SOPHE 2021dx Annual Conference

4 (11 votes)

SOPHE 2021dx Annual Conference

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    SOPHE House of Delegates Meeting

    SOPHE House of Delegates Meeting

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    New Members and First Time Attendees Supported by Walden University

    SOPHE extends a special welcome to all new members and first-time annual conference participants. Ride along with us and learn more about SOPHE and meet our volunteer leadership. 

    Supported by Walden University.

    Don Cook

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    SOPHE All Member Business Meeting

    5:30 pm               I.             Call to order - Cam Escoffery, SOPHE President 2020-21

     

    5:31 pm               II.            SOPHE 2020-2021 Highlights - Elaine Auld, CEO

     

    5:41 pm               III.           Health Equity & Anti-Racism Task Force - Jean Breny, Immediate Past President

     

    5:48 pm               IV.          SOPHE 2021-2025 Strategic Plan - Cherylee Sherry, Trustee

     

    5:56 pm               V.            SOPHE Financial Report Jeff Goodman, Treasurer 2017-2021

     

    6:05 pm               VI.          Presentation of 2021 Presidential Citations - Cam Escoffery, SOPHE President

     

    6:15 pm               VII.         Transition of SOPHE Officers - Cam Escoffery, SOPHE President 2020-21

    • Thank you to outgoing board members
    • Introduction and induction of incoming board members

     

    6:30 pm               VIII.        2021-2022 Outlook - Deborah Fortune, SOPHE President 2021-22

     

    6:45 pm               IX.           Wrap Up/Adjourn

    SAVE THE DATES

    SOPHE 2021 Virtual Advocacy Summit

    October 13 -14, 2021

     

    SOPHE 2022 Annual Conference

    March 19- 26, 2022

    St. Louis, MO

     


  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Opening Plenary and SOPHE Welcome

    1.00 Advanced

    11:00 AM

    11:10 AM

    SOPHE Welcome

    Elaine Auld, MPH, MCHES® and Darcy Scharff, PhD

    11:10 AM

    11:20 AM

    Greetings

    Dr.

    Alex Garza

    MD, MPH

    11:20 AM

    11:50 AM

    Presidential Address - Advancing Implementation Science with a Health Equity Perspective

    Dr.

    Cam Escoffery

    PhD, MPH, CHES®

    11:50 AM

    12:20 PM

    Dismantling Racism - The Health Educator’s Role in Achieving Health Equity of the Nation

    Dr.

    Camara Phyllis Jones

    MD, PhD, MPH

    12:20 PM

    12:40 PM

    Forward through Ferguson

    Bethany Johnson-Javois

    MSW

    12:40 PM

    12:55 PM

    Q&A

    Q&A

    12:55 PM

    1:00 PM

    Closing

    Closing

    Learning Objectives:


    1. Recognize how health education can learn from global health experiences to reduce disparities.

    2. Describe the steps health educators can take to reduce individual and structural racism in the clinical, public health, and educational settings.

    3. Appreciate the barriers to a local change in social determinants to achieve equity 4. Recognize the important steps to achieve equity in one local community.

    Elaine Auld, MPH, MCHES

    CEO

    Society for Public Health Education

    Elaine Auld, MPH, MCHES, has served as SOPHE’s Chief Executive Officer since 1995, where she oversees the organization’s portfolio in professional preparation, professional development, research, and advocacy/public policy.  Over her 30+ year career, Ms. Auld has published on more than 40 journal articles and book chapters on health education’s role in community/school health education competencies, health equity, national and international workforce development, and public policy.  For the last five years, she has been involved in quality assurance in school health education, promotion of the the WSCC model, and supported the National Task Force on the Future of School Health Education.  Ms. Auld holds her MPH from the University of Michigan School of Public Health with a concentration in health behavior and is a master certified health education specialist. 

    Alex Garza, MD, MPH

    As Chief Community Health Officer, Alexander Garza, MD, is responsible for deepening SSM Health’s focus on social determinants of health, equity and social justice, as well as supporting the work of SSM Health’s transition to population health.
    Dr. Garza has decades of experience in public health, quality and safety and policy development. He has organized and led SSM Health’s overall response to the COVID-19 pandemic before assuming the role of Incident Commander for the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force, overseeing the region’s coordinated response efforts.
    Dr. Garza became Chief Community Health Officer in August 2020, after serving as Chief Medical Officer since 2018, overseeing quality, patient safety, clinical analytics. Prior to this role, he served as SSM Health’s Chief Quality Officer, as well as Chief Medical Officer for the St. Louis region.
    Board-certified in emergency medicine, Dr. Garza has over 13 years practicing and teaching in higher education. Before joining SSM Health, he was an Associate Dean and Professor at the Saint Louis University College of Public Health and Social Justice. He has published numerous scientific papers on original research in peer reviewed journals and lectured nationally and internationally.
    Previously, he served as Assistant Secretary and Chief Medical Officer to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He legislated health, medical and biodefense authority for the DHS and played a critical role in protecting the US from threats of terrorism. Dr. Garza is also a Colonel with over 20 years of service in the US Army Reserves. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and serves as the Command Surgeon for the 352 Civil Affairs Command. He has received numerous awards for his service including the Bronze Star and the Combat Action Badge.
    Dr. Garza received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, a medical degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia and a master’s degree in Public Health from Saint Louis University.

    Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES®

    Professor

    Emory University- Rollins School of Public Health

    Dr. Escoffery is a Professor in the department of Behavioral, Health, and Social Sciences at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory. She has studied cancer prevention and control and the uptake of evidence-based interventions for over 15 years. She is the PI of the Emory Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network which is exploring multilevel interventions to increase HPV vaccination among rural residents in GA. She is active in SOPHE at the state and national level.

    Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, PhD, MPH

    Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation.  She seeks to broaden the national health debate to include not only universal access to high-quality health care but also attention to the social determinants of health (including poverty) and the social determinants of equity (including racism).

    As a methodologist, she has developed new methods for comparing full distributions of data, rather than simply comparing means or proportions, in order to investigate population-level risk factors and propose population-level interventions.  As a social epidemiologist, her work on "race"-associated differences in health outcomes goes beyond documenting those differences to vigorously investigating the structural causes of the differences.  As a teacher, her allegories on "race" and racism illuminate topics that are otherwise difficult for many Americans to understand or discuss.  She hopes through her work to initiate a national conversation on racism that will eventually lead to a National Campaign Against Racism.

    Bethany Johnson-Javois, MSW

    Darcy Scharff

    Professor, Director of Public Health Practice

    Saint Louis University

    Dr. Scharff has spent the majority of her academic public health career working with and in the community to help support their work in improving public health. She works with several local public health organizations to support them in organizational management and public health actions, including strategic planning, board development, grant reviews, assessment, planning, and evaluation. She directs the Office of Public Health Practice that assures that students and faculty have opportunities to work with and in the community on public health practice and practice-based research. She currently works with Generate Health, a non-profit organization with a goal of eliminating disparities in infant mortality, serving on committees and reviewing grants. In addition, she supports Nurses for Newborns, an agency that provides home visitation for pregnant and postpartum women, by evaluating their program and serving on the research advisory board. Finally, she is a co-developer with the St. Louis City and County health departments on a jointly formed academic health department that assures collaboration between the organizations in areas of research, policy, workforce development, and student training with the goal of improving the public health infrastructure. 


  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Students can learn from our experts how to be innovative with technology to benefit their search for jobs and marketing themselves in the virtual environment.

    1.00 Entry

    Students can learn from our experts how to be innovative with technology to benefit their search for jobs and marketing themselves in the virtual environment. 

    Learning Objectives:

    1. List at least 3 tips for getting a public health education or health promotion job in a remote environment.

    Skye McDonald

    Graduate Student

    University of Cincinnati

    Skye McDonald is a doctoral candidate at the University of Cincinnati. She received an M.S. in Health Education with an emphasis on Teacher Education as well as a B.S. in Health Education from Texas A&M University. Skye's research interests revolve around providing health education, specifically sexual health education, to individuals with disabilities, and the role caregivers play in decision-making for individuals with disabilities. She is CHES certified and has presented at numerous state, national, and international conferences. Skye currently teaches at The TALL Institute, a day program for individuals with disabilities, in Cincinnati, Ohio and is working towards becoming a Certified Sex Educator through AASECT.

