EPRC Publications

2017 

Berg, C. J., Haardörfer, R., Getachew, B., Johnston, T., Foster, B., Pillai, D., & Windle, M. (2017). Fighting fire with fire: Using industry market research to identify young adults at risk for alternative tobacco product and other substance use. Social Marketing Quarterly.

Comeau, D., Escoffery, C., Friedman, A., Ziegler, T., & Blumberg, H. (2017). Improving Clinical and Translational Research Training: A Qualitative Evaluation of the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute KL2 Mentored Research Scholars Program. Journal of Investigative Medicine, 65(1), 23-31.

Garrett, B.A., Livingston, B.J., Livingston, M.D., & Komro, K.A. (2017). The effects of perceived racial/ethnic discrimination on substance use among youth living in the Cherokee Nation. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 26(3), 242-249. DOI: 10.1080/1067828X.2017.1299656.

Haardörfer, R., Berg, C.J., Escoffery, C., Bundy, Ł., Hovell, M., Kegler, M.C. (2017). Development of a scale assessing Beliefs About ThirdHand Smoke (BATHS). Tobacco Induced Diseases, 15(4), doi: 10.1186/s12971-017-0112-4. PMCID: PMC5240270.

Haardörfer, R., Cahn, Z., Lewis, M., Kothari, S., Sarmah, R., Getachew, B., Berg, C. (2017). The Advertising Strategies of Early E-cigarette Brand Leaders in the United States. Tobacco Regulatory Science, 3(2), 222-231. doi: 10.18001/TRS.3.2.10.

Helmers SL, Kobau R, Sajatovic M, Jobst BC, Privitera M, Devinsky O, Labiner D, Escoffery C, Begley C Shegog R, Pandey D, Fraser RT, Johnson E, Thompson NJ, Horvath KJ, for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Managing Epilepsy Well Network. (2017). Self-management in epilepsy—Why and how you should incorporate self-management in your practice. Epilepsy & Behavior, 68, 220–224.

Honeycutt, S., Hermstad, A., Carvalho, C., Arriola, K.J., Ballard, D., Escoffery, C., & Kegler, M. (2017). Practice to evidence: Using evaluability assessment to generate practice-based evidence in rural south Georgia. Health Education & Behavior, 44(3):454-462.

Leeman, J., Candacie, L., Kegler, M.C., Escoffery, C., Herman, A., Thacker, E., Hartman, M.A., & Fernandez, M. (2017). Developing theory to guide building practitioners’ capacity to implement evidence-based interventions. Health Education & Behavior, 44(1):59-69.

Patzer, R. E., Smith, K., Basu, M., Gander, J., Mohan, S., Escoffery, C., Plantinga, L., Melanson, T., Kalloo, S., Green, G., & Berlin, A. (2017). The ASCENT (Allocation System Changes for Equity in Kidney Transplantation) Study: a Randomized Effectiveness-Implementation Study to Improve Kidney Transplant Waitlisting and Reduce Racial Disparity. Kidney International Reports, Vol. 2, Issue 3, p433–441.

Raskind, I., Woodruff, R., Ballard, D., Cherry, S., Daniel, S., Haardörfer, R., Kegler, M.C. (2017). Decision-making processes shaping the home food environments of young adult women with and without children. Appetite 113, 124-133. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2017.02.027.

Savas, L.S., Mullen, P.D., Hovell, M.F., Escoffery, C., Fernandez M.E., Jones, J.A., Cavazos, J., Gutierrez Monrol, J.A., & Kegler, M.C. (2017). A qualitative study among Mexican Americans to understand factors influencing the adoption and enforcement of home smoking bans. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, in press.

Wagner, J.L., Modi, A.C., Johnson, E.K., Shegog, R., Escoffery, C., Bamps, Y., Austin, J.K., Schultz, R.J., MapelLentz, & S., Smith, G. (2017). Self-management interventions in pediatric epilepsy: What is the level of evidence? Epilepsia, 58(5):743-754.

