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Research and Publications

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Marin County Public Health actively contributed to research to advance public health practice and benefit our community. This work often describes local initiatives that may be beneficial to spread more widely. Peer reviewed articles and presentations authored by Marin Public Health staff over the past three years can be viewed here. 

Note: Author list includes the first author on the article/presentation as well as a listing of all Marin County Public Health staff who are listed as co-authors. Authors who were with Marin County at the time of the work but are no longer affiliated are also listed.

Publications

 

1

Borrelia miyamotoi infection in immunocompromised man, California, USA, 2021
Authors: Rubio et al, including Shanna Cronan
Journal: Emerg Infect Dis. 2023 May.

Rubio LA, Kjemtrup AM, Marx GE, Cronan S, Kilonzo C, Saunders MEM, et al. Borrelia miyamotoi infection in immunocompromised man, California, USA, 2021. Emerg Infect Dis. 2023 May [date cited].

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2

COVID-19 Vaccine Perceptions Survey for Real-Time Vaccine Outreach in Marin County, California
Authors: Soriano et al, including Jasmine Soriano, Haylea Hannah, Karina Arambula, Rochelle Ereman, and Matthew Willis
Journal: Cureus 15(3): e36583. (March 23, 2023)

Soriano J, Hannah H, Arambula K, et al. (March 23, 2023) COVID-19 Vaccine Perceptions Survey for Real-Time Vaccine Outreach in Marin County, California. Cureus 15(3): e36583. 

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3

Lessons From the Field: Rapid Antigen Testing Is Efficient and Practical for Mitigation of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities
Authors: Miller et al, including Lael Duncan, Lindsey Termini, Lee Ann Prebil, Stephen McCurdy
Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 10, Issue 2, February 2023

David A Miller, Lael Duncan, Lindsey Termini, Lee Ann Prebil, David Witt, Stephen A McCurdy, Lessons From the Field: Rapid Antigen Testing Is Efficient and Practical for Mitigation of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities, Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 10, Issue 2, February 2023.

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4

Using Cross-Cultural Collaboration to Establish a Working Coalition for An Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Program
Authors: Thompkins et al, including Randi Lachter and Pooja Mhatre
Journal: J Humanist Psychol. 2023 Feb 16:00221678221140625

Thompkins F, Goldblum P, Lai T, Reynolds J, Lachter R, Mhatre PG, Vakharia S, Thompson SM, Brown LM. Using Cross-Cultural Collaboration to Establish a Working Coalition for An Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Program. J Humanist Psychol. 2023 Feb 16:00221678221140625.

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5

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 and Respiratory Virus Sentinel Surveillance, California, USA, May 10, 2020-June 12, 2021
Authors: Cooksey et al, including Tracy Lam-Hine, and Alana McGrath
Emerg Infect Dis. 2022 Jan;28(1):9-19. doi: 10.3201/eid2801.211682

Cooksey GLS, Morales C, Linde L, Schildhauer S, Guevara H, Chan E, Gibb K, Wong J, Lin W, Bonin BJ, Arizmendi O, Lam-Hine T, Tzvieli O, McDowell A, Kampen KM, Lopez DL, Ennis J, Lewis LS, Oren E, Hatada A, Molinar B, Frederick M, Han GS, Sanchez M, Garcia MA, McGrath A, Le NQ, Boyd E, Bertolucci RM, Corrigan J, Brodine S, Austin M, Roach WRK, Levin RM, Tyson BM, Pry JM, Cummings KJ, Wadford DA, Jain S. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 and Respiratory Virus Sentinel Surveillance, California, USA, May 10, 2020-June 12, 2021. Emerg Infect Dis. 2022 Jan;28(1):9-19. 

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6

Emergency Medical Service Utilization and Response Following COVID-19 Emergency and Stay-at-Home Policies: An Interrupted Time-Series Analysis
Authors: O'Connor et al, including Haylea Hannah, Troy Peterson, Dustin Ballard, Rochelle Ereman, and Matthew Willis
Journal: Cureus. 2021 Nov 21;13(11):e19794

O'Connor AW, Hannah HA, Burnor EA, Fukutaki KG, Peterson T, Ballard DW, Ereman RR, Willis MD, Augusto OJ, Wagenaar BH. Emergency Medical Service Utilization and Response Following COVID-19 Emergency and Stay-at-Home Policies: An Interrupted Time-Series Analysis. Cureus. 2021 Nov 21;13(11):e19794. 

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7

Phased Return of Students to 77 Transitional Kindergarten-8th Grade Schools With Cohesive Mitigation Strategies Serving as Protective Factors Against the Increase of COVID-19 Cases in Marin County: September 2020-January 2021
Authors: Paff et al, including Rochelle Ereman, Lisa Santora, Bethany Dominik, Alana McGrath, Jasmine Soriano, Karina Arambula, Charis Baz, and Matthew Willis
Journal: Cureus. 2021 Nov 22;13(11):e19821

Paff SQ, Ereman R, Santora L, Dominik B, McGrath A, Soriano J, Arambula K, Baz C, Willis M, George MF. Phased Return of Students to 77 Transitional Kindergarten-8th Grade Schools With Cohesive Mitigation Strategies Serving as Protective Factors Against the Increase of COVID-19 Cases in Marin County: September 2020-January 2021. Cureus. 2021 Nov 22;13(11):e19821. 

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8

Outbreak Associated with SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant in an Elementary School - Marin County, California, May-June 2021
Authors: Lam-Hine et al, including Tracy Lam-Hine, Stephen McCurdy, Lisa Santora, Lael Duncan, and Matthew Willis
Journal: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Sep 3;70(35):1214-1219

Lam-Hine T, McCurdy SA, Santora L, Duncan L, Corbett-Detig R, Kapusinszky B, Willis M. Outbreak Associated with SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant in an Elementary School - Marin County, California, May-June 2021. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Sep 3;70(35):1214-1219. 

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9

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Assessment Team. COVID-19 Case Investigation and Contact Tracing in the US, 2020
Authors: Lash et al, including Matthew Willis, Alana McGrath, and Stephen McCurdy
Journal: JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jun 1;4(6):e2115850. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.15850.

Lash RR, Moonan PK, Byers BL, Bonacci RA, Bonner KE, Donahue M, Donovan CV, Grome HN, Janssen JM, Magleby R, McLaughlin HP, Miller JS, Pratt CQ, Steinberg J, Varela K, Anschuetz GL, Cieslak PR, Fialkowski V, Fleischauer AT, Goddard C, Johnson SJ, Morris M, Moses J, Newman A, Prinzing L, Sulka AC, Va P, Willis M, Oeltmann JE; COVID-19 Contact Tracing Assessment Team. COVID-19 Case Investigation and Contact Tracing in the US, 2020. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jun 1;4(6):e2115850.

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10

Crisis Decision-Making at the Speed of COVID-19: Field Report on Issuing the First Regional Shelter-in-Place Orders in the United States.
Authors: Aragón et al, including Matthew Willis.
Journal: J Public Health Manag Pract. 2021 Jan/Feb;27 Suppl 1, COVID-19 and Public Health: Looking Back, Moving Forward:S19-S28

Aragón TJ, Cody SH, Farnitano C, Hernandez LB, Morrow SA, Pan ES, Tzvieli O, Willis M. Crisis Decision-Making at the Speed of COVID-19: Field Report on Issuing the First Regional Shelter-in-Place Orders in the United States. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2021 Jan/Feb;27 Suppl 1, COVID-19 and Public Health: Looking Back, Moving Forward:S19-S28.

