SOPHE/CDC Injury Prevention Fellowship Recipients


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Chapel Hill
Implementation of parenting education classes for Latino-Hispanic women with young children to address basic safety measures and unintentional injury prevention

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