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    • Networks, Technology, and Entrepreneurship: A Field Quasi-Experiment Among Women in Rural India 

      Venkatesh, Viswanath; Shaw, Jason D.; Sykes, Tracy Ann; Wamba, Samuel Fosso; Macharia, Mary (Academy of Management, 2017-10-01)
      We address a grand economic challenge faced by women in rural India. We consider the interplay of women's social networks (ties to family, to community, and to men in power), information and communication technology (ICT) ...
    • Understanding e-Government portal use in rural India: role of demographic and personality characteristics 

      Venkatesh, Viswanath; Sykes, Tracy Ann; Venkatraman, Srinivasan (Wiley, 2014-05-01)
      Electronic government (e-Government) is one of the most important ways to bridge the digital divide in developing countries. We develop a model of e-Government portal use. We use various individual characteristics, namely ...
    • Exploiting big data for customer and retailer benefits: A study of emerging mobile checkout scenarios 

      Aloysius, John A.; Hoehle, Hartmut; Venkatesh, Viswanath (Emerald, 2016-01-01)
      Purpose – Mobile checkout in the retail store has the promise to be a rich source of big data. It is also a means to increase the rate at which big data flows into an organization as well as the potential to integrate ...
    • Using a human factors-centric approach to development and testing of a face shield designed for health care workers: A COVID-19 case study for process and outcomes 

      Kurtz, Camden E.; Peng, Yuhao; Jesso, Matthew; Sanghavi, Harsh; Kuehl, Damon R.; Parker, Sarah H. (Mosby-Elsevier, 2022-03-01)
      Background: Face shields are a critical piece of personal protective equipment and their comfort impacts compliant use and thus protectiveness. Optimal design criteria for face shield use in healthcare environments are ...
    • ICT for Development in Rural India: A Longitudinal Study of Women's Health Outcomes 

      Venkatesh, Viswanath; Sykes, Tracy Ann; Zhang, Xiaojun (Society for Information Management, 2020-06-01)
      With a view toward improving the success of information and communication technology (ICT) initiatives in less developed countries in general and India in particular, this work seeks to uncover reasons for success and ...
    • The influence of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program on local water quality 

      Liu, Pengfei; Wang, Yu; Zhang, Wei (AAEA/Wiley, 2022-04-27)
      The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is the primary conservation program on working agricultural land. The United States Department of Agriculture obligated over $15 billion through EQIP cost-sharing contracts ...
    • Benefits of integrated screening and vaccination for infection control 

      Rabil, Marie Jeanne; Tunc, Sait; Bish, Douglas R.; Bish, Ebru K. (PLOS, 2022-04-21)
      Importance: Screening and vaccination are essential in the fight against infectious diseases, but need to be integrated and customized based on community and disease characteristics. Objective: To develop effective ...
    • Distinctive Connectivities of Near-Stream and Watershed-Wide Land Uses Differentially Degrade Rural Aquatic Ecosystems 

      Jackson, C. Rhett; Cecala, Kristen K.; Wenger, Seth J.; Kirsch, Joseph E.; Webster, Jackson R.; Leigh, David S.; Sanders, Jennifer M.; Love, Jason P.; Knoepp, Jennifer D.; Fraterrigo, Jennifer M.; Rosemond, Amy D. (Oxford University Press, 2022-02-03)
      The water-quality effects of low-density rural land-use activities are understudied but important because of large rural land coverage. We review and synthesize spatially extensive studies of oligotrophic mountain streams ...
    • Vulnerable Waters are Essential to Watershed Resilience 

      Lane, Charles R.; Creed, Irena F.; Golden, Heather E.; Leibowitz, Scott G.; Mushet, David M.; Rains, Mark C.; Wu, Qiusheng; D'Amico, Ellen; Alexander, Laurie C.; Ali, Genevieve A.; Basu, Nandita B.; Bennett, Micah G.; Christensen, Jay R.; Cohen, Matthew J.; Covino, Tim P.; DeVries, Ben; Hill, Ryan A.; Jencso, Kelsey; Lang, Megan W.; McLaughlin, Daniel L.; Rosenberry, Donald O.; Rover, Jennifer; Vanderhoof, Melanie K. (Springer, 2022-02-07)
      Watershed resilience is the ability of a watershed to maintain its characteristic system state while concurrently resisting, adapting to, and reorganizing after hydrological (for example, drought, flooding) or biogeochemical ...
    • Mad Squirrel Keeping it Rural: Reflecting on Twenty Years of Hip-hop Environmental Awareness and Advocacy 

      Harrison, Anthony Kwame; Pace, Ahad (2022-04-28)
      In this autobiographical piece, I reflect on my twenty-year history as an emcee working at the intersection of hip hop and environmental awareness. Since summer 2000, I have recorded and performed environmentally situated ...
    • Initial Presentation of OCD and Psychosis in an Adolescent during the COVID-19 Pandemic 

      Nazeer, Sahana; Reddy, Abhishek (Hindawi, 2022-04-15)
      The COVID-19 pandemic is unparalleled in recent history when accounting for the true disease burden and dramatic impact on physical and mental health. Due to its infectious pathology, COVID-19 presents with a variety of ...
    • Assessing the Effect of Global Travel and Contact Restrictions on Mitigating the COVID-19 Pandemic 

