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Miruna G. Petrescu-Prahova

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Senior Lecturer, Health Services
Adjunct Lecturer, Sociology


Education

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

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 the Associate 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
  • HSERV 511
    Introduction to Health Services and Public Health
  • HSERV 514
    Social Determinants of Population Health and Health Disparities


Fishleder S, Petrescu-Prahova M, Harris JR, Leroux B, Bennett K, Helfrich CD, Kohn M, Hannon P. Predictors of Improvement in Physical Function in Older Adults in an Evidence-Based Physical Activity Program (EnhanceFitness). J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2018 Jul 3. doi: 10.1519/JPT.0000000000000202. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 29979352
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Miyawaki CE, Belza B, Kohn MJ, Petrescu-Prahova M. Champions of an Older Adult Exercise Program. J Appl Gerontol. 2016 Apr 1:733464816645921. doi: 10.1177/0733464816645921. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 27122301
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Petrescu-Prahova MG, Eagen TJ, Fishleder SL, Belza B. Enhance(®)Fitness Dissemination and Implementation,: 2010-2015: A Scoping Review. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Mar;52(3S3):S295-S299. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.08.015.  PMID: 28215384
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Petrescu-Prahova M, Belza B, Kohn M, Miyawaki C. Implementation and Maintenance of a Community-Based Older Adult Physical Activity Program. Gerontologist. 2016 Aug;56(4):677-86. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnv024.  PMID: 26035891
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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
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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

2017
Chair, capstone for James DeLappe
Horizon House: Exploring a culture of Resident Engagement

2017
Chair, dissertation committee for Sarah Fishleder
Development and evaluation of community-clinical linkages between physical therapy clinics and EnhanceFitness, an evidence-based physical activity program for older adults

2017
Chair, thesis committee for Geneva Kelly
The Influence of Social Support on Disparities in Mental Health and Substance Use for LGBT Youth: A Critical Review

2017
Chair, thesis committee for Mia Vogel
Partnerships for Hypertension Management in Washington State

2014
Chair, thesis committee for ManChui Leung
Engaging immigrant religious organizations in HIV/AIDS education: The role of social networks

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    9/30/2018 - 9/29/2019

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    9/30/2017 - 9/29/2018

Improving adherence to treatment for hypertension control in Washington State
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Petrescu-Prahova           Dates:    9/30/2017 - 9/29/2018

Evaluating Diverse Staffing Models, Settings, and Outcomes for PEARLS
AARP Foundation
PI:   Petrescu-Prahova           Dates:    4/1/2017 - 3/31/2019

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

Providing Technical Assistance for PEARLS as part of Washington State’s CDSME Expansion
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
PI:   Petrescu-Prahova           Dates:    8/1/2016 - 7/31/2018

DOH Evaluation, Technical Assistance, and Support
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    7/1/2016 - 9/29/2017

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

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:    12/1/2013 - 11/30/2018