    Angelica Hardee, PhD, CHES®

    Dr. Angelica Hardee, a Cleveland, OH native is a health equity leader, professor, and Vice President of Health Strategy at the American Heart Association. She received her bachelors, masters, and doctorate at the University of Cincinnati (UC) studying public health, health policy and global health systems. Dr. Hardee is passionate about her community and serves as President of the Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Southwestern Ohio, Board Member for the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio and Governing Councilor of Community Health Planning and Policy Development with the American Public Health Association. Dr. Hardee also serves on the executive board of the Cancer Justice Network, UC Community Advisory Board, St. Aloysius, Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council, and others.

    Laura Schrubb

    Laura Schrubb is the Internship and Professional Development Coordinator for the Master of Public Health Program at Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice. In her role, Laura consults with MPH students throughout the internship process. She provides resources to support students as they develop an internship opportunity that will allow them to apply the public health skills learned in the classroom to a community-based practicum experience. Laura is responsible for developing the content strategy for the MPH Professional Development Series, which provides internship and career readiness programs for MPH students and seeks to establish a foundation for ongoing professional development as public health professionals. Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri. She has more than 15 years of experience developing and delivering strategic marketing, educational and corporate outreach programs in the healthcare sector.

    Eliza Angarano

    Career Counselor

    Saint Louis University

    Eliza Angarano is a Career Counselor for Saint Louis University. She has been with the university for a little over two years and works primarily with the university?s College for Public Health and Social Justice. This allows her to hone in on professional opportunities for these students and provide help with professional documents, job search, interviewing and career decision making. Prior to coming to Saint Louis University, Eliza was the Assistant Director of Career Services for Lindenwood University, Belleville campus. She spent two years developing the Career Services Department and working with students from all departments there. With a Bachelor?s Degree in Education from the University of Missouri, Columbia and a Master?s Degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University in St. Louis, Eliza has utilized her educational background and many years of experience in the corporate world to aid, advise and counsel current students and alumni towards their professional goals.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This session will describe approaches used to understand determinants of behavior change and methods to promote change.

    1.00 Entry

    This session will describe approaches used to understand determinants of behavior change and methods to promote change.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Describe determinants of behaviors during times of stress.
    2. Use innovative methods to promote behavior change.

    Michele Bildner, MPH, MCHES®

    Project Manager & Adjunct Faculty

    CDC Foundation & Fontbonne University in St. Louis

    Twitter: @michelainestl

    Michele Bildner has worked in public health and health education for over ten years, gaining experience designing and implementing community nutrition education; researching and evaluating childhood obesity policies, systems, and environments across the US; assessing, planning, and implementing community health initiatives; and achieving health department accreditation and organizational strategic management. As a mid-career practitioner, Michele’s practice is rooted in collaborative approaches for convening key stakeholders to lead change for wicked problems. In addition to her role as a Project Manager for Non-Infectious Disease Programs at the CDC Foundation, Michele is an adjunct faculty member at Fontbonne University in St. Louis - where she earned her BS in Dietetics - preparing undergraduate health education and promotion students for practice. Michele earned her Master of Public Health in Community Health Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She became MCHES®-credentialed in 2017 and is involved with SOPHE at the national level, formally serving on the Professional Preparation and Nomination Committees, as well as supporting the 2021 Annual Meeting as the Abstract Committee Chair. She is the 2020 President-Elect of SOPHE Midwest, which includes Missouri and Kansas, and has been convening St. Louis Area CHES® and MCHES® professionals for the past two years to build the professional network in her local community and change the employment landscape for certified health education specialists (CHES®). Michele began her DrPH in Leadership at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health with the 2019 cohort where she serves on the Student Management Committee and the inaugural Equity Strategy Development Committee. Her dissertation work is focused on identifying facilitators and barriers to the value of the M/CHES® credentials through the lens of public health leadership principles. 

