MCH Research Festival 2007

Congratulations 2007 graduates! As illustrated in students' thesis presentations, this year's graduates come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including law, dentistry, nursing, and dietetics.

Lonny Born, Beth Tinker, and Colleen Huebner
Lonny Born and Beth Tinker, both graduating students,
with program director Colleen Huebner.

This year's event took place at the Waterfront Activities Center. In the afternoon, students gave ten minute presentations of their research projects. Posters of capstone projects were available to view during the break and after the presentations.

Waterfront Activities Center
This year's festival was held at the Waterfront Activities Center, June 6th

After an afternoon of presentations, students celebrated with a reception, and enjoyed good food and the view from the deck of Union Bay.

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Thesis Projects

Below are listed the names of second-year, in-residence MCH students, with links to their research. In addition to completing degree requirements of the Departments of Health Services or Epidemiology, students in the in-residence program develop specific professional competencies for careers in MCH through their choice of educational pathways, research topics, and practicum fieldwork.

Leena Bitar
Leena Bitar (Health Services), "Barriers to Obtaining Needed Dental Treatment for Head Start Children in Washington"
Abstract (PDF)
Slide Presentation (PDF)
Lonny born
Lonny Born (Health Services), "Neighborhood Factors and Depression: Associations with Adolescents' Sexual Behavior"
Abstract (PDF)
Slide Presentation (PDF)
Sara Donahue
Sara Donahue (Epidemiology), "Prevalence and Predictors of Prepregnancy Physical Activity: Results from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System"
Abstract (PDF)
Slide Presentation (PDF)
Joseph Kelly
Mei Ling Ellis (Health Services), "Is There an Association Between Disordered Eating Behaviors and Suicide Ideation Among Adolescent Girls Sampled in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health Wave II?"
Abstract (PDF)
Slide Presentation (PDF)
Tori Lallemont
Tori Lallemont (Health Services), "Voluntary Mental Health Treatment Laws for Minors and Length of Inpatient Stay"
Abstract (PDF)
Slide Presentation (PDF)
Kristi Linsenmayer
Kristi Linsenmayer (Health Services), "Prenatal Dental Care and Subsequent Preventive Oral Health Care in Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Children"
Abstract (PDF)
Slide Presentation (PDF)
Meghann Moore
Meghann Moore (Health Services), "Is There an Association Between Waist Circumference and Type II Diabetes or Impaired Glucose Tolerance in Adolescents?"
Abstract (PDF)
Slide Presentation (PDF)
Beth Tinker
Beth Tinker (Health Services), "What Factors Contribute and Detract from PHN's Delivering Pediatric Environmental Risk Reduction Education in the Home Setting? A Process Evaluation of ERRNIE"
Abstract (PDF)
Slide Presentation (PDF)
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Capstone Projects

Below are listed the names of students who completed the requirements for a graduate certificate in maternal and child health, along with their departments, and titles of their capstone projects. The capstone is an analysis of a community-based preventive intervention program that is designed to integrate students' knowledge and skills developed in the MCH courses with fieldwork.

Catherine Berglund (Health Services), "Factors Associated with Epidural Anesthesia Use During Labor" (PDF)

Tracy Brazg (Health Services), "The Role of Community Coalitions in Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention" (PDF)

Celeste Chung (Health Services), "Native Hawaiian Economic and Health Status" (PDF)

Emily Hancock (Epidemiology), "The 'Skinny' on Low Maternal Weight and Adverse Pregnancy and Infant Outcomes" (PDF)

Emily Locke (Epidemiology), "Preeclampsia in Washington State: The Influences of Race and Nationality on a Mother's Risk " (PDF)

Rebecca Osborn (Health Services), "The Need for Culturally Competent Health Care for Somali Refugees" (PDF)

Elizabeth Tinker (Health Services), "Preventing Drinking and Driving: A Neighborhood-Based Health Promotion Approach" (PDF)

Shelby Wilson (Health Services), "Schoolyard Garden Program to Increase Children's Fruit and Vegetable Consumption" (PDF)