Recent Publications

2017 Publications

Fiona Jackson Cook, Jennifer Giordano, Laura Matarese, Suzanne Hudson, "Long Term Bone Health after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass:  A Pilot Study", Endocrine Practice, 23, 1077-1084 (2017)

Angela Q. Maldonado, Tomefa Asempa, Suzanne Hudson, and Lorita Rebellato, "Prevalence of CYP3A5 Genomic Variances and Their Impact on Tacrolimus Dosing Requirements among Kidney Transplant Recipients in Eastern North Carolina", Pharmacotherapy:  The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy, 37, 1081-1088 (2017).

Craig M. Becker, Joseph G. L. Lee, Suzanne Hudson, Jeanne Hoover, and Donald Civils, A 14-Year Longitudinal Study of the Impact of Clean Indoor Air Legislation on State Smoking Prevalence, USA, 1997-2010, Preventive Medicine, 99, 63-66 (2017)

Pooja Purswani, Suzanne Laxorick, Xiangming Fang and George T Hardison, "Effect of School-based Wellness Intervention in 7th Graders on Stage of Change for Lifestyle Behaviors:  The MATCH Program", J Child Obes 2:4 (2017)

Andrew J. Vermiglio, Sigfrid D. Soli, Xiangming Fang, "An Argument for Self-Report as a Reference Standard in Audiology", J Am Acad Audiol, 00:1-17 (2017)

Andrew J. Vermiglio, Stephanie Griffin, Courtney Post, Xiangming Fang, "An Evaluation of the World Health Organization and American Medical Association Ratings of Hearing Impairment and Simulated Single-Sided Deafness", J Am Acad Audiol, 00:1-14 (2017)

Lisa M. Kay, Qiang Wu, Elizabeth Wall-Bassett, Wan-Ju J. Yen and Kimberly B. Myers, "Cost Analysis of Calcium in Store Brand versus National Brand Grocery Products", Journal of Food Products Marketing, online link: (2017)

Elizabeth Wall-Bassett, Kylie Gearhart, Mary Crozier, Brenda Bertrand and Qiang Wu, "A Case Study to Assess Food Variety and Availability among Low-Income Mothers in Residential Substance Abuse Recovery", EC Nutrition, 7.2, 76-83 (Feb 2017)

Stephanie B. Jilcott Pitts, Jedediah Hinkley, Qiang Wu, Jared T. McGuirt, Mary Jane Lyonnais, Ann P. Rafferty, Olivia R. Whitt, Nancy Winterbauer and Lisa Phillips, "A Possible Dose-Response Association Between Distance to Farmers' Markets and Roadside Produce Stands, Frequency of Shopping, Fruit and Vegetable Consumption, And Body Mass Index among Customers in the Southern United States",  BMC Public Health, 17:65, (2017)

Qiang Wu and Weixin Yao, "Relabel Mixture Models via Modal Clustering", Communications in Statistics-Simulation and Computation, Vol 46, NO. 5, 3406-3418, (2017)

Nasreen A Vohra, Swapnil D. Kachare, Paul Vos, Bruce F. Schroeder, Olga Schuth, Dylan Suttle, Timothy L. Fitzgerald, Jan H. Wong, and Kathryn M. Verbanac, "The Short-Term Effect of Weight Loss Surgery on Volumetric Breast Density and Fibroglandular Volume", Obes Surg, 27:1013-1023, (2017)

2016 Publications

Lakshmi Kollara, Jamie L. Perry, and Suzanne Hudson, "Racial Variations in Velopharyngeal and Craniometric Morphology In Children:  An Imaging Study", Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 59, 27-38  (2016)

Katelyn J. Kotlarek, Jamie L. Perry, and Xiangming Fang, "Morphology of the Levator Veli Palatini Muscle In Adults with Repaired Cleft Palate",  Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.  2016, Accepted.