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11

Genomic surveillance reveals multiple introductions of SARS-CoV-2 into Northern California.
Authors: Deng et al, including Matthew Willis
Journal: Science. 2020 Jul 31;369(6503):582-587

Deng X, Gu W, Federman S, du Plessis L, Pybus OG, Faria NR, Wang C, Yu G, Bushnell B, Pan CY, Guevara H, Sotomayor-Gonzalez A, Zorn K, Gopez A, Servellita V, Hsu E, Miller S, Bedford T, Greninger AL, Roychoudhury P, Starita LM, Famulare M, Chu HY, Shendure J, Jerome KR, Anderson C, Gangavarapu K, Zeller M, Spencer E, Andersen KG, MacCannell D, Paden CR, Li Y, Zhang J, Tong S, Armstrong G, Morrow S, Willis M, Matyas BT, Mase S, Kasirye O, Park M, Masinde G, Chan C, Yu AT, Chai SJ, Villarino E, Bonin B, Wadford DA, Chiu CY. Genomic surveillance reveals multiple introductions of SARS-CoV-2 into Northern California. Science. 2020 Jul 31;369(6503):582-587.

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Conference Presentations & White Papers

1

Language Barriers in the Pre-hospital Environment:  Prevalence, Pitfalls and Problem-Solving
Authors: Dustin W Ballard
Forum:  NAEMSP 2024 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX

Ballard, D. Language Barriers in the Pre-hospital Environment:  Prevalence, Pitfalls and Problem-Solving. NAEMSP 2024 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, January 8-13, 2024

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2 Using Community-level Life Expectancy to Guide Health Equity Strategies: Marin County, CA
Authors: Jasmine Soriano, Lee Ann Prebil, Haylea Hannah, Pooja Mhatre, Matthew Willis, Lisa Santora

Soriano J, Prebil LA, Hannah H, Mhatre P, Willis M, Santora L. Using Community-level Life Expectancy to Guide Health Equity Strategies: Marin County, CA. NACCHO Annual Conference, Denver, CO, July 10-13, 2023

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3 Recommendations from an evaluation assessing collaboration between community-based organizations working to address public health emergencies - Marin County, CA
Authors: Luis Dominguez, Pooja Mhatre, Randi Lachter, LeeAnn Prebil, Matthew Willis, Lisa Santora

Dominguez L, Mhatre P, Lachter R, Prebil LA, Willis M, Santora L. Recommendations from an evaluation assessing collaboration between community based organizations working to address public health emergencies - Marin County, CA. NACCHO Annual Conference, Denver, CO, July 10-13, 2023.

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4 Gathering Data From Underrepresented Communities Requires Tailored Outreach: Lessons Learned From An Equity-Based Community Assessment of COVID-19 Response in Marin County, CA
Authors: Karina Arambula, Pooja Mhatre, Ou Suk (Andrew) Kwon, Randi Lachter, Julia Dorman, Sheana Nieh, Cicily Emerson, Matthew Willis

Arambula K, Mhatre P, Kwon OS. Gathering Data From Underrepresented Communities Requires Tailored Outreach: Lessons Learned From An Equity-Based Community Assessment of COVID-19 Response in Marin County, CA. NACCHO Annual Conference, Denver, CO, July 10-13, 2023.

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5 “Hearing from Households:” Assessing the Community Experience of Local COVID-19 Response, Marin County, CA
Authors: Karina Arambula, Pooja Mhatre, Ou Suk (Andrew) Kwon, Lee Ann Prebil, Matthew Willis
Arambula K, Mhatre P, Kwon OS. “Hearing from Households:” Assessing the Community Experience of Local COVID-19 Response, Marin County, CA. CSTE Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, June 25-29, 2023.

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6

Using EMS and Publicly Available Data to Track the Health Impact of Extreme Climate Events
Authors: Maura Nakahata, Haylea Hannah, Ou Suk (Andrew) Kwon
Forum: CSTE Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, June 25-29, 2023

Nakahata M, Hannah H, Kwon OS. Using EMS and publicly available data to track the health impact of extreme climate events. CSTE Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, June 25-29, 2023

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7

Comparing Trends of Fatal and Non-Fatal Drug Overdoses in Marin County, California, Mid-2018–2021
Authors: Ou Suk (Andrew) Kwon, Jasmine Soriano, Maura Nakahata, Lee Ann Prebil, Matthew Willis
Forum: CSTE Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, June 25-29, 2023

Kwon OS, Soriano J, Nakahata M, Prebil LA, Willis M. Comparing Trends of Fatal and Non-Fatal Drug Overdoses in Marin County, California, Mid-2018-2021. CSTE Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, June 25-29, 2023.

