GIS and Spatial Epidemiology


Neighborhood geographic disparities in heart attack and stroke mortality: Comparison of global and local modeling approaches (with Doreen Busingye), Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology (2014)

This study investigated neighborhood geographic disparities in myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke mortality risks in...



Socioeconomic determinants of geographic disparities in campylobacteriosis risk: a comparison of global and local modeling approaches (with Jennifer Weisent, Barton Rohrbach, and John Dunn), International Journal of Health Geographics (2012)

Background: Socioeconomic factors play a complex role in determining the risk of campylobacteriosis. Understanding the...



Does place of residence affect risk of suicide? A spatial epidemiologic investigation in Kentucky from 1999 to 2008 (with Daniel M. Saman, Sabrina Walsh, and Anna Borowko), BMC Public Health (2012)

Background: Approximately 32,000 people take their own lives every year in the United States. In...



A Spatial Cluster Analysis of Tractor Overturns in Kentucky from 1960 to 2002 (with Daniel M. Saman, Henry P. Cole, Melvin L. Myers, Daniel I. Carey, and Susan C. Westneat), PLoS One (2012)

Background: Agricultural tractor overturns without rollover protective structures are the leading cause of farm fatalities...



Neighborhood disparities in stroke and myocardial infarction mortality: a GIS and spatial scan statistics approach, BMC Public Health (2011)


Stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) are serious public health burdens in the US. These...


Food Security and Gastrointestinal Infections


Mathematical analysis of amodel for the transmission dynamics of bovine tuberculosis (with Folashade B. Agusto, Suzanne Lenhart, and Abba B. Gumel), Mathematical Methods in Applied Sciences (2011)

A deterministic model for studying the transmission dynamics of bovine tuberculosis in a single cattle...



Comparison of three time-series models for predicting campylobacteriosis risk (with Jennifer Weisent, William Seaver, and Barton Rohrbach), Epidemiology and Infection (2010)

Three time-series models (regression, decomposition, and Box–Jenkins autoregressive integrated moving averages) were applied to national...



Feeding practices and effects of gastrointestinal parasite infections on live weight gain of small ruminants in smallholder mixed farms in Kenya (with Joseph M. Gathuma, C K. Gachuiri, and A Omore), Research in Veterinary Medicine (2008)

The objective of this study was to quantify the effects of gastrointestinal nematodosis on live...



Risk factors of gastrointestinal nematode parasite infections in small ruminants kept in smallholder mixed farms in Kenya. (with J M. Gathuma, C K. Gachuiri, and A Omore), BMC Veterinary Research (2007)

BACKGROUND: Helminth infections in small ruminants are serious problems in the developing world, particularly where...



Physician Diagnostic and Reporting Practices for Gastrointestinal Illnesses in Three Health Regions of British Columbia. (with Victoria Edge, M Fyfe, L NacDougall, S Majowicz, K Dore, JA Flint, N Boom, P Muchaal, and PN Sockett), Canadian Journal of Public Health (2007)

Objectives: To estimate seasonal proportions of patient visits due to acute gastrointestinal illness (GI), assess...




An Individual-based Model for Feral Hogs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (with Rene A. Salinas, William H. Stiver, Joseph L. Corn, Suzanne Lenhart, Charles Colin, Marguerite Madden, Kurt C. Vercauteren, Brandon B. Schmit, Ellen Kasari, Graham Hickling, and Hamish Mccallum), Natural Resource Modeling (2015)

The expansion of feral hog (Sus scrofa)populations in the United States has resulted in increased...



Comparison of first-intention healing of carbon dioxide laser, 4.0-MHz radiosurgery, and scalpel incisions in ball pythons (Python regius). (with Rebecca T. Hodshon, Patricia A. Sura, Juergen P. Schumacher, James C. Steeil, and Kim M. Newkirk), American Journal of Veterinary Research (2013)

Objective-To evaluate first-intention healing of CO(2) laser, 4.0-MHz radiowave radiosurgery (RWRS), and scalpel incisions in...



Tennessee emergency medicine workforce, 2009 (with Luke M. Rawlings, Michael G. Wortley, Leonard Lamsen, Louis Jones, and Lorraine S. Wallace), Tennessee Medicine (2013)


Describe the characteristics of the Tennessee (TN) Emergency Medicine (EM) workforce. Methods: A cross-sectional...



Development of Immunologic Assays to Measure Response in Horses Vaccinated with Xenogeneic Plasmid DNA Encoding Human Tyrosinase (with Luis M. Lembcke, Stephen A. Kania, James T. Blackford, Dianne J. Trent, Deborah A. Grosenbaugh, Darrilyn G. Fraser, Timothy Leard, and Jeffrey C. Phillips), Journal of Equine Veterinary Science (2012)

Xenogeneic plasmid DNA constructs have been developed and optimized for immunotherapies targeting cancer in both...



Selected cardiopulmonary values and baroreceptor reflex in conscious green iguanas (Iguana iguana) (with Sonia M. Hernandez, Juergen Schumacher, Stephen J. Lewis, and Stephen J. Divers), American Journal of Veterinary Research (2011)

Objective-To determine selected cardiopulmonary values and baroreceptor response in conscious green iguanas (Iguana iguana) and...