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Kane JC, Johnson RM, Robinson C, Jernigan DH, Harachi TW, Bass JKLongitudinal Effects of Acculturation on Alcohol Use among Vietnamese and Cambodian Immigrant Women in the USA. Alcohol Alcohol. 2016 Mar 7.

Kane JC, Johnson RM, Robinson C, Jernigan DH, Harachi TW, Bass JKThe Impact of Intergenerational Cultural Dissonance on Alcohol Use Among Vietnamese and Cambodian Adolescents in the United States. J Adolesc Health. 2016 Feb;58(2):174-80. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.10.002.

Doocy S, Lyles E, Akhu-Zaheya L, Burton A, Burnham GHealth service access and utilization among Syrian refugees in Jordan. Int J Equity Health. 2016 Jul 14;15(1):108. doi: 10.1186/s12939-016-0399-4.

Tappis H, Freeman J, Glass N, Doocy SEffectiveness of Interventions, Programs and Strategies for Gender-based Violence Prevention in Refugee Populations: An Integrative Review. PLoS Curr. 2016 Apr 19;8. pii: ecurrents.dis.3a465b66f9327676d61eb8120eaa5499. doi: 10.1371/currents.dis.3a465b66f9327676d61eb8120eaa5499.

Doocy S, Lyles E, Akhu-Zaheya L, Oweis A, Al Ward N, Burton A. Health Service Utilization among Syrian Refugees with Chronic Health Conditions in Jordan. PLoS One. 2016 Apr 13;11(4):e0150088. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150088. eCollection 2016.

Burns J, Emerson JA, Amundson K, Doocy S, Caulfield LE, Klemm RD. A Qualitative Analysis of Barriers and Facilitators to Optimal Breastfeeding and Complementary Feeding Practices in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Food Nutr Bull. 2016 Jun;37(2):119-31. doi: 10.1177/0379572116637947.

Doocy S, Lyles E, Akhu-Zaheya L, Burton A, Weiss WHealth service utilization and access to medicines among Syrian refugee children in Jordan.  Int J Health Plann Manage. 2016 Jan-Mar;31(1):97-112. doi: 10.1002/hpm.2336.

Stewart BT, Lafta R, Esa Al Shatari SA, Cherewick M, Burnham G, Hagopian A, Galway LP, Kushner ALBurns in Baghdad from 2003 to 2014: Results of a randomized household cluster survey. Burns. 2016 Feb;42(1):48-55. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2015.10.002.

Stewart BT, Lafta R, Esa Al Shatari SA, Cherewick M, Flaxman A, Hagopian A, Burnham G, Kushner ALFall injuries in Baghdad from 2003 to 2014: Results of a randomised household cluster survey. Injury. 2016 Jan;47(1):244-9. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2015.11.006.

Kazerooni Y, Gyedu A, Burnham G, Nwomeh B, Charles A, Mishra B, Kuah SS, Kushner AL, Stewart BT. Fires in refugee and displaced persons settlements: The current situation and opportunities to improve fire prevention and control. Burns. 2016 Jan 23. pii: S0305-4179(15)00386-1. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2015.11.008.

Checchi F, Waldman RJ, Roberts LF, Ager A, Asgary R, Benner MT, Blanchet K, Burnham G, d'Harcourt E, Leaning J, Massaquoi MB, Mills EJ, Moresky RT, Patel P, Roberts B, Toole MJ, Woodruff B, Zwi AB. World Health Organization and emergency health: if not now, when? BMJ. 2016 Jan 28;352:i469. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i469.

Stewart BT, Lafta R, Cherewick M, Esa Al Shatari SA, Flaxman AD, Hagopian A, Galway LP, Takaro TK, Burnham G, Kushner AL, Mock C. Road traffic injuries in Baghdad from 2003 to 2014: results of a randomised household cluster survey. Inj Prev. 2016 Feb 5. pii: injuryprev-2015-041707. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041707.

