Stephanie P Hall

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CONTEXT Overuse of antibiotics has contributed to microbial resistance, compromising the treatment of bacterial infections. Very high levels (>50%) of antibiotic resistance among invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae have been documented in Knox County, Tennessee. OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of a community-wide intervention aimed at reducing(More)
OBJECTIVE School-based influenza vaccination programs are a potentially important method of protecting the community against influenza. We evaluated the feasibility and success of a large, school-based influenza vaccination campaign. METHODS On-site administration of intranasally administered, live attenuated influenza vaccine was offered to all students(More)
Local health departments concerned with early detection of potential terrorist threats are beginning to explore novel approaches to syndromic surveillance. Using the Early Aberration Reporting System (EARS) developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a metropolitan health department in Tennessee and five community partners have agreed to(More)
African American women are faced with many challenges regarding their historical, cultural, and social structural position in the United States that may heighten their vulnerability for depression, one of the most prevalent disorders that can engender poor functionality. The purpose of this cross-sectional pilot study was to foster greater understanding(More)
A population-based cross-sectional study of occupational injuries among a random sample of 287 migrant farmworkers demonstrated frequent obstacles to health care; 65% (11/17) of the more seriously injured subjects did not receive prompt care or never received care. Subjects not receiving prompt care were twice as likely to have incomplete recovery.(More)
This study examines the relationship between self-reported depressive symptoms, substance abuse and intimate partner violence among 602 African American, Hispanic, White, Asian American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander pregnant women who are clients of the Augusta Partnership for Children, Inc., a nonprofit collaborative(More)
duction in specificity or incidence will reduce the PVP and raise the ratio of FP to TP; a reduction in sensitivity will also reduce the PVP. Efforts to improve the sensitivity and specificity of the screening method can increase PVP, but as long as incidence is low, the ratio of FP to TP will be high. There is a reticence to evaluate syndromic surveillance(More)
BACKGROUND Molecular epidemiologic investigations can link geographically separate foodborne hepatitis A outbreaks but have not been used while field investigations are in progress. In 2003, outbreaks of foodborne hepatitis A were reported in multiple states. METHODS Case-control studies were conducted in 3 states. Hepatitis A virus was sequenced from(More)