HSRMP well represented at Academy Health

The department had several presentations at this year’s Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Three PhD students presented their research: pictured, top left, Ivana Vaughn, MPH; top right, Young-Rock Hong, MPH; bottom right: Ara Jo, MS. Nicole Marlow, MPH, PhD (pictured bottom left with Young-Rock Hong) attended as the department’s faculty representative and as co-author on Young-Rock’s presentation.

Young-Rock Hong received the award for the Best Student Abstract at the Quality and Value Interest Group Meeting which took place on the first day of the meeting.

Arch G. Mainous, III, PhD was co-author on an oral presentation which received a Best Abstract award.


All of the department’s presentations are outlined below:


Student Posters

Ivana Vaughn

Medicaid vs. Private Insurance and

Medication Adherence in Adults with



A Pre-Frailty Risk Score to Predict Pre-

Frailty in Adults Using NHANES Data


Ara Jo

Effect of Weight Loss to a Healthy Body

Mass Index Target on Prediabetes or

Undiagnosed Diabetes in U.S. Adults


Young-Rock Hong

Comparing Performance of Accountable

Care Organizations: Does Type of

Spending Structure Matter?


Determinants of Use and Barriers to

Colorectal Cancer Screening among

Diabetic Patients: Analysis from the

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey



Oral Presentation of Best Abstracts

Mingliang Dai, Michael Peabody, Lars Peterson, Arch Mainous


Adherence to Clinical Guidelines for Monitoring

Diabetes in Ambulatory Care Settings