Williamson, R., Cherven, B, Gilleland Marchak, J., Edwards, P., Palgon, M. Escoffery, C., Meacham, L.R., & Mertens, A.C. Meaningful use of an electronic personal health record (ephr) among pediatric cancer survivors. Applied Clinical Informatics, 15;8(1):250-264.

Windle, M., Haardörfer, R., Lloyd, S.A., Foster, B., Berg, C.J. (2017). Social Influences on College Student Use of Tobacco Products, Alcohol, and Marijuana. Substance Use and Misuse, 19, 1-9. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2017.

Woodruff, R.C., Raskind, I.G., Ballard, D., Battle, G., Haardörfer, R., Kegler, M.C. (2017). Weight-Related Perceptions and Experiences of Young Adult Women in Southwest Georgia. Health Promotion Practice. doi:10.1177/1524839916688868

2016

Allen, C., Brownstein, J.N., Satsangi, A., & Escoffery, C. (2016). Capacity building and training needs for community health workers working in health care organizations. Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education, 6(1).

Allen, C., Satsangi, A., Brownstein, J.N., & Escoffery, C. (2016). Community health workers as allies in hypertension self-management and medication adherence. Preventing Chronic Disease, 13, 16023.

Arriola, K.R.J., Hermstad, A., Flemming, S., Honeycutt, S., Carvalho, M.L., Cherry, S.T., Davis, T., Frazier, S., Liang, L., Escoffery, C., & Kegler, M.C. (2016).  Promoting policy and environmental change in faith-based organizations:  Outcome evaluation of a mini-grants program.  Health Promotion Practice, 17, 146-155.  DOI: 10.1177/1524839915613027.

Escoffery, C., Bundy, L., Haardörfer R., Berg, C. J., Savas, L., Williams, R. S., Kegler, M. C. (2016). A process evaluation of an intervention to promote home smoking bans among low income households. Evaluation and Program Planning, 55(4), 120-125.

Escoffery, C., Helmers, S.L., Bamps, .Y, & McGee, R. (2016). Differences in epilepsy self-management behaviors among young and older adults. Neurological Disorders and Epilepsy, 3(1):1015.

Escoffery, C., Kegler, M.C., Bundy, L, Yembra, D., Owolabi, S., Kelley, D., & Mabry, D. (2016). Evaluation of smoke-free foster care education for foster and adoptive caregivers. Child Welfare, 93(5), 105-16.

Escoffery, C., Patterson, A., Parris, N., Kirsch, L., Frank, C., & O'Connor, J. (2016). Assessment of physical distress, unmet needs, and receipt of care plans among cancer survivors in Georgia. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association, 6(2).

Henry Akintobi, T., Evans Wilkerson, D., Rodgers, K., Escoffery, C., Haardörfer, R., & Kegler, M. (2016). Assessment of the Building Collaborative Research Capacity Model: Bridging the community-academic researcher divide. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association, 6(2).

Kegler, M.C., Berg, C.J., Escoffery, C., Haardoerfer, R., & Mullen, P. (2016). Do partial home smoking bans signal progress toward a smoke-free home? Health Education Research, 31(1):24-35.

Kegler, M. C., Haardörfer, R., Bundy, L. T., Escoffery, C., Berg, C.J., Fernandez, M., Williams, R., Hovell, M. (2016). Do partial home smoking bans signal progress toward a smoke-free home? Health Education Research,31(1), 24-35.

Kegler, M., Haardoerfer, R., Bundy, L., Escoffery, C., Williams, R., & Mullen, P. (2016). Challenges in enforcing home smoking rules in a low-income population: Implications for measurement and intervention design. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 18(5): 976-981.

Kegler, M.C., Haardörfer, R, Alcantara I.C., Gazmararian J.A., Veluswamy J.K., Hodge T.L., Addison, A.R., Hotz J.A. (2016). Impact of Improving Home Environments on Energy Intake and Physical Activity: A Randomized Controlled Trial. American Journal of Public Health, Jan, 106(1) 43-52.

Komro, K.A., Livingston, M.D., Garrett, B.A., & Boyd, M.L. (2016). Similarities in the etiology of alcohol use among Native American and non-Native young women. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77(5), 782-791.

