+0 332 548 954


Dr. Eberth’s Publications


Close up of a pile of newspaper


Swartz A, Eberth JM, Strayer SM. Preventing colorectal cancer or early diagnosis: which is best? A re-analysis of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Evidence Report. Preventive Medicine. 2019;118:104-112. DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.10.014.

Liese A, Ma Z, Reid L, Sutherland M, Bell BA, Eberth JM, Probst JC, Turley CB, Mayer-Davis EJ. Health care access, utilization and glycemic control in youth and young adults with Type I and Type 2 diabetes in South Carolina. Pediatric Diabetes. 2019;20(3):321-329.

Schootman M, Jeffe DB, Ratnapradipa K, Eberth JM, Davidson NO. Increased 30-day mortality risk in patients with diabetes following colon cancer surgery: a mediation analysis. In Press at Diseases of the Colon and Rectum.

Bell N, Arrington A, Adams SA, Sakran JV, Eberth JM, Jones M. Incidental cancer diagnoses in trauma patients: a case-control study evaluating long-term outcomes. In Press at Journal of Surgical Research.

Zahnd WE, David MM, Rotter JS, Vanderpool RC, Perry CK, Shannon J, Ko LK, Wheeler SB, Odahowski C, Farris PE, Eberth JM. Rural-urban differences in financial burden among cancer survivors: an analysis of a nationally representative survey. Supportive Care in Cancer. Epub ahead of print on April 10, 2019.

Zahnd WE, Eberth JM. Lung cancer screening utilization with low-dose computed tomography: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2017. In Press at American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Breneman C, Probst JC, Crouch E, Eberth JM. Assessing change in physician practice organization profile in South Carolina: a longitudinal study. Journal of Rural Health. Epub ahead of print on April 15, 2019.

Josey MJ, Eberth JM, Mobley LR, Schootman M, Probst JC, Strayer SM, Sercy E. Should measures of health care availability be based on the providers or the procedures? A case study with implications for rural colorectal cancer disparities. Journal of Rural Health. 2019;35:236-243. DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12332.

Crouch E, Eberth JM, Probst JC, Bennett K, Adams SA. Rural-urban differences in costs of end-of-life care for the last six months of life among patients with breast, lung, or colorectal cancer. Journal of Rural Health. 2019;35:199-207. DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12301.




Eberth JM, Thibault A, Caldwell R, Josey MJ, Qiang B, Pena E, LaFrance D, Berger FG. A statewide program providing colorectal cancer screening to the uninsured in South Carolina. Cancer. Epub ahead of print on February 7, 2018.DOI: 10.1002/cncr.3150.

Zeliadt S, Hoffman RM, Birkby G, Eberth JM, Tytell-Brenner A, Reuland DS, Flock SA. Challenges implementing lung cancer screening in federally qualified health centers. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Epub ahead of print on February 8, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2018.01.001.

McDonnell KK, Strayer SM, Sercy E, Campbell C, Friedman DB, Cartmell KB, Eberth JM. Developing and Testing a 

Brief Clinic-Based Lung Cancer Screening Decision Aid for Primary Care Settings. Health Expectations. Epub ahead of print on February 23, 2018. DOI: 10.1111/hex.12675

Powell S, Odahowski C, Crouch E, Sercy E, Knight J, Eberth JM+. Knowledge and behaviors associated with a campus tobacco-free policy. American Journal of Undergraduate Research. 2018;14(4):39-47.

Crouch E, Eberth JM, Probst JC, Bennett K, Adams SA. Rural-urban differences in costs of end-of-life care for the last six months of life among patients with breast, lung, or colorectal cancer. In Press at Journal of Rural Health.

