Two April exhibits illustrated the wide range of research
interests being investigated by students at the School of Public Health.
The School's Office of Research, under the direction of
Sandra Martin, PhD, associate dean for research and professor of maternal and
child health, sponsored the April 10 "Spotlight on Student Research," a
School-wide event represented by all seven academic departments and the N.C.
Institute for Public Health.
photograph, Office of Research poster exhibit
On April 21, students in the program assessment course in
the Department of Maternal and Child Health, along with their mentors,
presented findings from their evaluations of community programs. Anita Farel,
PhD, professor in the Department, teaches the course.
Both events took place in the Michael Hooker
Presenters at the Office of Research event included:
- Sunil Agarwal, MPH program,
epidemiology, "Benign prostate hypertrophy: is it a component of metabolic
- Kim Angelon, MSPH program, epidemiology,
"Combinability of exposure groups to evaluate in-utero effects of
- Kate Barr, Jessica Hughes, Christine
Nelsen, MPH program, health behavior and health education, "Improving
literacy through public health interventions"
- Emily A. Bobrow, PhD program,
maternal and child health, and Melissa C. Watt, PhD program, health
behavior and health education, "Integrating insights from IPV survivors
and emergency room nurses: a qualitative study and performance"
- Alex Carll, MSPH program,
environmental sciences and engineering, "Acute exposure to particulate
matter in a rat model of heart failure"
- Mia Chabot, Andrea Nikolai, Rebecca
Wright, MPH program, nutrition, "They call it 'nivity': teaching
nutrition in a different culture"
- Zulfiya Chariyeva, PhD program,
health behavior and health education, "Lives of sex workers in
Turkmenistan: their sexual practices, knowledge and perceptions of risk of
HIV and other sexually transmitted infections"
- Andrew Edmonds, PhD program,
epidemiology, "The effect of antiretroviral treatment on incident TB in
HIV-positive children in Kinshasa,
Fleg, School of Medicine, and Shannon
Fleg, certificate program, N.C. Institute for Public Health, "Native
Health Initiative: a partnership to address health inequities through
- Ruchika Goel, MPH program,
epidemiology, "Hypertension is associated with markers of obesitiy,
LDL-cholesterol and family history of hypertension in Asian Indian
- Scott Hauswirth, MS program,
environmental sciences and engineering, "Composition and properties of
coal tar DNAPLs at former manufactured gas plants"
- Marc Jeuland, PhD program,
environmental sciences and engineering, "A cost-benefit analysis of
cholera vaccination in Beira,
- Natalie Johns, MPH program,
maternal and child health, "Domestic violence and sexual assault agency
directors' perspectives on services that help survivors"
- Rachel Kuliani, Kate
Barr, Yuli Chang, Julie Hammer, Kate Nelson, Ciara Zachary, MPH program,
health behavior and health education, "Applying community-based participatory
research to a community of persons with disabilities in Durham, North Carolina"
- Brooke A. Levandowski, PhD
program, epidemiology, "HIV prevention behaviors among young, rural South
African and Malawian Women"
- Peter Leese, MSPH program, health
policy and administration, "Cost-effectiveness of left ventricular
hypertrophy diagnosis in newly diagnosed hypertensives: ECG versus Echo"
- Isabelle Michaud-Letourneau, MPH
program, maternal and child health, "Motivations of community volunteers
in northern Mozambique:
Save the Children's food security program"
- Flavio Rojas, PhD, postdoctoral
program, biostatistics, "Inequalities that kill: poverty determinants of
acute respiratory infections among Mapuche population at ninth region of Araucania, Chile: Integrating a
geographical information system with satellite imagery and spatial
statistics to identify disparities in health (2000-2005)"
- Ghazaleh Samandari, PhD program,
maternal and child health, "Pregnancy-associated suicide and homicide in North Carolina"
- Janice P. Tzeng, MPH program,
health behavior and health education, "Role of health literacy in
assigning meaning to breast cancer recurrence risk"
- Melissa Watt, PhD program, health
behavior and health education, "Missed opportunities for religious
organizations to support people living with HIV/AIDS: findings from Tanzania" and "Translating research results
into practice for sustainable development: an intervention for HIV+
patients initiating antiretroviral therapy in Tanzania"
- Elizabeth Wiley-Exley, PhD
program, health policy and administration, "Complementary and alternative
medicine use in musculoskeletal disorders: does medical skepticism
- Karen Ziarnowski, MPH program,
health behavior and health education, "Anticipated regret and HPV
Assessment posters presented at the April 21 event included:
- Pam Dardess, Tricia Lally, Stacey Williams, Recommendations for the
N.C. Division of Public Health regarding an adolescent health assessment
- Jo Bauer, Leah Gilbert, Katie Massey,
Reduction of no-show rate among Latino users of services at the Orange
County Health Department
- Bonnie Jones, Anna McCullough, Brett
Nishikawa, National survey of the transition of youth with special
health care needs from pediatric to adult health care
- Natalie Johns, Linda Leviel, Lillianne
Lewis, Survey of women of childbearing age regarding their decisions
about reproduction and reproductive health
- Morgan Barlow, Michael Park, Emily
Pelino, Culturally appropriate ways to share targeted health
information with children enrolled in Head Start, especially during
routine well-child checks
Sarah Davis, Chris Deery, Miriam
Schreier, Saratu Omagbemi Usman-oyowe, Assessment of MEASURE (Monitoring
and Evaluation to Assess and Use Results, a USAID program) evaluation
activities for capacity building among international training partners
Photograph, MCH assessment course poster exhibit
- Robyn Dayton, Regina Rutledge, Veronica
Sunderland-Perez, Collecting data for Ipas' "Latina Sexual and
Reproductive Health Initiative"
- Weezie Tomm, Lauren Dunnington,
Stephanie Murray, Reproductive justice for Latinas in regard to
- Mary Nyhan, Carey Serafin, Liz Miller, Consideration of a school-based health center at Orange County
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