Publications

 

Syndemic of Substance Abuse, Depression, and Type 2 Diabetes and Their Association with Retention in Care Among People Living with HIV.

Eshak, T.B., Hobkirk, A.L., Whitener, C.J., Conyers, L.M., Hwang, W., Sznajder, K.K. 2024. Syndemic of Substance Abuse, Depression, and Type 2 Diabetes and Their Association with Retention in Care Among People Living with HIV. AIDS Behavavior. Doi:10.1007/s10461-024-04275-5

 


 

Outpatient depression current care expenditure changes in Liaoning Province from 2015 to 2020: a study based on the “system of health accounts 2011”

Ma, Y., Shi, X., Sznajder, K.K., Zhao, Y., Wan, Q., Chai, P., Yang, X. 2024.Outpatient depression current care expenditure changes in Liaoning Province from 2015 to 2020: a study based on the “system of health accounts 2011”. Frontiers in Pharmacology 15. Doi:10.3389/fphar.2024.1092580]

 


 

The association between prenatal psychosocial factors and autism spectrum disorder in offspring at 3 years: a prospective cohort study.

Seebeck, J., Sznajder, K.K.,  Kjerulff, K.H. 2023.  The association between prenatal psychosocial factors and autism spectrum disorder in offspring at 3 years: a prospective cohort study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology . Doi:10.1007/s00127-023-02538-5

 


 

Helping first-time mothers establish and maintain breastfeeding: Access to someone who can provide breastfeeding advice is an important factor.

Massare, B.A., Hackman, N.M., Sznajder, K.K., Kjerulff, K.H. 2023. Helping first-time mothers establish and maintain breastfeeding: Access to someone who can provide breastfeeding advice is an important factor. PLOS ONE 18(6): e0287023. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0287023

 


 

Betel quid use is associated with anemia among both men and women in Matlab, Bangladesh.

Sznajder, K.K., Shenk, M.K., Alam, N., Raqib, R., Kumar, A., et al. 2023. Betel quid use is associated with anemia among both men and women in Matlab, Bangladesh. PLOS Global Public Health 3(6): e0001677. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0001677

 


 

Identifying the Influencing Factors of Depressive Symptoms among Nurses in China by Machine Learning: A Multicentre Cross-Sectional Study.

Li, S., Sznajder, K.K., Ning, L., Gao, H., Xie, X., Liu, S., Shao, C., Li, X., Yang, X. 2023. Identifying the Influencing Factors of Depressive Symptoms among Nurses in China by Machine Learning: A Multicentre Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Nursing Management, vol. 2023, Article ID 5524561. Doi:10.1155/2023/5524561

 


 

Timing of hospital admission at first childbirth: A prospective cohort study.

Kjerulff, K.H., Attanasio, L.B., Vanderlaan, J., Sznajder, K.K. 2023. Timing of hospital admission at first childbirth: A prospective cohort study. PLoS ONE 18(2): e0281707.  Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0281707

 


 

Low social-support and trouble paying for basic needs during pregnancy are associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in offspring at 3-years: A prospective cohort study.

Seebeck, J., Sznajder, K.K., Kjerulff, K.H. 2022. Low social-support and trouble paying for basic needs during pregnancy are associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in offspring at 3-years: A prospective cohort study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. Doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-2398459/v1

 


 

Cesarean Section and Child Development at 3 Years: A Prospective Cohort Study of First Births in Pennsylvania.

Sznajder, K.K., Teti, D., Hackman, N.M. et al. 2022. Cesarean Section and Child Development at 3 Years: A Prospective Cohort Study of First Births in Pennsylvania. Maternal and Child Health Journal. doi:10.1007/s10995-022-03525-z

 


 

Maternal use of acetaminophen during pregnancy and neurobehavioral problems in offspring at 3 years: A prospective cohort study.

Sznajder, K.K., Teti, D.M., Kjerulff, K.H. 2022. Maternal use of acetaminophen during pregnancy and neurobehavioral problems in offspring at 3 years: A prospective cohort study. PLOS One 17(9), e0272593. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0272593

 


 

The power of film to reduce stigma of mental health conditions

Sznajder, K.K., Coppersmith, G., Lynch, K.M. 2022. The power of film to reduce stigma of mental health conditions. Cogent Social Sciences 8:1. Doi:10.1080/23311886.2022.2123083

 


 

Factors Associated with Adolescent Pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review of Socioeconomic Influences and Essential Interventions

Kons, K., Biney, A.A.E., Sznajder, K., 2022. Factors Associated with Adolescent Pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review of Socioeconomic Influences and Essential Interventions. International Journal of Sexual Health. Doi:10.1080/19317611.2022.2084199

 


 

Urgent Care Centers: Antibiotic Prescribing Patterns for Pediatric Respiratory Tract Infections.

