F. Marie Hall Institute of Rural Health
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Publications

Highlights

  • In 2017, The Rural and Community Health Messenger will be relaunched as The Rural Health Quarterly which will be a magazine type publication that seeks to inform readers about all things rural on local, state, national levels and worldwide. RHQ will be a quarterly publication that will be available both in print and open-access digital format (www.ruralhealthquarterly.com).

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  • Peer Reviewed Publications

    • 1. Humphreys, JD, Silva, M, Hobson, V, Schrimsher, G, Zhang, Y, & O’Bryant, SE (2008). An evaluation of the MMSE-adjusted score among rural-dwelling Mexican American Elders: The Cochran County Aging Study. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 23(6), 678.
    • 2. O’Bryant, S.E., Zhang, Y., Owen, D., Cherry, B., Ramirez, V., Silva, M., Hudson, C., Hobson, V., Grammas, P., Schiffer, R.B., Manning, G., Schrimsher, G.W., Lucas, J.A., Sutker, P.B. for the Cochran County Aging Study Research Team (2009). The Cochran County Aging Study: Methodology and Descriptive Statistics. Texas Public Health Journal, 61(1), 5-7.
    • 3. Ashcraft, A., Owen, D., Braddock, E, Waring, S, & O’Bryant, S.E. (2009). Rural West Texans: Healthcare implications of “living the simple life.” Texas Public Health Journal, 61(1), 8-12.
    • 4. Zhang, Y., Ashcraft, A., Hobson, V., & O’Bryant, SE (2009). An examination of cardiovascular disease risk factors in a rural-dwelling ethnically diverse cohort. Texas Public Health Journal, 61(1), 13-16.
    • 5. Zhang, Y., Spering, C, Jenkins, M, & O’Bryant, S.E. (2009). An examination of health-related gender differences in a rural-dwelling cohort. Texas Public Health Journal, 61(1), 17-21.
    • 6. Hobson, V., Spering, C., Humphreys, J.D., & O’Bryant, S.E. (in press). An evaluation of the age- and education-adjusted MMSE scores among rural dwelling Mexican American elders: The Cochran County Aging Study. Texas Public Health Journal, 61(1), 22-24.
    • 7. Schrimsher, G, Cohen, L, & O’Bryant, SE. (2009). The relation between alcohol and tobacco use and cognitive functioning in the Cochran County Aging Study. Texas Public Health Journal, 61(1), 25-28.
    • 8. Hargrave, K, Alyce, A., Bishara, J., Hobson, V, Zhang, Y, & O’Bryant, S.E. (2009). A description of migration patterns and disease prevalence in the Cochran County Aging Study cohort. Texas Public Health Journal, 61(1), 29-35.
    • 9. Edwards, M., Johnson, L., & O’Bryant, S.E. (2010). The influence of thyroid on cognition in a sample of Hispanic and non-Hispanic rural-dwelling women: A Project FRONTIER Study. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 25, 521.
    • 10. Johnson, L.A., Jenkins, M., Mauer, C., Hall, J.R., & O’Bryant, S.E. (2010). The relation between Vitamin D and depression in a rural dwelling sample: A Project FRONTIER Study. Texas Public Health Journal, 62(3), 16-19.
    • 11. O’Bryant, S.E., Richardson, D., Perez, C., Nevarez, L., Rice, J., Wilbanks, L., & Hobson, V. (2010). Physical activity is associated with cognitive and affective status among rural-dwelling Texans: A Project FRONTIER study. Texas Public Health Journal, 62(2), 12-15.
    • 12. O’Bryant, S.E., Gong, G., Spallholz, J., Boylan, M., Edwards, M., Hargrave, K., & Johnson, L.A. (October, 2010). Estimated Cumulative Residential Arsenic Groundwater Exposure and Cognitive Functioning: A Project FRONTIER Study. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 25, 535.
    • 13. Gong G, and O’Bryant SE (2010). The Arsenic Exposure Hypothesis for Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, 24:311–316.
