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Delta Omega Selects Students to Present at 2019 APHA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA

The Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health sponsors an annual Student Poster Session through the Academic Public Health Caucus during the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition each year. This year, 29 students nominated by local chapters of Delta Omega from CEPH-accredited Schools and Programs of Public Health were selected to present their scholarship and research at the APHA meeting in Philadelphia.  The sessions will be held on Monday, November 4 and Tuesday, November 5.

Binod Acharya – Beta Omega Chapter  – Drexel University School of Public Health, “Spatiotemporal analysis of overall health in the United States between 2010-2018 using Bayesian methods”

Karen Callahan – Delta Phi Chapter  – University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences, “Variation in the association between education and colorectal cancer mortality by race/ethnicity”

Andrew Conway – Gamma Zeta Chapter  – University of Maryland at College Park School of Public Health, “Unexplored adverse childhood experiences of Latinx immigrant youth”

Rica Dela Cruz – Gamma Chapter  – University of Hawaii Office of Public Health Studies, “Childhood and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity Interventions in the Pacific: A Systematic Review”

Nnadozie Emechebe – Tau Chapter  – University of South Florida College of Public Health, “Metabolomic Signature of Chronic Stress and Incident Cardiovascular Disease”

Melanie Firestone – Pi Chapter  – University of Minnesota School of Public Health, “Can aggregated restaurant inspection data help us understand why individual foodborne illness outbreaks occur?”

Ejiro Gbaje – Delta Beta Chapter  – NYU College of Global Public Health, “Association Between Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Playground Quality in St. Louis, MO”

Jivan James – Tau Chapter  – University of South Florida College of Public Health, “Evaluation of Knowledge & Process Outcomes of a Behavioral Intervention Team Among Faculty & Staff at a Southeastern University”

Koby Jargstorf – Alpha Nu Chapter  – University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, “Microgreenery and Health in the Urban Environment: A 5-Variable Scoring Analysis of Urban Street Greenery and its Impact on Census-Tract Level Health Outcome”

Meredith Kernbach – Tau Chapter  – University of South Florida College of Public Health, “Illuminating the Effects of Light Pollution on Host Competence: Consequences for Zoonotic Disease Emergence and Potential Mitigation Strategies”

Angelica Lopez-Hernandez – Alpha Chapter  – Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Vaccination coverage and timely vaccination with valid doses in Mexico: A national seroprevalence survey

Quynh Lu-Lewis – Upsilon Chapter  – University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, “Young breast cancer survivors and late treatment effects: A cross-sectional study”

Charu Madhwani – Delta Beta Chapter  – New York University College of Global Public Health, “Association between race/ethnicity and wait time in adult patients presenting to an emergency department in emergent vs urgent presentations: A secondary analysis”

Heather Martin – Delta Phi Chapter  – University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences, “Risk and protective factors for driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, and both substances in a population-based sample of high school students”

Clare Meernik – Theta Chapter  – University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, “Disruption of employment due to cancer leads to adverse financial outcomes for female young adult cancer survivors”

Neil Morte – Gamma Theta Chapter  – Georgia Southern University Jiann Ping Hsu College of Public Health, “Red blood cell folate and cardiovascular deaths among hypertensive adults, an 18 year follow-up of a national cohort”

Lahila-Carina Ojeda – Beta Tau Chapter  – University of Maryland School of Medicine MPH Program, “Trending racial and place disparity in Maryland infant mortality and NICU metrics over time”

Gwenndolyn Porter – Gamma Omicron Chapter  – University of Nebraska Medical Center, “Addressing rural weight loss through primary care: A multi-phase study”

Joshi Rennie –  Beta Omega Chapter, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, Associations of Composite Features of Neighborhood with Cardiovascular Health: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

Brianna Rivera – Delta Theta Chapter  – UNLV School of Community Health Sciences, “‘1 October’: A qualitative analysis of local media portrayal of a tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas”

Shreya Roy – Gamma Omicron Chapter  – University of Nebraska Medical Center, “Impact of ACA Medicaid expansion on school absenteeism of children”

Courtney Schlusser – Phi Chapter  – Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, “Effects of Co-Prescribing Anti-Epileptic Drugs and Antidepressant Medications among African Americans with Epilepsy at Grady Hospital: A Case-Crossover Study”

Laura Scott – Eta Chapter  – Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, “Comparison of the Impact of Two Pit Toilets on Microbial Water Quality in Rocky Mountain National Park”

Molina Shah – Theta Chapter  – University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, “Measurement of Domestic Drinking Water Source Fluoride Levels in a Community-Based Dental Public Health Study”

Jessica Shotwell – Beta Chi Chapter  – University of Georgia College of Public Health, “Communication Breakdown: Relations between Health Literacy and Shared Decision Making across the Lifespan”

Brittany Smith – Gamma Mu Chapter  – West Virginia University School of Public Health, “Exploring The Journey: Intimate Partner Relationships and Substance Use Behaviors”

Olivia Uchima – Gamma Chapter  – University of Hawaii Office of Public Health Studies, “Healthy life expectancy in 2010 for five major ethnic groups living in Hawai‘i”

Stephanie Wangerin – Delta Sigma Chapter  – East Carolina University Department of Public Health, “Impact of student experiences at the ECU School of Dental Medicine on student attitudes toward treating underserved patient populations”

The poster session will showcase the excellent scholarship and research of our students. This opportunity was created by Delta Omega to encourage and recognize the public health leaders of tomorrow.