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Miruna G. Petrescu-Prahova

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Associate Teaching Professor, Health Services
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
  • HSERV 511
    Introduction to Health Services and Public Health


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. 2019 Jun 11:1524839919853819. doi: 10.1177/1524839919853819. [Epub ahead of print]  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. 2019 May 2:733464819847402. doi: 10.1177/0733464819847402. [Epub ahead of print]  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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Petrescu-Prahova M, Kohn M, Leroux B, Steinman L, Fishleder S, Pike M, Kava CM, Belza B, Schrodt L, Hannon PA, Harris JR. Building community-clinical linkages to increase older adult physical activity: The PT-REFER trial protocol and participant baseline characteristics. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2019 May 1;15:100373. doi: 10.1016/j.conctc.2019.100373. eCollection 2019 Sep.  PMID: 31111115    PMCID: PMC6512749
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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    PMCID: PMC6318072
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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 Siobhan Mahorter
Describing the prevalence and correlates of low health literacy among parents of hospitalized children

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABCDE in WA
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Petrescu-Prahova           Dates:    1/1/2019 - 6/29/2019

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:    1/1/2019 - 9/29/2019

Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across The Nation
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Petrescu-Prahova           Dates:    1/1/2019 - 9/29/2019

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

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

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

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