Komro, K.A., Livingston, M.D., Wagenaar, A.C. Pettigrew, D.W., Garrett, B.A. & Cherokee Nation Prevention Trial Team. (2017). Multilevel Prevention Trial of Alcohol Use Among American Indian and White High School Students in the Cherokee Nation. American Journal of Public Health, 2017 Mar, 107(3): 453-459 doi: 10.2015/AJPH.2016.303603.Epub2017 Jan 19.

Lynne-Landsman, S.D., Kominsky, T.K., Livingston, M.D., Wagenaar, A.C. & Komro, K.A. (2016). Alcohol sales to youth: Data from rural communities within the Cherokee Nation. Prevention Science, 17, 32-39.

Lowe, K., Berg, C.J., Mertens, A., & Escoffery, C. (2016). Distinct health behavior and psychosocial profiles of young adult survivors of childhood cancers: A mixed methods study. Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice, 10(4), 619-32.

Lynne-Landsman, S.D., Komro, K.A., Kominsky, T.K., Boyd, M.L., & Maldonado Molina, M.M. (2016). Early trajectories of alcohol and other substance use among youth from rural communities within the Cherokee Nation. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77, 238-248.

Mullen PD, Savas LS, Bundy L, Haardörfer R, Hovell M, Fernández ME, Monroy JA, Williams RS, Kreuter MW, Jobe D , Kegler MC. (2016) Minimal intervention delivered by 2-1-1 information and referral specialists promotes smoke-free homes among 2-1-1 callers: A Texas generalization trial. Tobacco Control, 25(Suppl. 1), i10–i18.

Rogers, Brooke G, Kegler, Michelle C, Berg, CJ, Haardörfer, R, Frederick, George T (2016) Understanding the Food Insecurity and Obesity Relationship by Examining Potential Mediators: An Exploratory Analysis. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, Volume 11, Issue 2, 2016 195-209. DOI:/10.1080/19320248.2015.1128863.

Williams RS, Stollings JH, Bundy Ł, Haardörfer R, Kreuter MW, Mullen PD, et al. (2016) A Minimal Intervention to Promote Smoke-Free Homes among 2-1-1 Callers: North Carolina Randomized Effectiveness Trial. PLOS ONE 11(11): e0165086. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0165086.


2015

Berg, C. J., Haardörfer R., Windle, M., Solomon, M., & Kegler, M. C. (2015). Smoke-free Policies in Multiunit Housing: Smoking Behavior and Reactions to Messaging Strategies in Support and Opposition. Preventing Chronic Diseases, 12(E98), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd12.140479.

Berg CJ, Zheng P, Kegler MC. (2015) Perceived benefits of smoke-free homes, the process of establishing them, and enforcement challenges in Shanghai, China: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health. 2015;15:89. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1428-8

Escoffery C, Fernandez M, Vernon S, et al. (2015) Patient navigation in a colorectal cancer screening program. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2015;21(5):433-40. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000132.

Escoffery C, Hannon P, Maxwell A, et al. (2015) Assessment of Training and Technical Assistance Needs of Colorectal Cancer Control Program Grantees. BMC Public Health. 2015;15:49.

Hartman TJ, Haardörfer R, Whitaker LL, Addison, A, Zlotorzynska, M, Gazmararian JA, Kegler MC (2015) Dietary and Behaviioral Factors Associated with Diet Quality among Low-income Overweight and Obese African American Women. J Am Coll Nutr. 2015;34(5):416-24. doi: 10.1080/07315724.2014.982305. Epub 2015 Apr 24.

Hermstad, A., Arriola, K.J., Honeycutt, S., Flemming, S.S., Carvalho, M.L., Cherry, S.T., Davis, T., Frazier, S., Escoffery, C., & Kegler, M.C. (2015).  Promoting Policy and Environmental Change in Faith-Based Organizations: Organizational Level Findings from a Mini-Grants Program.  Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association, 5(1), 17.

Honeycutt S, Leeman J, McCarthy WJ, et al. (2015) Evaluating policy, systems, and environmental change interventions: Lessons learned from the CDC’s Prevention Research Centers. Prev Chronic Dis.2015 Oct 15;12:E174. doi: 10.5888/pcd12.150281.

Kegler MC, Alcantara I, Haardörfer R, et al. (2015) Rural Neighborhood Walkability: Implications for Assessment. J Phys Act Health. 2015;16;(12 Suppl 1):S40-5. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2013-0431.

Kegler, M. C., Haardörfer R., Berg, C. J., Escoffery, C., Bundy, L., Williams, R., & Mullen, P. (2015) Challenges in Enforcing Home Smoking Rules in a Low-Income Population: Implications for Measurement and Intervention Design. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 2015 Aug 5. pii: ntv165.Kegler MC, Honeycutt S, Davis M, et al. Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change in the Mississippi Delta: Considerations for Evaluation Design. Health Educ Behav. 2015;42(1S):57S–66S.

Kellstedt, D.K., Ory, M., Wood, R., Escoffery, C., & Carvalho, M. (2015). Mini-Grant Demonstration Projects: A community approach to increase physical activity. Texas Public Health Journal, 67(4), 13-16.

Leeman J, Calancie L, Hartman MA, et al.(2015) What strategies are used to build practitioners' capacity to implement community-based interventions and are they effective? Implement Sci. 2015;10(1):80. doi: 10.1186/s13012-015-0272-7.

Leeman, J., Candacie, L., Kegler, M.C., Escoffery, C., Herman, A., Thacker, E., Hartman, M.A., & Fernandez, M.(2015) Developing theory to guide building practitioners’ capacity to implement evidence-based interventions. Health Education & Behavior, 2015 Oct 24. pii: 1090198115610572.

McKenzie, M (2015) Beating Them at Their Own Game: Using tobacco's marketing techniques in public health messaging. Emory Public Health, Spring 2015.

Tu SP, Young VM, Coombs LJ, et al. (2015) Practice adaptive reserve and colorectal cancer screening best practices at community health center clinics in 7 states. Cancer. 2015;121(8):1241-8. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29176.

Woodruff R, Brown A, Coleman A, et al. (2015) Description and Evaluation Results of an Innovative Pilot Program to Increase Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in Cobb County, GA. jGPHA (2015) Vol 5, No. 1.

2014

Alcantara I, Haardoerfer R, Glanz K, Hotz J, Kegler M. Differences in Perceptions of the Home Food and Physical Activity Environment Among Adult Dyads. Environ Behav. 2014 Apr;46(3):329-352. doi: 10.1177/0013916512465175.

Alcantara I, Haardörfer R, Gazmararian JA, Hartman TJ, Greene B, Kegler MC. Relative validation of fruit and vegetable intake and fat intake among overweight and obese African-American women. Public Health Nutr, 2014; 21:1-9.

Berg C, Escoffery C, Kegler MC. Cigarette users' interest in using or switching to electronic cigarettes or smokeless tobacco for harm reduction, cessation, or novelty: A cross-sectional survey of U.S. adults. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015;17(2):245-55. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntu103.

Buchsbaum A, Gall, M, Whiteman M, et al. Sexually Transmitted Disease Partner Notification among African-American, Adolescent Women. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2014;2014:619632. doi: 10.1155/2014/619632.

Escoffery C, Fernandez M, Vernon S, et al. Patient navigation in a colorectal cancer screening program. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2015;21(5):433-40. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000132.

Fernández ME, Melvin CL, Leeman J, et al. The Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network: An Interactive Systems Approach to Advancing Cancer Control Implementation Research and Practice. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014;23(11):2512-21. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-14-0097.

Gillespie TW, Lipscomb J. Improving outcomes in rural women with breast cancer: where should we target our efforts? Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2014; 14(4):469-471.

Haynes V, Escoffery C, Wilkerson C, Bell R, Flowers L. Adaptation of a Cervical Cancer Education Program for African Americans in the Faith-Based Community, Atlanta, Georgia, 2012. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014;11:E67. doi: 10.5888/pcd11.130271.

