The University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health partners and engages in research related to health disparities, health outcomes, health policy, and health care delivery systems. In addition, the Center studies workforce issues, in particular, the chronic shortage of health professionals in rural Kentucky. These findings are disseminated through publications and presentations. 


Giger, J. T., Barnhart, S., Feltner, F., Slone, M., Lawler, M. J., Windsor, L., & Windsor, A. (2021). Validating the eHealth literacy scale in rural adolescentsThe Journal of Rural Health, 37(3), 504-516. doi:10.1111/jrh.12509

Meit, M., Heffernan, M., Cherney, M., Gelfand, K., Klaiman, T., Feltner, F., & Slone, M. (2021). Understanding declining rates of drug overdose mortality in Eastern Kentucky. NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis / University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health. 

Thompson, S. P. (2021). 2020 Kentucky nursing workforce report infographic updateUniversity of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health Workforce Report.

Schoenberg, N., Bowling, B., Cardarelli, K., Feltner, F., Mudd-Martin, G., Surratt, H., & Kern, P. (2021) The Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky (CLIK): A collaborative workforce and leadership development programProgress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action15(1), 95-105. doi:10.1353/cpr.2021.0009

Keil, A. P., Hazle, C., Maurer, A., Kittleson, C., Watson, D., Young, B., Rezac, S., Epsley, S., & Baranyi, B. (2021). Referral for imaging in physical therapist practice: Key recommendations for successful implementationPhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation Journal101(3). doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzab013

University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health & East Tennessee State University. (2021). COVID-19 stakeholder experiences in the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Thompson, S. P., Slone, M., & Feltner, F. (2021). 2020 Kentucky dental workforce updateUniversity of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health Workforce Report.


Thompson, S. P., Feltner, F. J., & Slone, M. A. (2020). 2019 Kentucky nursing workforce report infographicUniversity of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health Workforce Report.

Feng, W., Zhang, Y., Wang, Z., Xu, H., Wu, T., Marshall, C., Gao, J., & Xiao, M. (2020). Microglia prevent beta-amyloid plaque formation in the early stage of an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model with suppression of glymphatic clearanceAlzheimer’s Research & Therapy12, 125. doi:10.1186/s13195-020-00688-1

Studts, C. R., Merritt, A., Pilar, M. R., Bundy, H. E., Bardach, S., Jacobs, J. A., & Feltner, F. (2020). Parent and provider preferences for parenting intervention delivery in rural Appalachia: A qualitative analysis guiding adaptationJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved31(3), 1399-1426. doi:10.1353/hpu.2020.0102

Johnson, A. M., Woltenberg, L. N., Heinss, S. H., Carper, R., Taylor, S., & Kuperstein, J. (2020). Whole person health: Using experiential learning and the ICF model as a tool for introductory interprofessional collaborative practiceJournal of Allied Health49(2), 86-91.

Cornwell, L., Doyle, H., Stohner, M., & Hazle, C. (2020). Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in physical therapists attributable to manual therapyJournal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. doi:10.1080/10669817.2020.1793470

Jinright, H., Kassoff, N., Williams, C., & Hazle, C. (2020). Spurling's test - inconsistencies in clinical practice. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 29(1), 23-32. doi:10.1080/10669817.2020.1762526

Mayer, K. P., Carper, R. A., Henson, S. C., Clonce, E. A., Christian, W. J., Seif, S. M., Pastva, A. M., Needham, D. M., & Morris, P. E. (2020). Three-Fourths of ICU physical therapists report use of assistive equipment and technology in practiceJournal of Acute Care Physical Therapy12(1), 21-30. doi:10.1097/JAT.0000000000000144

Douthitt, K., Taylor, W., Piercy, J., Fletcher-Jones, C., Hughes, J., Slone, M., Feltner, F., & Atkins, R. (2020). SUN-LB116 improved family medicine resident diabetes care through participation in a diabetes clinicJournal of the Endocrine Society, Volume 4, Issue Supplement_1, April-May 2020, SUN-LB116. doi:10.1210/jendso/bvaa046.2289

Wang, C., Wu, Q., Wang, Z., Hu, L., Marshall, C., & Xiao, M. (2020). Aquaporin 4 knockout increases complete freund's adjuvant-induced spinal central sensitizationBrain Research Bulletin156, 58-66. doi:10.1016/j.brainresbull.2020.01.004

