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Public Health Preparedness Summit, Anaheim, CA, February 21 - 24, 2012

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PERRC Peer-Reviewed Publications Listed by Institute of Medicine Priorities

The research conducted at PERRCs address several of the research priorities recommended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). PERRC publications are listed below under the related IOM research priority. The findings from these projects will be used to help improve public health practice for preparedness and emergency response planning and policies at the local, state, federal and tribal levels.

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  • Davis, V. M., Cilenti, D., Gunther-Mohr, C., Baker, E.L. Participatory Research Partnerships: Addressing Relevant Public Health System Challenges. Public Health Reports, March – April 2012, Volume 127 p. 230 – 235 - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Vielot, N. A., Horney, J. A. Can Merging the Roles of Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Management Increase the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Emergency Planning and Response? Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11, 2911-2921 - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Belenky, N. M., Bevc, C. A., Mahanna, E., Gunther-Mohr, C., Davis, M. V. Evaluating Use of Custom Survey Reports by Local Health Departments. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research, October 18, 2013 Volume 2, Issue 6, Article 4 - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Davis, M. V., Mays, G. P., Bellamy, J., Bevc, C. A., Marti, C. Improving Public Health Preparedness Capacity Measurement: Development of the Local Health Department Preparedness Capacities Assessment Survey. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, December 2013, Volume 7, Issue 06, pp 578 – 584 - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2013.108
  • Hunter, J.C., Yang, J.E., Crawley, A.W., Biesiadecki, L., Aragón, T. J. Public health response systems in-action: learning from local health departments' experiences with acute and emergency incidents. PLoS One. 2013 Nov 13;8(11):e79457. 1 - 13 – University of California, Berkeley doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079457
  • Sweeney, P. M., Bjerke, E. F., Guclu, H., Keane, C. R., Galvan, J., Gleason, S. M., Potter, M. A.. Social Network Analysis: A Novel Approach to Legal Research on Emergency Public Health Systems. November/December 2013, Volume 19 (6): PE38-E40 - University of Pittsburgh DOI: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e31829fc013
  • Agboola, F, McCarthy, T, Biddinger, M. Impact of emergency preparedness exercise on performance. Journal of Public Health and Management, 2013, 19 (5): S77-S83 – Harvard University doi:10.1097/PHH.0b013e31828ecd84
  • Savoia, E, Preston, J, Biddinger, P D. A consensus process on the use of exercises and after action reports to assess and improve public health emergency preparedness and response. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 2013, 28 (3): 305-308 – Harvard University doi: 10.1017/S1049023X13000289
  • Engelman, A, Ivey, SL, Tseng, W, Dahrouge, D, Brune, J, Neuhauser, L. Responding to the deaf in disasters: establishing the need for systematic training for state-level emergency management agencies and community organizations. BMC Health Services Research, 2013 Volume 13: 84: 1-10 – UC, Berkeley doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-84
  • Eiring H, Blake SC, Howard DH. Nursing Homes' Preparedness Plans and Capabilities. American Journal of Disaster Medicine, 2012; 7(2):127‐35. – Emory University doi: 10.5055/ajdm.2012.0088
  • Link‐Gelles R, Chamberlain AT, Schulkin J, Ault K, Whitney E, Seib K, Omer SB. Missed Opportunities: A National Survey of Obstetricians About Attitudes on Maternal and Infant Immunization. Maternal Child Health Journal, 2012; 16(9):1743‐7 – Emory University doi: 10.1007/s10995‐011‐0936‐0.
  • Seib K, Gleason C, Richards JL, Chamberlain A, Andrews T, Watson L, Whitney E, Hinman AR, Omer SB. Partners in Immunization: 2010 Survey Examining Differences among H1N1 Vaccine Providers in Washington State. Public Health Reports, 2013; 128(3):198‐211 – Emory University
  • Boyd CA, Gazmararian JA, Thompson WW. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Low‐Income Women Considered High Priority for Receiving the Novel Influenza a (H1N1) Vaccine. Maternal Child Health Journal, 2013 17: 852-861 – Emory University doi: 10.1007/s10995‐012‐1063‐2.
