Faculty Research & Scholarship

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Faculty Spotlight

Michelle Martin

Michelle Martin, PhD, MSW

Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work

mimartin@fullerton.edu

 

Research Interests:

Dr. Martin’s research interests are broad, focusing primarily on global human rights with a particular focus on displaced populations (diaspora, migrant and indigenous populations), including how social media is used to express identity, create community and advocate for social justice and peace processes. Her secondary area of interest focuses on the lives of middle-aged women and the creation of community online and in real life, using a feminist framework.

Current Projects:

- Surveying El Salvadorian and Rwandan Diasporas Use of Social Media: Bringing “Imagined Homeland” Online.

- Investigating How Women in the Rwandan and El Salvadorian Diaspora Create Community Online.

Recent Scholarly Achievements:

Martin M. (2021). The politicization of cross-border migration: The case of central Americans seeking political asylum in the United States. In P. Gabriel Silva, O. Sacramento & E. Challinor (eds), Quest for Refuge: Reception responses from the Global North. Portugal: Humus Publishing.

Leticia Villarreal Sosa, Michelle Martin. (2021). Constructions of Race and Equity in a Suburban School: Teachers, School Social Workers, and Other School Staff as Nepantleras and Border Crossers, Children & Schools, https://doi.org/10.1093/cs/cdaa031Opens in new window

Martin, M. (2020). Rwandan diaspora online: Social connections and identity narratives. Crossings: Journal of Migration & Culture, 10, 2, 223-241.

Martin, M. (2019). What keeps diaspora from contributing to peace processes? Exploring diaspora online narratives of homeland conflict, Diaspora Studies, 12, 2, 111-133.

 

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  • On Tuesday, February 23rd at Noon, Dr. Austin Nation will present "The exploration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) healthcare, access, and experiences in Orange County."  This presentation and discussion are part of the HHD Critical Conversations Lunch & Learn Series on Health Equity and Justice.  RSVP for Zoom linkOpens in new window

 

HHD STORIES & ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • On November 16th, Dr. Tabashir Nobari presented "Shelter & Food in Precarious Times: A discussion of the health impact of homelessness on children and the pandemic’s effect on CSUF students" as part of the HHD Critical Conversations Lunch & Learn Series on Health Equity and Justice. View Nobari Lunch & LearnOpens in new window
  • Dr. Mojgan Sami presented "Pandemics and Social Change: COVID-19 and Racism in Historical Context" as part of the HHD Critical Conversations Lunch & Learn Series on Health Equity and Justice.  View Sami Lunch & LearnOpens in new window
  • A School of Nursing team, led by Dr. Sadeeka Al-Majid, receives $3.25 Million Grant to Increase Pipeline of Nurses in Underserved Communities.  Read Dr. Al-Majid's CSUF News StoryOpens in new window
  • Dr. Archana McEligot receives CSU Faculty Innovation and Leadership AwardRead Dr. McEligot's CSUF News StoryOpens in new window

RECENT faculty publications as of January 2021

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Portia Jackson Preston, Assistant Professor of Public Health, co-authored a research article with her students Hannah Peterson, Delia Sanchez, Athena Corral Carlos, and Aaliyah Reed titled, “Serving Students Takes a Toll: Self-Care, Health, and Professional Quality of Life.”  Published online January 26, 2021 in the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1080/19496591.2020.1853558Opens in new window

Maria Koleilat, Associate Professor of Public Health, co-authored a research article “Perceived barriers to and suggested interventions for physical activity during pregnancy among participants of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in Southern California.”  Published online January 21, 2021 in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirthhttps://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-021-03553-7Opens in new window

Michele Wood, Chair and Professor of Public Health, co-authored a research article “Awareness and Attitudes Toward HIV Self-Testing in Northern Thailand.” Published January 20, 2021 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthhttps://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18030852Opens in new window

Michelle Martin, Assistant Professor of Social Work, co-authored a research article “Constructions of Race and Equity in a Suburban School: Teachers, School Social Workers, and Other School Staff as Nepantleras and Border Crossers.”  Published January 19, 2021 in Children & Schools. https://doi.org/10.1093/cs/cdaa031Opens in new window

