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Eugene Lengerich

TitleProfessor
InstitutionCollege of Medicine
DepartmentPublic Health Sciences
Address500 University Drive Hershey PA 17033
Mailbox: A210
Phone7175317178

 Overview 
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PREFERRED TITLE/ROLE:

Professor of Public Health Sciences
Director, Community Sciences and Health Outcomes Core, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute
Director, Public Health Preparedness Option, Professional Masters in Homeland Security

SECONDARY APPOINTMENT(S)/ INSTITUTE(S)/ CENTER(S):

Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute
Health Policy and Administration
Biobehavioral Health
Family and Community Medicine

GRADUATE PROGRAM AFFILIATIONS:

Public Health Sciences
Public Health Preparedness, Homeland Security

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

V.M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1987
M.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 1987
Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1988
Preventive Medicine Residency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1990
Management Development Program, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, 2007

NARRATIVE:

Dr. Lengerich is an epidemiologist who uses participatory, data-based approaches to develop, test, and disseminate evidence-based strategies for the clinic and public health. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States Department of Agriculture, Health Resources and Service Administration, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as professional and non-profit organizations. Dr. Lengerich is principal investigator for the Northern Appalachia Cancer Network, a community-academic partnership begun in 1992 to reduce cancer health disparities in rural communities of Pennsylvania and New York. The NACN was recognized in 2009 by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities for engaged scholarship. In collaboration with the NACN, Dr. Lengerich has led randomized, community-based studies for minority and Appalachian populations. He has used small-area analysis to identify hot spots of cancer and has led the development of web-based atlases and geospatial analytic toolkits to inform public health practice and policy. Dr. Lengerich also investigates diseases that affect both human and animal populations, leading to a collaborative, one-health, approach to disease prevention and public health preparedness. From 1991 to 1998, Dr. Lengerich was director of chronic disease epidemiology for the state of North Carolina. From 1988 to 1991, he was an epidemiologist with the CDC in Atlanta Georgia, during which time he conducted outbreak investigations related to crytosporidiosis, giardiasis, asthma, and salmonellosis. He helped develop national public health data policy by serving on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics from 2000 to 2004. Dr. Lengerich enjoys mentoring pre- and post-doctorate scholars and teaching resident and on-line graduate courses in public health preparedness and epidemiological research methods.


