Georgia State Presenters at APHA 2013

Beginning November 2, Georgia State will have an interdisciplinary presence at APHA, as public health faculty and students collaborate with colleagues from other colleges at the university to showcase cutting-edge research and reconnect with alumni. The theme for APHA 2013 is “Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the World.”

Georgia State researchers from the School of Public Health (SPH), College of Arts & Sciences, College of Law, and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies’ Georgia Health Policy Center (HPC) will present at APHA.

American Public Health Association
2013 Annual Meeting
List of Georgia State Presenters

Georgia State University School of Public Health

Physical activity in diverse settings
Physical activity practices and environments of child care centers in Georgia
Rodney Lyn, PhD, MS , School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Monday, November 4, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Maternal and Child Health Policy and Finance
Poster: Using digital picture frame technology as an enhancement to the parent-infant interaction module of safecare
Katelyn Guastaferro, MPH , Center for Healthy Development; School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Megan Graham, MPH , Center for Healthy Development; School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
John Lutzker, Ph.D. , Center for Healthy Development; School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Monday, November 4, 2013: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Emerging trends in meaningful use
Public health strategies for innovative meaningful use
Frederic Grant IV, PhD, MPH, PMP, School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Monday, November 4, 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Sex, violence, and HIV
Relational factors and HIV risk among African American women who experience gender-based violence
Rachael Wendlandt, B.A. , School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Laura F. Salazar, PhD , School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Monday, November 4, 2013, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Health Informatics Information Technology
Are you you? managing patient identities in the public health context
Frederic Grant IV, PhD, MPH, PMP, School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Monday, November 4, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Obesity Prevention Research in Early Childhood
Barriers and supports to implementing a nutrition and physical activity intervention in child care: Director’s perspectives
Rodney Lyn, PhD, MS , School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, November 5, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM

An exploration of the cultural-context of little cigar and cigarillo tobacco use among African American young adults: A content analysis of youtube videos
Kymberle Sterling, DrPH, MPH, School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, November 5, 2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Georgia State University Public Health Alumni

Primary care: empowering patients and improving their health
Older adults and their caregivers perceive patient-centered communication improves medication adherence
Karen O’Quin, MPH, Georgia State University, PhD Candidate , School of Public Health and Health Professions, Department of Community Health and Health Behavior, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
Monday, November 4, 2013 : 1:10 PM – 1:30 PM

Chronic Disease Management and Self-Care
Medication (Mis)management: Community perspectives
Karen O’Quin, MPH, Georgia State University, PhD Candidate , School of Public Health and Health Professions, Department of Community Health and Health Behavior, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
Monday, November 4, 2013 : 3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Personal Assistance, Social Support and Caregiving
Disseminating a psycho-educational caregiver intervention in minority communities: Challenges and lessons learned
Karen O’Quin, MPH, Georgia State University, PhD Candidate , School of Public Health and Health Professions, Department of Community Health and Health Behavior, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Global Tobacco Control: New Data on Prevalence and Effective Intervention Approaches
Translating global lessons, improving local practice: Tobacco control case-studies from Kenya and Uganda’s post-field epidemiology training program fellowships
Brandon Talley, MPH , School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Rachna Chandora , Tobacco Control Initiatives, CDC Foundation, Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Poster Session: Food and the Environment
Food desert and diabetes mortality and morbidity: Evidence from fulton county, Georgia
Madhubanti Chatterji, MA; MPlan; MPH , School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Georgia State University College of Law – Center for Law, Health & Society

Emerging issues in disability and public health II
Antidiscrimination laws effects on allocation plans during public health emergencies: A comparative approach
Leslie Wolf, Presenter
Sunday, November 3, 4:30-5:30 pm

Preparation for Practice: Incorporating Knowledge, Skills, and Values in Public Health Law Education
Charity Scott, Moderator
Monday, November 4, 4:30-6:00

Commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the U.S.: A report from the Institute of Medicine
Jonathan Todres, Presenter
Wednesday, November 6, 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies – Georgia Health Policy Center

Healthcare Outcomes, Quality of Life and Innovations in Aging Practice
Impact of community delivery models on quality of life
Brittney Romanson, MPH, Glenn Landers, Sc.D., MBA, MHA, Kristi Fuller, MSW and Elizabeth Kauss, MSW, Georgia Health Policy Center, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
Monday, November 4, 2013: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Capacity Building for Public Health
Leading through health systems change: A public health opportunity
Karen Minyard, Ph.D., M.S.N., Glenn Landers, Sc.D., MBA, MHA, Mary Ann Phillips, MPH, Christopher A. Parker, MBBS, MPH, Brittney Romanson, MPH and Liz Imperiale, BSBA, Georgia Health Policy Center, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Innovative Technology for Planning and Evaluation of Local Community Health
Lessons learned and impact simulations of local obesity prevention strategies in Los Angeles county
Tony Kuo, MD, MSHS, Brenda Robles, MPH, Justin Trogdon, PhD and Rachel Ferencik, MPA
Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

College of Arts & Sciences – Department of Sociology

Using Environmental Health Reserach to Support Policy
Health impact assessment of siting public housing units following a natural disaster
Elizabeth Fuller, DrPH , Georgia Health Policy Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Holly Avey, PhD, MPH , Georgia Health Policy Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Deirdre Oakley, PhD , Department of Sociology, Georgia State University, Atlanta
Erin Ruel, PhD , Department of Sociology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
James E. Dills, MUP, MPH , Georgia Health Policy Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Michelle Rushing, MPH , Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, Georgia Health Policy Center, Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Building blocks for evidence-based environmental policy
Geographic information systems and weighted cumulative impact scoring: A model for quantifying potential health impacts
Elizabeth Fuller, DrPH , Georgia Health Policy Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Erin Ruel, PhD , Department of Sociology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Holly Avey, PhD, MPH , Georgia Health Policy Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Deirdre Oakley, PhD , Department of Sociology, Georgia State University, Atlanta
James E. Dills, MUP, MPH , Georgia Health Policy Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Michelle Rushing, MPH , Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, Georgia Health Policy Center, Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 : 11:10 AM – 11:30 AM

Building blocks for evidence-based environmental policy
Using focus groups in a health impact assessment to understand social factors influencing health
Elizabeth Fuller, DrPH , Georgia Health Policy Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Erin Ruel, PhD , Department of Sociology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Deirdre Oakley, PhD , Department of Sociology, Georgia State University, Atlanta
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 : 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM

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