Zhang, R., Liu, Y., Chen, Y., Li, Q., Marshall, C., Wu, T., Hu, G., & Xiao, M. (2020). Aquaporin 4 deletion exacerbates brain impairments in a mouse model of chronic sleep disruptionCNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics26(2), 228-239. doi:10.1111/cns.13194

Dale, P. C., Thomas, J. C., & Hazle, C. R. (2020). Physical therapist clinical reasoning and classification inconsistencies in headache disorders: A United States surveyJournal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy28(1), 28-40. doi:10.1080/10669817.2019.1645414

Pearce, K. A., Thompson, S., Feltner, F., Wright, R. B., & Kingery, J. (2020). Kentucky’s primary care workforce: Current status and output of new trainees January 2020 updateUniversity of Kentucky College of Medicine Workforce Report.


Moser, D., Chung, M. L., Feltner, F., Lennie, T. A., & Biddle, M. J. (2019). Reduction of cardiovascular disease risk factors in rural, medically under-served, socioeconomically distressed, high-risk individuals: A randomized controlled trialEuropean Heart Journal, Volume 40, Issue Supplement_1, October 2019, ehz748.0001. doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehz748.0001

Moser, D., Feltner, F., Biddle, M., Chung, M., Rayens, M., Mudd-Martin, G., Ashford, K., Hatcher, J., Hardin-Fanning, F., Bailey, A., & Lennie, T. (2019). Does a program that focuses on lifestyle changes reduce heart disease risk factors in a rural community in Appalachian Kentucky? Washington, DC: Patient‐Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). doi:10.25302/4.2019.CER.850

Thompson, S., Slone, M., & Feltner, F. (2019). 2018 Kentucky dental workforce updateUniversity of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health Workforce Report.

Powell, W., Jacobs, J. A., Noble, W., Bush, M. L., & Snell-Rood, C. (2019). Rural adult perspectives on impact of hearing loss and barriers to careJournal of Community Health44(4), 668-674. doi:10.1007/s10900-019-00656-3

Tuttle, N. & Hazle, C. (2019). An Empirical, Pragmatic Approach Applying Reflection in Interaction to Manual Therapy TreatmentsPhysiotherapy Theory and Practice. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1080/09593985.2019.1650405

Sutton, K. M., Kitzman, P. H., Hunter, E. G., Hudson, K., Wallace, C., Sylvia, V., & Brock, J. (2019). Engaging individuals with neurological conditions and caregivers in rural communities in a health research teamProgress in Community Health Partnerships: Research Education, and Action, 13(2), 129-139. doi:10.1353/cpr.2019.0027

Lee, K. S., Feltner, F. J., Bailey, A. L., Lennie, T. A., Chung, M. L., Smalls, B. L., Schuman, D. L., & Moser, D. K. (2019). The relationship between psychological states and health perception in individuals at risk for cardiovascular diseasePsychology Research and Behavior Management, 2019(12), 317-324. doi:10.2147/PRBM.S198280

Snell-Rood, C., Jenkins, R., Hudson, K., Frazier, C., Noble, W. & Feltner, F. (2019). Building interventions when distress is under debate: A case study from AppalachiaTranscultural Psychiatry56(5), 918-946. doi:10.1177/1363461519833580

Unrine, J. M., Slone, S. A., Sanderson, W., Johnson, N., Durbin, E. B., Shrestha, S., Hahn, E. J., Feltner, F., Huang, B., Christian, W. J., Mellon, I., Orren, D. K., & Arnold, S. M. (2019). A case-control study of trace-element status and lung cancer in Appalachian KentuckyPLOS ONE. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0212340


Yin, M., Pu, T., Wang, L., Marshall, C., Wu, T., & Xiao, M. (2018). Astroglial water channel aquaporin 4-mediated glymphatic clearance function: A determined factor for time-sensitive treatment of aerobic exercise in patients with Alzheimer’s diseaseMedical Hypotheses119, 18-21. doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2018.07.016

Wang, L., Cao, M., Pu, T., Huang, H., Marshall, C., & Xiao, M. (2018). Enriched physical environment attenuates spatial and social memory impairments of aged socially isolated miceInternational Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology21(12), 1114–1127. doi:10.1093/ijnp/pyy084

