Alva O. Ferdinand, DrPH, JD

Alva O. Ferdinand, DrPH, JD

Assistant Professor

Health Policy & Management
212 Adriance Lab Rd.
1266 TAMU
College Station, TX   77843-1266

Phone: 979.436.9434
ferdinand@tamhsc.edu

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Education and Training

  • DrPH, Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham- 2013
  • MPH, Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham- 2008
  • JD, Michigan State University College of Law- 2006
  • BA, International Studies, Oakwood University- 2003

Research Interests

  • Effectiveness of Laws Aimed at Improving Public Health
  • State and Federal Regulation of Health Care Delivery
  • Health Law and Ethics
  • Research Integrity
  • Disparities in Health Outcomes

Recent Publications and Work in Progress

  • Yeager, V., Ferdinand, A., Beitsch, L., Menachemi, N. (2015). Factors Associated with Local Health Department Intention to Apply for Accreditation. American Journal of Public Health, 105(8), 1653-1659.
  • Bolin, JN, Bellamy, GR, Ferdinand, A, Vuong, AM, Kash, BA, Helduser, JW. (2015). Rural Healthy People 2020: New Decade, Same Challenges. Journal of Rural Health, 31(3), 326-333.
  • Ferdinand, A., Menachemi, N., Blackburn, J., Sen, B., Nelson, L., Morrisey, M. (2015). The Impact of Texting Bans on Motor Vehicle Crash-Related Hospitalizations. American Journal of Public Health, 105(5), 859-865.
  • Ferdinand, A., Menachemi, N., Sen, B., Blackburn, J., Morrisey, M., Nelson, L. (2014). The Impact of Texting Laws on Motor Vehicular Fatalities in the U.S. American Journal of Public Health, 104(8), 1370-1377.
  • Ferdinand, A., Menachemi, N. (2014). Associations between Driving Performance and Engaging in Secondary Tasks: A Systematic Review. (2014). American Journal of Public Health, 104(3), e39-e48.
  • Ferdinand, A., Epané, J., Menachemi, N. (2014). Community Benefits Provided by Religious, Other Nonprofits, and For-Profit Hospitals: A Longitudinal Analysis 2000-2009. Health Care Management Review, 39(2), 145-153.
  • Menachemi, N., Tajeu, G., Sen, B., Ferdinand, A., Singleton, C., Utley, J., Affuso, O., Allison, D. (2013). Overstatement of Results in the Nutrition and Obesity Peer-Reviewed Literature.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 45(5), 615-621.
  • Ferdinand, A., Sen, B., Rahurkar, S., Engler, S., Menachemi, N. (2012). The Relationship between Built Environments and Physical Activity: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Public Health, 102(10), e7 – e13.
  • Yeager, V., Ferdinand, A., Menachemi, N. The Impact of IRS Policy on the Provision of Hospital Community Benefits. (In preparation for submission).

Book Chapters, Reports and Other Publications:

  • Ferdinand AO. Social Determinants of Health: Implications for Rural America. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 2. College Station, TX: The Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center. (Forthcoming) 
  • Ferdinand AO, Hutchison L. Immunization and Infectious Diseases. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 2. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center. (Forthcoming)
  • Ferdinand AO, Johnson L, Brown Speights JS, et al. Access to Quality Health Services in Rural Areas – Primary Care: A Literature Review. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 1. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:13-24.
  • Ferdinand AO, Madkins J, McMaughan D, Schulze A. Mental Health and Mental Disorders: A Rural Challenge. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 1. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:55-72.
  • Helduser JW, Ferdinand AO, Bolin JN. Physical Activity in Rural America. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 1. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:95-106.
  • Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, Ojinnaka C. Rural Access to Quality Health Insurance. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 1. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:1-11.
  • Radcliff TA, Kash BA, Ferdinand AO, Schulze A. Nutrition and Weight Loss in Rural Areas. In: Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, et al. eds. Rural Healthy People 2020. Vol. 1. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center; 2015:33-41.