Kathryn H Jacobsen

Summary

Affiliation: George Mason University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Lessons from the Ebola Outbreak: Action Items for Emerging Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response
    Kathryn H Jacobsen
    Department of Global and Community Health, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive 5B7, Fairfax, VA, 22030, USA
    Ecohealth 13:200-12. 2016
  2. pmc A qualitative study of the impact of HIV/AIDS on agricultural households in Southeastern Uganda
    Dawn C Parker
    School of Planning, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:2113-38. 2009
  3. pmc Reemergence of chikungunya virus in Bo, Sierra Leone
    Rashid Ansumana
    Njala University, BO, Sierra Leone
    Emerg Infect Dis 19:1108-10. 2013
  4. doi Home birth and hospital birth trends in Bo, Sierra Leone
    Kathryn H Jacobsen
    Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030 USA
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 91:750-3. 2012
  5. pmc Enabling methods for community health mapping in developing countries
    Rashid Ansumana
    Center for Bio Molecular Science and Engineering, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 9:56. 2010
  6. doi Hepatitis A virus seroprevalence by age and world region, 1990 and 2005
    Kathryn H Jacobsen
    Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive MS 5B7, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
    Vaccine 28:6653-7. 2010
  7. doi Risk factors for Mycobacterium ulcerans infection
    Kathryn H Jacobsen
    Department of Global and Community Health, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
    Int J Infect Dis 14:e677-81. 2010
  8. doi Pyomyositis in Amazonian Ecuador
    Kathryn H Jacobsen
    Department of Global and Community Health, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive 5B7, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 104:438-9. 2010
  9. pmc Challenges to mapping the health risk of hepatitis A virus infection
    Khayriyyah Mohd Hanafiah
    Expanded Program on Immunization, Department of Immunization, Vaccines, and Biologicals, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Int J Health Geogr 10:57. 2011
  10. pmc Prevalence of intestinal parasites in young Quichua children in the highlands of rural Ecuador
    Kathryn H Jacobsen
    Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
    J Health Popul Nutr 25:399-405. 2007

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Publications41

  1. doi Lessons from the Ebola Outbreak: Action Items for Emerging Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response
    Kathryn H Jacobsen
    Department of Global and Community Health, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive 5B7, Fairfax, VA, 22030, USA
    Ecohealth 13:200-12. 2016
    ..This list highlights research priorities and policy actions the global community can take now to be better prepared for future emerging infectious disease outbreaks that threaten global public health and security. ..
  2. pmc A qualitative study of the impact of HIV/AIDS on agricultural households in Southeastern Uganda
    Dawn C Parker
    School of Planning, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:2113-38. 2009
    ..Our study highlights a potential downward spiral of livelihood degradation for vulnerable households and suggests targeted interventions to improve sustainability...
  3. pmc Reemergence of chikungunya virus in Bo, Sierra Leone
    Rashid Ansumana
    Njala University, BO, Sierra Leone
    Emerg Infect Dis 19:1108-10. 2013
    ..Cases detected likely represent only a small fraction of total cases. Further laboratory testing is required to confirm this outbreak and characterize the virus...
  4. doi Home birth and hospital birth trends in Bo, Sierra Leone
    Kathryn H Jacobsen
    Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030 USA
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 91:750-3. 2012
    ..3% of infants born after April 2010. These findings suggest that the new maternal healthcare initiative has accelerated an existing trend toward a preference for healthcare facility births, at least in some urban parts of Sierra Leone...
  5. pmc Enabling methods for community health mapping in developing countries
    Rashid Ansumana
    Center for Bio Molecular Science and Engineering, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 9:56. 2010
    ..A community-based mapping approach was used to demonstrate that participatory geographic information system (PGIS) techniques can provide information helpful for health and community development...
  6. doi Hepatitis A virus seroprevalence by age and world region, 1990 and 2005
    Kathryn H Jacobsen
    Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive MS 5B7, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
    Vaccine 28:6653-7. 2010
    ..The estimation of the global burden of hepatitis A and policies for public health control are dependent on an understanding of the changing epidemiology of this viral infection...
  7. doi Risk factors for Mycobacterium ulcerans infection
    Kathryn H Jacobsen
    Department of Global and Community Health, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
    Int J Infect Dis 14:e677-81. 2010
    ..Additional comparative studies are required to clarify the potential roles of water contact and insect bites in transmitting M. ulcerans to humans...
  8. doi Pyomyositis in Amazonian Ecuador
    Kathryn H Jacobsen
    Department of Global and Community Health, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive 5B7, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 104:438-9. 2010
    ..Abscesses were most commonly located on a lower extremity. Significant changes in patients' profiles between 1980 and 1989 and 1995 and 2005 were not found...