Engineer CY, Dale E, Agarwal A, Agarwal A, Alonge O, Edward A, Gupta S, Schuh HB, Burnham G, Peters DH. Effectiveness of a pay-for-performance intervention to improve maternal and child health services in Afghanistan: a cluster-randomized trial. Int J Epidemiol. 2016 Apr;45(2):451-9. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyv362.

Carlson LC, Lafta R, Al-Shatari S, Stewart BT, Burnham G, Kushner ALPediatric injury during conflict and prolonged insecurity in Iraq from 2003-2014. Surgery. 2016 Aug;160(2):493-500. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2016.03.022.

Zha Y, Stewart B, Lee E, Remick KN, Rothstein DH, Groen RS, Burnham G, Imagawa DK, Kushner ALGlobal Estimation of Surgical Procedures Needed for Forcibly Displaced Persons. World J Surg. 2016 May 25

Whitmill J, Blanton C, Doraiswamy S, Cornier N, Schilperood M, Spiegel P, Tomczyk B. Retrospective analysis of reproductive health indicators in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees post-emergency camps 2007-2013. Confl Health. 2016 Mar 9;10:3. doi: 10.1186/s13031-016-0069-6. eCollection 2016

Tondeur MC, Salse UN, Wilkinson C, Spiegel P, Seal AJ. Rapid acceptability and adherence testing of a lipid-based nutrient supplement and a micronutrient powder among refugee children and pregnant and lactating women in Algeria. Public Health Nutr. 2016 Jul;19(10):1852-61. doi: 10.1017/S136898001600029X.

Veenema TG, Griffin A, Gable AR, MacIntyre L, Simons RN, Couig MP, Walsh JJ Jr, Lavin RP, Dobalian A, Larson E. Nurses as Leaders in Disaster Preparedness and Response--A Call to Action. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2016 Mar;48(2):187-200. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12198.

Veenema TG, Losinski SL, Hilmi LM. Increasing Emergency Preparedness. Am J Nurs. 2016 Jan;116(1):49-53. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000476169.28424.0b.

Kane JC, Murray LK, Bass JK, Johnson RM, Bolton P. Validation of a substance and alcohol use assessment instrument among orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia using Audio Computer Assisted Self-Interviewing (ACASI). Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Jun 29. pii: S0376-8716(16)30173-9. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.06.026

Hock RS, Hindin MJ, Bass JK, Surkan PJ, Bradshaw CP, Mendelson T. Parenting styles and emerging adult drug use in Cebu, the Philippines. Int J Cult Ment Health. 2016;9(2):108-119.

Familiar I, Murray S, Ruisenor-Escudero H, Sikorskii A, Nakasujja N, Boivin MJ, Opoka R, Bass JK. Socio-demographic correlates of depression and anxiety among female caregivers living with HIV in rural Uganda. AIDS Care. 2016 May 30:1-5

Nguyen TQ, Bandeen-Roche K, German D, Nguyen NT, Bass JK, Knowlton AR. Negative Treatment by Family as a Predictor of Depressive Symptoms, Life Satisfaction, Suicidality, and Tobacco/Alcohol Use in Vietnamese Sexual Minority Women. LGBT Health. 2016 May 24.

Kane JC, Hall BJ, Bolton P, Murray LK, Mohammed Amin Ahmed A, Bass JK. The Association of Domestic Violence and Social Resources With Functioning in an Adult Trauma-Affected Sample Living in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq. J Interpers Violence. 2016 Mar 27. pii: 0886260516639582.

Nguyen AJ, Haroz EE, Mendelson T, Bass J. Symptom Endorsement and Sociodemographic Correlates of Postnatal Distress in Three Low Income Countries. Depress Res Treat. 2016;2016:1823836. doi: 10.1155/2016/1823836

Agha S, Tappis H. The Timing of antenatal care initiation and the content of care in Sindh, Pakistan. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2016 Jul 27;16(1):190. Doi: 10.1186/s12884-016-0979-8.

Tappis H, Koblinsky M, Winch PJ, Turkmani S, Bartlett L. Context matters: Successes and challenges of intrapartum care scale-up in four districts of Afghanistan. Glob Public Health. 2016;11(4):387-406. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2015.1114657.

