Post-doctoral Research Fellowship - Center for Health Equity Research, University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania, Nursing
M.S. - University of Pennsylvania, Nursing
Refereed Abstracts, Reviews, and Short Reports
(Selected Refereed Presentations. * Denotes poster presentation; ** Denotes international poster presentation; ^ Denotes podium presentation; ^^ Denotes international podium presentation)
Invited Lectures (^^ Denotes International)
PBH470 U.S. Health Policy
This senior-level seminar course serves as an introduction to health policy in the United States. We focus on the processes involved in the evolution of health policy as well as how sociopolitical culture, political structures, economics, and access issues influence the health of individuals in the United States. Throughout the course, the underlying constant will be the discussions of what CAN be done and what SHOULD be done regarding health care in the United States.
ENV/PBH/STS315 Health Risks in the Environment
Known and emerging environmental hazards represent significant public health risks to vulnerable populations. Case studies include lead, tobacco, asthma, nutrition, and endocrine-disrupting compounds as well as common airborne and waterborne chemical and biological pollutants. The course develops an understanding of acute, chronic and cumulative health risks that result from short-term and long-term environmental exposures. Important epidemiological, demographic and environmental justice parameters are incorporated into students’ projects that focus on at-risk groups, such as children, the elderly, and immune-compromised individuals
ENV490 Environmental Health Risks Facing Student Athletes
Athletes practicing in outdoor and/or hot ambient conditions are subject to multiple health risks in the short- and long-term. In this course, we will explore environmental risk factors related to participation in student athletics. We will incorporate instruction on the cultural beliefs, training, and means of presenting or restricting opportunity that can influence behaviors. Finally, we will propose methods to improve health-protective practices in this at-risk population.
PBH 388 Public Health Research: Pregnancy Outcomes in American Women
This interdisciplinary seminar will explore women’s health and pregnancy outcomes through the lenses of science and social analysis. Personal behavior, environmental effects, socioocultural influences, genetics, and the intersection of these -and many other- factors, wil be the focus of this course. In addition to reading and discussion on influences on pregnancy outcomes, students will examine results of surveys of Amish women in Lancaster County, African American and Hispanic women in Lancaster City and women of child-bearing age in central Pa. This course is supported by funds from the PA Dept. of Health. (Everett, Flaherty, Kibler, Miller, Yost) Cross-listed as GOV/PUB/STS/WGS388