Merrill, Ray

Health Science

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2063  LSB
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-9788

Professor

Curriculum Vitae

 Biography
Ray M. Merrill is a Professor in the Department of Health Science at Brigham Young University. He joined the BYU faculty in 1998, following employment as a Mathematical Statistician in the Applied Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute.
 Teaching Interests
HLTH 345 Principles of Epidemiology
HLTH 440 Computer Applications in Epidemiology
HLTH 441 Clinical Trials
HLTH 442 Special Topics in Epidemiology
HLTH 443 Field Epidemiology
HLTH 602 Epidemiology
HLTH 604 Biostatistics
 Research Interests
Cancer epidemiology
Evaluation of Health Interventions
Religion and Health
 Education
  • MPH, Quantitative Methods, Harvard University, 1995
  • PHD, Applied Statistics, Arizona State University, 1994
  • MS, Managerial Economics, Brigham Young University, 1989
  • BA, Political Science/English, Brigham Young University, 1986
 Experience

Academic - Post-Secondary
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Education, University of Utah, 2008-Present
  • Professor, Brigham Young University, 2005-Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, 1999-Present
  • Associate Professor, Brigham Young University, 2001-2005
  • Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University, 1998-2001

Government
  • Mathematical Statistician, National Cancer Institute, 1995-1998

 Memberships
  • American Academy of Health Behavior, 2016-2016
  • American College of Epidemiology, 2016-2016
  • International Epidemiological Association, 2016-2016
  • Society for Epidemiologic Research, 2016-2016
 Honors and Awards
  • American Academy of Health Behavior : Fellow
  • American College of Epidemiology : Fellow
  • Outstanding Research Award, College of Life Sciences
  • National Cancer Institute : Nominated for the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Distinguished Alumni Award
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association : Meritorious Poster Submission
  • Brigham Young University : Karl G. Maeser Research and Creative Arts Award
  • College of Health & Human Performance, Brigham Young University : Honored Faculty Lecturer
  • The Utah Public Health Association : Public Health Hero Award
  • International Agency for Research on Cancer : Visitng Scholar
  • Brigham Young University : Young Scholar
 Courses Taught

Summer 2017
  • HLTH 698R: Public Health Project Section 001
Spring 2017
  • HLTH 345: Principles of Epidemiology Section 001
Winter 2017
  • HLTH 345: Principles of Epidemiology Section 001
  • HLTH 441: Clinical Trials Section 001
  • HLTH 491R: Mentored Research Section 009
Fall 2016
  • HLTH 345: Principles of Epidemiology Section 002
  • HLTH 443: Field Epidemiology Section 001
  • HLTH 491R: Mentored Research Section 001
  • HLTH 602: Epidemiology Section 001

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Johnston JD, Kruman B, Nelson M, Merrill RM, Graul R, Hoybjerg T, Tuttle S, Myers S, Cook R, Weber KS. 2017. Differential effects of air conditioning type on residential endotoxin levels in a semi-arid climate. Indoor Air. 1-9. <website> doi:10.1111/ina.12369

Magnusson BM, Thackeray CR, Van Wagenen SA, Davis SF, Richards R, Merrill RM. 2017. Perceptions of public breastfeeding among an internet panel of U.S. males 21-44 years. Journal of Human Lactation.

Lindsay GB, Merrill RM, Thackeray R, Sloan CD. 2016. Assessing Whether Americans are Aware of the Nation’s Declining Health Ranking. Journal of Community Medicine and Health Education. 6(6).  doi:10.4172/2161-0711.1000488

Tanner KM, Fujiki RB, Dromey CD, Merrill RM, Robb W, Kendall KA, Hopkin JA, Channell RW, Sivasankar MP. 2016. Laryngeal desiccation challenge and nebulized isotonic saline in healthy male singers and nonsingers: Effects on acoustic, aerodynamic, and perceptual measures. Journal of Voice. <website>

Merrill RM, Frutos A. 2016. Conditional cancer survival of the corpus uterine in the USA. Journal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Disorder. 8(4):172-177.  doi:10.5301/je.5000254

Roy N, Fetrow R, Merrill RM, Dromey CD. 2016. Exploring the clinical utility of relative fundamental frequency (RFF) as an objective measure of vocal hyperfunction. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Merrill RM, Davis SS, Lindsay GB, Khomitch E. 2016. Explanations for 20th century tuberculosis decline: how the public gets it wrong. Journal of Tuberculosis Research. 4:111-121. <website>

Merrill RM, Dalisay R, Dayton N. 2016. Conditional colon cancer survival in the United States. Colon Cancer. 2(2:20):6.

