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Ricky Camplain

TitleAssociate Professor
Faculty RankAssociate Professor
InstitutionNorthern Arizona University
DepartmentHealth Sciences
AddressPO Box 4065
Flagstaff AZ 86011
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-4216-4885 Additional info
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    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NMBA12/2011Chemistry
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NCMSPH12/2014Epidemiology
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NCPhD05/2017Epidemiology

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    Ricky Camplain, PhD is an Assistant Professor in Northern Arizona’s Department of Health Sciences and an Epidemiologist at the Center for Health Equity Research. Her research focuses on chronic disease prevention and health promotion (e.g., physical activity and sedentary behavior) with a primary focus on understanding, in partnerships with communities, the health needs of vulnerable populations, particularly the intersection of being Indigenous and incarcerated.

    She employs epidemiologic methods to determine how culture, policy, and the social and structural determinants of health in the correctional system can impact healthy behavior and social justice.

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    HHSN268201100007C     (Gerardo Heiss)Aug 1, 2013 - May 15, 2017
    NIH Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
    Non-Hospitalized Heart Failure
    Role Description: The goal of this project was to determine incidence of heart failure among Medicare beneficiaries in non-hospital settings, including the emergency department and outpatient clinics.
    Role: Student/Trainee

         (Julie Baldwin and Robert Trotter II)Jun 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2018
    NARBHA Institute
    Health Disparities in Jail Populations: Converging Epidemics that Impact Population Health and Health Care in Coconino County
    Role Description: The goal of this project was to determine health needs of individuals incarcerated in jail to identify points of intervention to improve overall health and wellbeing while incarcerated.
    Role: Co-Investigator

         (Jani Ingram)Sep 1, 2018 - Aug 31, 2021
    Indigenous Ethics in STEM
    Role Description: The goal of this project is to understand how Indigenous cultures and taboos shape Indigenous college students’ and professionals’ participant in STEM fields.
    Role: Biostatistician

    1U54MD012388-01 (Pilot)     (Ricky Camplain)Aug 13, 2019 - Aug 12, 2021
    Physical Activity among Women Incarcerated in Jail
    Role Description: The goal of this project is to estimate rec-time attendance and physical activity levels as well as identify facilitators and barriers to being physically active among women incarcerated in jail.
    Role: Principal Investigator of Pilot Grant

         (Ricky Camplain)Nov 26, 2019 - Nov 25, 2020
    Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services
    Diets of Individuals Incarcerated in Jail
    Role Description: The goal of this project is to determine the nutritional adequacy of meals and commissary items available at a rural detention facility in Arizona.
    Role: Principal Investigator

         (Samantha Sabo and Ricky Camplain)May 1, 2020 - Apr 30, 2021
    HRSA Health Center Program
    Purchase, Administer, and Expand Testing Capacity for COVID19 – Evaluation
    Role Description: The goal of this project is to evaluate the process and impact of North Country Health Care COVID-19 testing efforts.
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

    2305     (Joseph Mihaljevic)May 1, 2020 - Apr 30, 2021
    Flinn Foundation
    Epidemiological Modeling to Facilitate Regional Response to Epidemic Threats in Northern Arizona
    Role Description: The goal of this project is to predict the spread of COVID-19 Northern Arizona.
    Role: Co-Investigator

         (Dan Cooper)Jul 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
    Orange County Health Care Agency
    Academic and Community Partnerships in Orange County to Optimize a Safe School Restart During the COVID-19 Pandemic, CRAFT-COVID
    Role Description: The goal of this project is to quantify COVID-19 mitigation strategy adherence, including physical distancing and face covering behaviors, among 5th and 6th graders in Orange County, CA using systematic observation techniques.
    Role: Site Principal Investigator

    R21ES032767     (CARROLL, STEPHANIE RUSSO)Sep 1, 2020 - Aug 31, 2022
    Investigating linkages between arsenic exposure, diabetes, and COVID-19 infections and risks on the Navajo Nation
    Role Description: The goal of this project is to identify environmental risk factors for COVID-19 infection and death on Navajo Nation to develop and implement culturally appropriate environmental health messaging to prevent COVID-19 infection and death.
    Role: Co-Investigator

