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  • Census Tract Food Tweets and Chronic Disease Outcomes in the U.S., 2015–2018 

    Huang, Yuru; Huang, Dina; Nguyen, Quynh C. (MDPI, 2019-03-18)
    There is a growing recognition of social media data as being useful for understanding local area patterns. In this study, we sought to utilize geotagged tweets—specifically, the frequency and type of food mentions—to ...
  • Maternal experiences of intimate partner violence and C-reactive protein levels in young children in Tanzania 

    Slopen, Natalie; Zhang, Jing; Urlacher, Samuel S.; De Silva, Gretchen; Mittal, Mona (Elsevier, 2018-12)
    Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a critical public health issue that impacts women and children across the globe. Prior studies have documented that maternal experiences of IPV are associated with adverse psychological and ...
  • National substance use patterns on Twitter 

    Meng, Hsien-Wen; Kath, Suraj; Li, Dapeng; Nguyen, Quynh C. (PLoS (Public Library of Science), 2017-11-06)
    Purpose: We examined openly shared substance-related tweets to estimate prevalent sentiment around substance use and identify popular substance use activities. Additionally, we investigated associations between substance-related ...
  • The Impact of Excluding Trials from Network Meta-Analyses - An Empirical Study 

    Zhang, Jing; Yuan, Yiping; Chu, Haitao (PLoS (Public Library of Science), 2016-12-07)
    Network meta-analysis (NMA) expands the scope of a conventional pairwise meta-analysis to simultaneously compare multiple treatments, which has an inherent appeal for clinicians, patients, and policy decision makers. Two ...
  • Association of Types of Life Events with Depressive Symptoms among Puerto Rican Youth 

    Jaschek, Graciela; Carter-Pokras, Olivia D.; He, Xin; Lee, Sunmin; Canino, Glorisa (PLoS (Public Library of Science), 2016-10-27)
    The main objective of this study was to examine the association between four types of adverse life events (family environment, separation, social adversity, and death) and the development of depressive symptoms among Puerto ...

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