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Presenters: Cummings DM, Lutes L, Littlewood K, Dinatale E, Hambidge B, Schulman K, Vines L
Title: Regimen Related Distress, Medication Adherence, and Glycemic Control in Rural African American Women with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Conference: American Diabetes Association, Annual Scientific Assembly, Chicago, IL, June 20, 2013

Presenters: Whetstone LM, Gilbird AN, Cummings DM, Hodgson JL, Russo DC
Title: Perception, self-efficacy, and knowledge of integrated care among health care providers. A mixed-method assessment.
Conference: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD May 1-5, 2013

Presenters: Keyserling T, Cummings DM
Title: Lifestyle Change and High Blood Pressure Studies in the Heart Healthy Lenoir Project: Baseline results
Conference: Annual meeting of the NIH Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities, Boston, MA 04/30/2013-05/02/2013

Presenters: Cummings DM, Letter AJ, Howard G, Howard VJ, Safford M, Prince V, Muntner P
Title: Medication Adherence and Stroke/TIA Risk in Treated Hypertensives
Conference: The Eastern NC Stroke Conference, Greenville, NC, April 26, 2013

Presenters: Williamson, S. Quinn, K. Dinatale, E. Vines, L. Rose-Gilbert, D. Hambidge, B., Littlewood, K., Lutes, L., Cummings, D.M
Title: Utilizing a Single-Session Medication Adherence Intervention to Improve Disease Management Among African American Women with Diabetes
Conference: East Carolina University, Research and Creative Activity Week, April 8-12, 2013

Presenters: Cummings DM, Halladay J, Donahue K, Tillman J
Title: Reducing disparities in hypertension control: The health coach as a key team member in the Heart Healthy Lenoir project
Conference: NC Network Consortium Practice Based Research Network Conference, Charlotte, NC, April 13, 2013

Presenters: Cummings DM
Title: Medication Adherence in Chronic CV Disease. Recorded for the Center for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) Noon Conference Series for Primary Care and Public Health
Conference: Webinar presentation March 27, 2013

Presenters: Littlewood K, DiNatale E, Hambidge B, Lutes L, Cummings DM
Title: Community/Campus Partnerships as a Vehicle to Reduce Health Disparities: EMPOWER Diabetes Maintenance and Social Support
Conference: Jean Mills Symposium on Health Disparities, Greenville, NC, March 2013

Presenters: DiNatale E, Hambidge B, Cummings DM
Title: The EMPOWER Program: Utilizing a Small Changes Community-based Treatment Approach for Rural African American Women with Type 2 Diabetes
Conference: Together on Diabetes Annual Summit Meeting, Atlanta, GA, February 27, 2013

Presenters: Cummings DM, Letter AJ, Howard G, Howard VJ, Safford M, Prince V, Muntner P
Title: Inadequate Medication Adherence: Causes, Consequences, and Challenges: The REGARDS Study
Conference: Research Seminar, University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Public Health, January 2013

Presenters: Whetstone LM, Gilbird AN, Cummings DM
Title: Provider perception, self-efficacy and knowledge of integrated care: A mixed-method baseline assessment
Conference: North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 3-6, 2012

Presenters: Cummings DM, Letter AJ, Howard G, Howard VJ, Safford M, Prince V, Muntner P
Title: Medication Adherence and Stroke/TIA Risk in Treated Hypertensives: Results from the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study
Conference: The Southeastern Strokebelt Consortium Meeting. Orlando, FL, October 26-27, 2012

Presenters: DiNatale E, Hambidge B, Lutes L, Littlewood K, Cummings DM
Title: Utilizing a Small Changes Community-based Weight Loss Approach for Rural African American Women with Type 2 Diabetes: Design and Rationale, American Diabetes Association
Conference: 5th Annual Disparities Conference, Washington DC, Oct 22-23, 2012

Presenters: Evashwick C, Efird J, Ory M
Title: Open-access publishing – Frontiers in Public Health
Conference: Am Public Health Assoc 141st Annual Meeting and Expo, 2-6 November 2013, Boston, MA

