Student Accomplishments

June 2018

Amy ElliottAmy Elliott

  • Received CARE Travel Award for $750
  • Oral presentation on racial disparities in referral to substance use disorder screening among justice-involved children at College of Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Annual Meeting
  • Selection of abstract for the “What’s Hot” Media Forum at College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Annual Meeting

Jae MinJae Min

  • Letter to the editor titled “Psychiatric disorders’ paradoxical protective effect on cardiovascular procedures and mortality” accepted for publication in Psychiatry Research.

Shannan RichShannan Rich

  • Application accepted to attend the 23rd International Bioinformatics Workshop on Virus Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology (VEME) in Berlin, Germany, in August 2018. Abstract: Rich S, Richards V (co-first author), Cook RL, Prosperi M. “Phylodynamic analysis of HIV in Florida.”

May 2018

UpuliUpuli Dissanayake

  • Graduate Intern: Neuromedicine Interdisciplinary Clinical & Academic Program-NICAP Graduate Lead for Team Reduce Variation
  • MSe Student Representative for the 2018-2019 academic year

Amy ElliottAmy Elliott

  • Received NIDA Director’s Travel Award for $1000

Ajodeji OtufoworaAjodeji Otufowora

Vicki OsborneVicki Osborne

  • Graduate level Dean’s Scholar Award recipient for the 2017-2018 academic year. The dean’s scholar is one of the most prestigious honors the Dean’s Office gives as part of recognition of exceptional students’ accomplishments. Dean Perri presents this award at PHHP Spring Convocation, held on Saturday May 5th at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.
  • Book chapter entitled “Event Monitoring in the UK” accepted for publication in the 6th edition of Pharmacoepidemiology, edited by Brian L. Strom, Stephen E. Kimmel and Sean Hennessy.

Yunan XuYunan Xu

  • Paper published online: Yin L, Zhao Y, Paratikos MB, Song L, Zhang X, Xin R, Sun Z, Xu Y, Zhang L, Hu Y, Hao C, Ruan Y, Shao Y, Vermund SH, and Qian H. Risk Prediction Score for HIV Infection: Development and Internal Validation with Cross-Sectional Data from Men Who Have Sex with Men in China. AIDS and Behavior. 2018 May 21. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2129-y. PMID: 29786768

April 2018

Yiyang LiuYiyang Liu

  • Received 2nd Place at University of Florida’s College of Public Health and Health Professions Research Day Poster Awards
  • Awarded the Graduate Student Council Travel Award

Jae MinJae Min

  • Awarded UF Center for European Studies Travel Grant to attend Big Data for Pharmacovigilance Conference

Shannan RichShannan Rich

Mirsada SerdarevicMirsada Serdarevic

  • University of Florida Graduate Student Travel Award for the College on Problems of Drug Dependence 80th annual meeting

Michael SwainMichael Swain

  • Abstract selected for presentation at the National Association of County and City Health Officials 2018 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA: Swain M and Husband L. “Advancing Community Nutrition for Vulnerable Populations through a University Extension and Health Department Partnership.”
  • Abstract selected for poster presentation at the National Association of County and City Health Officials 2018 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA: Swain M. “Schools as a Chronic Disease Prevention Delivery Site: The Role of Evidence-Based Partners.”
  • Poster presented at 2018 National Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Cincinnati, OH: Torres T, Swain M and Jameson M: “A Professional Development Framework for School and Community Garden Educators.”

March 2018

Denny Fe AganaDenny Fe Agana

  • Essay winner for the New Voices Essay Contest: Millennial Health Professionals and the Future of Cross-Sector Partnerships. Essay will be published in the New Voices chapter of the Practical Playbook 2nd Edition

Zhaoyi ChenZhaoyi Chen

Sadaf MilaniSadaf Milani

  • Accepted for a poster presentation at the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago this July, presenting a poster titled “Sensitivity and Specificity of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment Among Minority Populations”

Jae MinJae Min

  • Awarded Graduate Student Council Travel Grant to attend Big Data for Pharmacovigilance Conference

Michael SwainMichael Swain

 

 

  • Abstract selected for presentation at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society in Portland, OR: Campbell C, Israel G, Diehl D, Galindo S and Swain M. “Differing Effects of Nutrition Education in Low-income Populations in Rural versus Suburban Students in Florida.”