Kegler MC, Alcantara I, Haardörfer R, Gazmararian JA, Ballard D, Sabbs D. The influence of home food environments on eating behaviors of overweight and obese women. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2014;46(3):188-96. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2014.01.001.

Kegler MC, Alcantara I, Haardörfer R, et al. Rural Neighborhood Walkability: Implications for Assessment. J Phys Act Health. 2015;16;(12 Suppl 1):S40-5. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2013-0431.

Kegler MC, Swan DW, Alcantara I, Feldman L, Glanz K. The Influence of Rural Home and Neighborhood Environments on Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, and Weight. Prev Sci. 2014;15(1):1-11. doi: 10.1007/s11121-012-0349-3.

Kegler M, Bundy L, Haardörfer R, et al. A minimal intervention to promote smoke-free homes among 2-1-1 callers: A randomized controlled trial. Am J Public Health. 2015;105(3):530-7. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302260.

Maxwell AE, Hannon PA, Escoffery C, Vu T, Kohn M, Vernon SW, DeGroff A. Promotion and Provision of Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Comparison of Colorectal Cancer Control Program Grantees and Nongrantees, 2011-2012. Prev Chronic Dis 2014; 11:140183. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd11.140183.

Schauer G, Woodruff R, Hotz J, Kegler M. A Qualitative Inquiry about Weight Counseling Practices in Community Health Centers. Patient Educ Couns. 2014 Oct;97(1):82-7. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2014.05.026.

2013

Alcantara I, Haardoerfer R, Glanz K, Hotz J, Kegler M. Differences in Perceptions of the Home Food and Physical Activity Environment Among Adult Dyads. Environ Behav. 2014 Apr;46(3):329-352. doi: 10.1177/0013916512465175.

Berg C, Bundy L, Escoffery C, Haardörfer R, Kegler M. Telephone-assisted placement of air nicotine monitors to validate self-reported smoke-free home policies. Public Health. 2013; 127(4): 342-4. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2013.01.002.

Carvalho M, Honeycutt S, Escoffery C, Glanz K, Sabbs D, Kegler M. Balancing Fidelity and Adaptation: Implementing Evidence-Based Chronic Disease Prevention Programs. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2013; 19(4): 348-56. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e31826d80eb.

Escoffery C, Bundy L, Carvalho M, et al. Thirdhand Smoke as a Potential Intervention Message for Promoting Smoke-free Homes. Health Educ Res. 2013;28(5):923-30. doi: 10.1093/her/cyt056.

Honeycutt S, Green R, Ballard D, et al. Evaluation of a Patient Navigation Program to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening in Rural Georgia, USA. Cancer. 2013; 119(16): 3059-66. doi: 10.1002/cncr.28033.

Howard D, Tangka F, Guy G, Ekwueme D, Lipscomb J. Prostate cancer screening in men ages 75 and older fell by 8 percentage points after task force recommendation. Health Aff. 2013; 32(3): 596-602. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2012.0555.

Kegler MC, Swan DW, Alcantara I, Feldman L, Glanz K. The Influence of Rural Home and Neighborhood Environments on Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, and Weight. Prev Sci. 2014;15(1):1-11. doi: 10.1007/s11121-012-0349-3.

Kegler MC, Alcantara I, Dubruiel N, Veluswamy JK, Appelbaum H, Handwerk S. "Positive Deviants": A Qualitative Study of Physically Active Adults in Rural Environments. J Prim Prev. 2013;34(1-2):5-15. doi: 10.1007/s10935-013-0291-6.

Kegler M, Fletcher D, Honeycutt S, Wyatt A. (2013.) Public and Private Investments and Resources for Community-Based Participatory Research. In Blumenthal D, DiClemente R, Braithwaite R, Smith S (eds). Community-Based Participatory Health Research: Issues, Methods, and Translation to Practice, 2nd ed. New York: Springer Publishing Company, 79-110.

Zheng P, Ge X, Qian H, et al. “Zhongha” tobacco advertisement in Shanghai: A descriptive study. Tob Control. 2014;23(5):389-94. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2012-050661.