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Research Day

Second Annual Stempel College Research Day - Spring 2020

FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work is pleased to host the college’s second annual Research Day on Friday, February 14, 2020. The Stempel College Research Day is a half-day event that will showcase our students’ efforts and engagement in research. The first part of the morning will include oral presentations by doctoral students in dietetics, public health, and social welfare. The second part will include a poster session during which students and post-docs will have an opportunity to present their research to the college and campus community. This event is open to the public.Attend Research Day! RSVP here.

Research Day Book of Abstracts

  • Research Day Agenda

    Date: Friday, February 14, 2020
    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Location: MMC Campus, College of Business Complex (CBC), room 232
    RSVP:http://go.fiu.edu/stempelresearchday2020

    Agenda

    8:30 a.m.

    Check-in/Registration and Breakfast, CBC 232

    9:00 a.m.

    Welcome Remarks

    9:15 a.m.

    Oral Presentation Session I

    10:30 a.m.

    Oral Presentation Session II

    11:45 a.m.

    Poster Presentations Begin

    Noon

    Announcement of Winners & Lunch

    1:00 p.m.

    End of Program

  • Oral Session Presentations

    Session I

    Title: Individualized Treatments for Children with Relapsed/Refractory Cancers by Ex Vivo Drug Screening and Mutation Profiling

    Presenter: Cristina M. Andrade-Feraud, Ph.D. student in Public Health –Environmental Toxicology

    Additional Authors: Arlet Acanda De La Rocha, Vanessa Berrios, Daria Salyakina, Cima Saghira, Maggie Fader, Ileana Soto, Michelin Janvier, Ziad Khatib, Haneen Abdela, Tomas R. Guilarte and Diana J. Azzam

    Title: Identifying Predictors of Parents and Children’s Participation and Barriers in Randomized Clinical Trials.

    Presenter: Priscilla Clayton, Ph.D. student in Dietetics and Nutrition

    Additional Authors: Dr. Cristina Palacios

    Title: Distribution and temporal trend in time from HIV infection to diagnosis among MSM: evidence from a systematic review

    Presenter: Semiu Gbadamosi, Ph.D. student in Public Health- Epidemiology

    Additional Authors: Diana M. Sheehan, Rahel Dawit, Rime Jebai, Mary Jo Trepka

    Title: Assessment of remediation of arsenic from water through measuring environmental stressor transcriptomic gene signatures.

    Presenter: Juan Morales, Ph.D. student in Public Health – Environmental Toxicology

    Additional Authors: Leonel Lagos Ph. D., Alok Deoraj Ph. D., Quentin Felty Ph. D., Deodutta Roy Ph. D.

    Title: Effect of 4000 IU vitamin D3 supplements on Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) among adults with Type 2 Diabetes and hypovitaminosis D

    Presenter: Justina S. Owusu, Ph.D. student in Dietetics and Nutrition

    Additional Authors: Huffman, Fatma, Liuzzi, Juan, Li, Tan, and Narayanan, Vijaya

    Session II

    Title: Evaluating a postsecondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities: Leveraging the parent perspective

    Presenter: Rumi Agarwal, Ph.D. student in Public Health – Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (HPDP)

    Additional Authors: Laura Heron & Dr. Shanna L. Burke

    Title: Natural Course of Nicotine Dependence Among Adolescent Waterpipe And Cigarette Smokers

    Presenter: Mohammad Ebrahimi Kalan, Ph.D. student in Public Health- Epidemiology

    Additional Authors: Mohammad Ebrahimi Kalan, M.S., Raed Behaleh, Ph.D., Joseph R. DiFranza, M.D., Zoran Bursac, Ph.D., Ziyad Ben Taleb, Ph.D., Malak Tleis, Ph.D., Taghrid Asfar, M.D., Rima Akashi, Ph.D., Kenneth D Ward, Ph.D., Thomas Eissenberg, Ph.D., Wasim Maziak, M.D., Ph.D.

