Research Presentations

TCHER Research

Names with * indicate co-authors are/were TCHER students. Names with ` indicate co-authors are/were Core TCHER faculty members.

Calendar Year 2019

Oral Presentations

  • Clark Goings, Trenette, Sebastian J. Teran Hidalgo, and Tamika D. Gilreath. "Is There a Cigarette Catch-Up Effect for Biracial Black Youth?." Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse (2020): 1-11.
  • Harvey, Idethia Shevon, Chandra Story, Rahma Mkuu, Erica Spears, and Ehikowoicho Idoko. "Diet-related Disparities among Aging Rural Black Americans with Type-2 Diabetes." In APHA's 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo (Nov. 2-Nov. 6). American Public Health Association, 2019.
  • Harvey, Idethia Shevon. "Neighborhood barriers to diabetes self-management behaviors among rural aging African Americans." In APHA's 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo (Nov. 2-Nov. 6). American Public Health Association, 2019.
  • Hill, Ashley, Tamika Gilreath, Maria Perez-Patron, and Brandie Taylor. "P326 Syndemic patterns of risk for sexually transmitted infections." (2019): A173-A173.
  • Idoko, Ehikowoicho, Ann Amuta-Jimenez, Qian Ji, Idethia Shevon Harvey, Ngozi Nwosisi, and Francisco Montiel Ishino. "Relevance of Shared Cultural Understanding with Healthcare Providers: An in-depth Examination by Race and Gender." In APHA's 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo (Nov. 2-Nov. 6). American Public Health Association, 2019.
  • Ishino, Francisco A. Montiel, and Tamika Gilreath. "A LATENT CLASS ANALYSIS OF ACCULTURATION ON MEAN TELOMERE LENGTH AMONG HISPANICS/LATINXS IN THE US." In ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, vol. 53, pp. S233-S233. JOURNALS DEPT, 2001 EVANS RD, CARY, NC 27513 USA: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2019.
  • Ishino, F. M., Rowan, C., Gilreath, T., & Williams, F. (2019, November). A syndemic perspective in understanding opioid dependence and abuse risk factors in the US using latent class analysis: A person-centered-approach. In APHA's 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo (Nov. 2-Nov. 6). American Public Health Association.
  • Martinez, Dinorah, Denise Martinez, Brenda Gonzales, Paula Saldana, Tia Olarinde, Whitney Garney, and Idethia Shevon Harvey "Addressing Maternal Tobacco Use: The Development of a Tobacco Cessation Toolkit and Maternal & Child Health Focused CHW Training." In APHA's 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo (Nov. 2-Nov. 6). American Public Health Association, 2019.
  • Muraleetharan, Daenuka, Tamika Gilreath, Kristin Primm, and Shelby Lautner. "Examining Emergency Room Utilization in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Using CDC’s National Health Interview Survey." In APHA's 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo (Nov. 2-Nov. 6). American Public Health Association, 2019.
  • Tomar, Aditi, Hannah Balcezak, Shanette Billings, Shirley Lewis-Miranda, Marie Latortue, and Lisa T. Wigfall. "Pre-community-based dental education HIV/AIDS-related knowledge/attitudes and experience working with vulnerable populations among dental students." In APHA's 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo (Nov. 2-Nov. 6). American Public Health Association, 2019.
  • Montiel Ishino, F. A. & Gilreath, T. (2019). A latent class analysis of acculturation on mean telomere length among Hispanics/Latinxs in the US. Society of Behavioral Medicine 40th Annual Meeting and Scientific Session on Leading the Narrative. Mar. 6-9 in Washington, DC.

