Juye Ji, PhD - Social Work
Dr. Ji is a developmentally-oriented quantitative researcher with a particular interest in longitudinal design and analysis. Her research focuses on long-term physical and mental health outcomes of maltreated and traumatized children across the lifespan. Dr. Ji’s research is guided by a biopsychosocial model of child development and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Dr. Ji’s most current research investigates the relations among childhood maltreatment experience, epigenetic factors (i.e., DNA methylation, epigenetic aging) and mental health outcomes across adolescence. This NIH-funded project is in collaboration with Kaiser Permanente, USC Keck School of Medicine and School of Social Work.
NICHD R01HD098161-01A1: Linking DNA methylation with child maltreatment and mental health across adolescence. Award Period 3/1/2020-2/28/2025. Role: Ji, Co-Investigator
Ji, J., Negriff, S., Kim, H., & Susman, E. J. (2016) Cortisol reactivity and recovery among young adolescents: Heterogeneity and longitudinal stability and change. Developmental Psychobiology, 58, 283-302. doi: 10.1002/dev.21369. PMID: 26517401.
Schneiderman, J., Ji, J., Susman, E. J., & Negriff, S. (2018). Longitudinal relationship between mental health symptoms and sleep disturbances and duration in maltreated and comparison adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 63, 74-80. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.01.011
Eum, S., Ji, J., & Mearns, J. (2019). The Effects of Acculturative Stress, Intergenerational Conflict, and Negative Mood Regulation Expectancies on the Mental Health of Korean Immigrants. Asian Journal of Family Therapy, 3, 1-27.
Ji, J., Hackman, D., Lee, D., Mennen, F., & Negriff, S. (2020). The Effects of Childhood Maltreatment Type on Mental Health Trajectories Across Adolescence. Paper Symposium was accepted at the 2020 Biennial Meeting of Society for Research on Adolescence, San Diego, CA March 2020.
Shana A. Charles, MPP, PhD - Public Health
Dr. Charles’ primary research focus is public policies related to health insurance, access to care, discontinuous coverage and underinsurance, including national and state political issues around health care reform. She specializes in secondary data analysis and macroeconomic modeling to evaluate policy impacts.
Dr. Charles directs the State of Health Insurance in California (SHIC) project, which produces a biennial report from the most recent California Health Interview Survey. She also annually provides health insurance benefit mandate analyses to the California legislature as a Cost Lead for the California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). Dr. Charles is also currently developing the California State University System Health Insurance (CSUSHI) survey, to assess the health insurance status and access to care needs of the CSU student population.
California Health Benefits Review Program (2020). Analysis of Senate Bill 854: Health Care Coverage, Substance Use Disorders, A Report to the 2019-2020 California Legislature. Oakland: California Health Benefits Review Program, March 2020. SA Charles authored the cost impact analysis section.
Charles SA, Becker T, Perry IE, Jacobs K, Pourat N, Ditter M, Mekhaiel M, and Kominski G (2019). The State of Health Insurance in California: Findings from the 2015-2016 California Health Interview Survey. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
Charles SA (2019). Public Health Insurance Programs in the United States. In: S. Waldstein et al (eds), Behavioral and Social Science in Medicine: Principles and Practice of Biopsychosocial Care. Springer Scientific Publishers: San Francisco, CA. ISBN: 978-1-4614-1730-9.
Charles SA, McEligot AJ. (2018). Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to Care during the Early Years of Affordable Care Act Implementation in California. California Journal of Health Promotion, 2018; 16(1): 36-45.
Derek Pamukoff, PhD - Kinesiology
Dr. Pamukoff’s research program examines neuromuscular and biomechanical impairments in those with obesity and following major knee joint injury. A major emphasis is placed on identifying modifiable characteristics of walking patterns and muscle function that contribute to early onset knee osteoarthritis.
Evaluating cartilage strain using ultrasound imaging after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (Sponsor: California Program for Research and Education in Biotechnology); Novel analysis of walking patterns in adults with obesity (Sponsor: CSUF Junior Intramural Grant)
* indicates undergraduate trainee, Ŧ indicates graduate trainee
Garcia SA Ŧ, Montgomery MM, Holmes SC Ŧ, Moffit TJ Ŧ, Vakula MN Ŧ, Pamukoff DN. Association between quadriceps echo intensity and self-reported disability in individuals with ACL reconstruction. Journal of Athletic Training. In press (Accepted 7/1/19).
Gonzales J Ŧ, Montgomery MM, Galpin AJ, Pamukoff DN. Comparison of lower limb muscle architecture and geometry in distance runners with rearfoot and forefoot strike pattern. Journal of Sport Sciences. 2019. Oct; 37(19): 2184-2190.
Vakula MN Ŧ, Fisher KL, Costa P, Garcia SA, Post BP, Holmes SC, Pamukoff DN. Quadriceps weakness is associated with knee kinetics during gait in adults with obesity. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2019. May; 51(5): 951-961.
Choe K Ŧ, Costa PB, Coburn JW, Pamukoff DN. Knee and hip mechanics during the deadlift and back-squat. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. In press. (9/4/18).
Pamukoff DN, Montgomery MM, Choe KHŦ, Moffit TJ Ŧ, Garcia SAŦ, Vakula MN Ŧ. Bilateral alterations in running mechanics and quadriceps function after unilateral anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2018; Dec; 48(12): 960-967.
Pamukoff DN, Montgomery MM, Moffit TJ Ŧ, Garcia SA Ŧ, Holmes S Ŧ, Vakula MN Ŧ. Association between gait mechanics and femoral cartilage thickness in individuals with ACL reconstruction. Gait & Posture. 2018; Sept; 65: 221-227.
Pamukoff DN, Montgomery MM, Choe KH, Moffit TJ, Vakula MN. The effect of whole body vibration on knee mechanics during running in individuals with ACL reconstruction. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2018; May; 99(5): 973-980.
Pamukoff DN, Montgomery MM, Moffit TJŦ, Vakula MNŦ. Quadriceps function and knee joint ultrasonography after ACL reconstruction. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2018; Feb; 50(20): 211-217.
R. Austin Nation, PhD - School of Nursing
Understanding substance use and HIV among young black men who have sex with men. This population accounts for approximately half of all new HIV infections in the United States.
Explores the state of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health in Orange County. This population is known to have significant health disparities and experience adverse situations when accessing medical service.
Raynor, P., Nation, A. & Outlaw, F. (2019). Exploring substance use and mental health for minority transgender youth: Implications for Advanced Practice Nurses - accepted for publication in Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. (JAANP-18-0246R2) [Impact Factor 1.136]
Nation, A, & Dawson-Rose, C. (2019). Substance Use Experiences of HIV-positive and HIV-negative Black, non-Hispanic men who have sex with men (MSM) ages 18-34 in the Bay Area; a qualitative narrative perspective. [R&R IN PROGRESS]
Nation, A, Waters. C. & Dawson-Rose, C. (2018). Experiences and perceptions of Black men who have sex with men about acquiring HIV: A qualitative narrative perspective. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 29(5), Issue 5, 737–748. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jana.2018.04.010. [Impact Factor 1.3]
Carrico, A., Nation, A., Gomez, M. Sundberg, J. Dilworth, S. Johnson, M. Moskowitz, J. Dawson-Rose, C. (2014). Pilot Trial of an Expressive Writing Intervention with HIV-positive Methamphetamine-Using Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM). Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
Archana McEligot, PhD - Public Health
Dr. McEligot’s primary research interests include investigating dietary intakes, circulating dietary biomarkers, as well as epigenetic factors in relation to disease outcomes and health disparities/equity. Another focus involves training students in emerging areas, such as data science and research methodologies related to population health and disease outcomes, which may subsequently inform and/or promote health equity.
Multi-site, 5-year, NIH-funded training program in partnership with USC on big data science focusing specifically on neuroimaging and brain health.
McEligot AJ, Mitra S, Beam W. (2020). The association between fitness and obesity in diverse multi-ethnic college students. J Am Coll Health. 29:1-8. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2019.1665054.
McEligot AJ, Cuajungco MP, Behseta S, Chandler L, Chauhan H, Mitra S, Rusmevichientong P, Charles S. (2018) Big Data Science Training Program at a Minority Serving Institution: Processes and Initial Outcomes. Calif J Health Promot., 16(1):1-5.
Michelle Ramos, PhD - Child & Adolescent Studies
Dr. Ramos’ primary research focus is on the intergenerational transmission of family aggression, with particular emphasis on youths’ romantic relationships, conflict interactions via electronic media, and health outcomes. A secondary line of work examines adolescent development of restorative and punitive justice attitudes, focusing on the influences of teen court participation, empathy, and adverse family experiences.
