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Ellis J, Clancy GL, Kizewski A, et al. Justifying the need for a recovery-related surveillance system: Exploratory focused interviews. Health Sci Rep. 2024; 7:e2038. doi:10.1002/hsr2.2038

Lei, F., Lofwall, M.R., McAninch, J., Adatorwovor, R., Slade, E., Freeman, P.R., Moga, D.C., Dasgupta, N., Walsh, S.L., Vickers-Smith, R., Slavova, S. (2024). Higher first 30-day dose of buprenorphine for opioid use disorder treatment is associated with decreased mortality. Journal of Addiction Medicine. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000001300. Online ahead of print. PMID: 38598300


Britch, S.C., Walsh, S.L., Vickers-Smith, R., Babalonis, S., & Slavova, S. (2023). Cannabinoid poisoning-related emergency department visits and inpatient hospitalizations in Kentucky, 2017 to 2019. Substance Use & Misuse, 58(1), 66–76.

Brown, R.L., Batty, E., Lofwall, M., Kiviniemi, M., Kizewski, A. (2023). Opioid use-related stigma and health care decision-making. Psychol Addict Behav. 2023 Mar;37(2):222-227. doi: 10.1037/adb0000830. Epub 2022 Mar 28. PMID: 35343742.

Bunn, T.L., Costich, J.F., Mirzaian, M., et al. (2023). Interrupted time series analysis of drug overdose fatalities in service-related industries versus non-service-related industries during the COVID-19 pandemic, 2018–2021. Injury Prevention, 29511-518.

Freeman, P.R., McAninch, J., Dasgupta, N. et al. (2023). Drugs involved in Kentucky drug poisoning deaths and relation with antecedent controlled substance prescription dispensingSubstance Abuse Treat and Prevention Policy. 18(53). 

Harris, D.R., Anthony, N., Quesinberry, D., Delcher, C. (2023). Evidence of housing instability identified by addresses, clinical notes, and diagnostic codes in a real-world population with substance use disorders. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 7(1), e196. doi:10.1017/cts.2023.626

Slade, E., Mangino, A.A., Daniels, L., Liford, M., Quesinberry, D. (2023). Modelling overdose case fatality rates over time: The collaborative process. STAT12(1).

Slavova, S., Freeman, P.R., Rock, P., et al. (2023). Changing trends in drug overdose mortality in Kentucky: An examination of race and ethnicity, age, and contributing drugs, 2016-2020. Public Health Reports, 138(1), 131-139. doi:10.1177/00333549221074390

Ward, P.J., Young, A.M., Slavova, S., Liford, M., Daniels, L., Lucas, R., Kavuluru, R. (2023). Deep neural networks for fine-grained surveillance of overdose mortality. American Journal of Epidemiology, 192(2), 257-266,


Costich JF, Vos SC, Quesinberry DB. Practitioners Assess Achievements and Challenges of Nonfatal Injury Surveillance. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2022 May-Jun 01;28(3):258-263. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000001464. PMID: 35334483; PMCID: PMC8956803.

Costich JF, Quesinberry DB, Daniels LK, Bush A. (2022). Trends in ICD-10-CM-Coded Administrative Datasets for Injury Surveillance and Research. South Med J. 2022 Nov;115(11):801-805. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001463. PMID: 36318943; PMCID: PMC9612715.

Dasgupta N, Brown JR, Nocera M, Lazard A, Slavova S, Freeman PR. (2022). Abuse-deterrent opioids: A survey of physician beliefs, behaviors, and psychology. Pain Therapy. 2022 Mar;11(1):133-151. doi: 10.1007/s40122-021-00343-z. Epub 2021 Dec 6. PMID: 34870790; PMCID: PMC8861217

Delcher, C., Harris, D.R., Anthony, N., Stoops, W.W., Thompson, K., Quesinberry, D. Substance use disorders and social determinants of health from electronic medical records obtained during Kentucky’s “triple wave”. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior. 2022 Nov 22;221:173495. doi: 10.1016/j.pbb.2022.173495. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36427682.

Hansen AC, Slavova S, O'Brien JM. Rural residency as a risk factor for severe maternal morbidity. J Rural Health. 2022 Jan;38(1):161-170. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12567. Epub 2021 Mar 8. PMID: 33682958.

