Recent Awards & Publications

Our faculty are always engaging in new and exciting research and projects that impact West Virginia, the region and public health in general. Below is highlight list of some of our most recent awards and publications. For a more comprehensive look at our research expertise and work, visit our Research Experts Database. See our research news feed for the latest stories and featured projects.

Awards

Lindsay Diane Allen received an award for $ $237,839 from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation for a project on Evaluating Short-term Impacts of the ATLAS Quality Initiative.

Elizabeth Ann Claydon received an award for $17,262 from Libera, Inc. for a project on Quantitative & Qualitative Evaluation of Libera Model.

Geri Anne Dino, with Melissa Danielle Blank, received an award for $241,318 from the US DHHS-NIH-National Institute of Drug Abuse for a project on Predicting Longitudinal Patterns of Change in Adolescent Polytobacco Use: A Socio-Ecological Framework.

Elizabeth Graff Prendergast received an award for $330,618 from the WV DHHR Department of Health & Human Resources for a project on WVPRC WVDHHR Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Strategic Planning and Evaluation Year 3.

Sijin Wen, with Ali Rezai, received an award for $375,000 from the US DHHS-NIH-National Institute of Drug Abuse for a project on Feasibility of Deep Brain Stimulation as a Novel Treatment for Refractory Opioid Use Disorder.

Christopher Martin received an award for $2,000,000 from the US DHHS-CDC-National Institute for a project on Appalachian Training Program in Occupational Health and Safety.

Elizabeth Prendergast received an award for $330,618 from the WV DHHR Department of Health and Human Resources through the US DHHS-CDC-National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion for a project on WVPRC WVDHHR Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Strategic Planning and Evaluation.

Adam Baus received an award for $39,657 from the US DHHS-CDC-National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors for a project on National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) Technical Assistance and Training to Pacific Non-Communicable Disease Collaborative Teams.

Geri Dino received an award for $750,000 from the US DHHS-CDC-National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion for a project on the West Virginia Prevention Research Center.

Carol Stocks received an award for $848,291.99 from the US DHHS-Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the WV DHHR-Bureau for Medical Services for a project on Evaluation of the Bureau for Medical Services Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Planning Phase.

Publications

Andress, Lauri, Carmen Byker Shanks, Annie Hardison-Moody, T. Elaine Prewitt, Paul Kinder, and Lindsey Haynes-Maslow.  The Curated Food System: A Limiting Aspirational Vision of What Constitutes “Good” Food.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  Special Issue Examining the Social and Environmental Factors Influencing Food Insecurity in Rural Areas; August 25, 2020.  www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/17/6157/pdf

Dyer AM, Daily SM, Davidov DM, Anderson S, Giacobbi Jr PR, Lilly C, Sommerkorn RE, Abildso CG. A qualitative assessment of home visitors’ knowledge, skills, and abilities in delivering prenatal physical activity curriculum modules. Children and Youth Services Review. 2020 Jul 8:105228. Access at: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1bUJ~hNfKlMUE

Guo Nancy Lan, Dhimiter Bello, Qing Ye, Rebecca Tagett, Lucia Chanetsa, Dilpreet Singh, Tuang Yeow Poh, Magdiel Inggrid Setyawati, Sanjay H. Chotirmall, Kee Woei Nge, Philip Demokritou.  Pilot deep RNA sequencing of worker blood samples from Singapore printing industry for occupational risk assessment.  Nanoimpact, Volume 19, July 2020, 100248.  www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2452074820300422?via%3Dihub

Haynes-Maslow L, Hardison-Moody A, Patton-Lopez M, Prewitt TE, Shanks, CB, Andress L, Osborne I, Pitts SJ. Examining Rural Food Insecure Families' Perceptions of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: A Qualitative Study.  Environmental Health Special Issue, “Examining the Social and Environmental Factors Influencing Food Insecurity in Rural Areas” (2020). www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/17/6390 www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues/Food_Insecurity_Rural_Areas

Kariburyo MS, Andress L, Collins AR, Kinder P. Place Effects and Chronic Disease Rates in a Rural State: Evidence from a Triangulation of Methods. Environmental Health Special Issue, “Examining the Social and Environmental Factors Influencing Food Insecurity in Rural Areas” (2020).  www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/18/6676/pdf www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues/Food_Insecurity_Rural_Areas

O’Hara Tompkins, N., Beane, J., Crum, G., Cottrell, L, Murphy, E. Addressing Barriers and Facilitators to Early Childhood Obesity Prevention in Rural Appalachian Communities. Journal of Extension, 58(4): Article v58-4rb2, 2020. Available at: www.joe.org/joe/2020august/rb2.php

Rudisill TM, Ashraf AJ, Linn HI, et al. Facilitators, barriers and lessons learnt from the first state-wide naloxone distribution conducted in West Virginia. Injury Prevention. Published Online First: 01 September 2020. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2020-043666.  http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/injuryprev-2020-043666?ijkey=AuHpZYp8RIWFuh5&keytype=ref

Zullig, Keith J., Valois, Robert F., Hobbs, Gerald R., Romer, Daniel, Brown, Larry K., DiClemente, Ralph J., & Vanable, Peter A. (2020). Does initiating vaginal sexual intercourse during a safer sex media campaign influence life satisfaction among African American adolescents? Journal of Adolescent Health Volume 67, Issue 1, 40-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.09.001 PMID: 31771924

*Last updated on September 21, 2020.