.: Charlotte, NC.
  • Portwood, S. G., Boyd, A. S., Murdock, T. B., & Hamilton, J. (2011). Implementation of a program of outcomes research in residential treatment settings for children and youth: An examination of high need youth. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Institute for Social Capital, Inc.: Charlotte, NC.
  • Portwood, S. G., Boyd, A. S., Murdock, T. B., & Hamilton, J. (2011). Implementation of a program of outcomes research in residential treatment settings for children and youth: Outcomes for youth in care. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Institute for Social Capital, Inc.: Charlotte, NC.
  • Portwood, S. G., & Boyd, A. S. (2011). Implementation of a program of outcomes research in residential treatment settings for children and youth: Final report of activities for Phase II. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Institute for Social Capital, Inc.: Charlotte, NC.
  • Portwood, S. G., Brooks-Nelson, E., Parara-Rogers, C., & D’Angelo, A.* (2010). An evaluation of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Parent University Program: 2009-2010 Final report. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Institute for Social Capital, Inc.: Charlotte,
  • Herman-Smith, R., Portwood, S.G., & Brooks-Nelson, E. (2010). Tracking academic progress for Smart Start-funded Program Alumnae: Recommendations for continuing and enhancing outcome evaluation efforts across agencies. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Institute for Social Capital, Inc.: Charlotte, NC.
  • Portwood, S. G., Boyd, A. S., & Murdock, T. B. (2010). Implementation of a program of outcomes research in residential treatment settings for children and youth: Final report for Phase I. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Institute for Social Capital, Inc.: Charlotte, NC.

Elizabeth Racine, DrPH, RD, Associate Professor

  • Khan S*, Arif AA, Laditka JN, Racine EF. Prenatal Exposure to Secondhand Smoke May Increase the Risk of Postpartum Depressive Symptoms. Journal of Public Health. 2015; 37(3), 406-411.
  • Mueffelmann RE*, Racine EF, Warren-Findlow J, Coffman MJ. Perceived Infant Feeding Preferences of Significant Family Members and Mother’s Intention to Exclusively Breastfeed. Journal of Human Lactation. 2015; 31(3), 479-489.
  • Fink SK*, Racine EF, Mueffelmann RE*, Dean MN, Herman-Smith R. Family Meals and Diet Quality among Children and Adolescents in North Carolina. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2014; 46(5), 418-422.
  • Raja JY*, Arif A, Racine EF, Warren-Findlow J. Analysis of the Efficacy of the US Charity Care System. World Medical & Health Policy. 2013; 5(3), 233-244.
  • Racine EF, Wang Q, Laditka SB, Johnson CR*, Mignery A. The Characteristics and Concentration of SNAP Approved Stores and Community Health. Journal of Hunger and
  • Environmental Nutrition. 2013; 8(3), 350-361.
  • Lyerly JL*, Huber LRB, Warren-Findlow J, Racine EF, Dmochowski J. Is breakfast skipping associated with physical activity among US adolescents? A cross-sectional study of NHANES adolescents aged 12-19. Public Health Nutrition. 2013; 3(27):1-10.
  • Tait EM*, Laditka JN, Laditka SB, Nies MA, Racine EF, Tsulukidze MM. Reasons Why Older Americans Use Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Costly or Ineffective Conventional Medicine and Recommendations from Health Care Providers, Family and Friends. Educational Gerontology. In Press.
  • Racine EF, Coffman MJ, Chrimes DA*, Laditka SB. Evaluation of the Latino Food and Fun curriculum for low-income Latina mothers and their children: A pilot study. Hispanic Healthcare International. 2013; 11(1):31-7.
