Journal Articles


Attell, B. K., Cappelli, C., Manteuffel, B., & Li, H. (2018). Measuring Functional Impairment in Children and Adolescents: Psychometric Properties of the Columbia Impairment Scale (CIS). Evaluation & the Health Professions, 1-27.

Calancie, L., Anderson, S., Branscomb, J., Apostolico, A., Lich, K. (2018). Using behavior over time graphs to spur systems thinking among public health practitioners. Preventing Chronic Disease, 15(6), 1-8.

Courtemanche, C., Marton, J., Ukert, B., Yelowitz, A., & Zapata, D. (2018). Effects of the affordable care act on health behaviors after 3 years. Eastern Economic Journal, 1-27.

Fasano, R. M., Meyer, E. K., Branscomb, J., White, M. S., Gibson, R. W., & Eckman, J. R. (2018). Impact of red blood cell antigen matching on alloimmunization and transfusion complications in patients with sickle cell disease: A systematic review. Transfusion Medicine Reviews, 1-12.

Hall, W. J., Erausquin, J. T., Nichols, T. R., Tanner, A. E., & Brown-Jeffy, S. (2018). Relationship intentions, race, and gender: Student differences in condom use during hookups involving vaginal sex. Journal of American College Health, 1-10.

Landers, G., Price, K., & Minyard, K. (2018). Developmental evaluation of a collective impact initiative: Insights for foundations. The Foundation Review, 10(2), 80-92.

Lawler, K., Landers, G., Minyard, K., Fuller, K., Branscomb, J. (2018). Using dynamics systems modeling to advance common agendas. Using Collective Impact to Bring Community Change, Chapter 3.

Minyard, K., Smith, A.T, Turner, R., Milstein, B., Solomon, L. (2018). Community and programmatic factors influencing effective use of system dynamic models. System Dynamics Review, 34, 154-171.

Singleton, A., & Spratling, R. (2018). A strategic planning tool for increasing African American blood donation. Health Promotion Practice, 1-8.


Aletraris, L., Roman, P. M., Pruett, J. (2017). Integration of care in the implementation of the affordable care act: changes in treatment services in a national sample of centers treating substance use disorders. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 49(2), 132-140.  View Abstract.

Attell, B. (2017). Changing attitudes toward euthanasia and suicide for terminally ill persons, 1977 to 2016: an age-period cohort analysis. OMEGA Journal of Death and Dying, 0(0), 1–25. View abstract.

Attell, B., Kummerow Brown, K., Treiber, L. (2017). Workplace bullying, perceived job stressors, and psychological distress: gender and race differences in the stress process. Social Science Research, 65, 210-221.  Open access article.

Black, M. M., Walker, S. P., Fernald, L., Anderson, C., DiGirolamo, A., Lu, C., McCoy, D. C., Fink, G., Shawar, Y. R., Shiffman, J., Devercelli, A., Wodon, Q., Vargas-Baron, E., Grantham-McGregor, S., Lancet, Early Childhood Development Series Steering Committee (2017). Early Child Development Coming of Age: Science through the Life-Course. The Lancet, 389(10064), 77-90.

Courtemanche, C., Marton, J., Ukert, B., Yelowitz, A., Zapata, D. (2017). Early effects of the Affordable Care Act on health care access, risky health behaviors, and self-assessed health. National Bureau of Economic Research, 84(3), 660-691.

Courtemanche, C., Marton, J., Ukert, B., Yelowitz, A., Zapata, D. (2017). Early impacts of the Affordable Care Act on health insurance coverage in medicaid expansion and non-expansion States. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 36(1), 178-210. Open access article.

Crockett, A. H., Pickell, L. B., Heberlein, E. C., Billings, D. L., Mills, B. (2017). Six-and twelve-month documented removal rates among women electing postpartum inpatient compared to delayed or interval contraceptive implant insertions after Medicaid payment reform. Contraception, 95(1), 71-76.

Grinshteyn, G. E., Haiyong, X., Manteuffel, B., Ettner, L. S. (2017). The associations of area-level violent crime rates and self-reported violent crime exposure with adolescent behavioral health. Community Mental Health Journal, 54(3), 252-258. View abstract.

Landers, G., Fuller, K., Zhou, M. (2017). Medicaid savings continue in the year after end of participation in the program. Money Follows the Person, 7(1), 42-44.

Landers, G., Ketsche, P., Diana, M., Campbell, C. (2017). County smoke-free laws and asthma discharges: evidence from 17 US states. Canadian Respiratory Journal. Open access article.

Marton, J., Yelowitz, A., Talbert, J. C. (2017). Medicaid program choice, inertia and adverse selection. Journal of Health Economics, 56, 292-316.

Palmer, M., Marton, J., Yelowitz, A. (2017). Medicaid managed care and the health care utilization of foster children. The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, 54, 1-9.

Pettignano, R., Bliss, L., McLaren, S., Caley, S. (2017). Interprofessional medical-legal education of medical students: assessing the benefits for addressing social determinants of health. Academic Medicine, 92(9), 1254-1258. Open access article.

Powell, K.E., Kibbe, D., Ferencik, R., Soderquist, C., Phillips, M. A., Vall, E. A., Minyard, K. (2017). Systems thinking and simulation modeling to inform childhood obesity policy and practice. Public Health Reports, 132(2), 33S-38S. Open access article.

Snyder, A., Lane, P., Zhou, M., Paulukonis, S., Hulihan, M. (2017). The accuracy of hospital ICD-9-CM codes for determining sickle cell disease genotype.  Journal of Rare Diseases Research & Treatment, 2(4), 39-45.  Open access article.

Snyder, A., Marton, J., McLaren, S., Feng, B., Zhou, M. (2017). Do high fidelity wraparound services for youth with serious emotional disturbances save money in the long-term?. The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 20(4), 167-175.

Vall, E. A., Kibbe, D., O’Connor, J. C., Greene, C., Smith, K. S. (2017). Leading the way in preventing childhood obesity in Georgia. Public Health Reports, 132(2), 3S-6S. Open access article.

Wright, E. R., Attell, B., Ruel, E. (2017). Social support networks and the mental health of runaway and homeless youth. Social Sciences Research, 6(4), 117. Open access article.


Attell, B. (2016). Disparities in health insurance coverage among children and young adults in Georgia and the U.S. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association, 6(2), 155-157. Open access article.

Black, M., Walker, S., Anderson, C., DiGirolamo, A., Lu, C., McCoy, D., … Grantham-McGregor, S. (2016). Early childhood development coming of age: science through the life course. The Lancet, 389(10064), 77-90. Open access article.

Cole, E., Willis, C., Rencher, W., Zhou, M. (2016). Long-term acute care hospitals and Georgia Medicaid: utilization, outcomes, and cost. SAGE Open Medicine, 4, 1-8. Open access article.

Colvin, M., Pruett, J., Young, S., Holosko, M. (2016). An exploratory case study of a sexual assault telephone hotline: training and practice implications. SAGE Open Medicine, 1-20. Open access article.

Courtemanche, C., Marton, J., Yelowitz, A. (2016). Who gained insurance coverage in 2014, the first year of full ACA implementation? Journal of Health Economics, 25(6), 778-784.

Guy, G., Johnston, E., Ketsche, P., Joski, P., Adams, E. K. (2016). The role of public and private insurance expansions and premiums for low-income parents: lessons from state experiences.  Medical Care, 55(3), 236–243. Open access article.

Kibbe, D., Vall, E. A., Green, C., Fitzgerald, B., Minyard, K., Cornett, K. (2016). Addressing childhood obesity in Georgia: past, present, and future. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association, 5(3), 197-203. Open access article.

Kuo, T., Robles, B., Trogdon, J., Ferencik, R., Simon, P. Fielding, J. (2016). Framing the local context and estimating the health impact of CPPW obesity prevention strategies in Los Angeles county, 2010-2012. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 22(4), 360-369.

Landers, G. (2016). Whether health departments should provide clinical services after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. American Journal of Public Health, 106(2), 271-272. Open access article.

Marton, J., Snyder, A., Zhou, M. (2016). Enhanced citizenship verification and children’s Medicaid coverage. Economic Inquiry, 54(3), 1670-1683. Open access article.

Marton, J., Yelowitz, A., Shores, M., Talbert, J. C. (2016). Does Medicaid managed care help equalize racial and ethnic disparities in utilization? Health Services Research, 51(3), 872-891.

Minyard, K., Lawler, K., Fuller, E., Wilson, M., Henry, E. (2016). Reducing health disparities In Atlanta. Stanford Social Innovation Review, 22-23. Open access article.

Minyard, K., Parker, C., Butts, J. (2016). Improving rural access to care: recommendations for Georgia’s health care safety net. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association, 5(4), 387-396. Open access article.

Minyard, K., Phillips, M. A., Baker, S. (2016). The Philanthropic Collaborative for a Healthy Georgia: building a public-private partnership with pooled funding. The Foundation Review, 8(1), 74-87.

Neunert, C., Gibson, R., Lane, P., Verma-Bhatnagar, P., Barry, V., Zhou, M., Snyder, A. (2016). Determining adherence to quality indicators in sickle cell disease using multiple data sources. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 51(1), S24-S30. Open access article.

Paulukonis, S., Eckman, J., Snyder, A., Hagar, W., Feuchtbaum, L., Zhou, M., … Hulihan, M. (2016). Defining sickle cell disease mortality using a population-based surveillance system, 2004 through 2008. Public Health Reports, 131(2), 367-375. Open access article.

Smith, T., Adimu, T., Phillips-Martinez, A., Minyard, K. (2016). Selecting, adapting, and implementing evidence based interventions in rural settings: an analysis of 70 community examples. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 27(4), 181-193. View abstract.

Young, S., Pruett, J., Colvin, M. (2016). Comparing help-seeking behavior of male and female survivors of sexual assault: a content analysis of a hotline. SAGE Open Medicine, 30(4), 454-474. Open access article.


Adams, K. E., Ketsche, P., Minyard, K. (2015). Who really pays for Medicaid: intended and unintended consequences of the matching grant. Public Finance Review, 43(1), 4-31. Open access article.

Cole, E., Campbell, C., Diana, M., Webber, L., Culbertson, R. (2015). Patient-centered medical homes in Louisiana had minimal impact on medicaid population’s use of acute care and costs. Health Affairs, 34(1), 87-94. Open access article.

Fields, D., Pruett, J., Roman, P. M. (2015). Exploring Massachusetts health care reform impact on fee-for-service funded substance use disorder treatment providers. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 47(5), 417-425. Open access article.

Ketsche, P., Adams, E. K., Wallace, S., Kannan, V., Kannan, H. (2015). The distribution of the burden of US health care financing. International Journal of Financial Research, 6(3), 29-48. Open access article.

Marton, J., Ketsche, P., Snyder, A., Adams, K. E., Zhou, M. (2015). Estimating premium sensitivity for children’s public health insurance coverage: selection but no death spiral. Health Services Research, 50(2), 579-598. Open access article.

Marton, J., Sung, J., Honore, P. (2015). Does more public health spending buy better health? Health Services Research & Managerial Epidemiology, 1-9. Open access article.

Marton, J., & Yelowitz, A. (2015). Health insurance generosity and conditional coverage: evidence from Medicaid managed care in Kentucky. Southern Economic Journal, 82(2), 535-555.

Minyard, K., (2015). Leading through health system change: a public health opportunity. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 21(1), 3-5. Open access article.

Sheldon, E., Lyn, R., Bracci, L., Phillips, M. A. (2015). Community readiness for childhood obesity prevention: findings from a statewide assessment in Georgia. Environment and Behavior Journal on the Community Readiness, 48(1), 78-88. Open access article.

Visser, S., Kramer, D., Snyder, A., Sebian, J., McGiboney, G., Handler, A. (2015). Student-perceived school climate is associated with ADHD medication treatment among adolescents in medicaid. Journal of Attention Disorders, 1-12.


Cole, E., Walker, D., Mora, A., Diana, M. (2014) Identifying hospitals that may be at most financial risk from Medicaid disproportionate-share hospital payment cuts. Health Affairs, 33(11), 2025-2033. Open access article.

Ferencik, R., & Soderquist, C. (2014). Building systems thinking capacity: an essential skill set for policymakers, 32nd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society Conference Proceedings, 1-11.

Hassmiller Lich, K., Niles, R., Minyard, K., Gaurav, D., Gillen, E. (2014). Systems dynamics and community health. Methods for Community Public Health Research, Chapter 6.

Hulihan, M., Feuchtbaum, L., Jordan, L., Kirby, R., Snyder, A., Young, W., … Grant, A. (2014). State-based surveillance for selected hemoglobinopathies. Genetics in Medicine, 17(2), 125-130. Open access article.

Landers, G. (2014). The impact of smoke-free laws on asthma discharges: a multistate analysis. American Journal of Public Health, 104(2), e74-e79. Open access article.

Landers, G., & Zhou, M. (2014). The impact of Medicaid peer support utilization on cost. Medicare & Medicaid Research Review, 4(1), e1-e14.

