JPHCOPH

Research

The following citations represent a sample of the peer-reviewed works published by the department’s faculty. For the full list of the department’s publications and presentations, visit the SelectedWorks site.


The Association between Arthritis and Depression Is Intensified by Excessive Body Weight: Findings from a US National Survey, 2005–2012 Objective Obesity and arthritis are leading chronic conditions, but comorbidity of these conditions and their interaction leading to depression have not been fully investigated. The purpose of this st …

Occupational Characteristics and Patterns as Risk Factors for Parkinson’s Disease: A Case Control Study Background:Associations have been reported between the risk of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and employment in certain fields. Most studies have focused on toxic exposures as potential causal explanations. …

Randomized, Controlled Pilot Trial of Solifenacin Succinate for Overactive Bladder in Parkinson's Disease Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of solifenacin succinate in Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients suffering from overactive bladder (OAB). Background: Urinary dysfunction is a commonly encountered non …

Cyber-Attack Risk Low for Medical Devices

Modeling the Effect of School Closures in a Pandemic Scenario: Exploring Two Different Contact Matrices Background. School closures may delay the epidemic peak of the next influenza pandemic, but whether school closure can delay the peak until pandemic vaccine is ready to be deployed is uncertain. Metho …

The Use of Social Media in Public Health Surveillance Social media are broadly understood as a set of online activities that facilitate interpersonal communication, information sharing, collaboration or crowdsourcing among online users. This is a brief o …

Converting Big Data into public health

Ebola and the Social Media

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in the Republic of Korea: Transparency and Communication Are Key Timely and transparent information release to the public is key for successful health communications. As the MERS outbreak in the Republic of Korea has now apparently subsided and probably will end so …

Why We Should Care about Ebola in West Africa and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in South Korea: Global Health Ethics and the Moral Insignificance of Proximity Global health advocates affirm the importance of moral responsibilities for global public health. However, does everyone have moral responsibilities to help stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa or M …

Last updated: 2/3/2016

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