MCH Research Festival 2013

Congratulations graduates!

Libby Brockman, Michael Young, Sarah Zelek, Maria Campanaro, Tara Corbridge, Lauren Sterling, David Avenetti, Lisa Callegari
2013 graduates Libby Brockman, Michael Young, Sarah Zelek, Maria Campanaro,
Tara Corbridge, Lauren Sterling, David Avenetti, Lisa Callegari

The research festival caps two years of work for graduating students, from academic coursework, practicum experiences, and thesis projects to presentations at national meetings, publications, and, after graduation, careers in maternal and child health. Below are graduating students' thesis project presentations and first-year students' capstone posters.

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Thesis Projects

Below are listed the names of second-year, in-residence students, who presented their thesis projects at the festival, with links to project abstracts and slide presentations.

In addition to completing the MPH degree requirements for 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.

David Avenetti (Health Services), "Assessing the relationship between caregivers' pediatric oral health literacy and children's caries status"
Abstract (PDF)
Slide Presentation (PDF)
Libby Brockman (Health Services), "Hookah's new popularity among United States college students: A pilot study of the characteristics of hookah smokers and their Facebook displays"
Abstract (PDF)
Slide Presentation (PDF)
Lisa Callegari (Epidemiology), "Factors associated with contraceptive nonuse among obese women"
Abstract (PDF)
Slide Presentation (PDF)
Maria Campanaro (Health Services), "Facilitators and barriers to twice-daily tooth brushing among children with special health care needs"
Abstract (PDF)
Slide Presentation (PDF)
Tara Corbridge (Health Services), "Food security among families with children with special health care needs"
Abstract (PDF)
Slide Presentation (PDF)
Michael Young (Epidemiology), "Traffic-related air pollution exposure and adult asthma in the Sister Study"
Abstract (PDF)
Slide Presentation (PDF)
Sarah Zelek (Epidemiology), "Prenatal provider counseling and excessive gestational weight gain: An analysis of Data from Washington State PRAMS"
Abstract (PDF)
Slide Presentation (PDF)
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Capstone Projects

Below are listed the names of students who presented posters of their capstone projects at the research festival, with links to those posters. 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.

These students completed the requirements for a graduate certificate in maternal and child health.

Teresa Abrahamson-Richards (Health Services), "Intimate Partner Violence in Native American Communities: Trends in Past-Year and Lifetime Prevalence" (PDF)

Rubee Dev (Health Services), "Homeless Children of South King County: Available Services" (PDF)

Avanthi Jayasuriya (Health Services), "Disparities in Kindergarten Readiness: A Look at Current Gaps in Early Childhood Education" (PDF)

Aleen Raybin (Health Services), "Pregnancy Coercion: The Missing Method Between Intimate Partner Violence and Unintended Pregnancy" (PDF)

Kari Sims (Health Services), "Breastfeeding and Early Childhood Caries: Mixed Messages to Medical/Dental Providers" (PDF)

Larissa Stassek (Health Services), "Non Enzyme-Inducing Antibiotics and Combined Oral Contraceptive Failure" (PDF)

Jane Stieber (Health Services), "The Role of the Health Belief Model in Drug Risk Communication" (PDF)