Lockner, D. W., Kibbe, D., Marley, S. C., Trowbridge, F. (2014). Get healthy together: a program to improve counseling for childhood obesity in community-based WIC clinics. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 25(2), 771-786. Open access article.

Marton, J., Yelowitz, A., Talbert, J. C. (2014). A tale of two cities? The heterogeneous impact of Medicaid managed care. Journal of Health Economics, 36, 47-68.

Minyard, K. (2014). A modular guide to developing & thriving as a public health institute. National Network of Public Health Institutes, Chapter 2.1. Open access article.

Minyard, K. (2014). A modular guide to developing & thriving as a public health institute. National Network of Public Health Institutes, Chapter 2.2. Open access article.

Mishra, A., Ketsche, P., Marton, J., Snyder, A., McLaren, S. (2014). Examining the potential of information technology to improve public insurance application processes: enrollee assessments from a concurrent mixed method analysis. Journal of the American Medical Information Association, 21(6), 1045-1052. Open access article.

Swahn, M., Haberlen, M., Palmier, J., Kasirye, R. (2014). Alcohol and drug use and other high-risk behaviors among youth in the slums of Kampala, Uganda: perceptions and contexts obtained through focus groups. The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, 3(4), 289-295. Open access article.

Yeager, V., Walker. D., Cole, E., Mora, A., Diana, M. (2014). Factors related to health information exchange participation and use. Journal of Medical Systems, 38(8), 78. Open access article.


Avey, H., Fuller, E., Branscomb, J., Cheung, K., Reed, P., Wong, N., … Williams, S. (2013). Using a health in all policies approach to address social determinants of sexually transmitted disease inequities in the context of community change and redevelopment. Public Health Reports, 128(3), 77-86. Open access article.

Castaneda, M. & Marton, J. (2013). Employer-provided health insurance and the adverse selection problem. Public Finance Review, 41(1), 3-36. Open access article.

Landers, G., Snyder, A., Zhou, M. (2013). Comparing preventive visits of children in foster care with other children in medicaid. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 24(2), 802-812. Open access article.

Marton, J., & Woodbury, S. A. (2013). Retiree health benefits as deferred compensation: evidence from the health and retirement study. Public Finance Review, 41(1), 64-91.

Milstein, B., Hirsch, G., Minyard, K. (2013). County officials embark on new, collective endeavors to ReThink their local health systems. Journal of County Administration, 5-10. Open access article.

Minyard, K., Ferencik, R., Phillips, M. A., Soderquist, C. (2013). Using systems thinking in state health policymaking: an educational initiative. Health Systems, 3(2), 117-123.  Open access article.

Pettignano, R., Bliss, L. R., Caley, S., McLaren, S. (2013). Can access to a medical-legal partnership benefit patients with asthma who live in an urban community? Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 24(2), 706–717. Open access article.


Dills, J., Rutt, C. D., Mumford, K. (2012). Objectively measuring route-to-park walkability in Atlanta, Georgia. Environment & Behavior, 44(6), 841-860. Open access article.

Pettignano, R., Caley, S. McLaren, S. (2012). The health law partnership: adding a lawyer to the health care team reduces system costs and improves provider satisfaction. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 18(4), e1-e3. Open access article.

Scherrer, C., Griffin, P., Snyder, A. (2012). Operations research for family violence needs assessment in the state of Georgia. 2012 Southeastern INFORMS Conference Proceedings, 536-543.

Yin, Z., Parra-Medina, D., Cordova, A., He, M., Trummer, V., Sosa, E., … Ramirez, A. (2012). Míranos! look at us, we are healthy! an environmental approach to early childhood obesity prevention. Childhood Obesity, 8(5), 429-439. Open access article.


Kenney, G., Marton, J., Klein, A., Pelletier, J., Talbert, J. C. (2011). The effects of medicaid and CHIP policy changes on receipt of preventive care among children in Idaho and Kentucky. Health Services Research, 46(1p2), 298-318. Open access article.

Ketsche, P., Adams, E. K., Wallace, S., Kannan, V. D., Kannan, H. (2011). Lower-income families pay a higher share of income toward national health care spending than higher-income families do. Health Affairs, 30(9), 1637-1646. Open access article.

Landers, G. & Zhou, M. (2011). An analysis of relationships among peer support, psychiatric hospitalization, and crisis stabilization. Community Mental Health Journal, 47(1), 106-112. Open access article.