    • 14. Hall, J, Johnson, L, Barber, R, Cullum, M, Lacritz, L, & O’Bryant, S.E. (2010). Depression symptoms and neuropsychological performance in a sample of Alzheimer’s and normal elderly. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 25, 530-531.
    • 15. Hobson, V.L., Hall, J.R., Harvey, M., Cullum, C.M., Lacritz, L., Massman, P.J., Waring, S.C., & O’Bryant, S.E. (2010). An examination of the Boston Naming Test: Calculation of an ‘estimated’ 60-item score from 30- and 15-item scores in a cognitively impaired population. International Journal of geriatric Psychiatry, 25(5), 525-530.
    • 16. Wiechmann, A.R., Hall, J.R., & O’Bryant, S.E. (2010). The utility of spatial span in a clinical geriatric population. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 18(1), 56-63.
    • 17. Clark, J.H., Hobson, V.L., & O'Bryant, S.E. (2010) Diagnostic accuracy of percent retention scores on RBANS verbal memory subtests for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 25(4), 318-326.
    • 18. Duff, K., Hobson, V., Beglinger, L.J., & O’Bryant, S.E. (2010). Diagnostic accuracy of the RBANS in Mild Cognitive Impairment: Limitations on assessing milder impairments. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 25(5), 429-441.
    • 19. O’Bryant, S.E., Falkowski, J., Hobson, V., Johnson, L., Hall, J., Schrimsher, G.W., Win, O., Ngo, B., & Dentino, A. (2011). Executive functioning mediates the link between other neuropsychological domains and daily functioning: A Project FRONTIER Study. International Psychogeriatrics, 23(1), 107-113.
    • 20. O’Bryant, S.E., Lacritz, L., Hall, J., Waring, S., Chan, W., Khodr, Z.G., Massman, P.J., Hobson, V., & Cullum, C.M. (2010). Validation of the New Interpretive Guidelines for the Clinical Dementia Rating Scale Sum of Boxes Score in the NACC Database. Archives of Neurology, 67, 746-749.
    • 21. Weichmann, A., Hall, J.R., & O’Bryant, S.E. (2010). The 4 point scoring of the Clock Drawing Test does not differentiate between Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. Psychological reports, 106(3), 941-948.
    • 22. Hobson, V.L., Hall, J.R., Humphreys-Clark, J.D., Schrimsher, G.W., & O’Bryant, S.E. (2010). Identifying functional impairment with scores from the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS). International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 25(5), 525-530.
    • 23. O'Bryant, S.E., Waring, S.C., Hobson, V., Hall, J.R., Moore, C.B., Bottiglieri, T., Massman, P., & Diaz-Arrstia, R. (2010). Decreased C-Reactive Protein Levels in Alzheimer's Disease. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 23, 49-53.
    • 24. Clark JH, Hobson VL, O'Bryant SE. (June 2010). Diagnostic accuracy of percent retention scores on RBANS verbal memory subtests for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. 25(4): 318-26.
    • 25. O'Bryant SE, Hobson VL, Hall JR, Barber RC, Zhang S, Johnson L, Diaz-Arrastia R. Serum Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Levels Are Specifically Associated with Memory Performance among Alzheimer's Disease Cases. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders. 2010 Dec 7; 31(1):31-36.
    • 26. Pedraza, O., Humphreys Clark, J., O’Bryant, S.E., Smith, G.E., Ivnik, R.J., Graff-Radford, N.R., Willis, F.B., Petersen, R.C., & Lucas, J.A. (in press). Diagnostic validity of age- and education-corrections for the MMSE in African American elders. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
    • 27. Hall, J.R., Vo, H.T., Johnson, L.A., Winter, S., Barber, R.C., & O’Bryant, S.E. (in press). Biomarkers and depressive symptoms in cognitively intact and Alzheimer’s disease elderly males. Neuroscience and Medicine.