Yunan XuYunan Xu

  • Selected as top abstracts for PHHP research day and awarded a travel award in the amount of $750 from the College for future conference.

February 2018

Vicki OsborneVicki Osborne

  • Received NIDA Women & Sex/Gender Differences Junior Investigator Travel Award to attend 2018 College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Meeting

Shannan RichShannan Rich

January 2018

Denny Fe AganaDenny Fe Agana

  • Mainous A, Porter M, Agana DF, Chessman A. Institutional NIH Research Funding and a Culture of Support for Family Medicine and Their Relationship to Family Medicine Specialty Choice. Family Medicine. [In Press]

Crystal AlmondCrystal Almond

Jacob BallJacob Ball

  • Awarded Student Travel Scholarship of $500 to the Population Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases symposium at the University of Georgia. The symposium is sponsored by: Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases at UGA.

Amy ElliottAmy Elliott

  • Chen X, Elliott AL, Wang S. Cross-country Association of Press Freedom and LGBT freedom with prevalence of persons living with HIV: implication for global strategy against HIV/AIDS. 2018 Feb;3:6. doi: 10.1186/s41256-018-0061-3 . PMID: 29457142

Shannan RichShannan Rich

  • Awarded a travel grant by the UF Graduate Student Council to attend the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) annual meeting in March 2018 in New York, NY.
  • Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) annual meeting in March 2018 in New York, NY. Yaghjyan L, Rich SN, Mao L, Mai V, Egan KM. “Interactions of coffee consumption and postmenopausal hormone use in relation to breast cancer risk in UK Biobank.”

Bin YuBin Yu

  • Yu B, Chen X, Wang Y. (Jan 2018). Dynamic transitions between marijuana use and cigarette smoking among US adolescents and emerging adults. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Accepted on Jan 25, 2018.

December 2017

Michael SwainMichael Swain

 

  • Received a travel award from Grassroots Change to attend Preemption in Nutrition Policy Training in Aurora, CO organized by Grassroots Change and The College of Global Public Health, New York University.

Yunan XuYunan Xu

  • Paper published online: Gong J, Xu Y, Chen X, Yang N, Li F, Yan Y. Persistent effect at 30-month post intervention of a community-based randomized trial of KM2H2 in reducing stroke and heart attack among senior hypertensive patients. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2018 Jan 2;15(1):1. doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0635-3PMID: 29291739

Bin YuBin Yu

  • Paper accepted for publication: Chen X, Yu B, Chen D. Probabilistic Discrete Event Systems Modeling of Nonlinear Dynamic Transitions between Electronic and Combustible Cigarette Smoking using the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey Data. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology and Life Science. Accepted on Dec 17, 2017.

November 2017

Jacob BallJacob Ball

  • Organizing and hosting “Identifying and addressing mental health disparities in the Gator Nation using electronic medical records” symposium at UF Social Justice Summit in January in Gainesville, FL

Amy ElliottAmy Elliott

  • Presenting in “Identifying and addressing mental health disparities in the Gator Nation using electronic medical records” symposium at UF Social Justice Summit in January in Gainesville, FL: research on demographic and clinical risk factors for cocaine abuse and dependence

Shivani KhanShivani Khan

  • First authored paper accepted for publication in Disability and Health Journal: “Association between Race/Ethnicity and Disability Status and Receipt of Vaccines among Older Adults in Florida”

Yiyang LiuYiyang Liu

  • Presenting in “Identifying and addressing mental health disparities in the Gator Nation using electronic medical records” symposium at UF Social Justice Summit in January in Gainesville, FL: research on demographic and clinical risk factors for cocaine abuse and dependence

Jae MinJae Min

  • Presenting in “Identifying and addressing mental health disparities in the Gator Nation using electronic medical records” symposium at UF Social Justice Summit in January in Gainesville, FL: research on disparities in mental health burden among undergraduate and graduate students

Michael SwainMichael Swain

  • Workshop presented at 2017 National Summit to End Hunger in November in Tampa, FL: Shelnutt KP, Swain M and Glatting C. “Levering Partnerships to Improve Food Access and Prevent Chronic Disease Through Policy, Systems and Environmental Change.”
  • Abstract selected for poster presentation at the 18th Annual AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference in February 2018 in Washington, D.C: Swain, M​ and Kasiborski N. “Improving Behavioral Health Care Access through a Local Health Department Model in Schools”​

Kai WangKai Wang

  • Letter to the editor published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism: Chen X, Wang K. Letter to the Editor: Harmonized Reference Ranges for Circulating Testosterone Levels in Men of Four Cohort Studies in the United States and Europe. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Nov 16. doi: 10.1210/jc.2017-01880. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 29161415

October 2017

Shivani KhanShivani Khan

Jae MinJae Min

  • Paper accepted for publication in Drug Safety: Reported Adverse Events with Painkillers: Data Mining of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Adverse Events Reporting System

Vicki OsborneVicki Osborne

  • Paper accepted for publication in Drug Safety: Reported Adverse Events with Painkillers: Data Mining of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Adverse Events Reporting System
  • Awarded UF International Center International Student Services Outstanding Achievement Certificate

Shannan RichShannan Rich

  • Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the UF Health Cancer Center Research Day in November 2017. Yaghjyan L, Rich SN, Mao L, Mai V, Egan KM. “Interactions of coffee consumption and postmenopausal hormone use in relation to breast cancer risk in UK Biobank.”
  • Application accepted to attend the 2017 Clinic on Dynamical Approaches to Infectious Disease Data, offered through the International Clinics on Infectious Disease Dynamics and Data (ICI3D) Program, in December in Yulee, FL.

September 2017

Jacob BallJacob Ball

  • Co-author on a study nominated for the Kenneth Lutterman Award for Best Student Paper in the Mental Health Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA)

Shivani KhanShivani Khan

Yiyang LiuYiyang Liu

  • Awarded Chair’s Travel Award to attend the American College of Epidemiology (ACE) 2017 Annual Meeting in September in New Orleans, LA
  • Poster presentation at the American College of Epidemiology (ACE) 2017 Annual Meeting in September in New Orleans, LA

Vicki OsborneVicki Osborne

  • Paper accepted for publication in Drug Safety: Utilization and safety of deferasirox: Results from an observational cohort study in England

Yunan XuYunan Xu

  • First authored paper accepted for publication in Journal of AdolescenceXu Y, Chen X, Yu B, Joseph V, Stanton B. The effects of self-efficacy in bifurcating the relationship of perceived benefit and cost with condom use among adolescents: a cusp catastrophe modeling analysis. Journal of Adolescence. (In press)

Bin YuBin Yu

August 2017

Denny Fe AganaDenny Fe Agana

Jacob BallJacob Ball

Sadaf MilaniSadaf Milani

Jae MinJae Min

  • Abstract published in Journal of Medical Primatology titled “Comparative transcriptomic analysis of frontal lobe tissue from SIV-infected rhesus macaques with and without detectable SIV in the brain”

Vicki OsborneVicki Osborne

Shannan RichShannan Rich

  • Seminar speaker for the Southern HIV & Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) seminar on “HIV Surveillance in Haiti”. Presented “The HIV Care Continuum: An Overview of Care Cascades in Haiti and Other Developing Countries.” SHARC Center for Translational HIV Research, Gainesville, FL.

Akemi WijayabahuAkemi Wijayabahu

  • Letter to the editor published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Wijayabahu AT. Gaskins et al. study reports on a new opportunity for breast cancer prevention. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Aug;106(2):706-707. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.117.158501. No abstract available. PMID: 28765393
  • Letter to the editor published in Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and GynecologyWijayabahu AT. Need for an up to date and comprehensive risk factor analysis to determine the lifetime risk of uterine corpus cancer in Taiwan women. Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Aug;56(4):580. doi: 10.1016/j.tjog.2017.04.037. No abstract available. PMID: 28805629

July 2017

Kai WangKai Wang

  • First authored paper published online in International Journal of CancerWang K, Chen X, Bird VY, Gerke TA, Manini TM, Prosperi M. Association between Age-Related Reductions in Testosterone and Risk of Prostate Cancer – An Analysis of Patients’ Data with Prostatic Diseases. Int J Cancer. 2017 Jul 12. doi: 10.1002/ijc.30882. Epub 2017 Jul 24. PMID: 28699177

Yunan XuYunan Xu

June 2017

Jacob BallJacob Ball

  • Presented a poster at the American College Health Association (ACHA) 2017 Annual Meeting in May/June in Austin, TX: “A 10-year case series of HIV-positive students at one university: Implications for clinical practice and collegiate public health”
  • Paper accepted for publication in Le Infezioni in Medicina: Rodriguez-Morales AJ, Haque U, Ball JD, García-Loaiza CJ, Galindo-Marquez ML, Sabogal-Roman JA, Marin-Loaiza S, Ayala AF, Lozada-Riascos CO, Diaz-Quijano FA, Alvarado-Socarras JA. Spatial distribution of Zika virus infection in Northeastern Colombia. Infez Med 2017 Jul-Sep; 25(3).

