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Presentations, Posters and Peer Reviewed Publications

Reports and briefs are aimed at community and policy audiences. Listed here are research products we have placed within the scientific literature in the past five years. In addition, presentations and posters from recent conferences are highlighted.

Posters 2020

Impact of Patient Metropolitan Status and Facility Region on Disparities in Needle Biopsy Receipt for Breast Cancer Diagnosis [PDF] - NRHA Annual Conference


Posters 2019

The Association of a Rural Hospital Closure with 30-Day Post Hospital Discharge Mortality from Selected Conditions [PDF] - NRHA Annual Conference

Development of a County-Level Childhood Obesogenic Environment Index across the United States [PDF] - International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting

Educational Gaps a Barrier to Rural Nursing Practice [PDF] - NRHA Annual Conference

Financial Hardship among Rural Cancer Survivors in the United States [PDF] - Annual ASPO Conference

Financial Problems among Rural and Urban Cancer Survivors [PDF] - NRHA Annual Conference

Geographic Disparities in Lung Cancer Screening in the U.S. [PDF] - Annual APSO Conference

Home & Guns: Rural-Urban Differences in Firearm Storage [PDF] - NRHA Annual Conference

Mapping Cervical Cancer Access and Prevention in SC [PDF] - NRHA Health Equity Conference

Temporal Trends in Spatial Access to Colonoscopy in South Carolina [On-line Only] - Annual ASPO Conference

Urban-Rural Disparities in Residential Access to Colorectal and Cervical Cancer Care Specialists [PDF] - NRHA Annual Conference

Posters 2018

Assessing Change in the Primary Care Service Delivery Profile in South Carolina [PDF] - NRHA Annual Conference  

Approaches to Physician Density Measurement and Implications [PDF] - 12th International Conference on Health Policy Statistics

Spatial Access to HIV Testing Across the US South [PDF] - Annual Rural HIV Research and Training Conference

Posters 2017

Building community partnerships: Using social network analysis to strengthen service delivery networks for a SC program serving pregnant and parenting teens [PDF] - APHA Annual Meeting

Examining Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) among South Carolina Adults [PDF] - Zero to Three Annual Conference

Frequent Emergency Department Use among Adults with Diabetes [PDF] - NRHA Annual Conference

Hospital transfers and subsequent hospitalizations among Rural Medicare Beneficiaries [PDF] - APHA Annual Meeting

Rural Differences in Characteristics and Utilization Patterns of Medicaid Recipients [PDF] - APHA Annual Meeting

Rural disparities in access to obstetric services and birth outcomes the United States, 1996-2013 [PDF] - APHA Annual Meeting

Rural-urban differences in exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) among South Carolina adults [PDF] - NRHA Annual Conference

Spatial Access To HIV Care Across South Carolina [PDF] - American College of Epidemiology

Peer Reviewed Publications 2020

Biesecker C, Zahnd WE, Brandt HM, Adams SA, Eberth JMA Bivariate Mapping Tutorial for Cancer Control Resource Allocation Decisions and Interventions. Preventing Chronic Disease.  January 2020 View Journal Article Details.

Haynes E, Crouch E, Probst  J, Radcliff E, Bennett K, & Glover S. (2020). Exploring the association between a parent’s exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and outcomes of depression and anxiety among their children. Children and Youth Services Review, 105013. June 2020 View Journal Article Details

Kaczynski AT, Eberth JM, Stowe EW, Wende ME, Liese AD, McLain AC, Breneman CB, Josey MJ. Development of a national childhood obesogenic environment index in the United States: differences by region and rurality. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity .  July 2020 View Journal Article Details.

 Odahowski CL, Crouch EL, Zahnd WE, Probst JC, McKinney SH, Abshire DA. Rural-urban differences in educational attainment among registered nurses: Implications for achieving an 80% BSN workforce. Journal of Professional Nursing. May 2020  View Journal Article Details

Wende ME, Stowe EW, Eberth JM, McLain AC, Liese AD, Breneman CB, Josey MJ, Hughey SM, Kaczynski AT. Spatial clustering patterns and regional variations for food and physical activity environments across the United States. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. January 2020  View Journal Article Details

Zahnd WE, Harrison SE, Stephens HC, Messersmith AR, Brandt HM, Hastings TJ, Eberth JM. Expanding access to HPV vaccination in South Carolina through community pharmacies: A geospatial anaylsis. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. June 2020 View Journal Article Details  

Zahnd WE, Crouch EL, Probst JC, Hunt McKinney S, Abshire DA, Eberth JM.  Factors Associated With Perceived Job Preparedness Among RNs, JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration. May 2020 View Journal Article Details

Zahnd WE.  Appropriate considerations of "rural" in National Cancer Data Base analyses, CancerApril  2020 View Letter to the Editor Details

Peer Reviewed Publications 2019

Breneman C*, Probst JC, Crouch E, Eberth JM. (2019) Assessing change in physician practice organization profile in South Carolina: a longitudinal study. Journal of Rural Health. Epub ahead of print on April 15, 2019. DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12367

Crouch E, Nelson J, Radcliff E, Martin A (2019) Exploring associations between adverse childhood experiences and oral health among children and adolescents.  The Journal of Public Health Dentistry  2019 Aug 28. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12341. [Epub ahead of print]

Crouch E, Probst JC, Radcliff E, Bennett KJ, McKinney SH (2019) Prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) among US children. Child Abuse and Neglect. 2019 Jun;92:209-218. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.04.010. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Crouch E, Radcliff E, Hung P, Bennett KJ (2019) Challenges to School Success and the Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences. Academic Pediatrics. 2019 19(8):899-907

Hung P, Deng S*, Zahnd WE, Adams SA, Olatosi B, Crouch EL, Eberth JM. Geographic disparities in residential proximity to colorectal and cervical cancer care providers. Cancer. 2019 Nov 8. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32594. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 31702829 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Hung P, Wang S, Hsu SH. Associations between end-of-life expenditures and hospice stay length vary by clinical condition and expenditure duration. Value in Health (2019). In Press

Hung P, Wang S, Killelea BK, Mougalian SS, Evans SB, Sedghi T, and Gross CP. Long term outcomes of sentinel lymph node biopsy for ductal carcinoma in situ. JNCI Cancer Spectrum. 3, no 4 (2019).

Eberth JM, Crouch E, Josey MJ*, Zahnd WE, Adams SA, Stiles B, Schootman M. (2019) Rural-urban differences in access to thoracic surgery in the United States, 2010-2014. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. June 22, 2019. pii: S0003-4975(19)30879-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.04.113. [Epub ahead of print]

Liese AD, Ma X, Reid L, Sutherland M, Bell BA, Eberth JM, Probst JC, Turley CB, Mayer-Davis EJ. (2019) Health Care Access and Glycemic Control in Youth and Young Adults with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in South Carolina. Pediatr Diabetes. 2019 Jan 22. doi: 10.1111/pedi.12822. [Epub ahead of print]

Odahowski CL, Zahnd WE, Eberth JM. (2019) Challenges and Opportunities for Lung Cancer Screening in Rural America. Journal of the American College of Radiology2019-04-01, Volume 16, Issue 4, Pages 590-595

Odahowski CL, Zahnd WE, Zgodic A*, Edward JS, Hill LN, Davis MM, Perry CK, Shannon J, Wheeler SB, Vanderpool RC, Eberth JMFinancial hardship among rural cancer survivors: An analysis of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Preventive Medicine.  2019 Nov 11:105881. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.105881. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31727380 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Probst J, Zahnd W, Breneman C. Declines in pediatric mortality fall short for rural US childrenHealth Affairs, 2019 November. 10-1377.

Probst J, Eberth JM, Crouch E. Structural Urbanism Contributes To Poorer Health Outcomes For Rural AmericaHealth Affairs, 2019 Dec 38(12), 1976-1984.

Radcliff E, Crouch E, Strompolis M, Srivastav A. (2019) Homelessness in Childhood and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2019 Jun;23(6):811-820. doi: 10.1007/s10995-018-02698-w

Spencer, J.C., Rotter, J.S., Eberth, J.M., Zahnd, W.E., Vanderpool, R.C., Ko, L.K., Davis, M.M., Troester, M.A., Olshan, A.F. and Wheeler, S.B., Employment changes following breast cancer diagnosis: the effects of race and place. JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2019 Oct. 