Fullerton Longitudinal Study (FLS) investigation of how family relationships during childhood and adolescence relate to youths’ health symptoms in adulthood.
Ramos, M.C., Miller, K.F., Moss, I. K., & Margolin, G. (2017). Perspective-taking and empathy mitigate family-of-origin risk for electronic aggression perpetration toward dating partners: A brief report. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260517747605
Rasmussen, H.F., Ramos, M.C., Han, S.C., Pettit, C., & Margolin, G. (2018). How discrimination and perspective taking influence adolescents’ attitudes about justice. Journal of Adolescence,62, 70-81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2017.11.005
Bennett, D.C. & Ramos, M.C. (2019). Cyberbullying in romantic relationships: Developmental perspectives. In G. Giumetti & R. Kowalski (Eds). Cyberbullying in Schools, Workplaces, and Romantic Relationships: The Many Lenses and Perspectives of Electronic Mistreatment. Routledge/Taylor and Francis.
Ramos, M.C & Pizano, N.K. (2019, April). Childhood predictors of health in adulthood: An investigation of individual & family factors. In K.S.J. Preston (Chair), Early predictors of development in middle adulthood: The Fullerton Longitudinal Study. Invited symposium presented at the annual meeting of Western Psychological Association, Pasadena, CA.
Ramos, M.C. (2019, March). A 30-year longitudinal study of childhood family conflict, positive family relationships, and health in adulthood. In R. Arbel (Chair), Childhood adversity and youth outcomes: Identifying intergenerational and longitudinal pathways of risk and resilience. Symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.
Adrian A. Rodriguez, PhD - Human Services
As a social justice-focused researcher, Dr. Rodriguez uses his Human Services Students of Color Research Lab to investigate the needs of underrepresented communities and to provide undergraduate students with hands-on research opportunities. He primarily investigates for college students of color how issues related to mental health, early maladaptive schemas and attachment style impact relationship satisfaction and persistence through graduation. He also examines best practices for facilitating a research lab for primarily first-generation college students at a practitioner-focused university.
A quantitative exploration of the relationship between college students’ perceived stress and determination to apply to graduate school, with consideration of how self-criticism vs. self-acceptance and perceived support from campus and from family and close friends might influence the interaction between these variables.
Rodriguez, A. & Mallinckrodt, B. Native American-Identified students’ transition to college: A theoretical model of coping challenges and resources. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice. September 11, 2018; doi: 10.1177/1521025118799747
Rodriguez, A. (2018). Developing a peer mentor program for African American first generation and low-income college students: A social justice service project. In S. Cockerham & B. Garris (Eds.), Proceedings of the National Organization for Human Services 2017 NOHS National Conference – Des Moines, IA (pp. 2-17). Portland, Oregon: National Organization for Human Services.
Rodriguez, A., Ratanasiripong, P., Hardaway, K., Barron, L., & Toyama, S. (in press). Latinx college students: How schemas and attachments impact depression and relationship satisfaction. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences.
Rodriguez, A. & Moore, A. (2019, October). Facilitating a productive undergraduate Human Services research lab at a practitioner-focused university. 60-minute presentation at the 2019 NOHS Conference, Anaheim, CA.
Rodriguez, A., Ratanasiripong, P., Hardaway, K., Barron, L., & Toyama, S. (2019, August) Latinx college students: How schemas and attachments impact depression and relationship satisfaction. Poster presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
Rebekah Smart, PhD - Counseling
Dr. Smart’s research focuses primarily on the intersection of gender and culture in mental health, including the impact of the #MeToo movement on therapists and psychotherapy, eating disorders and body dissatisfaction among Asian American women, and aging in women across cultures.
Two studies of how the #MeToo movement has impacted psychotherapists personally and professionally. Mentoring graduate students in feminist and multicultural research and qualitative methods.
Recent Works/Works in Progress:
Smart, R., Dilley, A., Ward, M. L., Chopra, S. B. (2020). Therapists and #MeToo: A qualitative survey of personal reactions and professional experiences. Submitted to Women & Therapy, Special Issue: Resistance and Recovery in the #MeToo Era.
Smart, R., Chopra, S. B., Lozano Ortiz, M., Girvan, C., White, K., Helquist, L., Bean, K., & Blake, M. (2019, March). Women, aging, and media: An exploration across cultures. Presented by student team, Association for Women in Psychology Conference (National), Newport, RI.
