College of Public Health students graduating




Alexander, L.A., Trinidad, D.R., Sakuma, K., Pokhrel, P., Herzog T., Clanton, M.S., Moolchan, E.T., Fagan, P., (In press). Why we must continue to investigate menthol’s role in the African American smoking paradox. Nicotine & Tobacco Research.

Fagan, P., Moolchan, E.T., Pokhrel, P., Herzog, T.A., Cassel, K.D., Pagano, I., Franke, A. Koholokula, K., Sy, Angela, Alexander, L., Trinidad, D., Sakuma, K., Johnson, C.A., Antoino, A., Jorgensen, D., Lynch, T., Kawamoto, C.T., Clanton, M.S., Addictive Carcinogens Workgroup. (In press). Biomarkers of tobacco smoke exposure in racial/ethnic groups at high risk for lung cancer.American Journal of Public Health.

Mendiondo MS, Alexander LA, Crawford T. Differences in health profiles for menthol and non-menthol smokers: Findings from the national health interview survey. First published online for       Addiction 8 Nov 2010

Alexander LA, Crawford T, Mendiondo MS. Occupational status, worksite cessation programs   and policies and menthol smoking on quitting behaviors of  US smoker. First published online for Addiction 8 Nov 2010

Shavers VL, Fagan P, Alexander LA, et. al.  Workplace and home smoking restrictions and racial/ethnic variation in the prevalence and intensity of current cigarette smoking among women by poverty status, TUS-CPS 1998-1999 and 2001-2002.  J Epidemiol Community Health, Volume 60, Number 8, p. 34-43, 2006.

Kathryn Cardarelli, Ph.D.

Cardarelli R, Roper KL, Cardarelli K, Feltner F, Prater S, Ledford M, Justice B, Reese DR, Wagner P, Cantrell C.  Identifying community perspectives for a lung cancer screening awareness campaign in Appalachian Kentucky: The Terminate Lung Cancer (TLC) Study. J Cancer Education.  In Press.

 Akinboro O, Linnear K, Ottenbacher A, Harrison R, Martin M, James T, Martin E, Parikh A, Cardarelli KM.  Racial/ethnic disparities in health and healthcare: knowledge and perceptions of public health workers implementing a statewide community transformation grant. J Racial Ethnic Health Disparities. In Press.

 Zhang S, Rust G, Cardarelli K, Felizzola J, Fransua M, Stringer HE.  Adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy on clinical and economic outcomes for Medicaid enrollees with HIV and hepatitis C co-infection.  AIDS Care.  2015;27(7):829-35 PMID: 25814041

 Johnson ES, Cardarelli K, Jadhav S, Chedjieu IP, Farawami M, Fischbach L, Ndetan H, Wells TLC, Patel KV, Katyal A.  Cancer mortality in the meat and delicatessen departments of supermarkets (1950-2006).  Environment International 2015;77:70-5.

 Grant J, Cardarelli KM.  Evaluation of the effect of areca nut use during pregnancy in the commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.  Obstetrics and Gynecology 2014;123 Suppl 1:54S-5S.PMID: 24770219

 Ottenbacher A, Harrison R, Martin M, Martin E, James T, Linnear K, Parikh A, Moore P, Cardarelli KM.  Differences in environmental perceptions, physical activity, and weight status in rural and urban counties in Texas. Texas Public Health Journal 2014;66(2):16-18.

 Gandhi S, Felini MJ, Ndetan H, Cardarelli KM, Johnson ES.  A pilot case-cohort study of brain cancer in poultry and control workers.  Nutrition and Cancer 2014: 1-8.PMID: 24564367

 Offutt-Powell TN, Ojha RP, Qualls-Hampton R, Stonechiper S, Singh KP, Cardarelli KM.  Parental risk perception and influenza vaccination of children in daycare centres. Epidemiology and Infection.  2013;Apr 18:1-PMID:  23594431

 Cardarelli KM, Ottenbacher A, Linnear K, Paul M, Martin M, Akinboro O, Chen J, Phillips N, and the Dallas Cancer Disparities Coalition Community Advisory Board.  Reducing breast cancer screening barriers among underserved women in South Dallas.  Texas Public Health Journal 2013;65(1):14-9.

 Hinson AM, Cardarelli R, Cardarelli KM.  Clinical service characteristics and initiation of the human papillomavirus vaccination series in an academic clinic setting.  Texas Medicine 2012;108(10):e1.PMID: 23033153

 Zhang S, Cardarelli KM, Shim R, Ye J, Booker KL, Rust G.  Racial disparities in economic and clinical outcomes of pregnancy among Medicaid recipients.  Maternal and Child Health Journal 2013, October 17, 2013.PMID: 23065298

 Cardarelli KM, Jackson R, Martin M, Linnear K, Lopez R, Senteio C, Weaver P, Hill A,  Epperson-Brown M, Parrish D, Newton JR, Haley S, Vishwanatha JK, Johnson ES.  Community-based participatory approach to reduce breast cancer disparities in South Dallas.  Progress in Community Health Partnerships, Winter 2011;5(4):375-385.