Zhaoyi ChenZhaoyi Chen

  • Abstract accepted by American Public Health Association (APHA) 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo in November in Atlanta, GA: “Association Between History of Kidney Stones and Sleep Disorder, and Trends in Demographics”
  • Abstract accepted by 35th World Congress of Endourology in September in Vancouver, Canada: “Prevalence of Kidney Stones Changing in Male to Female Ratio: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007-2014”
  • Paper accepted by Biomedicine HubChen Z, Gerke T, Prosperi M. Trends in Gene Expression Profiling for Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment: A Systematic Review. Biomed Hub. 2017;2(2):472146. DOI: 10.1159/000472146.

Yiyang LiuYiyang Liu

  • Awarded 2017 CARE Travel Award to attend the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 79th Annual Scientific Meeting in June in Montréal, Canda
  • Awarded Chair’s Travel Award to attend the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 79th Annual Scientific Meeting in June in Montréal, Canda
  • Oral presentation at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 79th Annual Scientific Meeting in June in Montréal, Canda: Cottler LB, Liu Y, Striley CW, Setlow B, Knackstedt L. Typologies of female cocaine and marijuana use rely on transitions from initiation, to 1st symptom, to heaviest use.
  • Poster presentation at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 79th Annual Scientific Meeting in June in Montréal, Canda: Liu Y, Striley CW, Cottler LB. The association between different patterns of non-medical use of stimulants and motivations for use.
  • Oral presentation at the Center for Addiction Research and Education (CARE) 2017 Pre-Meetings Data Blitz: Liu Y, Striley CW, Cottler LB. Motives for different patterns and quantities of non-medical use of prescription stimulants.

Vicki OsborneVicki Osborne

  • Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo in November in Atlanta, GA: “Recent non-medical prescription opioid use and age at first use of other substances: Results from a national survey in adolescents”
  • Awarded a travel grant by the UF Office of Research to attend the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 79th Annual Scientific Meeting in June in Montréal, Canda
  • Awarded a travel grant by the UF Graduate Student Council to attend the 33rd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management in August in Montréal, Canda
  • Elected as Treasurer of the UF chapter of Alpha Epsilon Lamba, a national honor society of graduate and professional school students

Kai WangKai Wang

  • Paper accepted for publication in Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: Xu Y, Chen X, Wang K. Global prevalence of hypertension among people living with HIV: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Soc Hypertens. 2017 Aug;11(8):530-540. doi: 10.1016/j.jash.2017.06.004. Epub 2017 Jun 21. ReviewPMID: 28689734

Yunan XuYunan Xu

  • First authored paper accepted for publication in Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: Xu Y, Chen X, Wang K. Global prevalence of hypertension among people living with HIV: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Soc Hypertens. 2017 Aug;11(8):530-540. doi: 10.1016/j.jash.2017.06.004. Epub 2017 Jun 21. Review. PMID: 28689734

May 2017

Denny Fe AganaDenny Fe Agana

Jacob BallJacob Ball

Shivani KhanShivani Khan

  • Awarded 2017 CARE Travel Award to attend the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 79th Annual Scientific Meeting in June in Montréal, Canda

Jae MinJae Min

  • Paper accepted for publication in Global Health Research and Policy titled “Phylodynamic applications in 21st century global infectious disease research”

Vicki OsborneVicki Osborne

  • Abstract accepted for oral presentation and awarded scholarship for free conference registration at the 33rd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management in August in Montréal, Canda
  • Letter to the editor accepted for publication in Addiction

