Melissa Ahern, PhD


Publications - (4)

  • Childhood Asthma in Rural-Urban Areas
    Policy Brief
    West Virginia Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 06/2012
    This policy brief examines how asthma may be related to rural areas adjacent or non-adjacent to larger population centers, to variation in measures of air quality, to varying levels of agricultural and animal production, and to other characteristics such as obesity, race/ethnicity, or health insurance.
  • Childhood Asthma in Rural-Urban Areas (Final Report)
    West Virginia Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 05/2012
    This report examines how asthma may be related to rural areas adjacent or non-adjacent to larger population centers, to variation in measures of air quality, to varying levels of agricultural and animal production, and to other characteristics such as obesity, race/ethnicity, or health insurance.
  • Patterns of Food Insecurity, Food Availability, and Health Outcomes Among Rural and Urban Counties
    Policy Brief
    West Virginia Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 06/2011
    This project will examine rural and urban food security/availability. It will test the hypotheses that food insecurity will differ significantly between rural/urban counties and that there will be a significant relationship between food insecurity and availability and selected adverse health outcomes in non-metropolitan counties.
  • Patterns of Food Insecurity, Food Availability, and Health Outcomes Among Rural and Urban Counties (Final Report)
    West Virginia Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 06/2011
    Rural counties are disproportionately associated with high food insecurity risk relative to urban counties. Programs and policies may focus on improving food availability and access for rural populations.