1000 East Clay Street
P.O. Box 980524
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0524
Phone: (804) 828-1797
Fax: (804) 828-1532
Publications: selected | PubMed
Education: Wayne State University, 1985
As an epidemiologist, I
collaborate with other researchers to design and implement human research
studies.For the last ten years I
have worked in such areas as youth tobacco use, evaluation for mental
health and substance abuse services and review of the use of television
for health education.
I worked with a group of VCU faculty to bring the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship
Program to VCU and served as the education coordinator for the Fellows for
four years. I have also been
very involved in the design, development and conduct of the International
Program in Addiction Studies, a tri-partite graduate program leading to a
Master of Science in Addiction Studies. This program is a true collaboration in which VCU works with King’s
College London and the University of Adelaide to offer a completely online
program to disseminate the latest information regarding addiction treatment,
prevention and policy worldwide.
There are currently over 30 students enrolled in the program and they
represent many different countries, both developed and developing.
My current research
involves prevention of consequences associated with substance misuse in
Virginia. I am the
lead epidemiologist on a five-year SAMHSA (Substance Abuse, Mental Health
Services Administration) collaborative project entitled "Applying a
Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to develop state-level infrastructure
target parallel development in selected high-need communities".
Review of statewide data indicated that Virginia has a higher than expected
level of binge drinking and motor vehicle crashes with alcohol-impaired
drivers 15 to 24 so we are now planning for distribution of funds to
communities with high evidence of need. This
is funded through a sub-grant from the Department of Behavioral Health and
Kennedy MG, Turf EE, Wilson M, Huang GC, Wells K, Woodley P, (2011)
Effects of viewing and of feeling
transported by a television drama about environmental exposure to toxic
substances. Public Health
Vieweg WV, Hasnain M, Lesnefsky EJ, Turf EE,
Pandurangi AK.Assessing the presence and severity of depression in
subjects with comorbid coronary heart disease.Am
J Med. 2010 Aug;123(8):683-90.
Lu Juan, Marmarou A, Lapane K, Turf E and Wilson L.
2010. A Method for Reducing Misclassification in the Extended Glasgow
Outcome Score.Accepted for
publication in The
Journal of Neurotrauma;
Corona R, Turf EE, Corneille MA, Belgrave FZ, Nasim A.2009. Risk and Protective Factors for Tobacco Use among 8th
and 10th Grade African American Students in Virginia.
Preventing Chronic Disease;
Harris SA, Urton A, Turf E, Monti MM. 2009. Fish and
shellfish consumption estimates and perceptions of risk in a cohort of
occupational and recreational fishers of the Chesapeake Bay.
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