Eberth JM, McLain AC, Yuan H, Sercy E, Diedhiou A, Kilpatrick DJ. Estimating county-level tobacco use and exposure in SC: a spatial model-based small area estimation approach. Annals of Epidemiology. 2018; 28(7):481-488.e4. DOI: 10.1016/j.anneapidem.2018.03.015

Eberth JM, McDonnell KK, Sercy E, Khan S, Strayer SM, Dievendorf AC, Munden RF, Vernon SW. A national survey of primary care physicians: perceptions and practices of low-dose CT lung cancer screening. Preventive Medicine Reports. 2018;11:93-99. DOI:10.1016/j.pmedr.2018.05.013

Odahowski CL, Hébert JR, Eberth JM. Regional variation in lung and bronchus cancer survival in the US using mortality-to-incidence ratios. Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology. 2018;26:107-112. DOI: 10.1016/j.sste.2018.06.004

Onicescu G, Lawson AB, Zhang J, Gebregziabher M, Wallace K, Eberth JM. Spatially-explicit survival modeling with discrete group of cancer predictors. Journal of Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology. Epub ahead of print on July 5, 2018.

Eberth JM, Bozorgi P, Lebron LM, Bills SE, Hazlett LJ, Carlos RC, King JC. Geographic availability of lung cancer screening using low-dose CT in the United States, 2017. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2018;15:180241. DOI: 10.5888/pcd15.180241.

McDonnell KK, Estrada RD, Dievendorf AC, Blew L, Warden D*, Hardin JW, Sercy E, Eberth JM.  Nurse practitioners’ lung cancer screening knowledge, attitudes and practices in the United States: practice guidelines and insurance reimbursement are not enough. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 2019; 31(1):33-45. DOI:10.1097/JXX.0000000000000096

Crouch EL, Probst JC, Bennett K, Eberth, JM. Rural-Urban Differences in Costs of End of Life Care for Beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders in the United States. Journal of Palliative Medicine. Epub ahead of print on April 15, 2018. DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12301.




Babatunde OA, Adams SA, Wirth MD, Eberth JM, Sofge J, Choi SK, Harmon BE, Davis L, Drayton R, Hurley TG, Brandt HM, Armstead CA, Hébert JR. Predictors of retention among African Americans in a randomized controlled trial to test the Healthy Eating and Active Living in the Spirit (HEALS) intervention. Ethnicity and Disease. 2017; 27(3):265-72. DOI: 10.1885/ed.27.3.265.

Sutton J, Vos SC, Olson MK, Woods C, Cohen E, Gibson CB, Phillips N, Studts JL, Eberth JM, Butts CT. Lung cancer messages on Twitter: content analysis and evaluation. Journal of the American College of Radiology. Epub ahead of print on November 15, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2017.09.043

Swartz A, Eberth JM, Josey MJ, Strayer S. Re-analysis of all-cause mortality in the US Preventive Services Task Force 2016 Evidence Report for colorectal cancer screening. Annals of Internal Medicine. Epub ahead of print on August 22, 2017. DOI:10.7326/M17-0859

Bullard JT, Eberth JM, Arrington AK, Adams SA, Cheng X, Salloum RG. Timeliness of treatment initiation and associated survival following diagnosis among non-small cell lung cancer patients in South Carolina. Southern Medical Journal. 2017;110(2):107-113. DOI: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000000601.

Onicescu G, Lawson AB, Zhang J, Gebregziabher M, Wallace K, Eberth JM. Spatially-explicit survival modeling for small area cancer data. Journal of Applied Statistics. Published online February 11, 2017. DOI:10.1080/02664763.2017.1288200.

Flocke S, Hoffman R, Eberth JM, Park H, Genevieve B, Trapl E, Zeliadat S. The burden of tobacco use at federally qualified health centers. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2017;14:160510. DOI: 10.5888/pcd14.160510.

Ratnapradipa KL, Lian M, Jeffe DB, Davidson NO, Eberth JM, Pruitt SL, Schootman M. Patient, hospital, and geographic disparities in laprascopic surgery use among SEER-Medicare colon cancer patients. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 2017;60(9):905-913. DOI:10.1097/DCR.0000000000000874.

Schootman M, Hendren S, Loux T, Ratnapradipa K, Eberth JM,Davidson N. Differences in effectiveness and use of robotic surgery in patients undergoing minimally invasive colectomy. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2017;21(8):1296-1303. DOI: 10.1007/s11605-017-3460-8.