Johnston JD, Merrill RM, Zimmerman GC, Collingwood SC, Reading JC. 2016. Factors associated with biosafety level-2 research workers' laboratory exit hand washing behaviors and glove removal compliance. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 13(4):254-264.

Merrill RM, Hanson CL. 2016. Risk and protective factors associated with being bullied on school property compared with cyberbullied. BMC Public Health. 16(145).

Merrill RM, Thygerson SM, Palmer C. 2016. Risk of injury according to having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and comorbid mental illness. Pharmacopsychiatry. 49(2):45-50.

Merrill RM, Bateman S. 2016. Conditional melanoma cancer survival in the United States. Cancers. 8(2).

Pierce JL, Tanner KM, Merrill RM, Miller KL, Kendall KA, Roy N. 2016. Swallowing disorders in Sjögren’s syndrome: Prevalence, risk factors, and effects on quality of life. Dysphagia. 31(1):49-59. <website> doi:10.1007/s00455-015-9657-7

Merrill RM, LeCheminant JD. 2016. Medical cost analysis of the Boise school district wellness program. Preventive Medicine Reports. 3:159-165.

Roy N, Tanner KM, Merrill RM, Wright C, Miller KL, Kendall KA. 2016. Descriptive epidemiology of voice disorders in rheumatoid arthritis: Prevalence, risk factors, and quality of life burden. Journal of Voice. 30(1). <website> doi:10.1016/j.jvoice.2015.02.011

Merrill RM, Hager RL, Bowen E. 2015. Identifying chronic disease and other selected factors that motivate physical activity in World Senior Games participants. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine.  doi:10.1177/23337214155593460

Tanner KM, Nissen SL, Merrill RM, Miner A, Channell RW, Miller KL, Elstad MR, Kendall KA, Roy N. 2015. Nebulized isotonic saline improves voice production in Sjögren’s Syndrome. The Laryngoscope. <website>

Tanner KM, Pierce JL, Merrill RM, Miller KL, Kendall KA, Roy N. 2015. The quality of life burden associated with voice disorders in Sjögren’s syndrome. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology. 721-727. <website>

Pierce JL, Tanner KM, Merrill RM, Miller KL, Ambati BK, Kendall KA, Roy N. 2015. Voice disorders in Sjögren’s syndrome: Prevalence and related risk factors. The Laryngoscope. :1385-1392. <website> doi:10.1002/lary.25112

Merrill RM. 2015. Use of marijuana and changing risk perceptions. American Journal of Health Behavior.

LeCheminant JD, Merrill RM, Masterson T. 2015. Health behaviors and work-related outcomes among school employees enrolled. American Journal of Health Behavior. 39(3):345-351.

Gibby J, Njeru D, Cvetko S, Merrill RM, Bikman BT, Gibby W. 2015. Volumetric analysis of central body fat accurately predicts incidence of diabetes and hypertension in adults. BMC Obesity. 2(1):10.

Hill-Mey P, Kumpfer K, Merrill RM, Reel J, Hyatt-Neville B, Richardson G. 2015. Worksite health promotion programs in college settings. Journal of Education and Health Promotion.

Merrill RM, Sloan A, Steele B. 2015. Growth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a global context. Religious Educator.

Lister C, Merrill RM, Vance D, West JH, Hall PC, Crookston BT. 2015. Victimization among Peruvian adolescents: Insights into mental/emotional health from the Young Lives Study. Journal of School Health.

