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The most recent publications by SRHRC researchers can be found below. For publications dated before 2010, please visit the Publications Archive.

  • 2017

    Ojinnaka CO, McClellan DA, Weston C, Pekarek K, Helduser JW, Bolin JN. Determinants of HPV vaccine awareness and healthcare providers’ discussion of HPV vaccine among females. Preventive Medicine Reports 2017 Jan 16; 5:257-262. [PMID: 28133601; PMCID: PMC5262500]

    Akinlotan MA, Bolin JN, Helduser JW, Ojinnaka C O, Lichorad A, McClellan DA. Cervical cancer screening barriers and risk factor knowledge among uninsured women. Journal of Community Health. 2017 Feb 2. DOI: 10.1007/s10900-017-0316-9. EPub ahead of print available at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10900-017-0316-9 [PMID: 28155005]

  • 2016

    Edwardson N, Bolin JN, McClellan DA, Nash P, Helduser JW. The cost-effectiveness of training US primary care physicians to conduct colorectal cancer screening in family medicine residency programs. Preventive Medicine. 2016; (85):98-105. [PMID: 26872393]

    McMaughan DK, Huber JC, Forjuoh SN, Vuong AM, Helduser J, Ory MG, Bolin JN. Physician recommendation of diabetes clinical protocols. Hospital Topics. 2016; 94(1):15-21. [PMID: 26980203]

    Ojinnaka CO, Luo W, Ory MG, McMaughan D, Bolin JN. Disparities in Surgical Treatment of Early-Stage Breast Cancer Among Female Residents of Texas: The Role of Racial Residential Segregation. Clinical Breast Cancer. 2016 Oct 19. EPub ahead of print available at: http://www.clinical-breast-cancer.com/article/S1526-8209(16)30370-6/fulltext

  • 2015

    Bolin JN, Bellamy GR, Ferdinand AO, et al. Rural Healthy People 2020: new decade, same challenges. J Rural Health. 2015;31(3):326-333. [PMID: 25953431].

    Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, Kash BA, Helduser JW. (Eds.) (2015). Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 1. College Station, Texas: The Texas A&M University School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center. ISBN#978-1-4951-5242-9

    Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, Kash BA, Helduser JW. (Eds.) (2015). Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 2. College Station, Texas: The Texas A&M University School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center. ISBN#978-1-4951-5243-6

    Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, Ojinnaka C. Rural Access to Quality Health Insurance. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 1. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:1-11.

    Bolin JN, Schultz A, Helduser JW, Ory MG. The Burden of Diabetes in Rural America. Chapter 3. in: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 1. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:43-53.

    Fenton SH, Phillips BU. Rural Health Information Technology Challenges. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 1. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:109-115.

    Ferdinand AO. Social Determinants of Health: Implications for Rural America. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 2. College Station, TX: The Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:95-107.

    Ferdinand AO, Hutchison L. Immunization and Infectious Diseases in Rural America. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 2. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:53-65.

    Ferdinand AO, Johnson L, Brown Speights JS, et al. Access to Quality Health Services in Rural Areas - Primary Care: A Literature Review. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 1. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:13-24.

    Ferdinand AO, Madkins J, McMaughan D, Schulze A. Mental Health and Mental Disorders: A Rural Challenge. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 1. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:55-72.

    Forjuoh SN, Helduser JW, Bolin JN, Ory MG. Challenges associated with multi-institutional multi-site clinical trial collaborations: lessons from a diabetes self-management interventions study in primary care. J Clin Trials. 2015;5(3):1-6.

    Geletko KW, Bellamy G. Tobacco Use in Rural America. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 1. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:127-134.

    Helduser JW, Du Y, Bolin J. Heart Disease and Stroke. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 1. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015: 83-94.

    Helduser JW, Ferdinand A, Bolin J. Physical Activity and Health. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 1. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015: 95-106.

    Kash BA, Hutchison L, Kaul S, Appiah P, Challa S. Rural Oral Health. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 2. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center;2015:29-40.

    Kash BA, McMaughan D, Hutchison L, Tan D. Substance Abuse Trends in Rural America. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 1. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:73-82.

    Johnson CE, Bush RL, Harman J, Bolin JN, Evans Hudnall G, Nguyen AM. Variation in utilization of health care services for rural VA enrollees with mental health-related diagnoses. J Rural Health. 2015;31(3):244-253. [PMID: 25599892].

    McMaughan D, DeSalvo B, Creel L. Maternal and Child Health in Rural United States: Updates and Challenges. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 1. College Station, TX: The Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:119-125.

    McMaughan D, Hugill-Warren L, Pavão C.A.O. Sexual Health and Family Planning in Rural United States: Updates and Challenges. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 2. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:75-85.

