Faculty Articles

Faculty Articles

A selection of scholarly articles from the faculty of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University.


Submissions from 2017

The Role of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Andrology, Donhua Xie, Boris Klopukh, Guy Martin Nehrenz, and Edward Gheiler

Alcohol and Cocaine Use Among Latino and African American MSM in 6 US Cities, Nick Zaller, Cui Yang, Don Operario, Carl Latkin, David McKirnan, Lydia O'donnell, Maria I. Fernandez, David Seal, Beryl Koblin, Stephen Flores, and Pilgrim Spikes

A Latent class analysis of Unitesd States medical students' knowledge and attitudes towards the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Steven F. Zhang, Jamie Mazzurco, Nilda Hernandez, and Maria I. Fernandez

Submissions from 2016

The impact of health information technologies on quality improvement methodologies’ efficiency, throughput and financial outcomes: a retrospective observational study, Raed H. AlHazme, Syed S. Haque, Harold E. Wiggin, and Arif M. Rana

Text Messaging's Impact on an Evidence Based Medicine Tobacco Cessation Program, Steve E. Bronsburg and Steven B. Zucker

Cognitive and Performance Enhancing Medication Use to Improve Performance in Poker, J Caballero, Raymond L. Ownby, Jose A. Rey, and K A. Clauson

Evaluation of pharmacy program characteristics as a determinant on residency match rates, J. Caballero, Elizabeth M. Sherman, K. Clauson, Matthews J. Seamon, and Patrick C. Hardigan


Supporting Medical Home Transformation Through Evaluation of Patient Experience in a Large Culturally Diverse Primary Care Safety Net., Nicole Cook, T Lucas Hollar, Christie Zunker, Michael Peterson, Teina Phillips, and Michael De Lucca

Acceptance, Usability and Health Applications of Virtual Worlds by Older Adults: A Feasibility Study, Nicole J. Cook and sandra Winkler


Hepatitis C Virus Infection Screening Within Community Health Centers., Nicole Cook, Erica P Turse, Angela S Garcia, Patrick Hardigan, and Saint Anthony Amofah

Hepatitis C Screening Within Community Health Centers, N. Cook, E. P. Turse, A. S. Garcia, Patrick C. Hardigan, and S. A. Amofah

Sliding Scale Insulin vs Basal-Bolus Insulin Therapy in Long-Term Care: A 21-Day Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Efficacy, Safety and Feasibility., T S. Dharmarajan, D Mahajan, A Zambrano, B Agarwal, R Fischer, Z Sheikh, A Skokowska-Lebelt, M Patel, R Wester, N P. Madireddy, Naushira Pandya, F T. Baralatei, J Vance, and E P. Norkus

Acute distal biceps rupture in an adolescent weightlifter on chronic steroid suppression: a case report., D Y. Ding; J A. LaMartina, 2nd; A L. Zhang; and Naushira Pandya

Behavioral and Health Outcomes for HIV + Young Transgender Women (YTW) Linked to and engaged in Medical Care (online ahead of print), Nadia Downshen, M Matone, X Luan, S Lee, M Belzer, Maria I. Fernandez, D Rubio, and and the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions

A Randomized Controlled Trial POWER: An Internet-Based HIV Prevention Intervention for Black Bisexual Men (online ahead of print), Maria I. Fernandez, Sybil G. Hosek, Anna L. Hotton, Sanford E. Gaylord, Nilda Hernandez, Sarah V. Alfonso, and Heather Joseph

Embedding HIV mentoring programs in HIV research networks, Maria I. Fernandez, D P. Wheeler, and S V. Alfonso

Using probabilities of enterococci exceedance and logistic regression to evaluate long term weekly beach monitoring data., Jay M. Fleisher, J V. Lopez, H M. Solo-Gabriele, and Jay M. Fleisher

Predictors and Profiles of Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence among African American Adolescents and Young Adult Males Living with HIV, I Gross, S Hosek, M Richards, and Maria I. Fernandez

Tracking post-infectious fatigue in clinic using routine Lab tests., J M. Harvey, G Broderick, A Bowie, Z M. Barnes, B Z. Katz, M R. O'Gorman, S D. Vernon, Mary A. Fletcher, Nancy G. Klimas, and R Taylor

Smoke-free multi-unit housing policies show promise in reducing secondhand smoke exposure among racially and ethnically diverse, low-income seniors, Theodore L. Hollar, Nicole J. Cook, David Quinn, Teina Phillips, and Michael DeLucca

