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UW Health Services at APHA 2018

UW Health Services at APHA 2018

We had an incredible turn-out of Health Services student, faculty, and alumni presenters at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Conference November 14-18, 2018 in San Diego, CA. Members of our community also gathered for a Health Services happy hour reception on November 10 at Operacaffe, and for the UW School of Public Health Reception at the San Diego Convention Center on November 12.

Photo: Health Services students, faculty, and alumni connecting with Dean Hilary Godwin.

Additional photos of Health Services at #APHA2018 are posted here.

If you took any photos of yourself or other HSERV folks presenting, please send them to, we love to share your successes!



*If we inadvertently missed you, please send your presentation details to to be added.*

3146.0 A Validated Culturally Grounded Human Subject Training Curriculum for Research with American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

Cynthia Pearson, PhD1, Myra Parker, J.D, PhD1 and Celia Fisher, Ph.D.2, (1)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, (2)Fordham University, Bronx, NY


3148.0 Short-term effects on prices and child beverage consumption and diet quality of a sugary beverage tax in Seattle

Brian Saelens, PhD1, Jessica Jones-Smith, PhD2, Maya Rowland, MPH1, Lina Walkinshaw, MPH2, James Krieger, MD, MPH2, Nadine Chan, PhD3, Vanessa Oddo, PhD2 and Marian Neuhouser, PhD2, (1)Seattle Children's Research Institute, Seattle, WA, (2)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, (3)Public Health - Seattle and King County, Seattle, WA


3152.0 Washington State's Practice Transformation Support Hub Mixed Methods Evaluation

Tao Sheng Kwan-Gett, MD MPH, Elaine Albertson, MPHc, Lydia Andris, MPA, Janet Baseman, PhD, MPH, Debra Revere, MLIS, MA, Megan Rogers, MA and Douglas Conrad, PHD, MBA, MHA, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


3186.0 Innovative strategies emphasizing public health emergency response and health communications

Natasha Ludwig-Barron, MPH, Suzinne Pak-Gorstein, MD, PhD, MPH, Nicolas Dundas, MPH, Tatiana Sarkhosh, MPH and Sara Mackenzie, MD, MPH, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


3279.0 An assessment of language access barriers on hospital websites: A statewide analysis

Janessa Graves, PhD, MPH1, Megan Moore, PhD, MSW2, Carmen Gonzalez, PhD2, Monica Vavilala, MD2, Joana Ramos, MSW, CoreCHI3, Lilian Nguyen4 and Kylie Glover4, (1)Washington State University, Spokane, WA, (2)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, (3)Washington State Coalition for Language Access, Seattle, WA, (4)University of Washington, Spokane, WA


3296.0 EMS Sobering Center Pilot Evaluation: A Harm-Reduction Approach to Health Equity for Homeless and Intoxicated Populations in South King County, Washington

Marlee Fischer, MPH, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


3308.0 Colorectal and breast cancer screening disparities among sexual orientation identity and racial/ethnic subgroups of U.S. women and men

Ashley Pérez, ScM1, S. Bryn Austin, ScD2, Deborah Bowen, PhD3, Madina Agénor, ScD, MPH2 and Jennifer Potter, MD4, (1)University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, (2)Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, (3)University of Washington, Seattle, (4)Harvard Medical School / The Feway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, MA


3386.0 Health and armed conflict: Perspectives from the Lancet-AUB Commission on Syria

Amy Hagopian, PhD, MHA


4038.0 Creating the Healthiest Nations: Challenges and Solutions through HIIT

Tracy M. Hilliard


4308.0 Participatory End-User Feedback to Update MyPEEPS: A theory-driven evidence based intervention for YMSM

Rebecca Schnall, RN, MPH, PhD1, Lisa Kuhns, PhD, MPH2, Kyle Bullock, MSW3, Dakota Powell4, Jennie Thai2, Cynthia Pearson, PhD5, Matthew Ignacio, MSW6, Josh Bruce7, Asa Radix, MD8, Uri Belkind, MD8, Sabina Hirshfield, PhD9, Marco Hidalgo, PhD10 and Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH2, (1)Columbia University, New York, NY, (2)Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL, (3)Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL, (4)Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, NY, (5)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, (6)University of Washington, seattle, WA, (7)Birmingham AIDS Outreach, Birmingham, AL, (8)Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, New York, NY, (9)Public Health Solutions, New York, NY, (10)Children's Hospital of LA, Los Angeles, CA


4052.0 Paying for Value versus Volume in Federally Qualified Health Centers: Innovation for Vulnerable Populations

Douglas Conrad, PHD, MBA, MHA, Suzanne Wood, PHD, MS, FACHE, Lydia Andris, MPA, Lauren Schilperoort, BA and Aniyar Izguttinov, BA, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


4085.0 Opioid and Benzodiazepine Use Before Injury Among Workers in Washington State, 2012 - 2015

Esi Nkyekyer, MD, MPH, Deborah Fulton-Kehoe, PhD, MPH, June Spector, MD, MPH and Gary Franklin, MD, MPH, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


4118.0 Implementing Public Health 3.0: Working across sectors to establish an academic health department and develop the public health workforce

Barbara Rose, MPH, Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, Seattle, WA, Paj Nandi, MPH, Washington State Department of Health, Tumwater, WA, Megan Mikkelsen, MPH, DOH, Tumwater, WA and Betty Bekemeier, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


4166.0 Health, Health Equity, and War: What is Happening in Yemen, Mexico, Syria and Gaza?

Amy Hagopian, PhD, MHA


4174.0 Effects of Integrated Purchasing for Physical and Behavioral Health in Southwest Washington State: A Qualitative Evaluation

Suzanne Wood, PHD, MS, FACHE, Nicole Schwalbe, MPH and Douglas Conrad, PHD, MBA, MHA, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


4247.0 Examining the Influences of Group Diversity on the Processes and Achievements of Community-based Participatory Research Partnerships: A Mixed Methods Study

P. Paul Chandanabhumma, MPH1, Chandra L. Ford, PhD, MPH, MLIS1, John Oetzel, PhD2, Bonnie Duran, Dr.P.H.3 and Nina Wallerstein, Dr. P.H.4, (1)University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, (2)University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, (3)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, (4)University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM


4286.0 Public health responsibility to protect teens from military recruiting

Amy Hagopian, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


4296.0 An academic and practice partnership to improve the health outcomes of vulnerable populations in King County

Hendrika Meischke1, Deb Hinchey, MPH1, Sara Mackenzie, MD, MPH1 and Marlee Fisher, MPH, (1)University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Tuesday, November 13, 2018


4320.0 Promoting evidence-based practices in school-based behavioral health care: Improving fidelity to measurement-based care in school-based health centers

Shaina Coogan, University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, WA, Kelly Whitaker, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA and Kaetlin Miller, MPH, CHES, Public Health - Seattle & King County, Seattle, WA


4345.0 Tools that support community engagement and CHW teaching, reporting, and documenting in the field and in the office

Bradley Kramer, MPA


4350.0 Impact of the addition of tramadol on observed opioid prescribing trends in Washington State

Deborah Fulton-Kehoe, PhD, MPH1, Jeanne Sears, PhD, MS, RN1, Eric Ossiander, PhD2, Cathy Wasserman, PhD, MPH2, Gary Franklin, MD, MPH1 and Jaymie Mai, PharmD3, (1)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, (2)Washington State Department of Health, Olympia, WA, (3)Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, WA


4376.0 Militarization of the border as a threat to peace: Enacting primary prevention

Amy Hagopian, PhD, MHA


4376.0 Welcome, Overview, and Invitation to Engage in Primary Prevention of Militarization

Amy Hagopian, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA and Shelley White, PhD, MPH, OTR, Simmons College, Boston, MA


4448.0 Don’t Wait Until the End – Using Process Evaluation Data for Mid-Course Intervention Improvement

Marlana Kohn, MPH1, Miruna Petrescu-Prahova, PhD1, Daron Ryan, MPH2, Peggy A. Hannon, PhD, MPH1 and Jeffrey Harris, MD, MPH, MBA1, (1)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, (2)Latino Center for Health, Seattle, WA


5012.0 Development and Testing of a Clinical-Community Linkage Self-Assessment Survey for Community Organizations

Sarah Fishleder, Ph.D., M.A., M.P.H., C.P.H., Miruna Petrescu-Prahova, PhD, Jeffrey Harris, MD, MPH, MBA, Marlana Kohn, MPH, Christian Helfrich and Kimberly Bennett, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


5020.0 Goal-Striving Stress is associated with Rapid Kidney Function Decline: The Jackson Heart Study

Loretta Cain, MPH, PhD1, Mario Sims, PhD1, LáShauntá Glover, MS1 and Bessie Young, MD, MPH2, (1)University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, (2)University of Washington, Seattle, WA


5076.0 Managed retreat as a strategy for climate change adaptation in small communities: Public health implications

Andrew Dannenberg, MD, MPH, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


5123.0 Exploring Black Public Health Worker's Experiences with an Evidence-Based Parenting Intervention

Cathea Carey,