    • 28. Menon, C., Johnson, L.A., Hall, J., Hobson, V., & O’Bryant, S.E. (in press). Normative performance on the CLOX task in a multi-ethnic bilingual cohort: A Project FRONTIER study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
    • 29. Humphreys Clark, J., Hobson, V.L., & O’Bryant, S.E. (in press). Diagnostic accuracy of percent retention scores on RBANS verbal memory subtests for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology.
    • 30. Gong, G., Hargrave, K.A., Hobson, V., Spallholz, J., Boylan, M., Lefforge, D., & O’Bryant, S.E. (2011). Low-Level Groundwater Arsenic Exposure Impacts Cognition: A Project FRONTIER study. Journal of Environmental Health, 74, 16-22.
    • 31. O’Bryant, S.E., Edwards, M., Menon C.V., Gong, G., & Barber, R. (2011) Long-Term Low-Level Arsenic Exposure Is Associated with Poorer Neuropsychological Functioning: A Project FRONTIER Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 8(3), 861-874, special issue: Advances in Environmental Neurotoxicology, 8(3), 861-874.
    • 32. O’Bryant, S.E., Hall, J.R., Cukrowizc, K., Edwards, M., Johnson, L.A., Lefforge, D., Jenkins, M. & Dentino, A. (2011). The differential impact of depressive symptom clusters on cognition in a rural multi-ethnic cohort: A Project FRONTIER study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 26, 199-205.
    • 33. Johnson, L.A., Hobson, V., Jenkins, M., Dentino, A., Ragain, M., & O’Bryant, S.E. (2011). The influence of thyroid function on cognition in a sample of ethnically diverse, rural-dwelling women: A Project FRONTIER Study. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 23(2), 219-222.
    • 34. Duff, K., Spering, C.C., O’Bryant, S.E., Beglinger, L.J., Moser, D.J., Bayless, J.D., Culp, K., Mold, J.W., Adams, R.L., & Scott, J.G. (2011). The RBANS effort index: base rates in geriatric samples. Applied Neuropsychology, 18(1), 11-17.
    • 35. O’Bryant, S.E., Schrimsher, G.W., Johnson, L.A., & Zhang, Y. (2011). The impact of sociodemographic factors on neuropsychological test performance in a rural sample: A Project FRONTIER Study. Journal of Rural Community Psychology, E14, 1.
    • 36. Hall, J., Edwards, M., Barber, R., Johnson, L., Gong, G., O’Bryant, S.E. (March 2012). Higher groundwater selenium exposure is associated with better memory: A Project FRONTIER Study. Neuroscience and Medicine, 3:18-25. http://www.SciRP.org/journal/nm.
    • 37. Gordon Gong, Eric Belasco, Kristopher A Hargrave, Conrad Lyford and Billy U Philip. Determinants of delayed detection of cancers in Texas Counties in the United States of America. International Journal of Equity Health. 2012 May 29;11(1):29.
    • 38. Harris A, Topouzis F, Wilson MR, Founti P, Kheradiya NS, Anastasopoulos E, Gong G, Yu F, Jonescu-Cuypers CP, Pappas T, Koskosas A, Coleman AL. Association of the Optic Disc Structure With the Use of Antihypertensive Medications: The Thessaloniki Eye Study. J Glaucoma. 2012 Mar 8. [Epub ahead of print]
    • 39. Gong, G., O’Bryant, S.E. (February 2012) Low-level arsenic exposure, AS3MT gene polymorphism and cardiovascular diseases in rural Texas counties. Journal of Environmental Research, 113:52-57. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22341486. Epub, 2012 Feb 15.
    • 40. Eric Belasco, Billy Phillips and Gordon Gong. The Health Care Access Index as a Determinant of Delayed Cancer Detection through Principal Component Analysis. In : Principal Component Analysis - Multidisciplinary Applications. Editor: Parinya Sanguansat, Publisher: InTech. pp 143-166, 2012. ISBN 978-953-51-0129-1.
    • 41. Billy U Philips, Jr., Eric Belasco, Kyriakos S. Markides, Gordon Gong. Socioeconomic Deprivation as a Determinant of Cancer Mortality and the Hispanic Paradox in Texas, USA. International Journal of Equity Health (under revision).