Heller A, Tanner KM, Roy N, Nissen SL, Merrill RM, Merrill KL, Houtz DR, Ellerston J, Kendall K. 2014. Voice, Speech, and Laryngeal Features of Primary Sjogren's Syndrome. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology. 123(11):778-785. <website> doi:10.1177/0003489414538762

Lindsay GB, Merrill RM, Hedin RJ. 2014. The Contribution of Public Health and Improve Social Conditions to Increased Life Expectancy: An Analysis of Public Awareness. Journal of Community Medicine and Health Education. 4(5):5. <website>

Fabian LA, Thygerson SM, Merrill RM. 2014. Boarding Injuries: The long and short of it. Emergency Medicine International.

Merrill RM, Sloan A. 2014. Associations between the use of antidepressants and other medications. Open Journal of Depression. 3(1):24-31.

Merrill RM, Sloan A. 2014. Effectiveness of a health promotion program among employees in a western United States school district. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 56(6):639-644.

Merrill RM, Sloan A. 2014. Gender distribution of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide. BYU Studies. 51(1):141-151.

Merrill RM, Merrill JG. 2014. Improving health through an accountability-based worksite telephonic health coaching program. International Journal of Workplace Health Management. 7(2):74-88.

Lister C, Merrill RM, Vance D, West JH, Hall PC, Crookston BT. 2014. Predictors of peer victimization among Peruvian adolescents in the Young Lives cohort. International Journal of Adolescent Health and Medicine. 27:85-91.

Merrill RM, Sloan A. 2014. Second malignant neoplasms in survivors of childhood cancer. World Journal of Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention. 3:16-30.

Crookston BT, Merrill RM, Lister C, Hedges S, West JH, Hall PC. 2014. Victimization of Peruvian adolescents and health risk behaviors: Young Lives cohort. BMC Public Health. 85(7):433-440.

Thygerson SM, West JH, Merrill RM. 2013. Field Comparison of Two Sampling Methods for Triglycidyl Isocyanurate. Open Journal of Safety Science and Technology. 3(4):105-108.

Hill-Mey PE, Merrill RM, Kumpfor KL. 2013. A Focus Group Assessment to Determine Motivations, Barriers and. Health Promotion Perspectives. 3(2):154-164.  doi:10.5681/hpp.2013.019

Merrill RM, Sloan A, Hanson CL. 2013. Drug poisoning deaths according to ethnicity in Utah. Journal of Addiction. 6. <website>

Tanner KM, Roy N, Merrill RM, Kendall K, Miller KL, Clegg DO, Heller A, Houtz DR, Elstad M. 2013. Comparing nebulized water versus saline after laryngeal desiccation challenge in Sjögren's Syndrome. The Laryngoscope. 123(11):2787-92. <website> doi:10.1002/lary.24148

Merrill RM, Sloan A. 2013. Drug combinations contributing to death according to mental illness status. Mental Health and Substance Use. 6.

Merrill RM, Tanner KM, Merrill JG, McCord MD, Beardsley MM, Steele BA. 2013. Voice Symptoms and Voice-Related Quality of Life in College Students. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology. 122(8):511-519. <website> doi:PMID: 24027861

Merrill RM. 2013. A small business worksite wellness model for improving health behaviors. J Occup Environ Med. 55(8):895-900.

Merrill RM. 2013. Factors associated with participation in and benefits of a worksite wellness program. Population Health Management. 16(4):221-6.

Peterson EA, Roy N, Awan SN, Merrill RM, Banks R, Tanner KM. 2013. Toward Validation of the Cepstral Spectral Index of Dysphonia (CSID) as an Objective Treatment Outcomes Measure. Journal of Voice. 27(4):401-410. <website> doi:10.1016/j.jvoice.2013.04.002

Merrill RM. 2013. Differences in incidence rates and early detection of cancer among non-Hispanic and Hispanic Whites in the United States. Ethnicity and Disease. 23(3):349-55.

Merrill RM. 2013. Voice-related symptoms and their effects on quality of life. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 122(6):404-11.