Kirby RS, Delmelle E, Eberth JM. Advances in spatial epidemiology and geographic information systems. Annals of Epidemiology. 2017;27(1):1-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2016.12.001.

Lin YU, Probst JC, Bennett KJ, Qureshi Z, Eberth JM. Health-related quality of life among older adults in the United States: a multilevel small area estimation approach. Annals of Epidemiology. 2017;27(1):52-58. DOI: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2016.09.016.

 Eberth JM,Josey MJ, Mobley LR, Davidson NO, Jeffe DB, Odahowski C, Probst JC, Schootman M. Who performs colonoscopy? Workforce trends over space and time. Journal of Rural Health. Epub ahead of print on November 16, 2017. DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12286.




Alhasan D, Eberth JM. An ecological analysis of food outlet density and prevalence of type II diabetes in South Carolina counties. BMC Public Health. 2016;16(1):10. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-2681-6.

Samson ME, Porter NG, Hurley DM, Adams SA, Eberth JM. Disparities in breast cancer among African Americans and European-American women in South Carolina. Southern Medical Journal. 2016;109(1):24-30. DOI: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000000396.

Qiu RA, Copeland A, Sercy E, Porter N*, McDonnell K, Eberth JM. Planning and implementation of low-dose CT lung cancer screening in the United StatesClinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. 2016;20(1):52-58. DOI: 10.1188/16.CJON.52-58.

Babatunde OA, Adams SA, Eberth JM, Wirth MD, Choi SK, Hébert JR. Racial disparities in endometrial cancer mortality-to-incidence ratios among Blacks and Whites in South CarolinaCancer Causes and Control. 2016;27(4):503-511. DOI: 10.1007/s10552-016-0724-7.

Porter NR, Eberth JM, Samson ME, Garcia-Dominic O, Lengerich E, Schootman M. Diabetes status and being up-to-date on colorectal cancer screening, 2012 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2016;13:150391. DOI: 10.5888/pcd13.150391.

Adams SA, Choi SK, Eberth JM, Brandt HM, Friedman DB, Hébert JR. Adams et al. respond [letter to the editor]American Journal of Public Health. 2016;106(6):e8-9. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303231.

Hamilton EC, Nguyen HT, Chang YC, Eberth JM, Cormier J, Elting LS, Austin MT. Health disparities influence childhood melanoma stage at diagnosis and outcomeThe Journal of Pediatrics. 2016;175:182-187. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.04.068.

Ersek J, McDonnell KK, Strayer S, Sercy E, Cartmell K, Daniela F, Eberth JM. Knowledge, attitudes and use of low-dose computed tomography for lung cancer screening among family practice physicians. Cancer. 2016;122(15):2324-2331. DOI: 10.1002/cncr.29944.

Lin YH, Eberth JM, Probst JC. Ambulatory care sensitive conditions hospitalizations in Medicare beneficiaries. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2016; 51(4): 493-501. DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.05.005.

Featherstone P, Eberth JM, Nitcheva D, Liu J. Geographic accessibility to health services and neonatal mortality among very-low birthweight infants in South CarolinaMaternal and Child Health Journal. 2016;20(11):2382-2391. DOI: 10.1007/s10995-016-2065-2.




Pruitt SL, Eberth JM, Morris SE, Grinsfelder BD, Cuate E. Rural-urban differences in late-stage breast cancer: do associations differ by rural-urban classification system? Texas Public Health Journal. 2015;67(2):19-27.

Austin MT, Hguyen H, Eberth JM, Chang Y, Heczey A, Hughes DP, Lally KP, Elting LS. Health disparities are important determinants of outcome for children with solid tumor malignancies. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2015;50(1):161-166. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2014.10.037.

Adams S, Choi SK, Khang L, Campbell D, Friedman D, Eberth JM, Glasgow RE, Tucker-Seeley R, Xirasagar S, Yip MP, Young VM, Hébert JR. Decreased cancer mortality-to-incidence ratios with increased accessibility of Federally Qualified Health Centers. Journal of Community Health. 2015;40(4):633-41. DOI: 10.1007/s10900-014-9978-8.

