Faculty News and Achievements Spring 2019

Dr. Sheryl Chatfield’s publications and achievements:

  • Dr. Chatfield recently co-authored an article with College of Public Health Alumnus Dr. Diana Kingsbury. The article is titled A Qualitative Metasynthesis of Published Research Exploring the Pregnancy and Resettlement Experience Among Refugee Women, and was published in February of 2019 (volume 24, issue 2) in the online journal TQR: The Qualitative Report.
  • Dr. Chatfield co-presented with doctoral candidate Shelly Evans at the 10th annual TQR: The Qualitative Report Conference held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in January of 2019. Doctoral student Anthony Coetzer-Liversage also co-authored this presentation titled: “Asking Learners to Teach: An Initial Exploration of Development of Student Contributed Content for a Qualitative Data Analysis Class.”


Dr. John Hoornbeek’s publications and achievements:

  • Hoornbeek, John and Bethany Lanese, Mutlaq Albugmi, and Joshua Filla. 2018. “Healthcare Reform Repeal Efforts in the United States in 2017: An Inquiry into Public Advocacy Efforts by Key Interest Groups”, Politics and Governance, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp: 190-204, published online, https://www.cogitatiopress.com/politicsandgovernance/article/view/1507, October 19.
  • Hoornbeek, John. 2018.  “Addressing Key Questions for Water Pollution Control: The Case of Nutrient Controls”, Journal of Water Pollution and Control, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 10.
  • “Advancing Capacity to Share Services as a Means to Achieve Accreditation in Ohio”, (John Hoornbeek, with Meredith Cameron, Andy Wapner, Josh Filla, & Surjit Dawar), American Public Health Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, November 13, 2018.
  • “Collaborative Governance and Public Health: A View from Kent State University”, an invited talk at the Symposium on Health and the Environment, held at UNOCHAPECO in cooperation with Universidade da Fronteira de Sul and UDESC, City of Chapeco, Santa Catarina State, Brazil, December 3, 2018.
  • “Science and Public Policy:  Key Issues and Insights from Research”,  an invited keynote Address, National Symposium on Science & Technology Teaching, Federal University of Technology – Parana State, Brazil, November 27, 2018. 
  • “Water Pollution Policy & Education: Insights from the USA”, an invited workshop presentation, National Symposium on Science & Technology Teaching, Federal University of Technology – Parana State, Brazil, November 26, 2018. 
  • “Shared Services Among Local Health Departments in Ohio” (with Surjit Dawar, Joshua Filla, Eric Balster, Matt Nichols, & Beth Bickford), a presentation for Local Health Departments in Ohio, for the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Higher Education, and the Ohio State University Center for Public Health Practice, August 28, 2018.
  • Dr. Hoornbeek recently received an updated contract award from Akron Children’s Hospital to continue work on implementation of a Risk Reduction Research Initiative during 2019.


Dr. Bethany Lanese’s publications and achievements:

  • Lanese, Bethany G., Rebecca L. Fischbein, Chelsea Furda (2018). “Public Program Enrollment Following US State Medicaid Expansion and Outreach.” American Journal of Public Health. 108(10):1349-1351.
  • Hoornbeek, John, Bethany Lanese, Mutlaq Albugmi, Joshua Filla (2018). “Policy Feedback and Healthcare Reform Repeal Efforts in the United States: An Inquiry into the Role of key Interest Groups.” Politics and Governance, 6(3), Pages 190–204, DOI: 10.17645/pag.v6i3.1507. 


Dr. Rachel Nolan’s publications and achievements:

  • Nolan R. Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Bereavement (TGNC): A Case Study on Complicated Grief Experienced and the Effect of Partner Suicide on Interpersonal Relationships and Subsequent Partnerships of the Bereaved. Death Stud. 2019; In-press.
  • Nolan R, Kirkland C, Davis R. LGBT* after Loss: A mixed-method analysis on the effect of partner bereavement on interpersonal relationships and subsequent partnerships. OMEGA J Death Dying. 2019; In-press.
  • Nolan R, Hallam JS. Construct validation of the Theory of Grief Recovery (TOGR): A new paradigm towards our understanding of grief and loss. Am J Health Educ. 2019; In-press.
  • Nolan R, Hallam JS. Measurement development and validation for construct validity of the treatment: The Grief Recovery Method® Instrument (GRM-I). Am J Health Educ. 2019; In-press.
  • Nolan R, Hallam JS. Validation of the exercise self-efficacy scale: A confirmatory factor analysis. OH J Pub Health. 2018; 1:s14-s18.
  • Nolan, R., Kirkland, C., Johnson, A., Reilly, O., & Hallam, JS. International systematic review on high utilizers diagnosed with severe mental illness. Health Behav Policy Rev. 2018; 30:e1-e17.
  • Dr. Nolan was selected by the American Academy of Health Behavior to be a Research Scholar 2019-2020.  She was paired with a senior member of AAHB to advance her research agenda.
  • Dr. Nolan was also selected as a speaker for OPHA in May 2019.


Dr. Tara Smith’s publications and achievements:


Cindy Widuck’s publications and achievements:


Dr. Janice Yoder’s publications and achievements: