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Break the Cycle of Environmental Health Disparities 12

APRIL 23-24, 2018




The Southeast PEHSU invites students from a variety of disciplines in universities and colleges to participate in our 2017-2018 Annual Break the Cycle program focusing on social, economic and environmental influences on children’s health, growth and development.

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Break the Cycle of Environmental Health Disparities 12 BTCHD

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Home, Belonging and the Incarcerated Mother: A Study on the Effects of Mass Incarceration on Children’s Behavioral Health Outcomes

Tatenda Mangurenje, student, Peter Brown, PhD, mentor, Departments of Anthropology and Global Health, Emory University, Atlanta GA

Factors Affecting the Length of Stay in Drug Exposed Infants Admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Pratibha Agarwal, MD, student, David Wood, MD, MPH, mentor, Department of Pediatrics, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City TN

Impact of Early Life housing on child behavior at Age Seven

Abby Gaylord, student, Julie Herbstman, PhD, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York City NY

A Silver Lining for High-Risk Infants:  Coordinated Care for Children    0-32 Months

Lea Redd, student, Bree Andrews, MD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics—Neonatology, The University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago IL

Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Recent Exposure to DDT in Children of Selected Communities of Zambia  

Nosiku Munyinda, student, Charles Michelo, BSc, MBChB, MPH, MBA, PhD, Mentor, Department of Public Health, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia

Racial Disparities in Access to Municipal Water Supplies in the American South: Impacts on Children’s Health

Frank Stillo, student, Jackie McDonald Gibson, PhD, mentor, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC

Interactive Educational Lead Hazards Class to Children at the Boys and Girls Club in Metro Atlanta - Pilot 

Catherine Evans, Amrita Mahtani, Sam Peters, Patrick Fueta, students; W. Michael Caudle, PhD, mentor, Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta GA

The Role of Social Support and Adolescent's Mothers Breastfeeding Practices in North Carolina 

Colleen Clark, student, Kimberly Price, PhD, MCHES, mentor, Public Health Program, Center for Graduate Studies at Asheville, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Asheville  NC

The Effectiveness of a Community-Based Program of Nutrition Education and Physical Activity to Decrease Health Disparities of Childhood Obesity

Hope Bentley, student, Jannett Lewis-Clark, MOT, OTD, OTR/L, CLT, mentor, Department of Nursing and Allied Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee AL

Urban Farming as a Model for Positive Youth Development

Luis Torres, student, Cappy Collins, MD, mentor, Department of Public Health,  Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, New York City NY

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