      Lai, Shengjie; Ruktanonchai, Nick W.; Carioli, Alessandra; Ruktanonchai, Corrine W.; Floyd, Jessica R.; Prosper, Olivia; Zhang, Chi; Du, Xiangjun; Yang, Weizhong; Tatem, Andrew J. (2021-07)
      Travel restrictions and physical distancing have been implemented across the world to mitigate the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, but studies are needed to understand their effectiveness across regions and ...
    • A Preliminary Evaluation of Virginia Fresh Match: Impacts and Demographic Considerations for Future Fruit and Vegetable Incentive Programs 

      Misyak, Sarah A.; Parker, Molly K.; Ledlie Johnson, Meredith; Hedges, Sam; Borst, Elizabeth; McNamara Best, Maureen; Hedrick, Valisa E. (MDPI, 2022-04-05)
      The purpose of this communication is to describe the preliminary evaluation of the Virginia Fresh Match (VFM) financial incentive program for fresh fruits and vegetables for Virginia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ...
    • Understanding the Relationship between Food Security and Mental Health for Food-Insecure Mothers in Virginia 

      Liebe, Rachel A.; Adams, Leah M.; Hedrick, Valisa E.; Serrano, Elena L.; Porter, Kathleen J.; Cook, Natalie E.; Misyak, Sarah A. (MDPI, 2022-04-02)
      Food insecurity, which disproportionately impacts mothers, can have chronic consequences on physical and mental health. There is a relationship between food insecurity and mental health, but the relationship’s ...
    • Tracking the impacts of climate change on human health via indicators: lessons from the Lancet Countdown 

      Di Napoli, Claudia; McGushin, Alice; Romanello, Marina; Ayeb-Karlsson, Sonja; Cai, Wenjia; Chambers, Jonathan; Dasgupta, Shouro; Escobar, Luis E.; Kelman, Ilan; Kjellstrom, Tord; Kniveton, Dominic; Liu, Yang; Liu, Zhao; Lowe, Rachel; Martinez-Urtaza, Jaime; McMichael, Celia; Moradi-Lakeh, Maziar; Murray, Kris A.; Rabbaniha, Mahnaz; Semenza, Jan C.; Shi, Liuhua; Tabatabaei, Meisam; Trinanes, Joaquin A.; Vu, Bryan N.; Brimicombe, Chloe; Robinson, Elizabeth J. (2022-04-06)
      Background In the past decades, climate change has been impacting human lives and health via extreme weather and climate events and alterations in labour capacity, food security, and the prevalence and ...
    • Going beyond deterrence: A middle-range theory of motives and controls for insider computer abuse 

      Burns, A. J.; Roberts, Tom L.; Posey, Clay; Lowry, Paul Benjamin; Fuller, Bryan (Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences, 2022-04)
      Despite widespread agreement among practitioners and academicians that organizational insiders are a significant threat to organizational information systems security, insider computer abuse (ICA)—unauthorized and deliberate ...
    • Mechanistic theory predicts the effects of temperature and humidity on inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 and other enveloped viruses 

      Morris, Dylan H.; Yinda, Kwe Claude; Gamble, Amandine; Rossine, Fernando W.; Huang, Qishen; Bushmaker, Trenton; Fischer, Robert J.; Matson, M. Jeremiah; Van Doremalen, Neeltje; Vikesland, Peter J.; Marr, Linsey C.; Munster, Vincent J.; Lloyd-Smith, James O. (2021-07-13)
      Ambient temperature and humidity strongly affect inactivation rates of enveloped viruses, but a mechanistic, quantitative theory of these effects has been elusive. We measure the stability of SARS-CoV-2 on an inert surface ...
    • Pervasive changes in stream intermittency across the United States 

      Zipper, Samuel C.; Hammond, John C.; Shanafield, Margaret; Zimmer, Margaret; Datry, Thibault; Jones, C. Nathan; Kaiser, Kendra E.; Godsey, Sarah E.; Burrows, Ryan M.; Blaszczak, Joanna R.; Busch, Michelle H.; Price, Adam N.; Boersma, Kate S.; Ward, Adam S.; Costigan, Katie; Allen, George H.; Krabbenhoft, Corey A.; Dodds, Walter K.; Mims, Meryl C.; Olden, Julian D.; Kampf, Stephanie K.; Burgin, Amy J.; Allen, Daniel C. (2021-08)
      Non-perennial streams are widespread, critical to ecosystems and society, and the subject of ongoing policy debate. Prior large-scale research on stream intermittency has been based on long-term averages, generally using ...
    • Females, but not males, require protein degradation in the hippocampus for contextual fear memory formation 

      Martin, Kiley; Musaus, Madeline; Navabpour, Shaghayegh; Gustin, Aspen; Ray, W. Keith; Helm, Richard F.; Jarome, Timothy J. (2021-08)
      Strong evidence supports a role for protein degradation in fear memory formation. However, these data have been largely done in only male animals. Here, we found that following contextual fear conditioning, females, but ...
    • Women’s Center Newsletter, February 10, 2022 

      Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2022-02-10)
      The goal of the Women's Center Newsletter is to provide timely updates on information, support resources, and programs that are available to help support faculty and staff in their professional and personal lives.