  • Racine EF, Lyerly J*, Troyer JL, Warren-Findlow J, McAuley WJ. The influence of home-delivered Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH) meals on body mass index, caloric intake, and percent of energy needs consumed among older adults with hypertension and/or hyperlipidemia Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2012;112(11):1755-62.
  • Racine EF, Mumford EA, Laditka SB, Lowe AE*. Understanding Characteristics of Families who buy Local Produce. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2013; 45(1):30-8.
  • Willits KA*, Troutman-Jordan ML, Nies MA, Racine EF, Platonova EA, Harris HL. Presence of Medical Home and School Attendance: An Analysis of the 2005-2006 National Survey of Children with Special Healthcare Needs. Journal of School Health. 2013, 83 (2): 93-8.
  • Willits KA*, Platonova EA, Nies MA, Racine EF, Troutman ML, Harris HL. Medical Home and Pediatric Primary Care Utilization among Children with Special Healthcare Needs. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. In Press.
  • Willits KA*, Nies MA, Racine EF, Troutman ML, Platonova EA, Harris HL Medical Home and Emergency Department Utilization among Children with Special Healthcare Needs: An Analysis of the 2005-2006 National Survey of Children with Special Healthcare Needs. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 2012;35 (3): 238-46.
  • Kulkarni SJ, Racine EF, Ramos B. Examining the relationship between Latinas’ perceptions about what constitutes domestic violence and domestic violence victimization. Violence and Victims. 2012;27(2):182-193.
  • Tait EM*, Laditka SB, Laditka JN, Nies MA, Racine EF. Praying for health among older adults in the United States: differences by ethnicity, gender and income. Journal of Religion, Spirituality, and Aging. In Press.
  • Racine EF, Debate RD, Gabriel KP, High RR. The relationship between media use and psychological and physical assets among 3rd to 5th grade girls. Journal of School Health. 2011;81(12):749-755.
  • Tait EM*, Laditka SB, Laditka JN, Nies MA, Racine EF. Use of complementary and alternative medicine for physical performance, energy, immune function, and general health among older women and men in the United States. Journal of Women and Aging. 2012;24(1):23-43.Updated June 12, 2013
  • Gabriel KP, DeBate RD, High R, Racine EF. Girls on the Run: A quasi-experimental evaluation of a developmentally focused youth sport program. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2011;8 (S2):S285-94.
  • Racine EF, Laditka SB, Dmochowski J, Alavanja M, Lee DC, Hoppin JA. Farming activities and carrying and lifting: The Agricultural Health Study. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2012;9(1):39-47.
  • Radcliff EG*, Racine EF, Huber LRB, Whitaker BE. Association between family composition and the well-being of vulnerable children in Nairobi, Kenya Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2012;16(6):1232-40
  • Racine EF, Troyer JL, Warren-Findlow J, McAuley WJ. The effect of medical nutrition therapy on changes in dietary knowledge and DASH diet adherence in older adults with cardiovascular disease. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging. 2011;15(10):868-76.
  • Martin CL*, Brunner Huber LR, Thompson ME, Racine EF. Serum micronutrient concentrations and risk of uterine fibroids. Journal of Women’s Health. 2011; 20(6): 915-922.
  • Troyer JL, Racine EF, Ngugi GW, McAuley WJ. The effect of home-delivered Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH) meals on the diets of older adults with cardiovascular disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010;91(5):1204-1212.
  • Racine EF, Vaughn AS*, Laditka SB. Farmers' Market use among African-American women participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2010;110(3):441-446.

Dr. William Saunders, PhD, Assistant Professor

  • Saunders WB, Nguyen H, Kalsekar I. Real-world glycemic outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes initiating exenatide once weekly and liraglutide once daily: a restrospective cohort study. In final development for submission to the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.
  • Saunders W, Racine E, Gavarkavich D, Ledford M, Friedberger EG, Alcorn D, Ruban, C. Cabarrus County Childhood Obesity Action Plan. In final development for submission as a Community Case Study to the CDC Preventing Chronic Disease online journal.
  • Zedler B, Saunders W, Joyce A, Vick C, Murrelle E. Research Validation of a Screening Risk Index for Prescription Opioid Overdose or Serious Opioid-Related Respiratory Depression in a National Commercial Health Plan Claims Database. Submitted to the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
  • Warren-Findlow J, Platonova EA, Hutchison JA, & Saunders W. Patient Perceptions of Patient-Centered Medical Home Characteristics and Satisfaction with Free Clinic Services (AJMQ-15-145). Submitted to the American Journal of Medical Quality.
  • Holdridge KC, Sorsaburu S, Houston JP, Saunders W. Characteristics and mortality among hospitalized patients treated with intramuscular antipsychotics: analysis of a United States hospitaldatabase. Curr Drug Safety 5(3):203-11, 2010.
  • Holdridge KC, Sorsaburu S, Houston JP, Saunders W. Characteristics and mortality among hospitalized patients treated with intramuscular antipsychotics: analysis of a United States hospital database. Curr Drug Safety 5(3):203-11, 2010.
  • Mahmoud NN, Turpin RS, Yang G, Saunders WB. Impact of surgical site infections on length of stay and costs in selected colorectal procedures. Surg Infect (Larchmt) 10(6): 539-44, 2009.
  • Iyer S, Saunders WB, Stemkowski S. Economic burden of postoperative ileus associated with colectomy in the United States. J Managed Care Pharm (JMCP) 15(6): 485-94, 2009.
  • Blanchette CM, Joshi AV, Szpalski M, Gunzburg R, Du Bois M, Donceel P, Saunders WB: Burden of blood transfusion in knee and hip surgery in the US and Belgium. Journal of Medical Economics 12(3): 171-179, 2009.