 Richard Crosby, PhD.

Crosby RA, Milhausen RR, Sanders SA, Graham CA, Yarber WL. Condoms are more effective when applied by males: A study of young Black males in the United States. Annals of Epidemiology (in press).

Crosby RA, Graham CA, Milhausen RR, Sanders SA, Yarber WL, Shrier LA. Associations between rushed condom application and condom use errors and problems. Sex Trans Infect (in press).

Crosby RA, Graham CA, Milhausen RR, Sanders SA, Yarber WL, et al. Desire to father a child and condom use: A study of young Black males at risk of sexually transmitted infections. Int J STD AIDS (in press).

Crosby RA, Geter A, Ricks JM, Jones JT, Salazar LS. A developmental investigation of age of sexual debut and subsequent sexual risk behaviors: A study of high-risk young Black males. Sexual Health (in press).

Crosby RA, Ricks JM, Geter A, Salazar LF, Jones J. Predictors of conceiving a pregnancy: A longitudinal study of young Black males. J Men’s Health 2014;11:130-138

Crosby RA, Charnigo RJ, Salazar LF, Pasternak R, Terrell I, Ricks J, Taylor S. Enhancing condom use among young black males: A randomized controlled trial. Am J Public Health 2014;104:2219-2225.

Crosby RA, Salazar LF. Reduction of Condom Use Errors From a Brief, Clinic-Based Intervention: A Study of Young Black Males. Sex Transm Infect (in press).

Crosby RA, Milhausen RR, Graham CA, Yarber WL, Sanders SA, Charnigo R, Shrier LA. Condom use motivations and selected behaviors with new versus established sex partners. Sexual Health (in press).

Kate Eddens, Ph.D.

Vanderpool RC, Williams CM, Klawitter A, Eddens K. Effective Dual Method Contraceptive Use and HPV Vaccination among U.S. Adolescent and Young Adult Females. Women’s Health Issues. 2014;24(5):543–550

Kreuter MW, McBride TD, Caburnay C, Poor T, Sanders-Thompson V, Alcaraz KI, Eddens KS, Rath S, Perkins H, Casey C. What can health communication science offer for ACA implementation? Five evidence-informed strategies for expanding Medicaid enrollment. The Milbank Quarterly. 2014;92(1):40-62.

Purnell JQ, Griffith J, Eddens KS, Kreuter MW. Mobile Technology, Cancer Prevention, and Health Status among Diverse, Low-income Adults. American Journal of Health Promotion. Epub ahead of print, November 7, 2013.

Eddens KS. Guiding principles for collaborative research with 2-1-1. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2012;43(6S5):S512–S517.

Purnell JQ, Kreuter MW, Eddens KS, Ribisl KM, Hannon P, Fernandez ME, Jobe D, Gemmel S, Morris M, and Fagin D. Cancer Control Needs of 2-1-1 Callers in Missouri, North Carolina, Texas, and Washington. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2012;23(2):752-767.

Eddens KS, Kreuter MW, Archer K. Proactive screening for health needs in United Way’s 2-1-1 information and referral service. Journal of Social Services Research. 2011;37(2):113-123

Eddens KS, Kreuter MW, Morgan JC, Beatty KE, Jasim SA, Garibay L, Tao D, Buskirk TD, Jupka KA. Disparities by Race and Ethnicity in Cancer Survivor Stories Available on the Web. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2009;11(4):e50. Available from:

Eddens K, Kreuter M, Snider R. Screen for Life: Using Targeted Health Messages to Increase Participation in a State Colorectal Cancer Screening Program. Cases in Public Health Communication & Marketing. 2007 June. Available from:

Dissertation:   Eddens KS. Assessing social and communication networks and knowledge of the 2010 Affordable Care Act in a socioeconomically disadvantaged population[Order No. 3518572]. Washington University in St. Louis; 2012. Available through ProQuest Dissertations & Theses.

Ramona Stone, Ph.D.

Stone, R., Barber, G., Hendrix, S. (in press) “Validation and Predictive Ability of the North Carolina FamilyAssessment Scale for the Intensive In-Home Visitation Program in Kentucky” Journal of Social Research and Policy, Vol. 5, Issue No. 2

Thompson, M., Stone, R., Ochs, D, Litvan, I. (2013) “Primary Health Care Providers’ Knowledge Gaps on Parkinson’s disease”, Educational Gerontology, Vol 39, Issue 11.