Wang, L., Zhang, Y., Zhao, Y., Marshall, C., Wu, T., & Xiao, M. (2018). Deep cervical lymph node ligation aggravates AD‐like pathology of APP/PS1 miceBrain Pathology. doi:10.1111/bpa.12656

Tuttle, N. & Hazle, C. (2018). Spinal PA movements behave ‘as if’ there are limitations of local segmental mobility and are large enough to be perceivable by manual palpation: A synthesis of the literatureMusculoskeletal Science and Practice36, 25-31. doi:10.1016/j.msksp.2018.04.005

Gao, J., Chen, Y., Su, D., Marshall, C., & Xiao, M. (2018). Depressive- and anxiety-like phenotypes in young adult APPSwe/PS1dE9 transgenic mice with insensitivity to chronic mild stressBehavioural Brain Research353, 114-123. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2018.07.007

Cardarelli, R., Horsley, M., Ray, L., Maggard, N., Schilling, J., Weatherford, S., Feltner, F., & Gilliam, K. (2018). Reducing 30-day readmission rates in a high-risk population using a lay-health worker model in Appalachia KentuckyHealth Education Research33(1), 73-80. doi:10.1093/her/cyx064

Snell-Rood, C., Feltner, F., & Schoenberg, N. (2018). What role can community health workers play in connecting rural women with depression to the “de facto” mental health care system? Community Mental Health Journal, 55, 63-73. doi:10.1007/s10597-017-0221-9

Williamson, J., Hays, D., Slone, M., & Feltner, F. J. (2018). UK CERH social work programs: History & employment outlookUniversity of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health Workforce Report.

Butina, M., Feltner, F. J., & Slone, M. (2018). Medical laboratory science workforce shortageUniversity of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health Workforce Report.

Feltner, F., Thompson, S., & Slone, M. (2018). The need for certified diabetes educators and community health workers in community-based diabetes self-management education for high risk groups. University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health Workforce Report.

Thompson, S. P., Feltner, F. J., & Slone, M. A. (2018). 2018 Kentucky nursing workforce report infographicUniversity of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health Workforce Report.


Snell-Rood, C., Hauenstein, E., Leukefeld, C., Feltner, F., Marcum, A., & Schoenberg, N. (2017). Mental health treatment seeking patterns and preferences of Appalachian women with depressionAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 87(3), 233-241. doi:10.1037/ort0000193

Feltner, F., Thompson, S., Baker, W., & Slone, M. (2017). Community health workers improving diabetes outcomes in a rural Appalachian populationSocial Work in Health Care56(2), 115-123. doi:10.1080/00981389.2016.1263269

Cao, M., Pu, T., Wang, L., Marshall, C., He, H., Hu, G., & Xiao, M. (2017). Early enriched physical environment reverses impairments of the hippocampus, but not medial prefrontal cortex, of socially-isolated miceBrain, Behavior, and Immunity64, 232-243. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2017.04.009

Slone, M., Feltner, F. J., & Thompson, S. (2017). Identifying family resource and youth services employees preparedness for job responsibilities and service offerings in KentuckyUniversity of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health Workforce Report.

Kitzman, P., Hudson, K., Sylvia, V., Feltner, F., & Lovins, J. (2017). Care coordination for community transitions for individuals post-stroke returning to low-resource rural communitiesJournal of Community Health42(3), 565-572. doi:10.1007/s10900-016-0289-0

Yin, M., Chen, Y., Zheng, H., Pu, T., Marshall, C., Wu, T., & Xiao, M. (2017). Assessment of mouse cognitive and anxiety-like behaviors and hippocampal inflammation following a repeated and intermittent paradoxical sleep deprivation procedureBehavioural Brain Research321, 69-78. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2016.12.034

Cardarelli, R., Roper, K. L., Cardarelli, K., Feltner, F. J., Prater, S., Ledford, K. M., Justice, B., Reese, D. R., Wagner, P., & Cantrell, C. (2017). Identifying community perspectives for a lung cancer screening awareness campaign in Appalachia Kentucky: The terminate lung cancer (TLC) studyJournal of Cancer Education32(1), 125-134. doi:10.1007/s13187-015-0914-0

Miller, J. J., Benner, K., Pope, N., Dumas, T., Damron, L. J., Segress, M., Slone, M., Thrasher, S., & Niu, C. (2017). Conceptualizing effective foster parent mentor programs: A participatory planning processChildren and Youth Services Review73, 411-418. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.01.004

