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2014

December 2014

Dr. Richard Jimenez, a core faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, gave a presentation for staff members of the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, the Argentine Ministry of Health, and AIDS organizations in Buenos Aires for World AIDS Day. The virtual presentation, "Lessons Learned in the Global Fight Against HIV/AIDS: Perspectives From an Early Responder," was given at the U.S. Embassy's World AIDS Day program, "Deepening the Cooperation in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS."

Dr. Timothy Radak, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences and the academic coordinator for the PhD in Public Health and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) programs, was invited to speak at the National Plant-Based Prevention Of Disease (P-POD) Conference in Asheville, North Carolina. The panel discussed “How Research Data About Disease Risk Reduction May Be Translated in Practical Ways Into Public Health Recommendations and Educational Strategies/Content.”

November 2014

Dr. Gudeta Fuffa, a contributing faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, submitted an abstract to the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week 2014 Annual Meeting. The abstract, “Circulating Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptors 1 and 2 Correlate With Glomerular Structure in Type 2 Diabetes,” was selected as one of the Top Oral Abstracts for Trainees and was highlighted in the Onsite Program.

September 2014

Dr. Sandra Weinstein Bever, an assessment coordinator and a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, presented the paper “Administrative Destination: Bringing Anthropology Into Academic Assessment” at the 74th annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She also co-presented “Competing Destinations in Public Health: Forging a Path Towards Culturally Relevant Public Health Nursing” with Dr. Karen Ouzts, the program director of Walden’s BSN Completion Program.

Dr. Tony Cappello ’12, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences and a PhD in Public Health graduate, was appointed to the State Board of Health by the governor of Colorado. Dr. Cappello is the public health director for the Northeast Colorado Health Department in Sterling.

July 2014

Dr. Cheryl B. Cullen, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, was recently named a Citizen of the Year by the Lakeland Hills YMCA in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey. She was recognized for her longtime service to the Girl Scouts and as the PTA/PTO treasurer at a local high school. In addition to her work as a faculty member, Dr. Cullen is a clinical program manager at Remedy Partners.

Dr. Godwin Odia, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, participated in a National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics committee meeting in February about HIPAA and ACA administrative simplification. An expert on the subject, Dr. Odia also recently co-published “The Privacy and Security of Non-Traditional Occupational Health Services” in the Journal of AHIMA (Vol. 84, No. 11).

June 2014

Dr. German Gonzalez, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, recently presented "Building the Business Case for Local Health Department Use of Syndromic Surveillance Systems" at the Public Health Informatics Conference in Atlanta.

February 2014

The late Dr. John Kowalczyk, a former faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, Dr. Peter Anderson, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, and Dr. Gayle Walter ’10, a Master of Public Health (MPH) and PhD in Public Health alumna, co-authored the open access article “Protective Factors and College Student Drinking Patterns in Pre- and Post-Katrina New Orleans” in Health (Vol. 5, No. 12). Focusing on students at a public commuter university in New Orleans, the authors examined how attitudes, personal characteristics, and behaviors could play a role in reducing alcohol and drug use among college students.

2013

December 2013

Dr. Timothy Radak, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, contributed to the article “Why School Lunches Could Be Adding to the Obesity Epidemic and What You Can Do to Help,” published on eNannySource in October. Dr. Radak noted healthier food choices that would improve lunchtime nutrition for schoolchildren.

November 2013

Dr. Daniel Berman, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, was recently elected to a three-year term on the Florida Nurses Association Board of Directors.

Dr. Vasileios Margaritis, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, recently presented “Change of Optical Properties of Contemporary Polychromatic Resin Composites After Light Curing and Finishing,” a paper he coauthored, at the 27th annual meeting of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry held in Crete, Greece.