         (Ricky Camplain)Oct 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2021
    NARBHA Institute
    The Need for Diversion Programs from the Criminal Justice System in Coconino County
    Role Description: The goal of this project is to develop an infrastructure plan to divert individuals away from the criminal justice system through effective, evidence-based Health and Human Services programs in Coconino County.
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Levandowski BA, Pro GC, Rietberg-Miller SB, Camplain R. We are complex beings: comparison of statistical methods to capture and account for intersectionality. BMJ Open. 2024 01 30; 14(1):e077194. PMID: 38296287.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Camplain R, Hale L, Camplain C, Stageman R, Baldwin JA. Changes in sleep quality and housing status among individuals incarcerated in jail. Sleep Health. 2022 Dec; 8(6):601-605. PMID: 36229361.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Lininger MR, Root HJ, Camplain R, Barger SD. Describing the appropriate use and interpretation of odds and risk ratios. Res Sports Med. 2022 Oct 10; 1-7. PMID: 36217605.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    
    4. Lopez NV, Spilkin A, Brauer J, Phillips R, Kuss B, Delio G, Camplain R. Nutritional adequacy of meals and commissary items provided to individuals incarcerated in a southwest, rural county jail in the United States. BMC Nutr. 2022 Sep 03; 8(1):96. PMID: 36057678.
    5. Camplain R, Teufel-Shone NI, Jiang L, Chang J, Manson SM. Change in physical activity, food choices and hemoglobin A1c among American Indians and Alaska Natives with type 2 diabetes. Prev Med Rep. 2022 Oct; 29:101945. PMID: 36161132.
    6. Mommaerts K, Lopez NV, Camplain C, Keene C, Hale AM, Camplain R. Nutrition availability for those incarcerated in jail: Implications for mental health. Int J Prison Health. 2022 Aug 04. PMID: 35916664.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Camplain R, Williamson HJ, Pinn TA, Shuman S, Robinson BM, Evans M, Luna C. Barriers and facilitators to attending and being physically active during recreation time among women incarcerated. BMC Womens Health. 2022 06 17; 22(1):239. PMID: 35715785.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Pro G, Camplain R, Lea CH. The competing effects of racial discrimination and racial identity on the predicted number of days incarcerated in the US: A national profile of Black, Latino/Latina, and American Indian/Alaska Native populations. PLoS One. 2022; 17(6):e0268987. PMID: 35675290.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Pinn T, Williamson H, Robinson B, Shuman S, Evans M, Pro G, Camplain R. "Everything has changed": detention officer roles and recreation time changes due to COVID-19 policies at a Southwest County Jail. Health Justice. 2022 Jun 04; 10(1):18. PMID: 35661271.
    10. Camplain R, Pinn TA, Becenti L, Williamson HJ, Pro G, Luna C, Bret J. Patterns of Physical Activity Among Women Incarcerated in Jail. J Correct Health Care. 2022 02; 28(1):6-11. PMID: 34846925.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Kuss B, Lopez NV, Hardy ST, Spilkin A, Brauer J, Phillips R, Delio G, Camplain R. Sodium content of menu and commissary provisions in rural jail exceeds heart-healthy dietary recommendations. Int J Prison Health. 2021 Nov 25. PMID: 34813208.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Ransdell LB, Wayment HA, Lopez N, Lorts C, Schwartz AL, Pugliesi K, Pohl PS, Bycura D, Camplain R. The impact of resistance training on body composition, muscle strength, and functional fitness in older women (45-80 years): A systematic review (2010-2020). Women (Basel). 2021 Sep; 1(3):143-168. PMID: 35702064.
    13. Cooper DM, Zulu MZ, Jankeel A, Ibraim IC, Ardo J, Kasper K, Stephens D, Meyer A, Stehli A, Condon C, Londo?o ME, Schreiber CM, Lopez NV, Camplain RL, Weiss M, Golden C, Radom-Aizik S, Boden-Albala B, Chau C, Messaoudi I, Ulloa ER. SARS-CoV-2 acquisition and immune pathogenesis among school-aged learners in four diverse schools. Pediatr Res. 2021 11; 90(5):1073-1080. PMID: 34304252.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    14. Pro G, Schumacher K, Hubach R, Zaller N, Giano Z, Camplain R, Camplain C, Haberstroh S, Baldwin JA, Wheeler DL. US trends in mask wearing during the COVID-19 pandemic depend on rurality. Rural Remote Health. 2021 07; 21(3):6596. PMID: 34252284.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Camplain R, Lininger MR, Baldwin JA, Trotter RT. Cardiovascular Risk Factors among Individuals Incarcerated in an Arizona County Jail. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 06 30; 18(13). PMID: 34208981.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Cooper DM, Zulu MZ, Jankeel A, Ibraim IC, Ardo J, Kasper K, Stephens D, Meyer A, Stehli A, Condon C, Londo?o ME, Schreiber CM, Lopez NV, Camplain RL, Weiss M, Golden C, Aizik S, Boden-Albala B, Chau C, Messaoudi I, Ulloa ER. SARS-CoV-2 Acquisition and Immune Pathogenesis Among School-Aged Learners in Four Diverse Schools. medRxiv. 2021 Jun 16. PMID: 33791712.
