Research Scholarly Projects

Research & Scholarly Projects  



Pro-Inflammatory Diet and Depression in the Healthcare Setting

  • Booth E, Belliveau R, Horton S, Hereford C, Ridpath L, Foster R.

Factors Influencing the Decision to Practice Medicine in West Virginia: Training Experiences

  • Hereford CA, Sheppard AB, Vestal AL, Persily CA, Hinton J, Thomas ER.

Factors Influencing the Decision to Practice Medicine in West Virginia: Findings from a Statewide Survey of Physicians.

  • Sheppard AB, Hereford CA, Persily CA, Vestal AL, Thomas ER, Hinton J. (2022).


Applying the Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Toolkit in a Rural Primary Care Clinic: Implications for Nursing, Patients, and Caregivers *

  • Jill Cochran, PhD; Traci Jarrett, PhD; Adam Baus, PhD

Baby Bliss *

  • Jill Cochran, PhD; Traci Jarrett, PhD; Samantha Shawley, PhD; Adam Baus, PhD; Diana Marzouk, OMS II; Jacob Baker, OMS II

Concept Mapping to Better Understand WV Community Perceptions of Health and Biomedical Research *

  • Stephenie Kennedy-Rea, EdD; Courtney Hereford, MSPH; Sally Hurst, BA; Stacey Whanger, MPH; Jay Mason, MPA; Kayetlyn Edinger, MPA; Angie DeWitt, MS

Facilitators and Barriers to Practicing Behavioral Health Professions in WV and Treating Opioid and Substance Use Disorders *

  • A. Brianna Sheppard, PhD; Courtney Hereford, MSPH; Barbara Holt, MS; Carolyn Canini

Feasibility of a mHealth Approach to Nutrition Counseling in an Appalachian State *

  • Melissa Olfert, DrPH; Makenzie Barr, PhD; Dustin Long, PhD; Treah Haggerty, MD; Matthew Weimer, MD; Joseph Golden, MD; Mary Ann Maurer, DO; Jill Cochran, PhD; Tracy Hendershot, MD; Stacey Whanger, MPH; Jay Mason, MPA; Sally Hodder, MD

Harm Reduction in Calhoun County, WV: Community Perceptions and Paths Forward *

  • Eric Limegrover, PhD; Courtney Hereford, MSPH; Barb Holt, MS

MedManage: The Development of a Tool to Assist Medication Reconciliation in a Rural Primary Care Clinic *

  • Jill Cochran, PhD; Traci Jarrett, PhD; Adam Baus, PhD; Kayla Delmar, OMS III

Rural WV Responds to the Opioid Injection Epidemics: From Data to Action *

  • Judith Feinberg, PhD; Gordon Smith, MD; Drema Mace, PhD

Using Electronic Medical Health Records (EHR) to Identify and Describe Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) in a Rural Clinic Population *

  • Jill Cochran, PhD; Traci Jarrett, PhD; Adam Baus, PhD

West Virginia Physician Retention *

  • A. Brianna Sheppard, PhD; Courtney Hereford, MSPH; Laura Boone, JD; April Vestal, MPH; Emily Thomas, DO; Janet Hinton, MS

West Virginia Provider Survey on Pain Management and Use of Medication-Assisted Treatment *

  • Todd Davies, PhD; Norman Montalto, DO; Courtney Hereford, MSPH

2018 – 2017

A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Community-Based Chronic Pain Self-Management Program in West Virginia *

An Electronic Health Record Data-driven Model for Identifying Older Adults at Risk of Unintentional Falls

  • Adam Baus, PhD; Jeffrey Coben, MD; Keith Zullig, PhD; Cecil Pollard, MA; Charles Mullett, MD; Henry Taylor, MD; Jill Cochran, PhD; Traci Jarrett, PhD; Dustin Long, PhD

Development and Evaluation of a Customizable Electronic Medical Record for Clinical Outcomes Research and Patient Engagement

  • Wayne Miller, PhD; Haylee Heinsberg, MEd; Jennifer Patton; Patricia Lally, DO; Joshua Cusick-Lewis, MD; Karen Fitzpatrick, MD