Calendar Year 2018

Oral Presentations

  • Harvey, I. S., & *Mkuu, R. S. (April 2018).  Metabolic syndemic: The stress-disease connection among rural African Americans. Research presented at the 39th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 52 (Supplement 1), S411.
  • Harvey, I. S., & *Mkuu, R. S. (March 2018). Obesity, type-2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease” Using syndemic approach to unravel the mystery. Research presented at the 6th Global Congress for Qualitative Health Research, Sun City, South Africa.
  • Harvey, I. S., *Mkuu, R. S., & *Jara, M. (March 2018). The role of photo-documentation in systems influences on health and wellness among African Americans diagnosed with type-2 diabetes. Research presented at the 6th Global Congress for Qualitative Health Research, Sun City, South Africa.
  • Martinez, D., Nimmons, K., Garney, W., Saldana, P., Martinez, D., Olarinde, T., & Harvey, I. S. (November 2018). Developing a tobacco cessation toolkit and training materials for community health workers. Research presented at the 146th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, San Diego, CA.
  • *McKeever, A., *Mkuu, R., *Nguyen, D., *Zertuche, J., *Aust, E., *Wernz, C., *Miller, R., *Smith, E., *Stegall, R., *Puthigia, S., *Leal, N., & Harvey, I. S. (November 2018).  Grocery gap: Exploring the perception of and access to healthy food choices in rural and small towns among African Americans diagnosed with type-2 diabetes. Research presented at the 146th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, San Diego, CA.
  • Montiel Ishino, F. A., King, G., & Gilreath, T. (2018). Another smoking gun (model): Modelling the time-varying effect of tobacco use and smoke exposure on mean telomere length by race/ethnicity in the US. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) 24th Annual Meeting, Feb. 21-24 in Baltimore, MD.
  • Montiel Ishino, F. A., Rowan, C., Beighey, K., Boone, T., Chidumi, C., Fares, J., Hancock, A., Smith, E., Leshabari, S. & Gilreath, T. (2018). Household environmental determinants of child health outcomes in Tanzania: A latent class analysis of a nationally representative sample. American Public Health Association (APHA) 146th Annual Meeting and Expo: Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now. Nov. 10 - 14 in San Diego, CA.
  • Tisone, C. A. & Harvey, I. S. (March 2018). Adapting U. S. service-learning project to other cultures: Dementia and memory care in the Dominican Republic. Research paper presented at the 9th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference, New York, NY. The Lancet: Global Health, 6, S39.
  • Wigfall, L. T., Sherman, L., Garney, W., Patterson, M., Montiel Ishino, F. A., & Vadaparampil, S. (2018). Are providers missing clinical opportunities to promote HPV vaccination among smokers with children, adolescents, and young adults ≤26 years old living in their homes? International Cancer Education Conference on Cancer Education: Bridging the Gap through Health Equity, Innovation, and Advocacy in Global Communities. Oct. 3-5 in Atlanta, GA.