Lei F, Lofwall M, Freeman P, Slade E, Vickers Smith R, Slavova S. (2022). Changes in transmucosal buprenorphine utilization for opioid use disorder treatment during the COVID‐19 pandemic in Kentucky. Journal of Rural Health. 2022;00:1-11.

Miles J, Bunn T, Kizewski A, Jennings T, Waters T, Johnson D, Sheridan D, Fletcher E. Assessing Technical Assistance Needs among Recovery Residence Operators in the United States. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2022 Apr-Jun;54(2):188-195. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2021.1941442. Epub 2021 Jul 16. PMID: 34269163.

Mirzaian M, Sanderson W, Browning S, Bunn T. (2022.) Workers’ compensation reported injuries among distillery industry workers, 2010–2019. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 65(6):483-491. doi: 10.1002/ajim.23350. Epub 2022 Mar 25. PMID: 35338513

Oyler DR, Slade E, Slavova S, Matuszewski P, Lei F, Herndon B, Johnson S, Moghadamian E. (2022). The effect of a multimodal analgesic protocol on short- and long-term opioid use after orthopaedic trauma. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2022 Jan 6. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000002346. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34999625

Seals, Jacqueline & Brown, Sabrina. (2022). Trends of intimate partner violence and suicide in Kentucky from 2005–2019. A40.3-A41. 10.1136/injuryprev-2022-SAVIR.104.

Siddiqi K, Freeman PR, Fanucchi LC, Slavova S. (2021). Rural-urban differences in hospitalizations for opioid use-associated infective endocarditis in Kentucky, 2016-2019. Journal of Rural Health. June 2021:1– 8.

Slavova S, Freeman PR, Rock P, et al. (2022). Changing trends in drug overdose mortality in Kentucky: An examination of race and ethnicity, age, and contributing drugs, 2016-2020. Public Health Reports. 2022 Feb 21:333549221074390. doi: 10.1177/00333549221074390

Thompson RA, Johnson D, Kizewski A, Baier L, Coburn K, White J, Bunn T, & Fletcher E.  (2022). Assessing waivered and non-waivered physician barriers to treating patients with substance use disorders: A cross-sectional Kentucky pilot. Journal of Addictive Diseases. March 2022. doi: 10.1080/10550887.2022.2035167


Aldrich RS, Cerel J, Drapeau CW. Suicide knowledge and intention to intervene: college students. J Am Coll Health. 2021 Mar 24:1-8. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2021.1885413. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33759712

Brown JR, Oh G, Wang Y, Slavova S, Delcher C, Dasgupta N, Freeman PR. Variation in Abuse-Deterrent Formulation Opioid Prescribing in California, Florida, and Kentucky in 2018. J Rural Health. 2021 Jan;37(1):23-28. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12496. Epub 2020 Jul 19. PMID: 32686223

Bush AM, Bunn TL, Liford M. Identification of work-related injury emergency department visits using International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) codes. Injury Prevention 2021;27:i3-i8.

Cerel J, Tucker RR, Aboussouan A, Snow A. Suicide exposure in transgender and gender diverse adults. J Affect Disord. 2021 Jan 1;278:165-171. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.09.045. Epub 2020 Sep 13. PMID: 32961412

Coker AL, Bush HM, Brancato C, Huang Z, Clear ER, Follingstad DR. A Methodology Report for the Life's Snapshot Cohort Study to Investigate the Long-Term Efficacy of a Violence Intervention. Violence Against Women. 2021 Mar 3:1077801221992871. doi: 10.1177/1077801221992871. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33656939

Coker AL, Bush HM, Huang Z, Brancato CJ, Clear ER, Follingstad DR. How Does Green Dot Bystander Training in High School and Beyond Impact Attitudes Toward Violence and Sexism in a Prospective Cohort? J Interpers Violence. 2021 Apr 14:8862605211006354. doi: 10.1177/08862605211006354. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33851547

Gabella BA, Hathaway JE, Hume B, Costich J, Slavova S, et al.  Multisite medical record review of emergency department visits for traumatic brain injury. Injury Prevention 2021;27:i42-i48.

Hansen A, Quesinberry D, Akpunonu P, Martin J, Slavova S. Validation of ICD-10-CM codes for injuries complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium: a medical record review. Injury Prevention 2021;27:i9-i12.

