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Research in the Department of Public Health

Public Health Research


Research in the Department of Public Health

  • 100 Year History of Drug Prohibition
  • Adolescent Suicide in Extremely Impoverished Communities
  • Assessment of Stream Corridors within the City of Gallatin’s MS4
  • Brain Research to Ameliorate Impaired Neurodevelopment
  • BRIGHT (Barren River Initiative to Get Healthy Together)
  • Commodity Flow Study of Hazardous Material Transport in Henderson, Daviess, Louisville-Jefferson County, Madison, Rowan, Shelby & Montgomery Counties, Kentucky
  • Environmental Health Science Program at WKU
  • Ergonomic Exposures and Prevalence of Computer Related Musculoskeletal Symptoms among University Employees
  • Focusing on Drug Abuse not Use in Drug Education
  • Hazardous Material Information System for Emergency Response: HMISFER Project
  • Hazardous Materials Placard Survey
  • HIV/AIDS Healthcare for Female Inmates
  • Human Trafficking in the United States and South Africa
  • Impact of Heteronormative Culture on Teen Pregnancy
  • Indoor Air Quality Assessment of Selected Homes in Gales Point, Belize
  • Kentucky and Appalachia Public Health Training Center (KA-PHTC)
  • Kentucky Worksite Wellness Assessment
  • Laboratory Identifications and Quantifications of Stream Macroinvertebrate Samples
  • Madison County Hazardous Material Incident Prep. Assessment
  • Noise and Air Quality Exposure Assessment
  • Occurrence of Synthetic Estrogen in Surface Water, Source Water, and Drinking Water in the Barren River Watershed
  • Produce Safety: Non-pathogenic E-Coli isolates
  • SCOPE-K: Social Components of the PTSD Experience-Kentucky
  • Selection of E-Coli Surrogates with Attachment
  • Shift in Drug Use Among the Elderly
  • Stress Management Assessment and Intervention for First Responders in Kentucky
  • Survey of Kentucky Long-term Care Providers on Patient Drug Use Policies
  • The Efficacy of American VetDogs in reducing effects of PTSD among Combat Veterans
  • The Relation Between Macroeconomic Indicators and Drug Consumption in the U.S.
  • Value of Serum M2PK in Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Underserved Populations
  • Watershed Health Visual Assessment for MS4 Phase II Permit, Goodlettsville, TN
  • Worksite Assessment for Kentucky Dept. of Public Health

Recent Publications

  • Eustace RW, Wilson JF, Asiedu GB, Nyamhanga TM, Mkanta WN. (2017). Community Stakeholders' Perceptions of the Role of Family in HIV prevention in Iringa, Tanzania. J Community Health Nurs. 34(1):10-20.
  • Arling G, Ofner S, Reeves M, Myers L, Williams L, Daggy J, Phipps M, Chumbler N, Bravata D. 2015. Care trajectories of veterans in the twelve months following hospitalization for acute ischemic stroke. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 8(Suppl 3): S131-40.
  • Bowling CB, Plantinga L, Phillips LS, McClellan, Echt K, Chumbler NR, McGwin G, Vandenberg A, Allman RM, Johnson TM. 2016. The effect of discordant and unrelated chronic conditions on the association of multimorbidity with mortality and healthcare utilization in chronic kidney disease: A retrospective cohort. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Nov 23. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14662. [Epub ahead of print].
  • de Grubb, M. C. M., Kilbourne, B., Zoorob, R., Gonzalez, S., Mkanta, W., & Levine, R. (2016). Resident physicians and cancer health disparities: A survey of attitudes, knowledge, and practice. Journal of Cancer Education, 31(3), 541-546.


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