Merrill RM. 2013. Tardive and spontaneous dyskinesia incidence in the general population. BMC Psychiatry. 28(13):152.

Merrill RM. 2013. Unintentional prescription opioid-related overdose deaths: description of decedents by next of kin or best contact, Utah, 2008-2009. J Gen Intern Med. 28(4):522-9.

Merrill RM. 2013. A Small Business Worksite Wellness Model for Improving Health Behaviors. J Occup Environ Med. 55(8):895-900.

Merrill RM, Johnson E, Sloane A. 2013. Characterizing unintentional nonillicit and illicit drug-related deaths. Journal of Drug Issues. 43(2):144-153.

Merrill RM. 2013. Self-Rated Job Performance and Absenteeism According to Employee Engagement, Health Behaviors, and Physical Health. J Occup Environ Med. 55(1):10-18.

Anderson AE, Henry KA, Samadder NJ, Merrill RM, Kinney AY. 2013. Rural vs Urban Residence Affects Risk-Appropriate Colorectal Cancer Screening. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol.

Stang A, Merrill RM, Kuss O. 2012. Prevalence-corrected hysterectomy rates by age and indication in Germany 2005-2006. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 286(5):1193-200.

Merrill RM. 2012. Presenteeism according to healthy behaviors, physical health, and work environment. Popul Health Manag. 15(5):293-301.

LeCheminant JD, Merrill RM. 2012. Improved Health Behaviors Persist Over Two Years for Employees in a Worksite Wellness Program. Population Health Management. 15(5):261-266.

Merrill RM, Sloan A. 2012. Risk-adjusted female breast cancer incidence rates in the United States. Cancer Epidemiology. 36(12):137-40.

Thomas A, Thygerson SM, Merrill RM, Cook L. 2012. Identifying Work-related Crashes in Multiple Data Sources. Traffic Injury Prevention. 13(4):348-354.

Merrill RM, Steffen PR, Hunter B. 2012. A comparison of religious orientation and health between Whites and Hispanics. Journal of Religion and Health. 51(4):1261-77.

Merrill RM, Sloan A, Novilla ML. 2012. Understanding Population-based Site-Specific Cancer Incidence Rates in the United States. Journal of Cancer Education. 27(2):263-8.

Tanner KM, Roy N, Merrill RM, Sauder C, Houtz DR, Smith ME. 2012. Case-control study of risk factors for spasmodic dysphonia: A comparison with other voice disorders. Laryngoscope. 122(5):1082-92. <website>

Merrill RM. 2012. A review of the knowledge base on healthy worksite culture. J Occup Environ Med. 54(4):414-9.

Merrill RM, Sloan A. 2012. Risk-adjusted incidence rates for prostate cancer in the United States. Prostate. 72(2):181-5.

Merrill RM. 2011. Risk-adjusted malignant melanoma skin cancer incidence rates in whites (United States). Melanoma Research. 21(6):535-540.

Richards R, Merrill RM, Baksh L, McGarry J. 2011. Maternal health behaviors and infant health outcomes among homeless mothers: U.S. Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) 2000-2007. Preventive Medicine. 52(1):87-94.

Crookston BT, Dearden KA, Alder S, Porucznik C, Stanford J, Merrill RM, Dickerson T, Penny M. 2011. Impact of early and concurrent stunting on cognition. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 7(4):397-409.

Merrill RM, Anderson A. 2011. Risk-adjusted colon and rectal cancer incidence rates in the United States. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 54(10):1301-1306.

Merrill RM, Anderson A, Thygerson SM. 2011. Effectiveness of a worksite wellness program on health behaviors and personal health. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 53(9):1008-1012.

Page RM, Dennis M, Lindsay GB, Merrill RM. 2011. Psychosocial distress and substance use among adolescents in four countries: Philippines, China, Chile, and Namibia. Youth and Society. 43(3):900-930.

Merrill RM, Anderson A, Sloan A. 2011. Quality of life indicators according to voice disorders and voice-related conditions. The Laryngosope. 121(9):2004-2010.