Teaching disease self-management skills to older adults with multimorbid chronic conditions using mobile technology health education interventions, Robin J. Jacobs and Michael N. Kane

Sexual communication and seroadaptation practices in HIV-negative midlife and older men who have sex with men, Robin J. Jacobs, M.N. Kane, and Elliot Sklar

Factors influencing osteopathic medical students’ intent to work with underserved populations: implications for curriculum enhancement, Robin J. Jacobs, M.N. Kane, Elaine M. Wallace, Arif M. Rana, H Iqbal, and Z Rana

Sex Differences in Self-Reported Hip Function Up to 2 Years after Arthroscopic Surgery for Femoroacetabular Impingement, Roody Joseph, Xueliang Pan, Kathleen Cenkus, Lindsey Brown, Thomas Ellis, and Stephanie Di Stasi

Oral health prevention strategies in licensed Florida child care centers, A Joshi, V Bhoopathi, Robin J. Jacobs, and R Ocanto

Structural Determinatnts of Antiretroviral Therapy Use, HIV Care Attendance, and Viral Suppression among Adolescents and Young Adults Living with HIV, Shoshana Y. Kahana, Richard A. Jenkins, Douglas Bruce, Maria I. Fernandez, Lisa B. Hightow-Weidman, Jose A. Bauermeister, and Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions

Ex Vivo Manipulated Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes in HIV-1 Disease, Nancy G. Klimas, R. Patarca, K. Maher, M. Smith, X. Q. Jin, H. S. Huang, J. Walling, C. Gamber, and Mary A. Fletcher

Predictors of self reported adherence to antiretroviral medications in a multi-site study of ethnic and racial minority HIV positive youthy, Karen MacDonell, A.J. Tiura, Sylvie Naar-King, and Maria I. Fernandez


IL-15 activates mTOR and primes stress-activated gene expression leading to prolonged antitumor capacity of NK cells., Yumeng Mao, Vincent van Hoef, Xiaonan Zhang, Erik Wennerberg, Julie Lorent, Kristina Witt, Laia Masvidal, Shuo Liang, Shannon Marie Murray, Ola Larsson, Rolf Kiessling, and Andreas Lundqvist

Relationship Factors Associated with Sexual Risk Behavior and HIGH-Risk Alcohol Consumption among Latino MSM: Challenges and Opportunities to Intervene on HIV Risk, Omar Martinez, Miguel Munoz-Laboy, Ethan C. Levine, Tyrel Starks, Curtis Dolezal, Brian Dodge, Larry Icard, Eva Moya, Silvia Chavez-Baray, and Maria I. Fernandez

Integration of Social, Cultural and Biomedical Strategies into an Existing Couple-Based Behavioral HIV/STI Prevention Intervention: Voices of Latino Male Couples, Omar Martinez, E Wu, E C. Levine, M Munoz-Laboy, Maria I. Fernandez, S B. Bass, E M. Moya, T Frasca, S Chavez-Baray, L D. Icard, H Ovejero, A Carballo-Dieguez, and S D. Rhodes

Device-Associated Infection Rates in 20 Cities of India, Data Summary for 2004-2013: Findings of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium., Y Mehta, N Jaggi, V D. Rosenthal, M Kavathekar, A Sakle, N Munshi, M Chakravarthy, S K. Todi, N Saini, C Rodrigues, K Varma, R Dubey, M M. Kazi, F E. Udwadia, S N. Myatra, S Shah, A Dwivedy, A Karlekar, S Singh, N Sen, K Limaye-Joshi, B Ramachandran, S Sahu, Naushira Pandya, P Mathur, S Sahu, S P. Singh, A K. Bilolikar, and S Kumar

Poor sleep quality is associated with greater circulating pro-inflammaotry cytokines and severity and frequency of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) symptoms in women, Sara F. Milrad, Daniel L. Hall, Devika R. Jutagir, Emily G. Lattie, Gail H. Ironson, William Wohlgemuth, Maria A. Vera Nunez, Lina Garcia, Sara Czaja, Dolores Perdomo, Mary Ann Fletcher, Nancy Klimas, and Michael Antoni


Identifying opportunities in EHR to improve the quality of antibiotic allergy data., Jaclynn M Moskow, Nicole Cook, Carisa Champion-Lippmann, Saint Anthony Amofah, and Angela S Garcia

