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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Two Spirit Elderly
This article looks at Elder abuse and Two Spirit elderly, and the connections between them.
Project: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
Author(s): Gray, J.
Publication: TSLGBTQ
Date: June 2021
Challenges Faced by Rural Primary Care Providers When Caring for COPD Patients in the Western United States
This paper examines challenges faced by primary care providers when caring for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in rural U.S.
Author(s): Diaz Del Valle, F., Koff, P., Min, S., Zakrajsek, J., Zittleman, L., Fernald, D., Nederveld, A., Nease, D., Hunter, A., Moody, E., Miller Temple, K., Niblock, J., Grund, C., Oser, T., Greiner, K.
Publication: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases
Date: May 2021
Rumination and Quality of Life Among Northern Plains Indians
This paper looks at the influence of rumination, a therapeutic mechanism, on the quality of life among Northern Plains Indians and mental health.
Author(s): Isaacs, D.S., Tehee, M., Gray, J.
Publication: Psychological Services
Date: May 2021
Student Connectivity in Online Programs: Role of the Nurse Faculty
This article shares results of a survey exploring online student connectivity of graduate nurse practitioner students.
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Shogren, M., Terras, K.
Publication: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 17(3), 329-334
Date: March 2021


The Role of Rural and Urban Geography and Gender in Community Stigma Around Mental Illness
This article describes the role of gender and rural-urban living in perceptions about mental illness in North Dakota. Results are based off of a survey conducted in the fall of 2018; the survey was completed by 749 North Dakota residents.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Tan, C.M., Urlacher, B., Heitkamp, T.
Publication: Health Education & Behavior
Date: November 2020
Student Connectivity in Online Programs: Role of the Nurse Faculty
This study explored the level of connectivity among online nurse practitioner students. The results indicate that nursing faculty must develop high-quality online learning environments with strong teaching methods. Universities should offer professional mentorship to transition nurse clinicians into successful online nurse educators.
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Shogren, M., Terras, K.
Publication: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners
Date: November 2020
Introduction to the Special Issue: Advocacy in Public Service Settings
This is an introduction to a special online issue of Psychological Services which describes the efforts to further behavioral health advocacy in public service settings.
Author(s): Gray, J., Kaslow, N., Allbaugh, L.
Publication: Psychological Services, 17(S1), 1-4
Date: June 2020
Psychometric Evaluation of the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory-3 With Northern Plains American Indians
The efficacy of the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory-3 was assessed among Northern Plains American Indians.
Author(s): Gray, J., Petros, T., Ayala, E.
Publication: Psychological Services
Date: March 2020


Wac'inyeya: Hope Among American Indian Youth
This article looks at what gives American Indian youth hope. The project included 56 rural tribal youth in focus groups across a Northern Plains reservation.
Author(s): Gray, J., Schrader, L., Isaacs, D., Smith, M., Bender, N.
Publication: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 26(2), 151-171
Date: September 2019
Suicidal Behaviors Among American Indian/Alaska Native Firefighters: Evidence for the Role of Painful and Provocative Events
This article examines suicide among American Indian/Alaska Native firefighters.
Author(s): Stanley, I., Hom, M., Gallyer, A., Gray, J., Joiner, T.
Publication: Transcultural Psychiatry
Date: May 2019
Trauma Caused by Injury or Abuse in Late Life: Experiences, Impacts, and the Federal Response
Discussion paper identifying resources that work to prevent injury and abuse in elders and help those who have experienced these tragedies deal with their ramifications.
Project: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
Author(s): Iyengar, V., Link, G., Beatty, P., Boel, M., Crockett, C., DiCocco, C., Fink, D., Gray, J., LaCounte, C., Miller, A., Phillippi, M., Skowronski, S., Twomey, M., Williams, T.
Publication: National Academy of Medicine
Date: January 2019


Dental Care Utilization and Service Needs Among American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Elders: 2008 to 2017
This article discusses dental care use and the services needed among American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian elders from 2008 to 2017.
Project: National Resource Center on Native American Aging
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Adamsen, C., Ward, C.
Publication: Journal of Aging and Health
Date: September 2018
Reworks: A Robust System Efficiency Measure
This article reports on the inaugural Australian-American system evaluation summit convened in Wyoming, focusing on the application of system evaluation theory.
Author(s): Renger, R., Keogh, B., Hawkins, A., Foltysova, J., Souvannasacd, E.
Publication: Evaluation Journal of Australasia
Date: September 2018
Education, Income, and Employment and Prevalence of Chronic Disease Among American Indian/Alaska Native Elders
Chronic disease studies have omitted analyses of the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) population, relied on small samples of AI/ANs, or focused on a single disease among AI/ANs. We measured the influence of income, employment status, and education level on the prevalence of chronic disease among 14,632 AI/AN elders. This article has also been included in a special collection for Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy titled, "PCD Collection: Eliminating Health Disparities: A Collection of Papers Dedicated to the Life and Work of Dr. Timothy Cunningham."
Project: National Resource Center on Native American Aging
Author(s): Adamsen, C., Schroeder, S., LeMire, S., Carter, P.
Publication: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15(E37)
Date: March 2018


Identifying Variability in Patient Characteristics and Prevalence of Emergency Department Utilization for Mental Health Diagnoses in Rural and Urban Communities
Patients needing behavioral healthcare can get more appropriate, cost-effective treatment if they are redirected from emergency departments (EDs). This study examined whether a larger proportion of rural versus urban patients went to went to EDs.
Project: Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Peterson, M.
Publication: The Journal of Rural Health
Date: October 2017
Defining Systems to Evaluate System Efficiency and Effectiveness
Article focuses on the application of systems thinking, systems theory and systems evaluation theory (SET) in evaluating of modern day systems efficiency and effectiveness.
Author(s): Renger, R., Foltysova, J., Renger, J., Booze, W.
Publication: Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 17(3), 4-13
Date: August 2017
Evaluating System Cascading Failures
In the article, Renger and coauthors share methods used to evaluate system cascading failures.
Author(s): Renger, R., Foltysova, J., Ienuso, S., Renger, J., Booze, W.
Publication: Evaluation Journal of Austalasia, 17(2), 29-36
Date: June 2017
Being Smart about Writing SMART Objectives
Article discusses the issues that occur when baseline data is missing when using the mainstream SMART method for developing program objectives. Also offers guidance on delineating between different contexts when using the SMART method.
Author(s): Bjerke, M., Renger, R.
Publication: Evaluation and Program Planning, 61, 125-127
Date: April 2017
An Interprofessional Programme to Culturally Sensitise Students to the Needs of Patients and Realities of Practice in Rural Areas
The University of North Dakota programme, Students/residents Experiences And Rotations in Community Health (SEARCH), was implemented to address recruitment and retention problems and stereotypes associated with practicing in rural areas.
Author(s): Schuller, K., Amundson, M., McPherson, M., Halaas, G.
Publication: Journal of Interprofessional Care, 28, 1-3
Date: February 2017
Community Health Centers Providing Dental Care to Disparate Populations in North Dakota
This case study explores how Community Health Centers in North Dakota provide dental care to disparate populations, while also identifying opportunities to close the gap that exists in accessing oral healthcare.
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Lee, J.
Publication: American Journal of Medical Research, 4(1), 50-60
Date: January 2017