Public Health is an interdisciplinary field of study and practice with three primary goals: address pressing and emerging threats to health and well-being; prevent illness, disease and injury; and promote and protect human health.

In achieving these goals, public health emphasizes social justice, supports human rights and respects the dignity of individuals and the integrity of communities.

The Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH) offers a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, which is nationally accredited through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Students develop competencies in several key public health areas: health behavior and social sciences, biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, policy and advocacy, program planning, implementation and evaluation, and others. The interdisciplinary curriculum stresses leadership skills, systems thinking, health communication, global health, and cultural humility and competency.

Learn more about the program here.

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Submissions from 2021

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Prevalence of Pressure Ulcers in Long-term Care Facilities: A Focus on Older Adults, Joseph M. Callaghan, III

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Using CPBR Methodologies to Increase Accrual of Marginalized Populations in Clinical Trials: A Rapid Review of the Literature, Melanie Chalfin

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Effectiveness of Interventions that Influence Adolescents’ Health Behaviors, Mental Health, and Wellbeing Due to Social Media Use, Sarah Congdon

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The Effect of Exercise Interventions In Obese Pregnant Women on Infant Birth Outcomes: A Rapid Review, Abigail Corkum

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Individual and Interpersonal Influences on Maternal Immunization Uptake Among Pregnant Women in the Developing World, Devesh Dajee

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The Impact of Skin-Lightening Methods among Individuals of Indian Descent: A Rapid Review, Devanshi Dash

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The Effects of Community-Based Education Programs on Vaccine Utilization in Minority Populations: A Rapid Review, Mojisola Delano

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The Efficacy of Rehabilitation and Reintegration Programs at Lowering Recidivism in High-Risk Incarcerated Populations: A Rapid Review of the Literature, Robert Erianne

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The Difference in Effectiveness Between Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Pharmacotherapy for Mental Health Conditions in Childhood Trauma Survivors, Neha Jha

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The Evaluation of Medical Student International Mission Trips: A Rapid Review, Andrew Kamel

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Rapid Review of the Long-Term Efficacy of Compression-Only CPR Training, Matthew Kermitz

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Social Media on Mental Health Literacy in the United States: A Rapid Review, Wendy Kong

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Barriers and Facilitators Influencing Contraceptive Use Among Homeless Youth, Sravani Meka

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Variations in Health Insurance Exchange as a Part of the Affordable Care Act, Sofia Mitro

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Social Isolation in Young Adults Who Use Social Media: A Rapid Review of the Literature, Jake Mulroy

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Barriers to Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Screenings Faced by Refugees Resettled in the United States: A Rapid Review of the Literature, Jaime Nassur

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Leveraging technology to improve medication adherence in bipolar individuals: A systematic review, Michael Ritsick

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Strategies to Improve Genomic Health Literacy for Chronic Diseases, Ruhi Shah

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Telemedicine-delivered Buprenorphine Treatment Interventions for Opioid Use Disorder: A Rapid Review, Dorothy Tang

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Assessing the Wellbeing and Unmet Needs of SKCC Cancer Survivors, Jenna Fiore

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Examining the Unseen Trauma Endured by 911 Telecommunicators, Angela Gibilante

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Evaluating the Long-Term Health Outcomes of a Medically Tailored Meal Provider: A Pilot Program Evaluation for MANNA, Adrian Glass Crafford

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Evaluation of a Student-led Outreach to Address Digital Health Barriers during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Amanda Guth

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Reducing Readmission Rates By Improving Transitions Of Care For Stroke Patients In The Pre-Covid And Covid Eras, Evan Kolesnick

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Engaging Philadelphia Youth in Climate Change Policy through Virtual Education and Podcasting, Amanda Molinaro

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An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care: What Students Need to Know, Cari Picciano

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Consumer Survey: Exploring Perceptions of Evidence in Digital Health, Olivia Taylor

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Diabetes Management in the Inadequately Insured, Olusegun Bakare

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ENDS in Philadelphia: Epidemiology of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Christopher Catania

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Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Three Radiation Treatment Strategies for Patients with Multiple Brain Metastases, Victor Chen

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Impact of a Trauma-Informed Training Program on Non-Clinical Staff in the Emergency Department, Michelle Choiselat

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Experience of Nurses in a Community Oncology Practice in Securing Oral Oncology Medications for Patients from Specialty Pharmacies, Laurie Donoris, JD, MBA

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Assessing Correlates of Park Access in Philadelphia, Tiara Halstead

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Life During COVID-19: The Student Experience, Julianne LaRosa

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Assessing Child Lead Exposure in Philadelphia: A Policy Analysis, Mahrukh Naqvi

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Role of Teledentistry During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Rapid Systematic Review, Pretty Merry Sam

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Multisystemic Intervention Therapy for United States Youth with Behavioral Disorders: A Quality Improvement Project, Megan Scott

