Sunday, December 19, 2010

Congratulations Gib Parrish -- On top 20 list of most read articles for 2010

R. Gib Parrish
Congratulations Dr. R. Gib Parrish!  2010 Year in Research Nominee

Every year, the prestigious foundation- Robert Woods Johnson (RWJF) reviews the research they have funded and they select the most influential research articles for the year.  These nominations and the Research award provide the Foundation an opportunity to recognize the excellent work of these scientists grantees.  The top 20 articles nominated for 2010 represent not only excellent research and scholarship but, were also the most frequently viewed research articles on in the past year."

The title of the paper was:  Measuring Population Health Outcomes
By: Parrish RG
In: Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy, 7(4)
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Published: July 2010 
Next?  They hope to narrow down the list from 20  to the top 5 articles.  The Foundations says, "We need your help to select those articles that most that influenced policy and practice, shaped our thinking about health and health care or stood out in other ways. Using the voting buttons in the link below, please select your top 5.  See the  Twenty most viewed articles 2010- Robert Woods Johnson
All are available online and, if you want , cast your ballot for up to five.
Polls are open until December 23 and results will be published in early January, so please vote now!"

We are this pleased and proud. (photo Michael Jermyn)
Join us-- send Gib kudos and drop him a line or give a call
Email:  Gib.parrish@gmailcom

Summary of nominated 2010 Research Paper"Measuring Population Health Outcomes" 
by R. G. Parrish

An ideal population health outcome metric should reflect a population’s dynamic state of physical, mental and social well-being. Positive health outcomes include being alive; functioning well mentally, physically and socially; and having a sense of well-being. Negative outcomes include death, loss of function, and lack of well-being. In contrast to these health outcomes, diseases and injuries are intermediate factors that influence the likelihood of achieving a state of health.

On the basis of a review of outcomes metrics currently in use and the availability of data for at least some U.S. counties, the author recommends the following metrics for population health outcomes:

  1. Life expectancy from birth, or age-adjusted mortality rate;
  2. Condition-specific changes in life expectancy, or condition-specific or age-specific mortality rates; and
  3. Self-reported level of health, functional status, and experiential status.
When reported, outcome metrics should present both the overall level of health of a population and the distribution of health among different geographic, economic and demographic groups in the population.

Best wishes to all of you in these cold winter days as the solstice approaches and many festivities begin.


Helen Perry said...

Helen Perry

What an extraordinary honor and congratulations, Gib. My sincerest congratulations and warm wishes for this holiday season. Helen Perry

Navdeep Singh Nijjar said...

Congratulations Gib


Beatrice DeRocco said...

Great! Humble small town individual ranks big...again.

Ano Lobb said...

Go Gib! I just voted for you.

Via tweet-- Gib Parrish paper named one of year's most influential by RWJ Measuring Pop Hlth Outcomes

Julie Hansen said...

Congratulations, Gib!

Go Stevens former science teacher!

Gay Bumgarner through friends and family said...

We always knew he was a bright boy! I love the photo of him as the gentleman farmer with his dog and also of the kids doing cartwheels by Michael Jermyn-- great choice.
I'll try to encourage people to vote.

Natalya said...

Go Dad! Cool. The Thursday Peacham Science class - Annie, Rachael, Sarah, Leon, Sonya, David, and everyone are SO proud. That's our guy.

Barbara Melnick said...

From our weekly newsletter at Aucocisco school.

Gib Parrish, Natalya's dad, is in the top 20 most read articles for a Public Health article he wrote. If you are interested in more info, here is the link: Twenty most viewed articles 2010- Robert Woods Johnson .

We are so impressed!

Unknown said...

"like" came in via facebook from

-Ben Bellows our former roomate, friend, and favorite social epidemiologist now in Kenya


-Bronwen MCurdy- a former DHMC TDI student, co-author, and friend.

Michael Jermyn said...

groovy groovy groovy- i never realized that that picture (with kids doing cartwheels) says
'health' but it totally works! cheers

Merry Christmas to you and yours- michael and family

Jstehrgreen said...

Well, well, well. We are not surprised by the great news and are delighted for Roy to receive such recognition.

Maybe we will pull a Bristol Palin from Dancing with the Stars and figure out how to vote several hundred times a piece. Bristol needed this to stay in the
competition, but we realize that we do not have to stuff the ballot box for one so clever and intelligent as Gib. So we will vote as if fair and reasonable.

Congratulations, Gibber. (Gosh, we knew you when you were just playing a sperm on Broadway. Or was that the EIS skit? I get mixed up these days!)


P.S. Sharon, thanks for sending us this message.

Stephen B. Thacker, CDC/OSELS/OD said...

Nicely done, Gib. Glad you are still doing science and having an impact. Hope to see you next month.

Happy holidays to you, Sharon and family.


David Shannon said...

I am printing up cards so that, when someone asks me how I am doing, I can refer them to Gib's article.

Unfortunately, the linen card stock I am using has no internet access.

More research is needed

Ben Bellows said...

For my ph peeps - my former boss's boss's husband co-authored this piece on measuring population wellness. Vote for your favorite public health papers in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation competition.

Measuring Population Health Outcomes