SPHHS Faculty, Students to Present at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

October 28, 2019

Faculty and students from the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences will be presenting their research findings over the course of the American Public Health Association’s 2019 annual meeting being held November 2-6 in Philadelphia, PA. The annual meeting brings together nearly 13,000 public health researchers and practitioners from around the world to network, educate and inspire.

Founded in 1872, the American Public Health Association (APHA) works to advance the health of all people and all communities. As the nation’s leading public health organization, APHA strengthens the impact of public health professionals and provides a science-based voice in policy debates too often driven by emotion, ideology or financial interests. APHA is at the forefront of efforts to advance prevention, reduce health disparities and promote wellness. 

UMass Amherst-affiliated presentations are listed below:

Date/Time

Presenter(s)

Department/Program

Abstract

Type

Nov. 3

2:00-3:00 PM

Krishna Poudel, Associate Professor

Health Promotion and Policy

Krishna C. Poudel. "A Call for Intervention to Reduce Problem Alcohol Use Among People Who Inject Drugs in Kathmandu, Nepal."

Poster

Nov. 3

2:00-3:00 PM

Airin Martinez, Assistant Professor

Health Promotion and Policy

Airin Martinez. " Biobehavioral Approaches to Obesity in Mexican-origin Families in Phoenix, AZ: relation to salivary alpha-amylase and cortisol."

Poster

Nov. 3

2:00-3:00 PM

Tai Pasquini, PhD student

Health Promotion and Policy

Tai Pasquini, Jennifer Whitehill, Sarah Goff. "Navigating a 'rare' experience: Health insurance access as described by rare disease caregivers"

Poster

Nov. 3

3:30-4:30 PM

Laura Attanasio, Assistant Professor

Health Promotion and Policy

Attanasio, L., Geissler, K. "Physician referrals during the perinatal period." Examines referral rates for women during prenatal and postpartum care.”

Poster

Nov. 3

5:00-6:00 PM

Alice Fiddian-Green, doctoral alumna

Health Promotion and Policy

Fiddian-Green, A., Gubrium, A. "Women-reported barriers and facilitators of adherence to medications for opioid use disorder."

Oral

Nov. 4

11:30-11:45 AM

Nora Cameron, MPH student, Aline Gubrium, Associate Professor

Health Promotion and Policy

Cameron, N., Gubrium, A., Hall, L. "Engaging adult community members in an affirmative and inclusive sexuality education program for public school students in grades K-12."

Oral

Nov. 4

1:00-2:30 PM

Laura Attanasio, Assistant Professor

Health Promotion and Policy

Attanasio, L., Paterno, M. "Correlates of trial of labor after cesarean and vaginal birth after cesarean by race/ethnicity."

Oral

Nov. 5

8:30-10:00 AM

Jennifer Whitehill, Assistant Professor

Health Promotion and Policy

Jennifer M. Whitehill, PhD, Tyler Jette, MPH, Faith English, BA. "Driving under the influence of marijuana among high school students in Massachusetts: Before and after legalization for adult use."

Oral

Nov. 5

8:50-9:10 AM

David Buchanan, Professor Emeritus

Health Promotion and Policy

David Buchanan, DrPH, Aline Gubrium, “I’m healthy cause I go to the doctor.”: African American Men, City Living and Their Quest for Health.

Panel

Nov. 5

10:30 AM

Sarah Goff, Associate Professor

Health Promotion and Policy

"Implementation of a screening and referral program in pediatric practices."

Oral

Nov. 5

10:30-11:30 AM

Estee Cramer, PhD student

Biostatistics and Epidemiology

"Assessing the global prevalence of CYP2D6 haplotype variation, and the implications for primaquine distribution and Plasmodium vivax control"

Poster

Nov. 5

10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Tai Pasquini, PhD student

Health Promotion and Policy

Patient considerations related to improving quality in health services and programs

Oral (Moderator)

Nov. 5

1:00-2:30 PM

Krishna Poudel, Associate Professor

Health Promotion and Policy

Krishna C. Poudel, "Cigarette smoking is associated with C-reactive protein and CD4+ cell counts among people living with HIV."

Oral

Nov. 5

1:00-2:30 PM

Nicole Fournakis, MPH student

Public Health Practice

Produce Prescription Program: A mixed-methods produce prescription voucher intervention for high-risk pregnant and postpartum women in Wilmington, Delaware

Oral

Nov. 5

3:00-3:15 PM

Aline Gubrium, Associate Professor

Health Promotion and Policy

Gubrium, A., Weil, M., Buchanan, D. "Impact of social connection on African-American men's experience of health." Analyzed low-income African American men's health through interviews.

Oral

Nov. 5

5:00-6:30 PM

Aline Gubrium, Associate Professor, Mira Weil, PhD student

Health Promotion and Policy

Gubrium, A., Weil, M. "Process Findings in Developing and Approving a Sexuality and Gender Education and Empowerment (SGEE) Curriculum for grades K-12 in a public school system.

Oral

Nov. 6

8:30-8:50 AM

Elizabeth Evans, Assistant Professor

Health Promotion and Policy

Evans, E., Harrington, C., Buchanan, B. "Benefits and harms of involuntary civil commitment for opioid use disorder."

Oral