    • 42. Menon, C, Johnson, LA, Hall, J, Hobson, V, & O’Bryant, SE (2012). Normative performance on the executive clock drawing task in a multi-ethnic bilingual cohort: A Project FRONTIER study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 27(9): 959-66.
    • 43. Atchison T and O’Bryant SE. (2012, February) Self-report of Previous TBI Relationship to Current Cognitive Function in an Older Rural Population. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, Volume 18 – Supplement 1: 231.
    • 44. Younes S, Hobson Balldin V, Benavides H, Johnson L, Hall J, Tshuma L & O’Bryant SE (2012, November). The link between B12 and neuropsychological functioning among non-Hispanic and Mexican American adults and elders. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 27, 586.
    • 45. Gavett B, Horwitz J, Edwards M, & O’Bryant SE (2012, November). Measurement invariance of the American National Adult Reading Test by age, cognitive status, gender and ethnic group. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 27, 657.
    • 46. Edwards M, Hobson Balldin V, Hall J, Strutt A, Pavlik V, Maruquez de la Plata C, Cullum CM, Lacritz L, Reisch J, Massman P, Barber R, Royall D, Younes S, & O’Bryant SE (2012, November). Mexican American normative references on tasks of memory and language: The Texas Mexican American Normative Studies. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 27, 659.
    • 47. Johnson, L.A., Phillips, J.A., Mauer, C., Edwards, M., Balldin, V.H., Hall, J.R., Barber, R., Conger, T.L., Ho, E. H. & O’Bryant, S.E. The impact of GPX1 on the association of groundwater selenium and depression: a project FRONTIER study. BMC Psychiatry 2013 Jan 4, 13:7.
    • 48. O’Bryant SE, Xiao G, Edwards M, Devous M, Gupta VB, Martins R, Zhang F, & Barber RC for the Texas Alzheimer’s Research & Care Consortium (2013, in press). Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease among Mexican Americans. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
    • 49. 58. O’Bryant SE, Johnson LA, Edwards M, Soares H, Devous MD, Ross S, & Hall J for the Texas Alzheimer’s Research & Care Consortium (2013, in press). The link between C-Reactive Protein and Alzheimer’s disease among Mexican Americans. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. PMID: 23254637
    • 50. Menon, CV, Jahn, DR, Mauer, CB & O’Bryant, SE (2013). Executive functioning as a mediator of the relationship between premorbid verbal intelligence and health risk behaviors in a rural-dwelling cohort: A Project FRONTIER study. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 28(2): 169-79.
    • 51. Johnson LA, Mauer C, Jahn D, Song M, Wyshywaniuk L, Hall JR, Balldin V, & O’Bryant SE (2013). Cognitive differences among depressed and non-depressed MCI participants: A Project FRONTIER study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 28(4): 377-82.
    • 52. Menon C, Westervelt HJ, Jahn DR, Dressel JA, O'Bryant SE. Normative Performance on the Brief Smell Identification Test (BSIT) in a Multi-Ethnic Bilingual Cohort: A Project FRONTIER Study. Clinical Neuropsychology. 2013 May 1. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:23634698
    • 53. Cukrowicz, K.C, Jahn, D.R, Hall, J, & O’Bryant, SE (2012). Psychological symptoms and blood pressure among rural-dwellers. Journal of Health Psychology, 17(8):1203-11.
    • 54. O’Bryant SE, Johnson LA, Balldin V, Edwards M, Barber RC, Devous M, Cushings B, Knebl J, & Hall J (2013). Characterization of Mexican Americans with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 33(2): 373-9. PMID: 22976076
    • 55. O’Bryant, S.E., Johnson, L., Reischc, J., Edwards, M., Hall, J., Barber, R., Devous, M.D., Royall, D., Singh, M. Risk factors for mild cognitive impairment among Mexican Americans. Alzheimer’s & Dementia 9 (2013) 622–631.
    • 56. Jahna, D. R., Mauera,C. B., Menona, C. V., Edwards, M. L., Dressel, J. A. & O’Bryant, S. E. (2013) A brief Spanish–English equivalent version of the Boston Naming Test: A Project FRONTIER Study. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. 35:8 835-845.
    • 57. Johnson, L. A., Mauer, C., Jahn, D., Song, M., Wyshywaniuk, L., Hall, J. R., Balldin, V. H. & O’Bryant, S. E. Cognitive differences among depressed and non-depressed MCI participants: a project FRONTIER study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2013; 28: 377–382.
    • 58. Johnson LA, Hall JR, O’Bryant SE (2013) A Depressive Endophenotype of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease. PLoS ONE 8(7): e68848. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068848
    • 59. Menon, C.V., Jahn, D.R., Mauer, C.B., & O’Bryant, S.E. Executive Functioning as a Mediator of the Relationship Between Premorbid Verbal Intelligence and Health Risk Behaviors in a Rural-Dwelling Cohort: A Project FRONTIER Study. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology 28 (2013) 169–179.
    • 60. Roane, B.M., Johnson, L., Edwards, M., Hall, J. Al-Farra, S., O’Bryant, S.E. The link between sleep disturbance and depression among Mexican Americans: A Project Frontier Study. Journal of clinical sleep medicine: 2014.
    • 61. Gong,G., Mattevada, S., O’Bryant, S.E. Comparison of the accuracy of kriging and IDW interpolations in estimating groundwater arsenic concentrations in Texas. Journal of Environmental Resolution (April 2014), Epub 2014 Feb 20. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24559533.
    • 62. Philips Jr, B. U., Belasco, E., Markides, K. S., & Gong, G. (2013). Socioeconomic deprivation as a determinant of cancer mortality and the Hispanic paradox in Texas, USA.International Journal for Equity in Health, 12(1), 1-9.
    • 63. Belasco, E.J., Gong, G., Pence, B., Wilkes, E. (2014) The Impact of Rural Health Care Accessibility on Cancer-Related Behaviors and Outcomes. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy 12(4):461-470.
    • 64. Brismée, J.M., Yang, S., Lambert, M.E., Chyu, M.C., Tsai, P., Zhang, Y., Han, J.,Chung, E. and Shen, C.L. (2016) Differences in musculoskeletal health due to gender in a rural multiethnic cohort: a Project FRONTIER study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 17:181.
    • 65. Johnson, C., & Curti, D., EMS Services Across State Lines, 16 Tex. Tech. Admin. L.J. 333 (2015).
    • 66. Gong, G., Basom, J., Mattevada, S., Onger, F. (2015) Association of hypothyroidism with low-level arsenic exposure in rural West Texas. Environ Res 138:154-160.
    • 67. Lambert, M. E. (2016) Differences in Neurocognitive Functioning Associated with Alcohol Consumption in a Multiethnic Rural Cohort: A Project FRONTIER. Applied Neuropsychology 23:372-378.
    • 68. Gordon Gong, Cassandra C. Huey, Coleman Johnson, Debra Curti, Billy U. Philips Jr. Enrollment in health insurance through the marketplace after implementation of the affordable care act in Texas. Tex Med. 2016;112(10):e1.
    • 69. Gordon Gong. Cassandra C. Huey, Coleman Johnson, Debra Curti, Billy U. Philips, Jr., PhD, MPH. The health insurance gap after implementation of the affordable care act in Texas. Tex Med 2017; 113(3):e1.
  • National, Regional and University Presentations

    • 1. O’Bryant, Sid E. (2008). “Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) with rural elderly in Cochran County: The Cochran County Aging Study.” Invited presentation for the TTUHSC School of Nursing CBPR Workshop.
    • 2. Zhang, Y., O’Bryant, S.E., Humphreys, J., Silva, M. (2008). An exploration into the relationship between alcohol and tobacco usage and mental status in a rural Hispanic community. Poster presentation at the American Academy of Health Behavior annual conference, Oxnard, CA.
    • 3. O’Bryant, Sid E. (2010). “Alzheimer’s Disease: What does it look like and what to do?” Invited presentation for Seniors are Special.
