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Student Research Podcasts (SHARP)

This section contains links to podcasts created by COPH students pertaining to their recent experiences at conferences. Each of these students are recipients of the COPH’s Student Honorary Award for Research and Practice “SHARP” , which provides financial assistance for COPH students to travel to a local, state, regional, national, or international professional meeting/conference to present their research or practice.

2019 - 2020 Academic Year

Marlene Joannie Bewa
Are Child Autism Status and Severity Associated with Maternal Mental and Emotional Health (MEH)?

Santiago Hernandez Bojorge
Epidemiology of cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis in Nicaragua

Vidya Chandran
UnmetNeed for Substance Use Treatment Centers in Florida

Rafaella Stein Elger
Early Childhood Court in Florida: A Statewide, Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Implementation and Model Fidelity

Tara Foti
Evaluating Florida's Healthy Start Coordinated Intake & Referral Using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research

Tiffany Gilliard
Florida Red Tide Perceptions:  A Decade of Change

Astha Kakkad
Evaluate association of early childhood neurodevelopmental disorders with very low birth weight and preterm births

Meredith Kernbach
Light Pollution and West Nile Virus: Ecological Manifestation and Potential Mitigation

Andrew Lim
Evaluating the Accessibility of Fresh Produce and Junk Foods in a Low-Income Zip Code:Tampa Bay, FL

Joanna Mackie
Early Childhood Court in Florida: Results of a Mixed-Methods Evaluation

Fahad Mansuri
Factors Associated with Temporal Trends in admissions at a Pediatric Trauma Center (2010-2017)

Naya Martin
Characterization of Environmental Contaminants in Breast Milk

Kristi M. Miley
Evaluation of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV) Winter Activity in Florida

Igbagbosanmi Oredein
Analysis of coping with crying, infant sleep practices, and choosing safe caregivers

Jeegan Parikh
Evaluating the Relationship Between Introduction of Acellular Pertussis Vaccine and Whooping Cough Re-emergence in the United States

Jaladhikumar Patel
Enhancing Community Asset Mapping methods by incorporating Geographic Information Systems techniques

Silvia Sommariva
Training Public Health Professionals to Use Social Marketing for Dietary Salt Reduction in Global Settings

Shanda Vereen
Intimate Conversations: Parent-adolescent sexual risk communication among African Americans

Bola B. Yusuf
Understanding Engagement and Retention in the Florida Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Initiative: Perspectives of Program Alumni


2018- 2019 Academic Year

Mariam A. Badru
Critical Global Problems of Violence against Women and Girls

Temitope Bello
Geographic Information System Mapping of Unintentional Injuries in Florida among Children Ages 0-4 years, 2015 – 2016 to Prevent Unintentional Injuries and Inform Prevention Efforts for Families Served through the Florida MIECHV Initiative

Rungtip Bootseeta
NAAT Testing for TB and NTM in Florida

Sarah Bradley
Towards an Urban Political Ecology of Food Charity

Arcadia Buro

Isabella Chan
Voices in the Violence: An Ethnographic Exploration of Intimate Partner Violence among Indigenous Women in the Rural Peruvian Andes

Melody Chavez


Bashir Dabo
Impact of Obesity and Expression of Obesity Related Genes in the Progression of Prostate Cancer in African American Men

Nnadozie Emechebe

Self-identified Social Needs Predict Hospital Readmissions

Aldenise Ewing
Partnering with Worksite Wellness Programs to Increase Low Cost and Sustainable Cancer Prevention Efforts

Whitney Fung
Does it Matter Where the Tomato Originates?: Limitations of Current Approaches to Reduce Food Insecurity

Jessica Garcia

Haley Hanson
Increased Epigenetic Potential in Immune Genes of Introduced House Sparrows

Astha Kakkad
Exploring and addressing stress, coping, resilience and self-care in dietetic interns

Shruti Kaushik
Orofacial Clefts in Florida - Family Experiences in Perinatal Care

Meredith Kernbach
Effects Spectral Composition of Light at Night on West Nile Virus Resistance and Mortality

Laura Kihlstrom
Compareand Contrast the Experiences of Ethiopians and Finns Migrants in Tampa Bay.

Natasha Kurji
Rape Victims Identified in Florida Emergency Departments: An Exploratory Study

Norma Lisenko
Nutritional Needs in Children and Families in the US Pacific Rim

Rachel G. Logan
Contraceptive Use among Males at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Sharonda Lovett
An Evaluation of a weekend backback food assistance program, Smile Club: A cross-sectional study AND A cross-sectional study examining association between parental feeding practices and eating habits of children


Fahad Mansuri
Factors Associated with Drowning Admissions at a Pediatric Trauma Registry (2010 – 2017)

Malinee Neelamegam
The Effect of Medications with Anticholinergic Properties of Cognition: Results from the PATH through Life Study

Anh Thy Nguyen
Analysis of American Heart Association Ideal Cardiovascular Health Measure in Relation to Long-Term Risk of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events

Renice Obure
Menkeoma L. Okoli

APHA Presentation

Igbagbosanmi Oredein
Assessing Housing Instability among Participants in the Florida Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (FLMIECHV)

Chinyere Reid
APHA 2018 Conference – Oral Presentation

Regina Maria Roig-Romero

Chelsea Schmitt
APHA 2018 Poster Presentations

Sweta Sinha

Diet and Mealtime Concerns in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Florida: A Parental Perspective

Jacqueline Sivèn
Situating decisions regarding mental health services within aspirations for a new life: Research among refugees in Florida

Silvia Sommariva

Haley Tolbert
(Fewer) Steps Towards and Efficient Clinic: Applying Lean Principles to Eliminate Movement Waste

DeAnne Turner
The remaining need for human contact to make ehealth programs successful

Shanda Vereen
Video-conferencing and HIV Care: Access to Services in the Comfort of Home

Nisha Vijayakumar

Concentrations of Phthalate in Dust among Day Care Centers in Tampa Bay

Emily Walters

Yingwei Yang
Sports Injuries among Young Florida Athletes Playing Football, Soccer, Baseball and Softball in Recreational Leagues


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