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Department of Public Health staff regularly publish articles in scientific journals that help advance public health science and practice. The articles below are listed in alphabetical order within the calendar year.


Perinatal HIV Exposure Surveillance and Reporting in the United States, 2014.
Brady KA, Storm DS, Naghdi A, Frederick T, Fridge J, Hoyt MJ.
Public Health Reports. 2017 Jan/Feb; 132(1):76-84. doi: 10.1177/0033354916681477. Epub 2016 Dec 12.


Childhood obesity in an inner-city primary care population: a longitudinal study.
Robbins JM, Benson BJ, Esangbedo IC, Ward RL, Haden RN.
Journal of the National Medical Association. 2016 Autumn;108(3):158-163. doi: 10.1016/j.jnma.2016.05.006. Epub 2016 Jul 9.

The Philadelphia story: attacking behavioral and social determinants of health.
Bettigole C, Farley TA.
Annals of Internal Medicine.  2016; 165(8):593-594. doi: 10.7326/M16-1570.

Recognition and management of elevated blood pressure in pediatric patients: challenges and disparities in community health centers.
Ward RL, Robbins JM, Haden RN, Benson BJ, Esangbedo IC.
Journal of Community Health. 2016 Apr;41(2):258-64. doi: 10.1007/s10900-015-0091-4.

Retail stores and the fight against tobacco—following the money.
Bettigole C, Farley TA.
JAMA Internal Medicine.  2016; 176(10):1520-1521. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.4544

Academic detailing interventions improve tobacco use treatment among physicians working in underserved communities.
Leone FT, Evers-Casey S, Graden S, Schnoll R, Mallya G.
Annals of the American Thoracic Society.  2015 Jun;12(6):854-8. doi: 0.1513/AnnalsATS.201410-466BC.

Changes in quantity, spending, and nutritional characteristics of adult, adolescent and child urban corner store purchases after an environmental intervention.
Lawman HG, Vander Veur S, Mallya G, McCoy TA, Wojtanowski A, Colby L, Sanders TA, Lent MR, Sandoval BA, Sherman S, Wylie-Rosett J, Foster GD.
Preventive Medicine.  2015 May; 74:81-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.12.003. Epub 2014 Dec 9.

Choice of measures of vaccination and estimates of risk of pediatric pertussis.
Goldstein ND, Newbern EC, Evans AA, Drezner K, Welles SL.
Vaccine.  2015 Jul 31;33(32):3970-5. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.06.033. Epub 2015 Jun 18.

Comparing methods for identifying biologically implausible values in height, weight, and body mass index among youth. 
Hannah G Lawman, Cynthia L Ogden, Sandra Hassink, Giridhar Mallya, Stephanie Vander Veur, Gary D Foster.
American Journal of Epidemiology.  2015 Aug 15; 182(4):359-65. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwv057. Epub 2015 Jul 15.

Concentration of tobacco advertisements at SNAP and WIC stores, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2012.
Hillier A, Chilton M, Zhao Q, Szymkowiak D, Coffman R, Mallya G
Preventing Chronic Disease.  2015 Feb 5; 12:E15. doi: 10.5888/pcd12.140133.

Health outcomes of HIV-infected people with mental illness.
Yehia BR, Stephens-Shield AJ, Momplaisir F, Taylor L, Gross R, Dubé B, Glanz K, Brady KA.
AIDS and Behavior.  2015 Aug; 19(8):1491-500. doi: 10.1007/s10461-015-1080-4.

HIV infection and linkage to HIV-related medical care in large urban areas in the United States, 2009.
Benjamin T Laffoon; H Irene Hall, PhD; Aruna Surendera Babu, MPH; Nanette Benbow, MAS; Ling Chin Hsu, MPH; Yunyin W Hu, MPH; for the Urban Areas HIV Surveillance Workgroup.
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.  2015 Aug 1; 69(4):487-92. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000619.

Incidence of medically attended influenza during pandemic and post-pandemic seasons through the Influenza Incidence Surveillance Project, 2009-13.
Fowlkes A, Steffens A, Temte J, Lonardo SD, McHugh L, Martin K, Rubino H, Feist M, Davis C, Selzer C, Lojo J, Oni O, Kurkjian K, Thomas A, Boulton R, Bryan N, Lynfield R, Biggerstaff M, Finelli L; Influenza Incidence Surveillance Project Working Group.
The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.  2015 Sep; 3(9):709-18. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(15)00278-7. Epub 2015 Aug 21.

