Recent Publications


Benevides, T.W., Caretta, H.J., Graves, K.Y., Sikka, V. (In press). Emergency department use among young adult Medicare beneficiaries with autism and intellectual disabilities. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Kracht, C.L., Webster, E.K., & Staiano, A.E. (In press). Sociodemographic differences in young children meeting 24-hour movement guidelines. Journal of Physical Activity & Health. DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2019-0018 

Caçola, P., Webster, E.K., Brian, A., & Valentini, N. (in press). Assessment of motor skill development in childhood: Contemporary issues, considerations, and future directions. Journal of Motor Learning and Development. DOI: 10.1123/jmld.2018-0028

 Victoriano, J.C.*, Webster, E.K., & Garn, A.C. (2019). An investigation of the generalizability of buoyancy from academics to athletics. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 17(4), 321-333.  

Webster, E.K., Martin, C.K., & Staiano, A.E. (2019). Fundamental motor skills, physical activity, and screen-time in preschoolers. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 8(2), 114-121.

Madray M, Ginjupalli S, Hashmi O, Sams R, Johnson JA, Stoff B. 2019. Access to dermatology services at free medical clinics: A nation-wide cross-sectional survey. Journal of the American Association of Dermatology. 81:245-246.


Seale JP, Johnson JA, Cline N, Buchanan C, Kiker C, Cochran L. 2018. Drug screening and changing marijuana policy: Validation of new single question drug screening tools. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 193:104-109. 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.08.030.

 Zorland JL, Gilmore D, Johnson JA, Borgman R, Emshoff J, Akin J, Seale JP, Shellenberger S, Kuperminc GP. 2018. Effects of substance use screening and brief intervention on health-related quality of life. Quality of Life Research. 27:2329-2336.

 Gilmore D, Zorland J, Akin J, Johnson JA, Emshoff JG, Kuperminc G. In Press. Mortality risk in a sample of emergency department patients who use cocaine with alcohol and/or cannabis. Substance Abuse.

 Cain, L., Perkey, H., Widner, S., Johnson, JA, Hoffman, Z., & Slavin-Mulford, J. 2018. You really are too kind: Implications regarding friendly submissiveness in trainee therapists. Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome. 21:72-82. doi: 10.4081/ripppo.2018.312

Finnell DS, Savage CL, Hanson B, Sanchez M, White K, Johnson JA, Seale JP.  Integrating Substance Use Content in an "Overcrowded" Nursing Curricula, Nursing Educator 2018 May/Jun;43(3):128-131. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000438

Savage C, Daniels J, Johnson JA, Kesten K, Finnell DS, Seale JP. The inclusion of substance use-related content in Advanced Practice Registered Nurse curricula, Journal of Professional Nursing. 2018 May/June;34(3):217-220

Wilkins T, Yoo W, Gillies RA, Dahl-Smith J, Dubose J, Hobbs J, Smith S, and Seehusen DA. Patient-Centered Medical Home Status and Preparedness to Assess Resident Milestones: A CERA Study. PRiMER. 2018 May 1. DOI: 10.22454/PRiMER.2018.710280

Gates ML, Hunter EG, Dicks V, Jessa PN, Walker V, Yoo W. Multimorbidity patterns and associations with functional limitations among an aging population in prison. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 2018 Apr 2.

Covington K, Johnson JA, Henry D, Chalmers S, Payne F, Tuck L, Seal JP. Alcohol and drug screening and brief intervention behaviors among advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) students in clinical settings. Applied Nursing Research. 2018 Feb 1;39:125-9.

Ansa BE, Coughlin SS, Alema-Mensah E, Smith SA. Evaluation of Colorectal Cancer Incidence Trends in the United States (2000-2014), Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2018 Jan 30;7(2):22.

Sharman SK, Islam BN, Hou Y, Singh N, Berger FG, Sridhar S, Yoo W, Browning DD. Cyclic-GMP-Elevating Agents Suppress Polyposis in ApcMin mice by Targeting the Preneoplastic Epithelium. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2018 Feb;11(2):81-92. doi: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-17-0267. Epub 2018 Jan 4. PMID: 29301746




Endeshaw YW, Yoo W. Organized Social Activity, Physical Exercise, and the Risk of Insomnia Symptoms Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults. J Aging Health. 2017 Dec 1:898264317747705. doi: 10.1177/0898264317747705. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29260617

Gates ML, Staples-Horne M, Walker V, Turney A. Substance Use Disorders and Related Health Problems in an Aging Offender Population, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2017;28(2):132-54.