    McMaughan D, Lin S. Injury and Violence Prevention in Rural America. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 2. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:87-94.

    Ojinnaka C, Vuong A, Helduser J, et al. Determinants of variations in self-reported barriers to colonoscopy among uninsured patients in a primary care setting. J Community Health. 2015;40(2):260-270. [PMID: 25096763].

    Ojinnaka C, Bolin JN, Nash P, Ory M, McClellan D. Cancer in Rural America. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 2. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:1-14.

    Ojinnaka CO, Choi Y, Kum HC, Bolin JN. Predictors of colorectal cancer screening: does rurality play a role? J Rural Health. 2015;31(3):254-268. [PMID: 25599819].

    Pennel CL, Clark HR, Rahn RN. Rural Health Education and Community-based Programs. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 2. College Station, TX: The Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:15-27.

    Quiram BJ, Ali NM, Babicz KM. Rural Public Health Infrastructure. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 2. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:67-74.

    Radcliff  TA, Kash BA, Ferdinand AO, Schulze A. Nutrition and Weight Loss in Rural Areas. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 1. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:33-41.

    Schulze A, Bolin JN, Radcliff T. Rural Access to Quality Emergency Services. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 1. College Station, TX: The Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:25-32.

    Towne SD Jr, Smith ML, Pulczinski J, Lee C, Ory MG. Older Adults. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 1. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:107-118.

    Towne SD Jr, Lee C, Smith ML, Pulczinski J, Swierc SM, Coughlin R, Roach A, Ory MG. Health-related Quality of Life and Well-Being. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 2. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:41-52.

  • 2014

    Adepoju OE, Bolin JN, Phillips CD, Zhao H, Ohsfeldt RL, McMaughan DK, Helduser JW, Forjuoh SN.  Effects of diabetes self-management programs on time-to-hospitalization among patients with type 2 diabetes: A survival analysis model.  Patient Edu Couns 2014; 95(1): 111-117. [PMID: 24468198]

    Forjuoh SN, Bolin JN, Huber JC, Vuong AM, Adepoju OE, Helduser JW, Begaye DS, Robertson A, Moudouni DM, Bonner TJ, McLeroy KR, Ory MG.  Behavioral and technological interventions targeting glycemic control in a racially/ethnic diverse population: a randomized controlled trial.  BMC Public Health 2014; 14: 71. [PMID: 24450992]

    Forjuoh SN, Bolin JN, Vuong AM, Helduser JW, McMaughan DK, Ory MG.  Primary care physicians’ perceptions of diabetes treatment protocols.  Tex Med 2014; 110(1); e1. [PMID: 24395516]

  • 2013

    Adepoju OE, Bolin JN, Ohsfeldt RL, Phillips CD, Zhao H, Ory MG, Forjuoh SN.  Can chronic disease management programs for patients with type 2 diabetes reduce productivity-related indirect costs of the disease? Evidence from a randomized controlled trial.  Popul Health Manag 2013; Oct 23 [Epub ahead of print]. [PMID: 24152055]

    Alexander JL, Helduser JW, Kinkler N, Wiggins M.  (2013) First in East Texas: the History and Legacy of the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System. Tyler, TX: East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System. ISBN#978-0-615-79999-5Appiah B, Hong Y, Ory MG, Helduser JW, Begaye D, Bolin JN, Forjuoh SN.  Challenges and opportunities for implementing diabetes self-management guidelines. J Am Board Fam Med 2013; 26(1): 90-92. [PMID: 23288286]

    Appiah B, Hong Y, Ory MG, et al. Challenges and opportunities for implementing diabetes self-management guidelines. J Am Board Fam Med 2013;26(1):90-92. [PMID: 23288286].

    Bolin J, Ory M, Wilson M, Salge L. Diabetes education kiosks in a Latino community. Diabetes Educ 2013 Mar-Apr; 39(2): 204-212. [PMID: 23435404]

    Helduser JW, Bolin JN, Vuong AM, Moudouni DM, Begaye DS, Huber JC, Ory MG, Forjuoh SN.  Factors associated with successful completion of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program by adults with type 2 diabetes.  Fam Community Health 2013; 36(2): 147-157. [PMID: 23455685]

  • 2012

    Vuong AM, Huber JC Jr, Bolin JN, Ory MG, Moudouni DM, Helduser J, Begaye D, Bonner TJ, Forjuoh SN.  Factors affecting acceptability and usability of technological approaches to diabetes self-management: a case study.  Diabetes Technol Ther 2012; 14(12): 1178-1182. Epub 2012 Sep 26. [PMID: 23013155]

  • 2011

    Ahn S, Burdine JN, Smith ML, Ory MG, Phillips CD. Residential rurality and oral health disparities: influences of contextual and individual factors. J Prim Prev. 2011;32(1):29-41. [PMID: 21249452].

    Arandia G, Nalty C, Sharkey JR, Dean WR. Diet and acculturation among Hispanic/Latino older adults in the United States: a review of literature and recommendations. J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr. 2011;31(1):16-37. [PMID: 22335438].

    Bellamy GR, Bolin JN, Gamm LD. Rural Healthy People 2010, 2020 and beyond: the need goes on. Fam Community Health. 2011;34(2):182-188. [PMID: 21378515].

    Bolin JN, Gamm L, Vest JR, Edwardson N, Miller TR. Patient-centered medical homes: will health care reform provide new options for rural communities and providers? Fam Community Health. 2011;34(2):93-101. [PMID: 21378505].

    Bolin, JN, Ory MG, Wilson AD, Salge L, Wilson M. Dissemination of a low-literacy diabetes education kiosk tool in South Texas to address diabetes health disparities. TPHA Journal 2011; 63(1):12-15.

    Carrillo Zuniga G, Mier N, Seol YH, Villarreal E, Garza N, Zuniga MA. Home hazards assessment among elderly in South Texas colonias. Tex Public Health J. 2011;(63):14-17.

    Carrillo Zuniga G, Kirk S, Hernandez D, et al. Multi-institutional collaboration to develop asthma education for school settings in South Texas. Public Health Rep. 2011;126(3):130-144.

    Clark HR, St. John JA, Stephenson MT, Johns M, Berkowitz J. (2011).  Implementing a second-hand smoke intervention in two Texas colonias: The case of Sabemos: Por Respeto, No Se Fuma Aqui. In Brann’s Contemporary Case Studies in Health Communication: Theoretical & Applied Approaches.  Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing. (Chapter)

    Dean WR, Sharkey JR, Johnson CM, Valdez Z. Food vending and acquisition in Texas border region Pulgas (flea markets) from both sides of the counter. J Hunger Environ Nutr. 2011;6(4):458-476.

    Dean WR, Sharkey JR. Food insecurity, social capital and perceived personal disparity in a predominantly rural region of Texas: an individual-level analysis. Soc Sci Med. 2011;72(9):1454-1462. [PMID: 21497429].

    Dean WR, Sharkey JR, St John J. Pulga (flea market) contributions to the retail food environment of colonias in the South Texas border region. J Am Diet Assoc. 2011;111(5):705-710. [PMID: 21515116]. 

    Dean WR, Sharkey JR. Rural and urban differences in the associations between characteristics of the community food environment and fruit and vegetable intake. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2011;43(6):426-433. [PMID: 21616721].

    Dean WR, Sharkey JR, and Johnson CM. Food insecurity is associated with social capital, perceived personal disparity and partnership status among older and senior adults in a largely rural area of central Texas. J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr. 2011;30(2):169-186. [PMID: 21598165].

    Dunn RA, Sharkey JR, Lotade-Manje J, Bouhlal Y, Nayga RM. Socio-economic status, racial composition and the affordability of fresh fruits and vegetables in neighborhoods of a large rural region in Texas. Nutr J. 2011;10:6. [PMID: 21244688].

    Dunn RA, Sharkey JR, Horel S. The effect of fast-food availability on fast-food consumption and obesity among rural residents: an analysis by race/ethnicity. Econ Hum Biol. 2012;10(1):1-13. [PMID: 22094047]. 

    Forjuoh SN, Huber C, Bolin JN, et al. Provision of counseling on diabetes self-management: are there any age disparities? Patient Educ Couns. 2011;85(2):133-139. [PMID: 20863646].

    Johnson CM, Sharkey JR, Dean WR. It’s all about the children: a participant-driven photo-elicitation study of Mexican-origin mothers' food choices. BMC Womens Health. 2011;11:41. [PMID: 21943081].

    Sukovic M, Sharf BF, Sharkey JR, St. John J. Seasoning for the soul: Empowerment through food preparation among Mexican women in the Texas colonias. Food and Foodways 2011 19:3, 228-247.

    McCord C, Elliott T, Wendel M, et al. Community capacity and teleconference counseling in rural Texas. Prof Psychol Res Pr. 2011.

    Mier N, Tanguma J, Millard AV, Villarreal EK, Alen M, Ory MG. A pilot walking program for Mexican-American women living in colonias at the border. Am J Health Promot. 2011;25(3):172-175. [PMID: 21192746].

    Millard AV, Graham MA, Wang X, et al. Pilot of a diabetes primary prevention program in a hard-to-reach, low-income, immigrant Hispanic population. J Immigr Minor Health. 2011;13(5):906-913. [PMID: 21061063].

