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Student Accomplishments


March 2017

Bin Yu Paper accepted for publication in Social Indicators Research: Chen X, Yu B, Gong J, Wang P, Elliott A. (In press). Social capital associated with quality of life mediated by employment conditions: evidence from a random sample of rural-to-urban migrants in China. Soc Indic Res. DOI: 10.1007/s11205-017-1617-1
Amy Elliott
Vicki Osborne Paper accepted for publication in Addictive Behaviors: Osborne V, Serdarevic M, Crooke H, Striley C, Cottler LB. (In press). Non-medical opioid use in youth: Gender differences in risk factors and prevalence. Addict Behav. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.03.024
Mirsada Serdarevic
Hannah Crooke
Jacob Ball Received three travel awards to attend 9th Annual Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) at University of Washington in Seattle, WA: Chair’s Travel Award (UF Department of Epidemiology), Dean’s Office Travel Award (UF College of Public Health and Health Professions), and University of Washington Department of Biostatistics
Jae Min Received travel award to attend 3rd Annual Summer Institute in Statistics for Big Data (SISBID) at University of Washington in Seattle, WA
Shivani Khan Received travel grant to attend 10th Annual International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender (InWomen’s) Group Conference in Montreal, Canada
Abstract selected for poster presentation at 10th Annual International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender (InWomen’s) Group Conference in Montreal, Canada: “Gender differences in patterns of marijuana initiation by age among urban, suburban and rural youth in the US”

February 2017

Vicki Osborne Accepted as a member of Alpha Epsilon Lamba, a national honor society of graduate and professional school students

January 2017

Bin Yu Selected lecture at  20th Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS) Conference in Las Vegas, NV: “Peer influence alters the associations between HIV knowledge and self-efficacy as well as self-efficacy and condom-use intention among adolescents: a moderated mediation modeling analysis”
Jacob Ball Invited to be a member of the American College Health Association Data Warehouse Technical Team that is working to build an inter-institutional data repository to facilitate benchmarking and epidemiological analysis of collegiate health data

November 2016

Yunan Xu Letter to the editor accepted for publication in American Journal of Epidemiology
Sheldon Waugh Honorable mention in APHA’s School Health Education and Services Section Student Abstract competition
Presented at 2016 APHA Annual Meeting

October 2016

Jacob Ball Paper published in Global Health Research and Policy: Usman A, Ball JD, Rojas DP, Berhane A, Ghebrat Y, Mebrahtu G, Gebresellasie A, Zehai A, Mufunda J, Liseth O, Haque U, Chanda E. Dengue fever outbreaks in Eritrea, 2005–2015: A case for strengthening surveillance, control and reporting. Global Health Research and Policy. 2016 Oct 26;1(17). DOI: 10.1186/s41256-016-0016-5
Diana Rojas

July 2016

Jacob Ball Paper published in Global Public Health: Community-based reports of morbidity, mortality, and health-seeking behaviours in fourMonrovia communities during the West African Ebola epidemic. McLean KE, Abramowitz SA, Ball JD, Monger J, Tehoungue K, McKune SL, Fallah M, Omidian PA. Glob Public Health. 2016 Jul 27:1-17. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2016.1208262. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27463979

June 2016

Yunan Xu First authored paper published in Global Health and Research Policy: Yunan Xu, and Xinguang Chen. Protection motivation theory and cigarette smoking among vocational high school students in China: a cusp catastrophe modeling analysis. Global Health Research and Policy. 2016 1:3.
Jacob Ball Co-first authored paper published in Acta Tropica: Clinical and spatial features of Zika virus in Mexico. Haque U, Ball JD, Zhang W, Khan MM, Treviño C JA. Acta Trop. 2016 Oct;162:5-10. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2016.06.010. Epub 2016 Jun 14. PMID: 27311388

March 2016

Abenaa Acheampong Women/sex/gender travel award to CPDD
Nominated by dean of PHHP to present research at UF event
First authored publication coming out
Denny Fe Agana One of the top 7 abstracts at PHHP research day
Jacob Ball Guest lecturer for the UF undergrad human sex and sexuality course
Hannah Crooke Recipient NIDA Director’s Travel Award for travel to CPDD
Sadaf Milani Letter to the editor in March issue of AJPH
Martin Wegman Invited oral presentation at Academy Health’s Annual Research Meeting in Boston on June 28, 2016

February 2016

Martin Wegman Winner Alpha Omega Alpha top research prize at COM research day
Co-authored paper published in Family Medicine
Yunan Xu First authored paper accepted to Health Research and Policy

January 2016

Jacob Ball SER travel award to epi congress of the Americas