Research Day 2023

SPH Research Day is an annual event that provides faculty and students an opportunity to showcase their research, integrative learning projects, or applied practice experiences.

View the 2023 student research posters below

Poster Presentations

Hamdi Adam
Periodontal Disease is Associated with Prediabetes and Elevated Glucose Among Non-Diabetic Adults: Results from the Oral Infections, Glucose Intolerance and Insulin Resistance Study (ORIGINS)

Zynab Ahmed
Premenopausal women with PTSD display blunted vagal control of the heart and elevated central hemodynamics

Leandria Albury
Going Hungry: Impacts of Income on Food Insecurity at Private Institutions of Higher Education in Metropolitan Minnesota

Lorna Bittencourt
Factors Associated with Smoking Quit Attempts Among Rural Adults in the US

Jacob Cassens
Environmental drivers of immature Ixodes scapularis in Minnesota’s metro area

Laurel Cederberg
A cross-sectional investigation of pediatric sepsis patients seeking care at a hospital in Mbarara, Uganda

Phoebe Chastain
Utilization of Provider-to-Provider Telemedicine among Rural Obstetric Units before and during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Erin Collins
Improving Quality of Diabetes Management Program for Communities of Color: Evidence from a Student-Run Free Clinic (SRFC) in Minnesota 

Simion De
Data Adaptive Covariate Balancing for Causal Effect Estimation for High Dimensional Data

Allison Domingues
Birth Certificate Reported Smoking and Childhood Cancer: A Registry-Based Analysis with Probabilistic Bias Analysis

Alexandra Edmundson
Designed for Success! Questionnaire Use in Foodborne Outbreak Investigations

Meghan Ford
Health Impact Assessment: Minnesota Gender Affirming Care Refuge Bill

Sam Greenwald
Non-Disclosure of SOGI Data to PCPs among LGBT Minnesotans: Characterizing Patients and their Stated Reasons.

Alexis Grimes Trotter
Assessing BIPOC Students’ Experiences with Everyday Discrimination at Post-Secondary Institutions in Minnesota 

McKenna Haas
Breast Cancer Champions: A peer-to-peer education and mobile mammography program improving breast cancer screening rates for women of African heritage

Holly Hagstrom
Diagnostic Delays for Endometriosis among Rural Residents in the United States

Eleanore Hansen
Associations between sugar levels in tobacco filler and harmful constituents in the smoke of popular u.s. cigarettes

Arantxa Hernandez-Chaire
Lost in Translation: the association between limited English proficiency and healthcare access among Hispanic people in the U.S.

Estefanía Henríquez Luthje
Impact of Community Support Program on Exclusive Breastfeeding in Santo Domingo’s Health Area IV: A Model of Good Practices

Ingrid Jacobson
Discrepancies Exist Between Published and Hospital-Based Antifungal Prescription Guidelines for Pediatric Acute Leukemia Patients Infected with Candida spp. and Aspergillus spp.

Jackie Johnson
Non-typhoidal salmonellosis among Minnesotans who reported food animal contact, by demographic and exposure characteristics, 2012-2021

Jenna Kacheroski
A  Review of the Indicators of and Barriers to Minnesota Women’s Health: 2018-Present

Zhiyu Kang
DNA methylation signatures associated with COVID severity

Thuy Kim
Evaluation of the Minnesota Department of Health Foodborne Illness Online Consumer Complaint Form, 2018-2021

Bob Libal
Suicidal Ideation by Gender Identity and Rurality

Katherine Lymn
‘A sense of community that people can count on’ or ‘Not my business’?: Opportunities to leverage rural norms to prevent violence

Marie-Claire Meadows
Cumulative disaster exposure and hypertension among mothers who survived Hurricane Katrina

Mykhaylo Malakhov
Identifying genes with tissue-specific patterns of genetic regulation

Oluwatosin Oluwole
Association between Body Mass Index and Breast cancer Incidence in non-Hispanic White and Black women in the United States

Lacy Pehlke
Serum platinum levels and cisplatin induced ototoxicity among pediatric germ cell tumor survivors

Austin Rau
Heat and cold waves increase risk of mortality among U.S. Veterans with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Lauren Roach
“Qualitative research trainings inspired by a positive deviance approach”

Boonsub Sakboonyarat
Relationship between Pulse Pressure and Body Mass Index in Active-Duty Royal Thai Army Personnel in Thailand

Luis Silva
Spatial Cluster determination of Tuberculosis case rate in the Riverine Municipalities of the Brazilian Amazon

Deirdre Sperry
Naloxone Administration in Minnesota Overdose Deaths

Christi Sullivan
Rewriting the Script: The Need for Effective Education to Address Racial Disparities in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Uptake in BIPOC Communities

Madhura Vachon
Farm Animal Exposure Setting Impacts Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Risk Among Cases Infected with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli — Minnesota, 2010-2019

Miriam Valley
Interprofessional Student Garden as it Relates to the Social Ecological Model

Jiuzhou Wang
Multiple Augmented Reduced Rank Regression for Pan-Cancer Analysis

Ammar Yasir
Presence and diversity of Leptospira in domestic animals, rodents, and mongooses in Puerto Rico communities

Madie Anderson-Sarno, Sophie Gonzalez, and Zach Schmit
Making a SPLASH! Examining Parent Feedback on a Positive Youth Development Program with Exploratory Qualitative Analysis

Elena Tran, Laura Farlow, and Gabbie Cesarone
The Landscape of Immunization Information Systems in the United States: An Analysis of the Infrastructure and Readiness of IISs during the COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign and the Effects on Equitable Vaccine Distribution

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