    Ellen Barnidge

    Associate Professor

    Saint Louis University

    Ellen Barnidge is Associate Professor in the department of Behavioral Science and Health Education at Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice. She is a community engaged scholar partnering with grassroots community leaders and community-based organizations. Dr. Barnidge?s research examines access to basic resources needed for health, such as healthy food options, using environmental and policy interventions in rural and urban settings. Her current work focuses on identifying and addressing basic resource needs in health care settings and examining the systems that enable resource insecurity to persist. She recently served as the National Obesity Policy, Research, and Evaluation Network Food Safety Net Working Group co-chair and a member of the St. Louis Food Policy Coalition?s Food Access Working Group. She is a Mid-America Transplant Foundation board member and chairs their community grants committee.

    Dr. Nikki Hillier, PhD, MS

    Assistant Professor

    Eastern Illinois University

    Dr. Nikki Hillier is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion at Eastern Illinois University. She earned her Ph.D from the University of Illinois. She has worked in practice for over 10 years at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, managing various health promotion efforts. Research interests include tobacco policy, prevention efforts for STIs including HIV (PrEP), healthcare/ allied health workforce, and support for partners of trans-identified individuals.

    Jessica Firmand

    Child Welfare Site Supervisor

    Center for Youth and Family Solutions in East Central Illinois

    Jess Firmand is a Child Welfare Supervisor at the Center for Youth and Family Solutions in East Central Illinois. She earned her Master of Science degree in Health Promotion and Leadership at Eastern Illinois University. She has been in the social work field for nine years and in child welfare over seven years. Specialties and interests include medically complex and behaviorally specialized foster care, mentoring and on-boarding of new social workers to the field.

    Dr. Alicia Wodika, PhD, MS, CHES®

    Assistant Professor

    Illinois State University

    Alicia Wodika is an Assistant Professor at Illinois State University. She previously taught at Truman State University in the Health and Exercise Sciences Department from 2013 to 2018. At ISU, she teaches Global Health, Program Planning and Evaluation, and Community Public Health. She received her Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Health Education, her Masters in Biology from Western Illinois University, and her Bachelors of Science from Aurora University. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and her research interests are focused around sustainability, climate change advocacy, civic engagement, and interactive pedagogy focused on student success. #myimpact Creating environments for future health educators to realize the impact they have on their local to global communities.

    Dr. Jacqueline Lanier, DrPH, MS, MCHES®

    Associate Professor

    Illinois State University

    Jackie Lanier started in the Community Health Promotion program at Illinois State University in August 2013. Prior to coming to ISU, she worked as a Health Promotion Specialist for the McLean County Health Department for 13 years. She received her bachelor?s degree in biology from Illinois State University, Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Champaign, and her Doctor of Public Health Degree in Leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Lanier is a master certified health education specialist (MCHES). She serves on the School Street Food Pantry Board. She is passionate about issues related to food insecurity, community partnerships, tobacco prevention and control, and health.

    Sely-Ann Headley, PhD, MPH

    Dr. Sely-Ann Headley is currently an Associate Professor at Western Carolina University, in the school of Health Sciences. Dr. Headley has a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Epidemiology and earned a Ph.D. in Health Education from the University of Toledo in 2020. Her 8-year teaching experience includes teaching over 12 courses (undergraduate and graduate) in Health Education, Public Health, and Food Safety. Her research interests include health education ethics, hybrid violence mitigation, food safety, solid organ transplant recipients, and health disparities. She currently serves as chair for the Society for Public Health Education Ethics Committee.

    Dr. Jody L. Vogelzang, PhD, RDN, CHES®, FAND

    Associate Professor

    Grand Valley State University

    Dr. Jody Vogelzang, a nationally recognized speaker, and registered dietitian and health education specialist, is an Associate Professor at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. An expert in community health, she has been formally recognized by her peers for excellence in practice and for service to the profession. She holds a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Michigan State University, a Master of Science in Health Science from Grand Valley State University, a Master of Arts in Biology from Miami University, and a PhD in Health Services with a specialization in Community Health from Walden University. She is the SOPHE Board Trustee for Ethics and Research.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This session will examine how the constructs of health behavior theories can be used to develop safer practices to protect, promote, and prevent COVID-19 exposure among susceptible communities.

    1.00 Advanced

    This session will examine how the constructs of health behavior theories can be used to develop safer practices to protect, promote, and prevent COVID-19 exposure among susceptible communities.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Examine how the constructs of health behavior theories can be used to develop safer practices to protect, promote, and prevent COVID-19 exposure among susceptible communities. 
    2. Articulate discrete challenges populations at high risk for COVID-19 face with accessing culturally appropriate information and prevention education. 
    3. Identify how multi-sector and interdisciplinary partnerships can provide tailored resources to prevent transmission of COVID-19 among disparately affected populations.