  9. pmc Challenges to mapping the health risk of hepatitis A virus infection
    Khayriyyah Mohd Hanafiah
    Expanded Program on Immunization, Department of Immunization, Vaccines, and Biologicals, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Int J Health Geogr 10:57. 2011
    ..In higher-income areas, many adults remain susceptible to the virus and, if infected, often experience severe disease...
  10. pmc Prevalence of intestinal parasites in young Quichua children in the highlands of rural Ecuador
    Kathryn H Jacobsen
    Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
    J Health Popul Nutr 25:399-405. 2007
    ..histolytica or dispar and G. intestinalis...
  11. doi Patterns of co-authorship in international epidemiology
    K H Jacobsen
    Department of Global and Community Health, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:665-9. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to identify current patterns of international collaboration based on authorship of epidemiological articles...
  12. doi Reporting of ethics-related methods in epidemiological research
    K H Jacobsen
    Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
    J Med Ethics 35:262-7. 2009
    ..This paper describes the variety of ways that information about ethics-related methods are included or not included in public health research articles...
  13. doi Herbs and herbal combinations used to treat suspected malaria in Bo, Sierra Leone
    Shamika Ranasinghe
    George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 USA Electronic address
    J Ethnopharmacol 166:200-4. 2015
    ..Most adults in West Africa treat acute febrile illnesses with local herbs, but the patterns of herbs used for malaria have not been recently described in Sierra Leone...
  14. doi Water quality associated public health risk in Bo, Sierra Leone
    David H Jimmy
    Njala University, BO, Sierra Leone
    Environ Monit Assess 185:241-51. 2013
    ..There is a need to raise hygiene awareness and implement inexpensive methods to reduce fecal contamination and improve drinking water safety in Bo, Sierra Leone...
  15. ncbi Health-care availability, preference, and distance for women in urban Bo, Sierra Leone
    Lila C Fleming
    Department of Environmental Science and Public Policy, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive 5B7, Fairfax, VA, 22030, USA
    Int J Public Health 61:1079-1088. 2016
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  16. pmc Child bed net use before, during, and after a bed net distribution campaign in Bo, Sierra Leone
    Shamika Ranasinghe
    Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive 5B7, Fairfax, VA, 22030, USA
    Malar J 14:462. 2015
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  17. pmc Attitudes toward home-based malaria testing in rural and urban Sierra Leone
    Shamika Ranasinghe
    Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive 5B7, Fairfax, VA, 22030, USA
    Malar J 14:80. 2015
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  18. doi Considerations in the selection of healthcare providers for mothers and children in Bo, Sierra Leone: reputation, cost and location
    Kathryn H Jacobsen
    Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
    Int Health 4:307-13. 2012
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  19. ncbi Hypertension in Bo, Sierra Leone
    Kate A Meehan
    Mercy Hospital Research Laboratory, BO, Sierra Leone
    Ethn Dis 21:237-42. 2011
    ..To identify the prevalence of hypertension among adults in Bo, Sierra Leone...
  20. pmc Inpatient healthcare provider bypassing by women and their children in urban Bo, Sierra Leone
    Lila C Fleming
    George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, United States of America
    Pan Afr Med J 23:146. 2016
    ..Bypassing refers to a person's decision to seek care at a healthcare facility that is not the nearest one of its type to the person's home...
  21. doi Attitudes toward home-based malaria testing in rural and urban Sierra Leone
    Shamika Ranasinghe
    Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive 5B7, Fairfax, VA, 22030, USA
    Malar J 14:582. 2015
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  22. ncbi Parental involvement and mental well-being of Indian adolescents
    Takahiro Hasumi
    Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
    Indian Pediatr 49:915-8. 2012
    ..Age adjusted Logistic regression models showed that high levels of reported parental involvement were significantly associated with a decreased likelihood of poor mental health...
  23. doi Alcohol consumption and violence among Argentine adolescents
    Mariaelena Pierobon
    Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
    J Pediatr (Rio J) 89:100-7. 2013
    ..This study investigated the association between alcohol and violence among Argentine youth...
  24. doi Bullying among middle-school students in low and middle income countries
    Lila C Fleming
    Department of Global and Community Health, College of Health and Human Services, George MasonUniversity, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
    Health Promot Int 25:73-84. 2010
    ..Bullied students also reported higher rates of tobacco use, alcohol use, drug use and sexual intercourse...
  25. doi Hypertension in South African adults: results of a nationwide survey
    Takahiro Hasumi
    Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
    J Hypertens 30:2098-104. 2012
    ..To evaluate the age-specific, sex-specific, and race-specific prevalence of hypertension among South African adults using a nationally representative dataset...
