Student Research Highlights

Key correlates of exclusive breastfeeding at three timepoints: Evidence from Ethiopia

Seblewongel Yigletu '20

with Shalini Tendulkar, Ashley Holmes and Karen Kosinski (2022) Reproductive Female and Child Health

Longitudinal borehole functionality in 15 rural Ghanaian towns from three groundwater quality clusters
Olivia Schultes '18 and Michelle Sodipo '17
with Karen Kosinski (2022) BMC Research Notes

Rainwater Harvesting Systems in Urban Areas and the Potential Value of Incorporating Community Engagement
Madeleine Beirne '21, Jeremy Silverman '21, Olivia Bronzi '21, and Melissa Quiros '21
with Shalini Tendulkar and Karen Kosinski (2022) Journal of Global Health

Our Connection to the Greater Community During a Time of Global Crisis Through Mutual Aid Work
Raissa Li '22 and Sophie Schoeni '22
with Shalini Tendulkar (2022) Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community Based Research

Clinician's experiences with involuntary commitment for substance use disorder: A qualitative study of moral distress
Galya Walt '20
with Keren Ladin (2022) Int J Drug Policy. Online ahead of print.

A National Survey Assessing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Arab Americans
Siwaar Abouhala '23 (2021) J. Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

A Systematic Policy Review of Black Maternal Health-Related Policies Proposed Federally and in Massachusetts: 2010-2020
Siwaar Abouhala '23 and Eimaan Anwar '22
with Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha (2021) Front. Public Health

Examining the Role of Psychosocial Influences on Black Maternal Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Siwaar Abouhala '23
with Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha (2021) Matern Child Health J

Informal preparation and years of experience: Key correlates of dyslexia knowledge among Massachusetts early elementary teachers
Katelyn Mullikin '19
with Karen Kosinski and Shalini Tendulkar (2021) Dyslexia

Addressing Youth-Focused Research Questions in a Community Context: Collecting and Integrating Mixed Methods Data at Multiple Ecological Levels with the PhotoStories Project
Ravali Mukthineni '18
with Shalini Tendulkar (2020) Journal of Mixed Methods Research. Advance Online Publication.

Understanding Health Priorities, Behaviors, and Service Utilization Among Brazilian Immigrant Women: Implications for Designing Community-Based Interventions
Stacy Chen '21; Amy Kaplan '21; Rebecca Rose '23
with Jennifer Allen and Alecia McGregor (2020) Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

Organizational characteristics conducive to the implementation of health programs among Latino churches
Lindsay Kephart '11
with Jennifer Allen (2020) Implementation Science Communications, Biomed Central

Perspectives on Initiating Community-Based Participatory Research Partnerships
Zhang, Emily '16; Yigletu, Seblewongel '20; Lieberman, Hannah '16; Mukthineni, Ravali '18
with Shalini Tendulkar and Karen Kosinski (2020) Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship

Barriers, facilitators, and disparities in retention for adolescents in treatment for substance use disorders: a qualitative study with treatment providers
Nellie Harvey '18 and Maureen Kamanu '20
with Andrea Acevedo and Shalini Tendulkar (June 2020) Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy

Rural Ghanian households are more likely to use alternative unimproved water sources when water from boreholes has undesirable organ organoleptic characteristics
Michelle Sodipo '17 and Olivia Schultes '18
with Karen Kosinski (2020) International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health

Advance Care Planning Among Older Adults with Advanced Non-Dialysis-Dependent CKD and Their Care Partners: Perception vs Reality
Tira Oskoui '19
with Keren Ladin (March 2020) Kidney Medicine

Health Inequities Among Latinos/Hispanics: Documentation Status as a Determinant of Health
Jacqueline Cabral '19
Adolfo G. Cuevas (February 2020) Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

Association Between Patient-Provider Racial and Ethnic Concordance and Patient-Centered Communication in Outpatient Mental Health Clinics
Christin Mujica '17
Alvarez K., Tendulkar S., Cruz-Gonzalez, M., & Alegria M. (January 2020) Journal of Psychotherapy Integration

