Jared D Elzey

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BACKGROUND Studies exploring CRC testing prevalence and correlates within US populations have provided limited and sometimes conflicting information. The most recent national-level reports have described US usage of CRC tests but none have considered only those tests done specifically for screening reasons as an outcome variable. METHODS Using the NHIS(More)
Screening mammography can reduce breast cancer mortality. Although a significant percentage of underserved women obtain low income, minority mammograms regularly women underutilize mammography and rates of regular screening are also very low in the general population. By structuring focus groups around constructs from the Precede-Proceed Model, our study(More)
BACKGROUND Mammography screening can reduce breast cancer burden, however it continues to be underutilized by low-income women even though their health insurance provides free mammograms. While a vast majority of eligible women in Tennessee do not receive the free mammograms available to them, 25% of women with comparable backgrounds do. OBJECTIVE To(More)
OBJECTIVE The study goal is to highlight strategies for promoting relevance of research capacity-building efforts targeting community organizations (CO)s. METHODS Two community partners, representing two COs, were invited to participate in CO research development trainings, Community Research Forums (Forum)s. Their contributions were documented via Forum(More)
PURPOSE After decades of research, AIDS continues to be a major pandemic and to date, adaptive immunity vaccine designs have had little to no success. Data indicate the alloimmune response is a potent mitigator of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, for which experiments of nature should be demonstrable to justify pursuit of an alloimmune vaccine(More)
This study estimated smoking prevalence and identified factors associated with initiation among preteens in Nashville, TN. An anonymous, self-administrated questionnaire was given to 238 fifth- and sixth-graders in a middle-class neighborhood school. The mean age at initiation was 8.5 years (range 6-11 years). Overall, 10.5% of students had ever smoked;(More)
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