Cardarelli, R., Reese, D., Roper, K. L., Cardarelli, K., Feltner, F. J., Studts, J. L., Knight, J. R., Armstrong, D., Weaver, A., & Shaffer, D. (2017). Terminate lung cancer (TLC) study—A mixed-methods population approach to increase lung cancer screening awareness and low-dose computed tomography in Eastern KentuckyCancer Epidemiology46, 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.canep.2016.11.003


Pearce, K. A., Hustedde, C., Asher, L., Thompson, S., Feltner, F., & McKinney, K. (2016). Kentucky’s primary care workforce shortages 2016-2025 and recommendations for increasing the production of primary care physicians for KentuckyUniversity of Kentucky College of Medicine Workforce Report.

Elliott, J. M., Dayanidhi, S., Hazle, C., Hoggarth, M. A., McPherson, J., Sparks, C. L., & Weber II, K. A. (2016). Advancements in imaging technology: Do they (or will they) equate to advancements in our knowledge of recovery in whiplash? Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy46(10), 862-873. doi:10.2519/jospt.2016.6735

Huang, H., Nie, S., Cao, M., Marshall, C., Gao, J., Xiao, N., Hu, G., & Xiao, M. (2016). Characterization of AD-like phenotype in aged APPSwe/PS1dE9 miceAGE38(4), 303-322. doi:10.1007/s11357-016-9929-7

Hazle Jr., C. R., & Lee, M. (2016). Strategies to overcome size and mechanical disadvantages in manual therapyJournal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy24(3), 120-127. doi:10.1080/10669817.2015.1119371

Chen, Y. L., Wang, L. M., Chen, Y., Gao, J. Y., Marshall, C., Cai, Z. Y., Hu, G., & Xiao, M. (2016). Changes in astrocyte functional markers and β-amyloid metabolism-related proteins in the early stages of hypercholesterolemiaNeuroscience316, 178-191. doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2015.12.039

Xu, Z., Huang, H., Chen, Y., Gao, Y., Xu, J., Marshall, C., Cai, Z., & Xiao, M. (2016). Different expression patterns of amyloid- β protein precursor secretases in human and mouse hippocampal neurons: A potential contribution to species differences in neuronal susceptibility to amyloid- β pathogenesisJournal of Alzheimer's Disease51(1), 179-195. doi:10.3233/JAD-150634


Xu, Z., Xiao, N., Chen, Y., Huang, H., Marshall, C., Gao, J., Cai, Z., Wu, T., Hu, G., & Xiao, M. (2015). Deletion of aquaporin-4 in APP/PS1 mice exacerbates brain Aβ accumulation and memory deficitsMolecular Neurodegeneration10(58). doi:10.1186/s13024-015-0056-1

Huang, H., Wang, L., Cao, M., Marshall, C., Gao, J., Xiao, N., Hu, G., & Xiao, M. (2015). Isolation housing exacerbates Alzheimer’s disease-like pathophysiology in aged APP/PS1 miceInternational Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology18(7). doi:10.1093/ijnp/pyu116

Lee, M., & Hazle, C. (2015). Avascular necrosis of the femoral headJournal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy45(5), 425. doi:10.2519/jospt.2015.0405 PMID: 25929162

Elam, C. L., Weaver, A. D., Whitler, E. T., Stratton, T. D., Asher, L. M., Scott, K. L., & Wilson, E. A. (2015). Discerning applicants’ interests in rural medicine: A textual analysis of admission essaysMedical Education Online20(1). doi:10.3402/meo.v20.27081


Yuan, C., Gao, J., Guo, J., Bai, L., Marshall, C., Cai, Z., Wang, L., & Xiao, M. (2014). Dimethyl sulfoxide damages mitochondrial integrity and membrane potential in cultured astrocytesPLOS ONE. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0107447

Hao, L., Huang, H., Gao, J., Marshall, C., Chen, Y., & Xiao, M. (2014). The influence of gender, age and treatment time on brain oxidative stress and memory impairment induced by D-galactose in miceNeuroscience Letters571, 45-49. doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2014.04.038

Melton, C., Graff, C., Holmes, G., Brown, L., & Bailey, J. (2014). Health literacy and asthma management among African-American adults: An interpretative phenomenological analysisJournal of Asthma51(7), 703-713. doi:10.3109/02770903.2014.906605

Snowden, J., Becker, J. A., Brosky, J. A., & Hazle, C. (2014). Chronic leg pain in a division II field hockey player: A case reportInternational Journal of Sports Physical Therapy9(1), 125-134.