    Raffy Luquis, PhD, MCHES®

    Associate Professor, Health Education

    Penn State Harrisburg

    Raffy R. Luquis is an associate professor of health education in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education at Penn State Harrisburg. Dr. Luquis also serves as the professor-in-charge of the of the health education master’s degree and the program coordinator for the biobehavioral health undergraduate’ degree. Dr. Luquis has a broad background in health education and health promotion. His primary teaching and research interests are cultural competency and multicultural health, health promotion, and human sexuality. He earned the certified health education specialist credential in 1995 and the master certified health education specialist credential in 2011 from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing in 2011. He served in the SOPHE Board of Trustees from 2016-2020.

    Tara Lutz

    Asst. Professor

    University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, UConn Health (UConn UCEDD)

    Tara Lutz is an Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences at UConn School of Medicine. She is the Training Director at the University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). Tara earned her PhD in public health and MPH from UConn. She is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist. She coordinates the Certificate of Interdisciplinary Disability Studies in Public Health for UConn?s Applied Program in Public Health Sciences and teaches in the medical school. She is a sibling of a young adult with autism. She is a founding member of and the current national delegate for CT SOPHE. She has presented on disability and public health topics at the state and national level and has been published in peer-reviewed journals on disability and public health topics.

    Bree Bode, MPH, CHES®

    Graduate Research Assistant, PhD Candidate

    Wayne State University

    Current APHA Food and Nutrition Section Fellow, former 21st Century Scholar, and PhD Candidate Bree Bode is a skilled qualitative researcher who takes an interest in learning about community-based solutions to the food insecurity-obesity paradox. With practical experience in community-health, Bree's research trajectory expands over nutrition-related behavior, food environment policy, wellness, life course development, the social determinants of health and health equity. Bree brings her lived experience with federally funded nutrition programs, her MPH, and her CHES certification to her endeavors in the classroom and coalition work. She is passionate social justice, evaluation, and theory within the public health realm.

    Suzanne Miro, MPH, MCHES®

    Sr. Health Communication Specialist, Communicable Disease Service

    NJ Department of Health

    Suzanne Miro, is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist with over 25 years of experience in both public and private health sectors.  Ms. Miro is currently the Senior Health Communication Specialist in the Communicable Disease Service of the New Jersey Department of Health focusing on infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance, public health emergency response, health education, risk communication, quality improvement, and public health accreditation.  She played an integral role in the design and delivery of educational activities and materials for postal workers who were exposed to anthrax in the fall of 2001 and all major public health responses since that time including H1N1, Ebola, Zika, and SARS-CoV2.  Ms. Miro has spoken nationally on health education emergency preparedness and infectious disease topics and continues to work on issues related to health education capacity building and public information for health emergencies.  Additionally, Ms. Miro has served multiple terms on the Board of Trustees for the national SOPHE organization and held multiple positions in the state SOPHE chapter.            
     

    Matt Asare

    Assistant Professor

    Baylor University

    Matthew Asare holds a Ph.D. Health Education from the University of Cincinnati. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Public Health Department at Baylor University. His research interest is in health disparities relating to cancer control and prevention and sexual education. His scholarship is grounded in theories to facilitate pro-health behavior changes at the individual and community levels. Dr. Asare?s global research is in the prevention of HPV-related cancers in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/07/2021

    Changing the Culture and Definition of Health in School Settings

    1.00 Entry

    This session will demonstrate the role that health educators play in removing barriers to achieving equitable outcomes through innovative approaches in school and university settings.

    Participants will be able to describe at least three innovative approaches to achieve equitable outcomes in school and university settings.

    Dr. Jody L. Vogelzang, PhD, RDN, CHES®, FAND

    Associate Professor

    Grand Valley State University

    Dr. Jody Vogelzang, a nationally recognized speaker, and registered dietitian and health education specialist, is an Associate Professor at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. An expert in community health, she has been formally recognized by her peers for excellence in practice and for service to the profession. She holds a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Michigan State University, a Master of Science in Health Science from Grand Valley State University, a Master of Arts in Biology from Miami University, and a PhD in Health Services with a specialization in Community Health from Walden University. She is the SOPHE Board Trustee for Ethics and Research.