Romanow, D., Mathiassen, L., Landers, G., Parker, C. (2011). Development of IT-enabled chronic care management for the medically underserved: a contextualist framework. Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application, 12(4), 27-49. Open access article.


Kelly, I. R., Phillips, M. A., Revels, M., Ujamaa, D. (2010). Contribution of the school environment to physical fitness in children and youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 7(3), 333-342. Open access article.

Ketsche, P., & Marton, J. (2010). Funding Trauma Care in Georgia. Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia, 99(4), 19-20.

Marton, J., Ketsche, P., Zhou, M. (2010). SCHIP premiums, enrollment, and expenditures: a two state, competing risk analysis. Health Economics, 19(7), 772-791. Open access article.

Marton, J., Searcy, C. S., Ghandhi, J. (2010). Disparate effects of CHIP premiums on disenrollment for minorities. Current Issues in Health Economics, Chapter 5.

Marton, J., & Talbert, J. C. (2010). CHIP premiums, health status, and the insurance coverage of children. Inquiry, 47(3), 199-214.

Phillips, M. A., Rivera, M., Shoemaker, J., Minyard, K. (2010). Georgia’s utilization minigrant program: promoting medicaid/CHIP outreach. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 21(4), 1282-1291.

Wong, N., Zimmerman, M., Parker, E. (2010). A typology of youth participation and empowerment for child and adolescent health promotion. American Journal of Community Psychology. 46(1-2), 100-114. Open access article.


Devlin, H., Desai, J., Walaszek, A. (2009). Reviewing performance of birth certificate and hospital discharge data to identify births complicated by maternal diabetes. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 13(5), 660-666. Open access article.

Powell, K. E., Roberts, A. M., Ross, J., Phillips, M. A., Ujamaa, D., Zhou, M. (2009). Low physical fitness among fifth- and seventh-grade students, Georgia, 2006. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 36(4), 304-310. Open access article.


Adams, E. K., Ketsche, P., Zhou, M., Minyard, K. (2008). Access and satisfaction among children in Georgia’s medicaid program and SCHIP: 2000 to 2003. Health Care Financing Review, 29(3), 43-57. Open access article.

Devlin, H., Desai, J., Holzman, G., Gilbertson, D. (2008). Trends and disparities among diabetes-complicated births in Minnesota, 1993-2003. American Journal of Public Health, 98(1), 59-62. Open access article.

Goodman, R., Larsen, B., Marmet, P. F. Wheeler, F. C., Adams, P., Brownson, C.A., . . . Yerkes, A. (2008). The public health role in the primary prevention of diabetes: recommendations from the chronic disease directors’ project. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 14(1), 15-25.


Henry, G. T., & Rickman, D. K. (2007). Do peers influence children’s skill development in preschool? Economics of Education Review, 26(1), 100-112. Open access article.

Ketsche, P., Adams, E. K., Minyard, K., Kellenberg, R. (2007). The stigma of public programs: does a separate S-CHIP program reduce it? Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 26(4), 775-790. Open access article.

Ketsche, P., Adams, E. K., Snyder, A., Zhou, M., Minyard, K., Kellenburg, R. (2007). Discontinuity of coverage for medicaid and S-CHIP children at a transitional birthday. Health Services Research, 42(6p2), 2410-2423. Open access article.

Smith, T., Minyard, K., Parker, C., Ferencik, R., Shoemaker, J. (2007). From theory to practice: what drives the core business of public health? Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 13(2), 169-172. Open access article.


Ketsche, P. (2005). Employment-based health insurance: analysis of rural-urban differences in one state. Medical Care Research and Review, 62(4), 458-478. Open access article.

Rein, D. B. (2005). A matter of classes: stratifying health care populations to produce better estimates of inpatient costs. Health Services Research, 40(4), 1217-1233. Open access article.


Bae, J., & Gardner, K. (2004). Low-income children’s participation in a public health insurance program in Georgia. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 25(2), 225-243. Open access article.


Minyard, K., Lineberry, I. C., Smith, T., Byrd-Roubides, T. (2003). Transforming the delivery of rural health care in Georgia: state partnership strategy for developing rural health networks. Journal of Rural Health, 19(5), 361-371. Open access article.


Cooney, J., Landers, G., Williams, J. (2002). Hospital executive leadership: a critical component for improving care at the end of life. Hospital Topics, 80(3), 25-29. Open access article.