  • Lee A, Berendes D, Seib K, Whitney E, Berkelman R, Omer S, Spaulding A. Receipt of 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine by Correctional Facilities in the United States, 2009‐2010 [Erratum]. MMWR Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report, 2012; 61(3):57. – Emory University
  • Silvaggio JL, Van Otterloo J, Curran EA, Whitney EA, Weiss PS, Seib K, Omer SB. Vaccine Providers' Perspectives on Impact, Challenges, and Response During the California 2010 Pertussis Outbreak. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, January 2014; 10(1): 1-9 – Emory University
  • McCabe, OL, Marum, F, Semon, N, Mosley, A, Gwon, H, Perry, C, Moore, SS, Links, JM. Participatory public health systems research: Value of community involvement in a study series in mental health emergency preparedness. American Journal of Disaster Medicine, 2012, Volume 7: Number 4: 303-312 – Johns Hopkins University doi: 10.5055/adjm.2012.0103
  • Yarmand, H, Ivy, JS, Denton, B, Lloyd, AL. Optimal two-phase vaccine allocation to geographically different regions under uncertainty. European Journal of Operational Research, 2014, 233(1), 208-219 – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Singleton, C-M, Corso, L, Koester, D, Carlson, V, Bevc, CA, Davis, MV. Accreditation and emergency preparedness: linkages and opportunities for leveraging the connections. Journal of Public Health Management Practice, 2014, Volume 20: Issue 1: 119-124 – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill doi: 10.1097/PHHobo13e3182a9dbd8
  • Yarmand, H, Ivy, JS. Analytic solution of the susceptible-infective epidemic model with state-dependent contact rates and different intervention policies. Simulation, June 2013, Volume 89: Number 6: 703-721 – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill doi: 10.1177/0037549713479052
  • Yarmand, H, Ivy, JS, Roberts, SD. Identifying optimal mitigation strategies for responding to a mild influenza epidemic. Simulation, November 2013, Volume 89: Number 11: 1400-1415 – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill doi: 10.1177/0037549713505334
  • O’Keefe, KA, Shafir, SC, Shoaf, KI. Local health department epidemiologic capacity: A stratified cross-sectional assessment describing the quantity, education, training, and perceived competencies of epidemiologic staff. Frontiers in PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION, Published Online 2013 Dec. 2, Volume 1: Article 64:1 – 8 – UCLA doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2013.00064
  • Gamboa-Maldonado, T, Marshak, HH, Sinclair, R, Montgomery, S, Dyjack, DT. Building capacity for community disaster preparedness: A call for collaboration between public environmental health and emergency preparedness and response programs. Journal of Environmental Health, Sept. 2012, Volume 75: Number 2:24-29 – UCLA
  • Sammartinova, J, Glik, D, Prelip, M, Stajura, M, Martel, A, Eisenman, D. The long and winding road: Finding disaster preparedness coordinators in a national sample of local health departments. Public Health Reports, September/October 2013, Volume 128: Number 5: 364-366 – UCLA
  • Stajura, M, Glik, D, Eisenman, D, Prelip, M, Martel, A, Sammartinova, J. Perspective of community- and faith-based organizations about partnering with local health departments for disasters. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, June 28, 2012, Volume 9: 2293-2311 – UCLA doi: 10.3390/ijerph9072293
  • Neuhauser, L., Ivey, S. L., Huang, D., Engelman, A., Tseng, W., et al. (2013) Availability and Readability of Emergency Preparedness Materials for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing and Older Adult Populations: Issues and Assessments. PLoS ONE 8(2): e55614. Published Online February 25, 2013 – University of California, Berkeley