Poster Presentations

  • *Balcezak, H. C., & Wigfall, L. T. (October 2018). Closing the gap: Increasing “catch up” HPV vaccination rates among young adult males in college/university settings (a systematic review).  Journal of Cancer Education, 33 (S1), S20. 2018 International Cancer Education Conference. Atlanta, GA.
  • Beighey, K., Smith, E., Boone, T., Chidumi, C., Fares, J., Hancock, A., Gilreath, T., & Montiel Ishino, F. A. (2018). Tanzanian Children under-5 HIV Outcomes Determined by Tanzanian Mother’s Experiences with Interpersonal Violence. TAMU Student Research Week’s 21st meeting on Bridging Disciplines, Engaging with Others, Mar 19-23 in College Station, TX.
  • Boone, T., Hancock, A., Beighey, K., Chidumi, C., Fares, J., Smith, E., Gilreath, T., & Montiel Ishino, F. A. (2018). The Impact of Service Providers as it Contributes to Vaccination Rates in Tanzanian Children under-5. TAMU Student Research Week’s 21st meeting on Bridging Disciplines, Engaging with Others, Mar 19-23 in College Station, TX.
  • Fares, J., Beighey, K., Boone, T., Chidumi, C., Hancock, A., Smith, E., Gilreath, T., & Montiel Ishino, F. A. (2018). Syndemicity of Children under-5 Living with HIV and Malaria in Tanzania: Identifying Household Environmental and Behavioral Determinants. TAMU Student Research Week’s 21st meeting on Bridging Disciplines, Engaging with Others, Mar 19-23 in College Station, TX.
  • Gilreath, T., Hill, A. V., Montiel Ishino, F. A., & Mkuu, R. (2018). Examining sexual risk, mental health, and poly-substance use among U.S. High School Students: A syndemic approach. American Public Health Association (APHA) 146th Annual Meeting and Expo: Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now. Nov. 10 - 14 in San Diego, CA.
  • Gilreath, T., Montiel Ishino, F. A., & Mkuu, R. (2018). Patterns of Poly-Tobacco Use amongst Latino Youth. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) 24th Annual Meeting, Feb. 21-24 in Baltimore, MD.
  • Hancock, A., Boone, T., Beighey, K., Chidumi, C., Fares, J., Smith, E., Gilreath, T., & Montiel Ishino, F. A. (2018). Tanzanian Children under-5 Vaccine Outcomes Determined by Vaccine Campaign Exposure. TAMU Student Research Week’s 21st meeting on Bridging Disciplines, Engaging with Others, Mar 19-23 in College Station, TX.
  • Harvey, I. S., Mkuu, R. S., & Spears, E. C. (October 2018). A syndemic approach: Examining the co-occurring risk factors to physical activity among African American aging women. Research poster presented at the 7th International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress, London United Kingdom.
  • Harvey, I. S. & *Mkuu, R. S. (March 2018). HerStories: A qualitative study with rural African American women diagnosis with type-2 diabetes. Research poster presented at Texas A & M University Women’s Research on Women Symposium, College Station, TX.
  • Harvey, I. S. & *Mkuu, R. S. (March 2018). The chronicity of poverty: Chronic disease management behaviors among rural African Americans. Research poster presented at 18th Annual Scientific Meeting Portland, OR. Health Behavior Research, 1 (2), 11 – 12.
  • Harvey, I. S., Sherman, L. D., Spears, E. C., *Mkuu, R. S., & Alexander, C. N. (April 2018). Little exercise is better than no exercise: Multiple measures of physical activity among older African American women. Research poster presented at Society of Behavioral Medicine 39th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, LA.  Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 52 (Supplement 1), S593.
  • *Jara, M., Harvey, I. S., *Mkuu, R. (March 2018). Social environment and self-management behaviors among African Americans diagnose with type-2 diabetes. Research poster presented at 2018 Texas A & M University Student Research Week, College Station, TX.
  • Lautner, S., Garney, W., & Harvey, I. S. (November 2018). Addressing gaps in the health equity for smokers in special population through community outreach and tailored smoking cessation strategies. Research poster presented at the 146th American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA.
  • *McKeever, A., *Mkuu, R. S., *Nguyen, D., *Zertuche, J., *Aust, E., & Harvey, I. S. (March 2018). Perception of and access to food choices to rural and small towns: The grocery gap. Research poster presented at 2018 Texas A & M University Student Research Week, College Station, TX. College of Education and Human Development Graduate Poster First Place Winner.
