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Susan L. Meacham, PhD, RD

Current Research Projects

  • Effect of boron on UV-induced skin cancer
  • Health status of populations in coal mining communities in the Appalachian region of Virginia and West Virginia
  • Rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity in coal production communities in economically distressed areas of Virginia and West Virginia in central Appalachia

Publications

Year Published Faculty Citation PMID
2016

Kennedy K, Meacham SL, Sukpraprut S, Kwakye SS, Atkinson KK, Bailey BN, Chavis DN, Thompson BE.  Cancer mortality trends in medically unserved counties in Virginia. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 2016 Jun 1;116(6):370-5.

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2015

Palmieri JR, Warehime J, Childers KAG, Meacham S. Relationships between weaning food preparation and the transmission of parasitic infections among children in Honduras, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic [editorial]. Austin J Microbiology. 2015;1(1):1003.

2015

Wooley SM, Meacham SL, Balmert LC, Talbott EO, Buchanich JM. Comparison of mortality disparities in Central Appalachian coal- and non-coal-mining counties. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2015 Jun;57(6):687–94.

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2013

Meacham S, Sukpraprut S, Taber T, Metzger D. Evaluation of research addressing chronic health in coal-dependent communities in central Appalachia. In: Environmental Considerations in Energy Production. Craynon J (Ed.). Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., Englewood, CO. 2013; pp 172-88.

2013

Meacham S, Sukpraprut S, Taber T, Metzger D. Evaluation of research addressing chronic health in coal-dependent communities in central Appalachia. In: Environmental Considerations in Energy Production. J Craynon, ed. Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration; SME; 2013 p.172-88.

2012

Meacham SL, Sukpraprut S, Taber T, Metzger D. Publications on chronic diseases in coal dependent communities in central Appalachia. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice. 2012 Fall;5(3):62-79.

2011

Nielsen FH, Meacham SL. Growing evidence for human health benefits of boron. Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine. 2011 Oct; 16(3):169-80. doi: 10.1177/2156587211407638.