University of Nebraska Medical Center

COPH Notable Mentions

COPH Notable Mentions – In the Summer 2017 semester, the following students fulfilled the requirements for Certificate in Emergency Preparedness, Master of Public Health, and Doctor of Philosophy.

Congratulations to all these graduating students, and best wishes to them in their chosen Public Health professions!

Certificate in Emergency Preparedness

Jocelyn Herstein

Master of Public Health Graduates & Capstone Project Title

Shelby Braun (HPRO) – Current Breastfeeding Practices and Supports in Omaha, Nebraska: A Mixed Methods Study

Alexandra Farfalla (EOH) – The Role of Adolescent Development in All-Terrain Vehicle Knowledge, Riding Practices, Safety Behaviors and Injury Perceptions among Agricultural Youth

Ashvita Garg (HPRO) – Health Needs Assessment in African-American Churches In Omaha, Nebraska

Kelli Herstein (EOH) – A Retrospective Analysis of A Manual Material Handling (MMH) Weight Reduction Program For Near-Miss And OSHA Recordable Outcomes

Katherine Kotas (EPI) – Unintentional Fall Injuries Among Older Adults in Four Nebraska Counties

Semi Lee (EOH) – Knowledge, Beliefs, And Attitudes of Midwestern Women Working in Agriculture Regarding Heat Illness

Khadija Msami (EPI) – Epidemiologic Factors Related to Adherence To The Referral Process And Treatment Of Cervical Cancer Patients In Tanzania

Tambudzai Ndashe (MCH) – A PRAMS Data Resource Promoting the Use Of Evidence-Based Practices Through Grant Writing, To Increase Breastfeeding Rates In Nebraska

Carisa Schweitzer Masek (PHA) – Evolution of A State Health Improvement Plan Leveraging Performance Improvement for Sustained Impact

Leah Swanson (HPRO) – What’s Preventing Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccinations In Rural Nebraskan Older Adults?

Kwamy Togbey (SMHC) – Evaluation of The Early Dental Health Educational Program In The State Of Nebraska

Sachi Verma (PHA) – An Evaluation of An Innovative SMS-Based Dispatch System In Tanzania

PhD Graduates & Dissertation Titles

Sarbinaz Bekmuratova (HSRA) – Structural Violence and Gender-based Violence in the United States

Abbey Gregg (HSRA) – Patient-Centered Medical Home Adoption in School-Based Health Centers

Sankeerth Rampa (HSRA) – Hospital Based Emergency Departments Visits with Dental Conditions: Outcomes and Policy Implications in the States of California, Nebraska and New York


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