MPH Students and Alumni Achievements

  1. Shanelle Bailey (Class of 2020), Kyla Baron (Class of 2020), SS Chou, D Kermah, S Teklehaimanot, S Bazargan-Hejazi. Optimism and Perceived Stress in College Students. Poster presented at Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy (XULA) 12th Health Disparities Conference, New Orleans, LA. April 8-10, 2019.
  2. Daniels J, Struthers H, Maleke K, Soler J, Rico E, Blackmon Joshaun (Class of 2020), Senait T, McIntyre J, Coates T. Using Role-Play to Assess HIV Clinical Experiences with MSM in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Poster presented at Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy (XULA) 12th Health Disparities Conference, New Orleans, LA. April 8-10, 2019.
  3. Senait Teklehaimanot, Brando Arriaga, Kimberly Dorrah (Class of 2020), Denise Jimenez, Jieqing Li, Qiongyu Hao, and Yong Wu. Identification of a Novel PPM1D inhibitor and exploration of its anti-proliferative mechanism. Poster presented at Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy (XULA) 12th Health Disparities Conference, New Orleans, LA. April 8-10, 2019.
  4. Karlon Johnson (Class of 2020), Maria Barajas (Class of 2020), D Pan, M Scherer, RB Vargas. Heart Disease Hospitalization Disparities in California. Poster presented at Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy (XULA) 12th Health Disparities Conference, New Orleans, LA. April 8-10, 2019.
  5. Maria Barajas (Class of 2020), Karlon Johnson (Class of 2020), D Pan, M Scherer, D Zingmond, RB Vargas. Regional Variation in Heart Failure Hospital Length of Stay. Poster presented at Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy (XULA) 12th Health Disparities Conference, New Orleans, LA. April 8-10, 2019.
  6. Josephine Akingbulu (Class of 2020), Pallavi Sharma (Class of 2020), Rakeidra Hudson (Class of 2020), N Chavez, D Kermah, S Doan, T Fuller-Rowell. Stress and Psycho-Physiological Outcomes in Undergraduates. Poster presented at Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy (XULA) 12th Health Disparities Conference, New Orleans, LA. April 8-10, 2019.
  7. Josephine Akingbulu (Class of 2020). Psychological & Physiological Stressor Impacts in College. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the APHA's 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo, Nov. 2 - Nov. 6 in Philadelphia.
  8. Josephine Akingbulu (Class of 2020), Pallavi Sharma (Class of 2020), Rakeidra Hudson (Class of 2020), N Chavez, D Kermah, S Doan, T Fuller-Rowell. Stress and Psycho-Physiological Outcomes in Undergraduates. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the APHA's 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo, Nov. 2 - Nov. 6 in Philadelphia, PA.
  9. Bazargan M, Smith J, Cobb Sharon, (Class of 2020), Barkley L, Cheryl Wissa (Class of 2020), Emma Ngula (Class of 2018), Thomas R, Assari S. Emergency Department Utilization among Underserved African American Older Adults in South Los Angeles. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2019.
  10. Bazargan M, Smith J, Robinson P, Uyanne J, Abdulrahoof R (Class of 2019), Chuku C (Class of 2019, Assari S. Chronic Respiratory Disease and Health Related Quality of Life of African American Older Adults in an Economically Disadvantaged Area of Los Angeles. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2019 (In Print).
  11. Maria Kemp (Class of 2019), C. L. Edwards, Q. R. Sanderlin, D Pan, P. L. Robinson. Understanding neighborhood and racial and ethnic differences in diabetes prevalence, hospitalization, and mortality using Geospatial Technology. Podium oral presentation at Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy (XULA) 12th Health Disparities Conference, New Orleans, LA. April 8-10, 2019
  12. Saleemah Glover (Class of 2018). Disproportionate Rates of Early Diagnosis and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder Between Regions in Los Angeles County. Oral presentation at the APHA Annual Meeting, November 2017, Atlanta, GA.
  13. Harawa N, Shaemion McBride (Class 2018), Leibowitz A, Pulsipher C, Holloway I. Examining PrEP Uptake among Medi-Cal Beneficiaries in California: Differences by Age, Gender, Race/Ethnicity and Geographic Region. California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Centers. February 2018. www.chprc.org.
  14. Hanouni, Mona, Gilberto Bernal, Shaemion McBride (Class of 2018), Vincent Reginald F. Narvaez, and Basil O. Ibe. (2016). Hypoxia and hyperoxia potentiate PAF receptormediated effects in newborn ovine pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells: significance in oxygen therapy of PPHN. Physiological Reports, 4(12), e12840.
  15. Uchenna D. Ogbozor, Michael Opene, Lissette S. Renteria, Shaemion McBride (Class of 2018), Basil O. Ibe. (2015). Mechanism by which nuclear factor-kappa beta (NF-kB) regulates ovine fetal pulmonary vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation. Molecular genetics and metabolism reports, 4, 11-18.
  16. Shaemion McBride (Class of 2018). Social Determinants of Health and Self-Reported Psychological Distress among Adult Residents of Los Angeles County Service Planning Areas. Roundtable presentation at the APHA's 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo, Nov. 10 - Nov. 14, San Diego, CA.
  17. Eliza Rono (Class of 2017). Chronic stress and sexual functioning among African American women with at-risk partners in South Los Angeles. Oral presentation at the APHA Annual Meeting, November 2017, Atlanta, GA.
  18. Mabel Kimble (Class of 2017). Using Social Media to Promote Hepatitis C Testing to Baby Boomers. Poster presentation at the APHA Annual Meeting, November 2017, Atlanta, GA.
