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Walden News // Nov 09, 2009

Walden University Students and Faculty to Present at 137th Annual American Public Health Association Meeting

Minneapolis—November 9, 2009—Graduate students, alumni and faculty from Walden University’s College of Health Sciences will be among those presenting their research, best practices and public health experience at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 137th Annual Meeting & Exposition, which will be held Nov. 7–11 in Philadelphia. The APHA’s annual event is the oldest and largest gathering of public health professionals in the world, attracting more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists and related health specialists.

The poster and oral presentations by Walden students, graduates and faculty members will be part of APHA’s meeting program and will address current and emerging health science, policy and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health. Contributors will include:

  • Nina Bell, student in PhD in Public Health (with a specialization in Community Health Promotion and Education) program
    “Adolescent Alcoholism: A Literature Review of Parental/Familial Modeling and Intervention Implications”
  • Tammy Chavis, Walden alumna, PhD in Public Health
    “A Mixed-Method Study Pertaining to the Level of Knowledge about Alzheimer's Disease Among African-American Caregivers”
  • Dr. Talmage Holmes, faculty, Walden’s School of Health Sciences
    “Epidemiology Instruction in the Virtual World—Opportunities and Challenges With Online Classroom Instruction”
  • Kirk Morehead, student in PhD in Public Health (with a specialization in Epidemiology) program
    “Primary Care Resource Gaps and Healthcare Reform” and
    “Using Epidemiologic Models to Quantify and Respond to Physician Resource Need”
  • Dr. Amany Refaat, faculty, Walden’s School of Health Sciences
    “Effects of Education on Gender-Based Violence in Egypt”
  • Sarel van der Walt, student in PhD in Public Health (with a specialization in Epidemiology) program
    “Ethical Implications of Complexity Theory and Public Health Research Ethics in the 21st Century”

Walden University’s School of Health Sciences, in the College of Health Sciences, is committed to preparing graduates to contribute to healthy communities. Identified as having the No. 1 largest online graduate public health program by enrollment by U.S. News & World Report, Walden offers advanced degree programs designed to make an impact in public health and health services. For more information, go to

About Walden University
Since 1970, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 33,000 students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of 45 online and campus-based universities in 20 countries.

Walden offers more than 36 degree programs with more than 140 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, technology and engineering. For more information, visit Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association,