Browder C, Eberth JM, Schooley B, Gallant NR*. Mobile mammography: an evaluation of organizational, process, and information systems challenges. Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation. Published online January 12, 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.hjdsi.2014.12.00

Schootman M, Toor A, Cavazos-Rehg P, Jeffe DB, McQueen A, Eberth JM, Davidson NO. The utility of Google Trends data to examine interest in cancer screening. BMJ Open. 2015;5:e006678. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006678.

Khan-Gates J, Ersek J, Eberth JM, Adams SA. Geographic access to mammography and its relationship to breast cancer screening and stage at diagnosis: a review. Women’s Health Issues. 2015;25(5):482-93. DOI: 10.1016/j.whi.2015.05010.

Adams SA, Choi SK, Eberth JM, Friedman D, Yip MP, Tucker-Seeley R, Wigfall L, Hébert J. Is availability of mammography services at Federally Qualified Health Centers associated with breast cancer mortality-to-incidence ratios? An ecological analysis. Journal of Women’s Health. Published online July 24, 2015. DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2014.5114.

Onicescu G, Lawson AB, Zhang J, Gebregziabher M, Wallace K and Eberth JM. Bayesian Accelerated Failure Time Model for Space-Time Dependency in a Geographically Augmented Survival Model. Stat Methods Med Res. Published online on July 28, 2015. DOI: 10.177/0962280215596186.

Eberth JM, Sercy ES. Implementation of lung cancer screening in the U.S.: an update from Society of Thoracic Radiology members. Journal of Thoracic Imaging. Published online October 7, 2015. DOI: 10.1097/RTI.0000000000000172.

Choi SK, Adams SA, Eberth JM, Brandt HM, Friedman DB, Yip MP, Hébert JR. Medicaid coverage expansion and cancer disparities. American Journal of Public Health. Published online October 8, 2015.

Eberth JM. Lung cancer screening with low-dose CT in the United States.  Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2015 Dec; 12(12B):1395-1402.



Peer-reviewed publications

Eberth JM, Eschbach K, Morris JS, Hossain Md M, Nguyen HT, Elting LS. Geographic disparities in mammography capacity: a longitudinal assessment of supply and demand. Health Services Research. 2014 Feb; 49(1):171-85. DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12081. PMCID: PMC3922472.

Eberth JM, Kline K, Moskowitz D, Montealegre J, Scheurer M. The role of media and the Internet on vaccine adverse event reporting: a case study of human papillomavirus vaccination. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2014 Mar;54(3):289-95. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.09.005. PMCID: PMC2943880.

Salloum RG, Nakkash RT, Myers AE, Eberth JM, Wood KA. Surveillance of tobacco retail density in Beirut, Lebanon using electronic tablet technology. Tobacco Induced Diseases. 2014;12(1):3. DOI: 10.1186/1617-9625-12-3. PMCID: PMC3930285.

Eberth JM, Xu Y, Smith GL, Jiang J, Buchholz T, Hunt KK, Black DS, Giordano SH, Whitman GH, Yang W, Shen C, Elting LS, Smith BD. Surgeon influence on use of needle biopsy in breast cancer patients: A national Medicare study. Journal of Clinical Oncology. Published online June 9, 2014. DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2013.52.8257. PMID: 24912900.

Eberth JM, Qiu R, Adams SA, Salloum RG, Bell N, Arrington AK, Linder SK, Munden RF. Lung cancer screening using low-dose CT: the current national landscape. Lung Cancer. 2014;85(3): 379-384. DOI: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2014.07.002

Wirth M, Brandt HM, Dolinger HD, Hardin JW, Eberth JM, Sharpe PA. Examining connections between screening for breast, cervical, or prostate cancer and colorectal cancer screening. Colorectal Cancer. 2014;3(3):253-263. DOI: 10.2217/crc.14.18

Eberth JM, Qiu R, Linder SK, Gallant N, Munden RF. Adoption of low-dose computed tomography for lung cancer screening: a survey of Society of Thoracic Radiology Members, 2013. Journal of Thoracic Imaging. 2014;29(5):289-292. DOI: 10.1097/RTI.0000000000000105. PMID: 25100140.

