This collection features publications by faculty and staff in the School of Health Sciences, which connects outside healthcare researchers to Walden University's latest research in today’s health environments.

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Submissions from 2017

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Addressing Critical Multiculturalism in Online Education Using a Poly-Framework Approach, Srikanta Banerjee and Jill A. Firtell

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Diabetes and Cardiorenal Syndrome: Understanding the “Triple Threat”, Srikanta Banerjee and Raymond Panas

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Understanding Health Literacy Skills in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes, Paticia Laubach Dunn, Vasileios Margaritis, and Cheryl L. Anderson

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Roles of Attitudes and Intentions in Predicting Adherence to Oral Diabetes Medications, EK Fai, Cheryl Anderson, and Victor Ferreros

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Perceptions of Women Receiving Services from Domestic Violence Advocacy and Counseling Programs, Lisa Y. Proby

Submissions from 2016

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Digital Health Education for the Fully Online College Student: An Exploratory Study, Shelley N. Armstrong Dr. and Michelle M. Burcin

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Motivating Positive Condom Use Intentions among High School Students Through Teacher-Student Led HIV/AIDS Education Program in a Rural District of Ghana., Adam Awulo and Hadi Danawi

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Relationship of Various Infection Control Interventions to the Prevalence of Multidrug-Resistant Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Among U.S. Hospitals, Victor Buford, Vibha Kumar, and Bernice Roberts Kennedy

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A Model for HIV Disclosure of a Parent's And/Or a Child's Illness, Gary J. Burkholder Jr and Grace Gachanja

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Reducing Disparities by way of a Cancer Disparities Research Training Program, Lee S. Caplan, Tabia H. Akintobi, Tandeca K. Gordon, Tiffany Zellner, Selina A. Smith, and Daniel S. Blumenthal

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Interpersonal Violence Is Associated With Increased Severity of Geriatric Facial Trauma, Joseph E. Cillo Jr and Talmage Holmes

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Maternal Mortality in Chad., Hadi Danawi, Shon Deen, and Tala Hasbini

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Targeting Unintended Teen Pregnancy in the U.S., Hadi Danawi, Bryant Zenobia, and Tala Hasbini

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Enhancing informal patient education in nursing practice: A review of the literature, Paticia Laubach Dunn and Karen L. Milheim

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COPD in farmers: what have we learnt?, Leslie Elliott and Susanna von Essen

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Evaluation of a Temporary, Immersive Learning Community based on Worldschooling, Aimee Ferraro

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Characteristics of Childhood Lead Poisoning Among Tennessee Children Ages One to Five Years, 2009–2013, D. M. Ford, Vasileios Margaritis, and Aaron Mendelsohn

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Characteristics of childhood lead poisoning among Tennessee children ages one to five years, 2009–2013, D. M. Ford, Vasileios Margaritis, and A.B. Mendeshon

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2014 Missouri School Health Profiles and Teacher Professional Development, Kimberly Kato and Regan Dodd

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Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission, Literacy, Ethnicity, Education, and Wealth in Kenya, Eunice Kimunai, Pete B. Anderson, and S. Kapella-Mashigeni

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Transforming Care of the Behavioral Health Patient in an Emergency Department Setting, Theresa J. Kubiel

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Are We Sending the Wrong Message When We Ask Health Care Workers to Wash Their Hands?, Sharon Kurtz

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Gender differences in oral health status and behavior of Greek dental students: A meta-analysis of 1981, 2000, and 2010 data, E Mamai-Homata, H Koletsi-Kounari, and Vasileios Margaritis

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Perceptions of Stroke Risks among West African Male Immigrants in San Diego: A Qualitative Investigation, Vasileios Margaritis, Jeanne Connors, and Lawrence Agi

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Willingness of Australian health educators and health promotion officers to conduct rapid HIV testing, Angela W. Prehn, Anthony J. Santella, Jacquie Fraser, and E Boye-Codjoe

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Self-Esteem and Risky Behaviors Among Residents of a Tanzanian Sugar Plantation: A Brief Report, Cara E. Rice, Abigail Norris Turner, Sabine Mtweve, and Alison H. Norris

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Willingness of Certified Health Education Specialists to conduct rapid HIV testing: Results from the Promoting Research on Methods in Screening Expertise Study, Anthony J. Santella, Jacquie Fraser, and Angela Prehn

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Willingness of Australian health educators and health promotion officers to conduct rapid HIV testing, Anthony J. Santella, Jacquie Fraser, Angela W. Prehn, and E Boye-Codjoe

Submissions from 2015

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The Role of Ultrasound in the Lebanese Outreach Setting, Reem Abu-Rustum, Fouad M. Ziade, and Hadi Danawi

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CYP2A6 Polymorphisms May Strengthen Individualized Treatment for Nicotine Dependence, Yawo M. Akrodou

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Use Mobile Communication Technologies to Increase Students’ Feelings of Connectedness and Instructor Support, Shelley N. Armstrong Dr.

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Depression in Student-Athletes: a Particularly At-Risk Group? A Systematic Review of the Literature, Shelley N. Armstrong Dr., Michelle M. Burcin, Wendy Bjerke Ph.D., and Jody O. Early

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Use Digital Communication Tools to Enhance Online Communities of Inquiry, Shelley N. Armstrong Dr., Michelle M. Burcin, and Jody O. Early

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Factors Associated with a Lack of Pap Smear Utilization in Women Exposed in Utero to Diethylstilbestrol, Elizabeth A. Camp, Angela W. Prehn, Ji Shen, Arthur Herbst, William C. Strohsnitter, Christopher Hobday, Stanley J. Robboy, and Ervin Adam

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A Review of Fatherhood Related Issues in the Country of Lebanon, Hadi Danawi and Tala Hasbini

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Exploring Racial Disparity in St. Louis City Fetal-Infant Death, Hadi Danawi and Marie Peoples

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The Association between Sleep Loss and Women’s Wellness Decisions, Gudeta D. Fufaa and Amber S. Linde

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A Couple’s Marital Disharmony and its Psychological Effects on their Children during the HIV Disclosure Process in Kenya, Grace Gachanja

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A Rapid Assessment of Post-Disclosure Experiences of Urban HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative School-Aged Children in Kenya, Grace Gachanja

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The Strong Temple, Wayne J. Jacobs

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Health Care Education Is a Lifeline for the National Economy, Mountasser Kadrie Dr.

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Childhood Obesity: Injuries, Physical Activity Recommendations and Behavior Change Strategies, Kimberly Kato

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Challenging the efficacy of different dental bleaching protocols, A. Koniaris and Vasileios Margaritis

Diffusion of Rapid HIV Oral Testing Among Dental Professionals, E Mamai-Homata, H Koletsi-Kounari, J Snodgrass, Vasileios Margaritis, and Michelle Connor

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An initial survey of health management online programs: commonalities, differences, and future trends, Linda J. Mast, Anne M. Hewitt, and Donald Zimmerman

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Developing an online direct-assessment competency-based Masters of Healthcare Administration: Insights, challenges, and lessons learned, Lisa Monica McIntyre-Hite, Mountasser Kadrie Dr., Heather Pederson, and Terry Hudgins

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The Power of the Context Map: Designing Realistic Outcome Evaluation Strategies and Other Unanticipated Benefits, Ralph Renger and Jirina Foltysova

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Oral Health Practices of State and Non-State-Funded Licensed Childcare Centers in Wisconsin, Usa, Dana Scheunemann, Michael Schwab, and Vasileios Margaritis

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Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza Surveillance and Disease Severity, David Segal and T V. Feldblyum

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Life Course Exposure to Smoke and Early Menopause and Menopausal Transition, H Tawfik, J Kline, J Jacobson, P Tehranifar, A Protacio, A Flom, J.D. Cirillo, B.A. Cohn, and M.B. Terry

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Contaminated Irrigation Water and the Associated Public Health Risks, Tsanangurayi Tongesayi

Client-Centered Care Approach to Group Home Care, Peniel M. Wambugu

Submissions from 2014

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An Evaluation of a College Exercise Leader Program: Using Exercise Science Students as Advocates for Behavior Modification, Shelley N. Armstrong Dr., Daniel R. Henderson, Michelle M. Burcin, and Brian M. Williams

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Impact of Invasive Fungal Infections on Mortality, Length of Hospital Stay, and Costs in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients, Jenny Cai, Angela W. Prehn, Haran Schlamm, Massimiliano Mucci, and Aimee Ferraro

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Change of Optical Properties of Contemporary Polychromatic Resin Composites After Light Curing and Finishing, Sofia Diamantopoulou, Efstratios Papazoglou, Vasileios Margaritis, and A Kakaboura