    Title: “Women, whores, and witches:” An Archival Research Study on Sex Work, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Public Health in the Late 20th Century

    Presenter: Shaina Johnson, Ph.D. student in Public Health- Health Disparities

    Additional Authors: William W. Darrow

    Title: Internal bodily signals and eating behaviors in college students

    Presenter: Padideh Lovan, Ph.D. student in Dietetics and Nutrition

    Additional Authors: Dr. Catherine Coccia

    Title: The Effectiveness of Group Interventions for Trauma among Refugee and Immigrant Children: A Systematic Review

    Presenter: Maryam Rafieifar, Ph.D. student in Social Welfare

    Additional Authors: Mark Macgowan, Miriam Potocky

  • Poster Session Presentations

    Title: Mentoring Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Evaluation of Role-Specific Workshops for Mentors and Mentees

    Presenter: Rumi Agarwal, Ph.D. student in Public Health- Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (HPDP)

    Additional Authors: Laura Heron, Mitra Naseh & Dr. Shanna L. Burke

    Title: Enacted HIV-related stigma’s association with antiretroviral therapy adherence & viral suppression among people living with HIV (PLWH) in Florida

    Presenter: Angel Algarin, Ph.D. student in Public Health- Epidemiology

    Additional Authors: Angel B Algarin, Diana M. Sheehan, Nelson Varas-Diaz, Kristopher P Fennie, Zhi Zhou, Emma C Spencer, Robert L Cook, Jamie P Morano, Gladys E Ibanez

    Title: Bioinformatics Approaches Implicate POP Exposures with Common Transcription Pathways in Prostate & Breast Carcinogenesis

    Presenter: Diaaidden Alwadi, Ph.D. student in Public Health-Environmental Toxicology

    Additional Authors: Dr. Alok Deoraj

    Title: A Pediatric Nutrition Web Application for Health Professionals to Prevent Early Childhood Obesity

    Presenter: Jennifer A. Bolton,, Ph.D. student in Dietetics and Nutrition

    Additional Authors: Cristina Palacios, PhD, MS

    Title: Factors associated with opioid use disorder and comorbid HIV infection at hospitalizations of pregnant women in the United States

    Presenter: Sikeade Caleb-Adepoju, Ph.D. student in Public Health- Epidemiology

    Additional Authors: Semiu O. Gbadamosi, Nnaemeka E. Onyeakusi, Boubakari Ibrahimou

    Title: Patterns of Consistent Retention in HIV Care and Viral Suppression among Cis-Gender Women Living with HIV in Florida, 2014-2017: A latent class analysis

    Presenter: Rahel Dawit, Ph.D. student in Public Health-Epidemiology

    Additional Authors: D.M. Sheehan; S.O. Gbadamosi; K.P. Fennie; D. Curtolo; L. Maddox; E.C. Spencer; M.J. Trepka

    Title: The Family Meal Project: Assessing the Relationship between Family Priorities and Routines to their Child’s Eating Preferences

    Presenter: Shante Earle-Jeune, Ph.D. student in Dietetics and Nutrition

    Additional Authors: Hamil C, Frazier S, Coccia C.

    Title: Predictors of Asian Indian Fathers’ Perceived Role during Child Mealtimes

    Presenter: Priya Krishnakumar, Ph.D. student in Dietetics and Nutrition

    Additional Authors: Catherine Coccia, PhD, RD

    Title: An Audit of Vending Machines at a Large Hispanic Serving University in South Florida; evaluating content and efficacy of contract stipulations to improve healthy options

    Presenter: Christie Leanne Kirchoff, Ph.D. student in Public Health- Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (HPP)

    Additional Authors: Cristina Palacios

    Title: Effects of a nutrition education program on food insecure college students

    Presenter: Alison Matthysse-Macchi, Ph.D. student in Dietetics and Nutrition

    Title: Novel ID3 Regulatory Gene Networks Contributing to Brain Vascular Disease

    Presenter: Christian Perez, Ph.D. student in Public Health- Environmental Toxicology

    Additional Authors: Quentin Felty, Changwon Yoo

    Title: Women empowerment and its impact on maternal healthcare utilization in Pakistan

    Presenter: Aamna Qamar, Ph.D. student in Public Health- Health System Research

    Title: SLC39A14 knock-out mice – a genetic model to understand manganese induced Parkinsonism.

    Presenter: Alexander Rodichkin, Ph.D. student in Public Health- Brain, Behavior & the Environment

    Additional Authors: Jennifer L. McGlothan, Deborah R. Brooks, Ana G. Sanchez, Tomas R. Guilarte.

    Title: Lead and DDT additively increase the levels of amyloid precursor protein in hippocampal HT22 cells

    Presenter: Ferass M Sammoura, Ph.D. student in Public Health- Brain, Behavior & the Environment

    Additional Authors: Aseel Eid, Jason R Richardson

    Title: Two separate populations of medial prefrontal cortex cells project to nucleus reuniens and perirhinal cortex in support of different memory retrieval strategies

    Presenter: Maximilian Schlecht, Ph.D. student in Psychology

    Additional Authors: Maanasa Jayachandran, Stephanie B. Linley, Stephen V. Mahler, Robert P. Vertes, Timothy A. Allen

    Title: Food Insecurity Is Associated with Cognitive Impairment in the Miami Adult Studies on HIV (MASH) Cohort

    Presenter: Javier A. Tamargo, Ph.D. student in Dietetics and Nutrition

    Additional Authors: Sabrina Sales Martinez, Adriana Campa, Marianna K. Baum

    Title: Inequity in HPV Vaccine Initiation and Completion in Latino Adolescents: Examining Usual Source of Care and Age Group

    Presenter: Tanjila Taskin, Ph.D. Student in Public Health- Epidemiology

    Additional Authors: Angelica M. Roncancio, PhD.

    Title: The Association of Changes in Local Health Department Expenditures in the United States with Changes in State-Level Population Health Outcomes, 2005-2016

    Presenter: Nancy S. Vazquez, Ph.D. Student in Public Health- Health System Research

    Additional Authors: Nancy S. Vazquez, MPA; Timothy F. Page, Ph.D.

    Title: Addressing Health Disparities among Recent Latino Immigrants Using a Syndemic Approach

    Presenter: Vicky. Vazquez, Ph.D. Student in Public Health- Health Disparities

    Title: Drp1 inhibition attenuates autophagy impairment induced by alpha-synuclein and neurotoxicants

    Presenter: Rebecca Zhangqiuzi Fan.

    Additional Authors: Carolina Sportelli, Min Guo, Jennifer Pinnell, Kim Tieu

Stempel College Research Day - Spring 2019

FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work is pleased to host the college’s first-ever Research Day on Friday, February 15, 2019. The Stempel College Research Day is a half-day event that will showcase our students’ efforts and engagement in research. The first part of the morning will include a 3MT – Three Minute Thesis – competition among doctoral students who have been nominated by their units. The second part will include a poster session during which students will have an opportunity to present their research to the college and campus community. This event is open to the public.

Research Day 2019 Book of Abstracts

  • Stempel College Research Day 2019 Agenda

    Stempel College Research Day Agenda

    Date: Friday, February 15, 2019

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon

    Location: MMC Campus, College of Business Complex (CBC), room 232

    RSVP: https://go.fiu.edu/stempelresearchday2019

    Stempel College Research Day Agenda

    Agenda

    9:00 a.m.

    Check-in/Registration

    9:30 a.m.

    Dean’s Welcome Remarks

    10:00 a.m.

    3MT Competition Begins

    10:45 a.m.

    15-minute break

    11:00 a.m.

    Poster Presentations

    11:45 p.m.

    Announcement of 3MT Winners

    Noon

    End of Program and Lunch

    3MT – Three -Minute Thesis Competition Presentations

    Angel Algarin

    Program: Ph.D. in Public Health – Epidemiology

    Title: The effect of stigma on HIV health outcomes and prevention

    Wissam Al Khoury

    Program: Ph.D. in Public Health – Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

    Title: Generation Net: Exploring Internet Usage and Its Association with Academic Performance, Mental Health, and Sleep Habits Amongst College Students

    Alhanoof Alohaly

    Program: PhD in Dietetics and Nutrition

    Title: The Effect of Nutritional Supplementation on Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress and Inflammation Among PLWH

    Janet Diaz-Martinez

    Program: Ph.D. in Dietetics and Nutrition

    Title: Novel Marker of Inflammation and its Association with Dietary Intake and Nutritional Status in Hemodialysis Patients

    Mitra Naseh

    Program: Ph.D. in Social Welfare

    Title: Assessing Refugee Poverty Using Capabilities Versus Commodities

    Olatokunbo Osibogun

    Program: Ph.D. in Public Health – Epidemiology

    Title: Poly-tobacco use among youth and adults in the United States

    Daisy Ramirez-Ortiz

    Program: Ph.D. in Public Health – Epidemiology

    Title: Predictors of HIV Testing Among Latino Young Adults

    Alexander Rodichikin

    Program: Ph.D. in Public Health – Environmental Health Sciences

    Title: SLC39A14 Knockout Mice: A Genetic Model to Understand Manganese-Induced Neurotoxicology

