Class of 2004 Exit Presentations and Capstone Projects

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Cheryl Agranovich

Project Title: Creating an Executive Telephonic Lifestyle Health Coaching Program That Includes Measurable Outcomes (project report)
Agency: WellCorp, Inc.
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Martha Conrad, RN, MSN, CNS (UA) / Laura Adams, MBA

Kholoud Al-Khayer

Project Title: Increasing Dental Care Providers for the Underserved Population in Cuyahoga County
Agency: Cuyahoga County Board of Health
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Georgia Anetzberger, PhD, ACSW, LISW (CSU) / Elizabeth Larkin

May Azem

Project Title: Bone Health in Sarcoidosis Patients (review paper)
Agency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Alan Hull, MD, PhD (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) / Daniel Culver, DO

Mandy Corrigan

Project Title: Pediatric Obesity: Guiding Healthy Choices (teaching unit, poster)
Agency: Cleveland City School District
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Dr. Codruta Rafiroiu (CSU) / Jessica Vollmar, RD, RN

Devon Donahue

Project Title: USDA Forest Service Preventative Health Promotion Program (literature review and public health program guide)
Agency: US Forest Service Intermountain Region 4
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Barbara Toeppen-Sprigg, MD, MPH (NEOUCOM) / Randy Draeger
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Jennifer Drost

Project Title: Creating Culturally Appropriate Health Information Sheets for Western Kenya (project report, health information sheets)
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Gillian Ice, PhD, MPH (OU) / Joshua Omondi and Feroz Allibhoy, MD
Agency: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Colleen Dundon

Project Title: Development of a Medical Reserve Corps in a Rural County
Agency: Carroll County Health Department
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Christopher Woolverton, PhD / Melanie Campbell

Mary Jane Esber

Project Title: Boost Akron’s Kids (Project report, poster presentation, and research paper)
Agency: Safe Kids Summit County
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Marguerite Erme, DO, MPH (NEOUCOM) / Lisa Pardi, RN

Timothy Gourley

Project Title: The Comparison of Environmental Public Health Services in Three Contiguous Local County Health Departments in New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
Agency: Cuyahoga County Board of Health
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Sheila Patterson, PhD (CSU) / John McLeod, MPH

Timothy Heath

Project Title: An In-Depth Analysis of stand and Other tobacco-Prevention Initiatives
Agency: Family and Community Services, Inc.
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Carol Lafferty, PhD (KSU) / Gina Ross

Jamie Henry

Project Title: Active Commuting in Akron Public Schools: A Feasibility Study (literature review and pilot program)
Agency: Akron Children's Hospital
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Everett Logue, PhD (NEOUCOM) / Iris Meltzer, MA, MPH

Kasey Jones

Project Title: Assessing the Oral Health Needs of Individuals with Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities in Cuyahoga County (research paper)
Agency: Cuyahoga County MR/DD
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Brenda Stevenson Marshall, PhD, MPH, MAE (CSU) / Patti Higgins, RN, BSN

Christopher Kolbash

Project Title: Implementing Risk Assessment in Research at Ohio University (written risk assessment program, training class, evaluation tools)
Agency: Ohio University
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Matthew Adeyanju, PhD, MPH, CHES (OU) / Charles Hart

Steve Kravec

Project Title: Pharmaceutical Access for the Uninsured (research paper)
Agency: Continental Managed Pharmacy Services
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Richard Kasmer, PharmD, JD / Carl Jesina, RPh, JD

Mary Kundus

Project Title: Pneumonia and Influenza Deaths: A Inner City's Experience with a Rise in Mortality (written report)
Agency: Youngstown City Health Department
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Larry Frisch, MD, MPH (NEOUCOM) / Neil Altman, RS, MPH

Jonathan Lutz

Project Title: Emergency Preparedness in Private Industry in Northeast Ohio:The Formulation of an Effective Training Protocol (training manual/program)
Agency: U.S. Steel Corporation
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Sandra Kaufman, PhD (CSU) / Jeffrey Malek, MS-S

Rick Melendez

Project Title: Survey of Health Care Providers Practices for Patients with Adult Overweight/Obesity (survey questionnaire and report)
Agency: Cuyahoga County Board of Health
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Sheila Patterson, PhD (CSU) / Martha Halko, RD, MS

Heather Pavlich

Project Title: How Students Really feel: A Case Study on Students’ Perceptions and Beliefs on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) (paper)
Agency: Kent State University
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Dr. Amy Thompson (KSU) / Dr. Diane Kerr

Gail Schroeder

Project Title: Ethics and Public Health: How the Code of Public Health Ethics Influences the Ethical Decisions of the Mahoning County District Board of Health (paper)
Agency: Mahoning County District Board of Health
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez (YSU) / Matthew Stefanak, MPH

Amy Schmidt

Project Title: Fitness: A Journey Not a Destination (grant)
Agency: Healthy Kids Healthy Weight
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Codruta Rafiroui, MD, PhD (CSU) / Eve Kutchman

Linda Silvestri

Project Title: Struthers School District Wellness Policy (school health index)
Agency: Struthers City School District
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Nancy Mosca, PhD, RN, (YSU) / Mary Ann Meadows

Kendall Smith

Project Title: Free to Be Healthy (nutrition survey and comparison paper)
Agency: Open M Clinic
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Deborah Marino, PhD, MPH, RD, LD (UA) / Dottie Marsh, RN

Mary Helen Smith

Project Title: Health Improvement Initiatives of the Joseph Badger School District
Agency: Joseph Badger School District
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Jane Warga (YSU) / David Bair

Lita-Marie Townsend

Project Title: Implementing a Comprehensive Sexuality Education Program K-12
Agency: Cleveland Municipal School District
Faculty/Community Preceptor: David Huskins, MA, LSW (UA) / Cal Long

Jessica Walter

Project Title: Improving Food Safety in Vinton County: Evaluation of Violations and Development of Training
Agency: Hocking County Health Department
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Matthew Adeyanju, PhD, MPH, CHES (OU) / Minchen Vickers