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HIV-Positive Parents’ Accounts on Disclosure Preparation Activities in Kenya, Grace Gachanja, Gary Burkholder, and Aimee Ferraro

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HIV-Positive Parents, HIV-Positive Children, and HIV-Negative Children’s Perspectives on Disclosure of a Parent’s and Child’s Illness in Kenya, Grace Gachanja, Gary J. Burkholder Jr, and Aimee Ferraro

Parents' and Children's Emotions Spanning the HIV Disclosure Process in Kenya, Grace Gachanja, Gary J. Burkholder, and Aimee Ferraro

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Parents' and children's emotions spanning the HIV disclosure process in Kenya, Grace Gachanja, Gary J. Burkholder Jr, and Aimee Ferraro

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Traditional Teaching and its Effect on Research-Based Teaching: Science via Online Instruction, LaToya N. Johnson, Dana Marie Thomas, and K. Y. Williams

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Sweet Liking is Associated with Transformation of Heavy Drinking into Alcohol-Related Problems in Young Adults with High Novelty Seeking, Alexy Kampov-Polevoy, Leslie Lange, Geogiy Bobashev, Barry Eggleston, Tammy Root, and James C. Garbutt

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Relationship Between Demographics and Breastfeeding Behavior Among HIV Positive Women in Kenya, Eunice Kimunai, Salome Kapella-Mshigeni, Peter B. Anderson, and Angela W. Prehn

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Mother-Child Communication about Sexual Health, HPV and Cervical Cancer among Antenatal Clinic Attendees in Johannesburg, South Africa, K Leser, Shelley Francis, and J Nelson

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Does the Perception of Psychosocial Factors Increase the Risk of Pesticide Exposure among Seasonal Hispanic Farmworkers?, Donna L. Levesque and Ahmed A. Arif

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Challenges in Assessing Erosive Tooth Wear, Vasileios Margaritis and J Nunn

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Exploring the Impact of an Interprofessional Care Protocol on the Patient Experience and Outcomes for Seniors with Diabetes, Linda J. Mast, Ateequr Rahman, Diane Bridges, and Neil L. Horsley

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Conservative Treatment of Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw in Multiple Myeloma Patients, P. I. Melea, I. Melakopoulos, E. Kastritis, C. Tesseromatis, Vasileios Margaritis, M. A. Dimopoulos, and E. Terpos

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Physical Activity Patterns Among U.S. Adults with and without Serious Psychological Distress, Catherine A. Okoro, Georjean Stoodt, James E. Rohrer, Tara Wynn Strine, Chaoyang Li, and Lina S. Balluz

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Exploring the Impact of Stress on Pregnancy Loss, Marie Peoples, Anika C. Thrower, and Hadi Danawi

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The Role of Health Education Specialists in Conducting Rapid HIV Testing, Angela W. Prehn, Anthony J. Santella, and Jacquie Fraser

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Comparing Stage at Diagnosis Among Patients with Breast Cancer Served by Military and Civilian Medical Care Systems, Samantha Leigh Fields Salain, J Rohrer, G Peoples, G Stood, and Hadi Danawi

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A Mixed Methods Examination of the Influence of Dimensions of Support on Training Transfer, Laura A. Schindler and Gary J. Burkholder

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Maternal Oral Care: A Health Practitioner’s Toolkit, Anika C. Thrower, Dianne Hogan-Thrower, and Hadi Danawi

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Cessation of Intravaginal Practices to Prevent Bacterial Vaginosis: A Pilot Intervention in Zimbabwean Women, Abigail Norris Turner, Tsungai Chipato, Janneke van de Wijgert, Shelley Francis, Marshall Munjoma, Precious Moyo, and Allahna Esber

Submissions from 2013

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Radon-Contaminated Drinking Water From Private Wells: An Environmental Health Assessment Examining a Rural Colorado Mountain Community’s Exposure, MA Cappello, Aimee Ferraro, Aaron Mendelsohn, and Angela W. Prehn

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Change of Optical Properties of Contemporary Resin Composites after One week and One month Water Aging, Sofia Diamantopoulou, Efstratios Papazoglou, Vasileios Margaritis, Christopher D. Lynch, and Afrodite Kakaboura

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Protective Factors and College Student Drinking Patterns in Pre and Post Katrina New Orleans, David Florkowski, Gayle Walter, John Kowalczyk, and Peter B. Anderson

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HIV-positive parents disclosure-related preparation activities in Kenya, Grace Gachanja, Gary J. Burkholder Jr, and Aimee Ferraro

