PhD, Health Policy and Management (Health Services Research), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
MPH, Health Services Administration, American University of Beirut.
Health Services Administration; Evaluation Research in Public Health; Women's Health
Care and Policy; Health Care Organization and Delivery; Healthcare Finance; Evidence-Based
Organization and delivery of health care services to women; women’s health policy;
access to care in underserved populations; cancer control; evaluation research; health
FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
Evaluation of the South Carolina Initiative to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy, Private
Evaluation of the Southern Appalachian Tele-Homecare (SATH) Program, Health Resources
and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Practices of Primary Care Providers in Southern Appalachia toward Cancer Genetics
Services, ETSU Research Development Committee.
Use of Preventive Health Services among Female Medicaid Beneficiaries with and without
Physical Disabilities, Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.
Breast Cancer Control: Needs and Practices of African American Women and their Providers,
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Iron Supplementation in Low-Income Postpartum Women, Centers for Disease Control and
Evaluation of the National Breastfeeding Promotion Campaign in Mississippi, United
States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Beatty K, Smith MG, de Jong J, Weber A, Adelli, R, Khoury A (2023). Impact of the Choose Well initiative on contraceptive access at federally
qualified health centers in South Carolina: A midline evaluation. American Journal
of Public Health. Published online ahead of print August 31, 2023:e1–e6.
Hale N, Manalew WS, Leinaar E, Smith M, Sen B, Khoury A (2023). Impact of the Choose Well contraceptive access initiative on method use among
women enrolled in South Carolina’s Medicaid program: A midline assessment. Women’s
Health Issues. August:1 – 10.
Smith MG, Beatty KE, Khoury AJ, Gilliam L, de Jong J (2023). Increases in IUD provision at Alabama Department of
Public Health clinics from 2016 to 2019. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.
Beatty KE, Hale N, Khoury AJ, Smith MG, Lee J, Ventura LM (2023). Association of health insurance with contraceptive
use and interpersonal quality of contraceptive care in the Southeast United States.
Southern Medical Journal 116(4):358-364.
Mann AK, Khoury AJ, McCartt P, Smith MG, Hale NL, Beatty KE, Johnson L (2022). Multi-level influences
on providers’ delivery of contraceptive services: A qualitative thematic analysis.
Women’s Health Reports. 3(1):491-499. http://doi.org/10.1089/whr.2021.0128
Smith MG, Hale N, Kelley S, Satterfield K, Beatty K, Khoury A (2022). South Carolina’s Choose Well Initiative to reduce unintended pregnancy: Rationale,
implementation design, and evaluation methodology. American Journal of Public Health.
Rocca CH, Smith MG, Hale NL, Khoury AJ (2022). Ranges of pregnancy preferences and contraceptive use: Results from a population-based
survey in the Southeast United States. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Beatty K, Smith MG, Khoury AJ, Ventura LM, Ariyo O, de Jong J, Surles K, Slawson D (2022). Contraceptive care
service provision via telehealth early in the COVID-19 pandemic at rural and urban
federally qualified health centers in 2 southeastern states. The Journal of Rural
Health. 1 – 12. DOI:10.1111/jrh.12701
Manalew WS, Hale N, Leinaar E, Sen B, Smith M, Khoury AJ (2022). Medicaid cost savings from provision of contraception to beneficiaries in
South Carolina, 2012-2018.” Population Health Management. DOI: 10.1089/pop.2021.0392
Beatty KE, Smith MG, Khoury AJ, Ventura LM, Ariyo T, de Jong J, Surles K, Rahman A, Slawson D (2022). Telehealth
for contraceptive care during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic at local
health departments in 2 US states: A mixed-methods approach. Journal of Public Health
Management and Practice 28(3): 299-308.
Hale N, Tatro K, Orimaye SO, Smith M, Meit M, Beatty KE, Khoury AJ (2022). Changes in adolescent birth rates within Appalachian subregions and non-Appalachian
counties in the United States, 2012–2018. Journal of Appalachian Health 4(1):31–50.
Ventura LM, Beatty KE, Khoury AJ, Smith MG, Ariyo O, Slawson DL, Weber AJ (2021). Contraceptive access at federally
qualified health centers during the South Carolina Choose Well initiative: A qualitative
analysis of staff perceptions and experiences. Women’s Health Reports 2:1, 608-620.
Hale N, Manalew WS, Leinaar E, Smith M, Sen B, Sharma P, Khoury A 2021. Contraceptive use and pregnancy outcomes among women enrolled in South Carolina
Medicaid Programs. Maternal and Child Health Journal. Online ahead of print.
Okwori G, Smith MG, Beatty K, Khoury A, Ventura L, Hale N 2021. Geographic differences in contraception provision and utilization
among federally funded family planning clinics in South Carolina and Alabama. Journal
of Rural Health 37(4): In Press.
Ariyo O, Khoury AJ, Smith MG, Leinaar E, Odebunmi O, Slawson DL, Hale N 2021. From training to implementation:
Improving contraceptive practices in South Carolina. Contraception. DOI: 10.1016/j.contraception.2021.04.016
Beatty KE, Smith MG, Khoury AJ, Zheng S, Ventura LM, Okwori G 2021. Accessibility of federally funded family planning
services in South Carolina and Alabama Preventive Medicine Reports 22: 101343.
Orimaye SO, Hale N, Leinaar E, Smith MG, Khoury A 2021. Adolescent birth rates and rural-urban differences by levels of deprivation
and health professional shortage areas in the United states, 2017-108. American Journal
of Public Health 111(1): 136-144.
Hale N, Smith M, Baker K, Khoury A 2020. Contraceptive use patterns among women of reproductive age in two southeastern
states. Women’s Health Issues 30(6): 436-445.
Hale N, Khoury A, Smith M (2018). Use of Highly Effective Reversible Contraception in Title X Clinics:
Variation by Selected State Characteristics. Women's Health Issues. 28(4).
Beatty KE, Meit M, Hale N, Khoury AJ, Masters P 2016. Clinical service delivery along the urban/rural continuum. Frontiers
in Public Health Services and Systems Research. 5(1):21-27. DOI: 10.13023/FPHSSR.0501.04.
Wykoff R, Khoury AJ, Stoots JM, Pack RP 2015. Undergraduate training in public health should prepare
graduates for the workforce. Frontiers in Public Health 2:285. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2014.00285.
Stoots JM, Wykoff R, Khoury AJ, Pack RP 2015. An undergraduate curriculum in public health benchmarked to the needs
of the workforce. Frontiers in Public Health 3:12. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2015.00012.
Liu X, Khoury AJ, Longcoy J, Ikekwere J 2014. Grade 2 and 3 obesity and diagnosed prostate cancer
in middle-aged and elderly men: an epidemiologic study with stratified multistage
sampling design. ISRN Epidemiology, Article ID 715939, Accessed by http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/715939.
Khoury AJ, Hall AG, Andresen, Zhang J, Ward R, Jarjoura CM 2012. The association between chronic
disease and physical disability among female Medicaid beneficiaries 18 – 64 years
of age. Disability and Health.
Mitra AK, Khoury AJ 2011. Universal iron supplementation: a simple and effective strategy to reduce anaemia
among low-income, postpartum women. Public Health Nutrition, June 2011. Available
on CJO 2011 doi:10.1017/S1368980011001261
Lopez EDS, Khoury, AJ, Dailey AB, Hall AG, Chisolm LR 2009. Screening mammography: A cross-sectional study
to compare characteristics of women aged 40 and older from the deep south who are
current, overdue and never screeners. Women’s Health Issues, 19:435-446.
Avis-Williams A, Khoury, AJ, Lisovicz N, Graham-Kresge S 2009. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of underserved
women in the rural south toward breast cancer prevention and detection. Family &
Community Health, 32 (3):238-46.
Hall A, Khoury AJ, Lopez E, Lisovicz N, Avis A, Mitra A 2008. Correlates of breast cancer fatalism.
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 19(4):1328-42.
Kolbo JR, Khoury AJ, Bounds W, Lee J 2007. Overweight and obesity in the south: Prevalence and related
health care costs among population groups. Southern Rural Development Center’s Food
Assistance Policy Series, No. 13.
Khoury AJ, Moazzem SW, Jarjoura CM, Carothers C, Hinton A 2005. Breastfeeding initiation in
low-income women: Role of attitudes, support, and perceived control. Women’s Health
Mitra AK, Khoury AJ, Carothers C, Hinton A 2004. Predictors of breastfeeding intention in low-income
women. Maternal and Child Health Journal 8(2):65-70.
Mitra AK, Khoury AJ, Carothers C, Foretich C 2003. The Loving Support breastfeeding campaign: Awareness
and practices of healthcare providers in Mississippi. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic,
and Neonatal Nursing 32:753-60.
Mitra AK, Khoury AJ, Carothers C, Foretich C 2003. Evaluation of a comprehensive Loving Support Program
among state Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program breastfeeding coordinators.
Southern Medical Journal 96:168-71.
Khoury AJ, Hinton A, Mitra AK, Carothers C, Foretich C 2002. Improving breastfeeding knowledge,
attitudes and practices of WIC clinic staff. Public Health Reports 117(5): 453-62.
Khoury AJ, Weisman CS 2002. Thinking about women’s health: Gender equity or gender sensitivity?
Women’s Health Issues 12(2):1-4.
Khoury AJ, Mitra AK, Hinton A, Carothers C, Sheil H 2002. An innovative video succeeds in
addressing barriers to breastfeeding among low-income women. Journal of Human Lactation
Khoury AJ, Weisman CS, Jarjoura CM 2001. Ownership type and community benefits of women's health
centers. Medical Care Research and Review 58(1):76-99.
Weisman CS, Khoury AJ, Cassirer C, Sharpe VA, Morlock LL 1999. The implications of affiliations between
Catholic and Non-Catholic health care organizations for availability of reproductive
health services. Women’s Health Issues 9(3):121-34.
Curbow B, Khoury AJ, Weisman CS 1998. Provision of mental health services in women’s health centers.
Women’s Health: Research on Gender, Behavior, and Policy 4(1):71-91.
Khoury AJ, Summers L, Weisman CS 1997. Characteristics of current hospital-sponsored and non-hospital
birth centers. Maternal and Child Health Journal 1(2):89-99.
Weisman CS, Curbow B, Khoury AJ 1996. Women's health centers and managed care. Women’s Health Issues 6(5):255-63.
Weisman CS, Curbow B, Khoury AJ 1995. The national survey of women's health centers: Current models of women-centered
care. Women’s Health Issues 5(3):103-17.
Reading; walking; spending time with the family; exploring the beautiful Tennessee
mountains and parks.