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Publications: Maryland Center for Health Equity


Below is a complete list of our 2018 Maryland Center for Health Equity faculty publications.

Broniatowski, David A., Amelia M. Jamison, SiHua Qi, Lulwah AlKulaib, Tao Chen, Adrian Benton, Sandra C. Quinn, and Mark Dredze. "Weaponized Health Communication: Twitter Bots and Russian Trolls Amplify the Vaccine Debate." American journal of public health 0 (2018): e1-e7.  

Butler III, J., Fryer, C. S., Garza, M. A., Quinn, S. C., & Thomas, S. B. (2018). Commentary: Critical Race Theory Training to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: The Public Health Critical Race Praxis InstituteEthnicity & disease28(Supp 1), 279-284. 

Jackson, Devlon N., Susan Passmore, Craig S. Fryer, Jie Chen, Dushanka V. Kleinman, Alice M. Horowitz, James Butler, Mary A. Garza, Sandra C. Quinn, and Stephen B. Thomas. "Mission of Mercy emergency dental clinics: an opportunity to promote general and oral health." BMC public health 18, no. 1 (2018): 878. 

Byars-Winston, Angela, Veronica Y. Womack, Amanda R. Butz, Richard McGee, Sandra C. Quinn, Emily Utzerath, Carrie L. Saetermoe, and Stephen B. Thomas. "Pilot study of an intervention to increase cultural awareness in research mentoring: Implications for diversifying the scientific workforce." Journal of Clinical and Translational Science 2, no. 2 (2018): 86-94. 

Chen, Jie, Robin Bloodworth, Priscilla Novak, Benjamin Le Cook, Howard H. Goldman, Michael S. Rendall, Stephen B. Thomas, and Charles F. Reynolds. "Reducing Preventable Hospitalization and Disparity: Association With Local Health Department Mental Health Promotion Activities." American journal of preventive medicine 54, no. 1 (2018): 103-112. 

Trapl, E. S., Gonzalez, S. J. K., & Fryer, C. S. (2018). Adolescent dual-product users: Acquisition and situational use of cigarettes and cigarsDrug & Alcohol Dependence188, 356-363. 

Le, D., Aldoory, L., Garza, M. A., Fryer, C. S., Sawyer, R., & Holt, C. L. (2018). A Spiritually-Based Text Messaging Program to Increase Cervical Cancer Awareness Among African American Women: Design and Development of the CervixCheck Pilot StudyJMIR Formative Research2(1), e5. 

Cohn, A. M., Johnson, A. L., Fryer, C. S., & Villanti, A. C. (2018). Marijuana use predicts onset of current little cigar use in a national sample of US young adultsDrug & Alcohol Dependence.  

Quinn, S. C.Jamison, A., An, J., Freimuth, V. S., Hancock, G. R., & Musa, D. (2018). Breaking down the monolith: Understanding flu vaccine uptake among African AmericansSSM-Population Health4, 25-36.

Chen, J., Bloodworth, R., Novak, P., Le Cook, B., Goldman, H. H., Rendall, M. S., Thomas, S., & Reynolds, C. F. (2018). Reducing Preventable Hospitalization and Disparity: Association With Local Health Department Mental Health Promotion ActivitiesAmerican journal of preventive medicine54(1), 103-112.



Below is a complete list of our 2017 Maryland Center for Health Equity faculty publications.

Sorkness, C. A., Pfund, C., Ofili, E. O., Okuyemi, K. S., Vishwanatha, J. K., Zavala, M. E., ... & Javier, D. (2017, December). A new approach to mentoring for research careers: the National Research Mentoring Network. In BMC Proceedings (Vol. 11, No. 12, p. 22). BioMed Central.

Garza, M. A.Quinn, S. C., Li, Y., Assini-Meytin, L., Casper, E. T.Fryer, C. S., ... & Thomas, S. B. (2017). The influence of race and ethnicity on becoming a human subject: Factors associated with participation in researchContemporary Clinical Trials Communications.

Quinn, S. C., Hilyard, K. M., Jamison, A. M., An, J., Hancock, G. R., Musa, D., & Freimuth, V. S. (2017). The influence of social norms on flu vaccination among African American and White adultsHealth education research32(6), 473-486.

Quinn, S. C., Jamison, A. M., Freimuth, V. S., An, J., & Hancock, G. R. (2017). Determinants of influenza vaccination among high-risk Black and White adultsVaccine35(51), 7154-7159.

Thomas, S. B.Passmore, S. R., Jackson, D. N., Horowitz, A. M., Casper, E., Nalls, J., & Kleinman, D. V. (2017). The 2014 Mid-Maryland mission of Mercy Dental Clinic: Building community capacity and complementing public policy.

Fryer, C. S., Seaman, E. L., Clark, R. S., & Clark, V. L. P. (2017). Mixed methods research in tobacco control with youth and young adults: A methodological review of current strategies. PloS one12(8), e0183471.Liu, B. F., Quinn, S. C., Egnoto, M., Freimuth, V., & Boonchaisri, N. (2017). Public Understanding of Medical CountermeasuresHealth security15(2), 194-206.