Gu, M., Shen, L., Bai, L., Gao, J., Marshall, C., Wu, T., Ding, J., Miao, D., & Xiao, M. (2014). Heterozygous knockout of the Bmi-1 gene causes an early onset of phenotypes associated with brain agingAGE36(1), 129-139. doi:10.1007/s11357-013-9552-9

Dignan, M., White, C., Schoenberg, N., Shelton, B., Feltner, F., Slone, S., Van Meter, E., DeSimone, C., & Ely, G. (2014). Effectiveness of an intervention for adherence to follow-up recommendations for abnormal pap tests in Appalachian KentuckyHealth Behavior and Policy Review, 1, 6-15. doi:10.14485/HBPR.1.1.2

Ely, G. E., White, C., Jones, K., Feltner, F., Gomez, M., Shelton, B., Slone, S., Van Meter, E., DeSimone, C., Schoenberg, N., & Dignan, M. (2014). Cervical cancer screening: Exploring Appalachian patients’ barriers to follow-up careSocial Work in Health Care, 53(2), 83-95. doi:10.1080/00981389.2013.827149


Liu, X., Lu, Y., Gao, J., Marshall, C., Xiao, M., Miao, D., Karaplis, A., Goltzman, D., & Ding J. (2013). Calcium sensing receptor absence delays postnatal brain development via direct and indirect mechanismsMolecular Neurobiology48(3), 590-600. doi:10.1007/s12035-013-8448-0

Xu, Z., Zhang, L., Wang, Q., Marshall, C., Xiao, N., Gao, J., Wu, T., Ding, J., Hu, G., & Xiao, M. (2013). Aerobic exercise combined with antioxidative treatment does not counteract moderate- or mid-stage Alzheimer-like pathophysiology of APP/PS1 miceCNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics19(10), 795-803. doi:10.1111/cns.12139

Malone, T., & Hazle, C. (2013). Diagnostic imaging of the throwing athlete’s shoulderInternational Journal of Sports Physical Therapy8(5), 641-651.


Hazle, C., & Duby, C. (2012). Anterior cruciate ligament injury diagnosis and management in a pediatric patient: A case reportInternational Journal of Sports Physical Therapy7(6), 678-690.

Faulkner, A. L., Wilson, E. A., Whitler, E. T., & Asher, L. M. (2012). Role of international medical graduates in Kentucky medicine: Implications for workforce planning and medical educationCenter for Excellence in Rural Health Faculty Publications. 3.

Donaldson, E. A., Holtgrave, D. R., Duffin, R. A., Feltner, F., Funderburk, W., & Freeman, H. P. (2012). Patient navigation for breast and colorectal cancer in 3 community hospital settings. Cancer118(19), 4851-4859. doi:10.1002/cncr.27487

Gao, J., Tan, M., Gu, M., Marshall, C., Ding, J., Hu, G., & Xiao, M. (2012). Cellular localization of aquaporin-1 in the human and mouse trigeminal systemsPLOS ONE7(9). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046379

O’Grady, W., & Hazle, C. (2012). Persistent wrist pain in a mature golferInternational Journal of Sports Physical Therapy7(4), 425-432.

Gross, D. A., Bates, P., Knox, T. L., & Gayheart, M. W. (2012). Mining for future health care providers in Appalachian KentuckyJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved23(2), 694-704. doi:10.1353/hpu.2012.0068

Feltner, F. J., Ely, G. E., Whitler, E. T., Gross, D., & Dignan, D. (2012). Effectiveness of community health workers in providing outreach and education for colorectal screening in Appalachian KentuckySocial Work in Health Care, 51(5), 430-440. doi:10.1080/00981389.2012.657296

Cao, G., Gu, M., Zhu, M., Gao, J., Yin, Y., Marshall, C., Xiao, M., Ding, J., & Miao. D. (2012). Bmi-1 absence causes premature brain degenerationPLOS ONE7(2). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032015