Hansen A, Slavova D, Cooper G, Zummer J, Costich JF. An emergency department medical record review for adolescent intentional self-harm injuries. Injury Epidemiology, published online 8 Jan 2021 at

Kennedy A, Cerel J, Kheibari A, Leske S, Watts J. A comparison of farming- and non-farming-related suicides from the United States' National Violent Deaths Reporting System, 2003-2016. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2021 Jan 6. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12725. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33404122

Kheibari A, Cerel J. Does self-esteem inflation mitigate mortality salience effects on suicide attitudes? Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2021 Apr 27. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12759. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33904615

Kheibari A, Cerel J. The Role of Death Anxiety and Self-Esteem in Suicide Attitudes. Omega (Westport). 2021 Mar 10:302228211000935. doi: 10.1177/00302228211000935. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33691531

Long MM, Cerel J, Aldrich RS, Kheibari A. Suicide Exposure in Crisis Workers. Crisis. 2021 Feb 10:1-7. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000760. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33565333

Miles, J, Bunn T, Kizewski, A, Jennings T, Waters T, Johnson D, Sheridan D, Fletcher E. Jul 2021. Assessing Technical Assistance Needs Among Recovery Residence Operators in the United States. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2021 Jul 16:1-8. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2021.1941442. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34269163

Nadorff MR, DeShong HL, Golding S, Cerel J, McDaniel CJ, Pate AR, Kelley K, Walgren MD. Rates of exposure to natural, accidental, and suicide deaths. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2021 Jan 31. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12737. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33521991

Peterson A, Gabella BA, Johnson J, Costich J., Slavova S, et al. Multisite medical record review of emergency department visits for unspecified injury of head following the ICD-10-CM coding transition
Injury Prevention 2021;27:i13-i18.

Pope Caitlin, Nwosu Ann, Rudisill Toni M., Zhu Motao Zhu. Support for distracted driving laws: An analysis of adolescent drivers from the Traffic Safety Culture Index from 2011 to 2017. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, Volume 78, 2021, Pages 424-432, ISSN 1369-8478,

Rock, P. J., Quesinberry, D., Singleton, M. D., & Slavova, S. (2021). Emergency Medical Services and Syndromic Surveillance: A Comparison With Traditional Surveillance and Effects on Timeliness. Public Health Reports, 136(1_suppl), 72S-79S.

Soberay KA, Cerel J, Brown MM, Maple M. An Examination of Suicide Exposure and Fearlessness about Death on Suicide Risk among Active Duty Service Members, Veterans, and Civilians. Arch Suicide Res. 2021 Jan 19:1-21. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2020.1868365. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33465319

Thompson RA, Sanderson WT, Westneat S, Bunn T, Lavender A, Tran A, Holsinger C, Flammia D, Zhang L, He Y. 2021. Opioid Exposure Among First Responders in Four Southeastern States: Kentucky, Virginia, Mississippi, and Georgia. Health Sci Rep. 2021 Aug 4(3):e335. doi: 10.1002/hsr2.335. eCollection 2021 Sep.PMID: 34401522

Tyndall Snow LM, Hall KE, Custis C, Rock P, et al. Descriptive exploration of overdose codes in hospital and emergency department discharge data to inform development of drug overdose morbidity surveillance indicator definitions in ICD-10-CM. Injury Prevention 2021;27:i27-i34.

Yang H, Pasalic E, Rock P, et al. Interrupted time series analysis to evaluate the performance of drug overdose morbidity indicators shows discontinuities across the ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM transition. Injury Prevention 2021;27:i35-i41


Aldrich RS, Cerel J. Occupational Suicide Exposure and Impact on Mental Health: Examining Differences Across Helping Professions. Omega (Westport). 2020 Jun 23:30222820933019. doi: 10.1177/0030222820933019. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32576124

Bell, T. R., Pope, C.N., Fazeli, P. L., Crowe, M., & Ball, K. K. (2020). The association of persistent low back pain with older adult falls and collisions: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Applied Gerontology, Epub online. doi: 10.1177/0733464820966517

Brown JR, Oh G, Wang Y, et al. Variation in Abuse-Deterrent Formulation Opioid Prescribing in California, Florida, and Kentucky in 2018. J Rural Health. Jul 19 2020. doi:10.1111/jrh.12496

Brown S, Schuman D. Suicide in the Time of COVID-19. Journal of Rural Health. 2020; 37(1).

