Peer-Reviewed Publications





Singleton, M. (2016). Differential protection of motorcycle helmets against head injury. Traffic Injury Prevention. In Press. Accepted 6 July 2016.


Singleton, M., Breheny, P. (2016) Nonlinear hierarchical models for experimental infection studies. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. In Press; available online 14 June 2016.


Olsen, C.S., Thomas, A.M., Singleton, M., et al. (2016). Motorcycle helmet effectiveness in reducing head, face and brain injuries by state and helmet law. Injury Epidemiology, 3:8. DOI: 10.1186/s40621-016-0072-9.


Chandler, M., Bunn, T., Slavova, S. (2016). Narrative and quantitative analyses of worker's compensation-covered injuries in short-haul vs. long-haul trucking. Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot. DOI: 10.1080/17457300.2016.1170041


Bunn, T., Ouyang, B., Slavova, S. (2016). Congenital Malformations Associated with Prenatal Drug Exposure in Newborns in Kentucky, 2009-2013. Southern Med J, 109(2), 124-129.




Pfahl, K., Chung, C., Singleton, M., Shuck, K., Go, Y., Zhang, J., Campos, J., Adams, E., Adams, S., Timoney, P., Balasuriya, U. (2015). Further evaluation and validation of a commercially available competitive enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (cELISA) for the detection of antibodies to equine arteritis virus (EAV). Vet Rec, 178(4):95.


Cerel, J., Brown, S., Singleton, M., Brown, M., Bush, H., Brancato, C., Wiggins, A. (2016). Emergency department visits prior to suicide and homicide: Linking statewide surveillance systems. Crisis, 37(1):5-12. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000354. Epub 2015 Dec 1.


Brinker, K., Jacobs, T., Shire, J., Bunn, T., Chalmers, J., Dang, G., … Funk, R. (2015). Fatal Work-Related Injuries: Southeastern United States, 2008-2011. Workplace Health & Safety.


Beggs, J. A., Slavova, S., & Bunn, T. L. (2015). Patterns of pneumoconiosis mortality in Kentucky: Analysis of death certificate data. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 58, 1075–1082.


Costich, J. F., Rabarison, K. M., & Rabarison, M. K. (2015). Regulatory enforcement and fiscal impact in local health agencies. American Journal of Public Health, 105, S323–S329.


Costich J., Slavova S. (2015). Using enforcement and adjudication data to assess the impact of a primary safety belt law. Traffic Injury Prevention, 16(7), 664-668, DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2014.999857. 


Slavova, S., & Bunn, T. L. (2015). Work-related concussion surveillance. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 58, 40–45.


Slavova, S., Bradley O’Brien, D., Creppage, K., Dao, D., Fondario, A., Haile, E., Hume, B., Largo, T., Nguen, C., Sabel, J., Wright, D. (2015). Drug Overdose Deaths: Let’s Get Specific. Public Health Rep, 130, 339-341.




Preston, S., Riggs, C., Singleton, M., Troedsson, M. (2014). Descriptive analysis of longitudinal endoscopy for exercise induced pulmonary hemorrhage in Thoroughbred racehorses training and racing at the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Equine Vet J, doi: 10.1111/evj.12326.


Singleton, M., Mannino, D., Sanderson, W. (2014). Body mass index, asthma and exhaled nitric oxide in U.S. Adults, 2007-2010. J Asthma, 51(7): 756-61. doi: 10.3109/02770903.2014.912302


Rudd, R., Paulozzi, L.,…, Slavova, S.,..& Zehner, A. (2014). Increases in Heroin Overdose Deaths — 28 States , 2010 to 2012. Morbidity and Mortalitiy Weekly Report, 63, 849–854.


Howard, A. F., Costich, J. F., Mattacola, C. G., Slavova, S., Bush, H. M., & Scutchfield, F. D. (2014). A statewide assessment of youth sports- and recreation-related injuries using emergency department administrative records. Journal of Adolescent Health, 55, 627–632.


Bunn, T., Bush, A., Slavova, S. (2014). Drug Overdose Deaths by Specific Employment Industry, Occupation, and Drug Type. Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association, 112(8), 201-211.


Bunn, T. L., Slavova, S., & Bernard, A. C. (2014). Work-related injuries in a state trauma registry: relationship between industry and drug screening. The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 77, 280–5.


