Research Day

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.

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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

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 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

 

TitleCSF1R 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 Triglyceride Concentrations 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