Jan Eberth, PhD

Director, Rural and Minority Health Research Center

Phone: 803.576.7384
Email: jmeberth@mailbox.sc.edu
Twitter: @jmeberth

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of South Carolina
200 Stoneridge Drive Suite 204
Columbia, SC 29210


Current Projects - (4)


Completed Projects - (3)

  • 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
  • Rural Colon and Cervical Cancer Environmental Scan
    Detailed research was needed to provide a complex, textured picture of rural healthcare and the ways in which existing federally supported providers could 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

Publications - (28)

2020

2019

2018

2017

  • ESRD Facility Characteristics by Rurality and Risk of Closure
    Report
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 11/2017
    This study's purpose was to profile rural end stage renal disease (ESRD) facilities, focusing on those at greatest risk for closure. We examined the characteristics of these facilities, the quality of care provided, and the distance patients in rural areas would have to travel if the facilities closed.
  • Gender and Geographic Differences in Medicare Service Utilization During the Last Six Months of Life
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 11/2017
    End-of-life issues are important for senior women, particularly rural women, who are more likely than their urban counterparts to live alone. The role of residence has yet to be investigated. The purpose of this study is to examine whether service utilization in the last six months of life differs across gender and rurality.
  • Who Performs Colonoscopy? Workforce Trends Over Space and Time
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 11/2017
    Using data from South Carolina from 2001-2010, this study looked at changes in the types of facilities doing colonoscopies as well as the any changes in who is performing them.

2016