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Faculty Research, Publications Proceed Apace

Posted Oct. 31, 2012

The college takes enormous pride in the pioneering work of our faculty and students who are constantly creating, discovering and leading the discourse in their disciplines.  Recent research has examined older adult emergency preparedness; water pollution policies; sports-related injuries in children and college athletes; pesticide exposure; homeless youth and incarceration; and trauma and opioid use in pregnant women.
 
Following are some highlights:
 
A study about preparedness of older adults to cope with natural and man-made disasters, published by Dr. John Staley, Dr. Sonia Alemagno and Peggy Shaffer-King in the November/December 2011 issue of Journal of Emergency Management.
 
The paperback edition of a comprehensive treatment of American water pollution policies, Water Pollution Policies and the American States:  Runaway Bureaucracies or Congressional Control?, published by Dr. John Hoornbeek in January 2012.
 
An analysis of overuse and acute injuries among competitive collegiate athletes, published by Dr. Ginger Yang in the March/April 2012 issue of the Journal of Athletic Training.
 
Evaluation of a community-academic partnership employing community-based participatory research (CBPR) methods to document pathways to pesticide exposure among children, along with other health and safety concerns, published by Dr. Maggie Stedman-Smith in the September 2012 issue of Health Promotion Practice.
 
A study examining characteristics of more than 4,000 incarcerated Ohio youth who reported having ever lived on the streets or being homeless, to be published by Dr. Sonia Alemagno, Peggy Shaffer-King and Dr. Peggy C. Stephens in the Fall 2012 issue of the Journal of Juvenile Justice.
 
An analysis of hospitalizations and hospital charges for sports-related fractures among U.S. children, published by Dr. Ginger Yang et al in the 2012issue of the Asian Journal of Exercise Sciences and Sports.
 
Expansion of a pilot study of pharmaceutical opioid use, trauma and health services utilization among pregnant women by Dr. Deric R. Kenne to include the support of the Ohio Alliance of Recovery Providers and the Ohio Women’s Network.