Jagdish Khubchandani

Jagdish Khubchandani
New Mexico State University | NMSU · Department of Public Health Sciences

MBBS, PhD

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Introduction
Skills and Expertise
Additional affiliations
August 2020 - present
New Mexico State University
Position
  • Professor
August 2019 - August 2020
Ball State University
Position
  • Professor
August 2014 - July 2019
Ball State University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
August 2007 - August 2010
University of Toledo
Field of study
  • Health Education and Epidemiology
January 2005 - May 2007
Western Kentucky University
Field of study
  • Public Health Education
August 1997 - March 2002
Devi Ahilya University, Indore
Field of study
  • Clinical Medicine and Surgery

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Publications (271)
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In the past century, there have been several pandemics. Within the context of global health, these pandemics have often been viewed from the lens of determinants such as population, poverty, and pollution. With an ever-changing world and the COVID-19 pandemic, the current global determinants of public health need to be expanded. In this editorial,...
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Given the results from early trials, COVID-19 vaccines will be available by 2021. However, little is known about what Americans think of getting immunized with a COVID-19 vaccine. Thus, the purpose of this study was to conduct a comprehensive and systematic national assessment of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in a community-based sample of the America...
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COVID-19 vaccines were approved in late 2020 and early 2021 for public use in countries across the world. Several studies have now highlighted COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy in the general public. However, little is known about the nature and extent of COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy in healthcare workers worldwide. Thus, the purpose of this study w...
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A total of 3,633 participants responded to the questionnaire and were predominantly White (61%), males (61%), married (63%), working full time (79%), urban dwellers (57%), and with a bachelor's degree or higher (65%) (Table 1). Almost a quarter of the participants reported a history of COVID-19 infection (23%) and more than a third had symptoms of...
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Background The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of people in many ways. However, little is known about weight gain in American adults during the pandemic. Aims and methods The purpose of this study was to conduct a national assessment of weight gain in adult Americans after the first year of the pandemic. An online questionnaire was employ...
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The World Health Organization declared MPX a global public health emergency in the last week of July 2022 [8]. We analysed data before this declaration, and it remains to be seen if the WHO declaration will sensitize the public to MPX outbreaks or heighten the need for information via online searches. Based on our analysis, for the first 2 months o...
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Little is known about the mental health impact of having a family member or friend infected with COVID-19. Thus, the purpose of this study was to conduct a comprehensive national assessment of the psychological impact of COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, or death among family members and friends. A multi-item valid and reliable questionnaire was...
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Most research on suicides focuses on youth or the elderly and dominant groups of a population. The purpose of this study was to assess suicide trends for non-elderly adult Hispanics (age 20–64 years) over the past decade (2010–2020). Data from the Web-Based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) were analyzed for the study period. S...
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Given the lack of empirical evidence on the influence of PHEIC declarations, we wanted to assess the impact of the MPX PHEIC declaration on the nature and extent of the general publics’ interest in the disease in the U.S. To assess the extent of changes in the public interest in MPX disease in the U.S., a rapid Infodemiology analysis was conducted...
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Background High prevalence of diabetes has been reported in the Americas, but no comprehensive analysis of diabetes burden and related factors for the region is available. We aimed to describe the burden of type 1 and type 2 diabetes and that of hyperglycaemia in the Americas from 1990 to 2019. Methods We used estimates from GBD 2019 to evaluate t...
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The demand for transplantable organs has outpaced the supply. Thus, 20 Americans die every day while waiting for an organ. Although most adults support organ donation, 42% are not registered. The rate is even lower among young adults who are not enrolled in/never graduated from college. The aim of this study was to use the Integrated Behavior Model...
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Background: Despite the availability of COVID-19 vaccines and the proven benefits of vaccinations outweighing the potential risks, hesitancy to accept vaccines and additional doses remains a persistent problem. Therefore, the purpose of the study was to investigate hesitancy, confidence, literacy, and the role of the multi-theory model (MTM) constr...
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The impression that college campuses are becoming more dangerous places where firearm violence is common (moral panic) is simply untrue. The result of this erroneous impression is that a contentious debate regarding whether concealed carry of firearms on college campuses makes campuses safer has been occurring on both college campuses and in state...
