USF HEALTH RESEARCH DAY FEBRUARY 23, 2018

This year, the COPH poster ‘section’ of Research Day included a total of 76 poster presentations by COPH undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students. Moreover, 3 of these COPH students gave oral presentations during the USF Health inter-professional Invited Oral Presentations Session.

An additional 17 students in the Sunshine Education and Research Center, which is housed within the COPH’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, presented posters about occupational health and safety issues within the Sunshine ERC poster section of Research Day 2018.  Moreover, 22 student presenters from eight affiliated academic institutions (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Florida International University; Florida Institute of Technology; University of Georgia; University of Central Florida; Colorado State University; Baruch College/The City University of New York; and the University of Puerto Rico) also participated in the Sunshine ERC section.    Altogether, there were a total of 39 student presenters in the Sunshine ERC section.   Additional information and photos pertaining to the Sunshine ERC section is provided at this web page: http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/eoh/erc/research-day-2018

In sum, 115 students affiliated with the COPH participated in USF Health Research Day this year!

Student Recognition:    

Once again, COPH students did an excellent job in presenting their outstanding research and practice projects. Those   students who received special recognition for their work are highlighted below:

COPH oral presenters:    The names of the three students who were selected to give oral presentations and their respective presentation titles are noted below.

  • Evan Hegarty, Master’s level student in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Mediator/Moderator Analysis of Latino STYLE: Parent-Child Communication and Other Factors Influencing the Efficacy of a Randomized, Controlled Trial of an Adolescent HIV Intervention.’  
  • Krys M. Johnson, Doctoral level student in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, ‘Meet the People Where They Are: A qualitative study of factors affecting chronic disease in Tampa women’.       
  • Caitlin Wolfe, Doctoral level student in the Department of Global Health, ‘Using remote sensing methodologies to combat schistosomiasis in northern Senegal’.          

Best College of Public Health Poster Presentations:

These students received special recognition for their poster presentations:

  • Marlene Bewa, Doctoral level student in the Department of Community & Family Health, ‘Association between Children’s Autism Status, Severity and Maternal Mental or Emotional Health?’  
  • Linda Bomboka, Doctoral level student in the Department of Community & Family Health, ‘Exploring Reproductive Health of Congolese Refugees through the Perspectives of Providers, Caregivers, and Community Advocates in Tampa Bay, Florida.’  
  • Kenneth Taylor, Doctoral level student in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, ‘The Association Between Poor Sleep and Chronic Low Back Pain: An Analysis of 2012 National Health Interview Survey Data.’
  • Yingwei Yang, Doctoral level student in the Department of Community & Family Health,‘Exploration of Factors Associated with Perceptions of Community Safety among Youth in Hillsborough County, Florida: The Research Plan for a Convergent Mixed-methods Study.’
  • Nisha Vijayakumar, Doctoral level studentin the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health, ‘Concentrations of Phthalates in Dust in Day Care Centers around Tampa Bay.’    
  • Alexis Barr, Doctoral level student in the Department of Community & Family Health, ‘Factors Associated with Breastfeeding Duration: Positive Association of a Breastfeeding Supportive Social Environment.’
  • Mosadoluwa Afoiabi,Master’s level student in the Department of Community & Family Health,  ‘An Association between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Bullying Behaviors among Adolescents in the United States: Results from 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH).’    
  • Evan Hegarty, Master’s level student in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics,‘Mediator/Moderator Analysis of Latino STYLE: Parent-Child Communication and Other Factors Influencing the Efficacy of a Randomized, Controlled Trial of an Adolescent HIV Intervention.’
  • Virginia Liddell, Master’s level student in the Department of Community & Family Health, ‘Classification tree analysis to identify at risk population for low colorectal cancer screening status in Florida.’
  • Jessica Berumen, ‘Doctoral level student in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, ‘Use of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (A.R.T.) in Specialized Military Populations.’
  • Rumour Piepenbrink COPH undergraduate student, ‘Young Adult Women’s Relationship Status and HPV Risk Perceptions: A Barrier to HPV Vaccination?’

In addition, congratulations to Ms. Marlene Joannie Bewa, who co-presented a poster with an interdisciplinary team of other USF Health students and received the first Lisa DeSafey Jaap Memorial Award in Patient-Center Health Care and Communications. The title of their poster was:

‘Mobile-App Development and Usability Research to Improve Patient-centered Effective Communication.’

The other members of the inter-professional research and practice team included:

Abena Annor, College of Medicine student;

Samia Ozorio Dutra, College of Nursing Doctoral student;

John Clochesy, PhD, College of Nursing faculty;

Deborah Cragun, PhD, MS, CGC; College of Public Health faculty;

Danielle Gorman, School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences student;

Stephanie Castillo, College of Pharmacy student.

 

Selected photos are provided below and a photo album can be accessed at College of Public Health  Participation in USF Health  Research Day, February 23, 2018

In addition, a COPH news story can be accessed at: 76 scholars from COPH present at USF Health Research Day 2018

and a story about the entire USF Health Research Day can be accessed at:

USF Health Research Day 2018 celebrates team science.