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  1. Aumiller BB, Parrott R, Lengerich EJ, Dominic O, Camacho F, Lehman E, Gallant NR, Loughran TP. Responses to a theoretically adapted clinical trial education session: faith-based sites versus rural work site dissemination. J Cancer Educ. 2013 Dec; 28(4):698-708.
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  2. Baquero GA, Yadav P, Skibba JB, Banchs JE, Linton-Frazier LN, Lengerich EJ, Samii SM, Penny-Peterson E, Wolbrette DL, Luck JC, Naccarelli GV, Gonzalez MD. Clinical significance of increased tricuspid valve incompetence following implantation of ventricular leads. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2013 Dec; 38(3):197-202.
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  3. Spleen AM, Lengerich EJ, Camacho FT, Vanderpool RC. Health care avoidance among rural populations: results from a nationally representative survey. J Rural Health. 2014 Jan; 30(1):79-88.
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  4. Gallant NR, Corbin M, Bencivenga MM, Farnan M, Wiker N, Bressler A, Camacho F, Lengerich EJ. Adaptation of an evidence-based intervention for Appalachian women: new STEPS (Strength Through Education, Physical fitness and Support) for breast health. J Cancer Educ. 2013 Jun; 28(2):275-81.
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  5. vanEngelsdorp D, Tarpy DR, Lengerich EJ, Pettis JS. Idiopathic brood disease syndrome and queen events as precursors of colony mortality in migratory beekeeping operations in the eastern United States. Prev Vet Med. 2013 Feb 1; 108(2-3):225-33.
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  6. Spleen AM, Kluhsman BC, Clark AD, Dignan MB, Lengerich EJ. An increase in HPV-related knowledge and vaccination intent among parental and non-parental caregivers of adolescent girls, age 9-17 years, in Appalachian Pennsylvania. J Cancer Educ. 2012 Jun; 27(2):312-9.
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  7. Yao N, Lengerich EJ, Hillemeier MM. Breast cancer mortality in Appalachia: reversing patterns of disparity over time. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 May; 23(2):715-25.
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  8. BeLue R, Carmack C, Myers KR, Weinreb-Welch L, Lengerich EJ. Systems thinking tools as applied to community-based participatory research: a case study. Health Educ Behav. 2012 Dec; 39(6):745-51.
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  9. Garcia-Dominic O, Lengerich EJ, Wray LA, Parrott R, Aumiller B, Kluhsman B, Renderos C, Dignan M. Barriers to CRC screening among Latino adults in Pennsylvania: ACCN results. Am J Health Behav. 2012 Mar; 36(2):153-67.
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  10. Haladay DE, Blorstad AL, McBrier NM, Denegar CR, Lengerich EJ. Back pain among health care workers in Pennsylvania 2002-2006. Work. 2012; 41(1):93-8.
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  11. Soehnlen MK, Aydin A, Murthy KS, Lengerich EJ, Hattel AL, Houser BA, Fenton GD, Lysczek HR, Burns CM, Townsend AM, Brooks JW, Wolfgang DR, Jayarao BM. Epidemiology of Mycoplasma bovis in Pennsylvania veal calves. J Dairy Sci. 2012 Jan; 95(1):247-54.
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  12. Kluhsman BC, Lengerich EJ, Fleisher L, Paskett ED, Miller-Halegoua SM, Balshem A, Bencivenga MM, Spleen AM, Schreiber P, Dignan MB. A pilot study for using fecal immunochemical testing to increase colorectal cancer screening in Appalachia, 2008-2009. Prev Chronic Dis. 2012; 9:E77.
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  13. Wenrich TR, Brown JL, Wilson RT, Lengerich EJ. Impact of a community-based intervention on serving and intake of vegetables among low-income, rural Appalachian families. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2012 Jan-Feb; 44(1):36-45.
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  14. Du P, Camacho F, Zurlo J, Lengerich EJ. Human immunodeficiency virus testing behaviors among US adults: the roles of individual factors, legislative status, and public health resources. Sex Transm Dis. 2011 Sep; 38(9):858-64.
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  15. Soehnlen MK, Aydin A, Lengerich EJ, Houser BA, Fenton GD, Lysczek HR, Burns CM, Byler LI, Hattel AL, Wolfgang DR, Jayarao BM. Blinded, controlled field trial of two commercially available Mycoplasma bovis bacterin vaccines in veal calves. Vaccine. 2011 Jul 26; 29(33):5347-54.
