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The 2019 MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH RESEARCH FESTIVAL
June 13, 2019 / 1pm to 4pm / South Campus Center 316

Join us as our graduates present their thesis research; enjoy light refreshments during a poster session featuring the work of our first-year students. See the schedule of MCH thesis and poster presentations here.

Our students...

...are published in maternal and child health publications

Sara Magnusson (MPH 2020), "Understanding Women Veterans’ Family Planning Counseling Experiences and Preferences to Inform Patient-Centered Care” in the Journal of Women's Health Issues in March 2019

Soledad Jorge (MPH 2019), “A-Kinase Anchoring Protein 13 (AKAP13) Augments Progesterone Signaling in Uterine Fibroid Cells” in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Miranda Martin (MPH 2019), “An Automated Immunoblot Method for Detection of IgG Antibodies to Hepatitis C Virus: a Potential Supplemental Antibody Confirmatory Assay," in Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Kristopher Kerns (MCH Certificate) "What You Should Know About Silver Diamine Fluoride" and "Anti-Fluoridation Efforts Threaten Oral Health Protections for Children in Washington State" in the Northwest Bulletin: Family & Child Health

...present their maternal and child health research at professional conferences

Jennifer Brown (MPH 2020) "The physiologic length of human gestation among women planning community birth in the United States" at the 2019 Making Lifelong Connections meeting in Madison, WI from April 3-5 2019

Sara Magnusson (MPH 2020), "Engaging Women Veterans through a Web-Based Patient-Centered Family Planning Decision Support Tool: A Pilot Study in VA Primary Care” at the annual meeting of Academy Health in June 2019

...win awards, funding, and maternal and child health-related traineeships

Ruchi Tiwari (MPH 2019) was awarded the Irvin Emanuel MD Endowed Fellowship for the 2018-19 school year.

Angela Chon (MCH Certificate student) is a trainee with the University of Washington Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (UW LEND), and is completing a developmental behavioral pediatrics fellowship at Seattle Children's Hospital.

Ashenafi Cherkos (MPH 2019), also a trainee with the University of Washington Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (UW LEND), recently got his research funded by the NIH National Heart, Lung, & Blood Insititute through the  UW STAR Program .

Selected Faculty Publications

Dr. Colleen Huebner Dental Health Aides in Alaska: A Qualitative Assessment to Improve Pediatric Oral Health in Remote Villages in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology

Dr. Daniel Enquobahrie "Maternal sedentary behavior during pre-pregnancy and early pregnancy and mean offspring birth size: a cohort study" in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

Dr. Todd Edwards "Increased Prevalence of Psychosocial, Behavioral, and Socio-Environmental Risk Factors among Overweight and Obese Youths in Mexico and the United States" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Dr. Anne Turner "Data, capacity-building, and training needs to address rural health inequities in the Northwest United States: a qualitative study" in the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association

 

Alumni Updates

Alyssa Bosold (MPH 2018) became a program analyst witht the Associated Maternal and Child Health Programs. While she was a students she served as student ambassador, was twice accepted by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) to be a national MCH Trainee Ambassadors and wrote an article about her practicum experience with the Northwest Portland Indian Health Board.

Colleen Kimsey (MPH 2018) presented their thesis research “The Effect of Medicaid Expansion on the Crowdfunding Behavior of Transgender Adolescents" at the 2018 American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Conference October 18-21, 2018 in Anaheim CA.

Amritha Bhat (MPH 2017) recently had her thesis published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology: Delivering perinatal depression care in a rural obstetric setting: a mixed methods study of feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness: