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Jimmie Banta, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Public Health
School of Public Health
Member, Health Administration, SPH, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Publications    Scholarly Journals--Submitted
  • Darnell T, Chizobam A, Banta JE. Pulmonary vs. Extra Pulmonary TB Hospitalization Morbidity and Mortality Trends in the US [1999-2007]. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  

    ( 2/2011 - Present )
  Scholarly Journals--Published
  • Banta JE , Belk I., Newton K, Sherzai I. Inpatient charges and mental illness: Findings from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 1999–2007. ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research. 2010; 2:149-158. ( 12/2009 - 10/2010 )
  • Nguyen HB, Ginkel CV, Batech M, Banta JE, Corbet SW. Comparison of Predisposition, Insult/Infection, Response, and Organ dysfunction, Acute Physiology And Chronic Health Evaluation II, and Mortality in Emergency Department Sepsis in patients meeting criteria for early goal-directed therapy and the severe sepsis resuscitation bundle. Journal of Critical Care. 2012 Aug;27(4):362-9. Epub 2011 Oct 26 ( 3/2010 )
  • Banta JE, Przekop P, Haviland MG, Pereau M. Binge drinking among California Adults: Results from the 2005 California Health Interview Survey. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 2008; 34(6):801-809. Erratum 2009;35(3):203. ( 11/2008 )
  • Nguyen HB, Banta J, Cho T, Ginkel CV, Burroughs K, Wittlake WA, Corbett SW. "Mortality predictions using current physiologic scoring systems in patients meeting criteria for early goal-directed therapy and the severe sepsis resuscitation bundle." Shock 2008; 30(1):23-28. ( 6/2008 - 7/2008 )
  • Haskard KB, Banta JE, Williams SL, Haviland MG, Werner LS, Anderson DL, DiMatteo MR. Binge Drinking, Poor Mental Health, and Adherence to Treatment among California Adults with Asthma. Journal of Asthma. 2008; 45(5):369-376. ( 6/2008 )
  • Banta J, Wiafe SA, Soret S, Holzer CE. "Small-Area Analysis of Psychiatric Need and Utilization in California." The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research 2008; 35(2):179-194. ( 4/2008 )
  • Banta JE, Haviland MG, Przekop P. "Mapping estimated county-level income and binge drinking among California men." Psychiatric Services 2008; 59(2):138. ( 2/2008 )
  • Abou-Zamzam AM Jr, Gomez NR, Molkara A, Banta JE, Teruya TH, Killeen JD, Bianchi C.. "A Prospective Analysis of Critical Limb Ischemia: Factors Leading to Major Primary Amputation versus Revascularization." Annals of vascular surgery 2007; 21(4): 458-463. ( 5/2007 )
  • Nguyen HB, Corbett SW, Steele R, Banta J, Clark RT, Hayes S, Edwards J, Cho T, Wittlake WA. "Quality Indicators for the Early Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: A 2-Year Implementation Experience with Early Goal-Directed Therapy in a Sepsis Bundle." Critical Care Medicine 2007;35(4): 1105-1112. ( 4/2007 )
  • Banta, J., Montgomery, S.B. "Substance Abuse and Dependence Treatment in Outpatient Physician Offices, 1997-2004." The American Journal of Alcohol and Drug Abuse 2007;33(4): 583-593. ( 1/2007 ) Link...
  • Banta J E, James S, Haviland M G, & Andersen R M. (2013). Race/Ethnicity, Parent-Identified Emotional Difficulties, and Mental Health Visits Among California Children. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 40(1), 5-19. ( 1/2013 - Present ) Link...
    Variability in mental health services utilization by race/ethnicity was evaluated with a Behavioral Model approach. Subjects were 17,705 children 5 to 11 years of age in the 2005, 2007, and 2009 California Health Interview Surveys. Parents identified minor emotional difficulties in 18.7% of these children (ranging from 14.8% in Asians to 24.4% in African Americans) and definite or severe difficulties in 7.4% (5.5% in Asians to 9.7% in "other race"). Overall, 7.6% of children had at least one mental health visit in the prior year (2.3% in Asians to 11.2% in African Americans). Parent-identified need was the most salient predictor of mental health visits for all racial/ethnic groups. Beyond need, no consistent patterns could be determined across racial/ethnic groups with regard to the relationship between contextual, predisposing, and enabling measures and mental health service utilization. Different factors operated for each racial/ethnic group, suggesting the need for studies to examine mental health need, mental health service use, and determinants by racial/ethnic subgroup. These findings suggest that a "one-size-fits-all approach" with regard to policies and practices aimed at reducing mental health disparities will not be effective for all racial/ethnic groups.
  • Becerra M B, Herring P, Hopp Marshak H, & Banta J E. (2013). Association between Acculturation and Binge Drinking among Asian-Americans: Results from the California Health Interview Survey. J Addict, 2013, 248196. ( 0/2013 - Present ) Link...
    Objective. Evaluate the association between acculturation and binge drinking among six Asian-American subgroups. Methods. A cross-sectional analysis of public access adult portion of 2007, 2009, and 2011/2012 California Health Interview Survey data was conducted. Univariate and multivariable logistic regression analyses were utilized with any binge drinking in the past year as the outcome variable and language spoken at home and time in USA as proxy measures of acculturation. Results. A total of 1,631 Asian-Americans (N = 665,195) were identified as binge drinkers. Binge drinking was positively associated with being first generation South Asian (OR = 3.05, 95% CI = 1.55, 5.98) and monolingual (English only) Vietnamese (OR = 3.00; 95% CI = 1.58, 5.70), especially among females. Other factors associated with increased binge drinking were being female (Chinese only), not being current married (South Asian only), and being an ever smoker (all subgroups except South Asians). Conclusion. First generation South Asians and linguistically acculturated Vietnamese, especially females, are at an increased risk of binge drinking. Future studies and preventive measures should address the cultural basis of such health risk behaviors among Asian-American adults.
  • Haviland M G, Banta J E, & Przekop P. (2012). Hospitalisation charges for fibromyalgia in the United States, 1999-2007. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 30(6), S129-S135. ( 11/2012 - Present )
    Objectives. To estimate fibromyalgia (FM) hospitalisation costs (i.e. charges) for patients in the United States from 1999 to 2007; to determine factors associated with variation in costs of FM and non-FM hospitalisations; and to investigate hospital procedures associated with FM hospitalisations. Method. Data were from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, a large database of hospitalisations in the U.S. Over the study period, an estimated 63,772 patients - two-thirds women, one-third men - had been hospitalised for FM (FM criterion was the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification diagnosis code 729.1, Myositis and Myalgia, unspecified). Demographics and hospital characteristics were described with frequencies and mean inflation-adjusted charges. Two multivariable linear regressions (one for FM and a second for non-FM patients), with Consumer Price Index (CPI)-adjusted charges (hospital and related services category) in thousands of dollars as the dependent variable, were performed, excluding cases with masked or missing data. Procedures were categorised with a standard classification scheme. Results. Survey-adjusted total CPI-adjusted charges over the study period were estimated to be approximately $1.0 billion. Hospital procedures and Charlson-Deyo Index (co-morbidity severity) scores were the strongest predictors of charges in bivariate and multivariate analyses (for both FM and non-FM patients). The majority of procedures for FM patients were related to musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, or cardiovascular systems. Most FM patients, however, did not have any procedure or a life-threatening co-morbid illness. Conclusion. Over the nine-year period, hospital charges for FM were substantial. Studies of how to reduce or avoid these costs in the treatment of FM need to be undertaken.
  • Banta J E, Addison A, Job J S, Yel D, Kheam T, & Singh P N. (2012). Patterns of Alcohol and Tobacco Use in Cambodia. Asia Pac J Public Health, , . ( 11/2012 - Present ) Link...
    Few studies have considered whether the habitual use of tobacco in Southeast Asia is part of an established pattern of addiction that includes regular alcohol use. As part of a national survey of adult tobacco use in Cambodia (n = 13 988), we found that men who smoked were 2 times more likely to have drank alcohol in the past week (odds ratio = 2.53, 95% confidence interval = 2.10-3.03). By age 18 to 25 years, 47% of male smokers drank alcohol, and this pattern of alcohol and tobacco use increased to >55% through the fifth decade. Women using smokeless tobacco with betel quid were more likely to be alcohol drinkers (odds ratio = 1.49, 95% confidence interval = 1.12-1.98). Past week's drinking declined by late middle age and was associated with lower education and being currently married; the behavior was lower in some ethnic groups (ie, Cham). Our findings indicate an important association between alcohol and tobacco use, and raise the possibility that reducing alcohol consumption can be an important component of tobacco control.
