Peer Reviewed Publications

Jung, D., J. Thapa, and C. Zhuo, Disparities in Successful Discharge to Community in Medicare Home Health Care Patients by Neighborhood Socio-economic Status.” DOI: 10.1177/07334648231172677

Son, H., D. Zhang, Y. Shen, A. Jaysing, J. Zhang, Z. Chen, L. Mu, J. Liu, J. Thapa, and J. Pagan. Social Determinants of Cardiovascular Health: A Longitudinal Analysis of Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in US Counties from 2009 to 2018. 2022. Journal of the American Heart Association

Ishino, F., C. Rowan, K. Villalobos, J. Thapa, and F. Williams. A Time-varying Effect Model (TVEM) of the Complex Association of Tobaccos Use and Smoke Exposure on Mean Telomere Length: Differences Between Racial and Ethnic Groups Assessed in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Fonzi, V., K. Thapa, K. Luitel, H. Padilla, C. Harris, M. Khan, G. Nowak, J. Thapa. 2021. Using Influenza Vaccination Location Data from the 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to Expand COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage. International Journal of Environment Research and Public Health.

Zhang, D, J. Thapa, S. Panda, L. Shi, Y. Li, Y. Shen, and K.G. Emerson. Linguistic isolation in the community and all-cause mortality among Latino older adults: A survival analysis. Health Equity DOI: 10.1089/heq.2020.0139

Chen, Z., Y. Zhang, H. Luo, D. Zhang, J. Thapa, Y. Wang, R. Wang, and G. Adams. 2021. Narrowing but Persistent Gender Pay Gap among Employees of the US Department of Health and Human Services during 2010-2018. Human Resources for Health.

Zhang D, G. Li, Mu, J. Thapa Y. Li, Z. Chen, L. Shi, D. Su, H. Son, J. Pagan. 2020. Trends in Medical School Application and Matriculation Rates Across the United States from 2001 to 2015: Implications for Health Disparities. Academic Medicine. DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004033

Zhang D, H. Son, Y. Shen, Z. Chen, J. Thapa, Y. Li, H. Eom, D. Bu, L. Mu, G. Li, J. Pagan. 2020. Assessment of Changes in Rural and Urban Primary Care Workforce in the United States from 2009 to 2017. JAMA Network Open. DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.22914

Chen, Z., J. Ying, J. Ingels, D. Zhang, J. Thapa, R. Wang, K. Emerson-Gerst, and Z. Feng. 2020. Gender Differential Impact of Bereavement on Health Outcomes: Evidence from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study, 2011-2015. BMC Psychiatry. 2020; 20 (514)

Mekonnen B., Wang G., J. Thapa, Shi L., Thapa K., Zhang Z., & Zhang D. Weekend Effect on in-Hospital Mortality for Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke in US Rural and Urban Hospitals. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 2020;29(10): 105106. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2020

Chen, H., Y. Zhuo, L. Sun, Y. Chen, and J. Thapa. 2020. Non-communicable diseases are key to further narrow gender gap in life expectancy in Shanghai, China. BMC Public Health. Volume 20, Article number: 839

Zhang, D., G. Wang, W. Zhu, J. Thapa, J. Switzer, D. Hess, M. L. Smith, and M. Ritchey, 2018. Expansion of Tele-stroke Services Improves Quality of Care, Especially in Rural Areas: An Analysis of Medicare Fee-For-Service Claims Data from 2008 to 2015. Health Affairs doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2018.05089.

Khan, A.S., J. Thapa, and D. Zhang. 2017. Preventive Dental Checkups and its Association with Access to Usual Source of Care among Rural and Urban Adult Residents, Journal of Rural Health. Sep; 33(4):419-426. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12271. Epub 2017 Sep 14.

Saswat, P., Ko Otani, and J. Thapa>. 2016. Weight Status and Satisfaction with Healthcare Received in the U.S. and Georgia. Journal of Georgia Public Health Association, Volume 5, No. 3, Winter 2016, 287-293. DOI: 10.20429/jgpha.2016.050314

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