  • Mkuu, R., Barry, A., Montiel Ishino, F. A., & Amuta, A. (2018). Examining Characteristics of Recorded and Unrecorded Alcohol Consumers in Kenya. American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) 18th Annual Meeting on An Equity Approach to Health Behavior Innovations, Mar. 4-7 in Portland, OR.
  • *Mkuu, R., Gilreath, T. D., *Reyes, G. A., & Harvey, I. S. (April 2018). Social determinants of hypertension and type-2 diabetes in Kenya: A latent class analysis of a nationally representative sample. Research poster presented at Society of Behavioral Medicine 39th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, LA.  Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 52 (Supplement 1), S263.
  • *Mkuu, R., Rowell-Cunsolo, T., *Ishino, F. A. M., *Jackson, Z., & Harvey, I. S. (April 2018). Intersectionality of factors associated with HIV risk behaviors among formerly incarcerated black drug offenders. Research poster presented at Society of Behavioral Medicine 39th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, LA. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 52 (Supplement 1), S736.
  • Mkuu, R., Rowell-Cunsolo, T., Montiel Ishino, F. A., Jackson, Z., & Harvey, I. S. (2018). Intersectionality of Factors Associated with HIV Risk Behaviors Among Formerly Incarcerated Black Drug Offenders. Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) 39th Annual Meeting on Extending Our Reach, Apr. 11-14 in New Orleans, LA.
  • Rowan, C., Walls, H., Smith, E., Alsobrooks, H., Maqbool, S., Yin, L., Gilreath, T., & Montiel Ishino, F. A. (2018). A latent class analysis of household environmental factors on child tropical neglected disease outcomes. TAMU LAUNCH 2018 Undergraduate Fall Research Expo, October 3 in College Station, TX.
  • Smith, E., Beighey, K., Hancock, A., Gilreath, T., & Montiel Ishino, F. A. (2018). Mothers’ Experiences with Interpersonal Violence as Risk to Antenatal Care: A Latent Class Analysis of the Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey. TAMU LAUNCH 2018 Undergraduate Research Summer Poster Session, August 1 in College Station, TX.
  • *Smith, E., *Miller, R., *Puthigal, S., *Mkuu, R., & Harvey, I. S. (March 2018). Access to agricultural land and consumption of fruits and vegetables: Results from the WHO Kenya STEPWise Survey.  Research poster presented at 2018 Texas A & M University Student Research Week, College Station, TX.
  • Spears, E., Harvey, I. S., *Jackson, Z., & Bonner, T. (November 2018). Middle-class African Americans and type-2 diabetes mellitus: Perceptions of risk ad barriers to optimal health. Research poster presented at the 146th American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Walls, H., King, G., Gilreath, T., & Montiel Ishino, F. A. (2018). Effect of Serum Cotinine Levels on Mean Telomere Length by Race/Ethnicity: A Smoking Gun Using Time Varying Effect Modeling. TAMU LAUNCH 2018 Undergraduate Research Summer Poster Session, August 1 in College Station, TX.
  • Walls, H., Rowan, C., Smith, E., Alsobrooks, H., Maqbool, S., Yin, L., Gilreath, T., & Montiel Ishino, F. A. (2018). Latent class analysis of acculturative risk on telomere length. TAMU LAUNCH 2018 Undergraduate Fall Research Expo, October 3 in College Station, TX.
  • *Wernz, C., *Leal, N., *Stegall, R., *Mkuu, R., & Harvey, I. S. (March 2018). Prevalence and predictors of receipt of weight loss advice from a physician among a nationally representative sample of overweight and obese Kenyans. Research poster presented at 2018 Texas A & M University Student Research Week, College Station, TX.
  • Wigfall, L. T. (June 2018). Adapting evidence-based intervention strategies to reduce cervical cancer disparities among women living with HIV. 2018 Professional Development and Mock Review Workshop. Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, MD.
  • Wigfall, L. T., Sherman, L., Garney, W. R., Patterson, M., Francisco, M., & Vadaparampil, S. (October 2018). Are providers missing clinical opportunities to promote HPV vaccination among smokers with children, adolescents, and young adults ≤26 years old in their homes? Journal of Cancer Education, 33 (S1), S35–S36. 2018 International Cancer Education Conference. Atlanta, GA.
  • Wigfall, L. T., Wilson, K., Rahn, R., Hong, Y. A., & Dormire, S. (Ocotber 2018). Engaging community-based HIV/AIDS service organizations in the selection of cervical cancer prevention educational materials for women living with HIV. Journal of Cancer Education, 33 (S1), S27–S28. 2018 International Cancer Education Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Calendar Year 2017

