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Faculty, staff, and students represent the Arnold School at the 145th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association

December 14, 2017 | Erin Bluvas, bluvase@sc.edu 

Numerous Arnold School members attended the American Public Health Association's 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo, presenting and participating in a variety of important public health issues. Held in Atlanta November 4-7, the event attracted more than 12,000 participants from around the world. This year's theme, Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health, underscored the general sessions, scientific sessions and presentations.    

Posters and Presentations

Aydin, S., Alshareef, N., Esoimeme, S. Sriram, S. and Alharbi, A. Effect of Health System, Financing and Macro-Economic Characteristics on the Migration of Foreign Physicians to OECD Countries. American Public Health Association, 145th Annual Meeting; Atlanta, GA, USA, Nov 2017.  

Belza, B., Boise, L., Friedman, D.B., Jordan, A., Karlawish, J., Mohler, J., Marquez, D.X., Snowden, M. The Healthy Brain Research Network: Getting on the (Road) Map. 145th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta GA, November 4-8, 2017 (Oral Symposium Presentation).
Bornstein, D.B., Grieve, G.L., Clennin, M, McLain, A.C., Hauret, K.G., Jones, B.H., Whitsel, L, Sarzynski, M.A.. Public health implications for an investigation of state-level associations between cardiorespiratory fitness and BMI with training-related injuries among US Army Recruits. Oral presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Nov 6, 2017. 
Brazendale, K., Beets, M.W., Pate, R.R., Turner-McGrievy, G., Kaczynski, A.T. Children’s Obesogenic Behaviors During Summer vs. School: A Within-Person Comparison, American Public Health Association (APHA) – Delta Omega Honorary Society, Atlanta, GA – Poster Presentation.
Child, S., Kaczynski, A.T., Walsemann, K.M., Fleischer, N., Moore, S., McLain, A. (2017). Personal network characteristics of Black Americans: Association with body mass index and role education. Presented at the American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting and Exposition, November 4-8, 2017, Atlanta, GA. (Honorable mention for the Betty J. Cleckley Minority Research Award from the APHA Aging and Public Health Section) 
Choi, S.K., Kannaley, K., Olscamp, K., Tang, W., & Friedman, D.B.  Research on Alzheimer’s disease messaging in social media by South Carolina Healthy Brain Research Scholars. 145th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta GA, November 4-8, 2017 (Oral Symposium Presentation). 
Choi, S.K., Rose, I.D., Chiarelli, M., Friedman, D.B.  Understanding types of literacy in the context of Alzheimer’s disease research: A scoping review. 145th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta GA, November 4-8, 2017 (Poster Presentation). 
Craig, J., Pope, H., Wilson, M., Draper, C., Jones, S., (2017, November). Leadership and Democratic Participation in Grassroots Organizations Working toward Food Systems Change. Oral presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta , GA. 
Dahl, A.A., Cooper, C.B., Wilcox, S., Liu, J., Davis, R.E., Turner-McGrievy, G. (2017, November). Tailoring the Development of an e-Health Intervention for Pregnant Women: Results from a Web-based Needs Assessment of Intervention Components. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA. (Received Public Health Ed./Health Promotion Section: Student Poster Award) 
Draper, D., Younginer, N., Pope, H., Mattison, A., Paget, C. Using participatory evaluation to lesson the gap between policy and implementation within the SC SNAP-Ed program. An oral presentation at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association. November 2017, Atlanta, GA. 
Draper, C., Pope, H., Wilson, M., Craig, J., Jones, S. Community organizing for food systems: lessons learned from community organizers and community members being organized. A poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.  November 2017, Atlanta, GA.
Esoimeme, G., Aydin, S. Can EMR improve Shared Decision Making? American Public Health Association, 145th Annual Meeting; Atlanta, GA, USA, Nov 2017.
Friedman, D.B., Croff, R., Miyawaki, C.E., & Logsdon, R.  Who are the scholars of the Healthy Brain Research Network? 145th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta GA, November 4-8, 2017 (Oral Symposium Presentation).
Harrison, S., Li, X., Zhang, J., Chi, P., Zhao, J. Zhao, G. (2017, November). Improving Resilience for Children affected by HIV in China: School-based outcomes of the ChildCARE Intervention at 24-, 30-, and 36-months. Poster presented at the 2017 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.  
Harrison, S., Brazendale, K., Beman, M., Whitbeck, G. (2017, November). Implementing Diet and Nutrition Recommendations in Pediatric Primary Care: Challenges and Opportunities. Poster presented at the 2017 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Hawkins, D., Jones, SD. (2017). Can covert methods reduce racial disparities in the receipt of cancer treatment in African American women? A review. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting 2017, Atlanta, GA.
Hughey, S.M., Kaczynski, A.T., King, S.B., Fair, M., Wills, S., & LiveWell Greenville Park Hop Team. (2017). Park Hop: Barriers and facilitators to children and families’ participation in a park-based physical activity intervention in Greenville County, SC. Presented at the American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting and Exposition, November 4-8, 2017, Atlanta, GA. (Winner of APHA Physical Activity Section best student oral presentation award)
Jiang Y, Li X, Zhou G, Qiao S, Zhao J, Zhao G. (2017). Psychological resources buffer the effects of stigma on health among children affected by parental HIV/AIDS. In the 145th APHA Annual Conference, Atlanta, Nov 4-8.
