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Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

College of Public Health

Faculty and Student Scholarly Activities

Biostats and Epidemiology


Students, faculty and staff in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology work together on many scholarly activities across diverse issues concerning populations and their health.  Spring 2017 proved to be productive.  Below is a listing of the dissemination of the Department’s contributions to public health.


Faculty and Student Scholarly Activities

National Research Meetings 

Mando R, Balagoni H, Reddy K, Bansal A, Aregbe A, Cuervo-Pardo N, Bajaj K, Zheng S, Dula M, Kozinetz C, Young M, Chakradhar R, Gonzalez-Estrada A. (2017) YouTube as a Source of Information for Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome: A Critical Appraisal. Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). Chicago, Illinois, USA. May 6 – May 9. 

Quinn M, Obenauer J, Curtis A. (2017) Spatial Analysis of Mosquito-borne Illness Prevalence in Nueva Vida, Nicaragua. Poster presentation at the Society for Epidemiologic Research. Seattle, Washington, USA. June 20 – 23. 

Reddy K, Mando R, Alvarez-Arango S, Bansal A, Gabriel J, Reddy S, Cuervo-Pardo L, Dula M, Zheng S, Kozinetz C, Gonzalez-Estrada A, Malkani A, Reddy C. (2017) YouTube and Eosinophilic Esophagitis: An Assessment of the Educational Quality of Information. Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). Chicago, Illinois, USA. May 6 – May 9.

Regional Research Venues

Bansal A, Reddy K, Mando R, Alvarez-Arango S, Gabriel J, Reddy S, Cuervo-Pardo L, Malkani A, Reddy C, Zheng S, Dula M, Kozinetz C, Gonzalez-Estrada A. (2017) YouTube and Eosinophilic Esophagitis: An Assessment of the Educational Quality of Information.  2017 Appalachian Student Research Forum. Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. April 11 – April 12. 

Balagoni H, Mando R, Reddy K, Bansal A, Aregbe A, Bajaj K, Zheng S, Dula M, Kozinetz C, Cuervo-Pardo N, Young M, Reddy C, Gonzalez-Estrada A. (2017) You Tube as a Source of Information for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Critical Appraisal.  2017 Appalachian Student Research Forum. Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. April 11 – April 12. 

Caldara G, Obenauer J, Quinn M. (2017) An Analysis of Gender Attitudes and Forced Sex among College Students in South Central Appalachia. Poster presentation presented at the 2017 Appalachian Student Research Forum. Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. April 11 – April 12. 

Choksi C, Wang K, Liu Y, Oni O, Ouedraogo Y, Zheng S. (2017) Effects of Buprenorphine and Methadone on Hypertension in Patients with Opioid Dependence: a Randomized Clinical Trial Study. Oral presentation at the 2017 Appalachian Student Research Forum. Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. April 11 – April 12. 

Elom H, Liu Y, Peng Z, James T, Zheng S. (2017) Association Between Asthma, Obesity, Sleep Loss, Physical Activity and Substance Use Among the U.S. Adolescents: Findings from YRBS 2015. Oral presentation at the 2017 Appalachian Student Research Forum. Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. April 11 – April 12. 

Loudermilk E, Obenauer J,Quinn M. (2017) Association between Physician/Hospital Visits and Hospitalizations for Mosquito-borne Illness in Nueva Vida, Nicaragua. Poster presentation at the 2017 Appalachian Student Research Forum. Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. April 11 – April 12. 

Loudermilk E, Subedi P, Brooks B*, Alamian A. Investigation of Child Sexual Abuse Impact on Binge Drinking Among Adults in the U.S. Poster presentation at the 2017 Appalachian Student Research Forum. Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. April 11 – April 12. 

Loudermilk E, Veeranki SP*, Quinn M, Zheng S, Rotimi O. (2017) Association of Sexual Abuse and Exposure to Parental Substance Abuse Behavior During Childhood with Drunk Driving in U.S. Adults. Oral presentation at the 2017 Appalachian Student Research Forum. Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. April 11 – April 12. 

Obenauer J, Quinn M, Li Y, Joyner A. (2017) Future Risk from the Ae. Aegypti Vector: Modeling the Effects of Climate Change and Human Population Density on Habitat Suitability. Oral presentation at the 2017 Appalachian Student Research Forum. Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. April 11 – April 12. 

Oni O, Veeranki S*, Liu Y, Peng Z, Rotimi O, Zheng S. (2017) Association between heavy alcohol consumption and coronary heart disease among U.S. adults: using the 2015 BRFSS annual survey data. Poster presentation at the 2017 Appalachian Student Research Forum. Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. April 11 – April 12. 

Owens H, Loudermilk E, Obenauer J, Quinn M. (2017) Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Mental Health. Poster presentation at the 2017 Appalachian Student Research Forum. Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. April 11 – April 12. 

Sayam S, Alamian A, Brooks B*, Fapo O, and Zheng S. (2017) Association Between Bullying Victimization and Failure to Use Condom in Last Sexual Intercourse Among U.S. High School Students. Poster presentation at the 2017 Appalachian Student Research Forum. Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. April 11 – April 12. 

Sayam S, Obenauer J, Quinn M. (2017) Spatial Analysis of Doctor Visits and Hospitalization from Mosquito Borne Illnesses in Nueva Vida, Nicaragua. Oral presentation at the 2017 Appalachian Student Research Forum. Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. April 11 – April 12. 

Sayam S, Wang K, Zheng S, Li Y, Wang L, Liu Y. (2017) Prevalence of Diabetes in US. Veterans: Findings from NHANES 2005-2014. Poster presentation at the 2017 Appalachian Student Research Forum. Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. April 11 – April 12. 

Umwali H, Elom H, Veeranki SP*, Liu Y, Peng Z, Zheng S. (2017) Obesity Among First and Second Generation Hispanic Adolescents in the United States: Insights from 2011-2012 National Survey of Children’s Health. Poster presentation at the 2017 Appalachian Student Research Forum. Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. April 11 – April 12.

Publications

Brooks B*, Pack RP, McBee M, Alamian A. (2017) The Effects of Rurality on Substance Use Disorder Diagnosis: A Multiple-Groups Latent Class Analysis. Addictive Behaviors. May(68):24-29. 

Kozinetz CA, Zheng S, Mogusu E. (2017) The Use of Vital Statistics Data for Research of Consequence: Birth Outcomes and Population Health in a Rural Region. Journal of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine. (3)1:123. 

Wang L, Southerland J, Wang K, Bailey B, Alamian A, Stevens M, Wang Y. (2017) Ethnic Differences in Risk Factors for Obesity Among Adults in California, United States. Journal of Obesity. Article ID 2427483. 

Zheng S, Mogusu E, Veeranki SP*, Quinn MA, Cao Y. (2017) The Relationship Between the Mean, Median and Mode with Unimodal Grouped Data. Communications in Statistics-Theory and Method. 46(9): 4285-4295.


Note:
ETSU Biostatistics & Epidemiology Faculty are indicated with Underlining.
ETSU Biostatistics & Epidemiology Students are indicated with Bold Text.
ETSU Biostatistics & Epidemiology Alumni* are indicated with an Asterisk.

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