Published Work


Benavidez GA, Zahnd WE, Hung P, Eberth JM. Chronic Disease Prevalence in the US: Sociodemographic and Geographic Variations by Zip Code Tabulation Area. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2024 Feb 29:21:E14. doi: 10.5888/pcd21.230267.

Semprini J, Reynolds J, Zahnd WE, Wehby G. Eliminating Medicaid dental benefits and early-stage oral cancer diagnoses. Cancer Medicine. 2024 Feb;13(4):e7061. doi: 10.1002/cam4.7061.


Mullens CL, Hernandez JA, Murthy J, Henden S, Zahnd WE, Ibrahim AM, Scott JW. Understanding the impacts of rural hospital closures: A scoping review. J Rural Health. 2023 Oct 11. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12801. Online ahead of print.

Bilenduke E, Anderson S, Brenner A, Currier J, Eberth JM, King J, Land SR, Risendal BC, Shannon J, Wangen M, Waters AR, Zahnd WE, Studts JL. Equitable implementation of lung cancer screening: avoiding its potential to mirror existing inequities among people who use tobacco. Cancer Causes Control. 2023 Sep 15. doi: 10.1007/s10552-023-01790-z. Online ahead of print.

Whalen MM, Lizarraga IM, Kahl AR, Zahnd WE, Eberth JM, Overholser L, Askelson N, Hirschey R, Yeager K, Nash SH, Engelbart JM, Charlton ME. Effect of rurality and travel distance on contralateral prophylactic mastectomy for unilateral breast cancer. Cancer Causes Control. 2023 Apr 25. doi: 10.1007/s10552-023-01689-9. Online ahead of print.

Day KR, Wilcox S, Liu J, Zahnd WE. Associations Between Neighborhood Crime and Physical Activity Among Pregnant Women in South Carolina. Preventing Chronic Disease.2023 Apr 20:20:E29. doi: 10.5888/pcd20.220239.

Semprini JT, Biddell CB, Eberth JM, Charlton ME, Nash SH, Yeager KA, Evans D, Madhivanan P, Brandt HM, Askelson NM, Seaman AT, Zahnd WE. Measuring and addressing health equity: an assessment of cancer center designation requirements. Cancer Causes Control. 2023 Mar 20. doi: 10.1007/s10552-023-01680-4. Online ahead of print.

Zahnd WE, Silverman AF, Self S, Hung P, Natafgi N, Adams SA, Merrell MA, Owens OL, Crouch EL, Eberth JM. The COVID-19 pandemic impact on independent and provider-based rural health clinics' operations and cancer prevention and screening provision in the United StatesJ Rural Health. 2023 Mar 3. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12753. Online ahead of print.

Hirschey R, Rohweder C, Zahnd WE, Eberth JM, Adsul P, Guan Y, Yeager KA, Haines H, Farris PE, Bea JW, Dwyer A, Madhivanan P, Ranganathan R, Seaman AT, Vu T, Wickersham K, Vu M, Teal R, Giannone K, Hilton A, Cole A, Islam JY, Askelson N. Prioritizing rural populations in state comprehensive cancer control plans: a qualitative assessment. Cancer Causes Control. 2023 Feb 25;1-11. doi: 10.1007/s10552-023-01673-3. Online ahead of print.

Shalowitz DI, Hung P, Zahnd WE, Eberth JM. Pre-pandemic geographic access to hospital-based telehealth for cancer care in the United States. Plos One. 2023 Jan 31;18(1):e0281071. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0281071. eCollection 2023. 

Jehan S, Zahnd WE, Wooten NR, Seay KD.  Geographic variation in availability of opioid treatment programs across U.S. communities. Journal of Addictive Diseases. 2023 Jan 16;1-11. doi: 10.1080/10550887.2023.2165869. Online ahead of print. 


Zahnd WE, Hung P, Shi KS, Zgodic A, Merrell MA, Crouch EL, Probst JC, Eberth JM. Availability of hospital-based cancer services before and after rural hospital closure, 2008-2017Journal of Rural Health. 2022 Sep 21. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12716. Online ahead of print.

Larson AE, Zahnd WE, Davis MM, Stange KC, Yoon J, Heintzman JD, Harvey SM. Before and During Pandemic Telemedicine Use: An Analysis of Rural and Urban Safety-Net Clinics. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2022 Sep 9;S0749-3797(22)00342-7

McDow AD, Lanzotti N, Zahnd WE, MacKinney EA, Angelos P, Mellinger JD, Ganai S. Impact of Endocrinologist and Surgeon Density on Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Survival. American Surgeon. 2022 May 19:31348221091958. doi: 10.1177/00031348221091958. Online ahead of print.

Zahnd WE, Ranganathan R, Adams SA, Babatunde O. Sociodemographic disparities in molecular testing for breast cancer. Cancer Causes & Control. 2022;  33: 843–859. 

Zahnd WE, Del Vecchio N, Askelson N, Eberth JM, Vanderpool RC, Overholser L, Madhivanan P, Hirschey R, Edward J. Definition and categorization of "rural" and assessment of realized access to care. Health Serv Res. 2022 Feb 11. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.13951. Online ahead of print.

