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Selected Publications

Faculty within the Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health are active and frequent contributors to their respective areas of scholarly interest.  Below are selected publications which our faculty have recently authored or contributed to.


Joedrecka S. Brown Speights, M.D.

Invited Journal Articles
Harrison, S. L., Atkinson, H. G., Newman, C. B., Leavell, Y. L., Miller, D., Brown, C., Brown Speights, J. S., Patel, P., & Titchen, K. (2014). Position Paper on the Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls in the United States. American Medical Women's Association, 1-14. doi:05/2014. http://www.amwa-doc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/AMWA-Position-Paper-on-Human-Sex-Trafficking_May-20141.pdf


Refereed Journal Articles
Brown Speights, J. S., Nowakowski, A., De Leon, J., Mitchell, M. M., & Simpson, I. Engaging African American women in research: an approach to eliminate health disparities in the African American community. Fam Pract 2017 June; 34 (3): 322-329.  doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmx026 https://academic.oup.com/fampra/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/fampra/cmx026


Chen F.M., Overstreet F., Cole A. , Kost A., Brown Speights J.S. Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Curricula in US Medical Schools: A CERA Study. PRiMER. 2017 June; 1:6. DOI: 10.22454/PRiMER.2017.1.6  https://journals.stfm.org/primer/2017/chen-0010/


Brown Speights, J.S., Goldfarb, S.S., Wells, B.A., Beitsch, L., Levine, R.S., Rust, G. State-Level Progress in Reducing the Black-White Infant Mortality Gap, 1999-2013. AmJ Public Health. 2017 May;107(5):775–782. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2017.303689
http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2017.303689?url_ver=Z39.88 2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed


Rodgers, D.V., Wendling, A.L., Saba, G.W., Mahoney, M.R., Brown Speights, J.S. Preparing Family Physicians to Care for Underserved Populations: A Historical Perspective. Family Medicine. 2017 Apr;49(4):304-310. http://www.stfm.org/FamilyMedicine/Vol49Issue4/Rodgers304


Brown Speights, J. S., Mitchell, M. M., Nowakowski, A., De Leon, J., & Simpson, I. (2015). Exploring the Cultural and Social Context of Black Infant Mortality. Practicing Anthropology, 37(4), 33-37. https://doi.org/10.17730/0888-4552-37.4.33


White-Davis, T., Edgoose, J., Brown Speights, J. S., Fraser, K., Ring, J., & Saba, G. W.
(Submitted April 2017, resubmission in progress). Addressing racism and health inequities in medical education: Developing an interactive training module. Family Medicine.


Refereed Books
Ferdinand AO, Johnson L, Brown Speights J.S., et al. Access to Quality Health Services in Rural Areas – Primary Care: A Literature Review. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020: Volume 1. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:13-24.


Invited Book Chapters

Brown Speights, J. S., & South-Paul, J. E. Will There Ever Be Another Tuskegee? In Valire C. Copeland (Ed.), People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health and Immigration. Volume 4 Health and Wellness. Greenwood: Santa Barbara. 2016
Non-refereed Reports
Brown, J. (2012). Stroke Awareness. Florida Academy of Family Physicians eBYTES.


Suzanne L. Harrison, M.D.

Invited Journal Articles
Harrison, S. L., Atkinson, H. G., Newman, C. B., Leavell, Y. L., Miller, D., Brown, C., Brown Speights, J., Patel, P., & Titchen, K. (2014). Position Paper on the Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls in the United States. American Medical Women's Association, 1-14. Retrieved from http://www.amwa-doc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/AMWA-Position-Paper-on-Human-Sex-Trafficking_May-20141.pdf


Refereed Journal Articles
Harrison, S., Oehme, K., Maselli, E., Blankenship, L., & Onifade, E. (in press). Domestic Violence Screening: A National Hotline Survey. Family and Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly, 3 pages.


Drowos, J., Baker, S., Harrison, S. L., Minor, S., Chessman, A. W., & Baker, D. (2017). Drowos J, Baker S, Harrison SL, Minor S, Chessman AW, Baker D. Faculty Development for Medical School Community-Based Faculty: A CERA Study Exploring Institutional Requirements and Challenges. Academic Medicine, 6. Retrieved from https://insights.ovid.com/pubmed?pmid=28225461


Rouse, L., Gallagher-Garza, S., Gebhard, R., Harrison, S., & Wallace, L. (2016). Workplace Bullying Among Family Physicians. Journal of Women's Health, 25, 882-888. Retrieved from http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdf/10.1089/jwh.2015.5577


Welch, T. J., & Harrison, S. L. (2016). Teaching Medicine Through the Study of Literature: Implementing a Fourth Year Distance Learning Elective. Academic Medicine, 91(3), 360- 4. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000001030 Retrieved from http://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/Abstract/2016/03000/Teaching

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Agens, J., Appelbaum, J., Baker, S., Brummel-Smith, K., Friedman, E., Harrison, S. L., Kutner, M., & McKenzie, J. (2016). Fourth-Year Medical Student Charting of Older Persons' Cognitive and Functional Status. Family Medicine, 48, 61-63. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26950668

Cronholm, P., Fogarty, C., Ambuel, B., & Harrison, S. (2011). Intimate Partner Violence. Am Fam Physician, 83(10), 1165-1172. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21568249


Karen E. Myers, ARNP

Granville, L, & Myers, K. E. (2009). Sexuality in the Elderly. In Ed, & Arenson, et al, New York (Eds.), Reichel's Care of the Elderly, 6th Edition, 6th Edition. Cambridge University Press.


Ferdinand, A., Johnson, L., Speights, J. S. B., Taite, S., Myers, K. E., Speights, A., & Bellamy, G. (2014). Access to Quality Health Services in Rural Areas – Primary Care: A Literature Review. Rural Healthy People 2020: Volume 1, 1, 1.


Geletko, K., Myers, K. E., Brownstein, N., Jamison, B., Lopez, D., Sharpe, A., & Bellamy, G. (2016). Medical Residents' and Practicing Physicians' e-Cigarette Knowledge and Patient Assessment Activities: Do they differ? Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology, 3, 1-6.


Beitsch, L., Geletko, K., Bellamy, G., Aubrey, A., Myers, K. E., Dunn, L., Littles, A., & Fogarty, J. (contract). Student and Preceptor Perceptions of the Summer Clinical Practicum: An Assessment of the First Year Clinical Skills Capstone. MedEdPublish, 2017, 6, [3], 26 doi: https//doi.org/10.15694/mep.2017.000140


Daniel J. Van Durme, M.D., MPH

Hernandez RH, Sevilla JF, Van Durme DJ, et al. Global Health in Family Medicine Residency Programs: A CERA study. Family Medicine. 2016;48(7):532-7. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/otool=fsumlib&term=Global+Health+

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O’Shea J, Berger R, Samra C, Van Durme DJ. Telemedicine in Education: Bridging the Gap. Educ Health. 2015;28(1):64-7. Retrieved from http://resolver.ebscohost.com/openurl?custid=s5308004&authtype=ip,uid&?sid=Entrez:PubMed&id=pmid:26261117


Manusov EG, Livingston H, Stine C, Van Durme D. Toward a Common Framework for Rural Background. Family Medicine. 2010;42(10):732-5. Retreived from http://www.stfm.org/fmhub/fm2010/November/Eron732.pdf