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

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

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Hannon           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

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:    12/1/2013 - 11/30/2018