Inappropriate Use of Homeostasis Model Assessment Cutoff Values for Diagnosing Insulin Resistance in Pediatric Studies *

  • Carrie Fox, OMS III; Lourdes Bernardino, MD; Jill Cochran, PhD; Mary Essig, MLS; Kristie Bridges, PhD

Making the Data Talk *

  • Jill Cochran, PhD; Adam Baus, PhD; Traci Jarrett, PhD; Christine Plaugher, MS

2016 – 2015

Community Adaptations to an Impending Food Desert in Rural Appalachia, USA

  • Wayne Miller, PhD; Brian Griffith, PhD; Haylee Heinsberg, PhD; Denver Rogalla, DO; Dustin Spencer, DO; Nida Zia, DO

Community Health Workers Can Have an Integral Role in Community Medicine

  • Wayne Miller, PhD - CHERP

Developing Interventions for Overweight and Obese Children Using Electronic Health Records Data *

  • Jill Cochran, PhD; Adam Baus, PhD; Traci Jarrett, PhD

Evaluation of a Community Health Worker Training Program in Rural Appalachia, USA

  • Wayne Miller, PhD - CHERP

Provider Perception of Demographic/Clinical Characteristics from Rural Patients with Diabetes

  • Jill Cochran, PhD; Adam Baus, PhD

Use of the Triglyceride to HDL Cholesterol Ratio for Assessing Insulin Sensitivity in Overweight and Obese Children in Rural Appalachia *

  • Kristie Bridges, PhD; Traci Jarrett, PhD; Anthony Thorpe, DO; Adam Baus, PhD; Jill Cochran, PhD



An Opioid Addiction Standardized Patient Encounter for 2nd Year Medical Students: Learning How to Communicate About Addiction

  • Gretchen Lovett, PhD; Meenal Balakrishnan, OMS III; Joshua Kepfinger, OMS III; Tina Wise, MS - Professional Development

Atrial Fibrillation Compliance with National Anticoagulation Guidelines in a Rural Primary Care Clinic: QI/QA

  • Kyle Varon, OMS III; Emily Thomas, DO; Jill Cochran, PhD

County-Wide Community Engagement Creates Potential for Community Research *

Difficult Conversations with Patients About Discontinuing Opioid Pain Medication: A Standardized Patient Encounter for Medical Students

  • Gretchen Lovett, PhD

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Soothing Methods on Fussy Infants 

  • Jill Cochran, PhD

Greenbrier County Local Food Justice

  • Sally Hurst, BA - GCHA

Improving Health Literacy Through the Health Index Score & Health Enhancement Response (HIS&HER) Health Literacy Campaign 

Live Well: Greenbrier County Health Alliance *  

  • Sally Hurst, BA - GCHA

Post-Intervention Compliance with National Atrial Fibrillation Anticoagulation Guidelines in a Rural Primary Care Clinic: QI/QA

  • Kyle Varon, OMS III; Emily Thomas, DO; Jill Cochran, PhD

Prescription Opioid and Heroin Awareness Toolkit - Opioid Awareness Toolkits

Strategies and Models for Community-Based Participatory Research *

  • Drema Mace, PhD; Sally Hurst, BA; Courtney Hereford, MSPH

The Clingman Center: Investing in the Art and Science of Community Engagement Design *

  • Sally Hurst, BA; Courtney Hereford, MSPH, MSW; Kacy Harman, OMS II; Jacob Redden, OMS II; Chia-Chen Chuang, OMS II - Clingman Center   

West Virginia Community Voices: Training Communities to Be Research Partners *

  • Stephenie Kennedy-Rea, EdD; Courtney Hereford, MSPH, MSW; Sally Hurst, BA; Stacey Whanger, MPH; Jay Mason, MPA; Kayetlyn Edinger, MPA; Angie DeWitt, MS    

WVSOM Health and Wellness Committee Walking Challenge

  • Brian Griffith, PhD; Courtney Hereford, MSPH, MSW; Andrew Kelso, PhD; Rebecca Morrow, PhD

*This project was supported by the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI). WVCTSI projects are supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number 5U54GM104942-04. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.