Dr. Gary Silverman, DEnv, Professor

  • Silverman, G.S. and M.K. Wally. 2015. Preparation of environmental studies and sciences students to participate in the environmental risk dialogue. J Environ Stud Sci. DCI 10.1007/s13412-015-0331-z.
  • Kubasek, N. K. and G. S. Silverman, 2014. Environmental Law. Eighth edition. Prentice Hall Publishers, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. (seventh edition 2011, sixth edition 2008, fifth edition 2005, fourth edition 2002, third edition 2000, second edition 1997, first edition 1994)
  • Assefa, N. Haidar, J., Kassa, H., Khuder, S. and Silverman, G.S. 2013. Sexual behavior and determinants of condom use among HIV/AIDS patients currently on antiretroviral therapy (AFT): Evidence from the northeastern region of Ethiopia. East African Journal of Public Health 10(4) pp. 601-609.
  • UNC Charlotte and Gaston County Effort to Monitor and Protect Region’s Groundwater funded by a grant from the CDC, the “Healthy Wells” program will run through August 31, 2020. (active project)
  • Kassa, H., G.S. Silverman and K.Baroudi. 2010. Effect of a manager training and certification program on food safety and hygiene in foodservice operations. Environmental Health Insights 4: pp.1-8.

James Studnicki, PhD, Professor

  • Studnicki J, Craver C, Blanchette CM, Fisher JW, Shahbazi S. A cross-sectional retrospective analysis of the regionalization of complex surgery. BMC Surgery. 2014, Aug 16; 14:55. Doi: 101186/1471-2482-14-55.
  • Touati H, Ras ZW, Studnicki J. Meta-actions as a tool for action rules evaluation, in Feature Selection for Data and Pattern Recognition (Stanczyk and Jain, Eds.) Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 584, Springer-Verlag 2014.
  • Touati H, Ras ZW, Studnicki J, Wieczorkowska A. Side effects analysis based on action sets for medical treatments. Proceedings of the Third ECML-PKDD Workshop on New Frontiers in Mining Complex Patterns. Nancy, France, September15-19, 2014: 172-183.
  • Hajja A, Touati H, Ras ZW, Studnicki J, Wieczorkouska A. Predicting negative side effects of surgeries through clustering. Post-Proceedings of the Third ECML-PKDD Workshop on New Frontiers in Mining Complex Patterns, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer 2014 (will appear).
  • Touati H, Ras ZW, Studnicki J, Wieszorkouska AA. Mining surgical meta-actions effects with variable diagnoses numbers. 21st. International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems (Roskilde, Denmark, June 25-27, 2014). Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI), Springer-Verlag, Vol. 8502, 2014, 254-263.
  • Studnicki J, Ekezue BF, Tsulukidze M, Honore P, Moonesinghe R, Fisher JW. Classification tree analysis of race-specific subgroups at risk for a central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection. Joint Commission Journal of Patient Safety and Quality. 2014;40(3): 134-143.
  • Studnicki J, Mackinnon SJ, Fisher JW. (2014) Racial disparity in years of potential life lost to induced abortions. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2014; 4(1): 8-12.
  • Studnicki J, Fisher JW. Determining community health status priorities in an online analytic processing (OLAP) environment. The Online Journal of Public Health Informatic. 2013;5(2): 1-10.
  • Studnicki J, Ekezue BF, Tsulukidze M, Honore P, Moonesinghe R, Fisher JW. Disparity in race-specific comorbidities associated with central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection (AHRQ- PSI7 ). American Journal of Medical Quality. 2013; 8(6); 525-532.
  • Studnicki J, Ekezue BF, Tsulukidze M, Honore P, Moonesinghe R, Fisher JW. Classification tree analysis of race-specific subgroups at risk for a central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection. Joint Commission Journal of Patient Safety and Quality. 2013. (accepted and in press).
  • Studnicki J, Platonova EA, Fisher JW. Hospital-level variation in the percentage of admissions originating in the emergency department. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2012;30, 1441-1446.James Studnicki, Sc.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., Curriculum Vitae Page 3 of 15
  • Studnicki J, Platonova EA, Fisher JW. Hospital-level variation in the percentage of admissions originating in the emergency department. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2012;30
  • Studnicki J, Platonova EA, Eichelberger CN, Fisher JW. Extent and patterns of community collaboration in local health departments: An exploratory survey. BMC Research Notes. 2011;4(1): 387.
  • Studnicki J, Fisher JW, Tsulukidze MM, Taylor YJ, Salandy S, Laditka JN. Career phase of board certified general surgeons: Workload composition and outcomes. Archives of Surgery. 2011;146(11):1307-1313.
  • Studnick J, Fisher JW, Eichelberger C, Bridger C, Angelon-Gaetz K, Nelson D. Beyond frameworks, web-sites and report cards: Evolving an analytic culture for population health improvement. Journal of Healthcare Information Management. 2011;25(3):68-73.
  • Studnicki J, Fisher J, Eichelberger C, Bridger C, Angelon-Gaetz K, Nelson D. NC CATCH: Advancing public health analytics. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics. 2010;2(3). Available: http://ojphi.org/article/view/3348/2754 
  • Studnicki J, Fisher JW, Kamble S. Race-differentiated outcomes in multiple special healthcare taxing districts. American Journal of Preventative Medicine. 2010;38(3): 311-316.
  • Platonova EA, Studnicki J, Fisher JW, Bridger C. Local health department priority setting: An exploratory study. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2010; 16(2):140-147.

