Celebration of Scholarship

Celebration of Student Scholarship 

Congratulations to the 2022 Winners

Undergraduate winners

Examining the Barriers that Inhibit Youth From Receiving Mental Health Services
Jaci Anderson, Ashly Rubio, Eileen Dao, Noelle Ha
Department of Social Work
Contact: Daniel Freedman

HPV Awareness Survey
Aamna Sohail, Hanson Addo, Ishika Ahmed, Maha Hassan, and Adriana Vanegas
Department of Global and Community Health
Contact: Michelle S. Williams

Message Testing Interview
Adriana Vanegas, Aamna Sohail, Ishika Ahmed, Hanson Addo, Maha Hassan
Department of Global and Community Health
Contact: Michelle S. Williams

Master's winners

Social Support as a Mediator between Severe Abuse and Suicidality in Male Victims of Intimate Partner Violence
Grace Anderson, Julia Taylor
Department of Social Work
Contact: Denise Hines

Evaluating the Inaugural Year of the CAP-BH program from the voices of participants
Julia Flum, Saowbia Rahman
Department of Social Work
Contact: Denise Hines

Amino Acids, B Vitamins, and Choline May Independently and Collaboratively Influence Autism Spectrum Disorder
Laurel Jennings
Department of Nutrition and Food Studies
Contact: Raedeh Basiri

Male Victims of Intimate Partner Violence: Interactions Between Race and Help-Seeking from Law Enforcement
Julia Taylor, Grace Anderson, Victoria Iveljic, Jacquelyn Bruns
Department of Social Work
Contact: Denise Hines

Doctoral winners

Dynamic Postural Stability Among People With Parkinson’s Disease Following Performance-Based Overground Locomotor Training
R. Jamil Pugh, Andrew E. Pechstein, Clinton J. Wutzke, Kerry B. Rosen, Lobna S. Elsarafy, Emily Kestle, Andrew A. Guccione
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Contact: Andrew Guccione

The Effects of an Online Movement and Cognitive Dual Task Training Program for Community-Based Adults and Older Adults on Executive Function: A Pilot Study
Lobna Elsarafy, Emily Kestle, Julie D Ries, Leah M. Adams, Hua Min,  Andrew A. Guccione
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Contact: Andrew Guccione

Walking Gait Propulsive Force in Ambulatory Patients with Parkinson’s Disease
Thomas A. Corfman, Andrew E. Pechstein, R Jamil Pugh, Dan Ding, Michael Huang, Kerry B. Rosen, Lobna S. Elsarafy, Emily M. Leonard, Andrew A. Guccione
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Contact: Andrew Guccione

 

Thank You to All 2022 Celebration of Student Scholarship Participants

Congratulations to all the 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. 

Students, you may 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.

Testis Growth and Relative Size from Birth to 6 Months in the Infant Feeding and Early Development Study
Thomas Amabile, Helen B Chin, Andrea Kelly, Walter J Rogan, David M Umbach
Department of Global and Community Health
Contact: Helen Chin

Understanding the Impact of College Food Pantries on Students who are Food Insecure
Vanessa Arias, Tom Vo, Veronica Arroyo, Elsy Lopez, Jessica Noblecia Gonzalez
Department of Social Work
Contact: Daniel Freedman

Medication-Assisted Treatment 24-hour Waiver Training for Opioid Use Disorder: Lessons Learned from a Nursing School Experience
Krista Beran, Cheryl Oetjen, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC; Megan Harvey, DNP, FNP-BC, BSN, RN; Myriame Zamilus-Osabu, BSN, RN-BC; Kyeung Mi Oh, PhD, MSN, RN
School of Nursing
Contact: Kyeung Mi Oh

Predictors of firearm purchasing during the coronavirus pandemic in the United States: A cross-sectional study
Laura Henderson; Amira A. Roess, PhD; Laura F. Henderson; Leah Adams, PhD; Keith Renshaw, PhD Department of Global and Community Health
Contact: Amira Roess

Improving employee health for cardiovascular and metabolic conditions: A systematic review of weight-management outcomes
Carolyn Faith Hoffman, MPH; Debora Goldberg, PhD, MBA, MHA; J. Mary Louise Pomeroy, MPH; Kathleen Butler, MLS; and Ali A. Weinstein, PhD
Department of Health Administration and Policy
Contact: Debora Goldberg

Exploring Disability as a Driver of Child Marriage and Intimate Partner Violence in Four Fragile States: A Multi-country Analysis
Samantha Kanselaar, Cheyu Zhang, Jaffer Zaidi, Jhumka Gupta
Department of Global and Community Health
Contact: Jhumka Gupta

The Impact of an Online Movement Training Program for Community- Based Adults and Older Adults on Balance, Physical Activity, Self-Efficacy and Resilience
Emily Kestle, Andrew Guccione, PT, Ph.D., DPT; Rosemary Higgins, MD; Julie Ries, PT, Ph.D.; Margaret Jones, Ph.D.; Hua Min, Ph.D.; Lobna Elsarafy, PT, Ph.D. candidate
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Contact: Andrew Guccione

Factors Associated with Professional Mental Help-Seeking Among U.S. Immigrants: A Systematic Review
Mona Mohammadifirouzeh, Kyeung Mi Oh, Iccha Basnyat, Gilbert Gimm
School of Nursing
Contact: Kyeung Mi Oh

Exploring Communication Apprehension in Nursing and Healthcare Education: A Systematic Review
Shannon Schulenberg, Kyeung M Oh, PhD, MSN, RN
School of Nursing
Contact: Kyeung Mi Oh

A Culturally Tailored Social Media-based Intervention to Improve Caregiving Skills and Reduce Psychosocial Stress for Chinese American Caregivers of Alzheimer’s Diseases
Kang Shen, Y. Alicia Hong, PhD, Kate Lu, LCSW, Hsiaoyin Chen, LMSW, Van Ta Park (UCSF), Haera Han, PhD (JHU)
Department of Health Administration and Policy
Contact: Y. Alicia Hong

The Influence of Online Patient-Provider Communication on Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Comparison Between Non-Hispanic Black and White American Males
Stacey Steves, Kyeung M. Oh, PhD, MSN, RN
School of Nursing
Contact: Kyeung Mi Oh

Strategies for Adapting an Evidence-Based Breast Cancer Intervention During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Precious Ugwu; Sheila Y. McKinney, Ph.D., MA, CHES, Jackson State University; Michelle S. Williams, PhD, MSPH, MPH, MCHES, George Mason University
Department of Global and Community Health
Contact: Michelle S. Williams

The association between women’s disability status and couple’s attitudes toward intimate partner violence
Cheyu Zhang, Samantha Kanselaar, Jaffer Zaidi, Jhumka Gupta
Department of Global and Community Health
Contact: Jhumka Gupta

Call for 2022 Celebration of Scholarship Submissions

Check back in February 2023 to submit for the 2023 Celebration of Scholarship.

All students in the College are invited to submit an abstract to present for the CHHS Celebration of Scholarship by April 1, 2022. The event will be held on April 22, 2022, from 1 to 3:30 pm in Peterson Hall. The call for abstracts includes traditional research studies and practice-related investigations. Interested students should submit abstracts here.

Past Celebration of Scholarship Winners & Participants

2021 Celebration of Scholarship

Celebration of Student Scholarship 

2021 Winners

Individual and Institutional Factors That May Influence Knowledge, Attitudes, and Reporting Behaviors Related to Concussions in US High School Athletes: A Systematic Review
Krista Beran MS RN, ANP-BC
School of Nursing
Contact: Dr. Kat Scafide

Magnesium Intake and Odds of Migraine Occurrence in Pre/Peri Menopausal Women Participating in the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
Manisha Khatri Djohi, BPS (1), Cara Frankenfeld, PhD (2), Margaret Slavin, PhD, RD 
(1)Department of Nutrition and Food Studies (1), Department of Global and Community Health (2)
Contact: Dr. Margaret Slavin

Medical and Recreational Marijuana Use among Adults with Disabilities in 2019
Tarang Parekh, MBBS, MSc, Gilbert Gimm, PhD
Department of Health Administration and Policy
Contact: Dr. Gilbert Gimm

Fatigability and Cardiorespiratory Fitness During Sustained Walking Following Overground Locomotor Training in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease
Andrew E. Pechstein, Andrew A. Guccione, Jared M. Gollie, Randall E. Keyser, Kerry B. Rosen, R. Jamil Pugh, Lobna S. Elsarafy, Emily M. Leonard.
Department of Rehabilitation Science
Contact: Dr. Andrew Guccione

Implementation and Practice Barriers to Family-Centered Care (Fcc) Encountered by Neonatal Nurses (Video, Poster also available)
Nesibe Kutahyalioglu, MSN, RN, Doctoral Candidate
School of Nursing
Contact: Dr. Kat Scafide

2021 Participants

Dashboard for Machine Learning Models in Health Care
Wejdan H. Bagais, BS, Janusz Wojtusiak, PhD
Department of Health Administration and Policy
Contact: Dr. Janusz Wojtusiak

Decreasing Out-of-Pocket Costs to Encourage Influenze Vaccine Uptake (Video)
Sarah J. Bhatt, BSN, RN
School of Nursing
Contact: Dr. Tanya Haas

Enhancing Provider Knowledge Through the “Perspectives in Transgender Care” Webinar and Provider Toolkit
Jennifer Breseman BSN, FNP-BC, Cheryl Oetjen DNP, FNP-BC
School of Nursing
Contact: Dr. Cheryl Oetjen

Creating a Sustainable System of Support for Families Affected by Opioid Use Disorder (Video, Poster also available)
Nora Elnahas, FNP-BC, APRN
School of Nursing
Contact: Dr. Caroline Sutter

Utilizing Community Health Worker Learning Modules to Increase Preventive Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Alexa Gallagher BSN, RN
School of Nursing
Contact: Dr. Rebecca Sutter

How COVID-19 Affects the Quality of Care Sheltered Clients Receive (Video, Poster also available)
Elizabeth Gansallo, Emerson Birrell, Evelyn Sorto, Miriam Ruiz, Nathan Weslow
Department of Social Work
Contact: TBA