  • Blake SC, Eiring H, Howard DH. San Diego’s Area Coordinator System: A Disaster Preparedness Model for U.S. Nursing Homes. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2012; 6(4):424-7. Doi:10.1001/dmp.2012.65 – Emory
  • Dunlop AL, Logue K, Vaidyanathan L, Isakov A. Facilitators and Barriers for the Effective Academic-Community Collaboration for Disaster Preparedness and Response. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. December 12, 2012, 1-9. – Emory
  • Errett, N. A., Barnett, D. J., Thompson, C. B., Tosatto, R., Austin, B., Schaffzin, S., Ansari, A., Semon, N. L., Balicer, R. D., Links, J. M. Assessment of Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers' Emergency Response Willingness Using a Threat- and Efficacy-Based Model. Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice and Science. Vol. 11, Number 1, 2013 – Johns Hopkins - E Published March 11, 2013
  • Smith, K. C., Rimal, R. N., Sandberg, H., Storey, J. D., Lagasse, L., Maulsby, C., Rhoades, E., Barnett, D. J., Omer, S. B., Links, J. W. Understanding newsworthiness of an emerging pandemic: International newspaper coverage of the H1N1 outbreak Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses: E Published Ahead of Print December 24, 2012 – Johns Hopkins
  • Rutkow, L., Vernick, J. S., Mojtabai, R., Rodman, S. O., Kaufmann, C. N. Legal challenges for substance abuse treatment during disasters. Psychiatric Services, 2012 Jan; 63(1): 7-9 – Johns Hopkins
  • Vernick, J. S., Gakh, M., Rutkow, L. Emergency detention of persons with certain mental disorders during public health disasters: legal and policy issues. American Journal of Disaster Medicine. 2012 Fall; 7(4):295-302. – Johns Hopkins
  • Rutkow, L. The role of law in addressing mental health-related aspects of disasters and promoting resilience. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, 2012; 14(2): pp.134-140 – John Hopkins
  • Errett, N., A., Barnett, D., J., Thompson, C.,B., Semon, N., L., Catlett, Christina, C., Hsu, E., Gwon, H., Balice, R., D. Assessment of psychological preparedness and emergency response willingness of local public health department and hospital workers. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, 01/2012 Vol. 14, No. 2, pp.125-133 – Johns Hopkins
  • Samoff, E., MacDonald, P., D., Fangman, M., T., Waller, A., E. Local surveillance practice evaluation in North Carolina and value of new national accreditation measures. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: 2013 Mar-Apr;19(2):146-52. – University of North Carolina
  • Potter, M., A., Brown, S., T., Cooley, P., C., Sweeney, P., M., Hershey, T., B., Gleason, S., M., Lee, B., Y., Keane, C., R., Grefenstette, J., Burke, D., S. School closure as an influenza mitigation strategy: how variations in legal authority and plan criteria can alter the impact. BMC Public Health 2012, 12:977 – Pittsburgh -
  • Hunter JC, Yang JE, Petrie M, Aragon TJ. Integrating a framework for conducting public health systems research into statewide operations-based exercises to improve emergency preparedness. BMC Public Health, 2012 Aug 20;12(1):680. – UC, Berkeley
  • Frew PM, Hixson B, Kulb C, del Rio C, Esteves-Jaramillo A, Omer SA. Factors Related to Seasonal and Influenza A (H1N1) Vaccination among Minority Communities in Atlanta Vaccine. Vaccine, 30: 4200-4208 April 2012 PMID: 22537991 – Emory
  • Freedman AM, Mindlin M, Morley C, Griffin M, Wooten W, Miner K. Addressing the Gap Between Public Health Emergency Planning and Incident Response: Lessons Learned from the 2009 H1N1 Outbreak in San Diego County. Disaster Health. 2012; 1(1) - Emory
  • McCabe, O.L., Perry, C., Azur, M., Taylor, H.G., Bailey, BS, MBA, and Links, J.M. (2011). Psychological first aid training for paraprofessionals: A systems-based model for enhancing capacity of rural emergency response. Pre-Hospital and Disaster Medicine, 26, 4, 1-8. – Johns Hopkins

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