    Elisa Beth McNeill, PhD, CHES

    Clinical Professor

    Texas A&M University

    Dr. Elisa Beth McNeill, a Clinical Professor of Pedagogy in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, servs as the Coordinator of the Health Education Teacher Certification Program. Beth has over 38 years of teaching experience working college aged health majors and middle high school experience with at-risk pregnant or parenting adolescents. McNeill teaches courses in human sexuality, elementary and secondary school health pedagogy, technology for teachers, and community & school health methodology. She is a co-author of the textbook, Health Education: Creating Strategies for School and Community Health.

    Meagan Shipley, PhD

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Texas A&M University

    Meagan Shipley, PhD, CHES received her PhD in Health Behavior from Indiana University in 2014. She joined the Department of Health & Kinesiology at Texas A&M University as a Clinical Assistant Professor, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in school and community health. She has updated several courses to incorporate high impact practices, which include service learning, writing intensive courses, capstone projects and courses, and study abroad fieldtrips. In regards to service, she coordinates with the local animal shelter to provide an animal-assisted literacy program to elementary students in Bryan, Texas and has been featured on the news and in the local newspaper. Dr. Shipley is the faculty advisor for the health education honorary, Eta Sigma Gamma - Alpha Pi chapter, which has won the Chapter Excellence Award in 2018, 2019, and 2020 in recognition of their efforts in teaching, research, service, and advocacy. She also received the Dr. Robert Snyovitz Emerging Professional Award from the American School Health Association in 2018.

    Mary Salvatore

    Integrated Wellness Coordinator

    Georgia Department of Education

    Mary Lauren Salvatore is the Integrated Wellness Coordinator in the Office of Whole Child Supports at the Georgia Department of Education. In her role, Mary Lauren works with a dynamic team of wellness-minded individuals to build awareness around the importance of whole child education, specifically as it relates to Health Barriers to Learning, staff well-being, and local wellness policies. She enjoys the opportunity to build relationships with inter-agency divisions and external organizations who share the mission of integrating all aspects of student well-being. Mary Lauren received her Masters in Public Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, where she continued to work in the School of Medicine?s Department of Human Genetics prior to starting at GADOE in January 2019.

    Patsy Barrington

    Faculty

    University of West Florida

    Dr. Barrington has been with the University of West Florida (UWF) for 17 years and holds several leadership positions on campus and in the community. She is committed to providing the next generation of health educators with opportunities to gain valuable experience through high-impact practices in the classroom that translate to the health profession.

    Christopher Wirth

    Assistant Professor

    University of West Florida

    Dr. Wirth is a faculty member at the UWF in the Department of Movement Sciences and Health. He received a PhD from the University of Florida in Health and Human Performance. His research interests include physical activity promotion and education for children in childcare settings.

    Shannon McMorrow, PhD, MPH

    Assistant Professor

    Western Michigan University

    My expertise is conducting community-based, participatory research (CBPR) and community engaged research, primarily using the Photovoice method. I have conducted funded Photovoice research with marginalized populations in the United States for 8 years with the overarching aim of capturing data to improve social and cultural tailoring of public health. Since 2015, I have used Photovoice and other qualitative methods to explore the health and healthcare experiences of Congolese women who are recent refugees to the Midwestern United States. The CBPR approach included partnership with a refugee resettlement agency as well as longitudinal data collection in 2016 and 2019. Since Photovoice is a participatory method that can also serve as a health promotion intervention, the research has captured both qualitative data to inform policy and practice and the benefits of implementing Photovoice to enhance health and reduce exacerbation of health inequities for this population. Moving forward, I aim to expand use of Photovoice research with refugee women in the United States and beyond.

    Betty Dennis

    Director, DEI, Faculty Specialist II

    Western Michigan University

    Faculty Specialist II in the Interdisciplinary Health Programs at Western Michigan University. Leader in curriculum design, workship facilitation, learner support, professional life coach?

    Dani Loebs

    Account Director

    Rescue Agency

    Dani Loebs is an Account Director at Rescue Agency. She leads the CalFresh Healthy Living SNAP-Ed campaign with the California Department of Public Health and focuses on nutrition education and obesity prevention messaging. During this time, she has helped to originate the statewide day of action movement through Rethink Your Drink Day, which encourages SNAP-eligible populations to drink more water and fewer sugar-sweetened beverages, and Healthy Snack Day, which promotes healthier snack choices to the same audience. She has overseen the implementation and evolution of over 1,000 of these local events as they transitioned from in-person tabling to interactive virtual experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Topics that will be covered in this session are but not limited to; racial equity, HIV, and social-economic status.

    0.75 Entry

    Learn about LGBTQ+ history that got us to where we are today in the Health Education and Promotion field. Topics that will be covered in this session are but not limited to; racial equity, HIV, and social-economic status. Join us in taking this audio-recorded podcast event and walk as you learn from our speaker Ryan Cox on the LGBTQ+ community. 

    Learning Objective:

    1. Describe at least three LGBTQ+ history facts exposing the inequities in the field of health education and promotion.

    Ryan Cox

    PhD

    Dr. Ryan Cox is an integrated health psychologist, currently serving as the Behavioral Health Director of Truman Medical Center’s LGBTQ Specialty Clinic, and Program Manager of the Infectious Diseases clinic, in addition to being an assistant professor in the UMKC School of Medicine. He is also the Executive Board President of Thrive Health Connection, a Kansas City HIV and AIDS services organization, and an adjunct instructor in the KCU School of Medicine and Biosciences psychology doctorate degree program.Dr. Cox originally studied film and video production in art school, but after spending several years toiling in the worlds of film and television, he switched his focus. He earned his BA in Psychology from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, his MA in Counseling from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, and his PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Memphis. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in LGBT Interprofessional Care from the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas.In his spare time he loves watching movies, reading, snuggling with cats, traveling, being outside, and cooking.

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    In this Solution Showcase, you will learn about article Altmetric Scores and how you can utilize social media to increase your article’s online buzz, as well as best practices for sharing your work. This session will feature speakers from SAGE publishing, journal editorial board members, as well as published authors.

    In this Solution Showcase, you will learn about article Altmetric Scores and how you can utilize social media to increase your article’s online buzz, as well as best practices for sharing your work. This session will feature speakers from SAGE publishing, journal editorial board members, as well as published authors. 

    Jeanine Robitaille, MS, CHES

    Editorial & Project Manager

    Society for Public Health Education

    Jeanine is the managing editor of Health Promotion Practice, SOPHE’s practice based journal, as well as the founding editorial manager for SOPHE’s youngest journal, Pedagogy in Health Promotion. Since 2014, Jeanine has had the opportunity to collaborate with four EIC’s, as well as guest editors and editorial boards to deliver best practices and innovative approaches in over 70 issues for these health education publications that continue to grow in submissions, visibility, and contributions to the field. Jeanine enjoys gaining a broad perspective of public health initiatives by supporting editorial leadership, authors, and reviewers that help enhance her competencies as a Certified Health Education Specialist. In addition to her work with the journals, Jeanine has worked as a technical assistance coordinator for Partnering 4 Health and supports grant writing teams. 

    Prior to earning her Masters in Health Promotion Management from the American University in 2013, Jeanine taught middle school English for students with language based learning differences and worked as a writing tutor at the US Coast Guard Academy. Jeanine shares her dedication to healthy living with her four children and maintains sanity with running, reading, and lots of coffee!

    Joseph G. L. Lee, PHD, MPH

    Interim Director, ECU School of Social Work

    Affiliate Faculty, Center for Health Disparities, Brody School of Medicine

    Joseph Lee is originally from Madison County, NC. He attended Duke University for an undergraduate degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies. He has an MPH in maternal and child health and a PhD in health behavior from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Joseph is now an associate professor in the Department of Health Education and Promotion, College of Health and Human Performance, where he conducts research on tobacco prevention and control and LGBT health inequities.

    Cynthia Begay, PhD(c), MPH

    Dept of Preventive Medicine

    Keck Medicine of University of South Carolina

    Stephanie Henkel