Student Abstracts & Publications

  • Chintan Bhatt, a MPH student in the Department of Epidemiology, conducted a project titled “Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Guidelines for Homeless Service Agencies in Miami Dade County, Florida.” His project was published by the Florida Health Department in Miami-Dade County in March 2013.
  • Karma Scott and Meredith Wilcox, Ph.D. students in the Department of Epidemiology, presented their abstracts at the International Symposium on Social Determinants of NCD in Mediterranean Countries on May 6-7, 2013, in Istanbul, Turkey. Karma displayed a poster “Time-trends of cigarette and water pipe smoking among a cohort of school children in Irbid, Jordan 2008-2011” and presented “Risk factors for cigarette smoking initiation among Jordanian adolescents: A longitudinal analysis, 2008-2011 – Theory and preliminary findings.” Meredith gave three presentations. Her two oral presentations were titled: “Cost effectiveness analysis of salt reduction policies to reduce coronary heart disease in Syria” and “Inequalities in non-communicable disease in Syria.” Her poster presentation was titled: “Projecting future prevalence and mortality due to coronary heart disease among adults in Syria, 2006-2026.”
  • Soumyadeep Mukherjee, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Epidemiology, had two abstracts selected for presentation at the upcoming American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting, November 2-6, 2013 in Boston. Abstract 1: “Correlates of completing routine vaccination among children in Mysore, India.” Abstract 2: “Mental health and substance use among US adults: An analysis of 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey.”
  • Vallerie Pelletier and Diana Sheehan, Ph.D. students in the Department of Epidemiology, had their abstracts selected for the American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting held November 2-6, 2013 in Boston. Valerie’s abstract was titled “Disparities in AIDS survival among U.S. born and foreign born non-Hispanic Black Florida residents, 1996-2004.” Diana’s abstract was titled “AIDS survival among Latinos- Disparities by country/region of birth.”
  • A piece written by Muni Rubens, a student in the Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, was published in the “Letters to the Editors” section of The Journal of Adolescent Health. Full citation:Rubens M. The World of Community-based Research Is a Complicated Place. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Jul;53(1):146. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.03.029. PubMed PMID: 23791442. (

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