Publications

Cao, S., Gentili, M.4, Griffin, P., Serban, N. (Submitted May 2016) Small-Area Estimation of Spatial Access to Pediatric Preventive Dental Care and Its Implications for Policy, under review.
Harati, P.,  Gentili, M., Serban, N. (2016) Projecting the Impact of the Affordable Care Act Provisions on Accessibility and Availability of Primary Care for the Adult Population in Georgia, Journal of the American Public Health, accepted April 2016.
Garcia, E., N. Serban , J. Swann, and A. Fitzpatrick (2015). “A Study of the Impact of Geographic Access on Severe Health Outcomes for Pediatric Asthma”, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, featured as New Research Article,  136(3):610-8.
Yan, R., Bastian, N.D., and Griffin, P.M. (2015), “Association of Food Environment and Food Retailers with Obesity in US Adults”, Health and Place, to appear.
Bastian, N.D., Griffin, P.M., Spero, E., and Fulton, L. (2015), “Multi-Criteria Logistics Modeling for Military Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Aerial Delivery Operations”, Optimization Letters, to appear.  
Li, Z., Serban, N., Swann, J.(2015),”An optimization framework for measuring spatial access over healthcare networks", BMC Health Services Research, 15:273.
Davila-Payan, C., Johnson, K., DeGuzman, M., Serban, N. and Swann, J. (2015), ``Estimating Prevalence of Overweight and Obese Children in Small Geographical Areas using Publicly Available Data", Preventing Chronic Diseases, in press.
Heier Stamm, N. Serban, J. Swann, and P. Wortley (2015), “Quantifying and Explaining Accessibility of H1N1 Vaccine during the 2009 pandemic”, Health Care Management Science, September Volume. 
Griffin, P.M., Lee, H., Scherrer, C., Swann, J.L. (2014), “Balancing Investments in Federally Qualified Health Centers and Medicaid for Improved Access and Coverage in Pennsylvania”, Health Care Management Science, Vol. 17, pp. 1-17.
Bennett-Milburn, A., Hewitt, M., Griffin, P.M., Savelsbergh, M. (2014). “The Value of Remote Monitoring Systems for Treatment of Chronic Disease”, IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, Vol. 4, pp. 65-79
M. Nobles, N. Serban, J. Swann (2014), Spatial Accessibility of Pediatric Primary Healthcare: Measurement and Inference, Annals of Applied Statistics, 8 (4), 1922-1946.
Ekici, A., P. Keskinocak, and J. Swann (2014). “Pandemic Influenza Response: Food Distribution Logistics.” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 16(1):11-27.
Davila Payan, C., P. Wortley, and J. Swann (2014), “System Factors to Explain H1N1 State Vaccination Rates for Children and High-Risk Adults in US Emergency Response to Pandemic”.  Vaccine.  2014 Jan 3;32(2):246-51. 
 Basole, R.C., Braunstein,M., Kumar,V., Park, H., Kahng, B., Chau, P., Tamersoy, A., Hirsh, D.A., Serban, N. Bost, J., Lesnick,  B., Schissel, B.L., Thompson, M.  (2014) ``Understanding Variations in Pediatric Asthma Care Processes in the Emergency Department using Visual Analytics", Journal of the American Informatics Association, in press.
Kirkizlar E., Serban N., Sisson J.A., Swann J.L., Barnes C.S., Williams M.D. (2013) ``Evaluation of telemedicine for screening of diabetic retinopathy in the Veterans Health Administration." Ophtamology, 120(12) 2604-2610.
Davila Payan, C., P. Wortley, and J. Swann (2013), “Supply Chain and System Factors to Explain H1N1 State Vaccination Rates for Adults in US Emergency Response to Pandemic”.  Vaccine. in press. 
RC Basole, MA Bellamy (2012) "Global supply network health: Analysis and visualization",  Information, Knowledge, Systems Management 11 (1), 59-76.
Griffin, S.O., Bailey, W., Brunson, D., Griffin, P.M., Jones, J. (2012). “Burden of Oral Disease among Older Adults and Implications for Public Health Priorities”, American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 102, pp. 411-418.
Deo, S., S. Topp, A. Garcia, M. Soldner, K. Yagci, S. Reid, J. Swann (2012). “Two Queue or not two queue: The impact of integrating HIV and outpatient health services in an urban health clinic in Zambia.” PLOS ONE 7(4): e35479. 
Faissol, D.M., Griffin, P.M., Kirkizlar, E., and Swann, J.L. (2010). “Timing of Testing and Treatment for Asymptomatic Diseases”, Mathematical Biosciences, Vol. 226, pp. 28-37
Ashok,. M., Griffin, P.M., and Halpern, M. (2010). "Impact of Clinical and Non-clinical Factors on the Choice of HER2 Test for Breast Cancer", Cancer Investigation, Vol. 28, No. 7, pp. 735-742.
