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.


Neubauer LC, Merzel CWeist EMCorvin JA, Forsman A, Fraser J, Henderson HL, et al. Realizing Promising Educational Practices in Academic Public Health: A Model for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Front. Public Health, 31 January 2022.

Baus AD, Wright LE, Kennedy-Rea S, et al. Leveraging electronic health records data for enhanced colorectal cancer screening efforts. Journal of Appalachian Health 2020;2(4):53–63. DOI:

Charron LM, Milstein C, Moyers SI*, Abildso CG, Chriqui JF. Do state comprehensive planning statutes address physical activity? Implications for rural communities. Int J Environ Res Public Health2021;18(22):12190.

Ducatman A, Dixon R. “The Appalachian Environment.”  In: Scutchfield D., Wykoff R., eds. Appalachian Health.  UP of Kentucky, 2022.

Henderson, H. L., & Sendall, M. C. (2021). Positioning the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Firmly in the Center of Health Promotion Pedagogy. Pedagogy in Health Promotion.

Koskela A, Ducatman A, Schousboe J, Nahhas R, Khalil N. Perfluoroalkyl Substances and Abdominal Aortic Calcification.  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: January 06, 2022.  doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002479

Stout N.  Screening and Referral for Personalized Exercise Prescription: Building an Exercise Community in the Cancer Care Delivery System. Rehabilitation Oncology  40(1):E4-E8, January 2022.

Stout N, Pfalzer L, Drouin J, Litterini, A, Tible, A, Demarse, E. Professional Roles of Oncologic Specialty Physical Therapists in the United States. Rehabilitation Oncology 40(1):7-15, January 2022.

Stout N, Santa Mina D, Lyons K, Robb K, Silver J. A systematic review of rehabilitation and exercise recommendations in oncology guidelines.  CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians 27 October 2020.

T Feinberg, B Coleman, KE Innes, R Kerns, B Jackson, A Lisi, N Majoris, C Brandt (2021). Use of Manual Therapy by Rural Patients Seeking Conventional Pain Management (in press, JMPT). IF 1.6

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. PMID: 31771924

*Last updated on January 28, 2022.