Williams, A.K., Demartini, T., Sznajder, K., Elder, A., Hackman. N.M. 2022. Urgent Care Centers: Antibiotic Prescribing Patterns for Pediatric Respiratory Tract Infections. Pediatrics 149, pp 249.

 


 

Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration: An Understudied and Often Overlooked Factor in U.S. Breastfeeding Practices.

Hackman, N.M., Sznajder, K.K., Kjerulff, K.H. 2022. Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration: An Understudied and Often Overlooked Factor in U.S. Breastfeeding Practices. Breastfeeding Medicine. Doi:10.1089/bfm.2021.0338

 


 

Covid-19 vaccine acceptance and associated factors among pregnant women in Pennsylvania.

Sznajder, K.K., Kjerulff, K.H., Wang, M., Hwang, W., Ramirez, S.I., Gandhi, C.K. 2021. Covid-19 vaccine acceptance and associated factors among pregnant women in Pennsylvania. Preventive Medicine Reports 26. Doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.101713

 


 


Factors associated with symptoms of poor mental health among women factory workers in China’s supply chain.

Sznajder, K.K., Harlow, S.D., Wang, J., Tso, L., Ashagre, Y., C. Han, C. 2022. Factors associated with symptoms of poor mental health among women factory workers in China’s supply chain. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. Doi:10.1007/s00420-021-01820-w

 


 

Prenatal anxiety and the associated factors among Chinese pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic – a smartphone questionnaire survey study.

Cui, C., Zhai, L., Sznajder, K.K., Wang, J., Sun, X., Wang, W., Zhang, W., Yang F., Yang, X. 2021. Prenatal anxiety and the associated factors among Chinese pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic – a smartphone questionnaire survey study. BMC Psychiatry 21, pp 619. Doi:10.1186/s12888-021-03624-1

 


 

Anxiety and its relationship with sleep disturbance and problematic smartphone use among Chinese medical students during COVID-19 home confinement — A Structural Equation Model Analysis.

Song, Y., Sznajder, K., Cui, C., Yang, Y., Li, Y., Yang, X. 2021. Anxiety and its relationship with sleep disturbance and problematic smartphone use among Chinese medical students during COVID-19 home confinement — A Structural Equation Model Analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders. Doi:10.1016/j.jad.2021.09.095

 


 

‘If not for this support, I would have left the treatment!’: Qualitative study exploring the role of social support on medication adherence among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Western India.

Nirmal, A., Kuzmik, A., Sznajder, K., Lengerich, E., Fredrick, N.B., Chen, M., Hwang, W., Patil, R., Shaikh, B. 2021.‘If not for this support, I would have left the treatment!’: Qualitative study exploring the role of social support on medication adherence among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Western India. Global Public Health. Doi:10.1080/17441692.2021.1965182

 


 

Resilience mediates the effect of self-efficacy on symptoms of prenatal anxiety among pregnant women: a nationwide smartphone cross-sectional study in China.

Ma, R., Yang, F., Zhang, L., Sznajder, K.K., Zou, C., Jia, Y., Cui, C., Zhang, W., Zhang, W., Zou, N., Yang, X. 2021. Resilience mediates the effect of self-efficacy on symptoms of prenatal anxiety among pregnant women: a nationwide smartphone cross-sectional study in China. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 21, 430. Doi:10.1186/s12884-021-03911-5

 


 

Coping Styles Mediates the Effect of Resilience on Medical Students’ Depression in the Context of Online Classes during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Zhao, L., Sznajder, K., Cheng, D., Wang, S., Cui, C., Yang, X. 2021. Coping Styles Mediates the Effect of Resilience on Medical Students’ Depression in the Context of Online Classes during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Medical Internet Research. doi:10.2196/25259

 


 

Preference of inhalants over pills/injections among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Western India: A cross-sectional study.

Nirmal, A., Sznajder, K.K., Patil, R., Shaikh, B. 2021. Preference of inhalants over pills/injections among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Western India: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Clinical Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases 23, 100234. Doi:10.1016/j.jctube.2021.100234

 


 

Positive Psychological Responses and Information Seeking Behaviors Influence Anxiety among the WeChat Users During the early stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Mainland China: Survey Study.

Zou, C., Zhang, W., Sznajder, K.K., Yang, F., Jia, Y., Ma, R., Cui, C., Yang, X. 2021. Positive Psychological Responses and Information Seeking Behaviors Influence Anxiety among the WeChat Users During the early stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Mainland China: Survey Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research. Doi:10.2196/24412

 


 

Resilience as the Mediating Factor in the Relationship between Sleep Disturbance and Post-Stroke Depression of Stroke Patients in China: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis.

