Public Health Faculty, Students Present at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo on Oct. 22-27

November 1, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

Faculty and students from the College of Health Sciences gave roundtable, oral, and poster presentations at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo on Oct. 22-27. Other faculty and students contributed to presentations as authors.

Presenters:

  • Dr. Suzanne Redington, MPH, presented “Attitudes and beliefs of public works staff regarding their role during a public health emergency.” 
  • Dr. Comfort Olorunsaiye, MPH, presented “Effect of diabetes on birth outcomes of women with unplanned pregnancy in the U.S.: Findings from the 2016-18 multi-state PRAMS.” 
  • Vivian Cheng, a student in the Master of Public Health / Master of Medical Science dual degree program, presented “Diabetes self-management behaviors among Asian Americans.” 
  • Dr. Margaret Longacre, MSHE, presented “Participation in a social cluster model among older adults at a continuing care community during COVID-19”; “Use of an integrated caregiver patient-portal system in palliative oncology care”; and “The psychometric properties of caregiving-related financial, emotional, and physical strain questions in the oncology context.”
  • Dr. Melissa Miller, MPH, presented “Participation in a social cluster and virtual platforms during COVID-19 affect social isolation at a continuing care retirement community.” 

Authors:

  • Dr. Olorunsaiye authored “Does pre-gestational diabetes increase risk of cesarean delivery and postpartum depression among women with unplanned pregnancy?” 
  • Dr. Ramzi Nahhas and Dr. Heather McClintock, MSPH, MSW, authored “Examination of the relationship between cardiovascular disease and lifetime substance use among individuals with sensory disabilities.”
  • Dr. Heather McClintock, MSPH, MSW, authored “Diabetes self-management behaviors among Asian Americans.”
  • Dr. Melissa Miller, MPH; Dr. Suzanne Redington, MPH; and Adeline Hubbard authored “Participation in a social cluster model among older adults at a continuing care community during COVID-19.”
  • Dr. Margaret Longacre, MSHE, and Christina Bassler, MPH, authored “Participation in a social cluster and virtual platforms during COVID-19 affect social isolation at a continuing care retirement community.”
  • Dr. Melissa Miller, MPH, authored “The psychometric properties of caregiving-related financial, emotional, and physical strain questions in the oncology context.”

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