Individual and community factors associated with geographic clusters of poor HIV care retention and poor viral suppression.
Eberhart MG, Yehia BR, Hillier A, Voytek CD, Fiore DJ, Blank M, Frank I, Metzger DS, Brady KA.
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.  2015 May 1; 69 Suppl 1:S37-43. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000587.

Mental health first aid training for the Bhutanese refugee community in the United States.
Subedi P, Li C, Gurung A, Bizune D, Dogbey MC, Johnson CC, Yun K.
International Journal of Mental Health Systems.  2015 May 9; 9:20. doi: 10.1186/s13033-015-0012-z. eCollection 2015.

Postpartum engagement in HIV care: an important predictor of long term retention in care and viral suppression. 
Joella W Adams, Kathleen A Brady, Yvonne L Michael, Baligh R Yehia, Florence M Momplaisir.
Clinical Infectious Diseases.  2015 Dec 15; 61(12):1880-7. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ678. Epub 2015 Aug 11.

Prevalence, disparities, and trends in obesity and severe obesity among students in the School District of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2006–2013.
Robbins JM, Mallya G, Wagner A, Buehler JW.
Preventing Chronic Disease.  2015; 12:150185. doi: 10.5888/pcd12.150185.

Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption by adult caregivers and their children: the role of drink features and advertising exposure.
Hennessey, M, Bleakley, A, Taylor Piotrowki, JT, Mallya, G, Jordan, A.
Health Education & Behavior.  2015 Oct; 42(5):677-86. doi: 10.1177/1090198115577379. Epub 2015 Mar 20.

Talking about quitting: Interpersonal communication as a mediator of campaign effects on smokers’ quit behaviors.
Jeong, M, Tan, ASL, Brennan, E, Gibson, L, Hornik, RC.
Journal of Health Communication.  2015; 20(10):1196-205. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2015.1018620. Epub 2015 Jul 6.

Time of HIV diagnosis and engagement in prenatal care impact virologic outcomes of pregnant women with HIV.
Momplaisir FM, Brady KA, Fekete T, Thompson DR, Diez Roux A, Yehia BR.
PLoS One.  2015 Jul 1;10(7):e0132262. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0132262. eCollection 2015.

Trends in relative weight over one year in low-income urban youth.
Lawman HG, Mallya G, Veur SV, McCoy T, Colby L, Sanders T, Wylie-Rosett J, Foster GD.
Obesity (Silver Spring).  2015 Feb; 23(2):436-42. doi: 10.1002/oby.20928. Epub 2014 Oct 30.

Changes in food and beverage environments after an urban corner store intervention.
Cavanaugh, E, Green, S, Mallya, G, Tierney, A, Brensinger, C, Glanz, K.
Preventive Medicine.  2014 Aug; 65:7-12. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.04.009. Epub 2014 Apr 13.

Evaluation of a mass media campaign promoting using help to quit smoking.
Gibson, L.A, Parvanta, SA, Jeong, M, & Hornik, RC.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  2014 May; 46(5):487-95. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2014.01.011.

Improving processes of care for overweight and obese children: evidence from the 215-GO! program in Philadelphia health centers.
Walker DM, Robbins JM, Brown D, Berhane Z.
Public Health Reports. 2014 May;129(3):303-10.

Local news media framing of obesity in the context of a sugar-sweetened beverage reduction media campaign.
Jeong, M, Gilmore, JS, Bleakley, A, Jordan, A.
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.  2014 Nov-Dec; 46(6):583-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2014.04.294. Epub 2014 May 27.

Nutritional value of meals at full-service restaurant chains.
Auchincloss, AH, Leonberg, BL, Glanz, KG, Bellitz, S, Ricchezza, A, Jervis, A.
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.  2014 Jan; 46(1):75-81. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2013.10.008.

Overweight among children younger than three years in a low-income patient population: prevalence in 2010.
Robbins JM, Nguyen JV, Houck KL, Inman KA, Nobis EA, Robbins SW.
Clinical Pediatrics. 2014 Jun; 53(7):666-71. doi: 10.1177/0009922814526978. Epub 2014 Mar 14.