Michael Thompson, PhD, Associate Professor/MHA Program Director

  • Khachadourian V, Truzyan N, Harutyunyan A, Thompson ME, Harutyunyan T, Petrosyan V. People-Centered Tuberculosis Care versus Standard Directly Observed Therapy: Study Protocol for a Clustered Randomized Controlled Trial. Trials; 2015: 16:281; doi: 10.1186/s13063-015-0802-2.
  • Piper CN, Chakalakal S, Sebastin N, Warren-Findlow J, Thompson ME. Race, socioeconomic status, HRQoL, and self-care of Type 2 diabetes mellitus among adults in North Carolina. Southern Medical Journal 4 April 2015;108(4): 212-6; doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000000258.
  • Grigoryan R, Thompson ME, Crape B, Hekimian K. Explaining Women’s High Satisfaction with Objectively Poor Quality Childbirth Services: Armenia as a Case Study. Health Care for Women International P2015 j; 36(1): 121-134. doi10.1080/07399332.2014.946507. Epub 08 Oct 2014
  • Shahbazi S. Arif AA, Portwood SG, Thompson ME. Smoking among Healthcare Professionals. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health. Published online 1 April 2014; doi: 10.1177/2150131914527618.
  • Graham LE, Brunner Huber LR, Thompson ME. Ersek JL. Does amount of weight gain during pregnancy modify the association between obesity and cesarean section delivery? Birth March 2014; 41(1):93-99; DOI: 10.1111/birt.12095.
  • Sahakyan Y, Thompson ME, Abrahamyan L. Sex differences in long-term outcomes of patients with percutaneous coronary intervention: the Armenian experience. Healthcare in Low-resource Settings. 2013, 1:e17; doi:10.4081/hls.2013.e17.
  • Warren-Findlow J, Laditka JN, Thompson ME, Laditka SB. Effects of Social Ties on Self-Rated Physical Health among African American Adults. Journal of the National Medical Association 2013; 105(1):23-32.
  • Piper CN, Polite-Middleton T, Warren-Findlow J, Thompson ME, Sebastian N, Akindahunsi Y. Racial Influences on Diabetes Management among Adults in North Carolina. Ethnicity & Disease 2013; 23(3):316-21.
  • Thompson ME, Harutyunyan TL, Dorian AH. A first aid training course for primary health care providers in Nagorno Karabagh: Assessing knowledge retention. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine; December 2012; 27(6): 509-514; doi:10.1017/S1049023X1200132X.
  • Demichyan A, Petrosyan V, Thompson ME. Gender differences in predictors of self-rated health in Armenia: a population-based study of an economy in transition. International Journal for Equity in Health; 2012; 11:67; doi:10.1186/1475-9276-11-67.
  • Turner DP, Thompson ME, Brunner Huber LR, Arif AA. Depressive Symptoms and Academic Performance of North Carolina College Students. North Carolina Medical Journal 2012; 73 (3): 169-175.
  • Aghabekyan S, Thompson ME, Abrahamyan L. Medication Noncompliance and Patient Satisfaction Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Armenia. Journal of Interventional Cardiology; 2012; doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8183.2012.00743.x. Published online 21 May 2012
  • Demirchyan A., Petrosyan V, Thompson ME. Psychometric value of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) scale for screening of depressive symptoms in Armenian Population. J Affect Disord. 2011; 133: 489-98; doi:10.1016/j.jad.2011.04.042.
  • Warren-Findlow J, Laditka JN, Laditka SB, Thompson ME. Associations between Social Relationships and Emotional Well-Being In Middle-Aged and Older African Americans. Research on Aging 2011; 33 (6):713 – 734; DOI 10.1177/0164027511411928
  • Artikova V. Thompson ME, Platonova E, Pyle GF, Saimatov T. Trends in traffic crashes and injuries in The Republic of Kyrgyzstan, 2003-2007. Bulletin of the World Health Organization; 2011; 89:345–351; doi:10.2471/BLT.10.084434.
  • Martin CL, Brunner Huber LR, Thompson, ME, Racine EF. Serum Micronutrient Concentrations and Odds of Uterine Fibroids. Journal of Women’s Health, 2011; 20(6): 915-922; DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2009.1782
  • Thompson, ME, Dorian, AH, Harutyunan, TL. Identifying priority healthcare trainings in frozen conflict situations: The case of Nagorno Karabagh. Conflict and Health, 2010; 4(21), doi:10.1186/1752-1505-4-2.
  • Movsisyan NK, Thompson ME, Petrosyan V. Attitudes, practices, and beliefs toward worksite smoking among administrators of private and public enterprises in Armenia. Tobacco Control. 2010; 19(4):274-278. Doi: 10.1136/tc.2009.031658 Published online 15 June 2010.
  • Ersek JL, Brunner Huber LR, Thompson ME, Warren-Findlow J. Satisfaction and discontinuation of contraception by contraceptive method among university women. Maternal and Child Health Journal. doi: 10.1007/s10995-010-0610-y. Published online 29 April 2010.
  • Harutyuan TL, Demirchyan A, Thompson ME, Petrosyan V. Primary health care facility performance assessment in Armenia. Leadership in Health Services, 2010, 23(2):141-155 doi: 10.1108/17511871011040724.

