Faculty, Students Present on Biomedical Needs, Human Rights, and Male Bystander Intervention Programs

By Caitlin Burns | December 19, 2019

Members of the Arcadia community presented at the 2019 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo, themed “Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health,” which took place in Philadelphia from Nov. 2 to 6. 

Four faculty members from the Public Health and Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice departments and two dual-degree Master of Public Health and Master of Medical Science students presented on a variety of topics at the conference.

Presentations included:

  • Dr. Heather DeVries McClintock, assistant professor of Public Health, with Dr. Hillary Bogner from the University of Pennsylvania: “Measuring antidepressant adherence among persons with unmet non-biomedical needs.”
  • Dr. DeVries McClintock and Cassidy Prewitt ’21M, MPH: “Hospital Characteristics and Hospital-Acquired Infections in the United States.”
  • Dr. DeVries McClintock and Maura Franey ’21M, MPH: “A Comparative Program Analysis of Male Bystander Intervention Programs on College Campuses.”
  • Dr. Comfort Z. Olorunsaiye, assistant professor of Public Health, with Dr. Hannah Degge from Coventry University in Scarborough, U.K.: “Exploring the experiences of male caregivers of obstetric fistula survivors in Nigeria.”
  • Alex Otieno, assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice: “Building a Culture of Human Rights in the Era of Populism.”
  • Dr. Margaret Longacre, assistant professor of Public Health, with Dr. Carolyn Y. Fang from the Fox Chase Cancer Center: “Patient preferences for caregiver involvement in cancer care.” 

The APHA Annual Meeting and Expo brings in over 13,000 attendees every year. In addition to presentations, a booth promoting the University’s Master of Public Health Program was on display.