Anaphylaxis Management: A targeted approach to improve Epinephrine autoinjector (EAI) use and accessibility (Video, Poster also available)
Anu J. George, MBA, RN
School of Nursing
Contact: Dr. Shanti Chang

Improving Postpartum Depression Screening and Treatment Referral By Pediatric Providers
Kerniba Ghoneim
School of Nursing
Contact: Dr. Pierre Eklou

Exploration of Social Support Systems of Individuals with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Grant Holmes, Joyce Bang, Shari McCallum, Vibha Thukral, Grace Thomas, Samantha Tshuma
Department of Social Work
Contact: TBA

BECAUSE OF YOU: Reshaping Providers’ Attitude and Responses to Intimate Partner Violence Survivors
Lorin Hoover, MSN, FNP-BC
School of Nursing
Contact: Dr. Pierre Eklou

The Relationship Between Loneliness, Dietary Behaviors, and Bodyweight in College Students (Video, Poster also available)
Li Jiang, Lilian de Jonge
Department of Nutrition and Food Studies
Contact: Dr. Lilian de Jonge

Substance Use and Firearm Access among College Freshmen (Video, Poster also available)
Bita Khoshhal(1), Samantha Karon(2), Matthew E. Rossheim(1), Pamela Trangenstein(2), Cara Frankenfeld(1), Niloofar Ramezani(3), Lawrence J. Cheskin(4), Alison E. Cuellar(5)
(1) Department of Global and Community Health, (2) Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, (3) Department of Statistics, Volgenau School of Engineering, (4) Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, (5) Department of Health Administration and Policy
Contact: Dr. Matthew Rossheim

Improving Awareness of Palliative and Hospice Care among Korean Americans with Dementia
Janice J. Kim, BSN, RN, DNP-FNP Student
School of Nursing
Contact: Dr. Cheryl Oetjen

Implementing a Virtual Community of Practice for Virginia School Nurses
Catherine Lancaster BSN, FNP-BC
School of Nursing
Contact: Dr. Caroline Sutter

Expanding Provider Knowledge to Prevent Mortality in Patients with Eating Disorders (Video, Poster also available)
Lindsay Najjoum BSN, FNP-BC
School of Nursing
Contact: Dr. Shanti Chang

PrEP Your Patient to Prevent HIV: Provider Education to Increase Uptake of PrEP Among High-Risk Populations
Ashley Nguyen, BSN, RN, C-EFM
School of Nursing
Contact: Dr. Shanti Chang

An Exploratory Examination: College Students’ Implications of Social Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Thi Nguyen, Catherine Pettit, Arazhane Bennett, Amr Bashir, and Chinaiya Owen
Department of Social Work
Contact: Dr. Megumi Inoue

In silico Gene Set Enrichment Analysis Models Cholinergic Pathways in Autism: Rationale for Nutritional Intervention
Audrey Olson, MS (1,2), Fuquan Zhang, PhD (3), Hongbao Cao, PhD (2,4),
Ancha Baranova, PhD (2,5), Margaret Slavin, PhD, RD (1)
(1) Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, (2) School of Systems Biology, College of Science, (3) Department of Psychiatry, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China, (4) Department of Pyschiatry, Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan, China, (5) Research Centre for Medical Genetics, Moscow, Russia
Contact: Dr. Margaret Slavin

HB 1896 Greater Equitable Access to Reproductive Healthcare
Huy Phan, Kayla Martin, Sufyan Mian, De’Stanye Swittenberg
Department of Social Work
Contact: Evelyn Tomaszewski

Addressing Cardiac Risk Factors Among the Hispanic Community by Promoting Health Literacy (Video, Poster also available)
Carla Reynoso, BSN, FNP-BC
School of Nursing
Contact: Dr. Shanti Chang

Impact Risks of Metformin Use Among Prostate Cancer Patients With and Without Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Huan-ju (Coco) Shih, PhD in Progress, Hua Min, PhD
Department of Health Administration and Policy
Contact: Dr. Hua Min

Improving Diabetes Knowledge and Care in the Hispanic/Latino Population via a Culturally Tailored Educational Intervention (Video, Poster also available)
Soledad Soto, FNP-BC
School of Nursing
Contact: Dr. Cheryl Oetjen

Efficiency and Accessibility of Section 8 Housing Assistance (Video, Poster also available)
Sarah Styer, Kristina Franke, Laudina Gwira
Department of Social Work
Contact: Dr. Megumi Inoue

Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Male Victims of Intimate Partner Violence (Video, Poster also available)
Julia Taylor and Emily Burleson
Department of Social Work
Contact: Dr. Denise Hines

The Effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on Social Support Systems
Grant Holmes, Joyce Bang, Shari McCallum, Vibha Thukral, Grace Thomas, Samantha Tshuma
Department of Social Work
Contact: TBA

Explore Causes of Homelessness and their Perceived Usefulness of Support (Video, Poster also available)
Noah Zachariah, Alex Lopez, Jarad Barrow, Azka Chaudhary
Department of Social Work
Contact: TBA