Hunter B, Merrill RM. 2011. Religious orientation and health among older adults in the United States. Journal of Religion and Health. epub.

Tanner K, Roy N, Merrill RM, Kimber K, Sauder C, Houtz D, Doman D, Smith M. 2011. Risk and protective factors for spasmodic dysphonia: a case–control investigation. Journal of Voice. 25(1):e35-46.

Merrill RM, Sloan A, Anderson A, Ryker K. 2011. Unstaged cancer in the United States: A population-based study. BMC Cancer. 11(402).

Richards R, Merrill RM, Baksh L. 2011. Health Behaviors and Infant Health Outcomes in Homeless Pregnant Women in The United States. Pediatrics. 128(3):438-446.

Thieszen C, Merrill RM, Aldana S, Diehl H. 2011. The Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP) for lowering weight and improving psychosocial health. Psychological Reports. 109(1):338-352.

Wade B, Merrill RM, Lindsay GB. 2011. Cigarette pack warning labels in Russia: How graphic should they be?. European Journal of Public Health. 21(3):366-372.

Merrill RM, Aldana S, Garrett J, Ross C. 2011. Effectiveness of a workplace wellness program for maintaining health and promoting healthy behaviors. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 53(7):782-787.

Merrill RM, Aldana S, Garrett J, Ross C. 2011. Effectiveness of a worksite wellness program for maintaining health and promoting healthy behaviors. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 53(7):782-787.

Merrill RM, Kuss O, Stang A. 2011. Hyterektomien in Deutschland: A DRG-based nationwide analysis 2005-2006. Deutsches Arzteblatt International. 108(30):508-514.

Tanner K, Roy N, Merrill RM, Sauder C, Houtz D, Smith M. 2011. Spasmodic dysphonia: Onset, course, socioemotional effects, and treatment response revisited. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology. 26(2):125-133.

Steffen PR, Merrill RM. 2011. The association between religion and acculturation in Utah-Mexican immigrants. Mental Health, Religion & Culture. 14(6):561-573.

Thygerson SM, Merrill RM. 2011. Traffic Citations According to Selected Demographics, Behaviors, and Injury Severity Factors among Drivers Involved in Crashes in Utah. Chronicle for Professional Driver Educators. 58:16-25.

Merrill RM, Hyatt B, Aldana S, Kinnersley D. 2011. Lowering employee healthcare costs through the Healthy Lifestyle Incentive Program. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 17(3):225-253.

Merrill RM, Aldana S, Pope J, Anderson D, Coberley C, Vyhlidal T, Howe G, Whitmer W. 2011. Evaluation of a best-practice worksite wellness program in a small-employer setting using selected well-being indices. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 53(2):127-131.

Stang A, Merrill RM, Kuss O. 2011. Nationwide rates of conversion from laparoscopic or vaginal hysterectomy to open abdominal hysterectomy in Germany. European Journal of Epidemiology. 26(2):125-133.

Merrill RM, Richards R, Sloan A. 2011. Prenatal Maternal Stress and Physical Abuse among Homeless Women and Infant Health Outcomes in the United States. Epidemiology Research International. 10. <website>

Merrill RM, Hunter B. 2011. Seroprevalence of Markers for Hepatitis B Viral Infection. International Journal of Infectious Disease. 15(2):78-121.

Merrill RM, Aldana S, Vyhlidal T, Anderson D, Whitmer W. 2011. The impact of worksite wellness in a small business setting. J. Occup. Environ. Med. 53(2):127-131.

Merrill RM, Aldana S, Vyhlidal T, Howe G, David A, Robert W. 2011. The Impact of Worksite Wellness in a Small Business Setting. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 53(2):127-131.

Thygerson SM, Merrill RM, Cook L, Thomas A. 2011. Comparison of factors influencing emergency department visits and hospitalization among drivers in work and nonwork-related motor vehicle crashes in Utah, 1999-2005. Accident Analysis & Prevention. 43(1):209-213.

Thygerson SM, Merrill RM, Cook L, Thomas A, Wu AC. 2011. Epidemiology of motor vehicle crashes in Utah. Traffic Injury Prevention. 12(1):39-47.

Merrill RM, Pace N, Elison A. 2010. Disparity in cutaneous malignant melanoma among white Hispanics and white non-Hispanics in the United States. Ethnicity and Disease. 353-358.

Merrill RM, Hunter B. 2010. Conditional survival among cancer patients in the United States. The Oncologist. 15(8):873-882.

Abstract

Merrill RM. 2016. Medical cost analysis of a school district worksite wellness program. Health Care: Current Reviews. 4(5):22.

Merrill RM. 2012. Presenteeism according to healthy behaviors, physical health, and work environment. American Journal of Epidemiology. 175(11):S174.

Merrill RM, Lyon J, Reed M. 2012. Self-reported depression and hospitalization for depression in Utah compared with the United States: 1979-2008. American Journal of Epidemiology. 175(11):S224.

Book

Merrill RM. 2017. Introduction to Epidemiology, Seventh Edition. 450 p.

Merrill RM, Frankenfeld C, Mink M, Freeborne N. 2016. Behavioral Epidemiology: Principles and Applications. 300 p.

Merrill RM. 2016. Statistical Methods in Epidemiologic Research. 926 p.

Merrill RM. 2013. Introduction to Epidemiology 6th Edition.

Merrill RM. 2012. Fundamentals of Epidemiology and Biostatistics: Combining the Basics.

Merrill RM. 2011. Principles of Epidemiology Workbook: Exercises and Activities. 270 p.

Other

Stang A, Merrill RM, Kuss O. 2012. In Reply. 9th ed.

Presentations

Magnusson BM, Davis SF, VanWagenen SA, Thackeray CR, Richards R, Merrill RM. Perceptions of public breastfeeding among an internet panel of U.S. males 21-44 years. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. 2016 .

Merrill RM. Understanding and Preventing Breast cancer. Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Brigham Young University. 2016 .

Merrill RM. Do worksite wellness programs work? Medical cost analysis of a school district worksite wellness program. 7th World Congress on Healthcare and Technologies. London, England. 2016 .

Dalisay R, Merrill RM. Conditional breast cancer survival in the United States. Society for Epidemiologic Research. Miami, FL. 2016 .

Dalisay R, Merrill RM, Dayton N. Conditional colon cancer survival in the United States. Society for Epidemiologic Research. Miami, FL. 2016 .

Harding MC, Sloan CD, Merrill RM, Harding TM, Thacker BJ, Thacker EL. Transition from cardiovascular disease to cancer as the leading cause of death in the United States, 1999-2013. AHA Epidemiology and Prevention Conference. Phoenix, AZ. 2016 .

Dalisay R, Merrill RM. Protective environments against psychological distress, depression, and suicide in youth. Society for Epidemiologic Research. Denver, CO. 2015 .

Dayton N, Merrill RM, Hanson CL. Protective factors associated with bullying victimization and psychiatric distress among adolescents in selected environments. Society for Epidemiologic Research. Denver, CO. 2015 .

Haynie D, Merrill RM. School environments protective against marijuana use. Society for Epidemiologic Research. Denver, CO. 2015 .

Haynie D, Merrill RM. Use of marijuana and changing risk perceptions. Society for Epidemiologic Research. Denver, CO. 2015 .

Tanner KM, Nissen SL, Merrill RM, Miner A, Channell RW, Miller KL, Elstad MR, Kendall KA, Roy N. Nebulized isotonic saline improves voice production in Sjögren’s Syndrome. American Laryngological Association Spring Meeting at COSM. Boston, Massachusetts. 2015 .

Pierce JL, Tanner KM, Merrill RM, Miller KL, Ambati BK, Kendall KA, Roy N. Voice disorders in Sjögren’s syndrome: Prevalence and related risk factors. American Laryngological Association Spring Meeting at COSM. Boston, Massachusetts. 2015 .

Miner A, Tanner KM, Nissen SL, Merrill RM, Miller KL, Lovett V, Channell RW, Elstad M, Kendall K, Roy N. Quantifying the long-term effects of nebulized saline on voice production in Sjogren’s Syndrome. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. Orlando, FL. 2014 .

Tanner KM, Merrill RM. Auditory-perceptual and patient-based quantification of voice problems. 10th Annual Singing Voice Workshop. Salt Lake City, UT. 2014 .

Thygerson SM, Fabian L, Merrill RM. American Public Health Conference. Boston, MA. 2013 .

Heller A, Tanner KM, Roy N, Nissen SL, Merrill RM, Miller K, Houtz DR, Ellerston J, Kendall K. Acoustic, Auditory-Perceptual, and Videostroboscopic Voice and Speech Characteristics of Sjögren’s Syndrome. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. Chicago, IL. 2013 .

Tanner KM, Roy N, Merrill RM, Kendall K, Miller KL, Clegg DO, Heller A, Houtz DR, Elstad M, Nissen SL. Comparing nebulized water versus saline after laryngeal desiccation challenge in Sjögren’s Syndrome. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. Chicago, IL. 2013 .

Hedin RJ, Merrill RM, Fondario A. Drug overdose deaths and mental illness across the age span. American Academy of Health Behavior Scientific Conference. Santa Fe, NM. 2013 .

Merrill RM, Hull J. Factors associated with participation in and benefits of a worksite wellness program. Society for Epidemiologic Research. Minneapolis, MN. 2012 .

Merrill RM. Presenteeism according to healthy behaviors, physical health, and work environment. Society for Epidemiologic Research. Minneapolis, MN. 2012 .

Merrill RM, Reed M, Lynn J. Self-reported depression and hospitalization for depression in Utah compared with the United States: 1997-2008. Society for Epidemiologic Research. Minneapolis, MN. 2012 .

Matiaco P, Lyon J, Merrill RM. Tardive Dyskinesia incidence in a non-institutionalized population and in subgroups of diabetics and users of metoclopramide. Society for Epidemiologic Research. Minneapolis, MN. 2012 .

Tanner KM, Roy N, Merrill RM, Sauder C, Houtz DR, Smith ME. Case-control study of risk factors for spasmodic dysphonia: A comparison with other voice disorders. American Laryngological Association Conference. San Diego. 2012 .

Anderson A, Henry K, Merrill RM, Kinney A. Geographical determinants of risk-appropriate colorectal cancer screening uptake. American Society of Preventive Oncology. Washington, DC. 2012 .

Merrill RM. Understanding population-based site-specific cancer incidence rates in the United States. The Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Salt Lake City, Utah. 2011 .

Merrill RM, Matiaco P, Steffen PR. A comparison of religious orientation and health between Whites and Hispanics. Third North American Congress of Epidemiology. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 2011 .

Merrill RM, Sloan A, Johnson E. Comparing characteristics of unintentional, non-illicit and illicit drug overdose deaths: Utah 2008-2009. Third North American Congress of Epidemiology. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 2011 .

Anderson A, Merrill RM. Evaluation of a small business worksite wellness program. Third North American Congress of Epidemiology. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 2011 .

Matiaco P, Merrill RM. Financial incentive for promoting good-health behaviors in the workplace. Third North American Congress of Epidemiology. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 2011 .

Calvert J, Merrill RM, Richards R, Sloan A. Prenatal Maternal Stress and Physical Abuse among Homeless Women and Infant Health Outcomes in the United States. Third North American Congress of Epidemiology. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 2011 .

Merrill RM, Sloan A. Risk-adjusted breast cancer incidence rates. Spotlight Session Oral Presentation. Third North American Congress of Epidemiology. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 2011 .

Anderson A, Merrill RM, Sloan A, Ryker K. Unknown stage cancer in the United States: A population-based study. Third North American Congress of Epidemiology. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 2011 .

Merrill RM, Calvert J, Pace N, Sloan A. Cutaneous malignant melanoma among White Hispanics and non- Hispanics in the United States. Third North American Congress of Epidemiology Montreal. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 2011 .

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