Stone, R., Deck, S., Barber, G. Donovan, T. (2011) “Development of a Screening Tool to Improve Management of the Welfare Caseload in Kentucky”, Journal of Social Research and Policy, Vol. 2, Issue No. 1

Stone, R., Vanderpool, R., Barbee, A., Patrick, D. (2011) “Quality of Life in Clarksdale Public Housing” Social Work Review Vol. 2011 No. 1

Stone, R., Hendrix, S.  (2010)  “Evaluation of the Youth Alcohol Initiative Program in the ‘Bourbon Country’ of Kentucky” Journal of Social Research and Policy Vol. 1, No. 1

Peiper, N., Stone, R., Van Zyl, M., Rodu, B (2010) “Tobacco Risk Perceptions among University Faculty” Drug and  Alcohol Research Vol 29, No. 2

Stone, R., Barbee, A., Patrick, D. (2007) “An Approach to Housing for the Poor in the United States: HOPE VImRevitalization in the Clarksdale Neighborhood” Social Work Review, Vol. 2007 No. 3-4

Negrey, C., Stone, R., Lee, S. & Barber, G.  (2007) “Mobility from Part-Time to Full-Time Employment Among Kentucky Welfare Leavers” Journal of Poverty, Vol. 11 No. 2

Studts, C., Stone, R., & Barber, G. (2006). “Predictors of Access to Health Care Services among Groups of TANF Recipients in Kentucky” Social Service Review, Vol. 80 No. 3.

Barber, G., Stone, R., Shade S. (2003) “Welfare Reform in Kentucky: A five-year evaluation” Insights on Southern  Poverty Vol.1 No.2

Christina Studts, Ph.D.

 Studts, C. R., & van Zyl, M. A. (under review). Differential item functioning in items measuring disruptive behavior problems in preschoolers.

Polaha, J. Williams, S. L. Heflinger, C. A., & Studts, C. R. (2015). The perceived stigma of mental health services among rural parents of children with psychosocial concerns. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. E-pub ahead of print. PMID: 26071754

 Bush, M. L., Hardin, B., Rayle, C., Lester, C., Studts, C. R., & Shinn, J. B. (2015). Rural barriers to early diagnosis and treatment of infant hearing loss in Appalachia. Otology & Neurotology, 36, 93-98. PMCID: PMC4268139.

 Studts, C. R., & van Zyl, M. A. (2013). Identification of developmentally appropriate screening items for disruptive behavior problems in preschoolers. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 41, 851-863. PMCID: PMC3708973.

 Studts, C. R., *Tarasenko, Y., & Schoenberg, N. E. (2013). Barriers to cervical cancer prevention among middle-aged and older Appalachian women. Journal of Community Health, 38, 500-512. PMCID: PMC3600402.

Studts, C. R., Tarasenko, Y., Schoenberg, N. E., Shelton, B. J., Hatcher-Keller, J., &  Dignan, M. B. (2012). A community-based randomized trial of a faith-placed intervention to reduce cervical cancer in Appalachia. Preventive Medicine, 54, 408-414. PMCID: PMC3368037

Knudsen, H. K., Studts, C. R., & Studts, J. L. (2012). The implementation of smoking cessation counseling in substance abuse treatment. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 39, 28-41.  PMCID: PMC3189278

Mark Swanson, Ph.D.

Bryant, C., Courtney, A., McDermott, J., Lindenberger, J., Swanson, M., Mayer, A., Panzera, A., Khaliq, M., Schneider, T., Wright, A., Lefebvre, R.,  and Biroscak, B. Community-Based Prevention Marketing for Policy Development: A New Planning Framework for Coalitions. Social Marketing Quarterly 20(4):219-246.

Biroscak, B., Schneider, T., Panzera, A., Bryant, C., McDermott, R., Mayer, A., Khaliq, M., Lindenberger, J., Courtney, A., Swanson, M., Wright, A., and Hovmand, P. Applying Systems Science to Evaluate a Community-Based Social Marketing Innovation: A Case Study. Social Marketing Quarterly  20 (4):247-267

Swanson M, Schoenberg NE, Davis R, Wright S, Dollarhide K. (2013) Perceptions of Healthy Eating and Influences on the Food Choices of Appalachian Youth. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 45(2):147-153.

Swanson, M., Schoenberg, N.E., Erwin, H., Davis, R. (2013) Perspectives on Physical Activity and Exercise among Appalachian Youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 10:42-47.

Stephenson, L., Swanson, M., Stamper, C., Peritore, N., Allen, R., & Case, C. (2011). All-Star Dads Social Marketing Campaign: Utilizing Formative Evaluation to Increase Men’s Physical Activity. Journal of NEAFCS. 6:46-56.

Swanson, M, Studts, CR, Bardach SH, Bersamin A, Schoenberg NE. (2011) Intergenerational energy balance interventions: a systematic literature review. Health Education & Behavior 38(2):171-197.

 Swanson, M., Branscum, A., and Nakayima, P. J. (2009). Promoting consumption of fruit in elementary school cafeterias. The effects of slicing apples and oranges. Appetite, 53(2), 264-267.

Swanson, M. (2008). "Digital Photography as a Tool to Measure School Cafeteria Consumption." Journal of School Health 78(8): 432-437.


Robin Vanderpool, Dr.PH. 

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Corrine Williams, Sc.D. ****info being uploaded soon*******