Every month, faculty in the College of Public Health take part in a range of scholarly activities; below are the activities for Jan. 1, 2022 through April 30, 2022 (Note: Future roundups will be released on a monthly basis.)

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Honors and Awards

Lisa Bedore, chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, was named co-recipient of the 2022 Excellence in Diversity Award from the Council of Academic programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD), an international organization that supports teaching and research in the field.

Jamie Mansell, associate professor of instruction and program director of graduate athletic training programs in the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, has been named a 2022 National Award Winner by the National Athletic Trainers' Association. The Athletic Trainer Service award recognizes Mansell’s work to advance athletic training as a public health discipline at the state and local levels. 

Philip McCallion, director of the School of Social Work, was named a fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW). McCallion joins the small annual class of fellows at AASWSW, a professional organization aimed at advancing the advocacy and impact of social work. Fellows are individuals honored for excellence in the field through high-impact work as researchers and practitioners.

Jingwei Wu was selected as one of four researchers nationwide to join the 2022 Mentored Biostatistics Faculty Program in Aging and Mental Health at the Advanced Research Institute (ARI).

Cheryl Hyde, associate professor of social work, was elected as the new Chair of the Association of Community Organizing & Social Action (ACOSA). ACOSA focuses on macro-level social work, and its diverse members include community organizers, activists, nonprofit administrators, community builders, policy practitioners, students and educators.

Chris Wheldon received the Best Overall Scientific Abstract Award at the 2022 ASCCP Scientific Meeting on Anogenital & HPV-related Diseases, for “HPV vaccination of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) users.”

Presentations and Speaking Engagements

Donna Coffman co-presented a poster at the 28th annual meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco in Baltimore, titled: “Time-varying mediators of pre- and post-quit nicotine patch therapy in adults attempting to quit smoking with varenicline.” Coffman also co-presented the poster “Using mixture models to identify smoking cessation profiles based on self-efficacy, positive expectancy, motivation, and cessation fatigue: An exploratory latent profile and latent transition analysis” at the same meeting. 

Julia Kobulsky participated in the 26th Society for Social Work and Research Conference in Washington, D.C., in January. She presented the symposium “Adversity and the origins of chronic disease and disparity in childhood and Adolescence”; gave an oral presentation on “Pick your poison: Gender, race, and the relations among child maltreatment, body mass index, and substance use disorder” and presented a poster on “Foster care and sexting, online and in-person sexual behavior, and sexual victimization”.  

Abby Rudolph gave a talk titled “Social Network Correlates of Injection Drug Use Cessation” in January 2022 as part of Drexel University College of Public Health’s Epidemiology and Biostatistics Seminar Series.

Recai Yucel co-presented “Sequential imputation using marginal models: Application to locational attainment in minority groups in Philadelphia,” at the Society for Epidemiological Research in Philadelphia on March 4. He also co-presented “Sequential imputation using marginal models: Application to locational attainment in minority groups in Philadelphia” at the 2022 Society for Epidemiologic Research Mid-Year Meeting held in Philadelphia.

Jialiang Liu co-presented the paper “Words and phrases associated with absconding supervision among probationers in Tarrant County Texas using natural language processing” at the Joint Statistical Meetings.

Marina Oktapodas Feiler presented a virtual talk titled “Navigating your Post-Doctoral Job Search” at the University of Rochester Department of Public Health Sciences Seminar Series.

Resa Jones co-presented “College students’ knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about masking and COVID-19 vaccination” at the 2022 Society for Epidemiologic Research Mid-Year Meeting in Philadelphia in March. Jones also co-presented “A qualitative study of health-related and emotional concerns among people exposed to PFAS-contaminated water” at the 43rd Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting in Baltimore. 

Deirdre Dingman presented a breakout session titled “False Hope of ‘The Red Hat’: Teaching Critical Analysis of Aging in the U.S. Using Poetry, Reflection and Dialogue” at the Center for the Advancement of Teaching 20th Annual Faculty Conference in January. Dingman also co-presented a poster titled “Addressing Substance Use in College Aged Students using a Harm Reduction Perspective” at the Center for the Advancement of Teaching 20th Annual Faculty Conference held in Philadelphia in January. 

Bradley Collins and Stephen Lepore co-presented “Community WIC system-initiated multilevel intervention improves maternal smokers’ bioverified abstinence, Babies Living Safe and Smokefree RCT” at the Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco annual meeting held in Baltimore in March. They also co-presented their paper “Multilevel Kids Safe & Smokefree intervention prolongs parents’ smoking abstinence compared to pediatric ‘Ask, Advise, Refer’” at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, in Baltimore and “Dual cannabis and tobacco smoking among mothers increases children’s cotinine and undermines mothers’ sustained abstinence” at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. 

Collins co-presented “Community WIC system-initiated multilevel intervention improves maternal smokers’ bioverified abstinence, Babies Living Safe and Smokefree RCT” at the Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco annual meeting in Baltimore.

Lepore co-presented the paper “Inadequate sleep linked to depressive symptoms through intrusive thoughts among cancer survivors” at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. He also participated in the symposium “Understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on relationships and intimacy in breast cancer: Results of a quantitative analysis” at the American Psycho-Oncology Society Annual Meeting in Portland. 

Mark Salzer presented a talk titled “From Honey Bees to Humans: Peer Support and Enhancing Health Outcomes” at Grand Rounds at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Tower Health and Drexel University in March. He also co-presented the virtual plenary session “Is a Matter of Mattering: Community Inclusion, Participation, and Social Isolation” at the 4th National Conference on Advancing Early Psychosis Care; presented a webinar titled “Recovery-Oriented Systems and Services and Community Inclusion” for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Substance Abuse Services; co-presented “Disaster Mental Health: A Socio-Ecological Approach” to the U.S. Public Health Service Ready Reserve Unit; and participated in a panel titled “Needs of Individuals Living with IDD” at the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Partnership Spring 2022 Virtual Conference.

Gina Tripicchio presented “Developing iByte4Health: an mHealth Intervention to Engage Parents with Low-income in an Obesity Prevention Program” as part of the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists Maternal Child Health Council Webinar in February.

Yaara Zisman-Ilani co-presented “The Potential of EHRs to Empower Individuals with Depression from Underserved Communities: An Examination of the Client Perspective” at the 26th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) in Washington, D.C., in January.

Beth Heuer presented “Reinventing your pediatric-focused NP journey: Sowing the seeds of a beautiful career” and co-presented “Introduction to pediatric APRN precepting: providing the tools for successful clinical education experiences” and “The patient in room 3: Am I ready?” at the NAPNAP 43rd National Conference on Pediatric Health Care in Dallas, Texas, in March.

Other Scholarly Activities

Amml Hussein chaired a Symposium at the Eastern Psychological Association's 93rd Annual Conference, in New York City in March 2022. The Symposium was titled Advancing Student and Faculty Diversity in the Academy: Governing with Equity. Hussein was also elected as the chair of the Temple University Collegial Assembly for the 2022-2023 school year, and to serve as a Faculty Representative to the University Senate for a three-year term.  

Resa Jones is serving as faculty lead for the Multilevel Intervention Training Institute (MLTI), supported by the National Cancer Institute.  The 2022 MLTI is a 5-month virtual training program to approximately 40 junior and mid-level faculty/researchers with weekly sessions from January to June 2022. 

David Sarwer and Lisa Ferretti from the College of Public Health have been named faculty representatives to the newly established Temple University Task Force on Mental Health and Wellness. The task force brings together faculty, students and administrators from across the university to assess existing mental health and wellness infrastructure and programs, evaluate programs at other universities, and develop recommendations concerning the mental health and wellness needs of the Temple community. 

Jingwei Wu was elected to the ASA Statistics and Data Science Education Mentoring Committee for a three-year term. Wu also was selected to join the Statistical Advisor Panel for both British Journal of Psychiatry and British Journal of Psychiatry Open. BJPsy is a leading international peer-reviewed psychiatric journal, covering all branches of psychiatry with an emphasis on the clinical aspects of each topic.