King, S.B., Kaczynski, A.T., Knight, J., Stowe, E.W. (2017). Walkability 101: Using multiple methods to assess the walkability of a large university campus in the southeastern United States. Accepted for presentation at the American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting and Exposition, November 4-8, 2017, Atlanta, GA. (Runner up for the APHA Physical Activity Section best student poster presentation award)
Lee, M, Khan, M.M.. Brandt, H.M. Change in Receipt of Colorectal Cancer Screening Services among Medicare Beneficiaries from 2010 to 2015: Implications for 80% by 2018 strategy. 145th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA, USA, November 4-8, 2017 (Oral Session).
Lewis, K. (2017). Mental Health Implications of African American College Students’ Experiences with Everyday Racism. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA; Poster Presentation.
Li, J., Harrison, S., Qiao, S., Li, X. (2017, November). Changing Minds Through Communications: Utilization of theory to enhance village doctors’ willingness to treat people living with HIV/AIDS in rural China. Poster presented at the 2017 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Lynes, C., Davis, H.T. (November 2017) Categorizing adverse childhood experiences and associations with depression in South Carolina: a 2015 BRFSS analysis. Oral presentation at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Mandelbaum, J., Moore, S., Dubé, L. Complex Systems and Social Networks: Measuring the Impact of a Network Intervention on Rural Farmers in India. (November 2017) Roundtable presentation at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Merrell, M., Iruhiriye, E., Probst, J.C., Blake, C. (2017). Rural Community Leaders’ Perceptions of Prejudice and Discrimination. Poster presented at The American Public Health Association National Conference. Atlanta, GA.
Pate, R.R., McIver, K., Colabianchi, N., Wilson, D. Associations between community programs and policies to promote physical activity and children’s physical activity levels. Presented at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 7, 2017.
Piperato, S.M., Forthofer, M., Hutto, B., Sharpe, P. Wilcox, S. (2017, November) Patterns of physical activity among African American women in a walking intervention study. Poster presented at The American Public Health Association National Conference. Atlanta, GA.
Piperato, S.M. Forthofer, M. (2017, November). A population-based study of body mass index and physical activity disparities among sexual minority identified women. Oral presentation at The American Public Health Association National Conference. Atlanta, GA. (Walter J. Lear Award- LGBT Caucus of Public Health Professionals of the American Public Health Association, Best student abstract)
Qiao, S., Zhou, G., Li, X. (2017). Disclosure of sexual orientation to healthcare providers among men who have sex with men: A systematic review. In the 145th APHA Annual Conference, Atlanta, Nov 4-8. 
Qiao, S., Li, X., Shen, Z., Zhao, Y. (2017). Will the village doctors in South China use a mobile-based HIV training? Factors for their acceptability. In the 145th APHA Annual Conference, Atlanta, Nov 4-8.
Radcliff, E., Browder, J., Cartledge, C. Building community partnerships: using social network analysis to strengthen service delivery networks for a SC program for pregnant and parenting teens. The American Public Health Association National Conference. Atlanta, GA, Nov 4-8.
Srivastav, A., Christmus, S., Rath, J., Hair, E., Cantrell, J., Vallone, D., Thrasher, J.F. Exploring Advocacy and Policy Strategies to Reduce Children and Young Adult Exposure to Tobacco Products in Video Games. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. November 8, 2017. Paper. 
Srivastav, A., Jarpe- Ratner, E., Seay, K., Strompolis, M., Dunn, K., Daro, D. Planning for Prevention: Creating a Planning Framework for Child Maltreatment Prevention. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. November 6, 2017. Paper. 
Stowe, E.W., Hughey, S.M., Oliphant, E., Kaczynski, A.T., Hipp, J.A., Schipperijn, J. (2017). ParkIndex: Key informant perspectives on the development of a standardized national park access tool. Presented at the American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting and Exposition, November 4-8, 2017, Atlanta, GA. (Winner of APHA Physical Activity Section best student poster presentation award)
Wendi, D., Li, X., Qiao, S., Zhou, Y., Shen, Z. Predictive Validity of Self-Report Medication Adherence among People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in China: Best Operationalization for Analysis. Oral presentation in the Epidemiology Session, APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo, November 2017, Atlanta, GA. 
Wilcox, S., Saunders, R.P., Kaczynski, A.T., Jake-Schoffman, D., Forthofer, M., Kinnard, D., Goodwin, C., Sharpe, P.A., Hutto, B., Condrasky, M., Kennedy, V. (November, 2017). Faith, Activity, and Nutrition (FAN) dissemination and implementation (D&I) study: Phase 1 effectiveness. Oral presentation delivered by Caroline Dunn at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.  Atlanta, GA. 
Workman, L.M., Lee, M.J., Jones, S.D., Johnson, H., Calef, C., Whitmore, J., Brandt, H.M. November 5, 2017. Use of readiness and organizational assessments to understand contextual factors and tailor a colorectal cancer screening program in South Carolina. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.  [Poster]
Wu, Y., Tsai M.H., Xirasagar, S. A Comparison of Colorectal Cancer Screening Estimates from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), American Public Health Association, 145th Annual Meeting, November 4-8, 2017. Atlanta, GA. Student research Round Table presentations.