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Suicides are among the 10 leading causes of death in U.S. children 12 years of age and younger. The purpose of this study was to examine trends and methods of suicide in children by race and gender from 2010 to 2019, the most recent years of data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Child suicides statistically significant...
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Suicides in Hispanic adolescents have been increasing significantly. Less clear is the extent of suicides in Hispanic children younger than 12 years of age. The purpose of this study was to explore the trends and methods of suicides in Hispanic children from 2010 to 2019 (latest data available across the United States). Suicide is the 7th leading c...
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A total of 17 studies were included in this global review, the majority (n=12/17) of these studies surveyed practicing dentists (n=2,983 participants from 11 countries) and the rest (n=5/17) surveyed dentistry college students (n=7,805 participants from 23 countries). The overall rate of COVID-19 vaccination refusal among practicing dentists worldw...
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COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy has become a major concern around the world. Recent reports have also highlighted COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy in healthcare workers. Despite media reports and scientific publications, little is known about the extent and predictors of COVID-19 vaccination refusal among nurses. Thus, the purpose of this study was to...
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Background and aims Several studies have reported the association of sweetened beverages (SB) with cardiovascular disease. However, the relationship between SB and cardiovascular mortality has not been clearly established. This systematic review and meta-analysis investigated the association between SB consumption and cardiovascular mortality. Met...
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Recent epidemiological studies have explored the association between organic food consumption and the risk of obesity, but the results remain controversial. A systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted to determine the association between organic food consumption and the risk of obesity. Rigorous methods for a comprehensive search were empl...
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The overall firearm mortality rate per 100,000 youths increased by 30% from 2010-2019 [Table 1]. The rates of firearm mortality increased the most for suicides (63%), non-Hispanic Whites (45%), and females (46%). The rate increased 52% in the South and decreased by 28% in the Northeast. Over the past decade, there were 7 states that had firearm mo...
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Our analysis provides robust signals for the expansive surge in COVID-19 symptoms among the U.S. population in December 2021; indicates that the population surge in cases of Omicron variant could have preceded the warnings from the CDC; and that the symptoms may have appeared in communities across the nation even prior to the documentation of a ris...
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A total of 27 studies were included in this global review of non-health related college/university students’ COVID-19 vaccination refusal rates from 17 countries [Table 1] [See Supplementary Materials]. The overall rate of COVID-19 vaccination refusal among 31, 948 college/university students around the world was 22% (95%CI= 18.5-26.1). Our finding...
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Background Relapse in People Living with Schizophrenia (PLS) has several reasons and recognizing these can increase the effectiveness of treatment interventions. Formal and informal caregivers are an informed source to reduce relapse in PLS. Aim This study explores the caregivers’ perspective in Iran on the factors affecting relapse in PLS. Metho...
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Despite the extensive usage of the internet, little is known about internet addiction among Americans during the pandemic. A valid and reliable questionnaire was deployed online via MTurk to recruit a national sample of adult Americans to understand the nature and extent of internet addiction. A total of 1305 individuals participated in the study w...
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Background Few COVID-19 vaccines were anticipated in India in early 2021. However, little was known about COVID-19 vaccination acceptance among the public. . We conducted a nationwide study to understand the public’s perception about COVID-19 vaccines in December 2020. Method An online survey was deployed using a multi-item validated questionnaire...
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Introduction Divorce is a stressful life event with rising prevalence around the world. Following a parental divorce, adolescents who live in a single-parent arrangement, experience more negative effects of divorce than those who benefit from a co-parenting arrangement. This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of an after-divorce co-parent...
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Background The burden of fatal police violence is an urgent public health crisis in the USA. Mounting evidence shows that deaths at the hands of the police disproportionately impact people of certain races and ethnicities, pointing to systemic racism in policing. Recent high-profile killings by police in the USA have prompted calls for more extensi...
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Firearm suicides are one of the leading causes of death for older Americans. The purpose of this review is to explore the risk factors associated with suicides in the elderly, provide an overview of the epidemiology of firearm-related suicides in older Americans, and explore methods of preventing firearm suicides in the elderly. The vast majority (...
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Amidst the global enthusiasm for the COVID-19 vaccine, vaccination hesitancy received wide attention from the media, scientific community, and policymakers. In particular, glaring media reports of vaccine hesitancy among healthcare professionals emerged despite the prioritization of this group for COVID-19 vaccination. A recent review of more than...
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The impact of COVID-19 morbidity and mortality among family and friends on vaccination preferences is not well explored. A valid and reliable questionnaire was deployed online via mTurk to recruit a national random sample of adult Americans to understand COVID-19 vaccination preferences and its relationship with COVID-19 infection in social network...
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Background/ Purpose There is a dearth of studies that have examined unintentional firearm-related mortality in African–American (AA) youths. The purpose of this article is to assess the epidemiology of unintentional firearm mortality in AA youth, examine the risk factors associated with unintentional AA youth firearm mortality, and explore the evid...
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COVID-19 vaccines were approved for use in the general American public by late 2020 and early 2021. Media reports started highlighting COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy in racial and ethnic minorities. However, little is known about the extent of COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy in racial and ethnic minorities and whether there are unique sociodemograph...
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Suicides are among the leading causes of death in elderly Americans. The problem is expected to grow with an aging population in the U.S. Suicides in African-American elderly are not well studied. This article enumerates the risk factors for suicidal behaviors in elderly African-Americans; presents an epidemiological assessment of suicides in elder...
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Background: Understanding culture’s impact on hypertension (HTN) is important since its prevalence in African American women (AAW) in the United States is among the highest. It is therefore important to know if younger AAW have similar acculturation status as older AAW when developing culturally relevant interventions. The objective of this study w...
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The objective of this research was to conduct an assessment of perceived diet quality from a national random sample of American adults and explore how the perceived change in diet quality varied by key sociodemographic characteristics during the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 835 adults across the United States completed a multi-item online survey....
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Background: Diet quality assessment in community health settings is critical to reduce the incidence and improve management of diet-related chronic disease. Unfortunately, understandable and actionable brief dietary screening tools that empower individuals are nearly absent. Purpose: The purpose of this article is to describe two rigorous methodolo...
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The results show 49 percent of the study participants were either very concerned or concerned about the quantity of COVID-19-related information, while 51 percent were either slightly concerned or not concerned. Quantity refers to the number of information sources, options for information and volume of information. The results also show 64 percent...
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Food insecurity is a significant public health problem in the United States leading to substantial social, economic, and health care–related burdens. While studies continue to estimate the prevalence of food insecurity, the long-term outcomes are not extensively explored. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of food insecurity on mort...
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Introduction Early Childhood Marriage (ECM), is known as violence against children. The purpose of this study was to find out the factors associated with ECM from local peoples’ perspectives in North Khorasan province, Iran. Methods Using an inductive approach to qualitative content analysis and saturation principles, 179 participants (key-persons...
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Background The mental health impact of the pandemic after the initial lockdowns has not been well studied in the USA. Thus, the purpose of this study was to conduct a comprehensive and systematic national assessment of the prevalence of depression and anxiety in the adult US population. Methods A multi-item, valid and reliable questionnaire was de...
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Objective: Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, firearm sales surged to record-breaking levels in the United States. The purpose of this study was to conduct a national assessment of the views of Americans on the change in firearm sales, the perceived impact of the changes in sales, and how these perceptions differ by a recent purchase of a firear...
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The COVID-19 outbreak was declared a national emergency in the U.S. in March 2020, and in April 2020, the U.S. government authorities issued recommendations on the use of masks and gloves as protective measures. Despite such recommendations, popular media reports highlighted a lack of compliance. However, no systematic study has examined the use of...
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Importance Accurate and up-to-date estimates on incidence, prevalence, mortality, and disability-adjusted life-years (burden) of neurological disorders are the backbone of evidence-based health care planning and resource allocation for these disorders. It appears that no such estimates have been reported at the state level for the US. Objective To...
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OBJECTIVES People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at increased risk for falls and fall-related injuries. Depressive disorders (DEP) are common in individuals with CKD and may increase the risk of falls and fall-related injuries. However, not much is known about the relationship between DEP and falls in people with CKD. The purpose of this stu...
