Class of 2002 Exit Presentations and Capstone Projects

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Cordelia Bernal

Project Title: Incidence and Prevalence of Neural Tube Defects in NE Ohio from 1993 to 2003 (research paper)
Agency: Akron Health Department
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Brenda Stevenson Marshall, PhD, MPH (CSU) / Tom Quade, MA, MPH

Angela DeJulius

Project Title: Physicians’ Physical Activity Habits and their Health Behavior Counseling Practices (research report and submission for publication)
Agency: American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network
Faculty/Community Preceptor: T. Jean Byrne, PhD (KSU) / Jim Galliher, PhD

Carrie Emch

Project Title: Friendly Friendly Visitation Program Evaluation (project report)
Agency: National MS Society
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Brenda Stevenson Marshall, PhD, MPH (CSU) / Beth Robertson

Kevin Forsyth

Project Title: An Assessment of the Need for and Design of Worksite Health Promotion and Productivity Management Programs for Small and Medium Size Businesses with Best Practice Designs for a Positive Return-on-Investment (Health productivity management and wellness program)
Agency: Akron Health Department
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Amy Lee, MD, MBA, MPH (NEOUCOM) / Matt CarsonHealth Productivity Management and Wellness Program

Ida Fusillo

Project Title: Plan for Development of the Mahoning County Medical Reserve Corps (community-wide plan)
Agency: Mahoning County Health Department
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Kathy Akpom, PhD, MPH (YSU) / Leonard Perry

Neelam Ghiya

Project Title: Public Health Promotion for Penguins: Development, implementation and evaluation of a year-long continuum of Health promotion programming for YSU Housing Services (evaluation report and replication manual)
Agency: Coordinator, Housing Services, Youngstown State University
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Kathy Akpom, PhD, MPH (YSU) / Erin Driscoll

Reshma Gorle

Project Title: Healthy Lifestyles for African American Adolescents (data evaluation)
Agency: University of Akron
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Deborah Marino, PhD, MPH, RD, LD (UA) / Debbie Kemokai

Kalyani Haldar

Project Title: Observational Study of Methods of Triage of Patients with IRS/Sepsis in Resource Poor Area
Agency: Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Georgia Anetzberger, PhD (CSU) / Mitchell Ballin, MD

Christine Kotapish

Project Title: Coco and Company Goes Shopping, an Early Childhood Nutrition Education and Physical Activity Curriculum (curriculum)
Agency: Trumbull Community Action Program
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Kathy Akpom, PhD, MPH (YSU) and Jean Hassell (YSU) / Valerie Wilkens
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Vanessa Martin

Project Title: Improving Community Wellness and Environmental Preservation: Development of a Grant Proposal for a Hartford Township Park (grant)
Agency: Hartford Township Trustee
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Kathy Akpom, PhD, MPH (YSU) / Rebecca Whitman

Michael O’Connor

Project Title: Promoting Services for Children with HIV/AIDS in (foundation of grants/grant written curriculum.paper/workshop)
Agency: Stark County Mental Health Board
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Kathy Akpom, PhD, MPH (YSU) / Patricia Goetz, MD

Jeannette Poruban

Project Title: Could Public Health Care be More Effective Than Traditional Medical Care at Improving Birth Outcomes? (research project)
Agency: Elyria City Health Department
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Doohee Lee, PhD (CSU) / Kathy Boylan

Claire Pothier

Project Title: Cardiac Rehabilitation-Do Improvements in Functional Capacity and Heart Rate Recovery Predict Long-Term Survival? (federal grant proposal)
Agency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Faculty/Community Preceptor: T. Jean Byrne, PhD (KSU) / Michael Lauer, MD

Terri Robinson

Project Title: Access To Care Awareness and Participation & Shop Talk Assessment (project report)
Agency: Summa Health System
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Timothy Chandler, PhD (KSU) / Tracy Carter

Kojo Sekyi-Appiah

Project Title: Analyzing the Health Care Coverage in Summit County: Using Aday and Anderson’s Framework for the Study of Access to Medical Care (research paper)
Agency: Summit County General Health District
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Elizabeth Kinion, EdD, MSN, FAAN (UA) / Thomas Quade, MA, MPH

Mehdi Shishehbor

Project Title: Neighborhood SES and Disparities in Health (paper)
Agency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Faculty/Community Preceptor: T. Jean Byrne, PhD (KSU) / Michael Lauer, MD

Rabin Shrestha

Project Title: Perception of Primary Care Physicians in a NE Ohio Community on Disaster Preparedness with Focus on Biologic Agents (poster/paper)
Agency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Margo Erme, DO (NEOUCOM) / Alan Hull, MD

Cheryl Sofonia

Project Title: Targeting Obesity and Related Disorders in Erie County: A Community-Based Program Developed for the Erie County Health Department (literature review/program development/grant)
Agency: Erie County Health Department
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Jill Black, PhD, CHES (CSU) / Peter Schade, MPH

Claudester Stephens

Project Title: Reporting Healthcare Related Infections to Public Agencies (research paper)
Agency: Summa Health System
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Therese Dowd, PhD (UA) / Donald Jackovitz

Whitney Werner

Project Title: Public Health Impact of the Operation and Maintenance Plan Education Program on Public Swimming Facilities throughout the NW District of Pennsylvania (data analysis and written report)
Agency: Pennsylvania Department of Health
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Dr. Ronald K. Chordas (YSU) / Ben Zimmer

Rosemarie Workman

Project Title: Bioterrorism and Disaster Management Curriculum (curriculum)
Agency: Humility of Mary Health Partners
Faculty/Community Preceptor: James A. Conser, PhD, CPP (YSU) / George Davis

Jodi Zimmerman

Project Title: The Effect of Truck Mounted, Ultra Low Volume Adulticides on Residential Mosquito Populations (paper)
Agency: Lake County General Health District
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Brenda Stevenson Marshall, PhD, MPH / Terrence L. Ochterski, DVM