Faculty Research & Scholarship

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Manal Alatrash

 

Manal Alatrash, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

 

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Research Interests:

Dr. Alatrash focuses her research on cancer prevention, including breast cancer screening in ethnic minority women. She also examines smoking and vaping cessation, health disparities, healthcare policy and advocacy, and psychometric properties of research instruments.

 

Current Project:

Dr. Alatrash currently has two research studies. The first study is about college students' prevalence, use and causes of smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes. The second study is about knowledge, participation, and interest in healthcare policy and advocacy among Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students.

 

Recent Scholarly Achievements:

  1. Alatrash, M. (2021). Determinants of breast cancer screening in three Arab American Women Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 32(6), 749-756.   https://doi.org/10.1177/10436596211008215Opens in new window
  2. Alatrash, M. (2020) Cultural barriers to breast cancer screening in Arab Women. In: Laher I. (eds) Handbook of Healthcare in the Arab World. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74365-3_160-1Opens in new window ISBN 978-3-319-74365-3 [Book Chapter: Invited].
  1. Quaye, B., Alatrash, M., & Metoyer, C. (2020). Changes in knowledge, attitudes and beliefs in BSN students after SBIRT education and practice in home health. Journal of Professional Nursing, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2020.09.005Opens in new window
  2. Alatrash, M. (July 22, 2021) . Role of Interpersonal Influences in Mammography Screening in    Three Arab American Subgroups: A Correlational Study. Sigma's 32nd International    Nursing Research, July 21-23, 2021

 

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HHD STORIES & ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Dr. Angela Sojobi and Dr. Kristina Fortes, Assistant Professors of Nursing, received funding to establish the Midwifery Mentoring and Belonging Program.  Read Sojobi Story Opens in new window
  • Dr. Shu-Chen "Jenny" Yen, Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies, writes soical stories to explain times of crisis to children.  Read Yen Story Opens in new window
  • Dr. Matt Hoffmann, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, discusses key findings from this latest study of team sports and mental health.  Read Hoffmann Story Opens in new window
  • Dr. Josh Yang, Professor of Public Health, awarded a nearly $1 Million FDA grant to increase diversity in COVID-19 clinical trials.  Read FDA Story Opens in new window

RECENT faculty publications - As of August 31, 2022

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Gordon Capp, Assistant Professor of Social Work, co-authored a research article “Districts' and schools' role in identifying and providing services for homeless students: Nested ecological case studies in school districts with high- and low-socioeconomic status.”  Published August 29, 2022 in the Journal of Community Psychologyhttps://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22925Opens in new window

Julie Brice, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a research article “The world cup trilogy: an analysis of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leverage strategies for the women’s cricket, rugby, and football world cups.”  Published online August 29, 2022 in the International Journal of Sport Policy and Politicshttps://doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2022.2117839Opens in new window

Lohuwa Mamudu, Assistant Professor of Public Health, co-authored an article “Assessment of anxiety/depression among cancer patients before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.”  Published August 27, 2022 in Psychooncologyhttps://doi.org/10.1002/pon.6026Opens in new window

Sadeeka Al-Majid, Professor of Nursing, co-authored an article “Using Continuous Intraoperative Pressure Mapping to Describe Patterns of Tissue Interface Pressure.”  Published August 25, 2022 in AORN Journalhttps://aorn.us/sep22-ceaOpens in new window

Kevin Cummins, Assistant Professor of Public Health, co-authored the article “Adolescents’ Perceptions of Substance Use Harms are Contingent on Mode of Administration and Type of Substance.”  Published August 24, 2022 in Substance Abuse: Research and Treatmenthttps://doi.org/10.1177%2F11782218221119584Opens in new window

Phillip Gedalanga, Assistant Professor of Public Health, co-authored the article “Adsorption of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) with Varying Hydrophobicity on Macro- and Microplastic Polyvinyl Chloride, Polyethylene, and Polystyrene: Kinetics and Potential Mechanisms.”  Published August 21, 2022 in Waterhttps://doi.org/10.3390/w14162581Opens in new window

