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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.  Fall 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

Faculty and Student Scholarly Activities

National Research Meetings 

Alamian A. (2017) Epidemiology of Opioid Abuse and Misuse in America. American College of Clinical Pharmacology 2017 Annual Meeting. San Diego, California, USA. September 17 - 19. 

Alamian A (Co-Chair), Harirforoosh S (Co-Chair). (2017) Opioid Abuse and Misuse: a Rising Epidemic in America. American College of Clinical Pharmacology 2017 Annual Meeting. San Diego, California, USA. September 17 – 19. 

Alamin A,  Alamian A, Mamudu H, Paul TK, Wang L, Subedi P*, Budoff M. (2017) Associations between Multiple Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Diabetes among Asymptomatic Individuals in a Hard-to-Reach Population. American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting and Exposition. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. November 4 – 8. 

Alhassan BA*, Cutshaw L, Marrs J, Peterson J, Clark WA, Alamian A. (2017) Efficacy of Adipocytokines, C-Peptide and Ghrelin for Detecting Cardiometabolic Risk in Pre-Adolescent Hispanic Children. American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting and Exposition. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. November 4 – 8. 

Elom H, Nwabueze C, Liu Y, Wang KS. (2017) Prevalence and Risk Factors of Hypertension among Cocaine-Dependent Individuals in a Multi-Centered Clinical Trial. American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. November 4 - 8. 

Elom H, Nwabueze C, Wang K, Liu S, Liu Y. (2017) Prevalence and Risk Factors of Hypertension among Cocaine-Dependent Individuals in a Multi-Centered Clinical Trial. American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting and Exposition. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. November 4 – 8.

Holt N*, Alamian A, Slawson D, Zheng S. (2017) Child, Family, and Community Factors and the Utilization of Oral Health Services in Early Childhood. American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting and Exposition. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. November 4 – 8. 

Littleton M, Mamudu H, Wang L, Southerland J, Masters P, Roberson C, Collins C. (2017) Findings from a Community-Based Assessment Used to Develop a Population Health Improvement Plan for Tobacco Control. American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting and Exposition. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. November 4 – 8.

Liu Y, Wang K, Sayam S*, Zheng S, Li Y, Wang L. Prevalence of Diabetes and its Trend in U.S. Veterans, 2005-2014. American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting and Exposition. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. November 4 – 8. 

Loudermilk E, Fell A, Obenauer J*, Zheng S, Kainer MA. (2017) Effective Healthcare Personnel (HCP) Flu Vaccination Policies in Acute Care Hospitals across Tennessee. IDWeek 2017. San Diego, California, USA. October 4 – 8. 

Murrell DE, Harirforoosh S, Wang KS, Moorman JP, Cluck DB. (2017) Genetic Polymorphisms in ABCB1, SLC15A2, and VKORC1 Genes are Associated with Several Adverse Events in HIV Integrase Stand Transfer Inhibitor Usage. American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Annual Meeting and Exposition. San Diego, California, USA. November 12 - 15.

Nwabueze C, Liu Y, Elom H, Zheng S, Wang KS. (2017) Prevalence and Correlates of Major Depressive Disorder among Opioid Dependent Patients: Finding from a Randomised Clinical Trial. American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting and Exposition. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. November 4 – 8. 

O’Connell B, Quinn M, Scheuerman P, Slawson D. (2017) Biosand Water Filter Evaluation: Pilot Study of Field Use Indicators. American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. November 4 - 8. 

Odame E, Silver K, Hoffman K, Kelly M, Wang KS. (2017) Comparative Prevalence of Heat-Related Illnesses (HRIs) in Outdoor and Indoor Tomato Workers. American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. November 4 - 8. 

Ouedraogo Y, Liu Y, Lu Y, Wang KS. (2017) Pleiotropic Effects of Single Nucleotide Polymorphophisms of EDIL3 Gene: Association with Cancer, Obesity, and Type 2 Diabetes. American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. November 4 - 8. 

Quinn M, Collins K*, Caldara G, Owens H, Ozodiegwu I, Loudermilk E, Stinson J. (2017) Modification of the Adverse Childhood Experiences International Questionnaire for Cultural Competency: Methods for Understanding Childhood Trauma in Low-Resource Settings. Sexual Violence Research Initiative Forum. Rio de Janiero, Brazil. September 18 – 21.  