Severe obesity and high blood pressure among children, Philadelphia health centers, 2010.
Nguyen JV, Robbins JM, Houck KL, Nobis EA, Inman KA, Khan KS, Robbins SW.
Journal of Primary Care and Community Health. 2014 Apr 1;5(2):152-5. doi: 10.1177/2150131913506437. Epub 2013 Oct 17.

Applying quantitative approaches to the formative evaluation of antismoking campaign messages.
Parvanta, S, Gibson, L, Forquer, H, Shapiro-Luft, D, Dean, L, Freres, D, Lerman, C, Mallya, G, Moldovan-Johnson, M, Tan, A, Cappella, J, Hornik, R.
Social Marketing Quarterly.  2013 Dec; 19(4):242-264.

Barriers and facilitators of consumer use of nutrition labels at sit-down restaurant chains.
Auchincloss, A.H, Young, C, Davis, AL, Wasson, S, Chilton, M, Karamanian, V.
Public Health Nutrition.  2013 Dec; 16(12):2138-45. doi: 10.1017/S1368980013000104. Epub 2013 Feb 6.

Community-generated recommendations regarding the urban nutrition and tobacco environments: A photo-elicitation study in Philadelphia.
FitzGerald, EA, Frasso, R, Dean, LT, Johnson, TE, Solomon, S, Bugos, E, Cannuscio, C.
Preventing Chronic Disease.  2013; 10:120204. doi: 10.5888/pcd10.120204.

Corner store purchases made by adults, adolescents and children: items, nutritional characteristics and amount spent.
Lent, MR, Vander Veur, S, Mallya, G, McCoy, TA, Sanders, T A, Colby, L, Foster, GD.
Public Health Nutrition.  2015 Jun; 18(9):1706-12. doi: 10.1017/S1368980014001670. Epub 2014 Aug 13.

Customer responses to mandatory menu labeling at full-service restaurants.
Auchincloss, AH, Mallya, GG, Leonberg, BL, Ricchezza, A, Glanz, K, Schwarz, DF.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  2013 Dec; 45(6):710-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2013.07.014.

Improving fruit and vegetable consumption among low-income customers at farmers markets: Philly Food Bucks, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2011.
Young, CR, Aquilante, JL, Solomon, S, Colby, L, Kawinzi, MA, Uy, N, Mallya, G.
Preventing Chronic Disease.  2013; 10:120356. doi: 10.5888/pcd10.120356.

Instituting a smoke-free policy for city recreation centers and playgrounds, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Leung, R, Mallya, G, Dean, LT, Rizvi, A, Dignam, L, Schwarz, DF.
Preventing Chronic Disease.  2013;10:120294. doi: 10.5888/pcd10.120294.

Nutrition environments in corner stores in Philadelphia.
Cavanaugh, E, Mallya, G, Brensinger, C, Tierney, A, Glanz, K.
Preventive Medicine.  2013 Feb; 56(2):149-51. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2012.12.007. Epub 2012 Dec 19.

Physical activity patterns of inner-city elementary schoolchildren.
Trost, SG, McCoy, TA, Vander Veur, SS, Mallya, G, Duffy, ML, Foster, GD.
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.  2013 Mar; 45(3):470-4. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e318275e40b.

Race and gender moderation of the relationship between cessation beliefs and intentions: Is race or gender message segmentation necessary in anti-smoking campaigns?
Parvanta, S, Gibson, L, Moldovan-Johnson, M, Mallya, G, Hornik, RC.
Health Education Research.  2013 Oct; 28(5):857-68. doi: 10.1093/her/cyt067. Epub 2013 May 29.

African-born men in the US are diagnosed with HIV later than African-born women.
Kwakwa HA, Doggett P, Ubaldi-Rosen R, McLellan K, Gaye OH, Gebreselassie M, Robbins JM.
Journal of the National Medical Association. 2012 Jan-Feb;104(1-2):14-9.

Developing media interventions to reduce household sugar-sweetened beverage consumption.
Jordan, A, Piotrowski, J, Bleakley, A, Mallya, G.
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.  2012 Feb; 640(1):118-135. doi: 10.1177/0002716211425656.

Prevalence, disparities, and trends in obesity and severe obesity among students in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, school district, 2006-2010.
Robbins, JM, Mallya, G, Polansky, M, Schwarz, DF.
Preventing Chronic Disease.  2012; 9:120118. doi: 10.5888/pcd9.120118.