Diana RojasDiana Rojas

  • Coauthored paper published in Nature: Metsky HC, Matranga CB, Wohl S, Schaffner SF, Freije CA, Winnicki SM, West K, Qu J, Baniecki ML, Gladden-Young A, Lin AE, Tomkins-Tinch CH, Ye SH, Park DJ, Luo CY, Barnes KG, Shah RR, Chak B, Barbosa-Lima G, Delatorre E, Vieira YR, Paul LM, Tan AL, Barcellona CM, Porcelli MC, Vasquez C, Cannons AC, Cone MR, Hogan KN, Kopp EW, Anzinger JJ, Garcia KF, Parham LA, Ramírez RMG, Montoya MCM, Rojas DP, Brown CM, Hennigan S, Sabina B, Scotland S, Gangavarapu K, Grubaugh ND, Oliveira G, Robles-Sikisaka R, Rambaut A, Gehrke L, Smole S, Halloran ME, Villar L, Mattar S, Lorenzana I, Cerbino-Neto J, Valim C, Degrave W, Bozza PT, Gnirke A, Andersen KG, Isern S, Michael SF, Bozza FA, Souza TML, Bosch I, Yozwiak NL, MacInnis BL, Sabeti PC. Zika virus evolution and spread in the Americas. Nature. 2017 Jun 15;546(7658):411-415. doi: 10.1038/nature22402. Epub 2017 May 24. PMID: 28538734
  • Invited to a workshop at the World Health Organization on Zika virus (ZIKV) trial design, endpoints, and site selection in June in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Received a scholarship to take three modules at the 9th Annual Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) at University of Washington in Seattle, WA

Mirsada SerdarevicMirsada Serdarevic

  • Letter to the editor accepted for publication in Addiction

Martin WegmanMartin Wegman

Bin YuBin Yu

  • Presented oral presentation at the 29th Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention in May in Boston, MA: Bin Yu, Xinguang Chen, Bonita Stanton, Ding-Geng (Din) Chen. The central role of peer influence and self-efficacy in the association between HIV knowledge and condom use skills with condom use intention: a chained cusp catastrophe modeling analysis.
  • Symposium: Capturing the quantum changes in human behavior: Innovative solutions to and practical application of the cusp catastrophe modeling. 29th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), May 25-28, 2017. Boston, MA, USA.

April 2017

Jacob BallJacob Ball

Natalie ChichettoNatalie Chichetto

  • Awarded 2017 Dean’s Scholar Award in the College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP), the most prestigious award for PhD-level students; only awarded to two students in the College
  • Graduated with PhD in Epidemiology; moving to Vanderbilt for a Post-Doc in Translational Sciences through a TL1 award

Hannah CrookeHannah Crooke

Diana RojasDiana Rojas

Sheldon WaughSheldon Waugh

March 2017

Denny Fe AganaDenny Fe Agana

  • Letter to the editor published in Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: Fe Garcia Agana D. Re: Primary Care Patients’ Willingness to Participate in Comprehensive Weight Loss Programs: From the WWAMI Region Practice and Research Network. J Am Board Fam Med. 2017 Mar-Apr;30(2):264. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2017.02.160353. No abstract available. PMID: 28379835

Jacob BallJacob Ball

Hannah CrookeHannah Crooke

  • Paper accepted for publication in Addictive Behaviors: Osborne V, Serdarevic M, Crooke H, Striley C, Cottler LB. Non-medical opioid use in youth: Gender differences in risk factors and prevalence. Addict Behav. 2017 Sep;72:114-119. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.03.024. Epub 2017 Mar 31. PMID: 28391071

Amy ElliottAmy Elliott

  • 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

Shivani KhanShivani Khan

Jae MinJae Min

  • Received travel award to attend 3rd Annual Summer Institute in Statistics for Big Data (SISBID) at University of Washington in Seattle, WA
  • Letter to the Editor accepted for publication in American Journal of Epidemiology titled ‘RE:“AGE AND SEX DIFFERENCES IN BODY MASS INDEX AS A PREDICTOR OF HIP FRACTURE: A NOREPOS STUDY”’

Vicki OsborneVicki Osborne

  • Paper accepted for publication in Addictive Behaviors: Osborne V, Serdarevic M, Crooke H, Striley C, Cottler LB. Non-medical opioid use in youth: Gender differences in risk factors and prevalence. Addict Behav. 2017 Sep;72:114-119. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.03.024. Epub 2017 Mar 31. PMID: 28391071

Shannan RichShannan Rich

  • Competed in UF’s annual CLARION interprofessional case competition, offered through the Office of Interprofessional Education. Achieved first place prize and invited to represent UF at the national CLARION competition in Minneapolis, Minnesota in April 2017.

Mirsada SerdarevicMirsada Serdarevic

  • Paper accepted for publication in Addictive Behaviors: Osborne V, Serdarevic M, Crooke H, Striley C, Cottler LB. Non-medical opioid use in youth: Gender differences in risk factors and prevalence. Addict Behav. 2017 Sep;72:114-119. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.03.024. Epub 2017 Mar 31. PMID: 28391071

Kai WangKai Wang

  • Paper accepted for publication in Preventive Medicine Reports: Chen X, Wang K. Geographic area-based rate as a novel indicator to enhance research and precision intervention for more effective HIV/AIDS control. Prev Med Rep. 2017 Jan 26;5:301-307. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2017.01.009. eCollection 2017 Mar. PMID: 28229038
  • Letter to the editor published in Asian Journal of AndrologyWang K, Cottler LB. Commentary on “The association between sexual function and prostate cancer risk in US veterans”. Asian J Androl. 2017 Mar 7. doi: 10.4103/1008-682X.196853. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 28272056

Bin YuBin 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

February 2017

Denny Fe AganaDenny Fe Agana

Vicki OsborneVicki Osborne

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

January 2017

Jacob BallJacob 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

Kai WangKai Wang

Bin YuBin 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”

November 2016

Sheldon WaughSheldon Waugh

  • Honorable mention in American Public Health Association’s School Health Education and Services Section Student Abstract competition
  • Presented at 2016 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

Kai WangKai Wang

  • Presented oral presentation at 4th Biennial Science of Global Prostate Cancer Disparities in Black Men Conference in November in Orlando, FL: Kai Wang, Xinguang Chen. A Testosterone Change Model for the Role of Testosterone on Prostate Cancer among Black Males

Yunan XuYunan Xu

  • Letter to the editor accepted for publication in American Journal of Epidemiology

October 2016

Jacob BallJacob 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 RojasDiana Rojas

  • 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

 September 2016

Jae MinJae Min

  •  Paper accepted for publication in Global Health Research and Policy titled “The global spread of Middle East respiratory syndrome: an analysis fusing traditional epidemiological tracing and molecular phylodynamics”

August 2016

Vicki OsborneVicki Osborne

  • Named one of the best reviewers for the journal Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety for her superb review skills in 2015
  • Received travel scholarship to attend the 32nd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management in Dublin, Ireland

July 2016

Jacob BallJacob Ball

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

June 2016

Jacob BallJacob Ball

  • Co-first authored paper published in Acta Tropica: Haque U, Ball JD, Zhang W, Khan MM, Treviño C JA. Clinical and spatial features of Zika virus in Mexico. Acta Trop. 2016 Oct;162:5-10. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2016.06.010. Epub 2016 Jun 14. PMID: 27311388

Yunan XuYunan Xu

April 2016

Jae MinJae Min

  •  Paper accepted for publication in BioData Mining titled “Visual programming for next-generation sequencing data analytics”

March 2016

Denny Fe AganaDenny Fe Agana

Jacob BallJacob Ball

  • Guest lecturer for the UF undergraduate human sex and sexuality course

Hannah CrookeHannah Crooke

  • Received National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Director’s Travel Award for travel to College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 78th Annual Scientific Meeting in June in Palm Springs, CA

Abenaa JonesAbenaa Jones

  • Women/sex/gender travel award to College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 78th Annual Scientific Meeting in June in Palm Springs, CA
  • Nominated by Dean of College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP) to present research at UF event
  • First authored publication coming out

Sadaf MilaniSadaf Milani

Martin WegmanMartin Wegman

  • Invited oral presentation at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting in June in Boston, MA

February 2016

Denny Fe AganaDenny Fe Agana

  • Paper published in Family Medicine: Mims LD, Everard K, Hall K, Hatch R, Malaty J, Rubin D, Fe Agana D, Carek PJ. Family Medicine Clerkship Directors’ Influence on the Residency Program Selection Process: A CERA Study. Fam Med. 2016 Feb;48(2):108-13. PMID: 26950781

Martin WegmanMartin Wegman

  • Winner of the Alpha Omega Alpha top research prize at COM research day
  • Co-authored paper published in Family Medicine

Yunan XuYunan Xu

  • First authored paper accepted to Health Research and Policy

January 2016

Jacob BallJacob Ball