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


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
  


Gillette DB, Petrescu-Prahova MG, Herting JR, Belza BL. A Pilot Study of Determinants of Ongoing Participation in EnhanceFitness: A Community-Based Group Exercise Program for Older Adults. J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2015 Feb 18. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 25695473    PMCID: PMC4540700
   


Petrescu-Prahova M, Belza B, Leith K, Allen P, Coe NB, Anderson LA. Using Social Network Analysis to Assess Mentorship and Collaboration in a Public Health Network. Prev Chronic Dis. 2015 Aug 20;12:E130. doi: 10.5888/pcd12.150103.  PMID: 26292061
  


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