Melissa M Ahern

Summary

Affiliation: Washington State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Relations between health indicators and residential proximity to coal mining in West Virginia
    Michael Hendryx
    Department of Community Medicine, West Virginia University, One Medical Center Dr, PO Box 9190, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:669-71. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Access to health care and community social capital
    Michael S Hendryx
    Washington Institute for Mental Illness Research and Training, Washington State University, Spokane 99203, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:87-103. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Social capital and trust in providers
    Melissa M Ahern
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, Washington State University, 668 N Riverpoint Blvd, Box B, Spokane, WA 99202, USA
    Soc Sci Med 57:1195-203. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Hospitalization patterns associated with Appalachian coal mining
    Michael Hendryx
    Department of Community Medicine and Institute for Health Policy Research, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 70:2064-70. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Social capital and risk for chronic illnesses
    Melissa M Ahern
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, Washington State University Spokane, 310 N Riverpoint Blvd, PO Box 1495, Spokane, WA 99210, USA
    Chronic Illn 1:183-90. 2005
  6. doi request reprint A national study of the association between food environments and county-level health outcomes
    Melissa Ahern
    Department of Pharmacotherapy, College of Pharmacy, Washington State University, Spokane, Washington 99210, USA
    J Rural Health 27:367-79. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Avoidable hospitalizations for diabetes: comorbidity risks
    Melissa M Ahern
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, Washington State University, WA 99210, USA
    Dis Manag 10:347-55. 2007
  8. doi request reprint The association between mountaintop mining and birth defects among live births in central Appalachia, 1996-2003
    Melissa M Ahern
    Department of Pharmacotherapy, College of Pharmacy, Washington State University, P O Box 1495, Spokane, WA 99210, USA
    Environ Res 111:838-46. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Residence in coal-mining areas and low-birth-weight outcomes
    Melissa Ahern
    Department of Pharmacotherapy, Washington State University, Spokane, WA, 99202, USA
    Matern Child Health J 15:974-9. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Anesthesia staffing and anesthetic complications during cesarean delivery: a retrospective analysis
    Daniel C Simonson
    The Spokane Eye Surgery Center, and Department of Health Policy and Administration, Washington State University, Spokane 99203, USA
    Nurs Res 56:9-17. 2007

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. pmc Relations between health indicators and residential proximity to coal mining in West Virginia
    Michael Hendryx
    Department of Community Medicine, West Virginia University, One Medical Center Dr, PO Box 9190, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:669-71. 2008
    ..Research is recommended to ascertain the mechanisms, magnitude, and consequences of a community coal-mining exposure effect...
  2. ncbi request reprint Access to health care and community social capital
    Michael S Hendryx
    Washington Institute for Mental Illness Research and Training, Washington State University, Spokane 99203, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:87-103. 2002
    ..To test the hypothesis that variation in reported access to health care is positively related to the level of social capital present in a community...
  3. ncbi request reprint Social capital and trust in providers
    Melissa M Ahern
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, Washington State University, 668 N Riverpoint Blvd, Box B, Spokane, WA 99202, USA
    Soc Sci Med 57:1195-203. 2003
    ..Efforts to build trust and collaboration in a community may improve trust in physicians, health care quality, access, and preserve local health care control...
  4. ncbi request reprint Hospitalization patterns associated with Appalachian coal mining
    Michael Hendryx
    Department of Community Medicine and Institute for Health Policy Research, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 70:2064-70. 2007
    ..Exposure to particulates or other pollutants generated by coal mining activities may be linked to increased risk of COPD and hypertension hospitalizations. Limitations in the data likely result in an underestimate of associations...
  5. ncbi request reprint Social capital and risk for chronic illnesses
    Melissa M Ahern
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, Washington State University Spokane, 310 N Riverpoint Blvd, PO Box 1495, Spokane, WA 99210, USA
    Chronic Illn 1:183-90. 2005
    ..The model hypothesizes that personal social support and collective social capital are related to risk for chronic illnesses...
  6. doi request reprint A national study of the association between food environments and county-level health outcomes
    Melissa Ahern
    Department of Pharmacotherapy, College of Pharmacy, Washington State University, Spokane, Washington 99210, USA
    J Rural Health 27:367-79. 2011
    ..This national, county-level study examines the relationship between food availability and access, and health outcomes (mortality, diabetes, and obesity rates) in both metro and non-metro areas...
  7. doi request reprint Avoidable hospitalizations for diabetes: comorbidity risks
    Melissa M Ahern
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, Washington State University, WA 99210, USA
    Dis Manag 10:347-55. 2007
    ..3 billion. Recommendations are made for how disease management programs for diabetes could incorporate treatment for comorbid conditions to reduce hospitalization risk...
  8. doi request reprint The association between mountaintop mining and birth defects among live births in central Appalachia, 1996-2003
    Melissa M Ahern
    Department of Pharmacotherapy, College of Pharmacy, Washington State University, P O Box 1495, Spokane, WA 99210, USA
    Environ Res 111:838-46. 2011
    ..Both socioeconomic and environmental influences in mountaintop mining areas may be contributing factors...
  9. doi request reprint Residence in coal-mining areas and low-birth-weight outcomes
    Melissa Ahern
    Department of Pharmacotherapy, Washington State University, Spokane, WA, 99202, USA
    Matern Child Health J 15:974-9. 2011
    ..Air and water quality assessments have been largely missing from mining communities, but the need for them is indicated by these findings...
  10. ncbi request reprint Anesthesia staffing and anesthetic complications during cesarean delivery: a retrospective analysis
    Daniel C Simonson
    The Spokane Eye Surgery Center, and Department of Health Policy and Administration, Washington State University, Spokane 99203, USA
    Nurs Res 56:9-17. 2007
    ..Research is needed to assist hospitals and anesthesia groups in making cost-effective staffing choices...
  11. doi request reprint Community participation and the emergence of late-life depressive symptoms: differences between women and men
    Melissa M Ahern
    Department of Pharmacotherapy, Washington State University, Spokane, Washington, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 17:1463-70. 2008
    ..To understand the role of community participation in prevention of first lifetime depressive episode in older women and men...
  12. pmc Improving the environmental quality component of the County Health Rankings model
    Michael Hendryx
    Department of Community Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:727-32. 2013
    ..We examined the association between environmental quality measures and health outcomes by using the County Health Rankings data, and tested whether a revised environmental quality measure for 1 state could improve the models...