    Alicia Sneij

    Program: Ph.D. in Dietetics and Nutrition

    Title: The Effectiveness of a 6-Month Nutrition Intervention Targeting Prediabetes in Prediabetic People Living with HIV (PLWH)

    Javier Tamargo

    Program: Ph.D. in Dietetics and Nutrition

    Title: Cocaethylene and Obesity in the Miami Adult Studies in HIV (MASH) Cohort

    Michelle Thompson

    Program: Ph.D. in Social Welfare

    Title: Microaggressions and mosquitoes!They’re everywhere! And they impact psychological well-being

  • Poster Session 2019 Presentations

    Title: Validated tools measuring stress and anxiety in parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A systematic review

    Presenter: Rumi Agarwal, Ph.D. student in Public Health – Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

    Additional Authors: M. Sanchez, P. Madhivanan, S. Burke and E. Bastida

    Title: Use of Restaurant Nutrition Information and Hyperlipidemia Among U.S. Adults Based on NHANES 2013-2014 Data

    Presenter: Katherine Alonso, MS student in Dietetics and Nutrition

    Additional Authors: Vanessa Martin, Cristina Palacios

    Title: Interactions of Historical Trauma on Chronic Disease and Reproductive Cancers

    Presenter: Cassandra Coriolan, Master of Public Health (MPH) student in Epidemiology

    Additional Authors:

    Title: HIV Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs among rural pregnant women in Rural Mysore, India

    Presenter: Sandra Kiplagat, Ph.D. student in Public Health – Epidemiology

    Additional Authors: Makella Coudray, Karl Krupp, Vijaya Srinivas, Poornima Jayakrishna, Kavitha Ravi, Purnima Madhivanan

    Title: Will providing patients with hand sanitizing wipes have a greater effect on hand hygiene practices than educating staff?

    Presenter: Yanet Manresa, Master of Public Health (MPH) student in Epidemiology

    Additional Authors:

    Title: Heavy metal and radionuclide surface water modeling combining hydrodynamic and agent-based analysis using DHI-MIKE SHE, MIKE 11, and ECOLab

    Presenter: Juan Morales, Ph.D. student in Public Health – Environmental Toxicology

    Additional Authors: A. Deoraj, D. Roy, L. Lagos, A. Lawrence

    Title: Cultural Adaptations in Psychosocial Interventions for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among Refugees: A Systematic Review

    Presenter: Mitra Naseh, Ph.D. student in Social Welfare

    Additional Authors: Miriam Potocky, Paul H. Stuart, Sara Pezeshk

    Title: CSF1R is induced in Parkinson’s disease and pharmacological inhibition with GW2580 protects in an MPTP model of PD

    Presenter: Matthew Neal, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

    Additional Authors: Alexa Boyle, Gelareh Alam, Eric Beier, Sheila Fleming, Long-jun Wu, Jason R. Richardson

    Title: Intentional firearm mortality in children and adolescents, United States, 1999-2016: Impact of state legislation, and access to mental health and specialized pediatric trauma care

    Presenter: Etinosa Oghogho, Ph.D. student in Public Health – Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

    Additional Authors: Consuelo M. Beck-Sague

    Title: Urinary Paraben Concentrations and Its Association with Serum TriglycerideConcentrations in 2013-2014 NHANES Participants

    Presenter: Rebecca Pazos, MS student in Dietetics and Nutrition

    Additional Authors: Cristina Palacios; Adriana Campa

    Title: Development and Pilot Testing of the Snackability Smartphone Application to Identify Healthy and Unhealthy Snacks

    Presenter: Lukkamol Prapkee, Ph.D. student in Dietetics and Nutrition

    Additional Authors: Cristina Palacios, Masoud Sadjadi, Fatma Huffman.

    Title: Community Reintegration and Health Outcomes of Youth Offenders: Research, Policy & Service Programs

    Presenter: Michelle Ann Rhoden, Ph.D. student in Social Welfare

    Additional Authors: Hui Huang, Mark Macgowan

    Title: Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) as a Predictor of Fatty Liver in HIV infected adults from the Miami Adult Studies on HIV (MASH) cohort

    Presenter: Colby Teeman, Ph.D. student in Dietetics and Nutrition

    Additional Authors: Yongjun Huang, Qingyun Liu, Jacqueline S. Hernandez, Javier A. Tamargo, Jupshy Jasmin, Leslie Seminario, Priscilla Clayton, Gustavo Zarini, Sabrina S. Martinez, Adriana Campa, Joseph Piperato, Marianna K. Baum