Management of Diabetes in Long-term Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities: A Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association., M N. Munshi, Humberto Florez, E S. Huang, R R. Kalyani, M Mupanomunda, Naushira Pandya, C S. Swift, T H. Taveira, and L B. Haas


Targeting the tumor microenvironment to improve natural killer cell-based immunotherapies: On being in the right place at the right time, with resilience., Shannon Marie Murray and Andreas Lundqvist

Anorexia nervosa: a mistaken diagnosis., K Nicholls, N Boggis, and Naushira Pandya

A pilot study of cognitive training with and without transcranial direct current stimulation to improve cognition in older persons with HIV-related cognitive impairment., Raymond L. Ownby and A Acevedo

Evaluation of practice effect on neuropsychological measures among persons with and without HIV infection in northern India., Raymond L. Ownby, D Waldrop-Valverde, D L. Jones, S Sharma, R Nehra, A M. Kumar, S Prabhakar, A Acevedo, and M Kumar

Flexible Intramedullary Nailing of Unstable and/or Open Tibia Shaft Fractures in the Pediatric Population., Naushira Pandya

Manual Therapy of The Extremities, Yasmin Frank Qureshi

Arts as Medicine Section, Janet L. Roseman

Can History’s Most Inspirational Woman Warrior Joan of Arc serve as an enduring model of empowerment for women with a cancer diagnosis?, Janet L. Roseman

Can Joan of Arc Serve as an Enduring Model of Empowerment for Women With a Cancer Diagnosis?, Janet L. Roseman

A 10-Year Longitudinal Study of Effects of a Multifaceted Residency Spiritual Care Curriculum: Clinical Ability, Professional Formation, End of Life, and Culture, Janet L. Roseman and Gowri Anandarajah MD

Illness progression in chronic fatigue syndrome: a shifting immune baseline., L Russell, G Broderick, R Taylor, H Fernandes, J Harvey, Z Barnes, A Smylie, F Collado, E G. Balbin, B Z. Katz, Nancy G. Klimas, and Mary A. Fletcher

Effect of Osteopathic Cranial Manipulative Medicine on Visual Function, Mark Sandhouse, Diana Shechtman, Gregory Fecho, and Elena Timoshkin

Achieving a 54% Reduction in Geriatric Fall-Caused Hospitalizations and a 65% Reduction in Fall-Caused Injuries Requiring Long-Term Care: A Multifactorial Program Conducted Among 6600 Community Resident Elders in Florida, D. Schwartz and Patrick C. Hardigan

HOPE: Homelessness in Osteopathic Pre-doctoral Education, Elliot Sklar and Kristi D. Messer

Correlates of HIV and STI testing among Latino men who have sex with men in New York City, Joseph T. Spadafino, Omar Martinez, Ethan Levine, Brian Dodge, Miguel Munoz-Laboy, and Maria I. Fernandez

Service Enhances the NSU-COM Educational Experience, Debra Cohn Steinkohl

Pilot test of a six-week group delivery caregiver training program to reduce sleep disturbances among older adults with dementia-Innovative Practice., S Tewary, Nicole J. Cook, Naushira Pandya, and S M. McCurry

A Call to Action: A Blueprint for Academic Health Sciences in the Era of Mass Incarceration, David Thomas

"Gender Diffrnces in Medical Students: A Mixed Method Examination into the Potential Driver of Referral Patterns", David Thomas

Review of Rhomboid Flaps and their Modern Modifications, David Thomas

Factors associated with depression in homebound older adults, J.E. Thomas, Robin J. Jacobs, J. Caballero, Raymond L. Ownby, E.M. Lessnann, K. Mallare, and M. Alder

Hepatitis C Virus Infection Screening Within Community Health Centers, Erica Turse, Nicole J. Cook, Angela S. Garcia, Patrick Hardigan, and St. Anthony Amofah

Using syndemics theory to investigate risk and protective factors associated with condomless sex among young living with HIV in 17 U.S. cities., Jacob J. Van den Berg, Maria I. Fernandez, J L. Fava, D Operario, J B. Rudy, P A. Wilson, and ATN 086/106 Protocol Teams for the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions

Using Data Analytics to Further Understand the Role that Boredom, Loneliness, Social Anxiety, Social Gratification, and Social Relationships (BRAG) Play in a Driver’s Decision to Text, Nathan White and Steve Edward Bronsburg

