Miruna G. Petrescu-Prahova

Assistant Professor, Health Services

Education

PhD   University of California (Irvine), 2009   (Sociology)
MA   University of California (Irvine), 2008   (Sociology)
MA   University of Bucharest, 2002   (European Social Policy)
BA   University of Bucharest, 2000   (Social Work)

Contact Info

email:   mirunapp@uw.edu

address:
Health Promotion Research Center
1107 NE 45th st., Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98105

voice:   206-543-2891
fax:   206-543-8841

Research Interests

Healthy aging; social networks; social determinants of health

Teaching   (Department of Health Services Courses)

  • HSERV 490
    Social Networks and Health: Methods and Applications

Recent Publications



Schweinberger M, Petrescu-Prahova M, Vu DQ. Disaster Response on September 11, 2001 Through the Lens of Statistical Network Analysis. Soc Networks. 2014 May;37:42-55.  PMID: 24707073
  

Suciu A, Petrescu-Prahova M. Social Networks as a Change Management Strategy for Performance Excellence and Innovation. Journal for Quality & Participation. 2011;34(1):16-20


Petrescu-Prahova M, Butts CT. Emergent Coordinators in the World Trade Center Disaster. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. 2008;26(3):133-68.


Lind BE, Tirado M, Butts CT, Petrescu-Prahova M. Brokerage roles in disaster response: organisational mediation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. International Journal of Emergency Management. 2008;5(1/2):75-99.
 

Butts CT, Petrescu-Prahova M, Cross BR. Responder communication networks in the World Trade Center disaster: Implications for modeling of communication within emergency settings. J Math Sociol. 2007;31(2):121-47.
 

External Funding (sampling of recent awards from UW SAGE data)

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Addressing the Personal Health Information Management Needs of Older Adults
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
PI:   Turner           Dates:    9/1/2014 - 8/31/2015

Addressing the Personal Health Information Management Needs of Older Adults
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
PI:   Turner           Dates:    12/1/2013 - 11/30/2018

Health Promotion Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2013 - 9/29/2014

Cancer Communication within Social Networks
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
PI:   Petrescu-Prahova           Dates:    6/15/2013 - 6/14/2014

Examining the outcomes of collaborative networks to improve school nutrition environments
Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
PI:   Johnson           Dates:    5/1/2013 - 4/30/2015