Previous Winners

Previous Best Student Poster Awards Winners

Doctoral and Master’s Student Posters
The Best Student Poster Awards recognize student poster presentations, in correlation with their poster abstracts that have been reviewed and rated by a panel of judges on the following merits: topic prominence; presentation objectives; purpose; practice impact; academic impact; originality; tone; and overall communication of scope, context and rationale.

People’s Choice Award
The People’s Choice Award recognizes the student poster presentation voted as the audience favorite.

Doctoral Level

First Place
Melanie Firestone
Environmental Health
“Can aggregated restaurant inspection data help us understand why individual foodborne illness outbreaks occur?”

Second Place
Aleksandra Alcheva
Environmental Health
“Relative mitochondrial DNA content in oral mucosa cells from African-American and White smokers”

Third Place
Scott Vial
Environmental Health
“Salmonella Serotype Dublin Testing Results of Boneless and Ground Beef Purchased for the National School Lunch Program, October 2013 – July 2017”

Master’s Level

First Place
Jessie Austin
Maternal & Child Health
“Race-Related Stressors and Resources for Resilience: Associations with Emotional Health, Behavioral Health, and Academic Investment among African American Adolescents”

Second Place
Devon Hunter-Schlichting
Epidemiology
“The prognostic impact pf human cytomegalovirus in mesothelioma patients”

Third Place
Mariana Tuttle
Public Health Administration & Policy
“How are Minnesota’s county jails providing care for pregnant women who misuse opioids?”

People Choice

Doctoral Level
Shannon Sullivan Cigan
Environmental Health
“Variation in levels of urinary cadmium and its relationship with occupation in smokers from the Multiethnic Cohort Study”

Master’s Level
Adam Aasen
Public Health Policy & Administration
“An Analysis of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Infectious Disease Outbreak Emergencies”

Yi Yang
Biostatistics
“A Bayesian Hierarchical Variable Selection Prior for Pathway-Based GWAS Using Summary Statistics”

Doctoral Level

First Place
Katie Tastad
Epidemiology
“Although baseline awareness is low, interest in congenital cytomegalovirus screening is high: results from a Minnesota State Fair study”

Second Place
Melanie Firestone
Environmental Health
“Beneficial impact of a letter-grade program for restaurant inspections on Salmonella infection rates in New York City”

Third Place
Manami Bhattacharya
Health Services Research, Policy & Administration
“Does where you are born determine whether you have HPV? An examination of nativity status and HPV infection among adults in the U.S.”

Master’s Level

First Place
Whitney Koester
Public Health Administration & Policy
“Spatial Equity of Mass Dispensing Sites in the Twin Cities Metro”

Second Place
Miko Gamban
Public Health Administration & Policy
“Examining Differences in Suicidality among Adolescents in Minnesota using the Minnesota Student Survey”

Third Place
Aleksandra Alcheva
Environmental Health
“Toxicants and carcinogens in natural American Spirit cigarettes”

People Choice

Doctoral Level
Manami Bhattacharya
Health Services Research, Policy & Administration
“Does where you are born determine whether you have HPV? An examination of nativity status and HPV infection among adults in the U.S.”

Master’s Level
Patrick Malone
Public Health Informatics
“Systems Analysis for Population Health Management: A Case Study of North Collaborative Care”

Doctoral Level

First Place
Jin Jin
Biostatistics
“Detection of Prostate Cancer with mpMRI Bayesian Models Utilizing the Structure of the Prostate”

Second Place
Jincheng Zhou
Biostatistics
“Random Effects Models for Meta-Analysis of Causal Effects in Randomized Trials with Noncompliance”

Third Place
Patrick Schnell
Biostatistics
“Semiparametric Benefiting Subgroup Identification”

Master’s Level

First Place
Jennifer Grimm
Epidemiology
“Development of a Non-invasive Method for the Measurement of Epstein-Barr Virus Antibodies”

Second Place
Oluwaseun Fashanu
Epidemiology
“Galectin-3 and Venous Thromboembolism Incidence: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study”

Third Place
Makshita Luthra
Public Health Administration
“Variation in Opioid Utilization Practices in Orthopaedic Patients in Hospitals of United States”

People Choice

Doctoral Level
Manami Bhattacharya
Health Services Research, Policy & Administration
“Measuring How Well Physicians Know Their Panels and are Prepared to Work with Diverse Populations”

Master’s Level
Gabriela Lazalde
Public Health Administration
“Dentists as HPV Vaccinators: What Do Parents Think?”

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