October 2013

Dr. Daniel Berman, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, founded the Center for Healthcare Thinking and Innovations, an international healthcare consulting firm, in July. Dr. Berman will also present at three conferences this fall: the National Nurses in Business Association annual conference in Florida, the National Commission on Correctional Health Care conference in Nashville, Tenn., and the American Association of Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems conference in Las Vegas. He’ll address topics that include small business opportunities for nurses, the economic benefits of providing mental healthcare to prisoners, and decision making while developing community health networks.

June 2013

Dr. Timothy Radak, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, co-authored “Effects of a Nutritional Intervention With the Japanese Vegetarian Food Guide on the Nutritional Characteristics of Japanese Vegetarian” in the Journal of the Japan Dietetic Association (Vol. 56, Issue 4).

April 2013

Dr. Ronald Hudak, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, co-authored “The Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Case Study in Transforming the Military Health System 146” in Military Medicine (Vol. 178, Issue 2). The case study describes how the military health system’s patient-centered medical home initiative is transforming primary care for the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force.

Dr. Timothy Radak, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, wrote “Vegetarianism” in Food Science: An Ecological Approach (Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2013). The chapter defines types of vegetarian diets, the history of vegetarianism, current trends, and the health effects of the diet.

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2012

September 2012

Dr. Richard Jiménez, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, recently co-authored “The Emerging HIV Epidemic on the Mexico–U.S. Border: An International Case Study Characterizing the Role of Epidemiology in Surveillance and Response” in Annals of Epidemiology (Vol. 22, Issue 6).

Dr. Scott McDoniel, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, co-authored “Automatic Office Blood Pressure Measured Without Doctors or Nurses Present” in Blood Pressure Monitor (Vol. 17, Issue 3). He was also recently selected to serve as an editorial board member for The Journal of Functional Foods in Health and Disease, which covers topics within the field of functional foods and chronic diseases.

Dr. Jorg Westermann, associate dean of the School of Health Sciences, and Divia P. Forbes ’11, a Master of Public Health (MPH) graduate, were quoted in “Online Public Health Education Growing in Popularity in U.S.: More Students Forgoing Classrooms” in The Nation’s Health (August 2012). Dr. Westermann discussed how online public health programs meet the changing demands of the public health practice, and Forbes explained that they allow students the opportunity to go back to school.

July 2012

Dr. Lydia Forsythe, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, contributed the chapter “CMM and Healthcare Qualitative Simulation Research: Developing the Team’s Voice” to The Reflective, Facilitative, and Interpretive Practices of the Coordinated Management of Meaning: Making Lives, Making Meaning (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2012).

Dr. Sandra Rasmussen, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, was recently named a fellow of the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders, a distinction granted to certified addiction specialists who have demonstrated significant contributions and long-standing dedication to a field of mental health. Dr. Rasmussen is the clinical director of Williamsville Wellness in Hanover, Va., a gambling, drug, and alcohol residential treatment center.

June 2012

Dr. Gudeta Fufaa ’11, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences and a PhD in Public Health graduate, was recently awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Dr. Fufaa is a full-time epidemiologist and data manager at the Arizona Department of Health Services in Phoenix.

January 2012

Dr. Eric Anderson, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, with co-principal investigators Dr. Jody Early and Dr. Sandra Bever, faculty members in the School of Health Sciences, received a 2011 Faculty Research Initiative Grant from Walden. The seed money will help the group explore how program-level evaluative learning experiences are used in nursing doctoral programs in the United States and their perceived efficacy in aiding the development of nurse scholar-practitioners.

Dr. Darrell Burrell, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, Dr. Emad Rahim, a faculty member in the School of Management, and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) student Alvin Perry also received a 2011 Faculty Research Initiative Grant from Walden. The seed money will help the group research the delivery of an entrepreneurship boot camp program, which will integrate case-study methods and business counseling, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

November 2011

Dr. Jody Early, the program director of undergraduate studies in the School of Health Sciences, was cited on the importance of biannual dental checkups in the article “Creating A Beautiful You: Annual Checkups That Aren’t Pleasant But Are Lifesaving” on LAFamily.com. She emphasizes the link between oral health and diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

August 2011

Dr. Richard Jimenez, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, was appointed to the International HIV Prevention Policy Committee by the American College of Epidemiology to conduct and develop a case study monograph on “Evidenced Based International HIV Prevention Strategies” for publication in the Fall 2011 edition of Annals of Epidemiology.

