SOPHE/CDC Injury Prevention Fellowship Recipients, 1999-2018

2017-2018

  • Brandon Horvath, MPH(c), BS, Thomas Jefferson University
    POPPED! Health Education Curriculum: Prescription Overdose Prevention through Pre-Professional Education and Discussion
  • Steven Medeiros, Jr., MD(c), BS, Thomas Jefferson University
    Health Disparity Analysis of Geriatric Fall Injuries in a Multi-Level Trauma System

2016-2017

  • Kathleen Jarrell, MD(c), MPH, Thomas Jefferson University
    Racial, Ethnic and Gender Disparities in Emergency Dept. Management of Concussions in Youth Athletes

2015-2016
SOPHE Annual Meeting moved from fall to spring; no awards made.

2014-2015

  • Elizabeth Nesoff, PhD(c), MPH, Johns Hopkins University
    Alcohol and Pedestrian Injury: Inquiry into Built and Social Environmental Factors
  • Douglas Roehler, PhD(c), MPH, University of Michigan
    Addressing the Effect of Peer Passengers by Comparing Teen and Adult Driver Crash Scenarios in a Nationally Representative Sample of Serious Crashes

2013-2014
• Amanda Garcia-Williams, PhD(c), Emory University
Suicide Behavior in College Students and Peers’ Response
• Shabbar Ranapurwala, PhD(c), University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Scuba Diving Intervention Study: A Randomized Control Trial

2011-2012
• Zachary Kerr, PhD(c), University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Curbing Heat Injury in Adolescent High School Athletes: Implementation and Effectiveness of Pre-Season Heat Acclimatization Strategies in U.S. High School Football Programs
• Elaine Murphy, PhD(c), Old Dominion University
Examining the Role of Attachment Theory in Predicting Risky Driving
• Jiabin Shen, University of Alabama – Birmingham
Understanding Pediatric Dog-Bite Injuries in Rural China

2010-2011
• Ashley Brooks, PhD(c), University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Trajectories of Adolescent Dating Abuse Perpetration and Victimization: the Impact of Pubertal Timing and the Role of Peer Context
• Oluwatoni Aluko, MPH(c), University of Maryland
Assessing Medical Student’s Knowledge, Attitude and Beliefs about Screening for IPV in Clinical Settings Using PREMIS

2009-2010
• Catherine J. Vladutiu, PhD(c), MPH, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Motor vehicle crashes and adverse pregnancy outcomes in North Carolina
• Dorain Lamis, PhD(c), MA, University of South Carolina
Alcohol use and suicidal behavior among college students: Belongingness and Burdensomeness as Potential Mediators

2008-2009
• Hilary Harding, B.A., University of Georgia
Exploring the differences between male and female intimate partner violence
• Jingyi Li, M.D., M.S., University of Maryland School of Medicine
Evaluating law enforcement strategies for reducing motorist speeding violations and crash risk
• Jennifer Piver-Renna, B.S., Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Examining the adoption and implementation of brief alcohol interventions in Level I Trauma Centers

2007-2008
• Michael Stellefson, M.S., Texas A & M University
Preventing falls in the home through the development of the Self-Administered Fall Evaluation (SAFE) tutorial
• Heidi Ehrenreich, M.P.H., University of Georgia
Process evaluation of “Studio 2B,” a Girl Scouts USA initiative aiming to build courage, confidence, abilities and a voice among girls ages 11-17
• Shagun Sabarwal, M.A., Harvard University
Examining and identifying patterns of intimate partner violence among women in Nepal

2006-2007
• Itsumi Kakefuda, M.S.; Colorado State University
Examine factors associated with bicycle helmet behaviors and attitudes among college students
• Benyamin Margolis, M.P.H., CHES; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Examine the effects of childhood neglect on adolescents’ perpetration of violence, considering the mediating effects of social bonds
• Kristie Hebert Martinez, M.S.; Old Dominion University
Utilizing time perspective to predict risky driving behaviors among college students
• Elizabeth Ann Reed, M.P.H., CHES; Harvard University School of Public Health
Examining the relationship between intimate partner violence and other non-intimate forms of violence and perceived context of involvement in street violence among Black men attending urban health care centers
• Despina Stavrinos, M.A., The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Examine the underlying mechanisms for pedestrian injury risk for children with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder using virtual reality
• Erin Winterrowd, B.A., Colorado State University
Exploring the relationship between friendship, social isolation and suicidality among Mexican-American adolescents

2005-2006
• Katherine Karriker-Jaffe, M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Exploration of moderators and mediators of neighborhood effects on trajectories of violence during adolescence
• Ying Li, MS, MEd, University of Florida
Study of college students’ cell-phone use while driving
• Michelle Price, MEd, University of Texas
Evaluation of the Texas Driver Responsibility Program and its impact on rates of alcohol-related crash deaths
• Tracy Witte, BS, Florida State University
Development of a standardized approach for suicide hotline phone counselors to use when assessing suicide lethality
Honorable Mentions:
• Nagesh Borse, MS, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
• Debra Patterson, MSW, CSW, Michigan State University

2004-2005
• Richard Boles, M.S., University of Kansas
Supervising Children During Parental Distractions
• Jhumka Gupta, M.S., Harvard School of Public Health
College Dating Violence Among South Asian College Students in Greater Boston
• Kari Stephens, M.S., University of Washington
The Efficacy of Sexual Assault Prevention with College Men: The Roles of Sexually Aggressive Histories and Culture
Honorable Mentions:
• Gwendolyn Bergen, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
• Elizabeth A. Circo, Howard University School of Social Work

2003-2004
• Carmela G. Lomonaco, MA, University of Southern California
Evaluation of the effect of the Connecting the Dots to Prevent Youth Violence: A Training and Outreach Guide for Health Professionals— a curriculum on provider knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to violent injury prevention counseling for pediatric patients and their families.
• Mary L. Moser, MA, University of Maryland in College Park
Evaluation of the effectiveness of the Checkpoint Strikeforce program within the state of Maryland by measuring public perceptions and behaviors regarding seatbelt use and drinking and driving
• Lakeesha Renee Smith, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health
Investigation of the relationship between low-income Black women’s exposure to community violence and their health behaviors as well as how they cope with violence that surrounds them
Honorable Mentions
• Emily A. Greytak, University of Pennsylvania
• Irene Pintado, University of South Florida

2002-2003
• Celinda P. Evitt, MA, PT, GCS, University of South Florida
The Fear of Falling in Older Veterans
• Renee M. Johnson, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Decision-Making about Household Firearm Ownership and Storage
• Pamela Jean Surkan, MS, Harvard School of Public Health
Prevalence of childhood injuries among low income communities in Northeast Brazil
• Maranda C. Ward, BA, Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Identifying Risk Factors Associated with Intimate Partner Violence and Other Forms of Violence Among Youth

2001-2002
• Lara Triffiletti, MA, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Utilizing the Precaution Adoption Model for understanding parent’s safety practices related to car safety use, poison storage, and smoke alarm use
• Karen Benjamin, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Public Health
Evaluation of whether participants of a car seat check-up event will show a change in their ability to correctly install their child’s safety seat
• Faith A. Yingling, MS&Ed, University of Toledo
Assessment of public health department activities to reduce injuries from non-motorized small-wheel forms of recreation

2000-2001
• Kelli J. England, Virginia Tech
Implementation and evaluation of the KIDS process, an innovative program designed to promote the proper use of child safety seats through behavior-change agent training of sales associates who sell child safety seats
• Ray Marks, Teachers College, Columbia University
Potential determinants for falls among older adults and examining the short-term outcomes of a multidimensional risk intervention program
• Suzette M. Rochat, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Implementation of parenting education classes for Latino-Hispanic women with young children to address basic safety measures and unintentional injury prevention

1999-2000
• Heather A. Jacobsen, St. Louis University
Evaluating the impact of tailoring injury prevention messages for parents to help prevent childhood injuries
• Beth T. Stalvey, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Examining the application of the transtheoretical model to an educational program targeting older drivers
Honorable Mentions
• Kelli J. England, Virginia Tech
• Ana Validzic, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill