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 490
    Social Networks and Health: Methods and Applications
  • HSERV 511
    Introduction to Health Services and Public Health


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
  

Kohn MJ, Belza B, Petrescu-Prahova M, Miyawaki CE, Hohman KH. Participant Variation by Delivery Site Type in an Evidence-Based Physical Activity Program. J Aging Phys Act. 2014 Aug 18. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 25134641
  

Belza B, Petrescu-Prahova M, Kohn M, Miyawaki CE, Farren L, Kline G, Heston AH. Adoption of Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs: Perspectives of Early Adopters of Enhance(®)Fitness in YMCA-Affiliated Sites. Front Public Health. 2015 Apr 27;2:164. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2014.00164. eCollection 2014.  PMID: 25964904    PMCID: PMC4410415
   

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
  

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
   

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