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2019

* undergraduate student (currently or at time of project initiation)

Blackstone, S. R. (2019). Predictors of receiving quality antenatal care in Liberia: Evidence from the Demographic and Health Survey. Women & Health. Advance online publication.

Blackstone, S. R., Johnson, A. K., Smith, N. E., McCall, T. C. Simmons, W., & Skelly, A. (2019, May). Burnout, emotional distress, and self-reported medical errors in the PA profession. Presented at the 2019 American Academy of Physician Assistants. Denver, CO.

Blackstone, S. R., Johnson, A. K., & Sutton D. (2019, March). A needs assessment of behaviors of weight conscious drinkers: Addressing drunkorexia in undergraduates. Oral presentation at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference, Washington, D.C.

Belcher, S.*, Coon, J.*, Perez, R.*, Richman, M.*, Zook, M.*, & Thomas, T. (faculty advisor). (2019, March). Dating app usage and risky sexual behavior among college studies. Poster presented at the 2019 Virginia Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Fairfax, VA.

Breneman, D., Tam, M., Collazo-Vargas, E., Cochran, B., DePaolis, R. (2019, March). Class matters: Social class and equity on campus. Oral presentation at the James Madison University 2019 Diversity Conference, Harrisonburg, VA.

Burnett, A. J. (2019, March). Implementation fidelity: Teaching ethical reasoning in an upper-level undergraduate course. Oral presentation at the 28th Annual International Conference of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Baltimore, MD.

Daley, E. M., Vazquez-Otero, C., Griner, S., Merrell, L., Thompson, E. L., Petrila, J., Walker, K., Driscoll, A., & Vamos, C. (2019). The role of dental providers in preventing HPV-related diseases: A systems perspective. Journal of Dental Education, 83(2): 161-172.

Enyeart Smith, T. M. & Wessel, M. T. (2019, April). Strategies to Prevent Distracted Driving: Videos, Simulation, and Health Belief Model. Poster presented at the 2019 SHAPE America National Convention and Exposition, Tampa, FL.

Griner, S., Vazquez-Otero, C., Thompson, E.L., Kline, N.S., Merrell, L., Vamos, C., & Daley, E.M. (2019). Dental opinion leaders’ perspectives on barriers and facilitators to HPV-related prevention. Journal of Dental Hygiene. Advance online publication.

Hesse, M. B., Peachey, A., & Wang, D. (2019). Establishing a three-tier color coded approach to categorize the nutrient density of food bank foods. Sage Open, 9(2): 1-7.

Iwelunmor, J., Blackstone, S. R., Jennings, L., Conserve, D., Ehiri, J., & Curely, J. (2018). Determinants of HIV testing and receipt of test results among adolescent girls in Nigeria: The role of assets and decision-making. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine. Advance online publication.

Liu, M., & Henry, D. S. (2019). Ingredients for great sex: Discussing sexual preferences and intimacy. Communication Teacher, 33(1): 31-37.

Merrell, L., Collazo-Vargas, E., Henry, D. S., Ott-Walter, K., & Melchiori, K.  (2019, April). Lessons learned: A University pilot of Unequal Partners and considerations for future implementation. National Sex Ed Conference, Newark, NJ.

Owens, O.L., Beer, J., Reyes, L., & Thomas, T. (2018). Systematic review of commercially available mobile phone applications for prostate cancer education. American Journal of Men’s Health. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1177/1557988318816912

Ott Walter, K., Collazo Vargas, E., Henry, D.S., Merrell, L. K., & Melchiori, K. J. (2019, January). Participating in a lesson focused on alcohol use and sex as part of a sexual assault prevention program impacts sex-related alcohol expectancies in college students. Poster presented at the NASPA Strategies Conference, Washington, D.C.

Pasewaldt, S.*, Baller, S. L., Blackstone, S., & Malenke, L. (2019). Impact of a Hand Hygiene Curriculum and Group Handwashing Station at Two Primary Schools in East Africa. International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 39(3), 175-187.

