Jan Eberth, PhD

Director, Rural and Minority Health Research Center

Phone: 803.576.5770
Email: jmeberth@mailbox.sc.edu

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of South Carolina
915 Greene St
Columbia, SC 29208


Current Projects - (2)

  • Creating County- and Census Tract-Level Estimates of Childhood Obesity in the U.S.: A Spatial Multilevel Modeling Approach
    Using the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health, spatial multilevel models will be constructed to estimate county- and Census tract-level rates of childhood obesity in the U.S. Particular emphasis will be placed on rural areas, for which direct estimates are often unavailable because of small sample sizes in population-based surveys.
    Research center: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Topics: Children and adolescents, Obesity
  • Rural Colon and Cervical Cancer Environmental Scan
    Detailed research is needed to provide a complex, textured picture of rural healthcare and the ways in which existing federally supported providers can provide adequate services across the continuum of cancer care from prevention through survivorship.
    Research center: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Topics: Cancer, Minority health

Completed Projects - (2)

  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Bypass Behavior and Outcomes
    Studies have shown that increased distance to the closest endoscopy provider is associated with lower screening utilization among Medicare enrollees. The purpose of this study is to expand beyond the Medicare population to examine the travel behaviors of the entire population, comparing urban vs. rural residents in obtaining endoscopies for colorectal cancer screening.
    Research center: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Topics: Cancer, Health promotion and disease prevention, Medicare
  • Potential Impact of ESRD Payment Reform on Rural Dialysis Patients
    This study will estimate the potential implications of rural dialysis facility loss for rural patients. Specifically, we will identify low-volume dialysis facilities in rural areas, profile the patients they serve, and estimate the additional travel burden that these patients would experience if facilities close.
    Research center: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Topics: Health services, Hospitals and clinics

Publications - (8)