Jacobsen, L., Bunn, T., Slavova, S. 2014. Human and Environmental Factors Associated with Adult Bicycle-Motor Vehicle Collisions in Kentucky. Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association, 112, 5-11.


Slavova, S., Bunn, T. L., Talbert, J. (2014). Drug overdose surveillance using hospital discharge data. Public Health Reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974), 129, 437–45.


St. Louis, T., Ehrlich, E., Bunn, T., Kanotra, S., Fussman, C., Rosenman, K. (2014). Proportion of Dermatitis Attributed to Work Exposures in the United States Working Population. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 57(6), 653-9.




Bunn, T., Singleton, M., Slavova, S., & Nicholson, V. (2012). Concordance of Identified Drugs in Injured Drivers Using Linked Motor Vehicle Crash, Emergency Department, and Inpatient Hospitalization Datasets. Injury Prevention, 18, A40.


Bunn, T., Slavova, S., & Robertson, M. (2013). Motor Vehicle Injuries Among Semi Truck Drivers and Sleeper Berth Passengers. Journal of Safety Research, 44, 51–55.


Bush, A. M., Mckee, S. E., & Bunn, T. L. (2013). Multiple jobholder mortality patterns in Kentucky: An examination of occupational fatalities. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 56, 881–888.


Costich, J. F., Fallat, M. E., Scaggs, C. M., & Bartlett, R. (2013). Pilot Statewide Study of Pediatric Emergency Department Alignment With National Guidelines. PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE, 29, 806–807.


Costich J., Patton J. (2013).  Enforcement: Linking policy and impact in public health. Jurimetrics, 53, 293-305.




Miller, T., Gibson, R., Zaloshnja, E., Blincoe, L., Kindelberger, J., Strashny, A., Thomas, A., Ho, S., Bauer, B., Sperry, S., Peng, J., Singleton, M., Smith, T., Zhang, Y. Underreporting of Driver Alcohol Involvement in United States Police and Hospital Records: Capture-Recapture Estimates. Ann Adv Automot Med, 56:87-96.


Bunn, T. L., Slavova, S., & Robertson, M. (2012). Crash and burn? Vehicle, collision, and driver factors that influence motor vehicle collision fires. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 47, 140–145.


Slavova, S., Bunn, T.L., Singleton, M., Bush, H., Livingston, S. (2012). Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations with Concussion Diagnoses. Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association, 110, 191-198.




Green MK, Harrison R, Leinenkugel K, Nguyen CB, Towle M, Schoonover T, Bunn T, Northwood J, Pratt SG, Myers JR. (2011). Occupational highway transportation deaths --- United States, 2003--2008. MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 60, 497–502.


Bunn, T. L., Slavova, S., & Tang, M. (2011). Injuries among solid waste collectors in the private versus public sectors. Waste Management & Research : The Journal of the International Solid Wastes and Public Cleansing Association, ISWA, 29, 1043–52.




Spiller, H.L., Singleton, M. (2010). Comparison of incidence of hospital utilization for poisoning and other injury types. Public Health Reports. 


Bunn, T. L., Yu, L., Spiller, H. A., & Singleton, M. (2010). Surveillance of methadone-related poisonings in Kentucky using multiple data sources. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 19, 124–131.


Costich, J., Yu, L. (2010). Who pays for agricultural injury care? Journal of Agromedicine, 15, 54–7.


Dietert R.R., Bunn T.L., Lee J.E. (2010). The delayed type hypersensitivity assay using protein and xenogeneic cell antigens. Methods of Molecular Biology, 598, 185-94. 


Runyan C.W., Hargarten S., Hemenway D., Peek-Asa C., Costich J.F., Cunningham R.M., Gielen A. (2010) Sounding Board: An urgent call to action in support of Injury Control Research Centers. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 39, 89-92. 




Bunn, T. L., Liu, Y., Lee, K., Robertson, M., & Yu, L. (2009). Farmer exposure to organic solvents during the maintenance and repair of farm machinery: A pilot study. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 52, 973–981.


Bunn, T. L., Yu, L., Slavova, S., & Bathke, A. (2009). The Effects of Semi Truck Driver Age and Gender and the Presence of Passengers on Collisions with Other Vehicles. Traffic Injury Prevention, 10, 266–272.


