Celebration of Scholarship

Congratulations 

Congratulations to the 22 students who submitted their research posters for review. We celebrate your perseverance and commitment to research excellence. May you continue pursuing your research interests for the benefit of society and your discipline. 

Please share photos of yourself with your poster by sending to CHHSComm@gmu.edu and posting to social media (#MasonCHHS and #MasonResearch). By submitting your photos, you are granting permission to publicly share information regarding your coursework at Mason on social media.

Mitigating Healthcare Burnout
Peter Bizon, RN, BSN, MBA; Dr. Ana Stoehr, PhD
Committee: LTC Louis ‘Trip’ Magyar, DNP; MAJ Kristina Kruse, DNP; Deborah Loff-Like, Paramedic Instructor; Kathleen Deal, Paramedic Instructor
School of Nursing
Contact: Dr. Ana Stoehr

Single Parents in Academia: Evaluating the Barriers They Face
Aja Brown, Aryana Miller, Allison Rivera, Tabitha Kleehammer, Nadia Negash
Department of Social Work

Anxiety/Depression among Children with Asthma
Naren Durbha, M.S. Health Informatics
Mentor: Yiota Kitsantas, Ph.D
Department of Health Administration and Policy
Contact: Dr. Yiota Kitsantas

Changes in Children’s Nutrition Post-Participation in Vidas Activas y Familias Saludables (VALÉ), a Pediatric Weight Management Program for Latino Families
Kelly Garcia(1), MPH candidate, Daisy Posada(2), MPH, Margaret T. Jones(3), PhD, Robyn Mehlenbeck(4), PhD, ABPP, Sina Gallo(2), PhD, MSc, RD
(1) Department of Global and Community Health, (2) Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, (3) Division of Health and Human Performance, (4) Department of Psychology
Contact: Kelly Garcia

Keep the Elderly Safe and STEADI by Early Falls Risk Screening and Intervention Using the Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, & Injuries (STEADI) Toolkit: A Quality Improvement Project
Simranjit K. Gulati, BSN, RN, FNP-DNP Candidate; Project Chair: Cathleen Scully, DNP, AGNP-BC, PMP
Committee Members: Navdeep Mathur ,MD, MPH, FACP and Imelda Cojo, FNP-C
School of Nursing
Contact: Dr. Cathleen Scully

Associations between Period Poverty and Depression among College-aged Women
Alzahra Hamidaddin(1); Lauren F. Cardoso(2), MSW; Anna M. Scolese(1), MPH, Jhumka Gupta(1), ScD, MPH
(1) Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University, (2) School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania
Contact: Dr. Jhumka Gupta

A Quality Improvement Plan for Integrating Behavioral Health into the Management of Chronic Pain
Renee Hart, MSN/Ed, RN-BC, Doctor of Nursing Practice Candidate
Rebecca Sutter, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
School of Nursing
Contact: Dr. Rebecca Sutter

A Quality Improvement Project to Increase Medication Adherence and To Improve Health Literacy in Chronic Care Patients by Leveraging Electronic Media
Geetanjali Jain, DNP-FNP candidate; Dr. Caroline Sutter, DNP-BC , Project Chair
School of Nursing
Contact: Dr. Caroline Sutter

Examining the Effect of Screen-Time on Overweight/Obesity among Children Ages 6-17 Years Old
Lina Kasaitis, B.A., Alyssa Pham B.S., Debora Vito Vittorio, RN BSN
Department of Health Administration and Policy

Leveraging Personal Exposure Data with Ambient Air Monitoring Data to Estimate Traffic-Related Air Pollution in the DC Metro Area
Karlin Moore, Anna Z. Pollack, Jenna R. Krall
Department of Global and Community Health
Contact: Dr. Anna Pollack

Increasing Health Literacy of Advance Care Planning by Utilization of a Clinician Communication Toolkit
Laurie Navarrete, BSN, RN, CCRN, DNP Candidate
Committee: Cathleen Scully, DNP, APRN, AGNP-BC; Cheryl Oetjen, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC; Caroline Sutter, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
School of Nursing
Contact: Dr. Cathleen Scully

Preparing Undergraduate Nurses to Practice to the Full Extent of their Education and Training: An Evidence-Based Curriculum Enhancement Plan
Gracia North, RN, BSN, DNP Candidate
Committee: Tanya Haas, DNP, MSN, RN; Rebecca Sutter, DNP, APRN, BC-FNP
School of Nursing
Contact: Dr. Tanya Haas

Creating a Comprehensive Women’s Reproductive Health Program in the Primary Care Setting
Cheryl Oetjen, DNP; Kate Endres, DNP Candidate; Grace Thapa,DNP
School of Nursing
Contact: Kate Endres

The Financial Benefits of DACA and the Negative Effects of its Termination
Tania Paiz, Barbara Araya, Yehoshua Orozco, Michelle Quach
Department of Social Work

The Upstream and Downstream Use of Probiotics: A Targeted Learning Program to Increase Evidence-based Use of Probiotics in Primary Care
Vaibhavi Patel, BSN, RN, DNP student
Project Chair: Dr. Cheryl Oetjen, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
School of Nursing
Contact: Dr. Cheryl Oetjen

Overground Locomotor Training In Parkinson's Disease: Effects On Walking Economy And Performance Fatigability
Andrew E. Pechstein, Kerry B. Rosen, Randy Jamil Pugh, Lobna S. Elsarafy, Emily M. Leonard, Clint J. Wutzke, Randall E. Keyser, Andrew A. Guccione.
Department of Rehabilitation Science
Contact: Dr. Clint Wutzke

A Comparative Study on Treatment Outcomes of Equine Psychotherapy and Traditional Talk Therapy
Rachael Price, Haley Cackett, Kerry Woolford, Chelsea Deeg, & Megumi Inoue, PhD
Department of Social Work
Contact: Rachael Price

Rheumatologic Autoimmune Disease Patients Associated with Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease
Timnit Sisay(1), Azza Karrar(2), Jillian Price(2), Patrick Austin(2), Carey Escheick(2), Lynn Gerber(1,2), Zobair Yonoussi(2)
(1) George Mason University, (2) Beatty Liver and Obesity Research Program, INOVA Fairfax
Contact: Dr. Lynn Gerber

Identification and Navigation of High Risk Children to Systems of Support: A Quality Improvement Project
Reyna St. Germain, MSN/Ed, RN, Doctor of Nursing Practice Candidate
Committee: Caroline Sutter, DNP, APRN, FNP BC; Shanti Lloyd, DNP, APRN, FNP BC
School of Nursing
Contact: Dr. Carrie Sutter

Screening for Anxiety in School Aged Children in Primary Care
Alissa Wong, BSN, RN, DNP Student
Chair: Dr. Shanti Lloyd, DNP, FNP-BC
School of Nursing
Contact: Alissa Wong

The Effect of Attendance on Anthropometric Outcomes of Children Completing Vidas Activas y Familias Saludables (VALÉ), a Pediatric Weight Management Program for Latino Families
Evelyn Zavala(1), MPH candidate; Daisy Posada(2), MPH; Margaret T. Jones(3), PhD; Robyn Mehlenbeck(4), PhD, ABPP; Sina Gallo(2), PhD, MSc, RD
(1) Department of Global and Community Health, (2) Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, (3) Division of Health and Human Performance, (4) Department of Psychology
Contact: Dr. Sina Gallo

The Impact of Preparation & School Shooting on Students' Well-being
Yamila Zurita, Cindy Aldana, Jessica Vandy, Tammy Tran
Department of Social Work
Contact: Evelyn Zavala