Creating Change to

Advance a Culture of Health

The Health Care Institution, Population Health and Black Lives

Neighborhood Disadvantage, Poor Social Conditions, and Cardiovascular Disease Incidence among African American Adults in the Jackson Heart Study

Place Matters: Contextualizing the Roles of Religion and Race for Understanding Americans’ Attitudes about Homosexuality

Do Age & SES Matter? A Mix-method Exploration of Social Media Use during Good & Bad Times

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Residential Instability & Obesity over Time: The Role of Social & Built Environment

Health and Place (January 2015)

Alumnus Antwan Jones, PhD (NC 2011) published findings from his research exploring the correlation between residential instability and obesity risk in the United States In the study, Dr. Jones extracts data from a retrospective longitudinal cohort sample of nearly 14,000 racially diverse..

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Urban vs. Rural Differences in Prescription Opioid Misuse among Adults in the United States

International Journal of Drug Policy (October 2014)

New Connections network member, Khary K. Rigg, PhD, and grantee Shannon M. Monnat, PhD, collaborated on a study addressing the misuse of prescription opioids and its contributing factors by geographic classification..

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TXT Me I’m Only Sleeping

Fam Community Health (2014)

New Connections scholar Anna Adachi-Mejia, PhD (NC 2007) and researchers examined the correlations between teen sleeping patterns and cell phone usage at bedtime. Under the premise that nighttime cell phone use is a health risk, interfering with sleep onset, quality, and duration..

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Results from a National Survey of Recruitment and Retention Initiatives in the Nursing Workforce

Nursing Outlook (2014)

New Connections scholars are passionate about diversity initiatives for recruitment and retention in nursing programs. This is evident by the work conducted by New Connections scholars J. Margo Brooks Carthon, PhD (NC 2011) and James Guevara, MD, MPH (NC 2010), network member Thai-Huy Nguyen, PhD, and colleagues. This research, entitled Measuring Success Results from a National Survey of Recruitment and Retention Initiatives in the Nursing Workforce, examined the trends in...

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