  • Banta J E, Joshi K P, Beeson L, & Nguyen H B. (2012). Patient and hospital characteristics associated with inpatient severe sepsis mortality in California, 2005-2010. Critical Care Medicine, 40(11), 2960-2966. ( 11/2012 - Present ) Link...
    Objectives: The primary objective of this study was to identify which patient demographic, patient health, and hospital characteristics were associated with in-hospital mortality. A secondary objective was to determine the relative influence of these characteristics on mortality. Design and Setting: Public-use data for 2005-2010 were used in this retrospective, cross-sectional analysis of discharges from nonfederal, general acute hospitals in California. A staged logistic regression approach was used to examine the relative influence of variables associated with in-hospital mortality. Patients: A total of 1,213,219 patient discharges for adults (aged >= 18 yrs) having International Classification of Diseases-9 diagnosis and procedure codes indicating severe sepsis. Intervention: None. Measurements and Main Results: Patient demographics (age, gender, race, ethnicity, and payer category), patient health status (acute transfer, Charlson-Deyo comorbidity index, and organ failures), and hospital characteristics (ownership type, teaching status, bed size, annual patient days, acute discharges, emergency department visits, inpatient surgeries, severe sepsis as a percentage of all discharges, and year) were obtained from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. Overall, in-hospital mortality was 17.8%. There was a steady annual increase in the number of sepsis discharges, but a decrease in mortality throughout the study period. Mortality increased with age and was associated with white race, and Medicaid (Medi-Cal) and private insurance. Patient health status additionally explained inpatient mortality. Hospital volume measures were statistically significant in regression analysis, whereas static structural measures were not. There were modest associations between measures of annual treatment volume and likelihood of inpatient mortality, notably decreasing likelihood with more acute discharges and with greater severe sepsis volume. Conclusions: Although patient demographics and health status are the most important predictors of in-hospital mortality of patients with severe sepsis, hospital characteristics do play a substantial role. Findings regarding hospital volume can be used to improve processes and improve patient outcomes. (Crit Care Med 2012; 40: 2960-2966)
  • Haviland M G, Banta J E, & Przekop P. (2011). Fibromyalgia: prevalence, course, and co-morbidities in hospitalised patients in the United States, 1999-2007. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 29(6), S79-S87. ( 11/2011 - Present )
    Objectives. To evaluate hospitalisation data for patients with a primary or secondary fibromyalgia (FM) diagnosis. We estimated the number of men and women with an FM diagnostic code and compared them across a number of demographic and hospitalisation characteristics; examined age-specific, population-based FM hospitalisation rates; and determined the most common co-morbid diagnoses when FM was either the primary or secondary diagnostic code. Method. Hospital discharge data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) were used. Records were evaluated between 1999 and 2007 that contained the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification FM diagnostic code (729.1, Myositis and Myalgia, unspecified), the FM criterion used in large-scale health services studies. Results. There were 1,727,765 discharges with a 729.1 diagnostic code (FM) during this nine-year span, 213,034 men (12.3%) and 1,513,995 women (87.6%). Discharges coded for FM increased steadily each year. The population-based rate of male FM discharges rose gradually across the lifespan; the rate for women rose sharply but then declined after age 64. Few differences between men and women across demographic and hospitalisation characteristics were evident. The most common co-morbidities with FM as the primary diagnosis were non-specific chest pain, mood disorders, and Spondylosis/intervertebral disc disorders/other back problems. Most common primary diagnoses, with FM as a secondary diagnosis, were essential hypertension, disorders of lipid metabolism, coronary atherosclerosis/other heart disease, and mental disorders. Conclusion. A substantial number of U.S. residents with FM were hospitalised over the study period. Further analysis of hospitalisation data from patients with FM may provide guidance for both research and treatment, with the goal of improved care for FM patients.