Srivastav A, Spencer M, Thrasher JF, Strompolis M, Crouch E, Davis RE. Addressing Health and Well-Being Through State Policy: Understanding Barriers and Opportunities for Policy-Making to Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in South Carolina. American Journal of Health Promotion.  2019 Oct 9:890117119878068. doi: 10.1177/0890117119878068. [Epub ahead of print]

Zahnd WE, Askelson N, Vanderpool RC, Stradtman L, Edward J, Farris PE,... & Eberth, J. M. (2019). Challenges of using nationally representative, population-based surveys to assess rural cancer disparitiesPreventive medicine, 105812.

Zahnd WE*, David MM, Rotter JS, Vanderpool RC, Perry CK, Shannon J, Ko LK, Wheeler SB, Odahowski C*, Farris PE, Eberth JM+. (2019) Rural-urban differences in financial burden among cancer survivors: an analysis of a nationally representative survey. Supportive Care in Cancer. (2019) 27: 4779.

Zahnd WE*, Eberth JM+. (2019) Lung cancer screening utilization with low-dose computed tomography: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2017. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Epub ahead of print on June 24, 2019

Zahnd WE, McLafferty SL, Eberth JM (2019). Multilevel analysis in rural cancer control: A conceptual framework and methodological implicationsPreventive medicine, 105835.


Peer Reviewed Publications 2018

Bennett K, Probst JC, Bullard J*, Crouch E. (2018) The importance of Rural Hospitals:  Transfers and 30-day Readmissions among Rural Residents and Patients Presenting at Rural Hospitals. Population Health Management. Published Online July 26, 2018. [Epub ahead of print]

Crouch E, Eberth JM, Probst JC, Bennett K, Adams, SA (2018) Rural-Urban Differences in Costs of End-of-Life Care for the Last 6 Months of Life Among Patients with Breast, Lung, or Colorectal Cancer. The Journal of Rural Health. 
Version of Record Online: 15 APR 2018 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12301.

Crouch E, Probst J, Bennett K, Eberth J. (2018) Differences in Medicare Utilization and Expenditures in the Last Six Months of Life among Patients with and without Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders.  Journal of Palliative Medicine. Published Online October 17, 2018. [Epub ahead of print]

Crouch E, Radcliff E, Nelson J, Strompolis M, Martin A. (2018). Dental Care in childhood and the experience of Adverse Childhood Experiences. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 00:1-7.00:1–7. [Epub ahead of print]

Crouch E, Radcliff E, Strompolis M, Srivastav A. (2018). Safe, Stable, and Nurtured: protective factors against poor physical and mental health outcomes following exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. Published Online May 25, 2018.

Crouch E, Radcliff E, Strompolis M, Wilson A.  (2018). Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Alcohol Abuse among South Carolina adultsSubstance Use and Misuse. 53(7):1212-1220

Crouch E, Radcliff E, Strompolis M, Wilson A.  (2018). Examining the association between adverse childhood experiences and smoking-exacerbated illnesses.  Public Health. 157:62-68.

Crouch E, Strompolis M, Radcliff E, Srivastav A. (2018) Examining Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences and Later Outcomes of Poor Physical and Mental Health Among South Carolina Adults. Children and Youth Services Review. Volume 84, January 2018, pages 193-197.

Eberth JM, Bozorgi P, Lebrón LM, Bills SE, Hazlett LJ, Carlos RC, King JC. (2018) Geographic Availability of Low-Dose Computed Tomography for Lung Cancer Screening in the United States, 2017. Prev Chronic Dis. 2018 Oct 4;15:E119. doi: 10.5888/pcd15.180241. No abstract available.

Eberth JM, Josey MJ, Mobley LR, Nicholas DO, Jeffe DB, Odahowski C, Probst JC, Schootman M. (2018) Who Performs Colonoscopy? Workforce Trends Over Space and Time. J Rural Health. 2018 Mar;34(2):138-147. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12286. Epub 2017 Nov 16.

Eberth JM, McLain AC, Hong Y, Sercy E, Diedhiou A, Kilpatrick DJ. (2018) Estimating county-level tobacco use and exposure in South Carolina: a spatial model-based small area estimation approach. Ann Epidemiol. 2018 Jul;28(7):481-488.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2018.03.015. Epub 2018 Mar 30.

Josey MJ, Eberth JM, Mobley LR, Schootman M, Probst JC, Strayer SM, Sercy E. (2018) Should Measures of Health Care Availability be Based on the Providers or the Procedures? A Case Study with Implications for Rural Colorectal Cancer Disparities.    J Rural Health. 2018 Nov 14. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12332. [Epub ahead of print]

Radcliff E, Crouch E, Strompolis M. (2018) Rural–urban differences in exposure to adverse childhood experiences among South Carolina adults. Rural and Remote Health; 18: 4434.

Radcliff E, Gustafson, E, Crouch E, Bennett KJ.  (2018) Uptake of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits by Participants in a Home Visiting ProgramSocial Work.  May 2. doi: 10.1093/sw/swy022. [Epub ahead of print]

Radcliff E, Hale N, Browder J, Cartledge C. (2018) Building community partnerships: using social network analysis to strengthen service networks supporting a South Carolina program for pregnant and parenting teensJournal of Community Health, 2018. 43(2): p. 273-279.


Peer Reviewed Publications 2017

Bennett KJ, Yuen MW*,  Merrell MA*. (2017). Community Paramedicine Applied in a Rural Community. The Journal of Rural Health. Mar 23. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12233.

Crouch E, Probst JBennett K. (2017). Rural-Urban Differences in Unpaid Caregivers of Adults. Rural and Remote Health, 17(4):4351.

Crouch E, Probst JC, Bennett KJ, Carroll T. (2017). Evaluating Loss to Follow-Up in Newborn Hearing Screening in a Southern State. Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention2(1).

Crouch E, Probst J, Bennett K, Eberth J. (2017) Gender and Geographic Differences in Medicare Service Utilization During the Last Six Months of Life. Journal of Women and Aging, doi: 10.1080/08952841.2018.1398897

Crouch E, Probst JBennett K, Hardin J. (2017). Supply-Side Differences Only Modestly Associated with Inpatient Hospitalizations among Medicare Beneficiaries in the Last 6 Months of Life. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 54(5):661-669

Crouch E, Radcliff E. Strompolis, M., & Wilson, A. (2017).  Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Alcohol Abuse among South Carolina Adults. Substance Use & Misuse doi: 10.1080/10826084.2017.1400568

Crouch E, Strompolis M, Morse M, Bennett K, Radcliff E. (2017). Assessing the Interrelatedness of Multiple Types of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Odds for Poor Health in South Carolina Adults. Child Abuse & Neglect65, 204-211.

Dickes L, Crouch E, Walker T. (2017). Local Entrepreneurial Programming: Myth or Reality; A Southern Case Study. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 6 (2):224-241. 

Eberth JM, Josey MJ*, Mobley LR, Nicholas DO, Jeffe DB, Odahowski C*, Probst JC, Schootman M. (2017). Who Performs Colonoscopy? Workforce Trends Over Space and Time. The Journal of Rural Health. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12286

Ishii J, Davis A, Crouch E, Dickes L. (2017). The Effects of Watching "The Dr. Oz Show" on Achieving Weight Loss Goals. The Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association, 113(2), 54-57.

Lin YH*, McLain AC, Probst JC, Bennett KJ, Qureshi ZP, Eberth JM. (2017). Health-related quality of life among adults 65 years and older in the United States, 2011–2012: a multilevel small area estimation approach. Annals of epidemiology27(1), 52-58.

Radcliff E, Crouch E, Browder J, Place J. (2017). Job Satisfaction, and Skills of a Home Visiting Workforce in South Carolina. Journal of Health Visiting. 5(11):558-565.

Radcliff E, Crouch E, Strompolis M. (2017). Rural-Urban Differences in Adverse Childhood Experiences in South Carolina Adults. Rural and Remote Health.

Soltis SL, Probst J, Xirasagar S, Martin AB, Smith BH. (2017). Diagnostic and demographic differences between incarcerated and non-incarcerated youth (ages 6-15) with ADHD in South Carolina. Journal of attention disorders21(7), 554-560.

Towne SD, Probst JC, Hardin JW, Bell BA, Glover S. (2017). Health & access to care among working-age lower income adults in the Great Recession: Disparities across race and ethnicity and geospatial factors. Social Science & Medicine182, 30-44.

Warden DH, Probst JC. (2017). The Role of the Nurse Executive in Rural Hospital Closure. Journal of Nursing Administration47(1), 5-7.

Peer Reviewed Publications 2016

Ajmal F*, Bennett KJ, Probst JC. (2016). Geographic disparities in mortality among the end stage renal disease patients: an analysis of the United States Renal Data System, 2007–08. Journal of nephrology29(6), 817-826.

Bennett KJProbst JC. (2016). ThirtyDay Readmission Rates Among DualEligible BeneficiariesThe Journal of Rural Health32(2), 188-195.

Crouch E, Dickes L. (2016). Evaluating a Nutrition Education Program in an Era of Food Insecurity. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 12(1), 101-111.  DOI: 10.1080/19320248.2016.1227748

Crouch E, Dickes L, Davis A, Ishii J. (2016). The Effects of Dr. Oz on Health Behaviors and AttitudesAmerican Journal of Health Education, 47(6), 373-378.  DOI: 10.1080/19325037.2016.1219283

Gareau S, Lòpez-De Fede A, Loudermilk B, Cummings TH, Hardin JW, Picklesimer AH, Crouch E, Covington-Kolb S.  (2016). Group Prenatal Care Results in Medicaid Savings with Better Outcomes: A Propensity Score Analysis of Centering Pregnancy Participation in South Carolina. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 20(7), 1384-1393.

Hale N, Probst JRobertson A. (2016). Rural area deprivation and hospitalizations among children for ambulatory care sensitive conditions. Journal of community health41(3), 451-460.

Hamadi H, Probst JC, Khan MM, Bellinger J, Porter C. (2016). Home-based direct care workers: their reported injuries and perceived training knowledge. Workplace health & safety64(6), 249-261.

Inagami S, Gao S, Karimi H, Shendge MM, Probst JC, Stone RA. (2016). Adapting the Index of Relative Rurality (IRR) to estimate rurality at the zip code level: A rural classification system in health services research. The Journal of Rural Health32(2), 219-227.

Iyer M, Bhavsar GP, Bennett KJProbst JC. (2016). Disparities in home health service providers among Medicare beneficiaries with stroke. Home health care services quarterly35(1), 25-38.

Knight CK, Probst JC, Liese AD, Sercy E, Jones SJ. (2016). Household food insecurity and medication “scrimping” among US adults with diabetes. Preventive medicine83, 41-45.

Lin YH, Eberth JM, Probst JC. (2016). Ambulatory care–sensitive condition hospitalizations among medicare beneficiaries. American journal of preventive medicine51(4), 493-501.

Mitchell J, Probst JC, Bennett KJ, Glover S, Martin AB, Hardin JW. (2016). Differences in pneumonia treatment between high-minority and low-minority neighborhoods with clinical decision support system implementation. Informatics for Health and Social Care41(2), 128-142.

Probst JC, Barker JC, Enders A, Gardiner P. (2016). Current state of child health in rural America: how context shapes children's health. The Journal of Rural Health.

Radcliff E, Delmelle E, Kirby RS, Laditka SB, Correia J, Cassell CH. (2016). Factors Associated with Travel Time and Distance to Access Hospital Care Among Infants with Spina Bifida. Maternal and child health journal20(1), 205-217.

Veschusio CN, Probst JC, Martin AB, Hardin JW, Hale N. (2016). Impact of South Carolina's Medicaid fluoride varnish reimbursement policy on children's receipt of fluoride varnish in medical and dental settings. Journal of public health dentistry76(4), 356-361.

Peer Reviewed Publications 2015

Chen BK, Hibbert J, Cheng X, Bennett K. (2015). Travel distance and sociodemographic correlates of potentially avoidable emergency department visits in California, 2006–2010: an observational studyInternational journal for equity in health14(1), 30.

Crouch E. Dickes LA. (2015). A Prediction Model of Childhood Immunization Rates. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 13(2), 243-251.

Hale NL, Smith M, Hardin J, Martin AB. (2015). Rural populations and early periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment services: challenges and opportunities for local public health departments. American Journal of Public Health (ajph).

Towne SD, Probst JC, Hardin JW, Bell BA, Glover S. (2015). Differences in the effects of the great recession on health outcomes among minority working-age adults. Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities2(1), 43-52.

Towne SD, Probst JC, Mitchell J, Chen Z. (2015). Poorer quality outcomes of medicare-certified home health care in areas with high levels of native American/Alaska native residents. Journal of aging and health27(8), 1339-1357.

Trivedi T, Liu J, Probst J, Merchant A, Jhones S, Martin AB. (2015). Obesity and obesity-related behaviors among rural and urban adults in the USA. Rural Remote Health15(4), 3267.

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