Faculty Research & Scholarship

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Faculty Spotlight

Pimbucha Rusmevichientong


Pimbucha Rusmevichientong, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health

Co-Director, Center for the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and Obesity PreventionOpens in new window



Research Interests:

Dr.Rusmevichientong’s research interests primarily lie in microeconomics, experimental, and behavioral economics related to consumer behaviors and the food demand system. Her research studies apply economics concepts to understand the impact of food labeling, food advertisement, public and trade policy on consumers’ decision-making and health outcomes.

Current Projects:

1. The impact of trade liberalization on tobacco consumption and health outcomes

2. Calories burned off vs. calories taken in: The effect of different snack labeling in changing consumer purchase intention. Sponsor: CSUF Junior Intramural Grant.

3. Implementing discrete choice experiment design on understanding parents’ snack choices for their children. Sponsor: CSUF Junior Intramural Grant and RSCA award.

4. Impact of over-crowding on social distancing behaviors in Orange County, LA during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Sponsor: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health LA Basin Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training Program (MHRT).

Recent Scholarly Achievements:

  1. Rusmevichientong, P., Jaynes, J., & Kazemi, S. (2020). Which Factors and Nutritional Ingredients Influence College Students’ Snack Choices? An Evidence from Discrete Choice Experiments. Journal of American College Health, 68(2), 192-199. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2018.1538149Opens in new window
  2. McEligot, AJ., Caujungco, M.P., 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. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 16(1), 1-5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6407619/pdf/nihms-1015388.pdfPDF File Opens in new window
  3. Rusmevichientong, P., Mitra, S., McEligot, A.J., *Navajas, E. (2018). The Association between Types of Soda Consumption and Overall Diet Quality: Evidence from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 16(1), 24-35. https://doi.org/10.32398/cjhp.v16i1.2121Opens in new window
  4. Rusmevichientong, P., Albornoz, R.*, Chen, S.*, Lin, J.*, Kudilok, K., Suchato, R. (2018). RiverPro’s Environmentally-Friendly Paper: Growing Through Sustainability. In R.D. Christy, J.C. Bernardo, A. Hampel-Milagrosa (Eds.), Asian Agribusiness Management: Case Studies in Growth, Marketing, and Upgrading Strategies (pp.133-150). World Scientific Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813233140_0008Opens in new window
  5. Streletskaya, N.A., Amatyakul, W., Rusmevichientong, P., Kaiser, H.M., & Liaukonyte, J. (2016). Menu-Labeling Formats and Their Impact on Dietary Quality. Agribusiness: an International Journal, 32(2), 175-188. https://doi.org/10.1002/agr.21444Opens in new window


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faculty publications as of November 2020

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Guadalupe Espinoza, Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies, co-authored a book chapter “Cyberbullying perpetration and victimization among ethnic minority youth in the United States: similarities or differences across groups?” Published online November 27, 2020 In: Wright, M and Schiamberg L. (eds) Child and Adolescent Online Risk Exposure. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128174999000119Opens in new window

Robert Lockie, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored an article “The Effects of the Barbell Hip Thrust on Post-Activation Performance Enhancement of Change of Direction Speed in College-Aged Men and Women.”  Published November 19, 2020 in Sportshttps://doi.org/10.3390/sports8120151Opens in new window

Gary Germo, Associate Professor of Human Services, co-authored an article “Generativity and shared agency with foster youth for education.”  Published online November 21, 2020 in the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2020.101217Opens in new window

Tabashir Nobari, Assistant Professor of Public Health, co-authored a manuscript “Severe Housing-Cost Burden and Low-Income Young Children’s Exposure to Adverse Experiences: A Cross-Sectional Survey of WIC Participants in Los Angeles County.”  Published November 17, 2020 in the Maternal and Child Health Journalhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-020-03032-zOpens in new window

Derek Pamukoff, Melissa Montgomery, and Robert Lockie, Associate Professors of Kinesiology, co-authored a research article “Association Between Knee- and Hip-Extensor Strength and Running-Related Injury Biomechanics in Collegiate Distance Runners.” Published November 16, 2020 in the Journal of Athletic Traininghttps://doi.org/10.4085/1062-6050-0532.19Opens in new window

Robert Lockie, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript “An investigation of seasonal variations in the fitness test performance of law enforcement recruits.”  Published online November 11, 2020 in Facta Universitatis, Series: Physical Education and Sporthttp://casopisi.junis.ni.ac.rs/index.php/FUPhysEdSport/article/view/6696Opens in new window

Robert Lockie, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored an article “Perceived and Measured Physical Fitness of Police Students.” Published October 19, 2020 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthhttps://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/20/7628#Opens in new window

Robert Lockie, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored an article “We Need You: Influence of Hiring Demand and Modified Applicant Testing on the Physical Fitness of Law Enforcement Recruits.”  Published October 15, 2020 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthhttps://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/20/7512#Opens in new window

Robert Lockie, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored an article “Relationships of   Lower-body Power Measures to Sprint and Change of Direction Speed among NCAA Division II Women’s Lacrosse Players: An Exploratory Study.”  Published October 2020 in the International Journal of Exercise Sciencehttps://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol13/iss6/20Opens in new window

Alice Lee, Assistant Professor of Public Health, authored a commentary “Could microchimerism play a role in ovarian carcinogenesis?”  Published September 3, 2020 in the International Journal of Epidemiologyhttps://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyaa153Opens in new window

Robert Lockie, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript “Relationships between Isometric Strength and the 74.84-kg (165-lb) Body Drag Test in Law Enforcement Recruits.”  Published September 2020 in the Journal of Human Kineticshttps://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/hukin/74/1/article-p5.xmlOpens in new window


Self‐report depression screening and measurement instruments can be powerful tools in assisting primary care providers with detecting depression in their patient population, diagnosing depression, and monitoring treatment response. There is modest support for the PHQ-9 and its use among Hispanics in primary care for the purpose of depression screening and monitoring. In a large sample of treatment‐seeking Hispanics in primary care (N = 499), we found distinct profiles of depression based on PHQ-9 responses which indicate varying clinical presentations and reporting of depression, highlighting the importance of looking beyond depression measurement summary scores and examining specific symptoms experienced by patients during treatment.  


Brittany Eghaneyan, Assistant Professor of Social Work

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