A comprehensive program, it develops competencies in five key public health areas – behavioral and social sciences, biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology and health policy, advocacy and management.

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Submissions from 2019

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A Design Thinking Educational Intervention to Augment Public Health Training, Sylvie Abookire; Bon Ku, MD; Rosemary Frasso, PhD; and Colin Plover, PhD

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Breaking the Cycle of Addiction: Post Event Intervention Strategies, Alexander J. Baukus; Colin Plover, PhD; and John McAna, PhD

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Participant Experiences with the American Registry for Migraine Research: A Qualitative Study, Izabella D'Onofrio; Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH; and Anna Quinn, MPH

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Learning From Past Mistakes – Opioids, Cannabis and the Treatment of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Conditions, Joseph Flaxer; Marianna LaNoue, PhD; and Mitchell Cohen, MD

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Methodology to Assess Diaper Changing Station Access in Philadelphia Restaurants: Pilot Study, Nishant Pandya; Russell McIntire, PhD,MPH; and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH

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Human Trafficking: A Curriculum for Public Health Students, Megan Rankel; Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH; and John F. McAna, PhD

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Assessment, Improvement, and Website Development of the Philadelphia Department of Prisons Discharge Packet, Emylie Rosenbaum and Colin Plover, PhD

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Adolescent Depression Treatment in Primary Care: A Systematic Review, Brianna Williams and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH

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The Health and Healthy Behaviors Program at Siraba School in Mali, Kathryn Beirne; Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH; and John McAna, PhD

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A Pilot Study to Assess Pharmacy Students’ Experiences With Naloxone, Katherine Cambareri; Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH; and Vittorio Maio, PharmD, MS, MSPH

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Promoting Social Inclusion Through an Arts Based Curriculum: A Mural Arts Initiative, Talia Charidah and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH

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Barriers to Surgical Care at a Tertiary Referral Hospital in Kigali, Rwanda, Myles Dworkin; Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH; and Jennifer Rickard

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Perceptions of pregnant women about influenza vaccine: What do we know?, Violetta Gerzen Feshchenko and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH

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Concussion Treatment in Youth Seen in an Emergency Department Setting, Kathleen Jarrell; Stanton Miller, MD, MPH, FACS; Venkata Masarapu, MD; Emanuel Okolo; Chol Kuoiloi, MPH; and Megan Carney

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Influenza Immunization among College Students and the Barriers to Vaccination, Ellen McQuaid and Jillian Baker, DPH, EdM

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TJU Graduate Students’ Perspectives on Work-Life Balance: A Photo-Elicitation Study, Pamela Myers; Madalene Zale, MPH; Violetta Gerzen; Amy Henderson Riley, DrPH; and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH

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Identifying Cold Spots within the Jefferson Catchment Area: A Geospatial Community Health Profile, Thomas Nowlan and Russell K. McIntire, PhD,MPH

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Addressing Stalking In The United States: A Policy Analysis, Courtney Riseborough and M. Romney, RN,MS,JD,MPH

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The Effects of Natural Disasters on Dialysis Patients and the Implications for Emergency Planning: A Systematic Review, Rashida Smith and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH

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Social Capital and the Self-Efficacy of Performing Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Skills, Robert Zucker and Russell K. McIntire, PhD,MPH

Submissions from 2018

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Closing the Gaps in Missed Opportunities: Role of the Emergency Department in Implementing Public Health Programs, Jillian Benedetti, MPHc; Priya Mammen, MD, MPH; and Madalene Zale, MPH

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Do Early Interventions Reduce Long-Term Effects of Concussions in the Pediatric Population? A Systematic Review, Sarah Carrante, MS, MPHc and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH

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The Association Between Tobacco Retailers’ Proximity and Park Patrons’ Smoking Behavior in Three Philadelphia Parks, Danny Cheong, MPHc, BS and Russell K. McIntire, PhD, MPH

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Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Training for TJUH Trauma Staff, Brittany Christaldi, MPHc and John McAna, PhD

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Exploring the Jefferson Healthcare Community’s Perceptions and Knowledge of Electronic Cigarette Health Impacts, Josephine Hwang, MDc, MPHc