    • 4. Johnson, L.A., Jenkins, M., Dentino, A, Ragain, R.M, & O’Bryant. The Association of Thyroid Function and Cognition in a Sample of Ethnically Diverse, Rural Women: A Project FRONTIER Study. The National Women’s Health Conference. March 26-28, 2010.
    • 5. Bichthy, N, Win, O, Dentino, A, Johnson, L, Hobson, V, & O’Bryant, SE (2010). CLOX2 is significantly related to functional status in a community based rural cohort: A Project FRONTIER Study. Poster presented at the 2010 annual meeting of the American Geriatric Society.
    • 6. Win, O, Ngo, B, Johnson, L, Hobson, V, O’Bryant, S.E., & Dentino, A. (2010). Preliminary normative data for the CLOX test among English and Spanish-speaking rural-dwellers: A Project FRONTIER Study. Poster presented at the 2010 annual meeting of the American Geriatric Society.
    • 7. Edwards, M., Hobson, V., Johnson, L. & O’Bryant, S. (2010). The Differential Impact of Depressive Symptom Clusters on Cognition in a Rural Multi-Ethnic Cohort: A Project FRONTIER Study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Dallas, TX
    • 8. Wyshywaniuk, L., Bhakta, K., Strange, C., Hobson, V. & O’Bryant, S. (2010). Depression sub factors and the effects they have on cognitive decline in an MDC population. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Dallas, TX.
    • 9. O’Bryant, S., Richardson, D., Perez, C., Nevarez, L., Rice, J., Wilbanks, L. & Hobson, V. (2010). Physical Activity is Associated with Cognitive and Affective Status among Rural-Dwelling Texans: A Project FRONTIER Study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Dallas, TX.
    • 10. Hobson, V., Johnson, L. & O’Bryant, S. (2010). Anxiety Symptoms Are Differentially Related to HbA1c Levels among Rural-Dwelling Female Adults. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Dallas, TX.
    • 11. Edwards, M, Mauer, CB, Hall, J, Barber, RC, & O’Bryant, SE (2011, August). APOE moderates the link between affective status and cognition: A Project FRONTIER study. Poster presented at the annual American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, DC.
    • 12. Mauer, CB, Edwards, M, Johnson, L, Hall, J, & O’Bryant, SE (2011, August). Examining the link between groundwater selenium and symptoms of depression and anxiety: A Project FRONTIER study. Poster presented at the annual American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, DC.
    • 13. Mauer, CB, Johnson, L, Hall, J, & O’Bryant, SE (2011, August). The link between anxiety and neuropsychological functioning with depression as a moderating factor: A Project FRONTIER study. Poster presented at the annual American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, DC.
    • 14. Williams, MM, O’Bryant, SE, Meisel, MM, Williams, J, Braddock, E, Ramirez, V, Hudson, C, Damper, J, & Dentino, AN (2011, July). Social marketing for minority recruitment in rural and urban settings. Poster presented at 11th annual meeting of the International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD), Paris, France.
    • 15. Gong, G., & O’Bryant, S.E. (2011, June). Low-Level Arsenic Exposure, AS3MT Gene Polymorphism and Cardiovascular Diseases in Rural Texas Counties. Oral presentation at the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), Columbus, OH.
    • 16. Phillips, J.A., O’Bryant, S.E., Mauer, C., Edwards, M., Mattevada, S., Johnson, L., Gong, G., & Hall, J.; Groundwater selenium is associated with lower depression scores: A Project FRONTIER Study.
      • 1. Poster presented at TTUHSC Student Research Week; Lubbock, TX, March 2011.
      • 2. Poster presented at National Conference on Undergraduate Research; Ithaca, NY, April 2011.
      • 3. Poster presented at TTU Undergraduate Research Conference; Lubbock, TX, April 2011.
    • 17. Imhof, B., Liston, K., & O’Bryant, S. Creation of the Cochran County Community-Based Respite Program: A Project FRONTIER Study
      • 1. Poster presented at TTUHSC Student Research Week; Lubbock, TX, March 2011.