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A Geospatial Analysis of Lung Cancer Burden in Philadelphia, PA, Katherine Senter

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Mental Health Education Evaluation Pilot Study in Montgomery Area and Milton Area School Districts, Rasheeda Williamson

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A Quality Improvement Project for Improving Controlled Substance Prescribing in a Primary Care Setting, Theresa Zelman, PharmD

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The Future of Opioid Prescribing: Implementation of a Virtual Opioid & Pain Management Module for Medical Students, Jenna Adalbert

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Effective Support for the Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A rapid systematic review, Yuri Matsubara, MD

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Patient-Centered Pathology Report: Rapid Review, Eric Steimetz, MD

Submissions from 2020

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Trends of Traffic-Related Injuries Treated Across a Jefferson Health Trauma Center, Masihuddin Ahmed

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A Qualitative Analysis of the Entertainment-Education Campaign “Girlsplained”, Adrea Cope and Amy Henderson Riley, DrPH, CHES

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Association Between Air Quality and Childhood Asthma Prevalence in Urban Areas in the United States, Mallory Haas, BSN, RN, CCRN

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Human Trafficking Legal Service Providers Respond to COVID-19, Jessica Hughes and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH

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What Are the Negative Health Effects Associated with Skin Bleaching in West African Countries?, Thioro Ndoye

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Immigration as a Public Health Competency; Results and Implications from a Survey Following La Casita Rosa, a Social Impact Film, Ingrid Piovanetti-Rivera and Amy Henderson Riley, DrPH

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Neighborhood Availability of Quality Early Care and Learning Centers and Childhood Overweight/Obesity in Philadelphia, PA, Jasmine Sweeting

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Examining Medical School Leadership’s Response to the Killing of George Floyd Using Critical Race Theory, Chanelle Campbell MS, OMS-II, MPH(C) and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH

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COVID-19 and Individuals Living with Cardiovascular Disease: A Rapid Review, Nicole Portman and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH

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The Efficacy of Mobile Health Applications as Interventions in Overweight and Obese Adults in the United States., Niki Elahi; Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH; and Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH

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Examining Culture and Mental Health Services Utilization among Indians: A Rapid Systematic Review, Shivani Ramolia, MPH(c); Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH; and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH

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Confronting consistent trauma: Improving children's mental health in areas of conflict, Yazeed Shamieh, MPH(c); Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH; and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH

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The Impact of Patient-Physician Racial Concordance on Medication Adherence in the Hypertensive Patient Population, Margaret Anwar, MPH(c); Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH; and Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH

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Impact of COVID 19 on Telehealth- A Rapid Review, Sahil Panyda and Kristin Rising Rising, MD, MSHP

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Investigating the efficacy of insecticide-treated window screens and eaves against malaria-carrying mosquitoes, Beverly I. Anaele, MPH(c); Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH; and Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH

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Understanding Why Patients Utilize the Emergency Department for Nonurgent Reasons: Implications for Primary Care, Goundo Coulibaly; Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH; and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH

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Effective interventions for mental health disorders in child migrants: A rapid systematic review, Avery Cox, MPH(c) and Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH

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Interventions to reduce HIV stigma among black men who have sex with men (MSM), Jada Davis, MPH(c) and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH

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Exploring Healthcare Providers' Biases, Stigmas, and Gaps in Care When Treating Sexual Violence Victims, Cierrah Doran; Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH; and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH

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Exploring the efficacy of patient-centered care interventions given to informal caregivers of dementia patients, Alexandra Greulich; Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH; and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH

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Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Healthcare- and Community-Associated Clostridium difficile Infection: A Rapid Review, Rutvin Kyada; Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH; and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH

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The effectiveness of housing programs for individuals with criminal justice history: A systematic review, Rachel Mosca; Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH; and Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH

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Effects of Culture and Acculturation on End-of-Life Planning in Asian Immigrants, Binjil Mupo, MPH(c); Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH; and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH

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Efficacy of housing models for people in recovery: Impacts on sobriety outcomes and housing stability, Sarah Marie Pinard, MSS, MPH(c); Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH; and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH

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Investigating the Effectiveness of Telehealth as an Intervention to Supplement Traditional Care of Cardiovascular Disease, Andrew Rahe; Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH; and Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH

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The effect of mental health stigma on helping-seeking behavior amongst undergraduate university students, Olivia R. Siciliano, MPH(c); Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH; and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH

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Modifications in Cognitive Interventions for Geriatric Individuals with Vision Impairments to Improve Quality of Life, Jacquelyn Smith, MS, MPH(c); Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH; and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH

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Effect and Impact of Mandatory Protective Eyewear in Youth Sports, Rachel Song; Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH; and Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH

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Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Marketing and its Potential Targeting Towards Adolescents, Thuongvu Tran, MPH(c) and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH

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Do Diabetic Retinopathy Telehealth Programs Improve Patient Outcomes?, Gabrielle Tull, MPH(c); Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH; and Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH

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Risk Factors For Incurable Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, Karan Varshney; Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH; and Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH

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Disparities in 30-day readmission after general surgery, Iordanis Zakopoulos, MD, MPH(c); Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH; and Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH

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The Impact of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments on Patient Falls and Mobility: A Systematic Review, Hannah Garrigan, MD/MPH(c); Jacquelyn Hamati, MD/MPH(c); Parth Lalakia, MPH; Brooke Salzman, MD; Leslie Hyman, PhD; and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH

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Intubation Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Daniel Casey, DO, MPH; Anna Rabinowitz, MD; and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH

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How do Public Health Programs Adapts in Real Time During a Global Pandemic? The Impact of COVID-19 on a Youth Refugee Mental Health Program, Asha Chintala, MPH; Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH; and Amy H. Riley, DrPH

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Jefferson Tobacco Climate Survey: Examining Student Perspectives to Guide Messaging and Policy Recommendations, Jeremiah Davis, MD/MPH(c) and Russell McIntire, PhD

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Telehealth Use in Oncology: Patient Perspectives on Video Visits, Rachel Granberg, MD/MPH(c); Arianna Heyer, MD/MPH(c); Adam Binder, MD; Nathan Handley, MD, MPH; Alexzandra Gentsch, MSW; Kristin Rising, MD, MSHP; and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH

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Sexual Health: What Public Health Professionals Need to Know, Sarah Hay, DO, MPH(c) and Rosemary Frasso

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Telehealth Use in Oncology: Provider Perspectives on Video Visits, Arianna Heyer, MD/MPH(c); Kristin Rising, MD, MSHP; Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH; Rachel Granberg, MD, MPH`; Adam Binder, MD; Nathan Handley, MD, MBA; and Alexzandra Gentsch, MSW

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Sleep Deprivation as a Treatment for Depression: Comparison of mood ratings and improving prediction of treatment response, Nathan Hoff, MD/MPH; Philip R. Gehrman, PhD, CBSM; and Brandon George, PhD, MS

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Tiny or Tall, Mighty or Small, Music for All!: Developing an Interactive Online Storybook to Promote Body Positivity in Children, MariaLisa Itzoe, DO/MPH(c) and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH

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Time to Relapse after Epilepsy Surgery as a Predictor of Future Seizures, David A. Klodowski, MD(c), MPH(c); Brandon George, PhD, MS; and Michael Sperling, MD

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Telemedicine: What Patients Need to Know, Anna P. Nelson, MPH(c) and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH

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A Retrospective Case-Series Study on Sacral Nerve Stimulation Placement for Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction Among the Pediatric Population, Elizabeth Redman, MPH(c), RDN, LDN, CNSC; Jennifer Hagerty, DO; and John McAna, Phd, MA

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Fostering Feedback: Using Focus Groups to Develop a Standardized Foster Parent Training Curriculum, Vanessa Thiel, MD-MPH(c); Stephen DiDonato, PhD, LPC, NCC; Rosemary Frass Frasso, PhD, CPH; and Rebekah Phillips, MS

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Reflections from Graduating Medical Students: A Photo-Elicitation Study, Robert Wilson, MD, MPH(c) and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH

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Evaluation of a Human Trafficking Educational Intervention at Thomas Jefferson University for Public Health Students, Princess Adu-Beko and Colin Plover, PhD, MSN, MPH, MSN-RN-BC

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Peer Education to Promote HPV Vaccine Uptake in Philly Teens, Riva Bindra and Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH

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Challenges, Barriers, and Needs of Life with Hepatitis B: A Qualitative Study, Sean Farrell; Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH; and Catherine Freeland, MPH

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The Role of the Obstetrician/Gynecologist in the Promotion of Childhood Vaccinations: A Rapid Systematic Review, Rosemary Iriowen, MD and Martha Romney

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Regional Needs and Barriers of Hepatitis Delta (HDV) Patients and Their Caregivers: A Qualitative Analysis of Hepatitis B Foundation Queries, Priyanka Kumar; Catherine Freeland, MPH; and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH

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Mental Health Interventions for U.S. Women in Prison: A Rapid Review, Brendan Richter and Martha Romney, JD, MPH, MS, RN, BSN

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Predictors of Youth Suicide: A U.S. Survey, Simal Thind, MD and Brandon George, PhD, MS

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Characteristics of Continuous EEG Programs in the Critical Care Setting, Adam Zimilover; Andres Fernandez, MD, MSEd; Rosemary Frasso, PhD; and Ellen McQuaid, MPH

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Congestive Heart Failure: The Danger of Medical Jargon, Yoni Zuckerman and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH

Submissions from 2019

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Building & Sustaining Paternal Engagement for Children Living in Poverty, Lisa Armstrong, MSS, LSW and Rosemary Frasso, PhD

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Legionella: A Policy Analysis for Existing Water Management Programs, Lauren Connor; Colin Plover, PhD; and Rosemary Frasso, PhD