Bush, AM, Reichard, AA, Wurzelbacher, SJ, Tseng CY, Lampl, MP. (2020). Workers’ compensation claims among private skilled nursing facilities, Ohio, 2001-2012. Am J Ind Med 63(12):1155-1168.

Li, L., Pope, C. N., Andridge, R. R., Bower, J. K., Hu, G., & Zhu, M. (2020). Cellphone laws and teens’ calling while driving: Analysis of repeated cross-sectional surveys in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019. Injury Epidemiology, 7(65), 1-9. doi: 10.1186/s40621-020-00290-x

Pauly NJ, Delcher C, Slavova S, Lindahl E, Talbert J, Freeman PR. Trends in Gabapentin Prescribing in a Commercially Insured U.S. Adult Population, 2009-2016. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. Mar 2020;26(3):246-252.

Pope, C. N., Emre, S., Morris, N. L., Lin, S., & Zhu, M. (2020). Adolescents’ attitudes and intentions to use a smartphone app to promote safe driving behavior. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 4, 100090. doi:

Pope, C. N., Fazeli, P. L., Bell, T. R., Gaini, M. S., Mrug, S., Vance, D. E., & Ball. K. K. (2020). A longitudinal investigation of falls and motor vehicle crashes in older drivers. Journal of Aging and Health, 32(9), 1258-1266. doi: 10.1177/0898264320915111

Ratnapradipa, K. Pope, C. N., Nwosu, A., & Zhu, M. (2020). Older driver crash involvement and fatalities, by age and sex, 2000-2017. Brief Report. Journal of Applied Gerontology, Epub online. doi: 10.1177/0733464820956507

Shire J, Vaidyanathan A, Lackovic M, Bunn T. 2020. Association between Work-Related Hyperthermia Emergency Department Visits and Ambient Heat in Five Southeastern States, 2010-2012. (GeoHealth, 4, e2019GH000241.

Slavova S, LaRochelle MR, Root E, et al. Operationalizing and selecting outcome measures for the HEALing Communities Study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2020/10/02/ 2020:108328.

Slavova S, Quesinberry D, Costich JF, Pasalic E, Martinez P, Martin J, Eustice S, Akpunonu P, Bunn TL. ICD-10-CM-Based Definitions for Emergency Department Opioid Poisoning Surveillance: Electronic Health Record Case Confirmation Study. Public Health Rep. Mar/Apr 2020;135(2):262-269.

Slavova S, Rock P, Bush HM, Quesinberry D, Walsh SL. Signal of Increased Opioid Overdose during COVID-19 from Emergency Medical Services Data. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 Sep 1;214:108176. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108176. Epub 2020 Jul 10. PMID: 32717504

Sagar S, Stamatiadis N, Wright S, Cambron A. Identifying high-risk commercial vehicle drivers using sociodemographic characteristics. Accid Anal Prev. 2020 Aug;143:105582. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2020.105582. Epub 2020 May 29. PMID: 32480018

Sagar S, Stamatiadis N, Wright S, Green E. Use of codes data to improve estimates of at-fault risk for elderly drivers. Accid Anal Prev. 2020 Sep;144:105637. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2020.105637. Epub 2020 Jun 13. PMID: 32544672

Steel M. (2020). The Distribution of Opioid-Related Emergency Department Admissions and Mortality, by Texas County. Texas Journal of Public Health, 72(3), 15-18.

Warwick J, Slavova S, Bush J, Costich J. Validation of ICD-10-CM surveillance codes for traumatic brain injury inpatient hospitalizations. Brain Injury. Brain Inj. 2020 Dec 5;34(13-14):1763-1770. doi: 10.1080/02699052.2020.1849801. Epub 2020 Dec 6. PMID: 33280404

Zwischenberger BA, Balasuriya BK, Harris DD, Nataraj N, Owen AM, Bruno ME, Mukherjee S, Ortiz-Soriano V, O'Connor W, Ke C, Stromberg AJ. Adipose-Derived Inflammatory and Coagulant Mediators in Patients with Sepsis. Shock (Augusta, Ga.). 2020 Jun 2.