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Bridging the Communication Gap: Training Health Care Providers on How to Discuss STI Prevention and Sexual Health with Patients 50 and Older, Jessica Jewusiak, MPHc and Jillian Baker, DPH, EdM

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Exercise Science: What Public Health Professionals Need to Know, Benjamin Johnson, CSCS, MPHc

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Knowledge, Perceptions, and Social Influences of Smokeless Tobacco Use in Collegiate Male Athletes, Nicole LaRatta, MPHc; Amy Leader. DPH, MPH; and Catherine van de Ruit

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Improving Access in Kidney Transplant Allocation in the United States, Lorena P. Lopez Solano, MPHc and Martha C. Romney, RN, MS, JDC, MPH

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Investigating the Psychosocial and Supportive Care Needs of Adult Cancer Patients Through a Patient-Based Needs Assessment, Urvi A. Patel, MPHc; Amy Leader, DPH, MPH; and Alison Petok, MSW, LCSW, MPH

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Perinatal Health Care Services for Imprisoned Pregnant Women: An updated Systematic Review, Kerona Sharpe, MPHc and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH

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Predictive Factors of Social Participation among Children with Spinal Cord Injuries: An Analysis of the Pediatric Measure of Participation Calibrated Item Bank, Lindsey Siska, MPHc and Mary Jane Mulcahey

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Addressing Stigma by Increasing Awareness of Postpartum Depression, Niharika Vedherey, MPHc and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH

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Improving Hypertension Knowledge among Formerly Incarcerated Individuals: An Assessment of a Health Education Program during Community Reentry, Katie Weideman, MPHc, BA and John F. McAna, PhD

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Primary Care Patient Experience in Pneumonia Patient and the Effects of Readmissions, Abosede Balogun, MBBS, MPHc; Albert Crawford, PhD, MBA, MSIS; and John Stoeckle, MD

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Post-Discharge Nutrition Care Instructions for Malnourished Adults, Madeline Brooks, MPHc; Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH; and Mia Papas, PhD, MS

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Medicinal Cannabis Use in Sickle Cell Anemia, Kelsey Carey, MPHc; Charles V. Pollack, MD; David Axelrod, MD, JD; and John F McAna, PhD

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Healthy Steps for Older Adults (HSOA) - A Falls Prevention Program Outcome Evaluation, Luke DiPasquale, MPHc; John McAna, PhD; and Reda Willis, MS, RN, CCRN, CNS-BC, MDiv

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Examining the Relationship Between Social Cohesion and Health in Kensington, Alexander Fossi, MPHc and Russell K. McIntire, MPH, PhD

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A Photovoice Evaluation of Coping Mechanisms Among Children of Immigrants, Paula Garzon-Florez, MPHc; Amy E, Leader, DrPH, MPH; and Alexandra Wolkoff, BA

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Adolescent Refugees Resettled in Philadelphia: A Qualitative Study with Key Informants, Pia Ghosh, MPHc; Ellen Plumb, MD; Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH; and Melissa Fogg, MSW

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The Correlation Between Perceptions of Safety and Perceived Stress Among Residents of the Somerset Neighborhood of Kensington, Philadelphia, Opinderjit Kaur, MPHc; Russell K. McIntire, PhD, MPH; and Brandon George, PhD, MS

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Identifying Essential Global Health Domains and Competencies to Inform Jefferson University's Global Health Initiative Committee, Gregory Kelble, MPHc; Lucille B. Pilling, EdD; and Rosemary Frasso, PhD

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The Association Between Opioid-Related Industry Payments and Opioid Prescribing at the Individual and Ecological Level in Pennsylvania, John Henri King, MPHc; Russell K. McIntire, PhD, MPH; and Brandon George, PhD, MS

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Analyzing the Potential Moderating Effect of School SES on the Relationship Between Student Sexuality and Mental Health, Kyle Labban, MPHc and Albert Crawford, PhD

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1, 2, 3, Stop the Bleed: Analysis of a Bleeding Control Educational Course, Taylor Levic, MPHc; John McAna, PhD, MA; and Nora Kramer, RN

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Fall-Related Emergency Department Traumas at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital: A Retrospective Analysis of Elderly Adult Trends, Mark Lyons, MPHc; Albert Crawford, PhD, MBA, MSIS; and Nora Kramer, MSN, RN

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Prevalence of Asthma Severities in Children and Adolescents in a Wilmington, DE Hospital, Kevin McKinski, MPHc; John McAna, PhD; and Katherine King, MD, MPH

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Understanding Differences in Medical Versus Surgical Patients Alerted by the Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS) at Jefferson Hospital, Nisha M. Patel, MD, MPHc; Rebecca C. Jaffe, MD; and Brandon George, PhD, MS

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Understanding Social Needs of Families with Young Overweight Children in an Urban Primary Care Setting: A Mixed-Methods Study, Jennifer Robbins, MD, MPHc; Thao-Ly Phan, MD, MPH; Tirzah Spencer, PhD; George Datto, MD; and Diane J. Abatemarco, PhD, MSW

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Running Out: Food Insecurity in the LGBT Older Adult Community, Dominique Viola, MPHc; Rosemary Frasso, PhD; and Ed Miller, MSW

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A Mixed Methods Study of Endometriosis: Patient Experience and Provider Awareness, Madalene Zale, MPHc; Amy Leader, PhD; Marianna LaNoue, PhD; and Stefani Russo, MD

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The Validation of the Patient Jefferson Teamwork Observation Guide (JTOG) Tool, Ashley Asensio, MPHc; Lauren Collins, MD; and Shoshana Sicks, MEd

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Challenges of Screening for Prostate Cancer: A Secondary Analysis Using HINTS Data, Brock Bakewell, MPHc; Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH; and Brandon George, PhD, MS

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Development of the Evaluation of an Interprofessional Hotspotting Curriculum, Charles Baron, BS, MPHc and Lauren Collins, MD

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Mailed Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) Kits to Increase Screening Uptake in the University of Pennsylvania’s Community Service Area, Ndidi Enwereji, MPHc

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Mindfulness and Relapse Prevention among New Mothers during Recovery for Opioid Misuse, Roxanne Erolin, MPHc; Diane J. Abatemarco, PhD, MSW; and Meghan Gannon, PhD, MSPH

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Using Green Spaces to Improve Neighborhood Social Cohesion and Overall Well-Being: A Philadelphia Urban Community’s Perspective, Jennifer Grugan, MPHc; Rickie Brawer, MPH, PhD; and Kim Douglas, RLA

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A Management Toolkit for Master of Public Health (MPH) Students, Jeffrey Hicks, MBA, MPHc and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH

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“What Happened?” Exploring the Complexities of Clinical Inertia in the Treatment of People with Type 2 Diabetes, Nisha Hodge, MPHc, BA and Marianna LaNoue, PhD, MS

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Prescription Overdose Prevention through Pre-Professional Education and Discussion: A Health Education Approach to the Opioid Epidemic, Brandon Horvath, MPHc, BS and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH

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The Influence of Protective Factors on Perceived Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences, Laura Kenny, MPHc and Marianna LaNoue, PhD, MS

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Healthcare Interpreter Services (HIS) In the Pennsylvania Medicaid Program: A Policy Proposal, Anne Marlay, MPHc and Martha Romney, RN, MS, JD, MPH

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Exploring Asian Indian and Pakistani Views about Cancer and Participation in Cancer Research: An Assessment of a Culturally Tailored Educational Intervention, Preethi Selvan, MPHc; Amy Leader, PhD; and Veda N. Giri, MD

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An analysis of how the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is represented in the online news media environment, Samantha Soprano, MPHc and Amy Leader, PhD

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An Examination of the Cumulative Effect Model of Adverse Childhood Experiences: Are All ACEs Created Equal?, Justin Wlodarczyk, MPHc; Marianna LaNoue, PhD; and John McAna, PhD

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Evaluating the Impact of a Community Health Worker in the Heart Smarts Corner Stores, Carlos Yang, MPHc; Rickie Brawer, MPH, PhD; and Michelle Abel, MSPH

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Access Gaps in Dental Procedure Coverage for Medicare Beneficiaries and Dental Coverage Perceptions in Philadelphia, Jamie Zefran, MPHc and Robert Diecidue, DMD, MD, MBA, MSPH

Submissions from 2017

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Disparities in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Stage at Diagnosis and Initial Treatment, Saema Adeeb

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The Effects of State Legislation on Adolescent Marijuana Use, Vincent Louis Basile

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A Mixed Methods Study to Explore the Receptivity of Public Service Announcements About Suicide Prevention at Three Baseball Games in Pennsylvania, Cordelia Elaiho

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Osteopenia and Falls: Meeting the Need for Early Patient Intervention, Nathaniel Ford

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A Proposed Education Program to Enhance Teens' Understanding of Preconception Health in Philadelphia, Autumn O. Green

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A Secondary Data Analysis of 2014 BRFSS Survey: Accidental Falls, Marital Status and Demographics, James Heinle

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Trends in Campus-Wide Suicide Prevention Policies: A Survey of the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act Campus Grantees, Gregory Kirchner

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Secondary Data Analysis of BRFFS Data on Smoking Status in Philadelphia, Nishith Mehta

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Barriers and Facilitators to Participation in Clinical Trials Among Elderly African Americans, Valentina Sarkisian

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Association Between Health and Social Capital in Kensington, Philadelphia, Terezia Urban

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Telemedicine in Undergraduate Medical Education, Shayan Waseh

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Indego Helmet Assessment, Vatsal M. Gandhi

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Evaluation of the "Hit Count" as a Concussion Prevention Strategy in a Youth (4-14 years old) Football League: A Grant Proposal, Kelly Huhn

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Developing and designing a sustainable evaluative program protocol that aims to deliver affordable quality eye-care to underserved children within the Philadelphia School District, Esha Pawar

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Healthcare utilization patterns among refugees resettled in the United States: A Systematic Review, Nour Cheikhali

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Climate Change and Resulting Floods: Using Social Capital to Strengthen Community Resilience in Eastwick, A Known Floodplan, Natasha Bagwe, MD, MPH

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Transition to and from the Nursing Home: A Qualitative Study of People Severely Disabled by Multiple Sclerosis and Measurement of Self-Efficacy, Justine Brink, DO

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A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis on the Effects of Culturally Tailored Group Diabetic Self-Management Education Programs Versus Usual Care on Hemoglobin A1c(HbA1c) and Health-related Quality of Life (HrQol) for African-American Adults with Type 2 Diabetes, Denine Crittendon

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Retrospective Cohort Study of Refugee HealthCare Utilization in Philadelphia, 2007-2016, Kaushal Desai

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How Does an Understanding of the Lower Extremity Amputation Patient Population That a Large Urban Podiatric Practice Serves Improve the Care of that Population?, Kimberly Ochman

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A Mixed-Methods Approach to Developing a Short-Form Opioid Abuse Screening Tool, Junaid Yasin

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Human Rights of Refugees, Immigrants and the Internally Displaced, Michael Francis

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Policy and Public Health Implications for Exchange of Super Protected Data in Pennsylvania, Melanie Bork Graham, JD, CIPP/US

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Assessing STD Knowledge and Attitudes of Campus Hookup Culture at Philadelphia University, Liz Lewallen

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Weight Gain in Obese Pregnant Women and Risk for Cesarean Delivery by Class of Obesity, Rebekah Jo McCurdy

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Outcomes of Teen Pregnancies Delivered at University of Texas Medical Branch in 2013, Tamar Achjian

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The Impact of Case Management Interventions on Hospital Readmission Rates and Emergency Department Visits, Lebogang Edge

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Veterans Status and Its Impact on Mental Health, Access, Use, Alcohol Use and Suicide, Bryan Kozusko

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Screening for Adolescent Alcohol and Other Drug Use by Jefferson Providers: Methods, Barriers and Facilitators, Emily Lambert

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Self-Reported Prostate Cancer Screening Among Men Aged 45+ in Southeastern Pennsylvania: Trends from 2008-2015 and Correlates from 2015, Tashika M. Robinson

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Shedding Light on Communication Disorders in Syrian Refugee Children, Alia Salam

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Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) Initiative on Nutrition in Wilmington, DE: An Assessment of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption, Connie Choi