Peachey, A. (2019, March). Disparities in the prevalence of disability in the United States by type, by race, and by type by race. Poster presented at the 70th Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

Sutton, D., Prodoehl, T., Stickney, M., Collazo-Vargas, E. & Lemons, L. (2019, February). A collaborative assignment that increases student learning in large classes. Oral Session presented at the Symposium on Teaching Large Classes at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

Vamos, C., Thompson, E. L., Logan, R., Griner, S., Perrin, K., Merrell, L., & Daley, E. M. (2019). Exploring students’ sexual and reproductive health literacy. The Journal of American College Health. Advance online publication.

2018

* undergraduate student (currently or at time of project initiation)

Avis, N. E., Johnson, A. K., Canzona, M. R., & Levine, B. (2018). Sexual functioning among early post-treatment breast cancer survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer, 26(8): 2605–2613.

Baller, S., & Peachey, A. (2018, April). Outcome evaluation of an applied undergraduate research methods course. Poster presented at the 69th Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH.

Blackstone, S. R. (2018, April). Predictors of receiving quality antenatal care in Liberia: Evidence from the Demographic and Health Survey. Poster presented at the 69th Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH.

Blackstone, S. R., & Sangvhi, T. (2018a). Comparing minimum dietary diversity over time in Bangladesh: An examination of the 2011 and 2014 Demographic and Health Survey. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 14(4): 1-8.

Blackstone, S. R., & Sangvhi, T. (2018b). Predictors of Exclusive Breastfeeding across three time points in Bangladesh: An examination of the 2007, 2011, and 2014 Demographic and Health Surveys. International Health, 10(3), 149-156.

Brandt, H., Turner-McGrievy, G., Friedman, D., Gentile, D., Thomas, T., Schrock, C., & West, D. (2018). Examining the role of Twitter in the response and recovery during and after historic flooding in South Carolina. Journal of Public Health Management Practices.

Cathorall, M., & Peachey, A. (2018). Incidence and predictors of roller derby injuries among female roller derby athletes. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, 25(4): 387-392.

Collazo-Vargas, E., Dodge, B., Herbenick, D., Guerra-Reyes, L., Mowatt, R., Otero-Cruz, I.M., & Rodriguez-Diaz, C.E. (2018). Sexual behaviors, experiences of sexual violence, and substance use among women who inject drugs: Accessing health and prevention services in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal, 372(2): 88-97.

Flynn, R., & Sutton, D. (2018, April). Identifying opioid abuse prevention strategies in Rockingham County. Poster presented at the Virginia Public Health Association (VPHA) Annual Conference, Lynchburg, VA.

Henry, D. S., Melchiori, K. J., Merrell, L., Ott Walter, K., & Collazo Vargas, E. (2018, November). Evaluating the impact of a 3-part educational session on rape myth acceptance among college freshman. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Kline, N. Vamos, C., Thompson, E.L., Catalanotto, F., Petrila, J., Griner, S. Vázquez-Otero, C., Merrell, L., Daley, E.M. (2018). Are dental providers the next line of HPV-related prevention? Providers’ perceived role and needs. Papillomavirus Research, 5, 104-108.

Koslow, R. (2018). Exact and adjacent inter‐rater agreement associated with peer review of teaching. Assessment Update, 30(2), 1-2, 16. doi:10.1002/au.30125

Libera, K.*, Horton, S.*, O’Brien, K.*, Gray, L.*, Melchiori, K. J., Henry, D. S., Merrell, L., Collazo, E., & Ott Walter, K. (2018, June). Sexual assault prevention program impacts rape myths through ambivalent sexism. Poster presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Pasewaldt, S.*, Baller, S., & Blackstone, S. (2018, November). Impact of a hand hygiene curriculum and group handwashing station at two primary schools in East Africa. Oral presentation at the 146th American Public Health Association Conference, San Diego, CA.

Peachey, A., Baller, S., & Schubert, C. (2018). Improvements in research orientation and reductions in barriers to research. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 16(2), 1-10.

Vázquez-Otero, C., Vamos, C. A., Thompson, E. L., Merrell, L. K., Griner, S. B., Kline, N. S., ... & Daley, E. M. (2018). Assessing dentists’ human papillomavirus–related health literacy for oropharyngeal cancer prevention. The Journal of the American Dental Association, 149(1), 9-17.