      • 2. Poster presented at TTU Undergraduate Research Conference; Lubbock, TX, April 2011.
    • 18. Buie, R.R., Schrimsher, G.W., Edwards, M., & O’Bryant, S.E. (2011, April). Alternate scoring method for the RBANS Figure Copy and Figure Recall subtests based on individual elements present within the overall figure: A Project FRONTIER Study. Poster presented at TTU Undergraduate Research Conference; Lubbock, TX, April 2011.
    • 19. Mathew, M., Johnson, L., & O’Bryant, S.E. (2011, April) The relation between HbA1c levels and depression symptoms in an ethnically diverse rural sample: A Project FRONTIER Study; TTU Undergraduate Research Conference. Lubbock, TX.
      • 1. Poster presented at TTUHSC Student Research Week; Lubbock, TX, March 2011.
      • 2. Poster presented at TTU Undergraduate Research Conference; Lubbock, TX, April 2011.
    • 20. Buie, R.R., Schrimsher, G.W., Edwards, M., & O’Bryant, S.E. (2011, April) Alternate scoring method for the RBANS Figure Copy and Figure Recall subtests based on individual elements present within the overall figure: A Project FRONTIER Study. Poster presented at the TTU Undergraduate Research Conference; Lubbock, TX.
    • 21. Hall J, Edwards M, Hobson Balldin V, Strutt A, Pavlik V, Marquez de la Plata C, Cullum CM, Lacritz L, Reisch J, Massman P, Royall D, Barber R, Younes S, Weichmann A, & O’Bryant (2012, November). Normative data for Mexican Americans on tasks of executive and physiometric functions: The Texas Mexican American Normative Studies. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 27, 582.
    • 22. Hobson Balldin, V, Menon C, Younes S, Hall J, Strutt A, Pavlik V, Marquez de la Plata C, Cullum CM, Lacritz, Reisch J, Massman P, Royall D, Barber R, & O’Bryant SE (2012, November). Normative performance on the RBANS in a multi-ethnic bilingual cohort: The Texas Mexican American Normative Studies. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 27, 652-653.
    • 23. Torrence N, John S, Gavett B, & O’Bryant SE (2012, November). A comparison of second-order facto structures for the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 27, 685.
    • 24. Mauer, C., Johnson, L., Schrimsher, G., & O’Bryant, S. (August, 2012). The Link Between Diabetes Diagnosis and Anxiety Among Mexican Americans Versus non-Hispanic Adults. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Orlando, FL.
    • 25. Cukrowicz, K.C., O’Bryant, S., Hirsh, J., & Gong, G. (2012). Suicide Risk in Rural Adults: The Prevalence of Suicide Ideation and Its Association with Health and Psychological Variables. Poster presentation at the 45th Annual Conference of the American Association of Suicidology, Baltimore, MD.
    • 26. Hewitt, B., Hudson, C., Gong, G., & Philips, B.U. (2013). “Colorectal Cancer Screening Rate and Its Determinants in Rural Texas.” Oral presentation at the 2013 NAACCR Annual Conference, Austin, TX.
    • 27. Poindexter, E.K., Cukrowicz, K.C., Philips, B., Lambert, M.E., Gong, G.,O’Bryant, S. & Hirsch, J.K. Suicide Ideation and Suicidal Behaviors Among Rural Adults: Frequency and Risk Factors. Paper presented at the American Association of Suicidology. April 11, 2014
    • 28. Cukrowicz, K.C., Poindexter, E.K., Philips, B., Lambert, M.E., Gong, G.,O’Bryant, S. & Hirsch, J.K. Assessing Suicide Risk in Rural Adults: Feasibility and Acceptability. Paper presented at the American Association of Suicidology. April 11, 2014
    • 29. Effects of ethnicity, gender, migration, immigration, age distribution, and rural residence on the proportion of centenarians in Texas counties. Presented at The 92nd Texas Public Health Association Annual Education Conference, Galveston, Texas, April 11 to April 13, 2016.