  26. pmc Presumptive self-diagnosis of malaria and other febrile illnesses in Sierra Leone
    Rashid Ansumana
    Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool, UK Mercy Hospital Research Laboratory, BO, Sierra Leone Njala University, BO, Sierra Leone
    Pan Afr Med J 15:34. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of self-diagnosis of malaria and other febrile illnesses in Bo, Sierra Leone...
  27. doi Parenting practices and tobacco use in middle school students in low- and middle-income countries
    Laura W Poms
    Department of Psychology, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive MS 3F5, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
    J Sch Health 82:353-63. 2012
    ..This study examined whether parenting practices also were associated with tobacco use by middle school students (approximately ages 13-15) in low- and middle-income countries...
  28. doi A systematic review of the association between breastfeeding and breast cancer
    Li Yang
    Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 17:1635-45. 2008
    ..Expanded consideration of possible confounders for this relationship is required to determine if breastfeeding is protective and how protection might be conferred...
  29. doi Injury incidence among middle school students aged 13-15 years in 47 low-income and middle-income countries
    Erica J Street
    Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
    Inj Prev 22:432-436. 2016
    ..Based on these numbers, injuries likely cause approximately four million days of school absence by lower secondary school students annually. Most of these injuries are preventable...
  30. doi Hygiene and mental health among middle school students in India and 11 other countries
    Shamika Ranasinghe
    Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
    J Infect Public Health 9:429-35. 2016
    ..Teachers, parents, healthcare workers, and other adults who observe suboptimal hygiene status in an adolescent should consider whether this indicates a mental health issue that requires clinical services. ..
  31. doi Geographically weighted discriminant analysis of environmental conditions associated with Rift Valley fever outbreaks in South Africa
    Dennis E Nicholas
    Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, MS 6C3, Fairfax, VA 22030 4444, United States Electronic address
    Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol 17:75-83. 2016
    ..The best GWDA model correctly classified 96.6% of the original data versus 84.5% obtained with traditional DA. With GWDA, false positives decreased from 10.9% to 3.7%, and false negatives decreased from 19.9% to 3.2%. ..
  32. ncbi Prevalence of Sports Injuries Among 13- to 15-Year-Old Students in 25 Low- and Middle-Income Countries
    Erica J Street
    Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive 5B7, Fairfax, VA, 22030, USA
    J Community Health . 2016
    ..Understanding global trends in the health risks for various population groups, such as adolescents, allows community health partnerships to proactively address health needs in the communities they serve...
  33. pmc Variation in Vaccination Data Available at School Entry Across the United States
    Timothy F Leslie
    Timothy F Leslie and Paul L Delamater are with the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA Erica J Street and Kathryn H Jacobsen are with the Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University Y Tony Yang is with the Department of Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University
    Am J Public Health 106:2180-2182. 2016
    ..To compile substate-level data on US school-age children's vaccination rates...
  34. pmc Satisfaction with healthcare services in South Africa: results of the national 2010 General Household Survey
    Kathryn H Jacobsen
    Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University, USA
    Pan Afr Med J 18:172. 2014
    ..The 1998 and 2003 Demographic and Health Surveys suggested increasing rates of dissatisfaction with health services in South Africa. The goal of this analysis was to examine national healthcare satisfaction rates in 2010...
  35. doi Bullying and symptoms of depression in chilean middle school students
    Lila C Fleming
    Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University 5B7, 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030 4444, USA
    J Sch Health 79:130-7. 2009
    ..The goal of this study was to assess the association between bullying and symptoms of depression among middle school students in Chile...
  36. pmc HIV/AIDS-associated beliefs and practices relating to diet and work in southeastern Uganda
    Maction K Komwa
    Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, USA
    J Health Popul Nutr 28:76-85. 2010
    ..020) and vegetables (p=0.012) than other participants. The participants expressed a consistent set of health beliefs about practices relating to HIV/AIDS...
  37. doi Healthcare service problems reported in a national survey of South Africans
    Takahiro Hasumi
    Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 26:482-9. 2014
    ..To identify common types of health service problems reported by South African adults during their most recent visit to a healthcare provider...
  38. doi Facilitators and barriers related to voluntary counseling and testing for HIV among young adults in Bo, Sierra Leone
    Shalinee Bhoobun
    Mercy Hospital, Kulanda Town, BO, Sierra Leone
    J Community Health 39:514-20. 2014
    ..Social barriers to HIV testing remain a challenge for HIV prevention in Sierra Leone...
  39. doi Predictors of compliance with scheduled surgery in rural Guatemala
    Kathryn H Jacobsen
    Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive 5B7, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
    Int Health 2:206-11. 2010
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  40. doi Mathematical modeling and the epidemiological research process
    Mikayla C Chubb
    Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive MS 5B7, Fairfax, VA 22030 4444, USA
    Eur J Epidemiol 25:13-9. 2010
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