Costich, J. F., Honore, P. A., & Scutchfield, F. D. (2009). Public health financial management needs: report of a national survey. J Public Health Manag Pract, 15, 307–310. [doi]\r00124784-200907000-00007 [pii]


Honoré, P. a, & Costich, J. F. (2009). Public health financial management competencies. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice : JPHMP, 15, 311–318.




Bunn T.L., Slavova S., Spiller H.A., Colvin J., Bathke A., Nicholson V.J. (2008). The effect of poison control center consultation on accidental poisoning inpatient hospitalizations with preexisting medical conditions. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, 71, 283-8. 


Bunn, T. L., Slavova, S., & Hall, L. (2008). Narrative text analysis of Kentucky tractor fatality reports. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 40, 419–425.


Costich J.F., Nicholson V.J., Bunn T.L. (2008). Association of disparities in occupational injuries with worker compensation coverage status: An exploratory study. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 51, 393-398. DOI: 10.1002/ajim.20565.


Lee, C. Y., Bernard, A. C., Fryman, L., Coughenour, J., Costich, J., Boulanger, B., … Kearney, P. a. (2008). Imaging may delay transfer of rural trauma victims: a survey of referring physicians. The Journal of Trauma, 65, 1359–1363.


Nicholson, V. J., Bunn, T. L., & Costich, J. F. (2008). Disparities in work-related injuries associated with worker compensation coverage status. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 51, 393–398.


Slavova S., Bunn T., Kryscio R. (2008). Consistency of the k-th Nearest Neighbor Estimator of the Relative Risk and its Application to Injury Surveillance, Mathematics and Education in Mathematics, Proceedings of the Thirty Seventh Spring Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, Mathematics and Education in Mathematics. 232-238




Bunn, T., Slavova, S., & Bathke, A. (2007). Data linkage of inpatient hospitalization and workers’ claims data sets to characterize occupational falls. The Journal of the Kentucky …, 105, 313–320. Retrieved from


Slavova S., Bunn, T., Pavlov, D., Kryscio, R.J. (2007). Surveillance of occupational drivers using k nearest neighbor methods on the line. Proceedings of the Joint Statistical Meetings. 2631-2634.




Bunn, T., Costich, J., & Slavova, S. (2006). Identification and characterization of Kentucky self-employed occupational injury fatalities using multiple sources, 1995-2004. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 49, 1005–1012.


Fallat M.E., Costich J.F., Pollack S.H. (2006). The impact of disparities in pediatric trauma on injury prevention initiatives. Journal of Trauma, 60, 462-64.


Bunn, T. L., Slavova, S., Struttmann, T. W., & Browning, S. R. (2005). Sleepiness/fatigue and distraction/inattention as factors for fatal versus nonfatal commercial motor vehicle driver injuries. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 37, 862–869.


Costich, J.F., Galvagni, N., Fallat, M.E. (2005).  Preparing Kentucky’s emergency departments for a comprehensive trauma care system: the Kentucky Hospital Association ED survey. Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association. 103, 593-598.


Costich J.F., Tomasczewska L., Fallat M.E. (2005).  Kentuckians support trauma system improvement: the Kentucky Trauma Survey. Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association, 103, 599-602.




Singleton, M., Qin, H., Williams, P., et al.  (2004). Unintentional and Undetermined Poisoning Deaths – 11 States, 1990-2001.  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Review.  March 26, 2004/Vol. 53/No. 11.  Department for Health and Human Services: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Reprinted in the Journal of the American Medical Association. 2004;291:2064-2065.


Costich, J. F., & Scutchfield, F. D. (2004). Public health preparedness and response capacity inventory validity study. J Public Health Manag Pract, 10, 225–233.




Singleton, M., Qin, H., Luan, J.  (2003)  Factors Associated with Higher Levels of Injury Severity in Occupants of Motor Vehicles that were Severely Damaged in Traffic Crashes in Kentucky, 2000-2001. Traffic Injury Prevention.


Bunn, T. L., & Struttmann, T. W. (2003). Characterization of fatal occupational versus nonoccupational motor vehicle collisions in Kentucky (1998-2000) . Traffic Injury Prevention .




Costich J.F. (1994).  Health care financing in the real world of people with disabilities.  Leonard Davis Institute Health Policy & Research Quarterly, 4(1):3.