Eberth JM, Hung P, Benavidez GA, Probst JC, Zahnd WE, McNatt MK, Toussaint E, Merrell MA, Crouch E, Oyesode OJ, Yell N. The Problem Of The Color Line: Spatial Access To Hospital Services For Minoritized Racial And Ethnic Groups. Health Aff (Millwood). 2022 Feb;41(2):237-246. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2021.01409.

Brown MJ, Joseph C, James T, Haider MR, Zahnd WE, Cohen SA. Gender and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Social Determinants of Health and Subjective Cognitive Decline: The Mediating Role of Depression. J Gerontol Nurs. 2022 Feb;48(2):13-22. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20220110-01. Epub 2022 Feb 1.

Yeager KA, Zahnd WE, Eberth JM, Vanderpool RC, Rohweder C, Teal R, Vu M, Stradtman L, Frost EL, Trapl E, Gonzalez SK, Vu T, Ko LK, Cole A, Farris PE, Shannon J, Askelson N, Seegmiller L, White A, Edward J, Davis M, Petermann V, Wheeler SB. Financial navigation: Staff perspectives on patients' financial burden of cancer care. J Cancer Surviv.  2022 Jan 26. doi: 10.1007/s11764-022-01175-2. Online ahead of print.

Sullivan E, Zahnd WE, Zhu J, Kenzie E, Patzel, Davis M. Mapping Rural and Urban Veterans' Spatial Access to Primary Care Following the MISSION Act.  J Gen Intern Med . 2022 Jan 3. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-07229-y. Online ahead of print.


Edward J, Petermann VM, Eberth JM, Zahnd WE, Vanderpool RC, Askelson N, Rohweder CL, Koopman Gonzalez S, Stradtman LR, Ko LK, Farris PE.  Interventions to address cancer-related financial toxicity: Recommendations from the field. J Rural Health. 2021 Dec 3. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12637. Online ahead of print.

Babatunde OA, Zahnd WE, Eberth JM, Lawson AB, Adams SA, Boakye EA, Jefferson MS, Allen CG, Pearce JL, Li H, Hughes Halbert C. Association between Neighborhood Social Deprivation and Stage at Diagnosis among Breast Cancer Patients in South Carolina. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Nov 11;18(22):11824. doi: 10.3390/ijerph182211824.

Zahnd WE, Bell N, Larson AE. Geographic, racial/ethnic, and socioeconomic inequities in broadband access. J Rural Health. 2021 Nov 18. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12635. Online ahead of print.

Petermann V, Zahnd WE, Vanderpool RC, Eberth JM, Rohweder C, Teal R, Vu M, Stradtman L, Frost E, Trapl E, Koopman Gonzalez S, Vu T, Ko LK, Cole A, Farris PE, Shannon J, Lee J, Askelson N, Seegmiller L, White A, Edward J, Davis M, Wheeler S. How cancer programs identify and address the financial burdens of rural cancer patients. Support Care Cancer. 2021 Oct 16. doi: 10.1007/s00520-021-06577-z. Online ahead of print.

Murphy C, Evans S, Askelson N, Eberth JM, Zahnd WE. Extent of Inclusion of "Rural" in Comprehensive Cancer Control Plans in the United States. Prev Chronic Dis. 2021 Sep 2;18:E86. doi: 10.5888/pcd18.210091.

Hung P, Shi K, Probst JC, Zahnd WE, Zgodic A, Merrell MA, Crouch E, Eberth JM. Trends in Cancer Treatment Service Availability Across Critical Access Hospitals and Prospective Payment System Hospitals. Med Care. 2021 Aug 25. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001635. Online ahead of print.

Zgodic A, Eberth JM, Smith BD, Zahnd WE, Adams SA, McKinley BP, Horner RD, O'Rourke MA, Blackhurst DW, Hudson MF. Multilevel predictors of guideline concordant needle biopsy use for non-metastatic breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat . 2021 Nov;190(1):143-153. doi: 10.1007/s10549-021-06352-y. Epub 2021 Aug 17.

Eberth JM, Zahnd WE, Josey MJ, Schootman M, Hung P, Probst JC. Trends in spatial access to colonoscopy in South Carolina, 2000-2014. Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol. 2021 Jun;37:100414. doi: 10.1016/j.sste.2021.100414. Epub 2021 Mar 6.

Adams SA, Zahnd WE, Ranganathan R, Hung P, Brown MJ, Truman S, Biesecker C, Kirksey VC, Eberth JM.  Rural and racial disparities in colorectal cancer incidence and mortality in South Carolina, 1996 - 2016. J Rural Health. 2021 May 8. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12580. Online ahead of print.

Benavidez GA, Zgodic A, Zahnd WE, Eberth JM. Disparities in Meeting USPSTF Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines Among Women in the United States. Prev Chronic Dis. 2021 Apr 15;18:E37. doi: 10.5888/pcd18.200315.

Zgodic A, Zahnd WE, Advani S, Eberth JM. Low-dose CT lung cancer screening uptake: A rural-urban comparison. J Rural Health.  2021 Mar 18. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12568. Online ahead of print.

Zahnd WE, Murphy C, Knoll M, Benavidez GA, Day KR, Ranganathan R, Luke P, Zgodic A, Shi K, Merrell MA, Crouch EL, Brandt HM, Eberth JM. The Intersection of Rural Residence and Minority Race/Ethnicity in Cancer Disparities in the United States. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Feb 3;18(4):1384. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18041384.

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