Oral Presentations

  • `Harvey, I. S., *Mkuu, R., *Spears, E., *Johnson, K.,*Jara, M., *Marques, R. M., *Jackson, A., & Hernandez, S. (November 2017).  Does where I live impact how I live? Framing the social pathways underlying association between place and type-2 diabetes. Research presented at the 145th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Atlanta, GA.
  • Gross, T., Story, C., `Harvey, I. S., Allsopp, M., Whitt-Glover, M. C. (November 2017).  Women are the backbone of the church and families: Pastors’ perception on the health of the Black church and implications for Black women’s health.  Research presented at the 145th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Atlanta, GA.
  • `Wigfall, L., `Harvey, I. S., `Gilreath, T., Zoh, R. S., Cunningham, G. B., & Goodson, P. (September 2017).  Community-based non-clinical HIV service providers: Seekers and mavens of cancer and health-related information for vulnerable populations.  Research presented at the 2017 International Cancer Education Conference, Cleveland, Ohio.

Poster Presentations

  • Baker-Choudhury, M. A., *Mkuu, R. S., Epnere, K., Cisse-Egbuonye, `Harvey, I. S., Hague, A., Yonga, G. (March 2017). Risk factors for hypertension in early to mid-life Kenyans: The Kenya Demographic and Health Survey. Research poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine 38th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, San Diego, CA. Annals of Behavioral Medicine
  • *Brown, J., `Harvey, I. S., & Parker, K. A. (November 2017). The neglected syndemic: Applying a systems perspective to cervical cancer control and HIV reduction among African American women in the southern United States. Research poster presented at the A Paradigm Shift: The Impact of HIV/AIDS on African American Women and Families Conference at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.
  • `Gilreath, T., *Mkuu, R., *Reyes, A. G., & `Harvey, I. S. (November 2017). Body mass index and intimate partner violence among Kenyan women. Research poster presented at the 145th American Public Health Association, Atlanta GA.
  • `Gilreath, T., *Mkuu, R., *Reyes, A. G., `Harvey, I. S., & *Idoko, E. (November 2017). Patterns of poly-tobacco use amongst Black American youth. Research poster presented at the 145th American Public Health Association, Atlanta GA.
  • *Jara, M., `Harvey, I. S., & *Mkuu, R. (June 2017). Understanding the underlying pathways associated with place and type-2 diabetes. Research poster presented at the 2017 Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis MN.
  • `Harvey, I. S., *Mkuu, R., *Spears, E. C., *Johnson, K., *Jara, M., *Marquez, R., *Jackson, A., & *Hernandez, S. (November 2017). Does where I live impact how I live? Framing the social pathways underlying associations between place and type-2 diabetes. Research poster presented at the 145th American Public Health Association, Atlanta GA.
  • `Harvey, I. S., `Sherman, L., *Mkuu, R., *Spears, E. C., & *Johnson, K.  (March 2017). Chronic disease, social support, and mental health among older women residing in Barbados: Results from the Survey on Health, Well-being, and Aging Study. Research poster presented at the 17th Annual American Academy of Health Behavior Meeting Tucson, AZ. Health Behavior Research, 1 (1), 22.
  • `Harvey, I. S., *Spears, E. C., *Mkuu, R., *Johnson, K., *Marquez, R., *Jara, M., Jackson, A., Rodriguez, M., & Voltaire, J. (November 2017). Living with type-2 diabetes: Everyday challenges of diabetes management among African Americans. Research poster presented at the 145th American Public Health Association, Atlanta GA.
  • `Harvey, I. S., `Story, C., Knutson, D., Gizlice, Z., & Whitt-Glover, M. C. (November 2017). Social support changes among African American women in a faith-based physical activity intervention: Results from the Learning and Developing Individual Exercise Skills study. Research poster presented at the 145th American Public Health Association, Atlanta GA.
  • Kahar, P., `Harvey, I. S., `Tisone, C., & Khanna, D. (April 2017).  Patterns of oral hygiene behaviors, daily habits and caries prevalence in India and Dominican Republic: A comparative study. Research poster presented at the National Oral Health Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Lautner, S., Muraleetharan, D., Garney, W., & `Harvey, I. S. (March 2017). Developing smoking cessation strategies for the LGBTQ population through community outreach. Research poster presented at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health, Austin TX.
  • *Mkuu, R., `Gilreath, T., *Reyes, A. G., *Samman, E. & `Harvey, I. S. (November 2017). Patterns of poly-tobacco use amongst Black American youth. Research poster presented at the 145th American Public Health Association, Atlanta GA.
  • *Mkuu, R., Smith, C., Smith, M., & `Harvey, I. S., (November 2017). Assessing hypertension awareness and control among African Americans and Hispanics: Results from the Arkansas Minority Barber and Beauty Shop Health Initiative (ARBBS). Research poster presented at the 145th American Public Health Association, Atlanta GA.
  • *Mkuu, R. S., Rowell-Cunsolo, T., *Idoko, E.  `Harvey, I. S. (March 2017). Experiences of drug exposure and use: A qualitative study of black formerly incarcerated drug offenders. Research poster presented at Society of Behavioral Medicine 38th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, San Diego, CA. Annals of Behavioral Medicine
  • Muraleetharan, D., Lautner, S., Garney, W., & `Harvey, I. S. (March 2017). Addressing the needs of Hispanic and Latino smokers in Texas using culturally tailored outreach strategies. Research poster presented at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health, Austin TX.
  • Nimmons, K., Macareno, B., Constante, E., Valdez, E., Saldana, P., Martinez, D., `Harvey, I. S., & Lautner, S. (November 2017). Implementing a CHW tobacco cessation curriculum in Texas. Research poster presented at the 145th American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA.
  • Smith, C., *Mkuu, R., Smith, M., Minor, P., & `Harvey, I. S. (March 2017). Predictors of obesity among African American and Hispanics: Results from the Arkansas Minority Barber and Beauty Shop Health Initiative. Research poster presented at the Xavier University of Louisiana-College of Pharmacy 10th Health Disparities Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Smith, C., *Mkuu, R., Smith, M., Minor, P., & `Harvey, I. S. (March 2017). Educate, screen, refer and follow-up: The Arkansas Minority Barber and Beauty Shop Health Initiative, a model for chronic disease care and prevention. Research poster presented at the Xavier University of Louisiana-College of Pharmacy 10th Health Disparities Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • `Tisone, C. A. & `Harvey, I. S. (April 2017). Dementia and memory care: Strengthening health systems capacity through long-term service-learning projects and study aboard programs. Research poster presented at the 8th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference, Washington DC. Annals of Global Health, 83 (1), 144 – 145.