Dr. Scott McDoniel, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, co-authored “Computerized Self-Monitoring and Email Feedback for Weight Loss” in Patient Education and Counseling (2011).

June 2011

Dr. Jody Early, the program director of undergraduate studies in the School of Health Sciences, wrote “12 Health Screenings Women Need” on the women’s website SheKnows.com, in honor of Women’s Health Month.

Dr. James B. Goes and Dr. Marilyn Simon, faculty members in the School of Health Sciences and the School of Management, authored a new edition of Dissertation and Scholarly Research: Recipes for Success (CreateSpace, 2011).

April 2011

Dr. Scott McDoniel, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, presented “Standardized, Ad-Libitum, Low-Calorie Nutrient Plans Do Not Generate More Weight Loss in Obese Patients Participating in a 24-week Comprehensive Weight Management Program” at the annual scientific meeting of the American Dietetic Association. Dr. McDoniel was also awarded fellow status from two professional associations: the American College of Nutrition and the Obesity Society.

Dr. Jeff Snodgrass, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, served as the guest editor of the January/February 2011 special issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (Vol. 65, Issue 1), which included a guest editorial by Dr. Snodgrass and the original research article, “Effective Occupational Therapy Interventions in the Rehabilitation of Individuals with Work-Related Low Back Injuries and Illnesses: A Systematic Review.” Dr. Snodgrass also wrote a chapter titled, “Leadership Development,” in the fifth edition of the Occupational Therapy Manager (AOTA Press, 2010). In November 2010, Dr. Snodgrass presented research on the prevention of work-related low back injuries at the American Public Health Association’s annual convention and conference in Denver, Colo.

November 2010

Dr. Amany Refaat, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, collaboratively presented “MDG 5: What Can We Do to Reach the Goal?”, a mini-workshop given at the International Conference 2010: Advancing Quality Through Partnerships of Health Professions Education and Health Services Institutions in Kathmandu, Nepal.

October 2010

Kerry Sullivan, a staff member in the School of Health Sciences, co-authored “Does Lowering a Fever >101°F in Children Improve Clinical Outcomes?” in The Journal of Family Practice (2010: Vol. 59, Issue 6).

Dr. Nancy Rea and Dr. Aimee Ferraro, faculty members in the School of Health Sciences, co-authored “Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Contaminated Dry Dog and Cat Food, 2006–2008” in Pediatrics (2010: Vol. 126, Issue 3).

July 2010

Dr. William Deskin and Dr. Robert Hoye, faculty members in the School of Health Sciences, co-authored “Health Care Options for the Elderly” in the American Academy of Medical Administrators’ journal AAMA Executive (2010: May/June).

Dr. Jody Early, program director of undergraduate programs in the School of Health Sciences, co-authored “‘We Have to Do Something for Ourselves’: Using Photovoice and Participatory Action Research to Assess Barriers to Caregiving for Abandoned and Orphaned Children in Sierra Leone” in The International Electronic Journal of Health Education (2010: Vol. 13).

Dr. Regina Galer-Unti, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, co-authored “Advocacy,” which appeared in Health Promotion Programs: From Theory to Practice (Jossey-Bass, 2010).

Dr. Stuart Zisman, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, authored “Motive and Method in Cognitive Counseling” in Social Work in Mental Health (2010: Vol. 8, Issue 3).