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  16. Curry WJ, Lengerich EJ, Kluhsman BC, Graybill MA, Liao JZ, Schaefer EW, Spleen AM, Dignan MB. Academic detailing to increase colorectal cancer screening by primary care practices in Appalachian Pennsylvania. BMC Health Serv Res. 2011; 11:112.
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  17. Ghahramani N, Ahmed F, Al-Laham A, Lengerich EJ. The epidemiological association of altitude with chronic kidney disease: Evidence of protective effect. Nephrology (Carlton). 2011 Feb; 16(2):219-24.
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  18. Paskett ED, Fisher JL, Lengerich EJ, Schoenberg NE, Kennedy SK, Conn ME, Roberto KA, Dwyer SK, Fickle D, Dignan M. Disparities in underserved white populations: the case of cancer-related disparities in Appalachia. Oncologist. 2011; 16(8):1072-81.
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  19. Wenrich TR, Brown JL, Miller-Day M, Kelley KJ, Lengerich EJ. Family members' influence on family meal vegetable choices. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2010 Jul-Aug; 42(4):225-34.
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  20. Du P, Lemkin A, Kluhsman B, Chen J, Roth RE, MacEachren A, Meyers C, Zurlo JJ, Lengerich EJ. The roles of social domains, behavioral risk, health care resources, and chlamydia in spatial clusters of US cervical cancer mortality: not all the clusters are the same. Cancer Causes Control. 2010 Oct; 21(10):1669-83.
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  21. Parrott R, Volkman JE, Lengerich E, Ghetian CB, Chadwick AE, Hopfer S. Using geographic information systems to promote community involvement in comprehensive cancer control. Health Commun. 2010 Apr; 25(3):276-85.
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  22. Volkman JE, Parrott R, Hopfer S, Lengerich EJ. A national survey of state comprehensive cancer control managers: implications of geographic information systems. J Cancer Educ. 2010 Mar; 25(1):55-60.
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  23. Smith JL, Lengerich EJ, Wood GC. Injuries due to falls from hunters' tree stands in Pennsylvania. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Nov; 37(5):433-6.
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  24. Dominic OG, McGarrity T, Dignan M, Lengerich EJ. American College of Gastroenterology Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screening 2008. Am J Gastroenterol. 2009 Oct; 104(10):2626-7; author reply 2628-9.
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  25. Katz ML, Reiter PL, Kluhsman BC, Kennedy S, Dwyer S, Schoenberg N, Johnson A, Ely G, Roberto KA, Lengerich EJ, Brown P, Paskett ED, Dignan M. Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine availability, recommendations, cost, and policies among health departments in seven Appalachian states. Vaccine. 2009 May 21; 27(24):3195-200.
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  26. Huey NL, Clark AD, Kluhsman BC, Lengerich EJ. HPV vaccine attitudes and practices among primary care providers in Appalachian Pennsylvania. Prev Chronic Dis. 2009 Apr; 6(2):A49.
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  27. Chen J, Roth RE, Naito AT, Lengerich EJ, Maceachren AM. Geovisual analytics to enhance spatial scan statistic interpretation: an analysis of U.S. cervical cancer mortality. Int J Health Geogr. 2008; 7:57.
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  28. Bhowmick T, Robinson AC, Gruver A, MacEachren AM, Lengerich EJ. Distributed usability evaluation of the Pennsylvania Cancer Atlas. Int J Health Geogr. 2008; 7:36.
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  29. Hopfer S, Chadwick AE, Parrott RL, Ghetian CB, Lengerich EJ. Assessment of training needs and preferences for geographic information systems (GIS) mapping in state comprehensive cancer-control programs. Health Promot Pract. 2009 Oct; 10(4):579-87.
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  30. Ghetian CB, Parrott R, Volkman JE, Lengerich EJ. Cancer registry policies in the United States and geographic information systems applications in comprehensive cancer control. Health Policy. 2008 Aug; 87(2):185-93.
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  31. Bencivenga M, DeRubis S, Leach P, Lotito L, Shoemaker C, Lengerich EJ. Community partnerships, food pantries, and an evidence-based intervention to increase mammography among rural women. J Rural Health. 2008; 24(1):91-5.
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  32. Bhowmick T, Griffin AL, MacEachren AM, Kluhsman BC, Lengerich EJ. Informing geospatial toolset design: understanding the process of cancer data exploration and analysis. Health Place. 2008 Sep; 14(3):576-607.
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  33. Lengerich EJ, Kluhsman BC, Bencivenga M, Allen R, Miele MB, Farace E. Development of community plans to enhance survivorship from colorectal cancer: community-based participatory research in rural communities. J Cancer Surviv. 2007 Sep; 1(3):205-11.
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  34. Scurry WC, Goldenberg D, Chee MY, Lengerich EJ, Liu Y, Fedok FG. Regional recurrence of squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal cavity: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Aug; 133(8):796-800.
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  35. Bai Y, Hillemeier MM, Lengerich EJ. Racial/ethnic disparities in symptom severity among children hospitalized with asthma. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2007 Feb; 18(1):54-61.
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  36. Parrott R, Hopfer S, Ghetian C, Lengerich E. Mapping as a visual health communication tool: promises and dilemmas. Health Commun. 2007; 22(1):13-24.
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  37. Kausmeyer DT, Lengerich EJ, Kluhsman BC, Morrone D, Harper GR, Baker MJ. A survey of patients' experiences with the cancer genetic counseling process: recommendations for cancer genetics programs. J Genet Couns. 2006 Dec; 15(6):409-31.
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  38. Lengerich EJ, Bohland JR, Brown PK, Dignan MB, Paskett ED, Schoenberg NE, Wyatt SW. Images of Appalachia. Prev Chronic Dis. 2006 Oct; 3(4):A112.
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  39. Kluhsman BC, Bencivenga M, Ward AJ, Lehman E, Lengerich EJ. Initiatives of 11 rural Appalachian cancer coalitions in Pennsylvania and New York. Prev Chronic Dis. 2006 Oct; 3(4):A122.
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  40. Lengerich EJ, Rubio A, Brown PK, Knight EA, Wyatt SW. Results of coordinated investigations of a national colorectal cancer education campaign in Appalachia. Prev Chronic Dis. 2006 Apr; 3(2):A32.
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  41. Ward AJ, Coffey Kluhsman B, Lengerich EJ, Piccinin AM. The impact of cancer coalitions on the dissemination of colorectal cancer materials to community organizations in rural Appalachia. Prev Chronic Dis. 2006 Apr; 3(2):A55.
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  42. Hollenbeak CS, Todd MM, Billingsley EM, Harper G, Dyer AM, Lengerich EJ. Increased incidence of melanoma in renal transplantation recipients. Cancer. 2005 Nov 1; 104(9):1962-7.
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  43. Smith JL, Wood GC, Lengerich EJ. Hunting-related shooting incidents in Pennsylvania, 1987-1999. J Trauma. 2005 Mar; 58(3):582-90.
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  44. Lengerich EJ, Tucker TC, Powell RK, Colsher P, Lehman E, Ward AJ, Siedlecki JC, Wyatt SW. Cancer incidence in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia: disparities in Appalachia. J Rural Health. 2005; 21(1):39-47.
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  45. Lengerich EJ, Wyatt SW, Rubio A, Beaulieu JE, Coyne CA, Fleisher L, Ward AJ, Brown PK. The Appalachia Cancer Network: cancer control research among a rural, medically underserved population. J Rural Health. 2004; 20(2):181-7.
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  46. MacEachren AM, Gahegan M, Pike W, Brewer I, Cai G, Lengerich E, Hardisty F. Geovisualization for knowledge construction and decision support. IEEE Comput Graph Appl. 2004 Jan-Feb; 24(1):13-7.
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  47. Frey CA, Remington PL, Lengerich E. Evaluation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's chronic disease state-based epidemiology for public health program support (STEPPS) program. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2003 Jul-Aug; 9(4):266-74.
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  48. Lengerich EJ, Siedlecki JC, Brownson R, Aldrich TE, Hedberg K, Remington P, Siegel PZ. Mentorship and competencies for applied chronic disease epidemiology. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2003 Jul-Aug; 9(4):275-83.
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  49. Piper MA, Lindenmayer JM, Lengerich EJ, Pass KA, Brown WG, Crowder WB, Khoury MJ, Baker TG, Lloyd-Puryear MA, Bryan JL. The role of state public health agencies in genetics and disease prevention: results of a national survey. Public Health Rep. 2001 Jan-Feb; 116(1):22-31.
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  50. Conlisk EA, Lengerich EJ, Demark-Wahnefried W, Schildkraut JM, Aldrich TE. Prostate cancer: demographic and behavioral correlates of stage at diagnosis among blacks and whites in North Carolina. Urology. 1999 Jun; 53(6):1194-9.
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  51. Demark-Wahnefried W, Schildkraut JM, Iselin CE, Conlisk E, Kavee A, Aldrich TE, Lengerich EJ, Walther PJ, Paulson DF. Treatment options, selection, and satisfaction among African American and white men with prostate carcinoma in North Carolina. Cancer. 1998 Jul 15; 83(2):320-30.
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  52. Bell RA, Huston S, Passaro K, Lengerich E. The impact of diabetes mellitus on cardiovascular disease in North Carolina. N C Med J. 1998 Jul-Aug; 59(4):222-6.
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  53. Lengerich EJ, Conlisk EA, Pisano E, Harris L, Holliday J. A program to control breast and cervical cancer in North Carolina. N C Med J. 1998 Mar-Apr; 59(2):110-4.
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  54. Bell RA, Howard D, Norman M, Butts J, Lengerich EJ. Medical examiner cases associated with previously undiagnosed diabetes mellitus, North Carolina, 1994. South Med J. 1998 Feb; 91(2):151-4.
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  55. Herman CJ, Lengerich EJ, Stoodt G. Variation in recommendations for breast and cervical cancer screening among primary care physicians in North Carolina, 1991. South Med J. 1996 Jun; 89(6):583-90.
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  56. Kegler MC, Lengerich EJ, Norman M, Sullivan L, Stoodt G. The burden of diabetes in North Carolina. N C Med J. 1995 Apr; 56(4):141-4.
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  57. Conlisk E, Siegel M, Lengerich E, Mac Kenzie W, Malek S, Eriksen M. The status of local smoking regulations in North Carolina following a state preemption bill. JAMA. 1995 Mar 8; 273(10):805-7.
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  58. Aldrich T, Demark-Wahnefried W, Schildkraut JM, Lengerich E, ConlĂ­sk E. The National Cancer Data Base report on prostate cancer. Cancer. 1995 Jan 1; 75(1):136-8.
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  59. Lengerich EJ. The prevalence of smoking and its impact on the health of North Carolinians. N C Med J. 1995 Jan; 56(1):9-12.
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  60. Lengerich EJ, Jones R, Washington CR. A look at hypertension in North Carolina, 1991. N C Med J. 1994 Nov; 55(11):534-7.
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  61. Magner J, Daughtry SB, Lengerich E, Stoodt G. How primary care physicians in North Carolina assess and counsel their diabetic patients. N C Med J. 1994 Jul; 55(7):275-8.
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  62. Sanchez CJ, Lengerich EJ, Enright TC, Stoodt G. How primary care physicians in North Carolina counsel patients to stop smoking. N C Med J. 1994 Jun; 55(6):218-21.
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  63. Lengerich EJ, Addiss DG, Juranek DD. Severe giardiasis in the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 1994 May; 18(5):760-3.
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  64. Addiss DG, Lengerich EJ. Hypokalemic myopathy induced by Giardia lamblia. N Engl J Med. 1994 Jan 6; 330(1):66-7.
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  65. Stoodt G, Lengerich EJ. Reducing the burden of chronic disease in rural North Carolina. N C Med J. 1993 Oct; 54(10):532-5.
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  66. Lengerich EJ, Addiss DG, Marx JJ, Ungar BL, Juranek DD. Increased exposure to cryptosporidia among dairy farmers in Wisconsin. J Infect Dis. 1993 May; 167(5):1252-5.
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  67. Sellon RK, Menard MM, Meuten DJ, Lengerich EJ, Steurer FJ, Breitschwerdt EB. Endemic visceral leishmaniasis in a dog from Texas. J Vet Intern Med. 1993 Jan-Feb; 7(1):16-9.
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  68. Lengerich EJ, Teclaw RF, Mendlein JM, Mariolis P, Garbe PL. Pet populations in the catchment area of the Purdue Comparative Oncology Program. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1992 Jan 1; 200(1):51-6.
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