Chung YSchamel J, Fisher A, Frew PM. Influences on Immunization Decision-Making among US Parents of Young Children, Maternal Child Health Journal. 2017 Dec;21(12):2178-2187.

Gilmore D, Zorland J, Akin J, Johnson JA, Emshoff JG, Kuperminc G. Mortality risk in a sample of emergency department patients who use cocaine with alcohol and/or cannabis, Substance Abuse. 2017 Nov 13:1-5.

Greene M, Johnson JA, Seale JP, Tindol A, Le K, Clemow DD, Barham AH, Miller DP. The prevalence of binge drinking among primary care residents, Substance Abuse. 2017 Jul 3;38(3):292-6.

Saucier AN, Ansa BE, Coffin J, Akhtar M, Miller A, Mahoney H, Hodo D, Duffie C, Fontenot B, Andrews HE, Smith SA. Patient perspectives of an individualized diabetes care management plan. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare. 2017;5(2):213-219.

Coughlin SS, Prochaska JJ, Williams LB, Besenyi GM, Heboyan V, Goggans DS, Yoo W, De Leo G. Patient web portals, disease management, and primary prevention, Risk Management and Healthcare Policy. 2017 Apr 7;10:33-40.

Gates ML, Turney A, Ferguson E, Walker V, Staples-Horne M. Associations among Substance Use, Mental Health Disorders, and Self-Harm in a Prison Population: Examining Group Risk for Suicide Attempt, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017 Mar 20;14(3).

Kim S, Campbell J, Yoo W, Taylor JA, Sandler DP. Systemic Levels of Estrogens and PGE2Synthesis in Relation to Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Mar;26(3):383-388. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-16-0556.

Chae JH, Ansa BE, Smith SA. TEACH Kitchen: A Chronological Review of Accomplishments. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association. 2017 Spring;6(4):444-455.

Smith SA, Whitehead MS, Sheats JQ, Chubb B, Alema-Mensah E, Ansa BE. Community engagement to address socio-ecological barriers to physical activity among African American breast cancer survivors. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association. 2017;6(3):393.

Alema-Mensah E, Smith SA, Claridy M, Ede V, Ansa B, Blumenthal DS. Social networks as predictors of colorectal cancer screening in African Americans. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association. 2017;6(3):369.

Yoo W, Kim S, Huh WK, Dilley S, Coughlin SS, Partridge EE, Chung Y, Dicks V, Lee J, Bae S. Recent trends in racial and regional disparities in cervical cancer incidence and mortality in United States, PLOS ONE. 2017 Feb 24;12(2):e0172548.

Smith SA, Alema-Mensah E, Yoo W, Ansa BE, Blumenthal DS. Persons who failed to obtain colorectal cancer screening despite participation in an evidence-based intervention, Journal of Community Health. 2017 Feb;42(1):30-34.

Hardy DS, Stallings DT, Garvin JT, Xu H, Racette SB. Best anthropometric discriminators of incident type 2 diabetes among white and black adults: A longitudinal ARIC study, PLOS ONE. 2017 Jan 31;12(1):e0168282.

Olson KR, Justman JE, Chung Y, Parker KA, Golin CE, Lykes S. The Logic of Exchange Sex Among Women Living in Poverty. In Poverty in the United States, Springer International Publishing. 2017 (pp. 155-169). Springer, Cham.




Gates ML, Staples-Horne M, Cartier J, Best C, Stone R, Walker V, Hastings B, Yoo W, Webb NC, Braithwaite RL. A call to develop evidence-based interventions to reduce sexually transmitted infections in juvenile justice populations, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2016;27(2):34-44.

Gates ML, Wilkins T, Hogan E, Walker V, Bradford R, Yoo W. Gender and Race Disparities in Weight Gain among Offenders Prescribed Antidepressant and Antipsychotic Medications. Health & Justice. 2016 Dec 1;4(1):6.

White S, Alva-Ruiz R, Chen L, Conger J, Kuang C, Murphy C, Okashah N, Ollila E, Smith SA, Ansa BE. The Eating and Cooking Healthy (TEACH) Kitchen: A Research Protocol , Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association. 2016;6(2):331-336.

Smith SA, Claridy MD, Whitehead MS, Sheats JQ, Yoo W, Alema-Mensah E, Ansa BE, Braithwaite RL. Factors associated with body mass index among African American breast cancer survivors. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association. 2016 Winter;5(3):256-265.

Coughlin SS, Hardy D, Caplan LS. The need for culturally-tailored smartphone applications for weight control. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association. 2016 Winter;5(3):228-232.

Frew PM, Chung Y, Fisher AK, Schamel J, Basket MM. Parental experiences with vaccine information statements: Implications for timing, delivery, and parent-provider immunization communication, Vaccine. 2016 Nov 21;34(48):5840-4.

Ansa BE, White S, Chung Y, Smith SA. Trends in HIV Testing among Adults in Georgia: Analysis of the 2011–2015 BRFSS Data. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016 Nov 11;13(11):1126.

Frew PM, Fisher AK, Basket MM, Chung Y, Schamel J, Weiner JL, Mullen J, Omer SB, Orenstein WA. Changes in childhood immunization decisions in the United States: Results from 2012 & 2014 National Parental Surveys. Vaccine. 2016 Nov 4; 34(46):5689-96.

Howell R, Johnson JA. Sexual risk-taking among alcohol and drug users presenting to the emergency department , Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association. 2016 Fall;6(2 Suppl):210.

Ramirez, LA, Chung Y, Yoo W, Fontenot B, Ansa BE, Whitehead MS, Smith SA. Determinants of adherence to nutrition-related cancer prevention guidelines among African American breast cancer survivors. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association. 2016 Fall;6(2 Suppl):210.

Frew PM, Kriss JL, Chamberlain AT, Malik F, Chung Y, Cortes M, Omer SB. A randomized trial of maternal influenza immunization decision-making: A test of persuasive messaging models. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics. 2016 Aug 2; 12(8): 1989-96.

Smith SA, Whitehead MS, Sheats JQ, Fontenot B, Alema-Mensah E, Ansa B. Engaging African Americans in developing an intervention to reduce breast cancer recurrence: A brief report. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association. 2016 Summer;6(1):76-79.

Smith SA, Whitehead MS, Sheats JQ, Fontenot B, Alema-Mensah E, Ansa B. Formative research to develop a lifestyle application (app) for African American breast cancer survivors , Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association. 2016 Summer;6(1):50-59.

Thomas P, Seale JP, Johnson JA, Dhabliwala J, Kitchens D, Okosun IS, Stokes NA, Ashley D. Impact of a quality improvement intervention to increase brief alcohol and drug interventions on a Level 1 trauma service. The American Surgeon. 2016 May 1;82(5):468-73.

Du XL, Zhang Y, Hardy D. Associations between hematopoietic growth factors and risks of venous thromboembolism, stroke, ischemic heart disease and myelodysplastic syndrome: findings from a large population-based cohort of women with breast cancer. Cancer Causes & Control. 2016 May 1;27(5):695-707.

Garvin JT, Hardy D, Xu H. Initial Response to Program, Program Participation, and Weight Reduction Among 375 MOVE! Participants, Augusta, Georgia, 2008-2010. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2016 Apr 21;13:E55. 

Yoo W, De S, Wilkins T, Smith SA, Blumenthal D. Age, Race, and regional Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Incidence Rates in Georgia between 2000 and 2012, Annals of Public Health and Research. 2016;3(2).

Smith SA, Ansa B. A systematic review of lifestyle interventions for chronic diseases in rural communities. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association. 2016 Spring; 5(4):304-313.

Webb N, Gates M. Quality Rated childcare programs and social determinants of health in rural and non-rural Georgia. Journal of Georgia Public Health Association. 2016 Jan 1.

Webb NC, Gates ML. Brain development: A look at four programs in Georgia that support optimal brain development. Journal of Georgia Public Health Association. 2016 Jan 1.

Gates M, Webb N, Stone R, Ballance D, Yoo W. Gender disparities in weight gain among offenders who are obese upon entering correctional facilities. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association. 2016 Jan 1.

Patel RB, Webb NC. The influence of Georgia's Quality Rated system on school readiness in preschool children. Journal of Georgia Public Health Association. 2016 Jan 1.

Kalle A, Chung Y, Yoo W. Does actual overweight or perception of overweight elevate suicide risk in bullied vs. non-bullied students? Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association. 2016 Jan 1.

Dicks VG. A comparison of hospital utilization in urban and rural areas of South Carolina. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association. 2016 Jan 1.