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8 Local Data for Local Action: A community team approach for mobile vaccination units
Authors: Jasmine Soriano, Lee Ann Prebil, and Matthew Willis
Forum: EpiMonitor. Perspective. March, 2023

Soriano J, Prebil LA, Willis M. Local Data for Local Action:
A community team approach for mobile
vaccination units. EpiMonitor. Perspective.

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9 Trends in Alcohol-Attributable Deaths During the First Two Years of the COVID-19 .
Authors: Maura Nakahata, Haylea Hannah, Karina Arambula, and Matthew Willis
Forum: APHA Annual Conference. Boston, MA. November 6-9, 2022.
Nakahata M, Hannah H, Arambula K, Willis M. Trends in Alcohol-Attributable Deaths During the First Two Years of the COVID-19 . APHA Annual Conference. Boston, MA. November 6-9, 2022.

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10

​​"You're not treated like a person, you're a number": Experiences with stigma and policy preferences among people with an opioid use disorder who were incarcerated
Authors: Hannah et al, including Haylea Hannah and Matthew Willis
Forum: APHA Annual Conference. Boston, MA. November 6-9, 2022.

Hannah HA, Russell D, Banta-Green CJ, van Wormer J, Baseman J, Willis M, Rowhani-Rahbar A. ​​"You're not treated like a person, you're a number": Experiences with stigma and policy preferences among people with an opioid use disorder who were incarcerated. APHA Annual Conference. Boston, MA. November 6-9, 2022.

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11 Use of surveillance data to shape an equity focused, community-based response to COVID-19 in Marin County, CA.
Authors: Pooja Mhatre, Randi Lachter, Lee Ann Prebil, Dawn Weathersby, Lindsey Termini, Cicily Emerson, Lisa Santora, and Matthew Willis ​​
Forum: APHA Annual Conference. Boston, MA. November 6-9, 2022.

Mhatre P, Lachter R, Prebil LA, Weathersby D, Termini L, Emerson C, Santora L, Willis M. ​​Use of surveillance data to shape an equity focused, community-based response to COVID-19 in Marin County, CA. APHA Annual Conference. Boston, MA. November 6-9, 2022.

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12 Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Substance Use in California: An Analysis of 2019-2020 California Health Interview Survey Data
Authors: Marise Thadani, Pooja Mhatre, Ou Suk (Andrew) Kwon, and Matthew Willis
Forum: CSTE Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 19-23, 2022

Thadani M, Mhatre P, Kwon OS, Willis M. Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on substance use in California: An analysis of 2019-2020 California Health Interview Survey data. CSTE Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 19-23, 2022.

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13 Surveillance infrastructure and epidemiologic capacity building among Epidemiologists during a pandemic in Marin County, California
Authors: Haylea Hannah, Pooja Mhatre, Lee Ann Prebil, Bethany Dominik, Maura Nakahata, Alana McGrath, Dana Armanino, Jasmine Soriano, Karina Arambula, Tracy Lam-Hine, Ou Suk (Andrew) Kwon, Lisa Santora, Matthew Willis, and Rochelle Ereman
Forum: CSTE Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 19-23, 2022.

Hannah H, Mhatre P, Prebil LA, Dominik B, Nakahata M, McGrath A, Armanino D, Soriano J, Arambula K, Lam-Hine T, Kwon OS, Santora L, Willis M, Ereman R. Surveillance infrastructure and epidemiologic capacity building among Epidemiologists during a pandemic in Marin County, California. CSTE Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 19-23, 2022.

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14 Natural vs. Acquired Immunity and COVID-19 Infectivity in a Highly Vaccinated community: Marin County, California
Authors: Pooja Mhatre, Bethany Dominik, Haylea Hannah, Lee Ann Prebil, Rochelle Ereman, and Matthew Willis.
Forum: CSTE Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 19-23, 2022

Mhatre P, Dominik B, Hannah H, Prebil LA, Ereman R, Willis M. Natural vs. Acquired Immunity and COVID-19 Infectivity in a Highly Vaccinated community: Marin County, California. CSTE Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 19-23, 2022.

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15 Deaths Uncounted: Using Local Data to Act on Unneccessary Tragedy
Authors: Jasmine Soriano, Maura Nakahata, and Charis Baz.
Forum: NHCHC. White Paper.

Soriano J, Nakahata M, Baz C.Deaths Uncounted: Using Local Data to Act on Unneccessary Tragedy. NHCHC. White Paper.

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16 Disparities in Mortality Among People Experiencing Homelessness, Marin County, CA (2018-2021)
Authors: Maura Nakahata, Jasmine Soriano, Charis Baz, Rochelle Ereman, and Matthew Willis
Forum: CSTE Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 19-23, 2022.

Nakahata M, Soriano S, Baz C., Ereman R, Willis M. Disparities in Mortality Among People Experiencing Homelessness, Marin County, CA (2018-2021). CSTE Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 19-23, 2022.

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17 Assessing the Impact of Equity-focused COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution on Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in Marin County, CA
Authors: Ou Suk (Andrew) Kwon, Lee Ann Prebil, Rochelle Ereman, and Matthew Willis
Forum: CSTE Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 19-23, 2022.

Kwon O, Prebil LA,, Ereman R, Willis M. Assessing the Impact of Equity-focused COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution on Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in Marin County, CA . CSTE Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 19-23, 2022.

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18 COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Differs by Racial and Ethnic Subgroups in Marin County, California
Authors: Jasmine Soriano, Karina Arambula, Hannah Hannah, Rochelle Ereman, Matthew Willis, and Tyler Evans
Forum: APHA Annual Meeting. October 24-27, 2021. Denver and Online.
Soriano J, Arambula K, Hannah H, Ereman R, Willis M, Evans T. COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Differs by Racial and Ethnic Subgroups in Marin County, California. APHA Annual Meeting. October 24-27, 2021. Denver and Online.

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19

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Mortality in Marin County, CA
Authors: Alana McGrath, Tracy Lam-Hine, Bethany Dominik, and Stephen McCurdy
Forum:. APHA Annual Meeting. October 24-27, 2021. Denver and Online.

McGrath A, Lam-Hine T, Dominik B, McCurdy S. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Mortality in Marin County, CA. APHA Annual Meeting. October 24-27, 2021. Denver and Online.

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20 Characteristics of Emergency Medical Services Suspect Overdose Responses Associated With Opioids, Methamphetamine, Alcohol, or Polysubstances in Marin County, California
Authors: Karina Arambula, Haylea Hannah, Andrew Patton, Bethany Dominik, Matthew Willis, and Rochelle Ereman
Forum: APHA Annual Conference. October 19-28, 2020. Online.

Arambula K, Hannah H, Patton A, Dominik B, Willis M, Ereman R. Characteristics of emergency medical services suspect overdose responses associated with opioids, methamphetamine, alcohol, or polysubstances in Marin County, California. APHA Annual Conference. October 19-28, 2020. Online.

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21 Assessing the impact of a public safety power shutoff on emergency department visits in Marin County, California
Authors: Alana McGrath, Haylea Hannah, Karina Arambula, Bethany Dominik, Matthew Willis, and Rochelle Ereman
Forum: APHA Annual Conference. October 19-28, 2020. Online.

McGrath A, Hannah H, Arambula K, Dominik B, Willis M, Ereman R. Assessing the impact of a public safety power shutoff on emergency department visits in Marin County, California. APHA Annual Conference. October 19-28, 2020. Online.

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22 Utilization of emergency medical services during an extended public safety power shutoff in Marin County, California – October 27-29, 2019
Authors: Haylea Hannah, Alana McGrath, Troy Peterson, Karina Arambula, Dustin Ballard, Rochelle Ereman, and Matthew Willis
Forum: APHA Annual Conference. October 19-28, 2020. Online.
Hannah H, McGrath A, Peterson T, Arambula K, Ballard D, Ereman R, Willis M. Utilization of emergency medical services during an extended public safety power shutoff in Marin County, California – October 27-29, 2019. APHA Annual Conference. October 19-28, 2020. Online.    Abstract