Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Continued development of the Rural Active Living Perceived Environmental Support Scale (RALPESS): preliminary evidence for validity among American Indians

Rachael  Nolan

Dr Rachael Nolan

qualifications: PhD, MPH, CPH

contribution: Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

position: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Prevention Science

Dr. Nolan is a highly trained Gerontologist, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®, public health professional, and older adult advocate who has worked in the fields of Prevention Science research, Thanatology, Health Education and Health Promotion. Currently, Dr. Nolan teaches for three colleges and conducts research in Social Behavioral Science, Gerontology, grief recovery, Thanatology, and end-of-life services. Professionally, Dr. Nolan aims to promote the salience of hospice and end-of-life care into the public health discourse, as well as educate and train on the death-associated needs of a dynamic aging population.


Jon  Agley

Dr Jon Agley

qualifications: PhD, MPH

contribution: Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

position: Assistant Scientist and Deputy Director


M Renée  Umstattd Meyer

A/Prof M Renée Umstattd Meyer

qualifications: PhD, MCHES, FAAHB

contribution: Study conception and design, Acquisition of data, Drafting of manuscript

position: Associate Professor


Paul G Spicer

Prof Paul Spicer

qualifications: PhD

contribution: Study conception and design, Acquisition of data

position: Professor and Director of the Center for Applied Social Research


Jeffrey S Hallam

Prof Jeffrey Hallam

qualifications: PhD

contribution: Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting of manuscript

position: Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies


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