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Center for Rural and Appalachian Health

College of Public Health

Publications and Reports

Interview with Dr. Ying Li: Haskins, J. (2018). Heat a threat to human health in rural areas. The Nation’s Health, 48(1). Retrieved from

Tian, X., Yan, L., Zhao, G., Wang, L., Cheng, Y., Lu, Y., & Southerland, J. (2018). Evaluation of a multi-layered health promotion approach in rural China. Global Health Promotion, 175797591774353. 

Mamudu, H. M., Subedi, P., Paul, T., Alamin, A. E., Alamian, A., Wang, L., … Budoff, M. (2018). The associated risk factors for coronary artery calcium in asymptomatic individuals with and without diabetes in rural Central Appalachia. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications, 32(10), 900–905. 

Odame, E., Li, Y., Zheng, S., Vaidyanathan, A., Silver, K., Odame, E. A., … Silver, K. (2018). Assessing Heat-Related Mortality Risks among Rural Populations: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Epidemiological Evidence. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(8), 1597. 

Wykoff, R., Pack, R., & Egen, O. (2018). The 12 P’s of the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic. American Journal of Public Health, 108(9), 1124–1125. 

Hale, N., Beatty, K.E., Smith, M. (2018) The Intersection of Residence, Community Vulnerability, and Premature Mortality. Journal of Rural Health. (In-Press)

Kelley, R., Hoffman, K., Lara, M., & Silver, K. (2017). Tomato Workers’ Health and Safety: A Guide for Health Care Providers. Retrieved from - Tomato Workers Health and Safety Guide.pdf

Egen O., Beatty K.E., Blackley D., Brown, K., Wykoff R. (2016) Health and Social Conditions of the Poorest Versus Wealthiest Counties in the United States. American Journal of Public Health. Published online ahead of print November 17, 2016.

Hale, N., Klaiman, T., Beatty, K., Meit, M. Local Health Departments as Clinical Safety Net in Rural Communities, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 51, Issue 5, November 2016, Pages 706-713.

Southerland, J. L., Wang, L., & Slawson, D. L. (2016). Weight Misperception and Health-Related Quality of Life in Appalachian Adolescents in the United States. Maternal and Child Health Journal. doi:10.1007/s10995-016-2106-x

Brooks, B., Blackley, D., Masters, P., May, A. S., Mayes, G., Williams, C., & Pack, R. (2014). Developing an academic health department in northeast tennessee: A sustainable approach through student leadership. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice : JPHMP, 20(3), 315-323. doi:10.1097/PHH.0b013e3182980c1d [doi]

Hale, N, Smith, M, Hardin, J. Changes in the Clinical Capacity of Local Health Departments and Continuity of Reproductive Health Services. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. In Press, Accepted Jan 19, 2015

Hale, N. Smith, M, Hardin, J. Martin, A. Rural Populations and EPSDT Services: Challenges and Opportunities for Local Public Health Departments. American Journal of Public Health. April 2015, Vol. 105, No. S2, pp. S330-S336

Hale N, Picklesimer AH, Billings DL, et al. The impact of Centering Pregnancy Group Prenatal Care on postpartum family planning. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2014;210:50.e1-7.

Hatala J, Probst JC, Byrd M, Hale N, Hardin J. Factors Associated with LPHA Participation in Core Public Health 
Functions Related to Obesity Prevention, 2008. Journal of Management Policy and Practice. 2013 Volume 14(6):92-106

Picklesimer, AH. Billings, D. Hale, N. Blackhurst, D. Covington-Kolb, S. The effect of CenteringPregnancy™ group prenatal care on preterm birth in a low-income population. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 May;206(5):415.e1-7.

Hale, N. Probst, JC. Liu, J, Martin, AB. Bennett, KJ. Glover, S. Postpartum Screening for Diabetes among South Carolina Women with Gestational Diabetes. Women's Health Issues. March 2012; 22(2), 163-169

Hale N. Probst, J. Liu, J. Bennett, KJ. Martin, A. Glover, S. Variation in Excessive Fetal Growth Across Levels of Prenatal Care among Women with Gestational Diabetes. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health. Oct 2011 2 (4)-255-261.

Hale, NL. Bennett, KJ. Probst, JC. Diabetes Care and Outcomes: Disparities Across Rural America. Journal of Community Health. Aug 2010;35(4):365-74.

Martin A, Probst J, Wang J, Hale N. Effect of Having a Personal Healthcare Provider on Access to Dental Care Among Children. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice. May 2009;15(3):191-1999

Dalton, W. T., III, Schetzina, K., E., Pfortmiller, D. T., Slawson, D. L., & Frye, W. S. (2010). Health behaviors and health-related quality of life among middle school children in Southern Appalachia: Data from the Winning with Wellness project. Journal of Pediatric Psychology

Slawson, D.L., Pack, R., Elolia, R., Austin, S. & Fair, J. (2009). Tennessee Coordinated School Health Report 2007: Executive Summary. Report to the Tennessee Department of Education Office of Coordinated School Health.