Zhao, L., Yang, F., Sznajder, K.K., Zou, C., Jia, Y., Yang, X. 2021. Resilience as the Mediating Factor in the Relationship between Sleep Disturbance and Post-Stroke Depression of Stroke Patients in China: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis. Frontiers in Psychiatry 12, 636. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2021.625002

 


 

A prospective cohort study of post-traumatic stress disorder and maternal-infant bonding after first childbirth.

Kjerulff, K.H., Attanasio, L.B., Sznajder, K.K., Brubaker, L.H. 2021. A prospective cohort study of post-traumatic stress disorder and maternal-infant bonding after first childbirth. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. Doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2021.110424

 


 

Labor Migration Is Associated With Lower Rates of Underweight and Higher Rates of Obesity Among Left-behind Wives in Rural Bangladesh: a Cross-sectional Study.

Sznajder, KK, Wander, K, Mattison, S, Araceli Medina, E., Alam, N, Raqib, R, Kumar, A, Haque, F, Blumenfield, T, Shenk, M.K 2021. Labor Migration Is Associated With Lower Rates of Underweight and Higher Rates of Obesity Among Left-behind Wives in Rural Bangladesh: a Cross-sectional Study.Globalization and Health. Doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-153792/v1

 


 

Sleep Quality Mediates the Effect of Perceived Stress on Job Burnout among Chinese nurses: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis.

Song, Y, Yang, F, Sznajder, KK, Yang, X. 2020. Sleep Quality Mediates the Effect of Perceived Stress on Job Burnout among Chinese nurses: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis. Frontiers Psychiatry. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.566196

 


 

The mediating role of resilience on the association between self-efficacy and prenatal anxiety among pregnant women: A multi-site smart phone survey in China.

Ma, R, Zou, C, Zhang, L, Sznajder, KK, Yang, F, Jia, Y, Cui, C, Zhang, W, Zhang, W, Zou, N, Yang, X. 2020 The mediating role of resilience on the association between self-efficacy and prenatal anxiety among pregnant women: A multi-site smart phone survey in China. JMIR Preprints. 24/09/2020:24549

 


 

Out-of-Pocket Medical Bills from First Childbirth and Subsequent Childbearing.

Acharya, Y., Hillemmeier, M.M., Sznajder, K.K., Kjerulff, K.H. 2020. Out-of-Pocket Medical Bills from First Childbirth and Subsequent Childbearing. Women’s Health Issues. Doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2020.07.007

 


 

The Migration Experience and Differential Risks to Sexual and Reproductive Health in Ghana.

Sznajder, K.K., Winchester, M.S., Biney, A.A.E., Dodoo, N.D., Letsa, D., Nii-Amoo Dodoo, F. 2020. The Migration Experience and Differential Risks to Sexual and Reproductive Health in Ghana. Health Education and Behavior 47(5), pp 718-727. doi:10.1177/1090198120939492

 


 

Recovery experiences mediate the effect of burnout on life satisfaction among Chinese physicians: a structural equation modeling analysis.

Song, Y., Jia, Y., Sznajder, K., Ding, J., Yang, X. 2020. Recovery experiences mediate the effect of burnout on life satisfaction among Chinese physicians: a structural equation modeling analysis. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. doi: 10.1007/s00420-020-01554-1

 


 

Prevalence, behavioral and socioeconomic risk factors of human immunodeficiency virus in Ghana: a population-based cross-sectional study.

Ba, D.M., Ssentongo, P., Sznajder, K.K. 2019. Prevalence, behavioral and socioeconomic risk factors of human immunodeficiency virus in Ghana: a population-based cross-sectional study. Journal of Global Health Reports.  Journal of Global Health Reports 3 :e2019092. doi:10.29392/joghr.3.e2019092

 


 

How should mission trips be administered?

Sznajder, K. K., Chen, M. C., & Naughton, D. 2019. How should mission trips be administered? AMA Journal of Ethics, 21(9), 722-728. Doi:10.1001/amajethics.2019.722

 


 

Characterizing Sexual Assault Among Female U.S. Soldiers With Suicidal Behavior.

Sznajder, K., Abdur-Rahman, I, Youmans Watkins, E, Mancha, BE, Anke, K, Kateley, K, Rattigan, M & Millikan Bell, A 2019 Characterizing Sexual Assault Among Female U.S. Soldiers With Suicidal Behavior. Military Behavioral Health, 7(3), 268-278.  Doi:10.1080/21635781.2018.1543061

 


 

Assessment of Carbon Monoxide Exposure among Women Cooking with Biomass Fuels and their Children Living in Sudan.

Suliman, A.K., Saleh, M.M., Malek, A.A., Karrar, A.F.I., Kitch, D., Sznajder, K.K., King, T., Tsay, A., Warren, W.S. 2018.  Assessment of Carbon Monoxide Exposure among Women Cooking with Biomass Fuels and their Children Living in Sudan. International Journal of Global Health 1: 2. 

 


 

Barriers and Facilitators of HPV Vaccination in the VFC Program.

Fleming, W. S., Sznajder, K. K., Nepps, M., & Boktor, S. W. 2018. Barriers and Facilitators of HPV Vaccination in the VFC Program. Journal of Community Health, 43(3), 448-454. Doi:10.1007/s10900-017-0457-x

 


 

Fostering dialogues in global health education: A graduate and undergraduate approach.

Sznajder, K., Naughton, D., Kar, A.,Nagakar, A., Mashamba, J., Shuro, L., Leshabari, S & Diop, F 2018, Fostering dialogues in global health education: A graduate and undergraduate approach. in SpringerBriefs in Public Health. 9783319776842 edn, SpringerBriefs in Public Health, no. 9783319776842, Springer International Publishing, pp. 21-31. Doi:10.1007/978-3-319-77685-9_3

 


 

A Descriptive Analysis of the Mental Health and Access to Reproductive Healthcare among Internally Displaced Females in Georgian IDP Camps.

Wampler, L., Hoglen, B., Ekezie-Francis, O., Sznajder, K., Pirtskhalava, M., Aptsiauri, L., Mirtskhulava, M., Motsonelidze, K. 2017. A Descriptive Analysis of the Mental Health and Access to Reproductive Healthcare among Internally Displaced Females in Georgian IDP Camps. Modern Issues of Medicine and Management. 2017 3 (11): 45-57

 


 

Urogenital infection symptoms and occupational stress among women working in export production factories in Tianjin, China.

Sznajder, K. K., Harlow, S. D., Burgard, S. A., Wang, Y. R., Han, C., & Liu, J. 2014. Urogenital infection symptoms and occupational stress among women working in export production factories in Tianjin, China. Asian Pacific Journal of Reproduction, 3(2), 142-149. Doi:10.1016/S2305-0500(14)60018-X

 


 

Gynecologic pain related to occupational stress among female factory workers in Tianjin, China.

Sznajder, K. K., Harlow, S. D., Burgard, S. A., Wang, Y., Han, C., & Liu, J. 2014. Gynecologic pain related to occupational stress among female factory workers in Tianjin, China. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 20(1), 33-45. Doi:10.1179/2049396713Y.0000000053

 


 

HIV/AIDS related knowledge and risk behavior among methadone recipients in Liuzhou, China.

King, K.E.*, Stephenson, R., Zhuo, J., & Hsia, J. 2012. HIV/AIDS related knowledge and risk behavior among methadone recipients in Liuzhou, China. Journal of AIDS and Clinical Research, 3(SPL ISS1A). Doi:10.4172/2155-6113.S1-007

 


 

Environmental exposure and women’s reproductive health.

King, K.E.*, Pirtskhalava, M., Mirtskhulava, M., Mamukashvili, G., Barbakadze, Z., Zaridze, K., Barnabishvili, N. 2011. Environmental exposure and women’s reproductive health. Experimental and Clinical Medicine 3: 19-20. doi:

 


 

Implementation of cervical cancer prevention services for HIV-infected women in Zambia: measuring program effectiveness. 

Parham, G., Mwanahamuntu, M.H., Sahasrabuddhe, V.V., Westfall, A.O., King, K.E.*, Chibwesha, C., Pfaendler, K.S., Mkumba, G., Mudenda, V., Kapambwe, S., Vermund, S.H., Hicks, M.L., Stringer, J.S.A., Chi, B.H. 2010. Implementation of cervical cancer prevention services for HIV-infected women in Zambia: measuring program effectiveness.  HIV Therapy 4(6) , pp 713-722. doi:10.2217/hiv.10.52

 


 

The differential effects of thalamus and basal ganglia on facial emotion recognition.

Cheung, C. C. Y., Lee, T. M. C., Yip, J. T. H., King, K.E.*, Li, L. S. W. 2006. The differential effects of thalamus and basal ganglia on facial emotion recognition. Brain and cognition, 61(3), 262-268. Doi:10.1016/j.bandc.2006.01.008

 


 

Predictors of dyadic adjustment in multiple sclerosis

King, K.E.*, & Arnett, P.A.2005. Predictors of dyadic adjustment in multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis, 11(6), pp 700-707. Doi:10.1191/1352458505ms1212oa

 


 

*formerly published under King, K.E.