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Miruna G. Petrescu-Prahova

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Associate Teaching Professor, Health Systems and Population Health
Adjunct Assistant Teaching Professor, Sociology


Education

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

Contact Info

email:   mirunapp@uw.edu

office:   HSB H-690C

address:
1959 NE Pacific
Seattle, WA 98195

campus box:   357660
voice:   206-616-4724

About

Miruna currently serves as Director of the Online Executive Master of Public Health Program.


Healthy aging; social network analysis; social determinants of health; dissemination and implementation science; chronic disease prevention and control


Fishleder S, Harris JR, Petrescu-Prahova M, Kohn M, Helfrich CD. Development and Feasibility Testing of the Clinical-Community Linkage Self-Assessment Survey for Community Organizations. Front Public Health. 2022 May 20;10:797468. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.797468. eCollection 2022.  PMID: 35669755    PMCID: PMC9163549
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Petrescu-Prahova M, Harris JR, Leroux B, Kohn M, Kava CM, Zeliadt SB, Steinman L, Fishleder S, Basia Belza, Gakhar M, Hannon PA. Clinical-community linkages as a strategy for increasing evidence-based program reach: Results of the PT-REFER randomized controlled trial with older adults and YMCA associations. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2022 Jan 20;26:100888. doi: 10.1016/j.conctc.2022.100888. eCollection 2022 Apr.  PMID: 35106400    PMCID: PMC8789527
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Vogel MT, Petrescu-Prahova M, Steinman L, Clegg-Thorp C, Farmer C, Sarliker SE, Baldwin LM. Partnerships for Blood Pressure Control in Washington State, December 2016-July 2017. Health Promot Pract. 2021 Jan;22(1):52-62. doi: 10.1177/1524839919853819. Epub 2019 Jun 11.  PMID: 31185742    PMCID: PMC7582015
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Kava CM, Fishleder S, Steinman L, Petrescu-Prahova M, Schrodt L, Harris JR. Provider-Patient Communication and Involvement in Physical Activity Programs Among Patients Receiving Physical Therapy Services: A Qualitative Study. J Appl Gerontol. 2020 Sep;39(9):1000-1007. doi: 10.1177/0733464819847402. Epub 2019 May 2.  PMID: 31043115    PMCID: PMC7406963
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Petrescu-Prahova M, Osterhage K, Taylor JO, Painter I, Choi Y, Turner AM. Older Adult Health-Related Support Networks: Implications for the Design of Digital Communication Tools. Innov Aging. 2020 Jun 9;4(3):igaa020. doi: 10.1093/geroni/igaa020. eCollection 2020.  PMID: 32665982    PMCID: PMC7325148
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2021
Member, dissertation committee for Diana Naranjo
Diffusion of Procedure Innovation Among Cardiac Catheterization Operators at the Veterans Health Administration

2020
Chair, capstone for Sarah McDonald
Evaluating the quality of complentary and integrative healh services

2020
Chair, thesis committee for Alisa Strayer
A Program Evaluation of Dementia Friends

2019
Chair, thesis committee for Aniyar Izguttinov
Community Readiness Assessment for Dissemination of Evidence-Based Physical Activity Programs for Older Adults (60+) in Kazakhstan

2019
Chair, thesis committee for Kelley Pascoe
The Impact of Workforce Turnover on the Sustainability of Evidence-Based Programs: A Critical Scoping Literature Review

2019
Chair, capstone for Leah Wainman
Competencies, Trainings and Team Environment: A Qualitative Approach to Understanding the Needs of the CHW Workforce in a Primary Care Clinic

2018
Chair, capstone for Thomas Eagen
National Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) technical assistance and grantee needs assessment summary report

2018
Chair, thesis committee for Donovan Rivera
Measurements of functioning as possible predictors of encountering barriers during a novel psychotherapy in older adults with major depressive disorder

2018
Chair, thesis committee for Alison Steinbacher
A program evaluation of a communit- based diabetes prevention program: YMCA of Greater Seattle

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Centers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    9/30/2022 - 9/29/2023

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Centers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    9/30/2021 - 9/29/2022

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    9/30/2020 - 9/29/2021

Evaluating Diverse Staffing Models, Settings, and Outcomes for PEARLS
AARP Foundation
PI:   Petrescu-Prahova           Dates:    4/1/2020 - 3/31/2021

Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across The Nation
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Petrescu-Prahova           Dates:    9/30/2019 - 9/29/2020

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    9/30/2019 - 9/29/2024

Innovative State and Local Public Health Strategies to Prevent and Manage Diabetes and Heart Disease Stroke
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Petrescu-Prahova           Dates:    9/30/2019 - 9/29/2020

Washington State DOH Approaches to Addressing Arthritis
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Petrescu-Prahova           Dates:    7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020

ABCDE in WA
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Petrescu-Prahova           Dates:    6/30/2019 - 6/29/2020

Evaluating Diverse Staffing Models, Settings, and Outcomes for PEARLS
AARP Foundation
PI:   Petrescu-Prahova           Dates:    4/1/2019 - 3/31/2021

Washington State DOH Approaches to Addressing Arthritis
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Petrescu-Prahova           Dates:    9/30/2018 - 9/29/2023