Professor Everett received her Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a post-doctoral research position there as well. At Penn, she focused her scholarship on the areas of skin biomechanics, color, and injury and on digital imaging in health research. All of her work has been through the lens of health disparities/inequities, and this continues with her present research interests. These interests include continued work with skin and with digital imaging, as well as nutrition, health policy, and exercise-related health and performance risks, benefits, and influences.
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)
PBH/PUB410 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.
PBH/BIO/PUB/STS251 Introduction to Public Health
In this course, students explore several components that are key to understanding public health. We discuss what public health is – and is not. We also explore determinants of health, and the tools used by public health practitioners and scientists in protecting and improving population health. Further, during this semester we focus on the critical assessment of information- from the short blurbs that spread rapidly via social and popular media to the (often) less-accessible information in peer-reviewed scientific publications. We discuss determinants and prevention of disease and critically evaluate often-conflicting health information. During this course, students will obtain foundational tools for understanding the multiple and varied influences on population health.
In this course, students receive an introduction to the principles and methods of epidemiologic research. Key components of this PBH351 include an introduction to measures and principles of epidemiology, the role of epidemiology in public/population health, study design, analysis and interpretation of data, and effective communication of findings.
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