The College of Public Health Shines at the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting in Boston

Congratulations to all CPH faculty, staff, students and alumni who attended the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Expo and 150th anniversary celebration in Boston on November 6-9, 2022.

During the conference, several CPH faculty, students and alumni presented papers and posters:

  • Thomas Brewer, Ph.D., M.Jur., CHC: “A systematic analysis of literature related to the efficacy of podiatric care for complications of the diabetic foot;”
  • Saroj Bista, MPH, BPharm: “Comparing drug use prevalence among school aged youth between two large national studies;”
  • Anthony Coetzer-Liversage, Ph.D., MPH: “A Human-centered innovation process for evidence-based substance use prevention intervention implementation;”
  • Jeffrey Hallam, Ph.D., FRSPH: “Impact of a grief recovery program on knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of Black men that experienced loss;”
  • Deric Kenne, Ph.D.: “Assessment of use of qualitative research conventions to improve the accuracy of machine learning for detecting substance use-associated content in Twitter;”
  • Chelsey Kirkland, Ph.D., MPH, CHW: “Addressing community health worker wellness and self-care: HANS KAI intervention;”
  • Rob Kollin, MS, MSM-Healthcare: “Health savings accounts benefits with and experienced economy lens;”
  • Bethany Lanese, Ph.D.: “Analyzing Social Determinants of Health Clusters to Inform Prescriptive Programming Through Community Health Workers” and “Evaluating Process Improvement, Productivity, Workforce Development, and Leadership for a County Mental Health and Addiction Board.”

Congratulations to all the CPH faculty, students, research assistants, alumni, and interdisciplinary collaborators who authored papers and posters presented during the APHA meeting, including: Stephanie Abbruzzese, MPH; Megan Anderson, MPH; Olivia Anderson; Eniolufolake Ayoade; Sheryl Chatfield, Ph.D; Siobhan Hicks; Yu-Lin Hsu; Ruoming Jin, Ph.D.; Kaylie Kenne; Reema Kousar, MPH; Waylon Luo; Julina Maharjan; Kayla Marker;Cedric Mubikayi Kabasele; Davida Pantuso; Kiyan Shadmani; Cassidy Shokles; Tara Smith, Ph.D.

Many compliments to CPH staff faculty and staff who had leadership duties at the APHA meeting: Grace Battaglia-Hoffman, MPH; Rob Kollin, M.S.M., M.S.; Andrew Snyder, MPH.

The APHA meeting was also the occasion to present the performance “What We Learned While Alone: Global Voices Speak to the Pandemic”, sponsored by KSU College of Public Health, Healthy Communities Research Institute, and the Wick Poetry Center, with support from the Ohio Arts Council. The theatrical event, based on the anthology “Dear Vaccine: Global Voices Speak to the Pandemic'' published by The Kent State University Press, combines spoken word, music, movement, and digital dialogue to create an innovative interactive experience, culminating in a poem created with performers and the audience that celebrates what we have learned from our loss, what we praise, and what we hope for the future.

POSTED: Monday, December 12, 2022 02:54 PM
Updated: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 03:57 PM