  • Haviland M G, Banta J E, & Przekop P. (2011). Fibromyalgia: prevalence, course, and co-morbidities in hospitalized patients in the United States, 1999-2007. , 29(6 Suppl 69), S79-87. ( 11/2011 - Present )
    OBJECTIVES: To evaluate hospitalisation data for patients with a primary or secondary fibromyalgia (FM) diagnosis. We estimated the number of men and women with an FM diagnostic code and compared them across a number of demographic and hospitalisation characteristics; examined age-specific, population-based FM hospitalisation rates; and determined the most common co-morbid diagnoses when FM was either the primary or secondary diagnostic code. METHODS: Hospital discharge data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) were used. Records were evaluated between 1999 and 2007 that contained the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification FM diagnostic code (729.1, Myositis and Myalgia, unspecified), the FM criterion used in large-scale health services studies. RESULTS: There were 1,727,765 discharges with a 729.1 diagnostic code (FM) during this nine-year span, 213,034 men (12.3%) and 1,513,995 women (87.6%). Discharges coded for FM increased steadily each year. The population-based rate of male FM discharges rose gradually across the lifespan; the rate for women rose sharply but then declined after age 64. Few differences between men and women across demographic and hospitalisation characteristics were evident. The most common co-morbidities with FM as the primary diagnosis were non-specific chest pain, mood disorders, and Spondylosis/intervertebral disc disorders/other back problems. Most common primary diagnoses, with FM as a secondary diagnosis, were essential hypertension, disorders of lipid metabolism, coronary atherosclerosis/other heart disease, and mental disorders. CONCLUSIONS: A substantial number of U.S. residents with FM were hospitalised over the study period. Further analysis of hospitalisation data from patients with FM may provide guidance for both research and treatment, with the goal of improved care for FM patients.
  • Banta J E, Andersen R M, Young A S, Kominski G, & Cunningham W E. (2010). Psychiatric Comorbidity and Mortality Among Veterans Hospitalized for Congestive Heart Failure. Military Medicine, 175(10), 732-741. ( 10/2010 - Present )
    A Behavioral Model of Health Services Utilization approach was used to examine the impact of comorbid mental illness on mortality of veterans admitted to Veterans Affairs medical centers in fiscal year 2001 with a primary diagnosis of congestive heart failure (n = 15,497). Thirty percent had a psychiatric diagnosis, 4.7% died during the index hospitalization, and 11.5% died during the year following discharge. Among those with mental illness, 23.6% had multiple psychiatric disorders. Multivariable logistic regression models found dementia to be positively associated with inpatient mortality. Depression alone (excluding other psychiatric disorders) was positively associated with one-year mortality. Primary care visits were associated with a reduced likelihood of both inpatient and one-year mortality. Excepting dementia, VA patients with a mental illness had comparable or higher levels of primary care visits than those having no mental illness. Patients with multiple psychiatric disorders had more outpatient care than those with one psychiatric disorder.
  • Nguyen H B, Banta D P, Stewart G, Kim T, Bansal R, . . . Corbett S W. (2010). CARDIAC INDEX MEASUREMENTS BY TRANSCUTANEOUS DOPPLER ULTRASOUND AND TRANSTHORACIC ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY IN ADULT AND PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY PATIENTS. Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing, 24(3), 237-247. ( 6/2010 - Present ) Link...
    Introduction. Non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring may facilitate resuscitation in critically ill patients. Validation studies examining a transcutaneous Doppler ultrasound technology, USCOM-1A, using pulmonary artery catheter as the reference standard showed varying results. In this study, we compared non-invasive cardiac index (CI) measurements by USCOM-1A with transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). Methods. This study was a prospective, observational cohort study at a university tertiary-care emergency department, enrolling a convenience sample of adult and pediatric patients. Paired measures of CI, stroke volume index (SVI), aortic outflow tract diameter (OTD), velocity time integral (VTI) were obtained using USCOM-1A and TTE. Pearson's correlation and Bland-Altman analyses were performed. Results. One-hundred and sixteen subjects were enrolled, with obtainable USCOM-1A CI measurements for 99 subjects (55 adults age 50 +/- 20 years and 44 children age 11 +/- 4 years) in the final analysis. Cardiac, gastrointestinal and infectious illnesses were the most common presenting diagnostic categories. The reference standard TTE measurements of CI, SVI, OTD, and VTI in all subjects were 3.08 +/- 1.18 L/min/m(2), 37.10 +/- 10.91 mL/m(2), 1.92 +/- 0.36 cm, and 20.36 +/- 4.53 cm, respectively. Intra-operator reliability of USCOM-1A CI measurements showed a correlation coefficient of r = 0.79, with 11 +/- 22% difference between repeated measures. The bias and limits of agreement of USCOM-1A compared to TTE CI were 0.58 (-1.48 to 2.63) L/min/m(2). The percent difference in CI measurements with USCOM-1A was 31 +/- 28% relative to TTE measurements. Conclusions. The USCOM-1A hemodynamic monitoring technology showed poor correlation and agreement to standard transthoracic echocardiography measures of cardiac function. The utility of USCOM-1A in the management of critically ill patients remains to be determined.
