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Gwendolyn Francavillo

Contributing Faculty

College of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences

Degree ProgramMaster of Public Health (MPH)

Dr. Gwendolyn Francavillo is a contributing faculty member in the Health Sciences/Public Health program at Walden University. She is also a tenured Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance at Marymount University. She has taught college-level health since 1998 and has conducted research with a focus on knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of sexuality, wellness, and stress management. Dr. Francavillo has a PhD and Master’s degree in Public Health, and is also a Certified Health Education Specialist. As a result of her research, she has received funding, published findings, and presented at international, national, and local conferences.

Courses Taught

PUBH 6030 - Socio-Ecological Perspectives on Health

PUBH 9000 - Public Health Dissertation

Education

PhD, University of Maryland, College Park

MPH, The George Washington University

BA, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Public Service

American Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Science, Peer-Reviewer

American Public Health Association, Abstract Reviewer

Society of Public Health Education, Abstract Reviewer

Awards / Honors

Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor, Marymount University, 2018

First Place Oral Presentation, Student Research Conference Faculty Mentor, Marymount University, 2017

Malek School of Health Professions “Most Collegial” , Marymount University, 2017

Eta Sigma Gamma Health Education Honor Society, University of Maryland, College Park, 2004

AAHPERD Acknowledgement Award, , 2002

Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges, UMBC, 1997

Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1997

Visionary Leader, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1997

Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1997

Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1996

School of Public Health and Health Services Schola, The George Washington University, 1998

President's Student Advisory Council, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1997

Member of InterCorps Council, AmeriCorps, 1998

Educational Scholarship, AmeriCorps, 1998

Outstanding Service Organzation, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1997

Publications

Wong, A., Nordvall, M., Walters-Edwards, M., Lastova, K., Francavillo, G. S. R., Summerfield, L., Sanchez-Gonzalez, M. (2017). Cardiac Autonomic and Blood Pressure Responses to an Acute Bout of Kettlebell Exercise Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Wong, A., Nordvall, M., Walters-Edwards, M., Lastova, K., Francavillo, G. S. R., Tripken, J. L., Figueroa, A. (2017). Cardiac Autonomic and Blood Pressure Responses to an Acute Bout of Kettlebell Exercise Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

Francavillo, G. S. R. (2009). Sexuality Education, Sexual Communication, Rape Myth Acceptance, and Sexual Assault Experience among Deaf and Hard of Hearing College Students. Doctoral dissertation

Francavillo, G. S. R. (2006). Sexuality and HIV/AIDS Education among Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students. Deaf Worlds International Journal of Deaf Studies

Francavillo, G. S. R. (2005). HIV/AIDS Sexual Risk Reduction Behaviors among College Students: A Literature Review The Health Education Monograph Series

Presentations

Francavillo, G. S. R. (2017). College Students Experience Sexual Assault Disproportionately as a Result of Disparities National Wellness Institute

Francavillo, G. S. R. (2017). Educating vulnerable students with evidence-based sexual assault information Marymount University

Francavillo, G. S. R. (2015). Improving prevention and response to sexual misconduct on campus: How the data help us. American College Health Association

Francavillo, G. S. R. (2013). Sexuality assault knowledge among deaf and hard of hearing college students American Public Health Association

Francavillo, G. S. R. (2013). Sexual education, sexual communication, sexual assault knowledge, rape myths, acceptance, and sexual assault experience among deaf and hard of hearing college students VERA and Department of Justice

Francavillo, G. S. R. (2010). Sexuality Education, Sexual Communication, Rape Myth Acceptance, and Sexual Assault Experience among Deaf and Hard of Hearing College Students American Public Health Association

Francavillo, G. S. R. (2008). Sexuality and HIV/AIDS Education among Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students University of Maryland, College Park

Francavillo, G. S. R. (2008). How to Stay Healthy in College MonkeySee.com

Francavillo, G. S. R. (2007). HPV: Women's Hidden Sexual Health Risk Gallaudet University

Francavillo, G. S. R. (2008). Party Your Head Off The Bacchus Network

Roberts, G. S., Francavillo, G. S. R. (2005). Risqué Business Bacchus and Gamma

Francavillo, G. S. R. (2004). 1, 2, 3…Breathe! Bacchus and Gamma

Francavillo, G. S. R. (2008). Yoga Gallaudet University

Roberts, G. S., Francavillo, G. S. R. (2004). Yoga National Black Deaf Conference

Roberts, G. S., Francavillo, G. S. R. (1998). World AIDS Day Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

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