Jason Baker and Rachel Fenning, Associate Professors of Child and Adolescent Studies, and Sasha Zeedyk, Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies, co-authored a manuscript with former students Jacquelyn Moffit, Sarah Paez, and Sydney Seel, titled “Parental Socialization of Emotion and Psychophysiological Arousal Patterns in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.”  Published January 18, 2021 in Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathologyhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-020-00745-1Opens in new window

Rachel Fenning, Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies, co-authored a research article “Correlates of oral health fatalism in caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder.” Published January 15, 2021 in Special Care in Dentistry. https://doi.org/10.1111/scd.12564Opens in new window

Koren Fisher, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a research article “Can Age Influence Functional Tests Differently to Predict Falls in Nursing Home and Community-Dwelling Older Adults?”  Published online January 11, 2021 in Experimental Aging Researchhttps://doi.org/10.1080/0361073X.2020.1871277Opens in new window

Pimbucha Rusmevichientong, Assistant Professor of Public Health, co-authored a research article “Dietary Salt-Related Determinants of Hypertension in Rural Northern Thailand.”  Published January 6, 2021 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthhttps://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020377Opens in new window

Lenny Wiersma, Professors of Kinesiology, and Traci Statler, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript with their former students Seth Rose, Frances Cacho, Anthony Magdaleno, and Nicholas Anderson, titled “Efficacy of a Brief Biofeedback Intervention on Mood, Arousal, Mental Workload, Movement Time, and Biofeedback Device Preference.” Published January 2, 2021 in Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedbackhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10484-020-09500-0Opens in new window

Joshua Yang, Professor of Public Health, co-authored a manuscript “COVID-19 and a Window of Opportunity: Guiding Principles for a Health-Promoting Trade Agenda.”  Published December 5, 2020 in the International Journal of Health Policy and Managementhttps://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijhpm.2020.241Opens in new window

Pimbucha Rusmevichientong and Laura Chandler, Assistant Professors of Public Health, co-authored an article “Understanding influencing attributes of adolescent snack choices: Evidence from a discrete choice experiment.”  Published online December 31, 2020 in Food Quality and Preference. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2020.104171Opens in new window

Erica Lizano, Assistant Professor of Social Work, co-authored an article “When Doing the Right Thing Feels Wrong: Moral Distress Among Child Welfare Caseworkers.” Published online December 30, 2020 in Children and Youth Services Review. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105914Opens in new window

Gordon Capp, Assistant Professor of Social Work, co-authored a research article “Exploring Patterns of Positive and Negative School Climate Experiences among Staff Members in California.”  Published online December 27, 2020 in the Journal of School Violence. https://doi.org/10.1080/15388220.2020.1862673Opens in new window

Andrew Galpin, Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript “Whole Egg Vs. Egg White Ingestion During 12 weeks of Resistance Training in Trained Young Males: A Randomized Controlled Trial.”  Published December 9, 2020 in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000003922Opens in new window

Brittany Eghaneyan, Assistant Professor of Social Work, co-authored a manuscript “Hispanic participants in the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Clinical Trials Network: A scoping review of two decades of research.”  Published December 2020 in Addictive Behaviors Reportshttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2020.100287Opens in new window

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Although it is generally accepted that parental co-regulatory support works in concert with children’s biological arousal tendencies to promote the development of adaptive emotion regulation, the extent to which this socialization may directly affect the actual biological foundations of child emotional reactivity and regulation remains unknown. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience considerable challenge in the development of emotion regulatory competence and require increased co-regulatory support. We found that the children with ASD (aged 6-10 years) whose parents engaged in more supportive co-regulatory behavior (e.g., supportive reactions, scaffolding) were more apt to exhibit certain emotion-related biomarkers predictive of better social engagement and emotional functioning (e.g., higher electrodermal activity and baseline respiratory sinus arrythmia).

 

Jacquelyn Moffit, Sarah Paez, & Sydney Seel, Undergraduate Research Assistants
Jason Baker & Rachel Fenning
, Associate Professors of Child & Adolescent Studies
Sasha Zeedyk
, Assistant Professor of Child & Adolescent Studies
CSUF Center for Autism, Applied Developmental Core (HHD)Opens in new window

Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, January 18th, 2021Opens in new window

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