Tappis H, Koblinsky M, Doocy S, Warren N, Peters DH. Bypassing Primary Care Facilities for Childbirth: Findings from a Multilevel Analysis of Skilled Birth Attendance Determinants in Afghanistan. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2016 Mar;61(2):185-95. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.12359. Epub 2016 Feb 9.

Haver J, Ansari N, Zainullah P, Kim YM, Tappis H. Misoprostol for Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage at Home Birth in Afghanistan: Program Expansion Experience. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2016 Mar;61(2):196-202. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.12413. Epub 2016 Feb 5.

Stewart BT, Gyedu A, Giannou C, Mishra B, Rich N, Wren SM, Mock C, Kushner AL; Essential Vascular Care Guidelines Study Group. Consensus recommendations for essential vascular care in low- and middle-income countries. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Jul 15. pii: S0741-5214(16)30336-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.05.046.

Boeck MA, Nagarajan N, Gupta S, Varadaraj V, Groen RS, Shrestha S, Gurung S, Kushner AL, Nwomeh B, Swaroop M. Assessing access to surgical care in Nepal via a cross-sectional, countrywide survey. Surgery. 2016 Aug;160(2):501-8. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2016.03.012.

Stewart BT, Kushner AL, Kamara TB, Shrestha S, Gupta S, Groen RS, Nwomeh B, Gosselin RA, Spiegel D. Backlog and burden of fractures in Sierra Leone and Nepal: Results from nationwide cluster randomized, population-based surveys. Int J Surg. 2016 Jul 19. pii: S1743-9191(16)30216-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2016.07.009.

Trelles M, Stewart BT, Hemat H, Naseem M, Zaheer S, Zakir M, Adel E, Van Overloop C, Kushner AL. Averted health burden over 4 years at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Trauma Centre in Kunduz, Afghanistan, prior to its closure in 2015. Surgery. 2016 Jul 9. pii: S0039-6060(16)30199-4. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2016.05.024.

Ranjit A, Gupta S, Shrestha R, Kushner AL, Nwomeh BC, Groen RS. Awareness and prevalence of cervical cancer screening among women in Nepal. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2016 Jul;134(1):37-40. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2015.11.019.

Liu M, Nagarajan N, Ranjit A, Gupta S, Shrestha S, Kushner AL, Nwomeh BC, Groen RS. Reproductive health care and family planning among women in Nepal. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2016 Jul;134(1):58-61. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2015.11.020.

Johnston LE, Stewart BT, Yangni-Angate H, Veller M, Upchurch GR Jr, Gyedu A, Kushner AL. Peripheral Arterial Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Review. JAMA Surg. 2016 Jun 1;151(6):564-72. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.0446.

Okoye MT, Nguyen ET, Kushner AL, Ameh EA, Nwomeh BC. Can Economic Performance Predict Pediatric Surgical Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa? World J Surg. 2016 Jun;40(6):1336-43. doi: 10.1007/s00268-016-3410-8.

Hadler RA, Chawla S, Stewart BT, McCunn MC, Kushner AL. Anesthesia Care Capacity at Health Facilities in 22 Low- and Middle-Income Countries. World J Surg. 2016 May;40(5):1025-33. doi: 10.1007/s00268-016-3430-4.

Gupta S, Groen TA, Stewart BT, Shrestha S, Spiegel DA, Nwomeh BC, Groen RS, Kushner ALThe spatial distribution of injuries in need of surgical intervention in Nepal. Geospat Health. 2016 May 31;11(2):359. doi: 10.4081/gh.2016.359.

Gyedu A, Abantanga F, Boakye G, Gupta S, Otupiri E, Agbeko AE, Kushner A, Stewart B. Barriers to essential surgical care experienced by women in the two northernmost regions of Ghana: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Women's Health. 2016 May 26;16(1):27. doi: 10.1186/s12905-016-0308-4.

Gupta S, Mahmood U, Gurung S, Shreshta S, Kushner AL, Nwomeh BC, Charles AG. Intentional burns - A form of gender based violence in Nepal. Burns. 2016 May;42(3):713. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2015.08.022.