Robertson C, Mamudu H, Wang L, Owusu D*, Boghozian R, Collins C, Holdon G. (2017) An Application of the Collaborative Approach to Tobacco Control Efforts in Marginalized Communities. American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting and Exposition. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. November 4 – 8. 

Sayam S*, Alamian A, Brooks B*, Zheng S. Association between Bullying Victimization and Risky Sexual Behaviors among U.S. High School Students. American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting and Exposition. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. November 4 – 8. 

Slawson D, Relyea G, Middlebrooks J, Dula T, Mozen D, Littleton M, Southerland J, Wang L, Ratliff M. (2017) Dietary Quality Sugar Intake, and Body Mass Index have an Impact on Dental Health among Appalachian Adolescents: Results from Team Up for Health Living. American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting and Exposition. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. November 4 – 8. 

Subedi P*, Alamian A, Brooks B*, Alamian A, Zheng S. (2017) Association between Sleep Duration during Adolescence and Violent Behavior among Young Adults in the United States. APHC-Delta Omega Poster Session of the American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. November 4 - 8.

Umwali H, Zheng S, Veeranki SP*, Liu Y, Elom H. (2017) Obesity among First and Second Generation Hispanic Adolescents in the United States: Insights from 2011-2012 National Survey of Children’s Health. American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting and Exposition. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. November 4 – 8.

Wang KS. (2017) Family-Based Genome-Wide Association Study Identified Novel Loci Associated with Major Depressive Disorder and Alzheimer’s Disease. Second Meeting of the Oversea Chinese Association for Psychiatric Diseases at Beijing Huilongguan Hospital. Beijing, China. November 17 - 19.

Wang KS, Liu Y, Liu X, Gong S*, Xu C. Luo X. (2017) Genetic Variants in DOK5 Gene are Associated with Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Risk and Age at Onset of Alzheimer's Disease. American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. November 4 - 8.

Wang KS, Liu Y, Wang N, Elom H, Xie X, Wang L. (2017) Weighted Principal Component Regression Analysis of Cancer Information Seeking Behaviors with Colorectal Cancer Screening. American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. November 4 - 8. 

Wang KS, Liu X, Liu Y, Choksi C*, Xu C, Xie C. (2017) Longitudinal Study of Treatment Effects on Opioid Dependence Using Linear Mixed Models in a Clinical Trial. American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. November 4 - 8. 

Wang L, Zhao Y, Wang H, Wang Y. (2017) Fast Food Consumption and Obesity and Hypertension: The Childhood Obesity Study in China Mega-cities. Obesity Society Annual Meeting during Obesity Week. Washington, District of Columbia, USA.  October 29 - November 2. 

Wang N, Ouedraogo Y, Liu Y, Xie X. (2017) Factor Structure of Past Alcohol and Drug Use with Unmet of Mental Health Services Use among US Adults: Results from the NSDUH 2015. American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. November 4 - 8. 

Xu C, Liu Y, Nwabueze C, Liu S, Luo X, Wang KS. (2017) Substance Use, Mood and Anxiety Disorders among Opioid Dependence in a Randomized Trial. American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting and Exposition. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. November 4 – 8. 

Regional Research Venues

Baker K, Quinn, M, Ariyo T, Peluso A, Smyth M, Cano A, Peterson A, Mwirigi K, Owens HO. (2017) Exploring Adverse Childhood Experiences among Mothers and Daughters in South Central Appalachia. Adverse Childhood Experiences Southeastern Summit.  Asheville, North Carolina, USA. October 19 – 21.  

Obenauer J*, Quinn M. (2017) Tennessee Stroke Registry Report 2016. Tennessee Public Health Association Annual Educational Conference. Franklin, Tennessee, USA. September 13 – 15. 

Owens H, Loudermilk E, Quinn M. (2017) Effects of physical and sexual abuse on mental health. Tennessee Public Health Association Annual Educational Conference. Franklin, Tennessee, USA. September 13 – 15. 

Publications 

Buzi RS, Smith PB, Kozinetz CA, Wiemann CM. (2017) Pregnant Adolescents as Perpetrators and Victims of Intimate Partner Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/0886260517704228. 