Xirasagar, S. Tsai, M.H., Bryan C.S., Jauch E.C. Leading Causes of Emergency Department (ED) Visits by High ED Users – Differences by User Type, and Impact of a 24-7 Primary Care Physician Access Intervention. American Public Health Association, 145th Annual Meeting, November 4-8, 2017. Atlanta, GA. Podium.

Younginer, N., Blake, C.E., Jones, S., Kim, S-H., Kingsolver, A. Roots of Perspective in the American Context: News Media Discourse and Stakeholder Perspectives About the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. November 6, 2017. Poster.

 

Other Awards and Activities
Andrew Kaczynski concluded his term as Chair of the APHA Physical Activity Section, including presiding over the Section’s annual business meeting.
Heather Brandt chaired the Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section and organized/moderated the 3405.0 PHEHP Invited Session: Dissemination and Implementation Research Examining Implementation Strategies to Increase Cancer Prevention and Control. 
Linda Hazlett represented the Epidemiology Section on the APHA Governing Council. 
Linda Hazlett (Arnold School of Public Health Member-At-Large and Shaun Owens (Arnold School of Public Health Chapter President) presented the Abraham Lilienfeld Award to Dr. Noel Weiss at the Epidemiology Section Annual Awards.
Min Jee Lee won the American Public Health Association Public Health Education and Health Promotion Student Award.  
Oluwatosin Momodu Received the Pre-Conference Bingo Award at the Community Based Primary Health Care workshop.  
Cynthia Calef received the Student Award from the Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section.