Ruth Mielke, PhD, CNM, FACNM, WHNP-BC - School of Nursing
Coordinator, Women's Health Care Concentration
Dr. Mielke’s research foci are the 1) contributors and outcomes of pregnancy weight gain and 2) issues related to rural health. Specifically, as rural areas are in dire need for access to women’s health care/maternity services, she is interested in the means of engaging her nurse-midwife and women’s health care nurse practitioner students in direct patient care in rural areas in hopes that this will generate longer term interest in work in rural areas.
HRSA Advanced Nursing Education Workforce funded project (1.5M) “Rural Women of the Mountains Accessing New Services” in which her students have immersive clinical experiences in rural (Lake Arrowhead, CA) and underserved areas in LA, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties. Students receive traineeship funding for such clinical experiences. In addition, CSUF women’s health faculty have initiated new women’s health services in the rural health clinic at Mountains Community Hospital and Rural Health Clinics in Lake Arrowhead, CA.
Mielke, R. & Prepas, R. (2019). When disaster strikes in rural America - call the midwife! Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 33 (3), 205-208.
Mielke, R. (2018). Pregnancy weight gain: In the short term and the long term. In A.P. Mivšek (Ed.), Contemporary Issues in Midwifery Care. ISBN 978-953-51-6732-7 https://www.intechopen.com/books/selected-topics-in-midwifery-care/pregnancy-weight-gain-the-short-term-and-the-long-term
Karen Kyeunghae Lee, PhD - Social Work
Dr. Lee’s primary research focus is on integrated behavioral healthcare, mental health disparities, improving access and quality of care for people with serious mental illness through collaboration with community-based agencies, and mental health issues of Asians and Asian Americans.
“A Culturally Competent Model for Integrated Care”. California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) Phase 2 Asian Pacific Islander Implementation Pilot project. (Co-Principal Investigator: Mikyong Kim-Goh). Korean Community Services/ California Department of Public Health, Office of Health Equity.
Yamada, A. M., Lee, K. K., Kim, M. A., Moine, M., & Oh, H. (2019). Beliefs about etiology and treatment of mental illness among Korean Presbyterian Pastors. Journal of religion and health, 58(3), 870-880.
Almeida, R. V., Werkmeister Rozas, L. M., Cross-Denny, B., Lee, K. K., & Yamada, A. M. (2019). Coloniality and intersectionality in social work education and practice. Journal of Progressive Human Services, 30(2), 148-164.
Joshua S. Yang, PhD, MPH - Public Health
Dr. Yang has two distinct research interest areas. The first in tobacco control with an emphasis in policy compliance and dual use. The second utilized the concept of reflexive modernity to assess the impacts of modern institutions on health and the opportunities and challenges for structural changes to improve public health.
(1) A “digital” mixed methods evaluation campus tobacco-free policies.
(2) Impacts of international trade ideology and agreement on health.
Baxi, S. M., Beall, R., Yang, J., & Mackey, T. K. (2019). A multidisciplinary review of the policy, intellectual property rights, and international trade environment for access and affordability to essential cancer medications. Globalization and Health, 15, 57.
Yang, J. S. & Lee, E. M. (2018). A qualitative assessment of business perspectives and tactics of tobacco and vape shop retailers in three communities in Orange County, CA, 2015-2016. Archives of Public Health, 76, 57. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13690-018-0307-z.
Yang, J. S., Mamudu, H. M., & John, R. (2018). Incorporating a structural approach to reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases. Globalization and Health, 14, 66. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12992-018-0380-7.
Sean R. Hogan, PhD, MSW - Social Work
Dr. Hogan is a social welfare policy and research professor in the Department of Social Work. Dr. Hogan’s research areas include welfare reform, social welfare policy analysis, and the effects of eliminating welfare benefits to low-income substance abusers. He has research experience analyzing and evaluating longitudinal data related to federal welfare policy initiatives. Dr. Hogan has academic interests in the social construction of social welfare problems and policies, as well as the effects of social capital on marginalized and disadvantaged populations. He has published on the history and construction of substance abuse policy in the United States and its relationship to social inequality. Currently, Dr. Hogan’s research focuses on foster youth in higher education. Last year, he presented a paper from this area of his research at the biennial conference of the European Scientific Association on Residential and Family Care for Children and Adolescents in Porto, Portugal.
