Faculty Research & Scholarship

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Faculty Spotlight

Phillip Gedalanga

Phillip Gedalanga, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health

 

pgedalanga@fullerton.edu

Research Interests:

Dr. Gedalanga is primarily interested in understanding the fate and transport of water contaminants and their pathways to human exposures.  His research utilizes molecular and microbiological techniques to estimate the risks to human health from biological and chemical pollutants in our environment.

Current Projects:

  1. Application and validation of microbial source tracking biomarkers to differentiate viable and non-viable targets of human fecal pollution in natural and engineered environments throughout South Orange County, CA.
  2. Understanding the sources and ecological impacts of microplastics pollution in diverse water environments.

Recent Scholarly Achievements:

  1. Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute, Colgate University, Interdisciplinary Research Grant, 06/01/19 – 08/31/2022. Project Title:  Investigating the fate and transport of microplastics and their ecological impacts in natural and engineered systems. Role: Co-PI
  2. Zhang, L., Liu, Y., Zhong, M., Li, Z., Dong, Y., & Gedalanga, P. (2021). Insights into enhanced biodegradation of sulfadimethoxine by catalyst: transcriptomic responses and free radical interactions. Science of The Total Environment, 145641
  3. Miao, Y., Johnson, N. W., Phan, T., Heck, K., Gedalanga, P. B., Zheng, X., ... & Mahendra, S. (2020). Monitoring, assessment, and prediction of microbial shifts in coupled catalysis and biodegradation of 1, 4-dioxane and co-contaminants. Water Research173, 115540
  4. Johnson, N. W., Gedalanga, P. B., Zhao, L., Gu, B., & Mahendra, S. (2020). Cometabolic biotransformation of 1, 4-dioxane in mixtures with hexavalent chromium using attached and planktonic bacteria. Science of the Total Environment706, 135734.

 

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HHD STORIES & ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, HHD hosted the inaugural HHD Student Research Showecase.   The Showcase was a great success with 68 students sharing their research in both oral and poster presentations.  Visit the Showcase websiteOpens in new window to see the list of presentations and view the posters from the event.  Student presenters were also recognized with awards based on the content and quality of their oral or poster presentations.  View List of Student AwardeesOpens in new window
  • On Tuesday, February 23rd at Noon, Dr. Austin Nation presented "The exploration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) healthcare, access, and experiences in Orange County."  This presentation and discussion were part of the HHD Critical Conversations Lunch & Learn Series on Health Equity and Justice.  View Nation Lunch & LearnOpens in new window
  • 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

RECENT faculty publications as of April 2021

(See Publications ArchiveOpens in new window to read about more outstanding research from HHD faculty)

 

Robert Lockie, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored an article “Skeletal Muscle Mass and Fat Mass Relationships with Physical Fitness Test Performance in Law Enforcement Recruits Before Academy.”  Published May 1, 2021 in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000003918Opens in new window  

Jared Coburn and Pablo Costa, Professors of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript “Hip and Knee Kinetics During a Back Squat and Deadlift.” Published May 1, 2021 in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000002908Opens in new window

Robert Lockie, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored an article “Physical fitness: Differences between initial hiring to academy in law enforcement recruits who graduate or separate from academy.”  Published April 27, 2021 in Workhttps://doi.org/10.3233/wor-213438Opens in new window

Robert Lockie, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored an article “With great power comes great ability: Extending research on fitness characteristics that influence work sample test battery performance in law enforcement recruits.”  Published April 27, 2021 in Workhttps://doi.org/10.3233/wor-213437Opens in new window

John Gleaves, Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a review “Doping Prevalence in Competitive Sport: Evidence Synthesis with “Best Practice” Recommendations and Reporting Guidelines from the WADA Working Group on Doping Prevalence.” Published April 26, 2021 in Sports Medicinehttps://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-021-01477-yOpens in new window

Joyce Lin, Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies, co-authored a manuscript “Engaging caregivers and children in picture books: A family-implemented mathematical language intervention.”  Published April 15, 2021 in the Journal of Educational Psychologyhttps://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/edu0000662Opens in new window

Manal Alatrash, Assistant Professor of Nursing, authored an article “Determinants of Breast Cancer Screening in Three Arab American Women Subgroups.” Published April 15, 2021 in the Journal of Transcultural Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F10436596211008215Opens in new window

Joshua Yang, Professor of Public Health, co-authored a brief research report “Characterizing Self-Reported Tobacco, Vaping, and Marijuana-Related Tweets Geolocated for California College Campuses.”  Published April 13, 2021 in Frontiers in Public Health. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2021.628812Opens in new window

Yuying Tsong, Professor of Human Services, co-authored an article “Training Public Sector Clinicians in Competency-Based Clinical Supervision: Methods, Curriculum, and Lessons Learned.”  Published April 7, 2021 in the Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapyhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10879-021-09499-3Opens in new window

Robert Lockie, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored an article “Sex-related Differences in Functional Movement Screen Scores Among Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Cadets.”  Published March 26, 2021 in Military Medicinehttps://doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usaa417Opens in new window

Tabashir Nobari, Assistant Professor of Public Health, co-authored a manuscript “Nomadic Tibetan women’s reproductive health: findings from cross-sectional surveys with a hard-to-reach population.”  Published March 17, 2021 in Reproductive Healthhttps://doi.org/10.1186/s12978-020-01052-0Opens in new window

Diana Tisnado, Professor of Public Health, co-authored a manuscript “Deficits in Advance Care Planning for Patients with Decompensated Cirrhosis at Liver Transplant Centers.”  Published March 15, 2021 in JAMA Internal Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.0152Opens in new window

Erica Lizano, Assistant Professor of Social Work, authored an article “Work Engagement and Its Relationship with Personal Well-Being: A Cross-Sectional Exploratory Study of Human Service Workers.”  Published March 15, 2021 in Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance.  https://doi.org/10.1080/23303131.2021.1898071Opens in new window

Yuying Tsong, Professor of Human Services, and Sapna Chopra, Assistant Professor of Human Services, co-authored a manuscript “The emotional, cultural, and relational impact of growing up as parachute/satellite kids in Asian American transnational families.”  Published March 11, 2021 in Asian American Journal of Psychologyhttps://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/aap0000228Opens in new window

Robert Lockie, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored an article “Not as simple as it seems: Front foot contact kinetics, muscle function and ball release speed in cricket pace bowlers.”  Published March 9, 2021 in the Journal of Sports Scienceshttps://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2021.1898192Opens in new window

Diana Tisnado, Professor of Public Health, co-authored an article “Advance Care Planning in Patients with Decompensated Cirrhosis at Liver Transplant Centers: A Qualitative Study (SCI944).”  Published March 1, 2021 in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Managementhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2021.01.105Opens in new window

Pablo Costa, Andrew Galpin, and Jared Coburn, Professors of Kinesiology, co-authored an article “Effects of a Vibrating Foam Roller on Ipsilateral and Contralateral Neuromuscular Function and the Hamstring-To-Quadriceps Ratios.”  Published March 1, 2021 in the International Journal of Exercise Sciencehttps://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol14/iss1/6Opens in new window

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

John Gleaves, Professor of Kinesiology, authored an article “A Moral Examination of the Therapeutic Use Exemption in Anti-Doping.”  Published March 2021 in the Journal of Olympic Studies. https://doi.org/10.5406/jofolympstud.2.1.0053Opens in new window

Shu-Chen Yen, Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies, and Nathalie Carrick, Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies, co-authors an article “Sticking Together: The Impact of a Collaborative Intensive Service-Learning Program on College Students’ Academic Outcomes.”  Published March 2021 in the Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Educationhttps://journals.sfu.ca/jslhe/index.php/jslhe/article/view/251Opens in new window

Alice Lee, Assistant Professor of Public Health, co-authored an article “Depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate use is associated with decreased risk of ovarian cancer: the mounting evidence of a protective role of progestins.”  Published February 22, 2021 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. https://doi.org/10.1158/1055-9965.epi-20-1355Opens in new window

Tabashir Nobari, Pimbucha Rusmevichientong, and Mojgan Sami, Assistant Professors of Public Health, and Maria Koleilat, Associate Professor of Public Health, co-authored a brief report “The Impact of the Pandemic on CSUF Students’ Basic Needs.”  Published online through the Department of Public Health at California State University, Fullerton.  http://hhd.fullerton.edu/pubh/_resources/pdfs/pandemic%20on%20CSUF%20students%20basic%20needs.pdf PDF File Opens in new window  

FAST FACTS

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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