Curtis A, Quinn M, Obenauer J*. (2017) Improving Local health response to Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika in a data poor, informal community in Nicaragua. Applied Geography. 87:197-206. 

Decosimo A, Hanson J, Boland CB, Slawson D, Littleton M, Quinn M. (2017) Process Evaluation: Playing to Live! A Community Psychosocial Arts Program during Ebola. Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences. 11(1)176-199. 

Fadul N, Coututier J, Yu X, Kozinetz C, Arduino R, Lewis DE. (2017) Treatment-Naïve HIV-Infected Patients have Fewer Gut-Homing B7 Memory CD4 T Cells than Healthy Controls. Southern Medical Journal. 110(11):709-713.

Gallo LM, Fankhauser N, Gonzalez YM, Liu H, Liu Y, Nickel JC, Iwasaki LR. (2017) Jaw Closing Movements and Sex Differences in Temporomandibular Joint Energy Densities. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. 00:1-7. 

Hanson J, Faley P, Quinn M. (2017) Analysis of the Liberia Ebola Survivors’ Support System (ESSS). Integrative Journal of Global Health. 1(2). 

Li Y, Odame EA, Silver K, Zheng S. (2017) Comparing Urban and Rural Vulnerability to Heat-Related Mortality: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Global Epidemiology and Environmental Health. (2017):9-15.

Liu Y, Ozodiegwu ID, Nickel JC, Wang K, Iwasaki LR. (2017) Self-Reported Health and Behavioral Factors are Associated with Metabolic Syndrome in Americans Aged 40 and Over. Preventive Medicine Reports. 7:193-197.

Liu Y, Sayam S*, Shao X, Wang KS, Zheng Z, Li Y, Wang L. (2017) Prevalence of and trends in Diabetes among Veterans in the United States, 2005-2014. Preventing Chronic Disease. (14):E135.

Liu Y, Wang KS, Maisonet M, Wang L, Zheng S. (2017) Associations of Lifestyle Factors (Smoking, Alcohol Consumption, Diet and Physical Activity) with Type 2 Diabetes among American Adults From National Health And Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2005–2014. Journal of Diabetes. 9(9):846-854. 

Owusu D*, Quinn, M, Wang K, Aibangbee J*, Mamudu H. (2017) Intention to Quit Smoking in 14 Low and Middle Income Countries Based on the Transtheoretical Model. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 178:425-429. 

Paul T, Bhatheja S, Panchal H, Zheng S, Banerjee S, Rao S, Guzman L, Beohar N, Zhao D, Mehran R, Mukherjee D. (2017) Outcomes of Saphenous Vein Graft Intervention with and without Embolic Protection Device: A Comprehensive Review and Meta-Analysis. Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions. 10(12): e005538.

Wang KS, Liu X, Ategbole M*, Xie X, Liu Y, Xu C, Xie C, Sha Z. (2017) Generalized Linear Mixed Model Analysis of Urban-Rural Differences in Social and Behavioral Factors for Colorectal Cancer Screening. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 18(9):2581-2589. 

Wang KS, Liu Y, Gong S*, Xu C, Xie X, Wang L, Luo X. (2017) Bayesian Cox Proportional Hazards Model in Survival Analysis of HACE1 Gene with Age at Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease. International Journal of Clinical Biostatistics and Biometrics. 3(1).

Wang KS, Liu X, Pan Y, Owusu D*, Xu C. (2017) Comparison of Cox Regression and Parametric Models for Survival Analysis of Genetic Variants in HNF1B Gene Related to Age at Onset of Cancer. Journal of Data Science. 5(3):423-442.

Wang KS, Liu Y, Xie X, Gong S*, Xu C, Sha Z. (2017) Principal Component Regression Analysis of Nutrition Factors and Physical Activity with Diabetes. Journal of Biometrics and Biostatistics. 8(4):364. 

Zhao Y, Wang L, Xue B, Wang Y. (2017) Associations between General and Central Obesity and Hypertension among Children: The Childhood Obesity Study in China Mega-Cities. Scientific Reports. 7(1):16895. 

Zhao Y, Wang L, Xue H, Wang H, Wang Y. (2017) Fast Food Consumption and its Associations with Obesity and Hypertension among Children: Results from the Baseline Data of the Childhood Obesity Study in China Mega-Cities. BMC Public Health. 17:933. 

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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