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To assess the prevalence of weight misperception in American adolescents and its association with diet and physical activity behaviors, Youth Risk Behavior Survey data were utilized for this study. Based on reported and perceived weight, adolescents in the study were grouped into four categories (true negative [52.4%] = normal body mass index [BMI]...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of people worldwide. In this study, we assessed the burden of stress during the pandemic and its relationship with eating practices in a national random sample of American adults. Data were collected using an online survey and the participants were asked about their demographic characteristics, perceive...
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Objective: Given the rise in noncommunicable chronic diseases, understanding the relationship between stress, self-efficacy, and dietary behaviors in young adults may have implications for preventing negative health outcomes later in life that stem from poor eating habits. The current study examined whether stress levels and self-efficacy may be as...
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Background: Several studies among various population groups have been conducted to investigate the level of knowledge, attitudes, perceptions, and risk reduction practices (KAP) related to COVID-19. A comprehensive review on this topic is important to highlight the areas for improvement and interventions to prevent COVID-19. Thus, the purpose of th...
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Iran has faced one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the world, and no studies to date have examined COVID-19-related stress in the general Iranian population. In this first population-based study, a web-based survey was conducted during the peak of the outbreak to assess stress and its correlates in the Iranian population. A 54-item, valid, and r...
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Short sleep duration is detrimental to physical and mental health. In this study, we explored the epidemiology of short sleep duration (< 7 h) in working American adults from 2010 to 2018. Data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) were analyzed to describe the prevalence and trends of short sleep duration by demographic and employment c...
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Background Drowning is a leading cause of injury-related mortality globally. Unintentional drowning (International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 10 codes W65-74 and ICD9 E910) is one of the 30 mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive causes of injury-related mortality in the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study. This study’s objective is t...
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Purpose Comorbidities, such as kidney disease (CKD), increase the likelihood of falls and fall-related injuries. Despite the focus of most research in this population on older adults, falls are a significant cause of injury throughout adulthood. Therefore, we aimed to describe the epidemiology of falls in middle-aged adults with kidney diseases. M...
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African- American (AA) adolescents (13-19 years of age) have disproportionately higher rates of suicide. In this study, to explore the nature of suicidal deaths and suicide attempts in African- American adolescents, we utilized the Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (YRBS) and the Web-Based Inquiry Statistics (WISQARS) database from years 2001-2017. The r...
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Background: Accurate childhood cancer burden data are crucial for resource planning and health policy prioritisation. Model-based estimates are necessary because cancer surveillance data are scarce or non-existent in many countries. Although global incidence and mortality estimates are available, there are no previous analyses of the global burden...
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Firearm injuries are the third leading cause of death for youths (14% of all deaths of youths 1-19 years of age). In 2016, there were 3,155 firearm deaths of youths less than 19 years of age. Recently, school firearm violence and school shootings have received increasing attention from school personnel, policymakers, and in the mass media. However,...
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Relapse prevention (RP) programs mainly focus on substance users. However, workplace support and communications with colleagues can also play an important role in RP. This study compared relapse and abstinence duration between a group of Iranian substance users enrolled in a peer-supported vocational network (PVN) and a similar group enrolled in mi...
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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the relationship between psychological distress & unhealthy dietary behaviors in college students. Methods: A 30-item electronic survey was sent to undergraduate students at a Midwestern University after being tested for face, content, & construct validity. Kessle...
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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore the extent of weight misperception in college students. Methods: A 21-item electronic survey was sent to undergraduate students in selected general education classes at a Midwestern University. The survey was tested for face, content, & construct validity. Based on a power analysis (99% confid...
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Objectives: The popularity & use of Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) practices has grown exponentially in the United States. The purpose of this study was to conduct a comprehensive assessment of RDs perspectives & practices on CAM. Methods: A 36-item electronic survey was sent to all active & practicing members of a Midwestern state a...
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Importance: Understanding causes and correlates of health loss among children and adolescents can identify areas of success, stagnation, and emerging threats and thereby facilitate effective improvement strategies. Objective: To estimate mortality and morbidity in children and adolescents from 1990 to 2017 by age and sex in 195 countries and ter...