Sexual Risk behaviors among virologically detectable HIV-positive young men who have sex with men, Patrick Wilson, Shoshana Kahana, Maria I. Fernandez, Gary Harper, Ken Mayer, Craig Wilson, Lisa Hightow-Weidman, and The Adolescent Medicine Trials Network

A Structural Equation Model of HIV-related Symptoms, Depressive Symptoms, and Medication Adherence., M Yoo-Jeong, D Waldrop-Valverde, K McCoy, and Raymond L. Ownby

Submissions from 2015

Project Stride: An equine assisted intervention to reduce symptoms of social anxiety in young women, Sarah Victoria Alfonso, Lauren A. Alfonso, Maria M. Llabre, and Maria Isabel Fernandez

Changes in neurocognition and adherence over six months in HIV-infected individuals with cocaine or heroin dependence., A M. Anderson, M K. Higgins, Raymond L. Ownby, and D Waldrop-Valverde

Early developmental exposure to high fructose intake in rats with NaCl stimulation causes cardiac damage., I C. Araujo, R P. Andrade, F Santos, E S. Soares, R Yokota, C Mostarda, P Fiorino, K De Angelis, M C. Irigoyen, Mariana Morris, and V Farah

Are Molecules Involved in Neuritogenesis and Axon Guidance Related to Autism Pathogenesis?, Jan Bakos, Zuzana Bacova, Stephen G. Grant, Ana Maria Castejon, and Ostatnikova Daniela


The intersection between viral oncolysis, drug resistance, and autophagy., Vladimir Beljanski, Cindy Chiang, and John Hiscott


Enhanced Influenza Virus-Like Particle Vaccination with a Structurally Optimized RIG-I Agonist as Adjuvant., Vladimir Beljanski, Cindy Chiang, Greg A Kirchenbaum, David Olagnier, Chalise E Bloom, Terianne Wong, Elias K Haddad, Lydie Trautmann, Ted M Ross, and John Hiscott

Neighborhood-level and individual-level correlates of cannabis use among young persons living with HIV/AIDS., D Bruce, Shoshana Y. Kahana, J A. Bauermeister, S L. Nichols, L B. Hightow-Weidman, J E. Heinze, J Shea, Maria I. Fernandez, and the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions


The Social Environmental Elements of Resilience among Vulnerable African American/Black Men who have Sex with Men, Mance E. Buttram

Case Study of an Unsustainable Community-Academic Partnership: Toward Core Standards for the Structure of Emerging Participatory Research, Jose L. Calderon, Keith C. Norris, Lorrin A. Calderon, Ron D. Hays, and Patrick C. Hardigan

Spider Angioma; 5 Minute Clinical Consult Text, Rebecca M. Cherner


Patient Experience in Health Center Medical Homes., Nicole Cook, Lucas Hollar, Emmanuel Isaac, Ludmilla Paul, Anthony Amofah, and Leiyu Shi

Patient Experience in Health Center Medical Homes, Nicole J. Cook, Theodore L. Hollar, Ludmilla Paul, Emmanual Isaac, St. Anthony Amofah, and Leiyu Shi

Supporting medical home transformation through evaluation of patient experience in a large culturally diverse primary care safety net, Nicole J. Cook, Theodore L. Hollar, Christie Zunker, Michael Peterson, Teina Phillips, and Michael De Lucca

Achieving Remission in Gulf War Illness: A Simulation-Based Approach to Treatment Design., Travis J. A. Craddock, R R. Del Rosario, M Rice, J P. Zysman, Mary A. Fletcher, Nancy G. Klimas, and G Broderick


Achieving Remission in Gulf War Illness: A Simulation-Based Approach to Treatment Design, Travis J. A. Craddock, Ryan R. Del Rosario, Mark Rice, Mary Ann Fletcher, Nancy G. Klimas, Gordon Broderick, and Joel P. Zysman

Using gene expression signatures to identify novel treatment strategies in gulf war illness., Travis John Adrian Craddock, J M. Harvey, Lubov Nathanson, Z M. Barnes, Nancy G. Klimas, Mary A. Fletcher, and G Broderick

The incidence of vitamin D deficiency in the obese: a retrospective chart review, D. Daniel, Patrick C. Hardigan, N. Bray, D. Penzell, and C. Savu

The Effect of Elevated Triglycerides on the Onset and Progression of Coronary Artery Disease: A Retrospective Chart Review, Daniel Deepu, Patrick C. Hardigan, Asif Jawaid, Rohit Bhandari, and Mithun Daniel

Predictors of mortality for nursing home-acquired pneumonia: a systematic review., N Dhawan, Naushira Pandya, M Khalili, M Bautista, A Duggal, J Bahl, and V Gupta

A Systemic Approach Using Hippotherapy:Treating Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children & Adolescents, Rogerio Faillace

Last Issue’s Answer: Guttate Psoriasis, Rogerio Faillace

What Is Causing This 5-Year-Old’s Itchy, Scaly, Pink Plaques?, Rogerio Faillace, Villacorta, Winkelman, and Julian

Profiles of Risk Among HIV-Infected Youth in Clinic Settings, Maria I. Fernandez, Heather C. Huszti, Patrick A. Wilson, Shoshana Kahana, Sharon Nichols, Rene Gonin, Jiahong Xu, and Bill G. Kapogiannis

Loss of prolyl carboxypeptidase in two-kidney, one-clip goldblatt hypertensive mice., N Grobe, O Leiva, Mariana Morris, and K M. Elased

Perceived Fatigue Interference and Depressed Mood: Comparison of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Patients with Fatigued Breast Cancer Survivors., D L. Hall, M H. Antoni, E G. Lattie, D R. Jutagir, S J. Czaja, D Perdomo, S C. Lechner, J M. Stagl, L C. Bouchard, L M. Gudenkauf, L Traeger, Mary A. Fletcher, and Nancy G. Klimas

The Reliability and Validity of the Power-Load-Margin Inventory. Journal of Applied Measurement, Patrick C. Hardigan, K. P. Hagen, S. R. Cohen, K. P. Hagen, and S. R. Cohen


Response Rate, Response Time, and Economic Costs of Survey Research: A Randomized Trial of Practicing Pharmacists, Patrick C. Hardigan, Ioana Popovici, and Manuel J. Carvajal

The Electronic Health Record System and Hospital Length of Stay in Patients Admitted with Hip Fracture, Cheryl Holden, Ladda Thiamwong, Deborah Martin, Kathleen M. Mathieson, and Guy Martin Nehrenz

Distinct plasma immune signatures in ME/CFS are present early in the course of illness, M. Horning, S. Levine, Nancy G. Klimas, D. Felsenstein, L. Bateman, D. L. Peterson, C. G. Gottschalk, A. F. Schultz, X. Che, M. L. Eddy, A. L. Komaroff, and W. I. Lipkin

An HIV intervention tailored for black young men who have sex with men in the House Ball Community, Sybil G. Hosek, Diana Lemos, Anna L. Hotton, Maria I. Fernandez, Kyle Telander, Dana Footer, and Margo Bell

Integrated whole transcriptome and DNA methylation analysis identifies gene networks specific to late-onset Alzheimer's disease., C E. Humphries, M A. Kohli, Lubov Nathanson, P Whitehead, G Beecham, E Martin, D C. Mash, M A. Pericak-Vance, and J Gilbert

Linguistic and cultural adaptation of a computerized e-health education intervention for persons with chronic illness, Robin J. Jacobs and J. Caballero

Motivational factors related to medication adherence in Spanish-dominant Hispanics living with HIV, Robin J. Jacobs, J. Caballero, Raymond L. Ownby, and A. Acevedo

Identification of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Medically Underserved Regions of South America and Vietnam, Robin J. Jacobs, Belinda Collias, Arif M. Rana, Elaine M. Wallace, Michael Kane, and David R. Boesler

Unipolar and Bipolar disorder: The Primary Care Perspective, Victor A. Jaffe, Nadine B. Chipon Schoepp, and Janet K. Hamstra

Rates and Correlates of Antiretroviral Therapy Use and Virologic Suppression Among Perinatally and Behaviorally HIV-Infected Youth Linked to Care in the United States, Shoshana Y. Kahana, Maria I. Fernandez, Patrick A. Wilson, Jose A. Bauermeister, Sonia Lee, Craig M. Wilson, and Lisa B. Hightow-Weidman

Perceptions of success and failure among aging catholic priests, Michael M. Kane and Robin J. Jacobs

Beliefs about safety and religious and cultural diversity, M.N. Kane and Robin J. Jacobs

"My bishop told his priests that section 8 housing was an option;" Catholic priests, aging, and retirement in the United States, M.N. Kane and Robin J. Jacobs