Trelles M, Stewart BT, Kushner AL. Attacks on civilians and hospitals must stop. Lancet Glob Health. 2016 May;4(5):e298-9. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(16)00070-X.

Stewart BT, Groen RS, Kamara TB, Kwon S, Kingham TP, Kushner AL. Rectal bleeding and endoscopy need in Sierra Leone: results of a nationwide, cluster-randomized, community-based survey. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2016 Apr;31(4):939-41. doi: 10.1007/s00384-015-2367-7.

Flynn-O'Brien KT, Trelles M, Dominguez L, Hassani GH, Akemani C, Naseer A, Ntawukiruwabo IB, Kushner AL, Rothstein DH, Stewart BT. Surgery for children in low-income countries affected by humanitarian emergencies from 2008 to 2014: The Médecins Sans Frontières Operations Centre Brussels experience.

Ariyo P, Trelles M, Helmand R, Amir Y, Hassani GH, Mftavyanka J, Nzeyimana Z, Akemani C, Ntawukiruwabo IB, Charles A, Yana Y, Moussa K, Kamal M, Suma ML, Ahmed M, Abdullahi M, Wong EG, Kushner A, Latif A. Providing Anesthesia Care in Resource-limited Settings: A 6-year Analysis of Anesthesia Services Provided at Médecins Sans Frontières Facilities. Anesthesiology. 2016 Mar;124(3):561-9. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000000985.

Forrester JD, Forrester JA, Kamara TB, Groen RS, Shrestha S, Gupta S, Kyamanywa P, Petroze RT, Kushner AL, Wren SM. Self-reported Determinants of Access to Surgical Care in 3 Developing Countries. JAMA Surg. 2016 Mar;151(3):257-63. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.3431.

Ntakiyiruta G, Wong EG, Rousseau MC, Ruhungande L, Kushner AL, Liberman AS, Khwaja K, Dakermandji M, Wilson M, Razek T, Kyamanywa P, Deckelbaum DL. Trauma care and referral patterns in Rwanda: implications for trauma system development. Can J Surg. 2016 Feb;59(1):35-41

Stewart BT, Gyedu A, Quansah R, Addo WL, Afoko A, Agbenorku P, Amponsah-Manu F, Ankomah J, Appiah-Denkyira E, Baffoe P, Debrah S, Donkor P, Dorvlo T, Japiong K, Kushner AL, Morna M, Ofosu A, Oppong-Nketia V, Tabiri S, Mock C. District-level hospital trauma care audit filters: Delphi technique for defining context-appropriate indicators for quality improvement initiative evaluation in developing countries. Injury. 2016 Jan;47(1):211-9. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2015.09.007.

Weiss W, Ugueto A, Mahmooth Z, Murray L, Hall B, Nadison M, Rasmussen A, Lee J, Vazzano A, Bass J, Bolton P.  (2016). Mental health interventions and priorities for research for adult survivors of torture and systematic violence: a review of the literature. Torture: quarterly journal on rehabilitation of torture victims and prevention of torture; 26(1): 17-44.

Veenema, T. G., Losinski, S. L., Newton, S. M. & Seal, S. (2016). Exploration and development of standardized nursing leadership competencies during disasters. Health Emergencies and Disaster Nursing.

Veenema, T. G. (2016). Designing and Integrating a Disaster Preparedness Curriculum: Readying Nurses for the Worst. Journal of Radiology Nursing. doi:10.1016/j.jradnu.2015.09.007.

Veenema, T. G. (2016). Global disaster nurse preparedness: Moving from reserve to rapid action. Health Emergencies and Disaster Nursing.

Veenema, T. G., Griffin, A., Gable, A., MacIntrye, L., Simons, N., Couig, M. P., Walsh, J. Lavin, R., Donabian, A., & Larson, E. (2016). Nurses as leaders in disaster preparedness and response—A Call to Action. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 48(2), 1-14.

Veenema, T. G., Hilmi, L., & Losinski, S. (2016). Increasing emergency preparedness in US hospitals and healthcare organizations. American Journal of Nursing, 116(1), 49-53.

















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