  19. Mabel Kimble (Class of 2017). Bringing PrEP Access and Adherence Online. Poster presentation at the APHA Annual Meeting, November 2017, Atlanta, GA.
  20. Rouse, Mechelle (Class of 2016): Abstract "Evaluating the rates of HPV vaccinations in underserved populations as it relates to eliminating health disparities". Poster presented at the Building Bridges to Optimum Health Conference Series: Sexually Transmitted Infection "Did you know? I didn't know" October 9, 2015; L.A., CA.
  21. Baker, Melanie (Class of 2016): Abstract "The Elimination of Cancer Health Disparities through the acceleration of HPV Vaccination: President's cancer Panel Report on HPV Vaccination". Poster presented at the Building Bridges to Optimum Health Conference Series: Sexually Transmitted Infection "Did you know? I didn't know" October 9, 2015; L.A., CA. First prize winner for student poster presentations.
  22. La'Quana Williams, MPH (Class of 2012), who currently works for the Monterey County Health Department, presented her abstract "A Local Health Department Approach to Improving Health Equity Practices through Workforce Development" at the APHA Annual Conference in Chicago, October 2015. In addition, she organized the APHA session "Preparing the Public Health Workforce to Advance Health Equity through a Health in All Policies Approach" that brought together representatives from Riverside, Alameda, and Monterey Counties to discuss their efforts in health equity curriculum development for health department employees.
  23. Banks, Alexandra (Class of 2016): Abstract "Barriers to Healthcare Post Affordable Care Act in the Community of Wilmington" poster presented at the Inaugural Forum on Population Health Equity, at Harvard University, September 10-11, 2015, Boston, MA.
  24. Gerald Bempong (Class of 2015): Abstract "Recruiting Black Men Who Have Sex with Men and Women (BMSMW) in an Urban Setting for HIV Prevention Research" poster presented at at the commemoration of the life and legacy of Booker T. Washington on the 100th anniversary of his death (1915-2015),April, 17, 2015, CDC campus, Atlanta, Georgia.
  25. Bazargan M., Yazdanshenas H., Gordon D. (2015), Orum G.. "Pain in Community-Dwelling Elderly African Americans." Journal of Aging and Health (in press)
  26. Yazdanshenas H., Gordon D. (2015), Bazargan M. "Pain Management among Underserved Aged African Americans". Poster presented at Xavier University Health Disparities Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  27. Gordon D. (Class of 2015), Yazdanshenas H., Johnson C., Loni L., Bazargan M., Orum G. (2014) "Pain and Pain Medication Use Among Elderly African Americans". Poster presented at the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities Grantee's Conference, Washington D.C., December 2014.
  28. Bakari Garvey (Class of 2015): Abstract "Zero to One hundred: Breaking stigma and fostering conversations about HIV among Black Heterosexual Men" poster presented at the 5th International Conference on Stigma, Nov. 21, 2014, Howard University, Washington, DC.
  29. Bazargan M., Yazdanshenas H., Gordon D. (2015) "Pain in Community Dwelling Elderly African Americans", presented in the Eighth Health Disparities Conference, Xavier University of Louisiana, College of Pharmacy, New Orleans, LA, March 12-14, 2015.
  30. Harlander-Locke M, Jimenez JC, Lawrence PF, Derubertis BG, Rigberg DA, Gelabert HA, Farley SM. "Management of endovenous heat-induced thrombus using a classification system and treatment algorithm following segmental thermal ablation of the small saphenous vein." J Vasc Surg. 2013 Aug;58(2):427-31.
  31. Harlander-Locke M. (Class of 2014), Jimenez JC, Lawrence PF, DeRubertis BG, Rigberg DA, Gelabert HA. "Endovenous Ablation with Concomitant Phlebectomy is a Safe and Effective Method of Treatment For Symptomatic Patients with Axial Reflux and Large Incompetent Tributaries".Journal of Vascular Surgery 2013 July; 58(1):166-72.
  32. Hai Hoang, (Class of 2013) "The Need to Disaggregate the Asian Population: A Look At California's Vietnamese Population". Paper presented in the Cross-Cultural Health Care Conference III: February, 2013, Honolulu Hawaii. In addition Hai was selected for an internship at the Cancer Research Center at National Cancer Institute (NIH)- Feb-2013
  33. Kira Watson and Denny Wisner (Class of 2013), Gail Orum, Hamed Yazdanshenas, Mohsen Barzargan"Satisfaction with Traditional and Mail Order Pharmacy Services among Aged African-Americans". Poster presented in the 140th APHA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, October 2012.
  34. Alberto Piña, (Class of 2012) The abstract "Mechanism for Change: Addressing Social and Health Inequities in Rural and Urban Slums" was accepted for a poster presentation at the 10th International Urban Public Health Conference, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, November 1-4, 2011.
  35. Nichole A. Nicholas, (Class of 2012) is co-author of "The Development and Evaluation of a Compassion Scale" presented its poster in the 13th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities, December 10-13, 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  36. Raniyah Abdus-Samad, (Class 2011) abstract "Mobilizing Civil Society for HIV Prevention in Resource-Poor Contexts within High-Income Nations: Three Case Studies of Black Mobilization in the Southern United States". Poster presented at the International AIDS Conference, Vienna, Austria 2010,
  37. Raniyah Abdus-Samad, (Class 2011).  Workshop: The Need for HIV/AIDS Scientific Literacy Programs in Black Communities: Lessons Learned; United States Conference on AIDS-National Minority AIDS Council, 10/2010, Orlando, FL.
  38. Denishia L. Clark, (Class of 2011); Are School-based Health Centers Sustainable in California"? At the 10th Annual International Conference on Health Economics, Management and Policy. Podium presentation in Athens, Greece, June 27-30, 2011.