June 2010

Dr. Larry Fulton, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, authored “Competing Forces in Outpatient Healthcare Delivery: Theory and Empirics” in the International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior (2010: Vol. 13, Issue 1). Dr. Fulton also co-authored “Exploring the U.S. News and World Report Rankings of Master’s-Level Graduate Health Management Programs” in the Journal of Health Administration Education (2010: Vol. 26, Issue 4) and “Engineering the New Combat Support Hospital” in the Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation (2010: Vol. 7, Issue 10).

Dr. Scott McDoniel, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, co-authored “A Comprehensive Treatment Program for Obese Adults Diagnosed With Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Pilot Study” in Topics in Clinical Nutrition (2010: Vol. 25, Issue 2) and “Treating Obesity With a Novel Hand-Held Device, Computer Software Program, and Internet Technology in Primary Care: The SMART Motivational Study” in Patient Education and Counseling (2010: Vol. 79, Issue 2).

April 2010

Dr. Larry Fulton, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, co-authored “A Monte Carlo Simulation of Air Ambulance Requirements During Major Combat Operations” in Military Medicine (2009: June) and “A Comparison of Disabled Veterans and Non-Veteran Income: Time to Revise the Law?” in the Journal of Disability Policy Studies (2009: Vol. 20).

Dr. James Rohrer, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, co-authored “Uncontrolled Eating and Obesity in Adult Primary Care Patients” in Obesity Research and Clinical Practice (2009: Vol. 3, Issue 2) and “Does Moderate Fruit and Vegetable Intake Protect Against Frequent Mental Distress in Adult Primary Care Patients?” in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (2009: Vol. 15, Issue 9).

February 2010

Dr. Regina Galer-Unti, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, co-authored “Demystifying the Abstract Submission and Conference Presentation Process” in The Health Educator (2009: Vol. 41).

December 2009

Dr. Regina Galer-Unti, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, authored “Guerilla Advocacy: Using Aggressive Marketing Techniques for Health Policy Change” in Health Promotion Practice (2009: Vol. 10, No. 3). Dr. Galer-Unti co-authored “Incorporating Advocacy Training into Professional Preparation Programs” in the American Journal of Health Studies (2009: Vol. 24, Issue 1) and “Educating for Advocacy: Recommendations for Professional Preparation and Development Based on a Needs and Capacity Assessment of Health Education Faculty” in Health Promotion Practice (2009: Vol. 10, No. 1).

Dr. Rebecca J. Heick, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, co-authored “Occupational Injuries Among Emergency Medical Services Providers in the United States” in the Journal of Occupational Environmental Health (2009: Vol. 51, Issue 8).

October 2009

Dr. Jalal Ghaemghami, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, co-published “Mouse Allergens in Urban Elementary Schools and Homes of Children With Asthma” in the February 2009 issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Dr. Ronald P. Hudak, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, co-published “The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2): A Case Study in Designing a Nonmedical Case Management Program for Severely Wounded, Injured, and Ill Service Members and Their Families” in the June 2009 issue of Military Medicine.

Dr. Maria Rangel, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, co-published “Sexual and Reproductive Health of Persons Aged 10–24 Years, United States, 2002–2007” in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (Vol. 58, Issue SS06, 2009).

Dr. Jeff Snodgrass, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, co-published “Faculty Perceptions of Occupational Therapy Program Directors’ Leadership Styles and Outcomes of Leadership” in the Journal of Allied Health (Vol. 37, 2008) and Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Individuals With Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (American Occupational Therapy Association, 2009).

Dr. Jörg Westermann, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, has been re-elected to the American Public Health Association Governing Council.

August 2009

Dr. Scott McDoniel, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, published the article, “Employing RMR Technology in a 90-Day Weight Control Program” in Obesity Facts: The European Journal of Obesity (2008: Vol. 1, Issue 6).

Dr. Jörg Westermann, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, co-published the chapter “Germany” in Comparative Health Systems: Global Perspectives (Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2009).

June 2009

Dr. German Gonzalez, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, co-published “International Outbreak of Severe Botulism With Prolonged Toxemia Caused by Commercial Carrot Juice” in the November 15, 2008, issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases.