Recent Rollins Research Publications

April 21, 2021

Rollins students and faculty are frequent authors and collaborators on articles that advance research, provoke thought, and inspire action. Below are a few recent publication highlights.

Vincent C. Marconi, MD was an author on the article, “A nurse-led intervention to improve management of virological failure in public sector HIV clinics in Durban, South Africa: A pre- and post-implementation evaluation,” published in The South African Medical Journal.

Tasfia Jahangir; Kaitlin Piper, MPH; Marcia Ash, MPH; Amy Elder; Tiffaney Renfro, MSW; Marizen Ramirez, MPH, PhD; and Briana Woods-Jaeger, PhD were authors on the article, “‘THEY ONLY COME AFTER THE BLACK KID’: UNDERSTANDING THE PERCEPTIONS OF DISCIPLINE DISPARITIES AMONG SCHOOL STAFF, PARENTS, AND STUDENTS OF COLOR,” published in Injury Prevention.

Katie Ross-Driscoll, PhD, MPH; Zhensheng Wang, PhD, MPH; Laken Smothers; and Rachel E. Patzer, PhD, MPH were authors on the article, “Racial and Ethnic Differences and Clinical Outcomes of COVID-19 Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department,” published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Derrick Beasley; Sean N. Halpin, MA; Nicole Gauthreaux; Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES were authors on the article, “Barriers and Facilitators to Colorectal Cancer Screening in African-American Men,” published in Digestive Diseases and Sciences.

Akilah Wise; Behzad Kianian; Howard Chang, PhD; Justin Smith; and Hannah Cooper, ScD were authors on the article, “Place-Based Correlates of Exchange Sex Among People Who Inject Drugs in 19 U.S. Metropolitan Areas, 2012,” published in Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Timothy L. Lash, DSc, MPH was an author on the article, “Bias Analysis Gone Bad,” published in American Journal of Epidemiology.

Veronika Fedirko, PhD, MPH was an author on the article, “Plasma concentrations of advanced glycation end-products and colorectal cancer risk in the EPIC study,” published in Carcinogenesis.

Jesse J. Waggoner, MD was an author on the article, “Comparison of Anti-Dengue and Anti-Zika IgG on a Plasmonic Gold Platform with Neutralization Testing,” published in The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene.

Rabab Al-Araji, MPH was an author on the article, “Community Variations in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Care and Outcomes in Texas,” published in Prehospital Emergency Care.

Julie Gazmararian, PhD, MPH was an author on the article, “Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Mental Health of Students From 2 Semi-Rural High Schools in Georgia,” published in The Journal of School Health.

Shakira F. Suglia, PhD was an author on the article, “Influence of Childhood Adversity and Infection on Timing of Menarche in a Multiethnic Sample of Women,” published in Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health.

Fauzia A. Malik, PhD, MSc, BA; Stacy W. Nganga; Andrew D. Wilson; Irina Bergenfeld; and Ines Gonzalez-Casanova, PhD were authors on the article, “Decision-making process for introduction of maternal vaccines in Kenya, 2017–2018,” published in Implementation Science.

Qiang Zhang was an author on the article, “Next generation risk assessment (NGRA): Bridging in vitro points-of-departure to human safety assessment using physiologically-based kinetic (PBK) modelling - A case study of doxorubicin with dose metrics considerations,” published inToxicology in vitro: an international journal published in association with BIBRA.

Thomas Clasen, JD, PhD; and Amy Lovvorn, MPH were authors on the article, “A risk assessment tool for resumption of research activities during the COVID-19 pandemic for field trials in low resource settings,” published in BMC Medical Research Methodology.

David Benkeser, PhD was an author on the article, “A Deferred-Vaccination Design to Assess Durability of COVID-19 Vaccine Effect After the Placebo Group Is Vaccinated,” published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Usha Ramakrishnan, PhD was an author on the article, “Associations between Free Sugar and Sugary Beverage Intake in Early Childhood and Adult NAFLD in a Population-Based UK Cohort,” published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Ziad A. Memish was an author on the article, “The Saudi Data & Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) Vision: Leading the Kingdom’s Journey toward Global Leadership,” published in Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health.

Amy H. Kaji, MD, PhD was an author on the article, “TRIPOD Reporting Guidelines for Diagnostic and Prognostic Studies,” published in JAMA Surgery.

Liliana Aguayo, PhD, MPH was an author on the article, “Risks of Macrosomia Associated with Catechol-O-Methyltransferase Genotypes and Genetic–Epigenetic Interactions among Children with and without Gestational Diabetes Exposure,” published in JAMA Surgery.

Jannie Nielsen, PhD was an author on the article, “Polypharmacy among people living with type 2 diabetes mellitus in rural communes in Vietnam,” published in PLOS One.

Andres Camacho-Gonzalez, MD was an author on the article, “An Intervention for the Transition From Pediatric or Adolescent to Adult-Oriented HIV Care: Protocol for the Development and Pilot Implementation of iTransition,” published in JMIR Publications.

Emily D. Lemon, MPH; and Milkie Vu were authors on the article, “Depressive Symptoms in Relation to Adverse Childhood Experiences, Discrimination, Hope, and Social Support in a Diverse Sample of College Students,” published in Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.

Laurence S. Sperling, MD was an author on the article, “OPTIMIZING THE POTENTIAL FOR TELEHEALTH IN CARDIOVASCULAR CARE (IN THE ERA OF COVID-19): TIME WILL TELL,” published in The American Journal of Medicine.

Azhar Nizam, MS; Neel Gandhi, MD; and Matthew J. Magee, PhD, MPH were authors on the article, “61586 Impact of Diabetes and Pre-diabetes on Prevalence of Infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis among Household Contacts of Active Tuberculosis Cases in Ethiopia,” published in Journal of Clinical and Translational Science.

Whitney S. Rice, DrPH, MPH; and Katie Labgold were authors on the article, “Sociodemographic and Service Use Characteristics of Abortion Fund Cases from Six States in the U.S. Southeast,” published in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Julien Hogan, MD, PhD; and Rachel E. Patzer, PhD, MPH were authors on the article, “Association Between APOL1 Genotype and Kidney Diseases and Annual Kidney Function Change: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Prospective Studies,” published in International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease.

Zachary Goldman, MPH; John A. Kaufman, MD; and Amy F. Wolkin were authors on the article, “Coping with oil spills: oil exposure and anxiety among residents of Gulf Coast states after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill,” published in Environmental health perspectives.

Patrick S. Sullivan, MD; Jeb Jones, PhD, MPH, MS; Jennifer Taussig; Mariah Valentine Graves, MPH; Nicole Luisi, MPH, MS; Eric Hall, PhD; Travis H. Sanchez; and Jodie L. Guest, PhD were authors on the article, “Understanding disparities in viral suppression among Black MSM living with HIV in Atlanta Georgia,” published in Journal of the International AIDS Society.

Sara C. Auld, MD, MSc; and Jesse T. Jacob, MD, MSc were authors on the article, “Secondary Bacterial Pneumonias and Bloodstream Infections in Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19,” published in ATS Journals.

Ajay Pillarisetti, PhD, MPH was an author on the article, “Review of the Breathability and Filtration Efficiency of Common Household Materials for Face Masks,” published in ACS Nano.