Peer Reviewed Publications 2023
Zahnd WE, Silverman AF, Self S, Hung P, Natafgi N, Adams SA, Merrell MA, Owens OL, Crouch EL, Eberth JM. The COVID-19 pandemic impact on independent and provider-based rural health clinics’ operations and cancer prevention and screening provision in the United States. J Rural Health. 2023;1 View Journal Article
Peer Reviewed Publications 2022
Bell N, Hung P, Merrell MA, Crouch EL, Eberth JM. Changes in access to community health services among rural areas affected and unaffected by hospital closures between 2006 and 2018: A comparative interrupted timeseries study. J Rural Health. July 2022;1-11 View Journal Article
Crouch EL, Probst JC, Shi SK, McLain AC, Eberth JM, Brown MJ, Merrell M, Bennett KJ. Examining the association between rurality and positive childhood experiences among a national sample. J Rural Health, 2022:1-8. View Journal Article
Eberth JM, Hung P, Benavidez GA, Probst JC., Zahnd WE., McNatt MK., Toussaint E, Merrell MA, Crouch EL, Oyesode OJ , Yell N. 2022. The Problem Of The Color Line: Spatial Access To Hospital Services For Minoritized Racial And Ethnic Groups: Study examines spatial access to hospital services for minoritized racial and ethnic groups. Health Affairs, 41(2), pp.237-246 View Journal Article
Hung P, Probst JC, Shih Y, Ranganathan R, Brown MJ, Crouch E, Eberth, JM. Rural-Urban Disparities in Quality of Inpatient Psychiatric Care. Psychiatric Services. 2 Nov 2022. View Journal Article
Zahnd WE, Hung P, Shi SK, Zgodic A, Merrell MA, Crouch EL, Probst JC, Eberth JM. Availability of Hospital-Based Cancer Services Before and After Rural Hospital Closure, 2008-2017. The Journal of Rural Health. September 21, 2022. View Journal Article
Peer Reviewed Publications 2021
Adams SA, Zahnd WE, Ranganathan R, Hung P, Brown MJ, Truman S, Biesecker C, Kirksey VC, Eberth JM. Rural and racial disparities in colorectal cancer incidence and mortality in South Carolina, 1996 – 2016. J Rural Health. 2021;1-6. May 2021 View Journal Article.
Benavidez GA, Zgodic A, Zahnd WE, Eberth JM. Disparities in Women Being Up to Date With Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Screening: An Analysis of 2018 BRFSS Data. Annals of Epidemiology. April 2021 View Journal Article
Crouch, E, Radcliff, E, Merrell, MA , Brown, MJ, Ingram, LA, & Probst, J (2021). Racial/ethnic differences in positive childhood experiences across a national sample. Child abuse & neglect, 115, 105012. View Journal Article
Eberth JM, Zahnd WE, Josey MJ, Schootman M, Hung P, Probst JC. Trends in spatial access to colonoscopy in South Carolina, 2000–2014. Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology. 2021 Jun 1;37:100414. View Journal Article
Hung P, Cramer LD, Pollack CE, Gross CP, Wang S-Y. Primary care physician continuity, survival, and end-of-life care intensity. Health Serv Res. 2021; 1-10. View Journal Article
Hung P, Shih Y-W, Brown MJ, Crouch E. Suicide Prevention Programs Across U.S. Outpatient Mental Health Care Settings: Differences by Facility Ownership. Psychiatric Services. 2021; 72:998-1005. View Journal Article
Hung P, Shi K, Probst JC, Zahnd WE, Zgodic A, Merrell MA, Crouch E, Eberth JM. Trends in Cancer Treatment Service Availability Across Critical Access Hospitals and Prospective Payment System Hospitals. Med Care. 2022 Mar 1;60(3):196-205. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001635. PMID: 34432764. View Journal Article
Li Z, Harrison SE, Li X, Hung P. Telepsychiatry adoption across hospitals in the United States: a cross-sectional study. BMC Psychiatry. (2021) 21:182. View Journal Article
Liu J, Hung P, Alberg AJ, Hair NL, Whitaker KM, Simons J, Taylor SK. Mental health among pregnant women with COVID-19-related stressors and worries in the United States. Wiley Periodicals LLC. 2021; 48:470-479. View Journal Article
McGregor AJ, Hung P, Garman D, Amutah-Onukagha N, Cooper JA. Obstetrical unit closures and racial and ethnic differences in severe maternal morbidity in the state of New Jersey. AM J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2021; 3:100480. View Journal Article
Merrell MA, Betley C, Crouch E, Hung P, Stockwell I, Middleton A, Pearson WS. Screening and Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections among Medicaid Populations-A Two-State Analysis. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Jan 2021.View Journal Article
Merrell MA, Crouch E, Browder J, Workman L, Wilson M, Malbouf A, Silverman A. Home visiting caregiver satisfaction and engagement in South Carolina. Journal of Health Visiting, 9(6), 253-259. June 2021 View Journal Article
Mitchell J, Probst JC, Li X. The Association between Hospital Care Transition Planning and Timely Primary Care Follow Up. J Rural Health, epub 10 Jun 2021;1–6Mitchell J, Probst JC, Li X. The Association between Hospital Care Transition Planning and Timely Primary Care Follow Up. J Rural Health, epub 10 Jun 2021;1–6 View Journal Article
Probst JC, Crouch EL, Eberth JM. COVID-19 risk mitigation behaviors among rural and urban community-dwelling older adults in summer, 2020. J Rural Health, 2021; 37: 473-478 View Journal Article
Purser J, Harrison S, Hung P. Going the distance: Associations between adverse birth outcomes and obstetric provider distances for adolescent pregnancies in South Carolina. Journal of Rural Health. 2021; 1-9.View Journal Article
Shi K, Hung P, Wang S-Y. Associations Among Health Literacy, End-of-Life Care Expenditures, and Rurality. The Journal of Rural Health. 37(2021) 517-525. View Journal Article
White AL, Merrell MA. Exploring contraceptive care practices at Rural Health Clinics in the southern United States. Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare Volume 29, September 2021, 100629, ISSN 1877-5756,View Journal Article
Zahnd WE, Bell N, Larson AE. Geographic, racial/ethnic, and socioeconomic inequities in broadband access. The Journal of Rural Health November 18, 2021. View Journal Article
Zahnd WE, Murphy C, Knoll M, Benavidez GA, Day KR, Ranganathan R, Luke P, Zgodic A, Shi K, Merrell MA, Crouch EL, Brandt HM, Eberth JM. The Intersection of Rural Residence and Minority Race/Ethnicity in Cancer Disparities in the United States. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(4):1384. View Journal Article
Zgodic A, Eberth JM, Breneman C, Wende ME, Kaczynski AT, Liese AD, McLain AC. Estimates of Childhood Overweight and Obesity at the Region, State, and County Levels: A Multilevel Small Area Estimation Approach. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 Jun 16:kwab176. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwab176. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34132329. View Journal Article
Zgodic A. Eberth JM, Smith BD, Zahnd WE, Adams SA, McKinley BP, Horner RD, O'Rourke MA, Blackhurst DW, Hudson MF. Multilevel predictors of guideline concordant needle biopsy use for non-metastatic breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. August 2021. View Journal Article
Peer Reviewed Publications 2020
Biesecker C, Zahnd WE, Brandt HM, Adams SA, Eberth JM. A Bivariate Mapping Tutorial for Cancer Control Resource Allocation Decisions and Interventions. Preventing Chronic Disease. January 2020 View Journal Article .
Crouch, E., Radcliff, E., Merrell, M. A., & Bennett, K. J. (2020). Rural‐urban differences in positive childhood experiences across a national sample. The Journal of Rural Health, 37(3), 495-503. View Journal Article
Haynes E, Crouch E, Probst J, Radcliff E, Bennett K, & Glover S. (2020). Exploring the association between a parent’s exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and outcomes of depression and anxiety among their children. Children and Youth Services Review, 105013. June 2020 View Journal Article
Hung P, Zahnd WE, Brandt HM, Adams SA, Wang S, Eberth JM. Cervical cancer treatment initiation and survival: The role of residential proximity to cancer care. Gynecologic Oncology. October 2020 View Journal Article
Kaczynski AT, Eberth JM, Stowe EW, Wende ME, Liese AD, McLain AC, Breneman CB, Josey MJ. Development of a national childhood obesogenic environment index in the United States: differences by region and rurality. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity . July 2020 View Journal Article .
Merrell MA, Probst JC, Crouch E, Abshire DA, McKinney SH, Haynes EE. A National Survey of RN-to-BSN Programs: Are They Reaching Rural Students? Journal of Nursing Education. October 2020 View Journal Article
Odahowski CL, Crouch EL, Zahnd WE, Probst JC, McKinney SH, Abshire DA. Rural-urban differences in educational attainment among registered nurses: Implications for achieving an 80% BSN workforce. Journal of Professional Nursing. May 2020 View Journal Article
Ranganathan R, Zahnd WE, Harrison SE, Brandt HM, Adams SA, Eberth JM. Spatial Access to Vaccines for Children Providers in South Carolina: Implications for HPV Vaccination. Preventing Chronic Disease December 2020;17:200300. View Journal Article
Wende ME, Stowe EW, Eberth JM, McLain AC, Liese AD, Breneman CB, Josey MJ, Hughey SM, Kaczynski AT. Spatial clustering patterns and regional variations for food and physical activity environments across the United States. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. January 2020 View Journal Article
Zahnd, WE, Gomez, SL; Steck, SE; Brown, MJ; Ganai, S; Zhang, J; Adams, SA; Berger, FG; Eberth JM. Rural Urban and Racial/Ethnic Trends and Disparities in Early-Onset and Average-Onset Colorectal Cancer. Cancer. October 2020 View Journal Article
, , , . Spatial accessibility to colonoscopy and its role in predicting late‐stage colorectal cancer. Health Serv Res. 2020; 00: 1– 11. View Journal Article
Zahnd WE, Harrison SE, Stephens HC, Messersmith AR, Brandt HM, Hastings TJ, Eberth JM. Expanding access to HPV vaccination in South Carolina through community pharmacies: A geospatial anaylsis. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. June 2020 View Journal Article
Zahnd WE, Crouch EL, Probst JC, Hunt McKinney S, Abshire DA, Eberth JM. Factors Associated With Perceived Job Preparedness Among RNs, JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration. May 2020 View Journal Article
Zahnd WE. Appropriate considerations of "rural" in National Cancer Data Base analyses, Cancer. April 2020 View Letter to the Editor
Peer Reviewed Publications 2019
Breneman C*, Probst JC, Crouch E, Eberth JM. (2019) Assessing change in physician practice organization profile in South Carolina: a longitudinal study. Journal of Rural Health. Epub ahead of print on April 15, 2019. DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12367
Crouch E, Nelson J, Radcliff E, Martin A (2019) Exploring associations between adverse childhood experiences and oral health among children and adolescents. The Journal of Public Health Dentistry 2019 Aug 28. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12341. [Epub ahead of print]
Crouch E, Probst JC, Radcliff E, Bennett KJ, McKinney SH (2019) Prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) among US children. Child Abuse and Neglect. 2019 Jun;92:209-218. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.04.010. Epub 2019 Apr 16.
Crouch E, Radcliff E, Hung P, Bennett KJ (2019) Challenges to School Success and the Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences. Academic Pediatrics. 2019 19(8):899-907
Hung P, Deng S*, Zahnd WE, Adams SA, Olatosi B, Crouch EL, Eberth JM. Geographic disparities in residential proximity to colorectal and cervical cancer care providers. Cancer. 2019 Nov 8. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32594. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 31702829 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Hung P, Wang S, Hsu SH. Associations between end-of-life expenditures and hospice stay length vary by clinical condition and expenditure duration. Value in Health (2019). In Press
Hung P, Wang S, Killelea BK, Mougalian SS, Evans SB, Sedghi T, and Gross CP. Long term outcomes of sentinel lymph node biopsy for ductal carcinoma in situ. JNCI Cancer Spectrum. 3, no 4 (2019). View Journal Article
Eberth JM, Crouch E, Josey MJ*, Zahnd WE, Adams SA, Stiles B, Schootman M. (2019) Rural-urban differences in access to thoracic surgery in the United States, 2010-2014. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. June 22, 2019. pii: S0003-4975(19)30879-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.04.113. [Epub ahead of print]
Liese AD, Ma X, Reid L, Sutherland M, Bell BA, Eberth JM, Probst JC, Turley CB, Mayer-Davis EJ. (2019) Health Care Access and Glycemic Control in Youth and Young Adults with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in South Carolina. Pediatr Diabetes. 2019 Jan 22. doi: 10.1111/pedi.12822. [Epub ahead of print]
Odahowski CL, Zahnd WE, Eberth JM. (2019) Challenges and Opportunities for Lung Cancer Screening in Rural America. Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2019-04-01, Volume 16, Issue 4, Pages 590-595
Odahowski CL, Zahnd WE, Zgodic A*, Edward JS, Hill LN, Davis MM, Perry CK, Shannon J, Wheeler SB, Vanderpool RC, Eberth JM. Financial hardship among rural cancer survivors: An analysis of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Preventive Medicine. 2019 Nov 11:105881. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.105881. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31727380 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Probst J, Zahnd W, Breneman C. Declines in pediatric mortality fall short for rural US children. Health Affairs, 2019 November. 10-1377.
Probst J, Eberth JM, Crouch E. Structural Urbanism Contributes To Poorer Health Outcomes For Rural America. Health Affairs, 2019 Dec 38(12), 1976-1984.
Radcliff E, Crouch E, Strompolis M, Srivastav A. (2019) Homelessness in Childhood and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2019 Jun;23(6):811-820. doi: 10.1007/s10995-018-02698-w
Spencer, J.C., Rotter, J.S., Eberth, J.M., Zahnd, W.E., Vanderpool, R.C., Ko, L.K., Davis, M.M., Troester, M.A., Olshan, A.F. and Wheeler, S.B., Employment changes following breast cancer diagnosis: the effects of race and place. JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2019 Oct.
Srivastav A, Spencer M, Thrasher JF, Strompolis M, Crouch E, Davis RE. Addressing Health and Well-Being Through State Policy: Understanding Barriers and Opportunities for Policy-Making to Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in South Carolina. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2019 Oct 9:890117119878068. doi: 10.1177/0890117119878068. [Epub ahead of print]
Zahnd WE, Askelson N, Vanderpool RC, Stradtman L, Edward J, Farris PE,... & Eberth, J. M. (2019). Challenges of using nationally representative, population-based surveys to assess rural cancer disparities. Preventive medicine, 105812.
Zahnd WE*, David MM, Rotter JS, Vanderpool RC, Perry CK, Shannon J, Ko LK, Wheeler SB, Odahowski C*, Farris PE, Eberth JM+. (2019) Rural-urban differences in financial burden among cancer survivors: an analysis of a nationally representative survey. Supportive Care in Cancer. (2019) 27: 4779. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-019-04742-z
Zahnd WE*, Eberth JM+. (2019) Lung cancer screening utilization with low-dose computed tomography: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2017. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Epub ahead of print on June 24, 2019
Zahnd WE, McLafferty SL, Eberth JM (2019). Multilevel analysis in rural cancer control: A conceptual framework and methodological implications. Preventive medicine, 105835.
Peer Reviewed Publications 2018
Bennett K, Probst JC, Bullard J*, Crouch E. (2018) The importance of Rural Hospitals: Transfers and 30-day Readmissions among Rural Residents and Patients Presenting at Rural Hospitals. Population Health Management. Published Online July 26, 2018. View Journal Article [Epub ahead of print]
Crouch E, Eberth JM, Probst JC, Bennett K, Adams, SA (2018) Rural-Urban Differences in Costs of End-of-Life Care for the Last 6 Months of Life
Among Patients with Breast, Lung, or Colorectal Cancer. The Journal of Rural Health.
Version of Record Online: 15 APR 2018 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12301.
Crouch E, Probst J, Bennett K, Eberth J. (2018) Differences in Medicare Utilization and Expenditures in the Last Six Months of Life among Patients with and without Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders. Journal of Palliative Medicine. Published Online October 17, 2018. View Journal Article [Epub ahead of print]
Crouch E, Radcliff E, Nelson J, Strompolis M, Martin A. (2018). Dental Care in childhood and the experience of Adverse Childhood Experiences. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 00:1-7.00:1–7. View Journal Article [Epub ahead of print]
Crouch E, Radcliff E, Strompolis M, Srivastav A. (2018). Safe, Stable, and Nurtured: protective factors against poor physical and mental health outcomes following exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. Published Online May 25, 2018.
Crouch E, Radcliff E, Strompolis M, Wilson A. (2018). Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Alcohol Abuse among South Carolina adults. Substance Use and Misuse. 53(7):1212-1220
Crouch E, Radcliff E, Strompolis M, Wilson A. (2018). Examining the association between adverse childhood experiences and smoking-exacerbated illnesses. Public Health. 157:62-68.
Crouch E, Strompolis M, Radcliff E, Srivastav A. (2018) Examining Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences and Later Outcomes of Poor Physical and Mental Health Among South Carolina Adults. Children and Youth Services Review. Volume 84, January 2018, pages 193-197.
Eberth JM, Bozorgi P, Lebrón LM, Bills SE, Hazlett LJ, Carlos RC, King JC. (2018) Geographic Availability of Low-Dose Computed Tomography for Lung Cancer Screening in the United States, 2017. Prev Chronic Dis. 2018 Oct 4;15:E119. doi: 10.5888/pcd15.180241. No abstract available.
Eberth JM, Josey MJ, Mobley LR, Nicholas DO, Jeffe DB, Odahowski C, Probst JC, Schootman M. (2018) Who Performs Colonoscopy? Workforce Trends Over Space and Time. J Rural Health. 2018 Mar;34(2):138-147. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12286. Epub 2017 Nov 16.
Eberth JM, McLain AC, Hong Y, Sercy E, Diedhiou A, Kilpatrick DJ. (2018) Estimating county-level tobacco use and exposure in South Carolina: a spatial model-based small area estimation approach. Ann Epidemiol. 2018 Jul;28(7):481-488.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2018.03.015. Epub 2018 Mar 30.
Josey MJ, Eberth JM, Mobley LR, Schootman M, Probst JC, Strayer SM, Sercy E. (2018) Should Measures of Health Care Availability be Based on the Providers or the Procedures? A Case Study with Implications for Rural Colorectal Cancer Disparities. J Rural Health. 2018 Nov 14. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12332. [Epub ahead of print]
Radcliff E, Crouch E, Strompolis M. (2018) Rural–urban differences in exposure to adverse childhood experiences among South Carolina adults. Rural and Remote Health; 18: 4434. View Journal Article
Radcliff E, Gustafson, E, Crouch E, Bennett KJ. (2018) Uptake of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits by Participants in a Home Visiting Program. Social Work. May 2. doi: 10.1093/sw/swy022. [Epub ahead of print]
Radcliff E, Hale N, Browder J, Cartledge C. (2018) Building community partnerships: using social network analysis to strengthen service networks supporting a South Carolina program for pregnant and parenting teens. Journal of Community Health, 2018. 43(2): p. 273-279.