    • 30. Gordon Gong, Mohammad Allauddin, Billy U. Phillips, Jr. Concentrations of inorganic arsenic species are highly correlated with the concentration of the sum of all arsenic subspecies in nails. Presented at The 92nd Texas Public Health Association Annual Education Conference, Galveston, Texas, April 11-13, 2016.
    • 31. Bell Bailey, Gordon Gong, Catherine Hudson. Mild cognitive impairment and its relationship to C-reactive protein and albumin levels in blood. A Project FRONTIER study. Poster presented at TTUHSC Student Research Week. March 10-13, 2016. Lubbock Texas.
    • 32. Coleman Johnson, Gordon Gong, Debra Curti, Billy U. Philips, Jr. The Benchmark of Rural Health: Top 10 leading causes of death in rural Texas in 2010. To be presented at Texas Public Health Association 2017 Annual Education Conference in Fort Worth, March 27-29, 2017.
    • 33. Brady Miller, Catherine Hudson, Gordon Gong. Depression is associated with lower American National Adult Reading Test scores among rural dwellers aged between 50 and 64 years in Texas: A Project FRONTIER Study. To be presented at Texas Public Health Association 2017 Annual Education Conference in Fort Worth, March 27-29, 2017.
  • Research Funding

    • 1. Suicide Risk in Rural Adults: A Comprehensive Model of Risk American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Principal Investigator: Kelly Cukrowicz, Ph.D. Funding Dates: October 2013 – September 2015 Total Direct Costs: $90,000
    • 2. A Pilot Study of Suicide Assessment in Rural Adults American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Principal Investigator: Kelly Cukrowicz, Ph.D. Funding Dates: August 2012 – July 2013 Total Direct Costs: $30,000
    • 3. Understanding and Improving the Health of Rural West Texans The CH Foundation Principal Investigator: Sid E. O’Bryant, Ph.D. Funding Dates: December 1, 2010 – November 30, 2011 Total Direct Costs: $50,000 (with $50,000 Institutional match) Project Summary: To obtain multiplex assays on 300 samples from the Project FRONTIER Biobank in order to study the biological mediators of health outcomes among rural-dwelling adults and elders.
    • 4. Depression Among Rural-Dwelling Adult and Elder Texans Hogg Foundation for Mental Health Principal Investigator: Sid E. O’Bryant, Ph.D. Funding Dates: June 1, 2010 – May 31, 2011 Total Direct Costs: $14,926 Project Summary: To study the prevalence and presentation of depressive symptoms among rural adults and elders of West Texas. Also, to investigate prescription practices of anti-depressant medications.
    • 5. Normative Data for the RBANS among English-Speaking Mexican Americans National Academy of Neuropsychology Principal Investigator: Sid E. O’Bryant, Ph.D. Funding Dates: September 1 2009 – August 31, 2010 Total Direct Costs: $15,000
    • 6. A Community-Based Respite Care Program: Project FRONTIER Study Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation Principal Investigator: Sid E. O’Bryant, Ph.D. Funding Dates: October 2009 – September 2010 Total Direct Costs: $49,770
    • 7. Arsenic Exposure and Alzheimer’s Disease South Plains Foundation Principal Investigator: Sid E. O’Bryant, Ph.D. Co-Investigators: Gordon Gong, M.D., Jullian Spallholz, Ph.D., Mallory Boylan, Ph.D. Funding Dates: September 1, 2009 – August 31, 2010 Total Direct Costs: $15,000
    • 8. The Cochran County Aging Study (now Project FRONTIER) Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation Principal Investigator: Sid O’Bryant, Ph.D. Funding Dates: October 2006 – September 2007 Total Direct Costs: $58,402.00
  • Other

    • Dissertation:
      2006-present Valerie Hobson - Doctoral candidate, Clinical Psychology (APA accredited) Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas Dissertation: C-reactive Protein and Neuropsychological Functioning in a Rural Dwelling Multiethnic Sample Advisors: Lee Cohen, Ph.D. & Sid O’Bryant, Ph.D
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