    Ory MG, Smith ML, Bolin, JN. Forward: Contextualizing rurality for family and community health research. Fam Community Health. 2011;34(2):90-92. [PMID: 21378504].

    Sexton K, Salinas JJ, McDonald TJ, et al. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in maternal and umbilical cord blood from pregnant Hispanic women living in Brownsville, Texas. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2011;8(8):3365-3379. [PMID: 21909312].

    Sharkey JR, Johnson CM, Dean WR. Nativity is associated with sugar-sweetened beverage and fast-food meal consumption among Mexican-origin women in Texas border colonias. Nutr J. 2011;10:101. [PMID: 21962014].

    Sharkey JR, Johnson CM, Dean WR, Horel SA. Association between proximity to and coverage of traditional fast-food restaurants and nontraditional fast-food outlets and fast-food consumption among rural adults. Int J Health Geogr. 2011;10:37. [PMID: 21599955].

    Sharkey JR, Johnson CM, Dean WR, Horel SA. Focusing on fast food restaurants alone underestimates the relationship between neighborhood deprivation and exposure to fast food in a large rural area. Nutr J. 2011;10:10. [PMID: 21266055].

    Sharkey JR, Johnson CM, Dean WR. Less-healthy eating behaviors have a greater association with a high level of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among rural adults than among urban adults. Food Nutr Res. 2011;55. [PMID: 21845142].

    Sharkey JR, Johnson CM, and Dean WR. Relationship of household food insecurity to health-related quality of life in a large sample of rural and urban women. Women Health. 2011;51(5):442-460. [PMID: 21797678].

    Sharkey JR, Dean WR, Johnson CM. Association of household and community characteristics with adult and child food insecurity among Mexican-origin households in colonias along the Texas-Mexico border. Int J Equity Health. 2011;10:19. [PMID: 21569496]. 

    Sharkey JR, Dean WR, Johnson CM . Country of birth is associated with very low food security among Mexican American older adults living in colonias along the south Texas border with Mexico. J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr. 2011;30(2):187-200. [PMID: 21598166].

    Smith ML, Bazzarre TL, Frisco J, Jackman BA, Cox NJ, Ory MG. Transformation of a rural community for active living. Fam Community Health. 2011;34(2):163-172. [PMID: 21378513].

    Suarez L, Felkner M, Brender JD, Canfield MA.  Dieting to lose weight and occurrence of neural tube defects in offspring of Mexican-American women. Matern Child Health J. 2011;16(4):844-849. [PMID: 21512779].

    Sukovic M, Sharf BF, Sharkey JR, St. John J. Seasoning for the soul: Empowerment through food preparation among Mexican women in the Texas colonias. Food Foodways. 2011;19(3):228-247.

    Wendel ML, Brossart DF, Elliott TR, McCord C, Diaz MA. Use of technology to increase access to mental health services in a rural Texas community. Fam Community Health. 2011;34(2):134-140. [PMID: 21378510].

    Tai-Seale M, Bolin JN, Bao X, Street R. Management of chronic pain among older patients: inside primary care in the US. Eur J Pain. 2011;15(10):1087.e1-8. [PMID: 21784680].

    Zuniga GC, Hernandez T, Kirk S, et al. On linkages: a multi-institutional collaboration to develop asthma education for school settings in south Texas. Public Health Rep. 2011;126(1):139-144. [PMID: 21337940].

  • 2010

    Carrillo Zuniga, G, Mier N., Seol, YH., Zuniga MA. Use of household safety devices among South Texas Colonia Residents. Texas Journal of Public Health 2010; 62(1):24-27.

    Forjuoh SN, Bolin JN, Gupta M, et al. Disparities in diabetes management by race/ethnicity in a primary care clinic in central Texas. Texas Med. 2010;106(11):e1. [PMID: 21104573].

    Forjuoh SN, Bolin JN, Gupta M, et al. Disparities in diabetes management by race/ethnicity in a primary care clinic in central Texas. Texas Med. 2010;106(11):e1. [PMID: 21104573].

    Mier N, Ory M, Zhan D, Villarreal E, Alen M, Bolin JN. Ethnic and health correlates of diabetes-related amputations at the Texas-Mexico border. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2010;28(3):214-220. [PMID: 20963269].

    Vest JR, Bolin JN, Miller TR, Gamm LD, Siegrist TE, Martinez LE. Medical homes: “where you stand on definitions depends on where you sit”. Med Care Res Rev. 2010;67(4):393-411. [PMID: 20448255].

    Zuniga MA, Carrillo‐Zuniga G, Seol YH, Fos PJ. Multi‐criteria assessment of county public health capability disparities. J Health Hum Serv Adm. 2009;32(3):238-258. [PMID: 20099579].

    Publications prior to 2010