    17. Eaves ER, Camplain RL, Lininger MR, Trotter RT. Adverse Childhood Experiences in relation to drug and alcohol use in the 30 days prior to incarceration in a county jail. Int J Prison Health. 2021; 17(2):142-155. PMID: 34745314.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Camplain R, Lopez NV, Cooper DM, McKenzie TL, Zheng K, Radom-Aizik S. Development of the systematic observation of COVID-19 mitigation (SOCOM): Assessing face covering and distancing in schools. J Clin Transl Sci. 2021; 5(1):e124. PMID: 34258031.
    19. Giano Z, Camplain RL, Camplain C, Pro G, Haberstroh S, Baldwin JA, Wheeler DL, Hubach RD. Adverse Childhood Events in American Indian/Alaska Native Populations. Am J Prev Med. 2021 Feb; 60(2):213-221. PMID: 33223364.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Eaves E, Camplain R, Lininger M, Trotter RT. Adverse Childhood Experiences in relation to drug and alcohol use in 30 days prior to incarceration in a county jail. Int J Prison Health. 2020.
    21. Pro G, Giano Z, Camplain R, Haberstroh S, Camplain C, Wheeler D, Hubach RD, Baldwin JA. The Role of State Medicaid Expansions in Integrating Comprehensive Mental Health Services into Opioid Treatment Programs: Differences Across the Rural/Urban Continuum. Community Ment Health J. 2021 08; 57(6):1017-1022. PMID: 33033972.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Pro G, Hubach R, Wheeler D, Camplain R, Haberstroh S, Giano Z, Camplain C, Baldwin JA. Differences in US COVID-19 case rates and case fatality rates across the urban-rural continuum. Rural Remote Health. 2020 08; 20(3):6074. PMID: 32811154.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    23. Camplain R, Sotres-Alvarez D, Alvarez C, Wilson R, Perreira KM, Casta?eda SF, Merchant G, Gellman MD, Chambers EC, Gallo LC, Evenson KR. The association of acculturation with accelerometer-assessed and self-reported physical activity and sedentary behavior: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. Prev Med Rep. 2020 Mar; 17:101050. PMID: 32021761.
    24. Pro G, Camplain R, de Heer B, Chief C, Teufel-Shone N. A National Epidemiologic Profile of Physical Intimate Partner Violence, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Supportive Childhood Relationships: Group Differences in Predicted Trends and Associations. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2020 08; 7(4):660-670. PMID: 31912443.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    25. Camplain R, Pinn TA, Williamson HJ, Pro G, Becenti L, Bret J, Luna C, Baldwin JA. Adaptation of the System for Observing Play and Recreation in Communities (SOPARC) for the Measurement of Physical Activity in Jail Settings. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 01 04; 17(1). PMID: 31947914.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    26. Camplain R, Camplain C, Trotter RT, Pro G, Sabo S, Eaves E, Peoples M, Baldwin JA. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Drug- and Alcohol-Related Arrest Outcomes in a Southwest County From 2009 to 2018. Am J Public Health. 2020 01; 110(S1):S85-S92. PMID: 31967892.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Rock T, Camplain R, Teufel-Shone NI, Ingram JC. Traditional Sheep Consumption by Navajo People in Cameron, Arizona. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 10 30; 16(21). PMID: 31671510.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
    28. Camplain R, Warren M, Baldwin JA, Camplain C, Fofanov VY, Trotter RT. Epidemiology of Incarceration: Characterizing Jail Incarceration for Public Health Research. Epidemiology. 2019 07; 30(4):561-568. PMID: 30985527.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    29. Camplain R, Baldwin JA, Warren M, Camplain C, Lininger MR, Trotter RT. Physical Activity in People Who Are Incarcerated: A Social Justice Issue. J Phys Act Health. 2019 May 01; 16(5):306-307. PMID: 30966856.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    
    30. Valdez ES, Sabo, S, Butler M, Camplain R, Koch B, Simpson R, Castro Y. Perinatal Depression Symptom Prevalence at the US-Mexico Border. Rural Ment Health. 2019; 43(1):38.
    31. Trotter RT, Fofanov VY, Camplain R, Arazan CL, Camplain C, Eaves ER, Hanabury M, Hepp CM, Kohlbeck BS, Lininger MR, Peoples M, Dmitrieva NO, Baldwin JA. Health disparities in jail populations: Mixed methods and multi-disciplinary community engagement for justice and health impacts. Pract Anthropol. 2019; 41(4):2-16. PMID: 33110290.
    32. Camplain R, Baldwin JA. Commentary: The Search for Health Equity among Individuals Incarcerated in Jail. Pract Anthropol. 2019; 41(4):46-48. PMID: 33110291.
    33. Pro G, Camplain R, Sabo S, Baldwin J, Gilbert PA. Substance abuse treatment in correctional versus non-correctional settings: Analysis of racial/ethnic and gender differences. J Health Dispar Res Pract. 2019; 12(3):1-20. PMID: 33110710.
    34. Trotter RT, Lininger MR, Camplain R, Fofanov VY, Camplain C, Baldwin JA. A Survey of Health Disparities, Social Determinants of Health, and Converging Morbidities in a County Jail: A Cultural-Ecological Assessment of Health Conditions in Jail Populations. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 11 08; 15(11). PMID: 30413098.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Trotter Ii RT, Camplain R, Eaves ER, Fofanov VY, Dmitrieva NO, Hepp CM, Warren M, Barrios BA, Pagel N, Mayer A, Baldwin JA. Health Disparities and Converging Epidemics in Jail Populations: Protocol for a Mixed-Methods Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2018 Oct 24; 7(10):e10337. PMID: 30355562.
    36. Cuthbertson CC, Heiss G, Wright JD, Camplain R, Patel MD, Foraker RE, Matsushita K, Puccinelli-Ortega N, Shah AM, Kucharska-Newton AM. Socioeconomic status and access to care and the incidence of a heart failure diagnosis in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Ann Epidemiol. 2018 06; 28(6):350-355. PMID: 29709334.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Camplain R, Kucharska-Newton A, Keyserling TC, Layton JB, Loehr L, Heiss G. Incidence of Heart Failure Observed in Emergency Departments, Ambulatory Clinics, and Hospitals. Am J Cardiol. 2018 06 01; 121(11):1328-1335. PMID: 29576231.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Camplain R, Kucharska-Newton A, Loehr L, Keyserling TC, Layton JB, Wruck L, Folsom AR, Bertoni AG, Heiss G. Accuracy of Self-Reported Heart Failure. The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. J Card Fail. 2017 Nov; 23(11):802-808. PMID: 28893677.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Camplain R, Kucharska-Newton A, Cuthbertson CC, Wright JD, Alonso A, Heiss G. Misclassification of incident hospitalized and outpatient heart failure in administrative claims data: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2017 Apr; 26(4):421-428. PMID: 28120359.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Meyer ML, Tanaka H, Palta P, Patel MD, Camplain R, Couper D, Cheng S, Qunaibet AA, Poon AK, Heiss G. Response to "Repeatability of Different Segmental Pulse Wave Velocity Measurements". Am J Hypertens. 2016 07; 29(7):890. PMID: 27170031.
      Citations:    Fields:    
    41. Evenson KR, Brown DR, Pearce E, Camplain R, Jernigan J, Epping J, Shepard DM, Dorn JM. Evaluation of the Physical Activity and Public Health Course for Practitioners. Res Q Exerc Sport. 2016 Jun; 87(2):207-13. PMID: 26960177.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    42. Camplain R, Meyer ML, Tanaka H, Palta P, Agarwal SK, Aguilar D, Butler KR, Heiss G. Smoking Behaviors and Arterial Stiffness Measured by Pulse Wave Velocity in Older Adults: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Am J Hypertens. 2016 11 01; 29(11):1268-1275. PMID: 26657706.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    
    43. Fleischhacker S, Roberts E, Camplain R, Evenson KR, Gittelsohn J. Promoting Physical Activity Among Native American Youth: a Systematic Review of the Methodology and Current Evidence of Physical Activity Interventions and Community-wide Initiatives. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2016 Dec; 3(4):608-624. PMID: 27294756.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. Meyer ML, Tanaka H, Palta P, Patel MD, Camplain R, Couper D, Cheng S, Al Qunaibet A, Poon AK, Heiss G. Repeatability of Central and Peripheral Pulse Wave Velocity Measures: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Am J Hypertens. 2016 Apr; 29(4):470-5. PMID: 26232036.
      Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. Evenson KR, Dorn JM, Camplain R, Pate RR, Brown DR. Evaluation of the Physical Activity and Public Health Course for Researchers. J Phys Act Health. 2015 Aug; 12(8):1052-60. PMID: 25271475.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
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