Wang, D., Peachey, A., Hesse, M.B., and McKee, M. (2018, November). Nourish: A web-based solution designed to assist dietary quality. A collaboration among faculty, students and our community. Poster presented at the 2018 Engagement for the Public Good conference, Harrisonburg, VA.

Waters, A.*, Merrell, L., & Thompson, E. L. (2018, November). Development of a survey to examine the association between relationship status and HPV vaccination behavior. Poster presentation at the 146th American Public Health Association Conference, San Diego, CA.

2017

* undergraduate student (currently or at time of project initiation)

Blackstone, S. R., Nwaozuru, U., & Iwelunmor, J. (2017). Antenatal HIV testing in sub-Saharan Africa during the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals: A systematic review using the PEN-3 Cultural Model. International Quarterly for Community Health Education, 38(2), 115-128.

Blackstone, S. R., Reeves, D., Lizzo, B., & Graber, K. C. (2017). A qualitative inquiry of motivations to participate in group exercise among women. American Journal of Health Studies, 32(2), 78-89.
Daley, E. M., Thompson, E.L., Vamos, C. A., Vaquez-Otero, C., Griner, S. Huynh, M., Kline, N., & Merrell, L. (2017, November). Talking to a dental provider about HPV: Acceptability among young adult patients. Poster session presented at the 2017 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Expo, Atlanta, GA.

Enyeart Smith, T. M., Burnett, A. J., & Wessel, M. T. (2017). The use of the Social Cognitive Theory to explain cheating in college: Implications for future health professionals. The Health Educator, 49(2), 2-9.

Enyeart Smith, T. M., & Wessel, M. T. (2017, November). Use of a driving simulator to assess Health Belief Model variables for distracted driving prevention. Poster session presented at the 2017 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Expo, Atlanta, GA.

Enyeart Smith, T. M., Wessel, M. T. & Polacek, G. N. L. J. (2017). Perceptions of cultural competency and acceptance among college students: Implications for diversity awareness in higher education. Association of Black Nursing Faculty Journal, 28(2), 25-33.

Henry, D. S., Oberweis, T., & Griner, S. B. (2017, November). Exploring the relationship between non-consensual sexual behaviors, definitions of sexual assault, and reporting perceptions among college students. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Atlanta, GA.

Kirchen, T., Ewing, K., Nguyen, J., & Peachey, A. (2017). Health benefits of group-based cooking in a skilled nursing facility. Journal of Aging & Geriatric Medicine, 1(4):1-6.

Lewis, K., & Smith, K. (2017, November). Teaching ethical reasoning for health sciences: Assessing effectiveness. Roundtable presented at the 2017 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Expo, Atlanta, GA.

Merrell, L., Kirby, K., Perrin, K., Daley, E. M., & Stanley, L. (2017, November). Topics of maternity-related information seeking among women who gave birth within the previous 12 months. Oral session presented at the 2017 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Expo, Atlanta, GA.

Mitchell, T., Burnett, A. J., & Mabry, P. (2017, October). Digital Literacy in the 21st Century: Learning outcomes, competencies, and skills. Presented at the JMU Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference, Harrisonburg, VA.

Peachey, A., Wenos, J., & Baller, S. (2017). Trait Emotional Intelligence related to bullying in elementary school children and to victimization in boys. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 37(4), 178-187.
Steffen, L. E., Johnson, A. K., Levine, B. J., Mayer, D.K., & Avis, N. E. (2017). Met and unmet expectations for breast reconstruction in early post-treatment breast cancer survivors. Plastic Surgical Nursing Journal, 37, 146-153.

Thompson, E. L., Daley, E. M., Vamos, C. A., Horowitz, A. M., Catalanotto, F. A., DeBate, R. D., Merrell, L., Griner, S., Vazquez-Otero, C., Kline, N. S. (2017). Health literacy approaches to improving communication between dental hygienists and patients for HPV-related oral cancer prevention. Journal of Dental Hygiene, 91(4), 37-45.

Wilcox, D., Howley, T., Griffin, O., Thall, J. & Liu, J. (2017, October). Faculty and students at cross purposes: Digital literacy in the Millennial Age. Presented at the JMU Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference, Harrisonburg, VA.