Shi, P., P. Keskinocak, J. Swann, and B. Lee (2010). “Modeling Seasonality and Viral Mutation to Predict the Course of an Influenza Pandemic.” Epidemiology and Infection;138(10):1472-81.  
Kirkizlar, E., D. Faissol, P. Griffin, and J. Swann (2010). “Timing of Testing and Treatment for Asymptomatic Diseases.” Mathematical Biosciences 226:28-37. 
Shi, P., P. Keskinocak, J. Swann, and B. Lee (2010). “The Impact of Mixing Pattern Changes from Holidays and Traveling on Outcomes during an Influenza Pandemic.” BMC Public Health 10:778.  
Faissol, D., P. Griffin, and J. Swann (2009). “Bias in Markov Models of Disease.” Mathematical Biosciences,  220(2):143-156. 
Hagtvedt, R., Griffin, P.M., Keskinocak, P., Roberts, R. (2009). “A Simulation Model to Compare Strategies for the Reduction of Healthcare Acquired Infections,” Interfaces, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 256-270
Griffin, S.O., Barker, L.K., Griffin, P.M., Cleveland, J.L, and Kohn, W. (2009). "Oral Health Needs among U.S. Adults and Persons with Chronic Conditions", Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), Vol. 140, No. 10, pp. 1266-1274
Griffin, P.M. (2009). “Understanding and Enhancing the Dental Delivery Systems”, Information, Knowledge, Systems Management, Vol 8, pp. 1389-1995
Griffin, P., C. Scherrer, and J. Swann (2008). “Optimal Location of Community Health Centers using Synthetic  Estimates for Need.” IIE Transactions (Special Issue on Healthcare Engineering) 40(9):880-892.
Faissol, D., J. Swann, B. Kolodziejski, P. Griffin and T. Gift (2007). “The Role of Bathhouses and Sex Clubs in HIV Transmission: Findings from a Mathematical Model.”  Journal of AIDS.  44(4): 386-394. 
Scherrer, C., P. Griffin, J. Swann (2007). “Public Health Sealant Delivery Programs: Optimal Delivery and the Cost  of Practice Acts.”  Medical Decision Making. 27:762. 
Griffin, S.O., Regnier, E., Griffin, P.M., and Huntley, V. (2007), “Effectiveness of Fluoride in Preventing Caries in Adults“, Journal of Dental Research, Vol 86, 410-415
Griffin, S.O., P.M. Griffin, J. Swann and N. Zlobin (2005). “New Coronal Caries in Older Adults: Implications for Prevention.” Journal of Dental Research, 84(8): 715-720.
Griffin, S.O., P.M. Griffin, J. Swann and N. Zlobin (2004). “Estimating Rates of New Root Caries in Older Adults.” Journal of Dental Research, 83(8): 634-638.
Griffin, S.O., Griffin, P.M., Beltran-Aguilar, E.B., Malvitz, D.M., and Heiden, K.D. (2004), “Estimating Prevalence and Severity of Caries in the Mixed Dentition: A Comparison of Two Screening Protocols,” Journal of Public Health Dentistry, Vol. 64, 14-19
Griffin, S.O., Griffin, P.M., Gooch, B.F., and Barker, L.K. (2002), “Comparing the Costs of Three Sealant Delivery Strategies,” Journal of Dental Research, Vol. 81, 641-645
W. B. Rouse & N. Serban (2014). Understanding and Managing the Complexity of Healthcare. MIT Press
Ayer, T., P. Keskinocak, and J. Swann (2014). “OR/MS Research in Public Health,” Tutorials in Operations Research, INFORMS, A. Newman (editor) and C. Smith (series editor). (Invited)  Under review.
Griffin, J., P. Keskinocak, and J. Swann (2013). “Allocating Scarce Healthcare Resources in Developing Countries,” Handbook of Healthcare Operations Management: Methods and Applications (International Series in Operations Research and Management Science), B. Denton (editor) and F. Hillier (senior editor), Springer.
COLLABORATE: CDC and GT Workshop, Atlanta, GA. "Analytics for Public Health to Design Efficient, Effective, and Equitable Systems", J. Swann, March, 2014. Download
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA,  "Health Analytics at Georgia Tech: From Information to Knowledge to Decision Making", N. Serban, J. Swann, May, 2014. Download
IIE Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, "Quantifying and Explaining Access to H1N1 Vaccine", Heier Stamm, J., Serban, N., Swann, J., June, 2014. Download
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA. "Small-area Estimates for Pediatric Obesity." N. Serban and J. Swann, May 2014. Download
Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Research Advisory Committee Meeting, Atlanta, GA, "Engineering in Public Health for Efficient, Effective, and Equitable Outcomes",  N. Serban, J. Swann, November, 2013. Download
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