Published abstracts

Austin M, Nguyen H, Eberth JM, Hughes D, Heczey A, Cormier J, Elting L. Health disparities impact stage at diagnosis and outcome in children and adolescents with melanoma. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 2014;61:S34.

Eberth JM, Xu Y, Smith GL, Jiang J, Buchholz T, Hunt KK, Black DS, Giordano SH, Whitman GH, Yang W, Shen C, Elting LS, Smith BD. Quality of breast cancer care in the US: a national analysis of Medicare beneficiaries, 2003-2007. Annals of Epidemiology. 2014 September;24(9):683.



Peer-reviewed publications

White A, Vernon SW, Eberth JM, Abotchie P, Tiro JA, Greisinger A, Coan SP, Vojvodic R. Correlates of self-reported colorectal cancer screening validity in a multispecialty medical group practice. Open Journal of Epidemiology. 2013 Feb; 3:20-24. DOI:10.4236/ojepi.2013.31004. PMCID: PMC3767154.

Eberth JM, Hossain Md M, Tiro JA, Zhang X, Holt J, Vernon SW. Human papillomavirus vaccine coverage among females aged 11 to 17 in Texas counties: an application of multilevel, small area estimation. Women’s Health Issues. 2013 Mar; 23(2):e131-141. DOI: 10.1016/j.whi.2012.12.005. PMCID: PMC3850179.

Eberth JM, Zhang X, Hossain Md M, Tiro JA, Holt JB, Vernon SW. County-level estimates of human papillomavirus vaccine coverage among young adult women in Texas, 2008. Texas Public Health Journal. Winter 2013; 65(1):37-40. PMCID: PMC3901306.

Eberth JM, Prarelkar P, Nguyen HT, Sun CC, Irvine-Vidrine J, Elting LS. The human and economic burden of cervical cancer in Texas: epidemiology and the survivorship experience. Texas Public Health Journal. Spring 2013; 65(2):51-55. PMCID: PMC3898737.

Published abstracts

Eberth JM, Hibbert J. Availability of Vaccines for Children providers in Texas: a county-level analysis. Annals of Epidemiology. 2013 September;23(9):590.



Peer-reviewed publications

Vernon SW, Abotchie PN, McQueen A, White A, Eberth JM, Coan SP. Is the accuracy of self-reported colorectal cancer screening associated with social desirability? Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. 2012 Jan; 21(1):61-5. DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-11-0552. PMCID: PMC3268255.

Rochon D, Eberth JM, Fraenkel L, Volk RJ, Whitney SN. Elderly patients’ experiences using adaptive conjoint analysis software as a decision aid for osteoarthritis of the knee. Health Expectations. 2012 Sep (Published online first). DOI:10.1111/j.1369-7625.2012.00811.X. PMCID: PMC3883995.

Published abstracts

Eberth JM, Elting LS, Eschbach K, Morris JS, Mossain Md M, Hguyen HT. Access to mammography in the south: a spatial perspective. Annals of Epidemiology. 2012 September;22(9):662.



Peer-reviewed publications

Eberth JM, Vernon SW, White A, Abotchie PN, Coan SP.  Accuracy of self-reported reason for colorectal cancer testing. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. 2010 Jan;19(1):196-200. DOI:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-09-0335. PMCID: 2805466.

Eberth JM, Huber JC, Rene A. Breast cancer screening practices and its correlates among American Indian and Alaska Native women in California, 2003. Women’s Health Issues. 2010 March/April; 20(2):139-145. DOI:10.1016/j.whi.2009.12.004. PMCID: 2935087.

Published abstracts

Eberth JM, Hossain Md M, Vernon SW, Tiro JA. A demonstration of multilevel, small area modeling: estimating HPV vaccine coverage in Texas counties. Annals of Epidemiology. 2010 September;20(9):718.