Robert Lockie, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored the article “Health and fitness data for police officers within a health and wellness program: Implications for occupational performance and career longevity.”  Published August 16, 2022 in Workhttps://content.iospress.com/articles/work/wor211089Opens in new window

Guadalupe Espinoza, Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies, authored an article “Personal and Witnessed Cyber Victimization Experiences Among Adolescents at the Beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic.”  Published August 13, 2022 in the Journal of Child & Adolescent Traumahttps://doi.org/10.1007/s40653-022-00480-3Opens in new window

Alice Lee, Associate Professor of Public Health, co-authored the article “Association of environmental phenols with endometriosis and uterine leiomyoma: An analysis of NHANES, 2003–2006.”  Published online August 7, 2022 in Reproductive Toxicologyhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.reprotox.2022.08.003Opens in new window

Pablo Costa, Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a research article “Does Alteration of Balance Control After Ankle Muscle Fatigue in National Judo Athletes Depend on Postural Task Difficulty?” Published August 3, 2022 in the International Journal of Sport Studies for Healthhttps://dx.doi.org/10.5812/intjssh-127904Opens in new window

Daniela Rubin, Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored an article “Lower extremity coordination and joint kinetic distribution during gait in adults with and without Prader-Willi Syndrome.”  Published August 2022 in the Journal of Biomechanicshttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2022.111213Opens in new window

Natsuki Atagi, Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies, co-authored an article “The role of syntactic cues in monolingual and bilingual two-year-olds’ novel word disambiguation.”  Published August 2022 in Infant Behavior and Development. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infbeh.2022.101753Opens in new window

Robert Lockie, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored the article “Profiling the injuries of law enforcement recruits during academy training: a retrospective cohort study.”  Published July 20, 2022 in BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitationhttps://doi.org/10.1186/s13102-022-00533-yOpens in new window

Pimbucha Rusmevichientong, Associate Professor of Public Heath, and Michele Wood, Professor and Chair of Public Health, co-authored the article “Food Choices and Hypertension Among Rural Thais: Evidence From a Discrete Choice Experiment.”  Published July 15, 2022 in the International Journal of Public Healthhttps://doi.org/10.3389/ijph.2022.1604850Opens in new window

Hannah Fraley, Assistant Professor of Nursing, co-authored the article “Exploring Screening Practices for Child Sexual Abuse in School Settings: An Integrative Review.” Published July 14, 2022 in The Journal of School Nursinghttps://doi.org/10.1177%2F10598405221112662Opens in new window

Hannah Fraley, Assistant Professor of Nursing, co-authored a review article “Confusing Terms - A Concept Analysis of Naming Youth Trafficking.”  Published July 2022 in the Journal of Forensic Nursinghttps://journals.lww.com/forensicnursing/Fulltext/2022/09000/Confusing_Terms__A_Concept_Analysis_of_Naming.7.aspOpens in new window

Pimbucha Rusmevichientong and Laura Chandler, Associate Professors of Public Health, co-authored the article “Ranking of Snack Attributes Among Parents in a Minority Community.”  Published July 2022 in Nutrition Todayhttps://journals.lww.com/nutritiontodayonline/pages/currenttoc.aspxOpens in new window

Cindy Greenberg, Associate Dean and Professor of Nursing, co-authored an article “Caring for nontraditional families: Kinship, foster, and adoptive.”  Published July 2022 in the Journal of Specialists in Pediatric Nursinghttps://doi.org/10.1111/jspn.12388Opens in new window

Bo Park, Assistant Professor of Public Health, co-authored an article “Placental morphology in association with autism-related traits in the EARLI study.”  Published June 28, 2022 in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirthhttps://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-022-04851-4Opens in new window

FAST FACTS

 

The public health workforce in the United States is reporting increased levels of burnout as a result of the pandemic. The prolonged nature of the pandemic has strained resources while increasing the urgency and scope of their work. Effective approaches to address burnout must incorporate action at individual and organizational levels. 

 

Portia Jackson Preston , Assistant Professor of Public Health

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