Program Accomplishments and Publications

Notable Accomplishments
  • Assignees worked to develop systematic data collection and reporting processes as well as data products and tools (e.g. chronic disease profile reportsexternal icon, infographics, etc.) to support chronic disease programs including but not limited to the following: Tobacco, Asthma, Injury Prevention and Control, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Cancer Prevention and Control, and Arthritis.
  • The Colorado assignee led a team of 19 stakeholders to plan and develop an innovative chronic disease and behavioral health data dashboard that significantly increased access to data and is used extensively for state and local program planning.
  • Assignees worked with CSTE to develop a “Chronic Disease Epidemiologist Orientation Manual,” a resource guide for understanding the roles of and technical challenges faced by chronic disease epidemiologists. These include collaborating and integrating with other programs, identifying data sources and indicators, interpreting and disseminating data, and using data as part of an evidence-based public health approach.4

Recent publications:

  • Gallaway MS, Rigler J, Robinson S, Herrick K, Livar E, MD1; Komatsu KK, Brady S, Cunico J; Christ CM. Trends in COVID-19 Incidence After Implementation of Mitigation Measures — Arizona, January 22–August 7, 2020. MMWR. October 9, 2020. 69(40);1460–1463.
  • Price JD. Amerson NL, Barbour KE, Emuze DV.  Prevalence of Frequent Mental Distress Among Illinois Adults with Chronic Conditions: Estimates From the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2011-2017. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2020 July; 34(6):608-613
  • Samanic CM, Barbour KE, Liu Y, Wang Y, Fang J, Lu H, Schieb L, Greenlund KJ. Prevalence of self-reported hypertension and antihypertensive medication use by county and rural-urban classification, United States, 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020 May 8; 69 (18):533-559
  • Samanic CM, Barbour KE, Liu Y, Fang J, Lu H, Schieb L, Greenlund KJ. Prevalence of self-reported hypertension and antihypertensive medication use among US adults, United States, 2017.  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020 April 10; 69 (14): 393-398
  • Price JD, Jayaprakash M, McKay CM, Amerson NL, Jimenez PL, Barbour KE, Cunningham TJ. Evidence-based Interventions for High Blood Pressure and Glycemic Control Among Illinois Health Systems. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2020 Jan 23; 17: 190058
  • Price JD, Barbour KE, Liu Y, Lu H, Amerson NL, Murphy LB, Helmick CG, Calanan RM, Sandoval-Rosario M, Samanic CM, Greenlund KJ, Thomas CW. State-Specific Prevalence and Characteristics of Frequent Mental Distress and History of Depression Diagnosis Among Adults with Arthritis – United States, 2017.  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020 Jan 3;68(5152):1173-1178.
  • Sandoval-Rosario M; Contreras OA, Mercado C; Barbour KE, Cunningham T, Rosales CB. The Association between Depression and Diabetes and Associated Risk Factors by Racial/Ethnic Status among Adults in Arizona: Arizona Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2014-2017. Diversity & Equality in Health and Care. 2019 March 3; 16(2): 22-29
  • Adakai M, Sandoval-Rosario M, Xu F, Aseret-Manygoats T, Allison M, Greenlund KJ, Barbour KE. Health Disparities Among American Indians/Alaska Natives — Arizona, 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2018 Nov 30; 67(47);1314–1318
  • Calanan RM, Sandoval-Rosario M, Price JD, Samanic CM, Lu H, Barbour KE. Achieving Excellence in the Practice of Chronic Disease Epidemiology. Prev Chronic Dis. 2018 Nov 29;15:E146.
  • Sandoval-Rosario M, Nayeri BM, Rascon A, Boring M, Aseret-Manygoats T, Helmick CG, Murphy LB, Hootman JM, Imperatore G, Barbour KE. Prevalence of Arthritis Among Adults with Prediabetes and Arthritis-Specific Barriers to Important Interventions for Prediabetes – United States, 2009-2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2018 Nov 9; 67(44);1238–1241
References
  1. Frey CA, Remington PL, Lengerich E. Evaluation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s chronic disease state-based epidemiology for public health program support (STEPPS) program. J Public Health Manag Pract 2003;9(4):266-74.
  2. Calanan RM, Sandoval-Rosario M, Price JD, Samanic CM, Lu H, Barbour KE. Achieving Excellence in the Practice of Chronic Disease Epidemiology. Prev Chronic Dis. 2018 Nov 29;15:E146.
  3. Duffy RE, Siegel, PZ. Increasing chronic disease epidemiology capacity without increasing workforce: a success story in Ohio. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2009 Mar-Apr;15(2):123-6.
  4. Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. Chronic Disease Epidemiologist Orientation Manual: A Resource for Applied Epidemiologists. Atlanta, GA: CSTE; 2015.
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