The co-occurrence of smoking and alcohol use disorder in a hospital-based population: Applying a multimorbidity framework using geographic information system methods

Siegel SD, Brooks M, Ragozine-Bush HE, Schnoll RA, Curriero FC Addict Behav 2021 07;118():106883 PMID: 33714034 Abstract Tobacco and alcohol use are leading causes of premature mortality in the US and concurrent use is associated with even greater health risks. A cross-sectional study of 20,310 patients admitted to a Mid-Atlantic acute health care system between

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A Population Health Assessment in a Community Cancer Center Catchment Area: Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, Alcohol Use, and Obesity in New Castle County, Delaware

Siegel SD, Brooks MM, Sims-Mourtada J, Schug ZT, Leonard DJ, Petrelli N, Curriero FC Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2022 01;31(1):108-116 PMID: 34737210 Abstract BACKGROUND”>The NCI requires designated cancer centers to conduct catchment area assessments to guide cancer control and prevention efforts designed to reduce the local cancer burden. We extended and adapted this approach to

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Racial disparities in triple negative breast cancer: toward a causal architecture approach

Siegel SD, Brooks MM, Lynch SM, Sims-Mourtada J, Schug ZT, Curriero FC Breast Cancer Res 2022 Jun;24(1):37 PMID: 35650633 Abstract BACKGROUND: Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive subtype of invasive breast cancer that disproportionately affects Black women and contributes to racial disparities in breast cancer mortality. Prior research has suggested that neighborhood effects

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Early Care and Education Teacher’s Role in Obesity Prevention and Healthy Development of Young American Indian Children

Kracht CL, Sisson SB, Walker D, Kerr K, Stephens L, Anderson A, Seward J, Weedn AE, Cheney M, Copeland K, Salvatore AL, Jacob A, Key M, Dennison M, Tallbear C, Horm D J Transcult Nurs 2019 01;30(1):75-85 PMID: 29998791 Abstract INTRODUCTION”>The purpose of this study was to develop an understanding of how stakeholders, specifically early

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Engaging Community Health Workers and Social Care Staff as Social First Responders during the COVID-19 Crisis

Salvatore AL, Ortiz J, Booker E, , Katurakes N, Moore CC, Johnson CPA, Mapp AM, Waad A, Axe ML Dela J Public Health 2020 Jul;6(2):92-95 PMID: 34467118 Abstract In this public health practice vignette, we describe an ongoing community and system intervention to identify and address social determinants of health and related needs experienced by

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HPV vaccination and Native Americans: protocol for a systematic review of factors associated with HPV vaccine uptake among American Indians and Alaska Natives in the USA

Gopalani SV, Sedani AE, Janitz AE, Clifton SC, Stoner J, Peck J, Comiford A, Salvatore AL, Campbell J BMJ Open 2020 09;10(9):e035658 PMID: 32895265 Abstract INTRODUCTION”>The nine-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could prevent an estimated 92% of the cancers attributable to HPV types targeted by the vaccine. However, uptake of the HPV vaccine among American

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Impact of a Healthy Retail Intervention on Fruits and Vegetables and Total Sales in Tribally Owned Convenience Stores: Findings From the THRIVE Study

Williams MB, Wang W, Taniguchi T, Salvatore AL, Groover WK, Wetherill M, Love C, Cannady T, Grammar M, Standridge J, Fox J, Jernigan VBB Health Promot Pract 2021 11;22(6):796-805 PMID: 32912007 Abstract BACKGROUND”>Healthy retail interventions are a recommended intervention strategy to address diet-related diseases, such as obesity and diabetes; however, retail managers are concerned about

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