Jan Warren-Findlow, PhD, Associate Professor/MSPH and Certificate Program Director

  • Smith, K., Brunner Huber, L., Issel, M., & Warren-Findlow, J. (accepted). "The Association between Maternal Depression during Pregnancy and Adverse Birth Outcomes: A Retrospective Cohort Study of PRAMS Participants". Journal of Community Health.
  • Piper, C. N., Chalakalal, S., Sebastian, N., Warren-Findlow, J., & Thompson, M. (2015). Race, socioeconomic status, HRQoL, and self-care of Type 2 diabetes mellitus among adults in North Carolina. Southern Medical Journal, 108(4): 212-216.
  • Mueffelmann, R. E., Racine, E. F., Warren-Findlow, J., & Coffman, M. J. (2015). Perceived infant feeding preferences of significant family members and mother’s intention to exclusively breastfeed. Journal of Human Lactation 31(3): 479-489.
  • Warren-Findlow, J., Hutchison, J. A., Patel, P., Dulin, M., Tapp, H., & Kuhn, L. (2014). Assessing health literacy of hypertensive patients in a primary care setting using a self-administered questionnaire. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 25(4): 1833-43.
  • Hutchison, J. A., Warren-Findlow, J., Dulin, M., Tapp, H., & Kuhn, L. (2014). The association between health literacy and diet adherence among primary care patients with hypertension. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 7(2):109-126.
  • Farley, K. E., Huber, L. R., Warren-Findlow, J., & Ersek, J. L. (2014). The association between contraceptive use at the time of conception and hypertensive disorders during pregnancy: A retrospective cohort study of PRAMS participants. Maternal and Child Health, 18(8): 1779-85.
  • Raja, J., Arif, A., Warren-Findlow, J., & Racine, E. F. (2013). Analysis of the Efficacy of the US Charity Care System. World Medical & Health Policy, 5(3):233-244.
  • Warren-Findlow, J., Basalik, D. W., Dulin, M., Tapp, H., & Kuhn, L. (2013). Preliminary Validation of the Hypertension Self-Care Activity Level Effects (H-SCALE) and Clinical Blood Pressure Among Patients with Hypertension. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 15(9): 637-643
  • Webb, J. B., Warren-Findlow, J., Chou, Y., & Adams, L. (2013). Do you see what I see?: An exploration of inter-ethnic ideal body size comparisons among college women. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 10: 369-379. doi: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2013.03.005.
  • *Lyerly, J., Huber, L. R., Warren-Findlow, J., Racine, E. F., & Dmochowski, J. (2014). Is breakfast skipping associated with physical activity among US adolescents? A cross-sectional study of NHANES adolescents aged 12-19. Public Health Nutrition, 17(4): 896-905. doi:10.1017/S1368980013000700
  • Piper, C. N., Polite-Middleton, T., Warren-Findlow, J., Thompson, M., Sebastian, N., & Akindahunsi, Y. (2013). Racial influences on diabetes management among adults in North Carolina. Ethnicity & Disease, 23(3): 316-21. 
  • Racine, E. F., *Lyerly, J. , Troyer, J., Warren-Findlow, J., & McAuley, W. J. (2012). The influence of home-delivered Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH) meals on body mass index, caloric intake, and percent of energy needs consumed among older adults with hypertension and/or hyperlipidemia. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 112(11): 1755-1762.
  • Davis, C. S. & Warren-Findlow, J. (2012). The mystery of the troubled breast: Examining cancer and social support through fictional narrative ethnography. Qualitative Communication Research, 1(3): 291-314.
  • Warren-Findlow, J., Laditka, J. N., Thompson, M. E., & Laditka, S. B. (accepted). Effects of social ties on self-rated physical health among African American adults. Journal of the National Medical Association.
  • Warren-Findlow, J., Laditka, J. N., Laditka, S. B., & Thompson, M. E. (2011). Associations between social relationships and emotional well-being in middle-aged and older African Americans. Research on Aging, 33(6): 713-734. DOI: 10.1177/0164027511411928
  • Warren-Findlow, J., Seymour, R. B., & Huber, L. R. (2012). The association between self-efficacy and hypertension self-care activities among African American adults. Journal of Community Health, 37(1): 15-25. doi:10.1007/s10900-011-9410-6
  • Davis, C. S. & Warren-Findlow, J. (2011). Coping with trauma through fictional narrative ethnography: A primer. Journal of Loss & Trauma, 16: 563-572.
  • Racine, E. F., Troyer, J., Warren-Findlow, J., & McAuley, W. J. (2011). The effect of medical nutrition therapy on changes in dietary knowledge and DASH diet adherence in older adults with cardiovascular disease. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 15(10): 868-76.
  • Warren-Findlow, J. & Seymour, R. B. (2011). Prevalence rates of hypertension self-care activities among African Americans. Journal of the National Medical Association, 103(6): 503-512.
  • Warren-Findlow, J., Seymour, R. B., & Shenk, D. (2011). Intergenerational transmission of chronic illness self-care: Results from the Caring for Hypertension in African American Families study. The Gerontologist, 51(1): 64-75. doi:10.1093/geront/gnq077
  • Warren-Findlow, J., Price, A. E., Hochhalter, A. K., & Laditka, J. N. (2010). Primary care providers’ sources and preferences for cognitive health information in the United States. Health Promotion International, 25(4): 464-473. doi:10.1093/heapro/daq043
  • *Ersek, J. L ., Brunner Huber, L. R., Thompson, M. E., & Warren-Findlow, J. (2011). Satisfaction and discontinuation of contraception by contraceptive method among university women. Maternal and Child Health, 15: 497-506. doi:10.1007/s10995-010-0610-y
  • Warren-Findlow, J. & Issel, L. M. (2010). Stress and coping in African American women with chronic heart disease: A Cultural Cognitive Coping Model. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 21(1), 45-54. doi:10.1177/1043659609348622

Dr. Pilar Zuber, PhD, Lecturer

  • Alcohol Use and Mental Health Issues in Fifth-year College Students (Dissertation project)  Role: Primary Investigator (Dissertation Project) September 2010- March 2012
  • Why do College Students Drink Alcohol?: A Qualitative Thematic Analysis of College Students’ Perceptions of Alcohol Use on Campus Role: Primary Investigator March 2010- March 2011
  • LBST 2214 Redesign, Phase 2: Transitioning to the Online Environment Role: Project Manager June 2010- May 2011 Funded by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • LBST 2214 Redesign, Phase 1: Increasing Student Engagement and Performance, While Decreasing Costs in the Delivery of a Large Lecture General Education Course  Role: Project Manager May 2009- May 2010 Funded by the University of North Carolina General Administration