Dr. Hogan is the principal investigator on a longitudinal research project examining the relationship between social capital and social welfare outcomes for former and current foster youth in higher education.
Daniela A. Rubin, PhD - Kinesiology
Director for the Dual x-ray absorptiometry Laboratory (KHS-004C), Biochemical Analyses Laboratory (KHS-04B), Irvine Center Kinesiology Laboratory (IRVC-106)
Pediatric Exercise Science, Endocrinology and Exercise Metabolism, Obesity, Prader-Willi syndrome, Physical Activity Promotion in Children and Adolescents, Body Composition, Nutrition in Female Athletes, Graduate Students Success.
Determining bone changes and their relationship to inflammatory markers in response to a home-based physical activity intervention in youth. Identification of neuromuscular impairment and sensorial reception and integration deficits in adults with PWS. Changes in nutritional practices in female athletes.
Orsso, C.E.*, Tibaes, J.R.B., Rubin, D.A., Field, C.J., Heymsfield, S.B., Prado, C.M., Haqq, A.M. (2019) Metabolic implications of low muscle mass in the pediatric population: a critical review. Metabolism . 99:102-112. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2019.153949.
Rubin, D.A., Wilson, K.S., Castner, D.M., Dumont-Driscoll, M. (2019) Changes in health-related outcomes in youth with obesity in response to a home-based physical activity program. Journal of Adolescent Health. 65(3):323-330. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.11.014
Rubin, D.A., Wilson, K.S., Dumont-Driscoll, M., Rose, D.J. (2019) Effectiveness of a Parent-led Physical Activity Intervention in Youth with Obesity. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 51(4):805-813. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001835
Hyde, A.M.*, Chavoya, F.A.*, Silveira, F.V.*, Beam, W.C., Rubin, D.A. (2018) Metabolic responses to walking in children with Prader-Willi syndrome on growth hormone replacement therapy. Am J Med Genet A 176(11):2513-2516. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.40509.
Yuying Tsong, PhD - Human Services
Dr. Tsong’s research and clinical areas of interests include mental health literacy, disordered eating/body image concerns, and Asian American mental health, particularly in the areas of immigration and adjustment, transnational family’s bi-cultural adaptation process, and help seeking attitudes and behaviors. She is particularly interested in how our identities, values, beliefs, and behaviors are shaped by the bio-socio-cultural-political factors and the applications of these to practice using a feminist and social justice framework. Dr. Tsong is the Past President of the Society for the Psychology of Women (American Psychological Association Division 35) and a Fellow of the Asian American Psychological Association. Dr. Tsong recently co-edited a special issue on Trauma and Psychology Well-being of Asian American Women for the journal of Women and Therapy
Book Monograph: “From Invisible to Visible: Body Image for Asians from the intersectional lens of gender and the Asian Diasporas” (with Hsiu-Lan Cheng).
Research Lab Projects: Asian/Asian American coming out process and help-seeking; Asian American older adult’s depression literacy; intersectional analysis of the effects of sexual trauma.
Jason K. Baker, PhD - Child & Adolescent Studeies
Co-Director, CSUF Center for Autism
Dr. Baker’s primary research focus is on how parents can promote the development of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with particular emphasis on parent-child interaction, the development of children’s emotion regulation abilities, and the prevention of challenging behavior.
NIH-funded investigation of interactions between parenting and physiological arousal tendencies in children with (ASD).
Baker, J.K., Fenning, R.M., & Moffitt, J. (2019). A cross-sectional examination of the internalization of emotion co-regulatory support in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Online ahead of print. doi 10.1007/s10803-019-04091-0
Baker, J.K., Fenning, R.M., Erath, S.A., Baucom, B., Messinger, D.S., Moffitt, J.M., Kaeppler, A., & Bailey, A. (2019). Respiratory sinus arrhythmia, parenting, and externalizing behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism. Online ahead of print. doi: 10.1177/1362361319848525
Matthew P. Llewllyn, PhD - Kinesiology
Matt specializes in the history of sport and culture in the modern world with particular emphasis on the late nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain. Specific research concentrates on the role of sport in the creation of modern societies, as well as the history of the modern Olympic Games.
Book Monograph: “Playing with Apartheid: Britain, Sport, and the Politics of Race” (with Toby Rider). Edited Collection: “Sport and Apartheid”. For complete article see Playing with Apartheid