Holly N. Jordan, Graham C. Schenck, Charles Ellis, Balaji Rangarathnam, Xiangming Fang, and Jamie L. Perry, "Examining Velopharyngeal Closure Patterns based on Anatomic Variables", Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.  2016, Accepted.

Tejas Desai, Sadeem Ali, Xiangming Fang, Wanda Thompson, Pankaj Jawa, and Tushar Vachharajani, "Equal Work for Unequal Pay: The Gender Reimbursement Gap for Healthcare Providers in the United States", Postgraduate Medical Journal 92(1092), 571-575, (2016).

Tejas Desai, Vibhu Dhingra, Afreen Shariff, Aabid Shariff, Edgar Lerma, Parteek Singla, Swapnil Kachare, Zoheb Syed, Deeba Minhas, Ryan Madanick, and Xiangming Fang, "Quantifying the Twitter Influence of Third Party Commercial Entities Versus Healthcare Providers in Thirteen Medical Conferences from 2011-2013", PLoS ONE, 11(9): e0162376 (2016)

Graham C. Schenck, Jamie L. Perry, and Xiangming Fang, "Normative Velopharyngeal Data in Infants: Implications for Treatment of Cleft Palate", Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 27(6), 1430-1439 (2016)

Charles Ellis, Xiangming Fang, and Patrick Briley, "Temporal Aspects of Global Coherence During Discourse Production in Early Stage Parkinson's Disease", Advances in Parkinson's Disease, 5(3), 41-49  (2016)

Josh Bendickson, Shelby Solomon, and Xiangming Fang, " Prospect Theory:  The Impact of Relative Distances", Journal of Managerial Issues.  Accepted (2016)

Jamie Perry, David Kuehn, Bradley Sutton, and Xiangming Fang, "Velopharyngeal Structural and Functional Assessment of Speech in Young Children Using Dynamic Magnetic Resonance Imaging", The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. In Press. DOI: (2016)

Bryce L. Jorgensen, Damon L. Rappleyea, John T. Schweichler, Xiangming Fang, and Mary E. Moran, "The Financial Behavior of Emerging Adults: A Family Financial Socialization Approach", Journal of Family and Economic Issues.  In Press.  DOI: 10.1007/s10834-015-9481-0 (2016)

Linda May, Jennifer R. Knowlton, Jessica A. Hanson, Richard R. Suminski, Christopher Paynter, Xiangming Fang, and Kathleen M. Gustafson, "Effects of Exercise During Pregnancy on Maternal Heart Rate and Heart Rate Variability", PM&R. 8(7), 611-617  DOI:10.1016/j.pmrj.2015.11.006 (2016)

Suzanne Lazorick, Xiangming Fang, and Yancey Crawford, "The MATCH Program - Long Term Obesity Prevention Through A Middle School Based Intervention", Childhood Obesity 12(2), 103-112 (2016)

Kazlin Mason, Jamie Perry, John Riski, and Xiangming Fang, "Age Related Changes Between The Level of Velopharyngeal Closure and the Cervical Spine", Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 27(2), 498-503. (2016)

Jamie Perry, David Kuehn, Bradley Sutton, Jinadasa Gamage, and Xiangming Fang, "Anthropometric Analysis of the Velopharynx and Related Craniometric Dimensions in Three Adult Populations Using MRI", The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal 53(1), e1-e13. (2016)

Donna Wolfe, Marianna Walker, Paul Vos, Gregg Givens, Monica Hough, "Semantic, Syntactic & Orthographic Processing in Early Fluent Readers", Accepted for presentation at ASHA Annual Convention, November 17-19, 2016 by Presentation by Marianna Walker.

Nam P. Nguyen, Ly M. Nguyen, Sroka Thomas, Bevan Hong-Ly, Alexander Chi, Paul Vos, Ulf Karlsson, Vincent Vinh-Hung, the International Geriatric Radiation Oncology Group, "Oral Sex and Oropharyngeal Cancer: The Role of the Primary Care Physicians", Medicine, In Press. DOI. 10.1097/MD.0000000000004228 (2016)

Sebastian S. DeMarco, Paul Vos, Harris Green, Jennifer Defazio, Natalie Davis, Lindsey Fiz, and Charles Phillips, "A 10-Year Review of Outpatient Skin Biopsy Results and Skin Cancer Subtypes," Dermatology Online Journal, 22(1), (2016)

Keith A. Mays, Alex Crisp, and Paul Vos, "Utilizing CAD/CAM to Measure Total Occlusal Convergence of Preclincial Dental Students' Crown Preparations," Journal of Dental Education, Volume 80 (1).  (2016)

Sally L. Bullock, Stephanie B. Jillcott Pitts, Barb Listenfelt, Jared T. McGuirt, Karen Stanley, Diane Beth, Mary Bea Kolbe, Jill Rushing, Qiang Wu, Rachel K. Ward, Mariel Leah, Mayo Acheson, Ciarra J.M. Mortche, and Alice S. Ammerman, "Availability of Farmers' Markets and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/Electronic Benefit Transfer Systems and Associations with Rurality, Poverty, Race/Ethnicity, and Obesity Amoung North Carolina Counties", Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 11(1) 102-121 (2016)

Stephanie B. Jillcott Pitts, Jared T. McGuirt, Qiang Wu, Jill Rushing, Daniella Uslan, Karen Stanley, Sally L. Bullock, Rachel K. Ward, Ann P. Rafferty, and Alice S. Ammerman, "Assessing Preliminary Impact of the North Carolina Community Transformation Grant Project Farmers' Market Initiatives Among Rural Residents", Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Accepted 2016

Adam C Celio, Qiang Wu, Kevin R Kasten, Mark L Manwaring, Walter J. Pories, Konstantinos, Spaniolas, "Comparative Effectiveness of Roux-en-Y Gastric ByPass and Sleeve Gastrectomy in Super Obese Patients", Surgical Endoscopy, Accepted 2016

Qiang Wu and Weixin Yao, "Mixtures of Quantile Regressions", Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, 93: 152-176, 2016

L M. Wentz, C S. Berry-Caban, Q Wu, J D. Eldred, "Vitamin D Correlation with Testosterone Concentration in Male US Soldiers and Veterans",  Journal of Military and Veteran's Health, Volume 24, Number 3, (July 2016)

Stephanie B. Jilcott Pitts, Qiang Wu, Patricia A. Sharpe, Ann P. Rafferty, Brian Elbel, Alice S. Ammerman, Collin R. Pyne, Bethe N. Hopping, Jared T. McGuirt, Elizabeth D. Wall-Bassett, "Preferred health Food Nudges, Food Store Environments and Customer Dietary Practices in 2 Low-Income Southern Communities", Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Volume 48, Number 10, (2016)

Som N. Chalise, Haitham T. Shaheen, Muhammad Z. Rizwan, Kevin O'Brien, Robert Shaw, "Pulmonary Rehabilitation:  A Retrospective Study in Eastern North Carolina", NC Medical Journal, 77(5):314-318 (2016)

2015 Publications

William E. Novotny, Glenn D. Harris, Irma Fioradalisi, Suzanne Hudson, and Ronald M. Perking, "The Impact of Mannitol Administration in Pediatric DKA: A 22 Year Experience", Journal of pediatric Critical Care, 2, 27-44 (2015).

Robert F. James, Kristin J. Wainwright, Hilal A. Kanaan, Suzanne Hudson, Mark E. Wainwright, Jerome H. Hightower, John J. Delaney, "Analysis of Occupational Radiation Exposure During Angiography Utilizing a New Real Time Radiation Dose Monitoring System", Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, Online First, 7, 503-508 (2015).

Carmen Moyer, Jeffrey Livingston, Xiangming Fang, and Linda May, "Influence of Exercise Mode on Pregnancy Outcomes:  ENHANCED by Mom Project," BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 15:133.  DOI: 10.1186/s12884-015-0556-6 (2015)

Suzanne Lazorick, Xiangming Fang, George T. Hardison, and Yancey Crawford, "Improved BMI Measures Following a Middle School-based Obesity Intervention - THE MATCH Program", Journal of School Health, 85(10), 680-687. (2015)

Tejas Desai, Vibhu Dhingra, Afreen Shariff, Aabid Shariff, Edgar Lerma, Parteek Singla, Swapnil Kachare, Zoheb Syed, Deeba Minhas, Ryan Madanick, Xiangming Fang, "Measuring the Influence of Commercial Entities in the Twitter Backchannels of Medical Conferences:  The #MICEproject," The Winnower, 3:e143688.88406. DOI: 10.15200/winn. 143688388406. (2015)

Xiangming Fang and Kung-Sik chan, "Additive Models with Spatio-Temporal Data," Environmental and Ecological Statistics, 22(1), 61-86. (2015)

Nam P. Nguyen, Sarah Kratz, Alexander Chi, Jacqueline Vock, Paul Vos, Wei Shen, Vinh-Hung Vincent, Lars Ewell, Siyoung Jang, Gabor Altdorfer, Ulf Karlsson, Juan Godinez, Williams Woods, Suresh Dutta, Fred Ampil, and the International Geriatric Radiotherapy Group, "Feasibility of Image-Guided Radiotherapy and Concurrent Chemotherapy for Locally Advanced Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer", Cancer Investigation, 33:53-60 (2015)

Paul Vos and Qiang Wu, "Maximum Likelihood Estimators Uniformly Minimize Distribution Variance Among Distribution Unbiased Estimators in Exponential Families", Bernoulli 21(4), 2120-2138 (2015)

Nam P. Nguyen, Tiffany Ries, Jacqueline Vock, Paul Vos, Alexander Chi, Vincent Vinh-Hung, Stephen Thompson, Anand Desai, Thomas Sroka, Richard A. Vo, Steve Gelumbauskas, Russell Hamilton, Ulf Karlsson, Alan Mignault, and the International Geriatric Radiotherapy Group, "Effectiveness of Radiotherapy for Elderly Patients with Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer of the Head", Geriatr Gerontol Int 15:601-605 (2015)

Carmen Russoniello, Matt Fish, Kevin O'Brien, B. Liang, and  C. Brown-Bochicchio, "Psychophysiological Changes During Prescribed Casual Video Game Play" Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, unknown (2015)

Vivek Anand, Kaye McGinty, Kevin O'Brien, Gregory Guenthner, Ellen Hunt, and Catherine Martin, "E-Cigarette Use and Beliefs Among Urban Public High School Students in North Carolina", Journal of Adolescent Health, 57:46-51 (2015)

Matt Fish, Carmen Russoniello, and Kevin O'Brien, "A controlled Study of Prescribed Casual Video Game Play as an Augmentation Intervention for Anxiety" Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, unknown  (2015)

Stephanie Jilcott Pitts, Mariel Acheson, Rachel K. Ward, Qiang Wu, Jared T. McGuirt, Sally L. Bullock, Mandee F. Lancaster, Justin Raines & Alice S. Ammerman, "Disparities in Health Food Zoning, Farmer's market Availability, and Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among North Carolina Residents", Archives of Public Health, 73(1) page 35, (2015)

Rachel Ward, Deborah Slawson, Qiang Wu, Stephanie Jilcott Pitts, "Associations Between Farmers Market Managers' Motivations and Market-Level Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Electronic Benefit Transfer (SNAP/EBT) Availability and Business Vitality", Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, Pages 121-130 (2015)

Stephanie B. Jilcott Pitts, Qiang Wu, Chelsea L. Demarest, Crystal E. Dixon, Diarra JM Dortche, Sally L. Bullock, Jared McGuirt, Rachel Ward, and Alice S. Ammerman, "Farmers' Market Shopping and Dietary Behaviours Among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participants", Public Health Nutrition, 18(13) 2407-2414 (2015)