Dredze, M., Wood-Doughty, Z., Quinn, S. C., & Broniatowski, D. A. (2017). Vaccine opponents' use of Twitter during the 2016 US presidential election: Implications for practice and policyVaccine.

Butler, J.Fryer, C. S., Ward, E., Westaby, K., Adams, A., Esmond, S. L., ..., Quinn, S. C., & Thomas, S. B. (2017). The Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI): Developing workforce capacity for health disparities researchJournal of Clinical and Translational Science, 1-7.

Passmore, S. R.Williams-Parry, K. F., Casper, E., & Thomas, S. B. (2017). Message Received: African American Women and Breast Cancer ScreeningHealth Promotion Practice, 1524839917696714.

Ikeno, F., Brooks, M. M., Nakagawa, K., Kim, M. K., Kaneda, H., Mitsutake, Y., Thomas, S.B.... & Waseda, K. (2017). SYNTAX score and long-term outcomes: the BARI-2D trialJournal of the American College of Cardiology69(4), 395-403.

Freimuth, V. S., Jamison, A., Hancock, G., Musa, D., Hilyard, K., & Quinn, S. C. (2017). The Role of Risk Perception in Flu Vaccine Behavior among African‐American and White Adults in the United StatesRisk Analysis.

Quinn, S. C.Jamison, A., Freimuth, V. S., An, J., Hancock, G. R., & Musa, D. (2017). Exploring racial influences on flu vaccine attitudes and behavior: Results of a national survey of White and African American adultsVaccine35(8), 1167-1174.

Trapl, E. S., O’Rourke-Suchoff, D., Yoder, L. D., Cofie, L. E., Frank, J. L., & Fryer, C. S. (2017). Youth Acquisition and Situational Use of Cigars, Cigarillos, and Little Cigars: A Cross-sectional StudyAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine52(1), e9-e16.


Below is a complete list of our 2016 Maryland Center for Health Equity faculty publications.

Quinn, S., Jamison, A., Musa, D., Hilyard, K., & Freimuth, V. (2016). Exploring the Continuum of Vaccine Hesitancy Between African American and White Adults: Results of a Qualitative StudyPLOS Currents Outbreaks. December 29, 2016.

Passmore, S. R.Fryer, C. S., Butler, J., Garza, M. A., Thomas, S. B., Quinn, S. C.  (2016)  Building a “deep fund of good will”: Reframing research engagement. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved27(2):722-740. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2016.0070

Fryer, C. S., Passmore, S. R., Maietta, R. C., Petruzzelli, J., Casper, E., Brown, N. A., … Quinn, S. C. (2016). The Symbolic Value and Limitations of Racial Concordance in Minority Research Engagement. Qualitative Health Research, 26(6), 830-841.

Chae, D. H., Epel, E. S., Nuru-Jeter, A. M., Lincoln, K. D., Taylor, R. J., Lin, J., ... & Thomas, S. B. (2016). Discrimination, mental health, and leukocyte telomere length among African American menPsychoneuroendocrinology63, 10-16. doi:

Fakunle, D., Milan, A. J., Furr-Holden, C. D., Butler, J., LaVeist, T.A. (2016). The inequitable distribution of tobacco outlet density: The role of income in two black mid-atlantic geopolitical areas. Public Health, 136: 35-40

Novak, P., Williams-Parry, K.F., Chen, J.  (2016 Epub).  Racial and ethnic disparities among the remaining uninsured young adults with behavioral health disorders after the ACA expansion of dependent coverage.  J. Racial Ethn Health Disparities, Epub ahead of print.

Roberts, B., Butler J., Green K. M. (In Press) Identifying and understanding indigenous ways of evaluating physical activity programs. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research.


Below is a complete list of our 2015 Maryland Center for Health Equity faculty publications (listed in alphabetical order):

Chen, J., Mullins, C. D., Novak, P., & Thomas, S. B. (2015). Personalized Strategies to Activate and Empower Patients in Health Care and Reduce Health Disparities. Health Education & Behavior

Dagher, R. K., Chen, J., & Thomas, S. B. (2015). Gender Differences in Mental Health Outcomes before, during, and after the Great Recession. PLOS ONE10(5), e0124103.

Fagan, P., Pohkrel, P., Herzog, T., Pagano, I., Vallone, D., Trinidad, D. R., … Moolchan, E. (2015). Comparisons of three nicotine dependence scales in a multiethnic sample of young adult menthol and non-menthol smokers. Drug and Alcohol Dependence149, 203–211.

Hararah, M. K., Pollack, C. E., Garza, M. A., Yeh, H.-C., Markakis, D., Phelan-Emrick, D. F., … Ford, J. G. (2015). The Relationship Between Education and Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing Among Urban African American Medicare Beneficiaries. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities2(2), 176–183.

Horne, H. N., Phelan-Emrick, D. F., Pollack, C. E., Markakis, D., Wenzel, J., Ahmed, S., … Ford, J. G. (2015). Effect of patient navigation on colorectal cancer screening in a community-based randomized controlled trial of urban African American adults. Cancer Causes & Control26(2), 239–246.

Jimenez, D. E., Begley, A., Bartels, S. J., Alegría, M., Thomas, S. B., Quinn, S. C., & Reynolds, C. F. (2015). Improving Health-Related Quality of Life in Older African American and Non-Latino White Patients. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry23(6), 548–558.

King, C. J., Chen, J., Dagher, R. K., Holt, C. L., & Thomas, S. B. (2015). Decomposing Differences in Medical Care Access Among Cancer Survivors by Race and Ethnicity. American Journal of Medical Quality30(5), 459–469.

Pfund, C., Sorkness, C. A., Byars-Winston, A., & Thomas, S. B. (2015). In Reply to Chang and colleagues: Academic Medicine90(3), 265–266.

Quinn, S. C., Hilyard, K., Castaneda-Angarita, N., & Freimuth, V. S. (2015). Public Acceptance of Peramivir During the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic: Implications for Other Drugs or Vaccines Under Emergency Use Authorizations. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness9(02), 166–174.

Sterling, K. L., Fryer, C. S., Majeed, B., & Duong, M. M. (2015). Promotion of waterpipe tobacco use, its variants and accessories in young adult newspapers: a content analysis of message portrayal. Health Education Research30(1), 152–161.

Sterling, K. L., Fryer, C. S., Nix, M., & Fagan, P. (2015). Appeal and Impact of Characterizing Flavors on Young Adult Small Cigar Use. Tobacco Regulatory Science1(1), 42–53.

Below is a complete list of our 2014 Maryland Center for Health Equity faculty publications (listed in alphabetical order):

Chen, J., Vargas-Bustamante, A., Mortenson, K., Thomas, S.  2014.  Using quantile regression to examine health care expenditures during the great recession.  Health Serv Res, 49(2): 705-30.  doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12113.

Dagher, RK, Garza, MA, & Kozhimannil, KB. 2014. Policymaking under uncertainty: Routine screening for intimate partner violence.  Violence Against Women,  20(6): 730-749.

Debnam, KJ, Howard, DE, Garza, MA. 2014. "If you don't have honesty in a relationship, then there is no relationship": African American girls' characterization of healthy dating relationships, a qualitative study.  J Prim Prev, 35(6): 397-407.

Dinwiddie, GY, Zambrana, RE, & Garza, MA.  2014.  Exploring risk factors in Latino cardiovascular disease: The role of education, nativity, and gender.  Am J Pub Health, 104(9): 1742-50.  doi:10.2105/AJPH.2013.301280.

Freimuth, V., Musa, D., Hilyard, K. & Quinn, S. 2014. Trust in the Early Stages of the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic.  J Health Comm, 19: 321-339.

Jimenez, DE, Begley, A, Bartels, SJ, Alegrria, M, Thomas, SBQuinn, SC, & Reynolds, CF 3rd. 2014. Improving health-related quality of life in older African-American and non-Latino white patients Am J Geriatr Psychiatry, ePub Aug 7 2014.

Kasckow, J, Morse, J, Begley, A, Anderson, S, Bensasi, S, Thomas, S, Quinn, S, Reynolds, CF 3rd.  2014.  Treatment of post traumatic stress disorder symptoms in emotionally distressed individuals.  Psychiatry Res,  220(1-2): 370-5.

King, CJ, Chen, J, Dagher, RK, Holt, CL, Thomas, SB.  2014.  Decomposing differences in medical care access among cancer survivors by race and ethnicity.  Am J Med Qual, Epub ahead of print June 5, 2014.  pii: 1062860614537676.

King, CJ, Chen, J, Garza, MA, Thomas, SB.  2014.  Breast and cervical screening by race/ethnicity: Comparative analyses before and during the Great Recession.  Am J Prevent Med, 46(4): 359-367.

Mayfield-Johnson, S, Rachal, JR, Butler III, J.  2014.  "When we learn better, we do better": Describing changes in empowerment through photovoice among community health advisors in a breast cancer and cervical cancer health promotion program in Mississippi and Alabama.  Adult Ed Quar, 64(2): 91-109.

Quinn, SC, Kumar, S.  2014. Health inequities and infectious disease epidemics: A challenge for global health security.  Biosecur Bioterror, 12(5): 263-73.

Reynolds, CF 3rd, Thomas, SB, Morse, JQ, Anderson, SJ, Albert, S, Dew, AM, Begley, A, Karp, JF, Gildengers, A, Butter, MA, Stack, JA, Kasckow, J Miller, MD,  & Quinn, SC. 2014.  Early intervention to preempt major depression among older black and white adults.  Psychiatric Serv, 65(6).  doi: 10.1176/

Sterling, KL, Fryer, CS, Majeed, B, Duong, MM.  2014.  Promotion of waterpipe tobacco use, its variants and accessories in young adult newspapers: a content analysis of message portrayal.  Health Educ Res,  ePub Jun 23 2014.