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Social Epidemiology, Regina A. Galer-Unti

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Faith-based Community Health Interventions: Incorporating Cultural Ecology, the Social Ecological Framework, and Gender Analysis, Kari Hartwig

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Effects of a Nutritional Intervention with the Japanese Vegetarian Food Guide on the Nutritional Characteristics of Japanese Vegetarian, Keiko Nakamoto, Sanae Watanabe, Hideki Kudo, Somboon Noparatanawong, Seika Kamohara, Timothy Radak, Mitsuru Tsuchida, Kyoichi Miyazaki, Dileep S. Sachan, and Akira Tanaka

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Vegetarianism, Timothy Radak

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Intimate Partner Violence Influence on Deliveries Assisted by Skilled Health Personnel, Amany Refaat

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Acceptability and Usability of Self-Collected Sampling for HPV Testing Among African-American Women Living in the Mississippi Delta, Isabel Scarinci, Allison Litton, Isabel Garcés-Palacio, Edward Partridge, and Philip Castle

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U.S. Policies for School Health Education: Opportunities for Advocacy at the Local, State, and National Levels, Marlene K. Tappe and Regina A. Galer-Unti

Submissions from 2012

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Healthcare Innovation Barriers: Results of a Survey of Certified Professional Healthcare Risk Managers, Robert F. Bunting Jr.

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Child, parent, and healthcare professionals' perspectives on HIV infection status disclosure to children, Grace Gachanja, Gary J. Burkholder Jr, and Aimee Ferraro

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Opportunities for Prevention and Advocacy, Regina A. Galer-Unti

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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: An Overview for Manual Therapists, Bart Green, Claire Johnson, Michael Rosenthal, Jonathon Todd Egan, Erin Griffith, and Marion Evans

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Automatic Office Blood Pressure Measured without Doctors or Nurses Present, Joji Ishikawa, Efthimia G. Nasothimiou, Nikos Karpettas, Scott McDoniel, Seth Feltheimer, George Stergiou, Thomas G. Pickering, and Joseph E. Schwartz

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Association between Workplace and Housing Conditions and Use of Pesticide Safety Practices and Personal Protective Equipment among North Carolina Farmworkers in 2010, Donna L. Levesque, Ahmed A. Arif, and JI Shen

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Comparison of Two Clinical Severity Scoring Systems in Two Multi-Center, Developing Country Rotavirus Vaccine Trials in Africa and Asia, Kristen Lewis, Michael Dallas, John Victor, Max Ciarlet, Christopher Mast, Ming Ji, K Zaman, Aimee Ferraro, and Kathleen M. Neuzil

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The Emerging HIV Epidemic on the Mexico-U.S. Border: An International Case Study Characterizing the Role of Epidemiology in Surveillance and Response, Steffaine Strathdee, Carlos Magis-Rodriguez, and Richard Jimenez

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Associations between Adverse Childhood Experiences, Psychological Distress, and Adult Alcohol Problems, Tara Wynn Strine, Shanta R. Dube, Valerie Edwards, Janet B. Croft, Angela W. Prehn, S Rasmussen, M Wagenfeld, and S Dhingra

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College Students' Perceptions of Smoke-Free Campus Policies: Implications for Policy Development and Implementation, Doris Lee Thompson, Jody O. Early, Shelley N. Armstrong Dr., and Priyanka Lalwani

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The Relationship Between Social Factors & College Cigarette Smoking: Implications for Policy Development & Implementation, Doris Lee Thompson, Jody Oomen-Early, Shelley N. Armstrong Dr., and Priyanka Lalwani

Submissions from 2011

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The influence of Gender and Race on Sexual Assault among High Risk Drinkers, Peter B. Anderson, Jennifer Fagen, Laura J. McCormick, Anthony Kontos, and Riley H. Venable

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Why Not UNO? Social Disorganization and Sexual Violence among Internally Displaced Women of Hurricane Katrina, Peter B. Anderson, William Sorenson, and Jennifer Fagen

Evaluation of Sleep Habits and Levels of Depression in Collegiate Student Athletes vs. College Students, Shelley N. Armstrong Dr. and Jody O. Early

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US Female College Students’ Breast Health Knowledge, Attitudes, and Determinants of Screening Practices: New Implications for Health Education, Shelley N. Armstrong Dr., Jody O. Early, Sloane Burke, and Doris Lee Thompson