Calendar Year 2016

Oral Presentations

  • Doster, J., & `Harvey, I. S. (March 2016). Empowerment: A qualitative inquiry of daily strategies and commitments for sustained weight loss. Research presented at the 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.
  • `Harvey, I. S. (March 2016). The perceptions of social support among caregivers and individuals with chronic conditions. Research presented at the 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.
  • `Harvey, I. S., `Sherman, L., *Mkuu, R., *Travillion, P., & *Jara, M.  (November 2016). What can I do in a day? A multi-methods approach to physical activity among older African American women residing in an urban environment. Research presented at the 144th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Denver, CO.
  • Mausolf, A. P., & `Harvey, I. S. (March 2016). How parks improve health: The helpful research every practitioner should know. Research presented at the 38th Annual Southeast Recreation Research Conference, Ashville, NC.
  • *Mkuu, R., Smith, C., `Harvey, I. S., Smith, M. & Biddle, J.  (November 2016). Educate, screen and refer: Utilizing the Transtheoretical Model “Stages of Change” theory to identify and refer smokers in community outreach. Paper presented at the 144th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Denver, CO.

Poster Presentations

  • *Doster, J., & `Harvey, I. S. (May 2016). Empowerment: Daily strategies and commitments for sustained weight loss. A qualitative inquiry of daily strategies and commitments for sustained weight loss. Research presented at the 12th International Congress Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign, IL.
  • `Harvey, I. S. (April 2016). The perceptions of social support among caregivers and individuals with chronic conditions. Research poster presented at Society of Behavioral Medicine 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, Washington, DC. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50 (Supplement 1), S313.
  • `Harvey, I. S. (March 2016). The perceptions of social support among caregivers and individuals with chronic conditions. Research presented at the 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.
  • `Harvey, I. S. (November 2016). Perceived barriers to physical activity among African American women. Research presented at the 144th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Denver, CO.
  • `Harvey, I. S. (November 2016). The relationship between social support and mental health among older women residing in Barbados. Research poster presented at the 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA. The Gerontologist, 55 (Supplement 3), 93 – 94. doi:10.1093/geront/gnw162.365.
  • `Harvey, I. S., *Spears-Laniox, E. C., *Mkuu, R., & *Brown, J. (February 2016). Coming social support among recipients and providers of caregiving: Results from the Chronic Illness and Caregiving Study. Research poster presented at the 16th Annual American Academy of Health Behavior Meeting, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
  • Macareno, B., Escareno. J., Nimmons, K., Saldana, P., Martinez, D., Garney, W., `Harvey, I. S., Constante, E., & Valdez, E. (November 2016). Development of a curriculum for CHWs focused on tobacco cessation. Research presented at the 144th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Denver, CO.
  • *Mkuu, R. S., *Jara, M., `Harvey, I. S., Green, H. D., & Brown, E. (March 2016). Religiosity and coping among African American breast cancer survivors. Research presented at the 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.
  • *Munoz, E., *Nwachukwu, C. & `Harvey, I. S.  (October 2016) Perceived barriers to physical activity among older African American women. Research presented at the 144th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Denver, CO.

Calendar Year 2015

  • *Bonner, T. J., `Harvey, I. S., & Sherman, L. (2015). Illness representations of lower extremity disease among African Americans living with type-2 diabetes. Research accepted at the 143rd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Chicago, IL.
  • *Chen, X., *Solari-Hall, K., `McKyer, E. L., Outley, C., & McWhinney, S. (2015). Does family language preference impact children’s physical activity and social integration? SOPHE 66th Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.
  • *Chen, X., *Spears-Lanoix, E., `McKyer, E. L., Outley, C., & McWhinney, S. (2015). Investigating children’s physical activity by their media exposure and family environment. American Academy of Health Behavior 15th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
  • `Harvey, I. S. (2015). Who will help me change: Lived experiences of minority women diagnosed with type-2 diabetes. Research presented at the 4th Global Congress for Qualitative Health Research, Yucatan Mexico
  • `Harvey, I. S., & Garney, W. (2015). Cessation outreach initiative: Hispanic and LGBTQ populations. Invited speaker to DSHS Tobacco Prevention and Control Fall Conference: Building Partnerships to Reduce Tobacco Use. University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.
  • Story, C., Gross, T., `Harvey, I. S., & Whitt-Glover, M. C. African American pastors perspective on the LADIES project: A qualitative study. (2015). Research accepted at the 143rd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Chicago, IL.

Poster Presentations

  • *Chen, X., & Barry, A. (2015). Evaluating the accuracy of iTranslate app for diabetes education material. Presented at 7th Health Literacy Research Conference, Bethesda, MD.
  • *Chen, X., Gabriel, G., Reyes, J., & Barry, A. (2015). Evaluating the accuracy of English-to-Chinese Google Translate Website for diabetes education material. Presented at Asian American and Pacific Islander Health Summit, Houston, TX.
  • *Chen, X., *Solari-Hall, K., `McKyer, E. L. J., Outley, C., & McWhinney, S. (2015). Does family language preference impact children’s physical activity and social integration? Presented at 66th Society for Public Health Education Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.
  • *Chen, X., *Spears-Lanoix, E., `McKyer, E. L. J., Outley, C., & McWhinney, S. (2015). Investigating children’s physical activity by their media exposure and family environment. Presented at 15th American Academy of Health Behavior Annual Scientific Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
  • Cunningham, G. B., `McKyer, E. L. J., Outley, C. W., & Clark, H. R. (2015). Service learning and engagement of local communities to impact youth health and well-being. Accepted for presentation at the North American Society for Sport Management Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • *Dawkins-Moultin, L., McDonald, A., `McKyer, E. L. J., McWhinney, S. L. (2016). Health assignments and screen-time rules: Examining the relationship. Texas Public Health Association (TPHA) Annual Education ConferenceGalveston, TX.
  • *Dawkins-Moultin, L., McDonald, A., `McKyer, E. L. J.  (2015). SEM-Freirean approach: Countering the deficit model in health literacy interventions. Health Literacy and Research Conference, Bethesda, MD.
  • *Dawkins-Moultin, L., *Chen, X., *McDonald, A., `McKyer, E.L.J., & McWhinney, S. (2015). Fourth grade students’ leisure time Internet use. 91st Texas Public Health Association Annual Education Conference. Austin, TX.
  • `Harvey, I. S., Story, C., Knutson, D., & Whitt-Glover, M. (2015). The role of religiosity, social support, and religious support in a physical activity intervention. Research poster presented at the 68th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, FL. The Gerontologist, 55 (Supplement 2), 173 – 174.
  • *McDonald, A., *Chen, X., *Dawkins-Moultin, L., McWhinney, S., & `McKyer, E. L. J. (March 15-18, 2015). Examining the relationship between family size and children’s media usage in rural household. Presented at 15th American Academy of Health Behavior Annual Scientific Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
  • *McDonald, A., *Dawkins-Moultin, L., *Chen, X., McWhinney, S., & `McKyer, E.L.J. (2015). A comparison of fruits and vegetable consumption: pre and post nutrition education intervention among rural elementary school children. 91st Texas Public Health Association Annual Education Conference. Austin, TX. 
  • Padgett, D., Johnson, R., * Chen, X., Rodriguez, D.M., & `Guidry, J. (2015). Using EBI’s in the Classroom-STRAPP: Students Taking Responsibility and Action to Prevent Pregnancy. Presented at American School Health Association Annual School Health Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • *Solari, K. D., Siembida, E. J., & `Harvey, I. S. (2015). The transitional period and physical activity identity correlates to physical activity in female university students. Research poster presented at the 15th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior, San Antonio, TX
  • *Spears-Laniox, E. C., Ford, C., & `Harvey, I. S. (2015). An investigation of the role of place in self-care practices in chronic disease management in older adults. Research poster presented at the 15th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior, San Antonio, TX.