Liu, L., Lu, Y., Kong, H., Liu, L., Marshall, C., Xiao, M., Ding, J., Gao, J., & Hu, G. (2012). Aquaporin-4 deficiency exacerbates brain oxidative damage and memory deficits induced by long-term ovarian hormone deprivation and D-galactose injectionInternational Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology15(1), 55-68. doi:10.1017/S1461145711000022

Hazle, C. R., & Nitz, A. J. (2012). A simulated passive intervertebral motion task: Observations of performance in a cross-sectional studyJournal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy20(3), 121-129. doi:10.1179/2042618612Y.0000000004


Wilson, E. A., Whitler, E. T., & Asher, L. M. (2011). Meeting the need of a rural state for primary care physicians: A health care reform challengeJournal of Public Health Management and Practice17(2), 147-153. doi:10.1097/PHH.0b013e3181e1656d

Li, L., Ding, J., Marshall, C., Gao, J., Hu, G., & Xiao, M. (2011). Pretraining affects Morris water maze performance with different patterns between control and ovariectomized plus D-Galactose-injected miceBehavioural Brain Research217(1), 244-247. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2010.10.032

Hazle, C. R. (2011). Case report of atypical bilateral posteromedial knee instability in a male recreational runnerPhysiotherapy Theory and Practice27(2), 160-171. doi:10.3109/09593981003796497


Gross, D. A. (2010). The relationship between educational attainment and lung cancer mortality in Kentucky: Implications for nursesOnline Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care10(2).

Xiao, M., Cao, G., Marshall, C., & Hu, G. (2010). Hypothesis: Multiple factors are associated with the lack of any beneficial effects of oestrogen-replacement therapy in the late postmenopausal stageClinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology37(8), 873-876. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1681.2010.05400.x

York, N. L., Rayens, M. K., Zhang, M., Jones, L. G., Casey, B. R., & Hahn, E. J. (2010). Strength of tobacco control in rural communitiesThe Journal of Rural Health26(2), 120-128. doi:10.1111/j.1748-0361.2010.00273.x

Lu, N., Samuels, M. E., Kletke, P. R., & Whitler, E. T. (2010). Rural-urban differences in health insurance coverage and patterns among working-age adults in KentuckyThe Journal of Rural Health26(2), 129-138. doi:10.1111/j.1748-0361.2010.00274.x


Anderson, D. M., Whitler, E. T., Johnson, A. O., Elam, C. L., Wilson, E. A., & Asher, L. M. (2009). Increasing the medical school applicant pool: A key to training more rural physiciansJournal of the Kentucky Medical Association107, 355-360.

Methvin, J. N., Mannino, D. M., & Casey, B. R. (2009). COPD prevalence in southeastern Kentucky: The burden of lung disease studyChest135(1), 102-107. doi:10.1378/chest.08-1315


Anderson, D., Asher, L. M., Whitler, E., & Wilson, E. A. (2008). The impact of health on Kentucky’s economyJournal of the Kentucky Medical Association106, 321-328.

Gross, D. A., Bowling, B., Bates, W., Clemons, K., & Casey, B. R. (2008). Southeastern Ky. physician assistant needs assessment. Paper for the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health.

Gross, D. A., & Feltner, F. (2008). House calls-21st century style: A home health technology project in rural KentuckyRural Roads6(1), 8-9, 11.

Hazle, C. R., & Nitz, A. J. (2008). Evidence-based assessment and diagnosis of pelvic girdle disorders: A proposal for an alternate diagnostic categoryPhysical Therapy Reviews13(1), 25-36. doi:10.1179/174328808X251975


Owens, J., Gross, D. A., & Lewis, P. (2005). Nurse anesthetists in southeastern Kentucky: A survey of supply versus demandCenter for Excellence in Rural Health Reports. 2.

Whitler, E. T., Feltner, F., Owens, J., & Gross, D. A. (2005). Kentucky Homeplace defeat diabetes screening test: An analysis of rural Kentucky’s challenge to overcome the growing diabetes epidemicJournal of the Kentucky Medical Association, 103, 307-314.


Casey, B. R., Jones, J., Gross, D. A., & Dixon, L. (2004). Rural Kentucky's physician shortage: Strategies for producing, recruiting and retaining primary care providers within a medically underserved regionCenter for Excellence in Rural Health Reports. 1.


Feltner, F., & Whitler, E. (2002). Diabetes: Half the state at risk; Preventable with diet and exerciseRural Health Update.