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College Health Surveillance Network

College Health Surveillance Network (CHSN) is a multi-institutional de-identified medical records dataset from student health centers (SHCs) at a nationally representative sample of colleges and universities that will allow the collection of medical diagnoses, services and treatments of university students and the use of this information in epidemiologic studies, service utilization studies. Founded in 2011 with initial funding support from CDC, the CHSN is the first national effort to use data from electronic medical records of students seeking care at the university student health center to evaluate and monitor the health of the college student population in the United States. For more information on this comprehensive resource, click here.

Current Clinical Trials and Studies

  • Student Health Research Database IRB-HSR# 17141. PI: Christopher Holstege MD
  • College Health Surveillance Network IRB-HSR# 18454. PI: Christopher Holstege MD
  • Magnesium and Ribloflavin Treatment for Post-Concussion Headache. IRB-HSR #21920. PI: Stephanie Hartman MD
  • Trends in STI Testing at a Student Health Center at a Public University. IRB-HSR #21736. PI: Karen Ahern, BSN, MBA
  • Utilization of a screening and referral algorithm versus usual care in clinical decision making involving college students presenting with symptoms commonly associated with eating disorders. IRB-HSR #21292. PI: Tracy Buni, MD

Pending Clinical Trials

  • None

Past Clinical Trials

  • Clinical Performance of the Diassess Influenza A and B Test.  IRB-HSR #19476 (in collaboration with the Emergency Medicine Research Office).  PI:  Mark Sochar MD
  • A Placebo-Controlled, Dose-Ranging Study of Quadrivalent HPV Virus-like Particle (VLP) Vaccine in 16-23 year old Women.  Sponsor:  Merck & Co., Inc. 2001-2004.  IRB-HSR # 8945.  FDA approved for administration as Gardasil Vaccine. PI:  Christine Peterson MD
  • Head Injuries in the College Population.  IRB-HSR #2069.  PI:  Jessica Simmons MD
  • Physiological and Psychological Changes Following Sport Concussion.  IRB-HSR #17960 (in collaboration with Samuel R. Walton Curry School of Education) PI:  Jacob Resch Ph.D

Current Projects

  • Project 1: Alcohol intoxication among students presenting to the University hospital emergency department (ED)
  • Project 2: Developing a risk screening algorithm for alcohol and other substance abuse among UVA students – a data linkage study
  • Project 3: Determinants, patterns, and costs of service utilization at the UVA Student Health Center
  • Project 4: MHealth intervention to prevent alcohol and substance abuse for high risk students attending the University Student Health Center clinic

Publications

  1. Kim J, Ngo DA, Rege S, Tolley W, Holstege CP.  Impact of Instituting Hard-Waiver on a Student Health Insurance Program at a Public University. J Am Coll Health 2019 Article
  2. Ngo DA, Rege SV, Ait-Daoud N, Holstege CP.  Development and validation of a risk predictive model for student alcohol intoxication associated with emergency department visits – a longitudinal data-linkage study.  Drug Alcohol Dependence 2019;197:102-7. Article
  3. Nobles AL, Curtis BA, Ngo DA, Vardell E, Holstege CP.  Health insurance literacy: A mixed methods study of college students.  J Am Coll Health. 2018 Jul 6:1-37. Article 
  4. Ngo DA, Ait-Daoud N, Rege SV, Holstege C. (2018).  Validity of diagnostic coding of alcohol intoxication associated with student university hospital emergency department visits. Addiction Medicine. J Addict Med. 2018 Jun 28 Article
  5. Ngo DA, Rege SV, Ait-Daoud N, Holstege CP.  Trends in incidence and risk markers of student emergency department visits with alcohol intoxication in a U.S. public university-A longitudinal data linkage study.  Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 Jul 1;188:341-347. Article
  6. Ngo DA, Ait-Daoud N, Rege SV, Ding C, Gallion L, Davis S. et al. (2018). Differentials and trends in emergency department visits due to alcohol intoxication and co-occurring conditions among students in a U.S. public university. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 183: 89-95. Article
  7. Vakkalanka JP, King JD, Holstege CP.  Abuse, misuse, and suicidal substance use by children on school property.  Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2015;53(9):901-7. Article

