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Marlo Vernon, PhD - Augusta University. Augusta, GA, US

Marlo Vernon, PhD Marlo Vernon, PhD

Assistant Professor | Augusta University

Augusta, GA, UNITED STATES

Skilled in Program Evaluation, Grant Writing, Program Development, Public Health Research and Data Analysis.

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Biography

Experienced research scientist with a demonstrated history of working in higher education and public health. Skilled in Program Evaluation, Grant Writing, Program Development, Public Health Research and Data Analysis.

Areas of Expertise (7)

Physical Activity

Childhood Obesity

Program Development

Program Evaluation

Public Health Research

Obesity Prevention

Body Composition

Accomplishments (3)

Georgia Public Health Association, Student Poster Award

2017 Georgia Public Health Association "Current patterns of emergency department utilization: patient characteristics of high frequency utilizations"

American Public Health Association Student Presentation Award

2017 American Public Health Association, Medical Care Section "Costs and Trends of Emergency Department Utilization Pre- and Post-ACA: Evidence from a Rural Georgia Hospital"

The Anthony Shuker Scientific Poster Award

2016 GeorgiaBio Innovation Summit "New Measures of Innovation Productivity in Bio Sciences"

Education (4)

Augusta University: Ph.D., Applied Health Sciences 2018

University of South Carolina: M.P.H., Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Maternal and Child Health 2003

Franciscan University of Steubenville: B.A., English Language and Literature/Letters 2001

Marquette University: Certificate, Natural Family Planning Instructor

Affiliations (2)

  • American Public Health Association
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

Media Appearances (1)

Improving health, improving the community

Jagwire  online

“I’ve worked at Augusta University for 15 years but had always wanted to get my PhD,” Vernon said. “When Allied Health announced this program, I knew it was the perfect opportunity for me.”

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Articles (5)

Costs and Trends of Emergency Department Utilization Pre-ACA and Post-ACA

Medical Care

Marlo Vernon, Steven Goggans, Gianluca De Leo, Vahé Heboyan

2019 A high volume of emergency department (ED) visits in the rural United States may be the result of barriers to accessing primary care. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) increased the number of insured, which may improve patient access to primary care and therefore reduce ED utilization.

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Are university rankings useful to improve research? A systematic review

PloS one

Marlo M Vernon, E Andrew Balas, Shaher Momani

2018 Concerns about reproducibility and impact of research urge improvement initiatives. Current university ranking systems evaluate and compare universities on measures of academic and research performance. Although often useful for marketing purposes, the value of ranking systems when examining quality and outcomes is unclear.

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Respiratory therapy faculty perspectives on interprofessional education: Findings from a cross-sectional online survey

Journal of Interprofessional Care

Marlo M Vernon, Nicole Moore, Andrew Mazzoli, Gianluca De Leo

2018 Interprofessional education (IPE) improves collaboration and patient care through joint education between health professions. Respiratory therapy (RT) has not been previously evaluated as participants in IPE. A cross-sectional online survey was distributed to evaluate the opportunities and barriers towards IPE of 874 respiratory therapy faculty with both quantitative measures and open-ended questions.

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Respiratory therapy faculty knowledge of and attitudes toward interprofessional education

Respiratory Care

Marlo M Vernon, Nicole M Moore, Lisa-Anne Cummins, Stephanie E Reyes, Andrew J Mazzoli, Vahe Heboyan, Gianluca De Leo

2017 Interprofessional education (IPE) improves collaboration and patient care through joint education between health professions. Respiratory therapy (RT) faculty were surveyed to evaluate their knowledge and attitudes toward IPE.

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Maternal stress predicts postpartum weight retention

Maternal and Child Health Journal

Kara Whitaker, Deborah Young-Hyman, Marlo Vernon, Sara Wilcox

2014 Postpartum weight retention (PPWR) is a significant contributor to the development of overweight and obesity in women of childbearing age. Stress may be a key mechanism making it more difficult for mothers to lose weight in the year following delivery.

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