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Miruna G. Petrescu-Prahova

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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:   206-616-4724
fax:   206-543-8841

Healthy aging; social networks; social determinants of health

  • HSERV 511
    Introduction to Health Services and Public Health


Petrescu-Prahova M, Belza B, Kohn M, Miyawaki C. Implementation and Maintenance of a Community-Based Older Adult Physical Activity Program. Gerontologist. 2015 Apr 9. pii: gnv024. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 26035891
  


Leung MR, Chin JJ, Petrescu-Prahova M. Involving immigrant religious organizations in HIV/AIDS prevention: The role of bonding and bridging social capital. Soc Sci Med. 2016 Aug;162:201-9. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.06.042. Epub 2016 Jun 24.  PMID: 27372709
  


Tsai JH, Petrescu-Prahova M. Community Interagency Connections for Immigrant Worker Health Interventions, King County, Washington State, 2012-2013. Prev Chronic Dis. 2016 Jun 2;13:E73. doi: 10.5888/pcd13.160013.  PMID: 27253636    PMCID: 4894722
   


Kohn M, Belza B, Petrescu-Prahova M, Miyawaki CE. Beyond Strength: Participant Perspectives on the Benefits of an Older Adult Exercise Program. Health Educ Behav. 2016 Jun;43(3):305-12. doi: 10.1177/1090198115599985. Epub 2015 Aug 26.  PMID: 27178496
  


Miyawaki CE, Belza B, Kohn MJ, Petrescu-Prahova M. Champions of an Older Adult Exercise Program: Believers, Promoters, and Recruiters. J Appl Gerontol. 2016 Apr 27. pii: 0733464816645921. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 27122301
  


Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    9/30/2016 - 9/29/2017

Addressing the Personal Health Information Management Needs of Older Adults
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
PI:   Turner           Dates:    9/1/2016 - 8/31/2017

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/29/2015 - 9/30/2016

DOH Evaluation, Technical Assistance, and Support
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    7/1/2015 - 9/29/2016

Community Transformation Grant: Transforming Worksites to Support Health
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    1/16/2015 - 9/29/2015

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