Adua A, Brown SV, Ibitola Asaolu, Sanderson W. IPP/IPV-associated suicides and homicides in pregnant, postpartum and non-pregnant suicide and homicide victims (15-54 years), NVDRS 2003-2012. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 9, 547-565.

Brown S, Seals J. Intimate partner problems and suicide: are we missing the violence? J Inj Violence Res. 2019; 11(1):53-64. doi: 10.5249/jivr.v11i1.997.

Bunn T, Quesinberry D, Jennings T, Kizewski A, Jackson H, McKee S, Eustice S. 2019. Timely Linkage of Individuals to Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of BMC Public Health. 2019 Feb 11;19(1):177. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6499-5.

Bunn T, Singleton M, Chen I. 2019. Use of Multiple Data Sources to Identify Specific Drugs and Other Factors Associated with Drug and Alcohol Screening of Fatally Injured Motor Vehicle Drivers.  Accid Anal Prev. 2019 Jan 122:287-294.

Bush, AM. A multi-state examination of the victims of fatal adolescent intimate partner violence, 2011-2015. Journal of Injury and Violence Research, 2019;12(1).

Cardarelli, K. M., M. Paul, B. May, M. Dunfee, S. Browning and N. Schoenberg (2019). ""Youth Are More Aware and Intelligent than Imagined": The Mountain Air Youth Photovoice Project." Int J Environ Res Public Health 16(20).

Chandler M, Bunn T. Dec 2019. Analysis of Roadside Injuries in Motor Vehicle Towing. Journal of Safety Research 71:191-200.

Costich JF, Quesinberry D. Opioid-related legislation in Kentucky and West Virginia: assessing policy impact. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 2019;47 S2: 36-38.

Horsely, N., Slavova, S., Bunn, T., Sanderson, W. 2019. Occupational Exposure to Airborne Particulate Matter and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Kentucky. In C45. Effects of The Environment On Pulmonary Health (pp. A4917-A4917). American Thoracic Society.

Khaleel, H.A., Brown, S., Fleming, S. and Christian, W.J., 2019. Alcohol sale status and homicide victimization in Kentucky, 2005-2012: Is there a spatial association?. Geospatial health, 14(1).

Luu H, Slavova S*, Freeman PR, et al. Association between buprenorphine/naloxone and high-dose opioid analgesic prescribing in Kentucky, 2012-2017. Drug Alcohol Depend. Oct 3 2019;205:107606.

Luu H, Slavova S*, Freeman PR, Lofwall M, Browning S, Bush H. Trends and Patterns of Opioid Analgesic Prescribing: Regional and Rural-Urban Variations in Kentucky From 2012 to 2015. J Rural Health. Jan 2019;35(1):97-107.

Luu, H., S. Slavova, P. R. Freeman, M. Lofwall, S. Browning, E. Slade and H. Bush (2019). "Association between buprenorphine/naloxone and high-dose opioid analgesic prescribing in Kentucky, 2012-2017." Drug Alcohol Depend 205: 107606.

May, B., K Cardarelli, R Silver, W. J. Christian, N. Schoenberg, and S Browning.  Hollows as Sampling Units for Community-Based Participatory Research in Appalachia: The Mountain Air Project. June 2019. Progress in Community Health Partnerships.

Quesinberry D, Bunn TL, Hargrove SL, Slavova S. 2019. Impact of a Drug Overdose Decedent Toxicology Testing Legislative Mandate on Informing Coroner Death Investigation and Certification Practices. Academic Forensic Pathology 9(1-2): 66-80.

Slavova S, Delcher C Buchanich JM, Bunn TL, Goldberger B, Costich JF. May 2019. Methodological Complexities in Quantifying Rates of Fatal Opioid-related Overdose. Curr Epidemiol Rep. 6(2):263-274. doi: 10.1007/s40471-019-00201-9. Epub 2019 May 2. Review.

Turner, M. D. (2019). Patrolling in Flood-Prone Areas: Staying Safe While Performing Your Duties. Police Chief Magazine, 86(2), 22-23.

Ward PJ, Rock PJ, Slavova S, Young AM, Bunn TL, Kavuluru R. Enhancing timeliness of drug overdose mortality surveillance: A machine learning approach. PLoS One. 2019;14(10):e0223318.