Scarinci, I.C., Slawson, D.S., Watson, J.M., Klesges, R.C., & Murray, D.M. (2001). Socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and health care access among young and healthy women. Ethnicity and Disease 11:60-71.

Harris J.K., Beatty K., Leider J.P., Knudson A., Anderson B., Meit M. The double disparity facing rural local health departments. [Accepted September 2015]

Beatty K.E., Mayer J., Elliott M., Brownson R, Abdulloeva, S., Wojciehowski K. Barriers and Incentives to Rural Health Department Accreditation. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Accepted March 4, 2015.

Beatty KE, Wilson KD, Ciecior A, Stringer L. Collaboration Among Missouri Nonprofit Hospitals and Local Health Departments: Content Analysis of Community Health Needs Assessments. Am J Public Health. 2015;105(S2):S337-S344.

Wilson, K.D., Buettner Mohr L., Beatty, K.E., Ciecior, A. Describing the continuum of collaboration among local health departments with hospitals around the Community Health Assessments. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2014.

Beatty K.E., Mayer J., Elliott M., Brownson R, Wojciehowski K. Patterns and predictors of local health department accreditation in Missouri. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2014.

Shah GH, Beatty K, Leep C. Do PHAB accreditation prerequisites predict local health departments' intentions to seek voluntary national accreditation? Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research 2013; Vol. 2: No. 3, Article 4.

“An Essential Conversation.” WK “Big Kenny” Alphin, Senator Bill Frist, Randy Wykoff (multiple web and social media sites)  December, 2014  

Florence, J, Pack, RP, Southerland, J, Wykoff, RF. (2011) The Depth of Rural Health Disparities in America:  the ABCDE’s.  In Crosby, Wendel, Venderpool and Casey, (eds.)  Rural Populations and Health:  Determinants, Disparities, and Solutions.  Wiley & Sons  San Francisco, CA  (2012). 

“Public Health in Appalachia:  The Perspective of One Hundred Years.” Wykoff RF  Now and Then:  The Appalachian Magazine.  Vol 26, No.1:  9 – 11.  Summer, 2010 

“Challenges of Research in Rural Areas in the United States.”  RF Wykoff.  Proceedings of the Joint Indo-US Collaboration on Environmental and Occupational Health.  Joint Workshop on the Environmental Risks of Respiratory Disease. September 5 – 6, 2008 

“The Value of Microgrants for Community-Based Health Promotion:  Two models for Practice and Policy”  Hartwig KA, Bobbitt-Cooke M, Zaharek MM, Nappi S, Wykoff RF  Katz DL  Journal of Public Health Management and  Practice 12:  90-96 January/February 2006 

“Microeconomic Loans and Health Education to Families in Impoverished Communities: Implications for the HIV Pandemic”  Sherer RD, Bronson JD, Teter CJ, Wykoff RF Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care 2004 Oct-Dec 3(4):110-114 

“The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Health Disparities in the United States” Wykoff RF.   Ethnicity and Disease 12:S2-13-14 (2002) 

“The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Washington, D.C.  December (2001) (report coordination) 

“Healthy People 2010: Objectives for Improving Health" U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Washington, D.C.  Government Printing Office, November (2000) (report coordination) 

“Healthy People 2010: Understanding and Improving Health" U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Washington, D.C.  Government Printing Office, November (2000)   (report coordination)

Wang, L., Mamudu, H. M., Alamian, A., Anderson, J. L., & Brooks, B. (2014). Independent and
joint effects of prenatal maternal smoking and maternal exposure to second-hand smoke on the
development of adolescent obesity: A longitudinal study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child
Health, doi:10.1111/jpc.12667 [doi]

Ying Li, Daven Henze, Darby Jack, Barron Henderson, Patrick Kinney. Assessing public health burden associated with exposure to ambient black carbon in the United States. Science of the Total Environment, 2016, 539 (1): 515-525.

Ying Li, Daven Henze, Darby Jack, Patrick Kinney. The Influence of air quality model resolution on health impact assessment for fine particulate matter and its components in the United States. Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, 2015, Feb., 1-18.

Under-Review and In-Process

Beatty K.E., Meit, M., Hale, N., Khoury, A., Masters, P. (2015) Local Health Department Clinical Service Delivery along the Urban/Rural Continuum. [Under-review]

Beatty K.E., Brownson R., Erwin, P. (201) Accreditation Seeking Decisions in Local Health Departments. [In-process.]

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