Past Student Projects

MPH Practicum Posters

The MPH practicum experience provides an opportunity to link academic training to core functions in public health practice. Students will develop skills and competencies not available through academic instruction alone. Students work on a specific project in an area that interests them and summarize their work in a final report and project evaluation. Students in the dietetics program work full time for one quarter (7-10 weeks), while non-dietetic students are able to work part time over a longer period of time during the school year. All practicum experiences require a total of 240-320 hours. How to arrange a practicum.

2017 Posters

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2015 Posters

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2013 Posters

2012 Posters

2011 Posters

MPH Fieldwork Projects

Fieldwork placements generally take place over the course of an academic quarter. Students are expected to spend at least 40 hours (1 credit hour) in activities related to the placement. MPH students not in the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics (GCPD) will complete two fieldwork placements and one practicum project. MPH GCPD students will complete one fieldwork placement and will meet the other fieldwork and practicum requirements during the Practice Experience of the GCPD.  How to arrange a fieldwork project.

Past Projects

  • Incorporating Food Systems Topics and Pedagogy into Undergraduate Curriculum; Annie Bradshaw, 2017
  • Increasing Access to CSA’s in Lower-Income King County Communities” – Healthy Eating and Active Living, Public Health- Seattle & King County; Liz Gore, 2017
  • Development and Promotion of “Food of the Week” Nutrition and Recipe Posts for the Downtown YMCA; Leilah Korbines, 2017
  • Recipe Development for the Ballard Food Bank; Britt Myer, 2017
  • Development of a Nutrition-Focused Cookbook for Participants of Tilth Alliance Youth Garden Works; Courtney Schupp, 2017
  • Cognitive interviews to pilot test the 2018 Washington State Survey of Nutrition and Physical Activity in Child Care; Tracey Tran, 2017
  • Increasing Consumption of Fresh Produce in Food Bank Patrons; Sophia Wang, 2017
  • Simplified PKU Diet: Is it Right for You?; Greg Wisont, 2017
  • Development of Nutrition and Eating Disorder Resources/Handouts for University of Washington Sororities; Natalie Zimmer, 2017
  • Peer-to-Peer Promotion of Farmers Markets for Low-Income Shoppers Programs: A Review of Current Programming Nationwide, Gaelen Ritter, 2016
  • Resource Development for PKU Formulas, Kimberly Polacek Ortiz, 2016, UW Center on Human Development and Disability
  • Menu Planning Project, Monica Lazarus, 2016, Pioneer Human Services
  • Comparative Analysis of Revised Senior Nutrition Program Standards and the Meals on Wheels Program, Julian Whitford, 2016, Meals on Wheels Program at Sound Generations
  • Yoga, Whole Grains, and Fighting Inflammation with Food: Promoting Wellness at UW, Cathy Huang, 2016, The Whole U
  • Food $ense Kid’s Passport Program – Bringing Nutrition Education to Kids at the Renton Farmers Market, Amanda Spoden, 2016, Food $ense Program – WSU Exension
  • Barriers and Opportunities to Expanding the Summer Food Service Program in King County, Lauren Mozer, 2016, City of Seattle
  • Nutrition Education Activities in SANCA Summer Camp, Lauren Rice, 2016, Food $ense Program – WSU Extension
  • Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Cooking Class Series among Tukwila Community Members, Sarah Craven, 2016, Tukwila Parks and Recreation
  • A Technical Assistance Needs Assessment to Increase Access to Healthy Foods in Washington Food Banks and Pantries, Christine Benson, 2016, Washington State DOH – Healthy Eating Active Living Division
  • King County Menu Labeling Report, Kayla Bell, 2015, Healthy Eating and Active Living Program at Public Health Seattle King County
  • Educational Materials for Horizon Elementary School Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Snacks, Danielle Hamilton, 2015, Food $ense Program- WSU Snohomish County Extension
  • Washington State DOH Healthy Nutrition Guidelines – A Qualitative Evaluation of Cafeteria Operator Perspectives, Shelly Johnston, 2015, UW Center for Public Health Nutrition
  • Curriculum Development for a Culinary Nutrition Science (NUTR 241) Undergraduate Class, Toi Sennhauser, 2015, UW Nutritional Sciences Program
  • VideoVoice: Highlighting Food $ense Programs at Renton Farmers Market and Compass Housing Alliance, Tori Sorenson, 2015, Food $ense Program – WSU King County Extension
  • Mapping Youth Cooking- and Garden-Based Nutrition Education Programs in Central and South Seattle, Lisa Woo, 2015, FEEST (Food Empowerment Education Sustainability Team)
  • Assessing the Current State of Food Production in Washington State, Jamie Bachaus, 2014, Washington State Food Systems Roundtable
  • Food Processor Toolkit, Oregon Harvest for Schools and Taste Washington Day, Nora Downs, 2014, Washington State Department of Agriculture, Farm to School Program
  • Provide recommendations to PHSKC around Healthy School Zone policies, Lisa Eberly, 2014, Public Health – Seattle & King County
  • Asset mapping of the breastfeeding resources existing by county, Alessandra DeMarchis, 2014, Within Reach
  • Conduct a gap analysis and  asset analysis to one specific area of the food supply chain, Katherine Getts, 2014, Washington State Food Systems Roundtable
  • Conduct a gap analysis and  asset analysis to one specific area of the food supply chain, Jamie Bachaus, 2014, Washington State Food Systems Roundtable
  • Conduct a gap analysis and  asset analysis to one specific area of the food supply chain, Jessica Jew, 2014, Washington State Food Systems Roundtable
  • Farm to Preschool Toolkit, Elizabeth Hulbrock, 2014, Washington State Department of Agriculture
  • The top five voluntary measures that PHSKC could encourage the restaurant industry to implement regarding kid’s meals, Doris Chung, 2013, Public Health – Seattle & King County
  • Recipe development of the Hearthstone, a continued care retirement community; Cara Davis, 2013, Hearthstone Retirement Center
  • Franklin High School Basketball’s Guide to Nutrition and Fitness, Isabel Kanholm, 2013, Franklin High School, Seattle, WA
  • School wellness policy surveillance – King County, Alexandra Kaufman, 2013, Public Health – Seattle & King County
  • NYC large soda ban policy – Overview and recommendations for PHSKC, Maia Kurnik, 2013, Public Health Seattle King County
  • Process evaluation report: City of Seattle implementation of King County healthy vending guidelines, Jonae Perez, 2013, Public Health – Seattle & King County
  • North Helpline Food Bank cooking demonstrations, Elizabeth Aong, 2012, North Helpline Food Bank (Lake City, WA)
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS): Development of a patient education brochure for University of Washington Medical Center, Carrie Dennett, 2012, University of Washington Medical Center
  • Evaluation of the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program in Skagit County, Emily Faeber, 2012, WIC Skagit County
  • Development of Abstractor Training Materials for the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Mya Kwon, 2012, USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Whole Foods Curriculum Designed for School Food Service Staff, Kimberly McLaury, 2012, Public Health – Seattle & King County
  • Designing an allergy-free food package for the Emergency Feeding Backpack Program, Zhongyuan Liu, 2012, Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle & King County
  • Planning EBT Farmers Market Bonus Program, Krista Ulatowski, 2012, Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance
  • Curriculum development for community kitchens, Elisabet Eppes, 2012, Seattle Tilth
  • Identifying child care obesity prevention practices and policies, Shelly Najjar, 2012, Center for Public Health Nutrition (CPHN)
  • Assessing the feasibility of beginning a WIC breastfeeding drop-in support group, Juli Louttit, 2012, Skagit County Community Action Agency
  • Development of a nutrition education resource board at the food bank, Diana Reid, 2012, Hunger Intervention Program
  • Appraising the needs of Somali food bank clients, Sarah Shimer, 2012, Solid Ground
  • Developing resources for East African food bank clients, Elisabet Eppes, 2012, Solid Ground
  • Healthy shopping visual grocery store tour for refugees, Sepideh Dibay Moghadam, 2012, International Rescue Committee
  • Designing a poster on food preferences for cultural groups in the Puget Sound Region & Designing a handout listing food drive donation guidelines, Richard Lau, 2012, Food Lifeline
  • Evaluation of feeding and nutrition services for children with special health care needs, Angela Tam, 2011, UW CHDD
  • Designing culturally appropriate diabetic menus, Richard Lau, 2011, UW Medical Center Roosevelt Clinic
  • Piloting emergency feeding backpack program for elementary students, Dara Kimmell, 2011, Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle & King County
  • Developing a brochure about nutrition’s impact on fertility, Lola Stronach, 2011, UW Medical Center Roosevelt Clinic
  • Developing a booklet on nutrition during pregnancy, Sarah Shimer, 2011, UW Medical Center Roosevelt Clinic
  • Assessing fruit and vegetable preferences in school aged children, Katie Potestio, 2011, Farm to School
  • Assessment of the cost of food items in the CPHN Seattle Food Basket, Casey Wilson, 2011, Center for Public Health Nutrition (CPHN)
  • Literature review of point of purchase consumer information for food in work and school, Cynthia Spencer, 2011, University of Washington
  • Creation of culturally appropriate, accessible and nutritious Emergency Feeding Program grocery bags, Julianne Williams, 2010, Emergency Feeding Program (EFP) of Seattle and King County
  • Supporting community kitchen’s programming, Joyce Chen & Kate Murphy, 2010, Community Kitchens Northwest
  • Revising the Asian food bag for the Emergency Feeding Program, Jennifer Ross, 2010, Emergency Feeding Services, Seattle, WA
  • Fruit and vegetable education & promotion for WIC clients at farmers markets, Kara Breymeyer, 2010, Columbia City WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program
  • Policy analysis of nutritional standards for institutional purchasing of food by state government, Russell Owen, 2010, Washington State Coalition for Childhood Obesity
  • Report for stakeholders on CDC- DNPAO funded Peer-to-Peer Mentoring, Yvette Fierce, 2010, UW Center for Public Health Nutrition
  • Quality improvement assessment for inpatient and outpatient diabetes patients undergoing surgery, Casey Wilson, 2010, Harborview Medical Center