"It's a hard thing to manage when you're homeless": the impact of the social environment on smoking cessation for smokers experiencing homelessness
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Claire Pernat '20
Rebekah Pratt, Claire Pernat, Kinda, Linda Kerandi, et al. (2019) BMC Public Health

Perceived Benefits and Barriers to Free Summer Meal Participation Among Parents in New York City
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Allison Kannam '18
Allison Kannam, BA; Norbert L. W. Wilson, PhD; Virginia R. Chomitz PhD; Keren Ladin, PhD (2019) Journal of Nutrition and Behavior

Twenty-Two years of dengue fever (1996-2017): an epidemiological study in a Brazilian city
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Olivia Schultes '18 Fulbright Research Grantee at The Fulbright Program
Natalia Bruna Dias Campos et al. 2019 International Journal of Environmental Health Research

HCV treatment access among Latinxs who inject drugs: qualitative findings from Boston, Massachusetts, 2016
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Avni Mittal '17
Avni Mittal, Karen C Kosinski, Thomas J. Stopka (2019) Harm Reduction Journal

Assessment of urogenital schistosomiasis knowledge among primary and junior high school students in the Eastern Region of Ghana: A cross-sectional study
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Rachel Martel '17
Rachel A Martel, Bernard Gyamfi Osei, Alexandra V. Kulinkina, Elena N. Naumova, Abdul Asis Abdulai, David Tybor, Karen Claire Kosinski (2019) Plos One

Characterizing Approaches to Dialysis Decision Making with Older Adults, A Qualitative Study of Nephrologists
CH Students Publish Paper with Dr. Keren Ladin
Keren Ladin, Renuka Pandya, Ronald D. Perrone, Klemens B. Meyer, Allison Kannam, Rohini Loke, Tira Oskoui, Daniel E. Weiner, and John B. Wong. (2018)
CJASN ePress. Published on July 26, 2018 as doi: 10.2215/CJN.01740218

Community-Based Participatory Research Collaboration between the Medford Family Network and Tufts University
Students from Spring 2018 CH 182 will present their abstract at the 2018 APHA Conference: Community-Based Participatory Research Collaboration with the Medford Family Network.

2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium - Community Health Presenters
Mama We Made It?: Mental Health of Black Undergraduates at Predominantly White Institutions in Boston
Fatima M. Ajose, 2018, Community Health & Africana Studies
Dr. Shalini Tendulkar, Community Health

The Effect of Homelessness and Gender on Indicators of Severity and Comorbidity in Admissions to Substance Use Disorder Services
Diane M. Arnos, 2018, Biology, Community Health
Andrea Acevedo, Community Health

Use of Water and Sanitation Infrastructure to Predict Schistosomiasis, Malaria, and Diarrheal Disease in the 216 Ghanaian Districts
Sara I. Banbury, 2018, Community Health
Karen Kosinski, Community Health

Post-Treatment Disparities in Arrests for Individuals with an Alcohol Use Disorders
Michelle Delk, 2020, Community Health
Andrea Acevedo, Community Health

The Role of Summer Meal Programs for New York City Parents
Allison V. Kannam, 2018, Community Health
Keren Ladin, Occupational Therapy

A 3D Bioengineered Model of Intestinal Immunity to Modulate Pathogen Transcytosis
Harry T. Paul, 2019, Biochemistry & Community Health
Dr. David Kaplan, Biomedical Engineering

Borehole Functionality by Management and Spatial Characteristics in the Eastern Region, Ghana
Olivia L. Schultes, 2018, Community Health
Karen Kosinski, Community Health

Lessons Learned from a Community-Based Participatory Research Collaboration between the Medford Family Network and Tufts University
Seblewongel Yigletu, 2020, Community Health
Shalini Tendulkar, Community Health

Partnering with North Suffolk Mental Health to Increase Access to Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment
YooJin Yoon, 2019, Biology & Community Health
Kelly Irwin, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Outcomes Research Program (CORE)