National/International Meeting Presentations

  1. Holstege CP, Ngo DA, Rege S.  A model of big data linkage to monitor student emergency department visits with intoxication and associated risk markers in a US public university.  Clinical Toxicology, 2019; 57(6): 115.  Presented at the 39th International Congress of the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT) in Naples, Italy. May 21-24 2019. Presentation
  2. Holstege CP, Ngo DA, Rege S.  Demographic trends in injury with alcohol intoxication associated with emergency department visits among students in a US public university.  Clinical Toxicology, 2019; 57(6): 75.  Presented at the 39th International Congress of the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT) in Naples, Italy. May 21-24 2019. Poster
  3. Hayden ME, Hartman S. Herpes Zoster in the College Student. Poster presentation at ACHA Conference. May 2019.
  4. Borek H, Rege S, Ngo DA, Ait-Daoud N, Mann T, Eisenstat M, Holstege CP.  Novel program development and cross-disciplinary collaboration including the poison center in targeting collegiate alcohol misuse. Clinical Toxicology, 2018; 56(10): 1037.  Presented at the 2018 North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology.  Chicago, IL. October, 2018. Poster
  5. Ngo DA, Rege S, Ait-Daoud N, Holstege CP.  Development and validation of a risk predictive model for student alcohol intoxication associated with emergency department visits – a longitudinal data linkage study. Clinical Toxicology, 2018; 56(10): 1047.  Presented at the 2018 North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology.  Chicago, IL. October, 2018. Poster
  6. Ngo A, Rege S, Ait-Daoud N, Holstege C.  Trends and Determinants of Student Hazardous Drinking – A comparative analysis using multiple datasets in a U.S. Public University.  European Society for Emergency Medicine 2018 Congress.  Glasgow, Scotland.  September 8-12, 2018. Presentation
  7. Ngo DA, Rege S, Ait-Daoud N, Holstege CP. Trends and Risk Markers of Emergency Department Visits with Alcohol Intoxication Among Students in a Public University—a Longitudinal Data Linkage Study.  Journal of Medical Toxicology 2018;14:17. Presented at the ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting - Washington, DC.  April, 2018. Poster
  8. Ngo DA, Rege S, Ait-Daoud N, Holstege CP. Drinking Among High-Risk Students Receiving the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention in a Public University in the USA.  Journal of Medical Toxicology 2018;14:17. Presented at the ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting - Washington, DC.  April, 2018. Poster
  9. Holstege CP, Ngo DA, Rege S, Ait-Daoud N. Trends and risk markers of emergency department visits with alcohol intoxication among students in a public university – A longitudinal data linkage study. European Psychiatry (supplement) 2018;49. 26th European Congress of Psychiatry (European Psychiatric Association - EPA).  Nice, France.  March 2018. Poster
  10. Holstege CP, Ngo DA, Rege S, Ait-Daoud NDrinking among high risk students receiving the brief alcohol screening and intervention in a U.S. public university.  European Psychiatry (supplement) 2018;49. 26th European Congress of Psychiatry (European Psychiatric Association - EPA).  Nice, France.  March 2018. Poster
  11. Ngo DA, Holstege CP, Rege S. Ding C, Miley L, Rege S. Validity of code-based recording of alcohol intoxication among college students presenting to a university hospital emergency department.  Ann Emerg Med 2017;70(4):S69-70.  American College of Emergency Physicians Research Forum.  Washington, DC. October, 2017 Presentation
  12. Ngo DA, Holstege CP, Ait-daoud N, Ding C, Miley L. Trends in alcohol intoxication among students presenting to a university hospital emergency department using code-based records.  North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology.  Clin Tox 2017;55(7):791.  Vancouver, Canada.  October, 2017. Poster
  13. Nobles AL*, Ngo DA, Curtis B, Holstege CP. Health Insurance Literacy Among College Students.  American College Health Association Annual Meeting.  San Antonio, TX.  2017. Poster
  14. Ngo DA*, Tolley W, Holstege CP. Trends In and Risk Markers of Sexually Transmitted Infections in University Students in the United States – Findings from the College Health Surveillance NetworkAmerican College Health Association Annual Meeting.  San Antonio, TX.  2017. Poster
  15. Torbey S*, Robinson DM, Vakkalanka P, Holstege CP, Thomson JA. A Silent Epidemic: Suicidality in the College Student Population. American Academy of Children and Adolescent Psychiatry 63rd Annual Meeting. New York City, New York, 2016. Poster
  16. Blevins D*, Vakkalanka P, Robinson D, Khanna, SK, Ait-Daoud Tiouririne N, Holstege CP. Impact of Substance Abuse Discharge Recommendation Compliance on ED Readmission Rate in a College Population. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia, 2016. Poster
  17. Torbey S*, Robinson DM, Vakkalanka P, Holstege CP, Thomson JA. Suicide crisis on campus: Suicide attempts and ideation in the collegiate population evaluated in the emergency department. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia, 2016.
  18. Vakkalanka P. Rusek N, Holstege CP. Student Health Center Response to a Crisis on Campus. American College Health Association Annual Meeting.  San Francisco, CA.  2016. Poster
  19. Vakkalanka JP, Ait-Daoud Tiouririne N, Blevins D, Robinson D, Khanna S, Holstege CP*.  The Epidemiology of Alcohol and Substance-Related Emergency Department Admissions within a University Population.  Clinical Toxicology (publication pending).  NACCT. San Francisco, CA.  2015. Poster
  20. Vakkalanka JP, King J*, Holstege CP.  Intentional exposures on school property reported to US Poison Centers.  Clinical Toxicology 2015;53(4):242.  EAPCCT. St. Julian's, Malta. 2015.
  21. Blevins D, Khanna S, Vakkalanka P, Holstege CP, Ait-Daoud, N.  Prevalence and Impact of Substance and Alcohol Misuse on College Students Presenting to the Emergency Department and Evaluation of Practical Referrals.  168th American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting.  Toronto, Canada.  2015. Poster