Presenters: Mehra S, Efird J, Christiano C, Sharma S
Title: Pulmonary hypertension in renal transplant patients: a single center experience
Conference: NC Medical Society Annual Meeting, 25-26 October 2013, Raleigh, NC

Presenters: Efird J. Keynote Forum Speaker
Title: Overview of useful epidemiologic and statistical methods in the field of cell science and stem cell research
Conference: 3rd World Congress on Cancer Science & Therapy, 21-23 October 2013, San Francisco, CA

Presenters: Efird J
Title: Effect of peripheral arterial disease and race on survival after coronary artery bypass grafting
Conference: Biostatistics Center, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, 07 October 2013

Presenters: Prasad S, Zagar T, James S, Walker P, Raab R, Efird J, Biswas T
Title: Patterns of failure in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC): a retrospective analysis in 476 women (Oral Presentation)
Conference: Astro 55th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 22-24 September, 2013

Presenters: Biswas T, Efird J, Prasad S, Zager T, James S, Walker P, Raab R, Carey L, Marks L
Title: Treatment related outcome in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC): A multi-institutional retrospective analysis
Conference: Astro 55th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 22-24 September, 2013

Presenters: Cummings DM
Title: Medication Adherence in Chronic CV Disease. Recorded for the Center for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) Noon
Conference: Series for Primary Care and Public Health
Conference: Webinar presentation March 27, 2013

Presenters: Efird J
Title: Targeted analytic methods for deep sequencing
Conference: 4th World Congress on Biotechnology (Biotechnology-2013), 23-25 Sep 2013, Raleigh, NC

Presenters: Efird J
Title: Case-mix adjusted efficiency-outcome (E-O) plots of median ICU time following open heart surgery (Invited Oral Presentation)
Conference: Tenth International Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research. Jackson, MS, 15-18 September 2013

Presenters: Efird J
Title: Informational odds ratios and other epidemiologic measures
Conference: Biostatistics Center, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, 17 September 2013

Presenters: Efird J
Title: Informational Odds Ratios (Session Substitution talk)
Conference: Joint Statistical Meetings, 08 August 2013, Montréal, QC

Presenters: Efird J
Title: Cancer Statistics (Basic Statistical Analysis Workshop)
Conference: Brody School of Medicine Summer Biomedical Research Program (SBRP), 11 July 2013

Presenters: Efird J
Title: Computing exact confidence intervals for informational odds ratios in cancer genomic association studies
Conference: International
Conference: on Omics Studies, 4-6 September, 2013, Orlando, FL

Presenters: Chen C, Kindell L, Babb J, Cahill J, Efird J
Title: Image-guided surgery: the impact of intra-operative imaging on risk adjusted quality outcomes
Conference: American College of Surgeons’ 99th Clinical Congress, 6-10 October, 2013, Washington,DC

Presenters: Mikako D, Oropeza M, Nigg C, Niederman R, Efird J, Valente T
Title: T Mino’aka (smile) project: lessons learned from piloting an evidence based oral health program for children
Conference: Ann Behav Med 2013;45:s174 (Symposium 43B, Abstract # 3093)

Presenters: Oropeza M, Valente T, Nigg C, Efird J, Deguchi M, Niederman R
Title: Exploring the relationship between oral health social networks, attitude and stage of change in afterschool staff
Conference: Ann Behav Med 2013;45:s174 (Symposium 43C, Abstract # 3094)

Presenters: Mehra S, J Efird, I Osman, J Cahill
Title: Gender differences in chronic heart failure patients. Department of Internal Medicine
Conference: 27th Annual Yash P. Kataria Research Day, 17 April 2013, Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC

Presenters: Mehra S, Efird J, Christiano C, Sharma S
Title: Pulmonary hypertension in renal transplant patients: a single center experience
Conference: 27th Annual Yash P. Kataria Research Day, 17 April 2013, Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC

Presenters: Mehta J, Efird J, Kadali R, Chohan H, Boettger P, Liles D, Knupp C, Sharma S
Title: Daytime pulse-oximetry measurements may not predict nocturnal desaturations in adult sickle cell patients. 26th Annual Yash P
Conference: Kataria Research Day, 09 May2013, Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC. (Clinical Research Poster Award)

Presenters: Davies S, O’Neal W, Sawyer R, Efird J, Ferguson T
Title: A comparison of the long-term survival of 306,868 patients with multi-vessel coronary artery disease undergoing CABG and PCI: a meta-analysis of retrospective studies
Conference: American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 9-11 March 2013 (Abstract control # 13407)

Presenters: O’Neal W, Efird J, Ferguson T
Title: Impact of preoperative atrial fibrillation on long-term survival after open heart surgery
Conference: American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 9-11 March 2013 (Abstract control #14998)

Presenters: Efird J
Title: Opening Remarks and Moderator, Concurrent Scientific Session 8, Advances in Heart Failure Etiology and Therapy
Conference: 13th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities, 9-13 Dec 2012, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Presenters: Efird J
Title: Overview of Basic Genetics with Useful Statistical Measures and Methods (Training Workshop II)
Conference: 13th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities, 9-13 Dec 2012, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Presenters: Efird J
Title: Facilitator, RTRN Café Breakfast Networking Session, Public Health, Epidemiology, Prevention and Interventions
Conference: 13th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities, 9-13 Dec 2012, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Presenters: Efird J
Title: Facilitator, RTRN Café Breakfast Networking Session, Cardiovascular Disease/Metabolic Disorders and Obesity
Conference: 13th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities, 9-13 Dec 2012, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Presenters: Efird J
Title: Computing sample size and power for Mantel-Haenszel informational odds ratio. Statistics in Biomedical Research: Making and Translating New Discoveries
Conference: National Institutes of Health, Natcher
Conference: Center (Building 45), 10 Nov 2012

Presenters: Kim, J
Title: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Nutrition Center Seminar Series (Invited Guest Speaker), "Disparities in early nutrition and obesity"
Conference: Philadelphia, PA Oct 23, 2013

Presenters: Kim, J
Title: ECU Brody School of Medicine, Department of Public Health, Cancer Epidemiology (Guest Lecture), "Overview of Nutritional Epidemiology"
Conference: Oct 16, 2013

Presenters: Kim, J
Title: Health Issues of children with special health care needs-findings from national surveys, APHA meeting (Oral Presentation), "Prevalence of Physical Activity, Screen Time, and Obesity among US Children by the Type of Special Health Care Needs"
Conference: October 2012

Presenters: Kim J, Livingston J, Newton, Bray E, Jackson S, Shah S, Fout J, Chagarlamudi H, Heintz H, Vang K
Title: Early Management of Pregnancy Outcomes and Wellness by Enhancing Resources (EMPOWER) Projects: Healthy Moms Study, Brody Research Awareness and Information Days (BRAIDS)
Conference: Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Oct 28-29, 2013

Presenters: Kim J, Jackson N, Schäfer Elinder L, Singhru D, Olsson L, Bremberg S, Kim K
Title: A case study: Nutrition and Physical Activity Environments of Public Childcare Centers in Korea, Sweden, and US
Conference: Boston, MA. EB meeting April, 2013

Presenters: Kim H, Kim J
Title: Association between food purchases and breastfeeding status of low-income families in women, infants and children (WIC)
Conference: Boston, MA. EB meeting April, 2013

Presenters: Kim H, Kim J
Title: The role of awareness and medication on health behaviors among individuals with hypertension
Conference: Boston, MA EB meeting April, 2013

Presenters: Landrine, H, Corral, I, Bess, J, and Kono, T
Title: Poly-tobacco use among African-American smokers and non-smokers
Conference: Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA, March 20, 2013

Presenters: Grant, D, Breen, N, Gee, G, Landrine, H
Title: Survey comprehension across multiple languages: Results from the CHIS Discrimination Module
Conference: Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA, October 29, 2012

Presenters: Willis, G, Alegria, M, Breen, N, Brown, R, Gee, G, Landrine, H
Title: Surveying hard-to-reach research population groups: A mixed methods approach to questionnaire development and evaluation
Conference: International Conference on Survey Methods for hard-to-reach populations. New Orleans, October 31 - November 3, 2012

Presenters: Johnson, T, Willis, G, Shariff-Marco, S, Breen, N, Alegria, M, Brown G, Gee, G. C., Grant, D, Krieger, N, Landrine, H
Title: Survey comprehension across multiple languages: Results from the California Health Interview Survey Discrimination Module
Conference: Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA, October 29, 2012

Presenters: Luo, H., Winterbauer, N.L.
Title: The Public Health System: How Can All the Eggs Play Better Together in the Carton? (Integrating Public Health and Primary Care). Facilitated Discussion
Conference: NCPHA Annual Education Conference Conference. Asheville, NC, September 18-20, 2013

Presenters: Mansfield, CJ
Title: The Doctor as God's Mechanic
Conference: Health Disparities Research Center. Fall Lecture Series. October 11, 2012

Presenters: Mansfield, CJ
Title: Training Tomorrow's Health Center Leaders.
Conference: National Association of Community Health Centers. Policy Issues Forum. March 22, 2012. Washington, DC

Presenters: Mwachofi , AK
Title: An Examination of differences in pregnancy outcomes for women with and without disabilities
Conference: ECU Economics Department Seminar Series November 1, 2013

Presenters: Burns CF, Miller MJ, Harrison DL, Smith MJ, Mwachofi AK, Lloyd AE
Title: Concordance with Antibiotic Treatment Guidelines: Variations by Community Health Center and Private Physician Practices
Conference: 2013 Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Baltimore, MD

Presenters: Mwachofi, AK, & Broyle R
Title: Household Gender-Structure and Mental Health
Conference: BRFSS Annual Conference, CDC Atlanta Georgia March 2013

Presenters: Jilcott, S. B., West, S., Weddell, M., Whetstone, L., Smith, T., L M Thayer, T Keyserling, A Ammerman.
Title: Qualitative Examination of Rural Stakeholders' Perceptions of Active Living and Healthy Eating Obesity Prevention Policies
Conference: Active Living Research Annual Conference, San Diego, California

Presenters: Jilcott Pitts, S. B., Keyserling, T., Ammerman, A., Garcia, B., Johnston, L., Tosha Smith, Ziya Gizlice
Title: Racial differences between perceptions of environmental and policy factors related to healthy behaviors among rural at-risk residents of eastern North Carolina
Conference: 141st American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts

Presenters: Smith, T. W., Jilcott Pitts, S. B., Garcia, B., Keyserling, T., & Ammerman, A.
Title: Associations between Perceived Neighborhood-level Barriers to Healthy Eating and Physical Activity and Diet Quality, Physical Activity, and Body Mass Index (BMI) among Rural Adults in North Carolina
Conference: 2013 Annual Meeting of the Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities, Boston, Massachusetts

Presenters: West, S., Weddell, M., Whestone, L., & Jilcott Pitts, S. B.
Title: Examining winnability of obesity prevention policy change among local stakeholders in 100 North Carolina counties
Conference: Active Living Research Annual Conference, San Diego, California

Presenters: West, S., Weddell, M., Jilcott Pitts, S., Whetstone, L., & Batista, R.
Title: Is positioning for community health a good strategy for Parks and Recreation?
Conference: National Recreation and Park Association Leisure Research Symposium, Houston, Texas

Presenters: West, S., Weddell, M., Whestone, L., & Jilcott Pitts, S. B.
Title: Examining winnability of obesity prevention policy change among local stakeholders in 100 North Carolina counties
Conference: Active Living Research Annual Conference, San Diego, California

Presenters: Winterbauer, N.L., *Tucker, A., Lea, S., **Chapell, C., **Caldwell, J., **Brock, J., **Belflower-Thomas, A., **Earley, B.
Title: Community perceptions of the implementation and results of the local public health system assessment in three rural North Carolina counties. Poster presentation
Conference: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2-6, 2013

Presenters: **Bridger, C., Winterbauer, N.L., **Harris, G., Lovelace, K., **Harrison, L. Cilenti, D. **Thomas, A. Schenck, A.
Title: Identifying what’s important and what’s do-able in North Carolina Public Health Practice-Based Research
Conference: Roundtable Discussion: NCPHA Annual Education Conference Conference. Asheville, NC, September 18-20, 2013

Presenters: Tucker-McLaughlin, M., Jones, K., Rafferty, A., Winterbauer, N.L.
Title: How are NC Counties Using the County Health Rankings?
Conference: Paper presentation: NCPHA Annual Education Conference. Asheville, NC, September 18-20, 2013

Presenters: Cilenti, D. Grant, D., Harrison, L., Orton, S., Tucker, A., Winterbauer, N.L., Wood, B.
Title: Defining NCPHA’s Role in Leadership Development.
Conference: Roundtable Discussion: NCPHA Annual Education Conference Conference Asheville, NC, September 18-20, 2013

Presenters: Winterbauer, N.L.
Title: Session Organizer: Exploring Engagement in Academic – Practice Partnerships in PHSSR. Panel proposal
Conference: Keeneland Conference, Annual Meeting. Lexington, KY, April 8 – 11, 2013

Presenters: Winterbauer, N.L., Myers, C.
Title: Pracademics as Culture Brokers in Practice-Based Participatory Research. Paper presentation
Conference: Keeneland Conference for Public Health Systems and Services Research, Annual Meeting. Lexington, KY, April 8 – 11, 2013

Presenters: VanRaemdonck, L. Bekemeier, B., Hoover, A., Winterbauer, N.L.
Title: Are the Principles of Partnership for Community-Based Participatory Research Useful for Practice-Based Participatory Research? Paper presentation
Conference: Keeneland Conference for Public Health Systems and Services Research, Annual Meeting. Lexington, KY, April 8 – 11, 2013

Presenters: Winterbauer, N.L., Bekemeier, B. VanRaemdonck, L., Hoover, A.
Title: Putting the Practice in Practice-Based Participatory Research with Academic-Practice Partnerships. Sharing Session.
Conference: NACCHO Annual Conference. Dallas, TX, July 10 – 12, 2013

Student Presentations

Presenters: Demarest CL, Jilcott Pitts SB, Ellis C, Dortche CJ.
Title: Associations between Sugar-Sweetened Beverage, Fruit and Vegetable Consumption, and Body Mass Index among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Participants in Pitt County, North Carolina.
Conference: North Carolina Public Health Association, Asheville, NC

Presenters: Mayo ML, Jilcott Pitts SB
Title: Examining associations between county and municipality zoning ordinances and access to fruit and vegetable outlets in rural North Carolina
Conference: North Carolina Public Health Association, Asheville, NC

Presenters: McGuirt, J., Ward, R., Bullock, S., & Jilcott Pitts, S. B.
Title: Farmers' Market Use among Women of Reproductive Age in Rural Eastern and Western North Carolina
Conference: 2013 Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Conference, "Toward Sustainable Foodscapes and Landscapes", Landsing, Michigan

Presenters: McGuirt JT, Jilcott Pitts SB, Ward RK, Crawford T, Keyserling TC, Ammerman AS
Title: Examining the Influence of Price and Accessibility on Willingness to Shop at Farmers' Markets Among Low-income Eastern North Carolina Women
Conference: North Carolina Public Health Association, Asheville, NC

Presenters: Ronay A, Sisneros J, Majette N, Cavallo D, Vu M, Johnston L, Jilcott Pitts SB, Keyserling TC
Title: The experience of using Facebook as part of a multi-component weight-loss intervention among underserved women of reproductive-age in Pitt County, eastern North Carolina: The conundrum of engaging a hard-to-reach group
Conference: Jean Mills Health Disparities Symposium, Greenville, North Carolina

Presenters: *Tucker, A., Winterbauer, N.L., **Thomas, A., **Willingham, L
Title: An intermediary outcome evaluation of Dare County, North Carolina's "Peer Power" program
Conference: Paper presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2-6, 2013