Conference Presentations

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Our students have been accepted to present their work at national conferences. Below is a listing of some conferences, in addition to APHA, where our students presented their work. Listing is sorted by conference name. Abstracts may be viewed by clicking on the title, if available.

2017-18

American Society on Aging (ASA) 2018 Aging in America Conference

“I’m not ready” – Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Processes Shaping the Adoption of Personal Emergency Response System
Helene Riess, PhD Candidate

American School Health Association (ASHA) 2017 School Health Conference

Teacher Perspectives on Physical Activity in Middle School Physical Education
Monique Gill, PhD Candidate and Sarah Roth, PhD Student

Asian American Psychological Association's Division on Filipino Americans Mental Health Conference

“Bahala Na” Leave it up to God: Exploring Filipino American Caregiver Cultural Values, Mental Health Perceptions, and Coping Strategies
Jade Verdeflor, MPH-MA Asian American Studies Student

Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) 2018 HIV Next Generation Conference

HIV Stigma and Access to Care among People Living with HIV in Rural China  
Chiao-Wen Lan, PhD Candidate

Consortium of Universities for Global Health 2018

Climate event consequences on food insecurity and child stunting among smallholder farmers in Uganda
Stephanie Ly, PhD Candidate

2017 National Cannabis Summit

Indirect Impacts of City Medical Marijuana Regulations on Adolescent Marijuana Use: Investigating Perceived Risk and Perceived Accessibility of Marijuana Use as Mediating Factors
Catherine Branson, PhD Candidate

Nutrition 2018

Rapid Assessment of Nutrition Services in Los Angeles Substance Use Disorder Treatment Centers
David Wiss, PhD Student

People of the Global Majority in the Outdoors, Nature, and Environment (PGM ONE) Summit 2018

Rapid Assessment of Nutrition Services in Los Angeles Substance Use Disorder Treatment Centers
Suzette Aguirre, MPH-DI Student

Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER)'s 51st Annual Meeting

Using Sociodemographic Characteristics to Predict Early Childhood Obesity Among Low-Income Children in Los Angeles County: An Application of Machine Learning Techniques
Shelley Jung, PhD Candidate

Southern California Public Health Association Annual Conference

Understanding the School Health Environment: Teacher Perspectives on Physical Activity in Middle
School Physical Education

Monique Gill, PhD Candidate and Sarah Roth, PhD Student

Teaching Kitchen Collaboration Research Day

Teaching Kitchen Pilot for Health Professional Students Suggests Improvements in Nutrition Knowledge and Healthy Cooking Skills
Hannah Malan, PhD Student and Miranda Westfall, PhD Student

UCLA Center for the Study of Women 2018 Thinking Gender Conference

Access to Lactation Rooms on the UCLA Campus: A Mixed-Methods Study of Mothers’ Experiences
Cristina Hunter O'Leary, MPH Student, Emilly Bell, MPH student, Trista Benitez, MPH student, Cameron Brandt, MPH student, Carey Walovich, MPH student

UCLA Center for the Study of Women 2018 Thinking Gender Conference

He Said, She Feels: Gender Differences in College Students' Expressions of Mental Health Terminology
Artemisia Valeri, MS Student

2016-17

American Society for Nutrition’s (ASN) Sixth Annual Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition Conference

Environmental and climate factors in childhood stunting, moving beyond nutrition
Stephanie Ly, PhD Student

Global Symposium on Heath System Research

The Role of a Universal Basic Income in Securing the Health of Populations around the World
Jenna van Draanen, PhD Candidate 

Southern California Public Health Association Annual Conference

Disparities in weight status and physical fitness among middle school students in Los Angeles County
Saul Garcia, MPH Student, Monique Gill, PhD Student, Sarah Roth, PhD Student 

2015-16

Addiction Health Services Research Conference

"Stressful Events and Symptoms of Problem Substance Use in Sub-Clinical Substance Users"
Catherine Branson, PhD Student

American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting

"Association Between Pain And Difficulty Setting Up Positive Airway Pressure Device Among Older Adults With Sleep-Disordered Breathing"
Juan Carlos Rodriguez Tapia, MPH Student

American Transplant Congress

"Barriers to Comprehensive Transplant Education at U.S. For-Profit Dialysis Centers and Associations with Waitlist Access"
John Peipert, PhD Student

Asian American Psychological Association Division on Filipino Americans - Annual National Conference

"The Kamalayan Project: Evaluation of Community-Based Participatory Digital Storytelling for Mental Health Stigma Reduction in the Filipino community"
Heidi Tuason, DrPH Student

Filipino American National Historical Society, 2016 Film Festival

"Dive-ing Into Healing: Theater for Mental Health Awareness in the Filipino Community"
Heidi Tuason, DrPH Student 

International Conference on Social Stress Research

"Testing a causal model of job insecurity, negative work to family spillover of stress, and quality of life"
Anne Fehrenbacher, PhD Candidate

"Depressive Symptoms Among Heterosexual-Identified Young Adults Endorsing Prior Same-Sex Behavior: The Mediating Role of Perceived Stress"
Evan Krueger, PhD Student 

"The Role of Parental Substance Use in Time to Developing a Substance Use Disorder by Race and Gender"
Jenna van Draanen, PhD Student

North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress

"An Analysis of Current Social Media Activity about Basic Income"
Jenna van Draanen, PhD Student 

Population Association of America Conference

"How Different Types of Childhood Adversity Impact the Development of Depressive Symptoms in Young Adulthood: Findings from the Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, Wave IV"
Jenna van Draanen, PhD Student 

Society of Hospital Medicine Conference

"Association Between Pain and Functional Independence in Older Adults During and After Inpatient Rehabilitation"
Juan Carlos Rodriguez Tapia, MPH Student 

UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity Mental Health Symposium

"The Kamalayan Project: Evaluation of Community-Based Participatory Digital Storytelling for Mental Health Stigma Reduction in the Filipino community"
Heidi Tuason, DrPH Student