  • Williams S L, Haskard-Zolnierek K B, Banta J E, Haviland M G, Dimatteo M R, Anderson D L, & Werner L S. (2010). SERIOUS PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS AND DIABETES CARE AMONG CALIFORNIA ADULTS. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 40(3), 233-245. ( 0/2010 - Present ) Link...
    Objective To evaluate three aspects of diabetes care (foot checks eye examinations, and hemoglobin A1C checks by a physician) among California adults with Type 2 diabetes and serious psychological distress (SPD) Method Data were from the population-based 2005 California Health Interview Survey Estimates were that in 2005, 1,516 171 Californians (5 75% of all adults) had a physician given diabetes diagnosis, and of those, 108,621 (7 16%) had co-morbid SPD Results Among Californians with Type 2 diabetes, SPD was associated with fewer physician foot checks (odds ratio = 0 56, 95% Confidence Interval = 0 32 to 0 97) but not with fewer eye examinations or hemoglobin A1C checks Conclusions The findings highlight a specific area-foot complication evaluation and prevention-for improving the quality of diabetes care among adult Californians with Type 2 diabetes and SPD (Int l J Psychiatry in Medicine 2010 40 233 245)
  • Banta J E, Morrato E H, Lee S W, & Haviland M G. (2009). Retrospective Analysis of Diabetes Care in California Medicaid Patients with Mental Illness. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 24(7), 802-808. ( 7/2009 - Present ) Link...
    Serious mental illness often is associated with an increased risk of diabetes and sub-optimal diabetes care. To examine diabetes prevalence and care among Medicaid patients from one county mental health system. Retrospective cohort study combining county records and 12 months of state Medicaid claims. Patients ages 18 to 59 receiving mental health services between November 1 and 14, 2004. Dependent variables were glycolated hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) testing, lipid testing, and eye examinations. Psychiatric status was assessed by second generation antipsychotic prescription (SGA) and low Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) score. Among psychiatric patients, 482 (11.8%) had diabetes. Among those with diabetes, 47.3% received annual HbA1c testing, 56.0% lipid testing, and 31.7% eye examinations. Low GAF scores were associated with lower likelihood of lipid testing (OR 0.43). SGA prescription reduced the likelihood of HbA1c testing (OR 0.58) but increased the likelihood of eye examinations (OR 2.02). Primary care visits were positively associated with HbA1c and lipid testing (ORs 5.01 and 2.21, respectively). Patients seen by a fee-for-service psychiatrist were more likely to have lipid testing (OR 2.35) and eye examinations (OR 2.03). Among Medicaid psychiatric patients, worse diabetes care was associated with SGA prescription, more serious psychiatric symptoms, and receiving psychiatric care only in public mental health clinics. Diabetes care improved when patients were seen by fee-for-service psychiatrists or primary care physicians. Further study is needed to identify methods for improving diabetes care of public mental health patients.
  • Banta J E, Haskard K B, Haviland M G, Williams S L, Werner L S, Anderson D L, & DiMatteo M R. (2009). Mental Health, Binge Drinking, and Antihypertension Medication Adherence. American Journal of Health Behavior, 33(2), 158-171. ( 3/2009 - Present )
    Objectives: To evaluate the relationship between self-reported mental health and binge drinking, as well as health status, sociodemographic, social support, economic resource, and health care access indicators to antihypertension medication adherence. Method: Analysis of 2003 California Health Interview Survey data. Results: Having poor mental health days predicted medication nonadherence, whereas binge drinking did not. Nonadherence predictors included younger age, Latino, non-US citizen, uninsured, less education, and no regular medical care. Adherence predictors were older age, African American, having prescription insurance, a college degree, poor health, comorbid diabetes or heart disease, and overweight or obese. Conclusion: Better mental health may improve medication adherence among hypertensive individuals.
  • Torabian S, Haddad E, Rajaram S, Banta J, & Sabate J. (2009). Acute effect of nut consumption on plasma total polyphenols, antioxidant capacity and lipid peroxidation. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 22(1), 64-71. ( 2/2009 - Present ) Link...
    Nuts have been shown to have beneficial effects on human health due to the healthy fat content; however, the effect of antioxidants (i.e. polyphenols) in nuts have not been fully investigated. The present study aimed to assess the immediate effect of a polyphenol-rich meal (75% of energy from nuts: walnuts or almonds) and a polyphenol-free meal on plasma polyphenol content, antioxidant capacity and lipid peroxidation in healthy volunteers. Thirteen subjects participated in a randomized, crossover, intervention study. After an overnight fast, walnuts, almonds or a control meal in the form of smoothies were consumed by study subjects. Each subject participated on three occasions, 1 week apart, consuming one of the smoothies each time. Blood samples were obtained at fasting and then at intervals up to 3.5 h after consumption of the smoothies. There was a significant increase in plasma polyphenol concentration following both nut meals, with peak concentrations being achieved at 90 min, and with a walnut meal having a more sustained higher concentration than an almond meal. The plasma total antioxidant capacity reached its highest point at 150 min postconsumption of the nut meals, and was higher after the almond compared to walnut meal. A gradual significant (P < 0.05) reduction in the susceptibility of plasma to lipid peroxidation was observed 90 min after ingestion of the nut meals. No changes were observed following consumption of control meal. Consumption of both nuts increased plasma polyphenol concentrations, increased the total antioxidant capacity and reduced plasma lipid peroxidation.
  • Booth K, Cummings B, Karoly W J, Mullins S, Robert W P, . . . Banta J. (2009). Measurements of Airborne Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) Concentration in the US Workplace. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 6(4), 228-238. ( 0/2009 - Present ) Link...
    This article summarizes a large body of industry air sampling data (8134 samples) in which airborne MDI concentrations were measured in a wide variety of manufacturing processes that use either polymeric MDI (PMDI) or monomeric (pure) MDI. Data were collected during the period 1984 through 1999. A total of 606 surveys were conducted for 251 companies at 317 facilities. The database includes 3583 personal (breathing zone) samples and 4551 area samples. Data demonstrate that workplace airborne MDI concentrations are extremely low in a majority of the manufacturing operations. Most (74.6%) of the airborne MDI concentrations measured in the personal samples were nondetectable, i.e., below the limits of quantification (LOQs). A variety of validated industrial hygiene sampling/analytical methods were used for data collection; most are modifications of OSHA Method 47. The LOQs for these methods ranged from 0.1-0.5 mu g/sample. The very low vapor pressures of both monomeric MDI and PMDI largely explain the low airborne concentrations found in most operations. However, processes or applications in which the chemical is sprayed or heated may result in higher airborne concentrations and higher exposure potentials if appropriate control measures are not implemented. Data presented in this article will be a useful reference for employers in helping them to manage their health and safety program as it relates to respiratory protection during MDI/PMDI applications.
  • Booth K, Cummings B, Karoly W J, Spence M, Mullins S, . . . Banta J. (2009). MEASUREMENTS OF AIRBORNE METHYLENE DIPHENYL DIISOCYANATE CONCENTRATION IN THE US WORKPLACE - COMMENT REPLY. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 6(11), D83-D85. ( 0/2009 - Present )
  Non-Scholarly Journals
  • Jim Banta. Stress, Spirituality, and Health. The Wellspring Journal. April 2009. Volume 1, Number 2 ( 4/2009 )
  • Jim Banta,"Thoughts for Christian Parents." The Reflector. January 2006, page 4 ( 1/2006 )
  • Jim Banta, Kelly Cross-McAuley, Evelyn Trevino"Mapping a System of Children''s Group Homes in San Bernardino County, California." Proceedings 22nd Annual ESRI International User Conference (2002) : ( 7/2002 ) Link...
  • Jim Banta"Culturally Competent Mental Health." Proceedings 18th Annual ESRI International User Conference (1998) : ( 7/1998 ) Link...
  • Jim Banta"Using ArcView in Managed Care." Proceedings 17th Annual ESRI International User Conference (1997) : ( 7/1997 ) Link...
  • Jim Banta, Colin Bailey, Noelle Hartwick, Kelly McAuley, Evelyn Trevino"Using ArcView and a theory to assess the need of pre-school children in San Bernardino County: ." ESRI Health User Conference (2001) : ( 7/1997 ) Link...