University of Washington School of Public Health

SPH Undergraduate Symposium

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The School of Public Health will hold the fourth annual Undergraduate Symposium on Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 4 – 6 pm in the UW South Campus Center, 316.

The Undergraduate Symposium is a chance for students from across the School’s undergraduate majors and minors to demonstrate how they have applied the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom to address public health problems through research, internship, and capstone experiences.  Students from the following programs are invited to present:  The Public Health Major, the Environmental Health Major, the Health Informatics and Health Information Management Major, the Global Health Minor, and the Nutritional Sciences Minor.

The Symposium also provides a forum for current students, prospective students, faculty, staff, and the community to discuss current topics in public health.

We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event which will include poster presentations and a reception.

Your RSVP is appreciated.

2017 Presenters

    Gabino Abarca, Public Health Major
    Relationship between Heat Exposure, Volume Status, and Kidney Injury in Washington Crop Workers

    Alexandra Boon-Dooley, Public Health Major
    Teaching Interracial Empathy to Reduce Racial Prejudice in the Clinical Setting

    Elise Byers, Public Health Major; Kelly Kramer,Public Health Major; Renata Kalnin, Public Health Major; Arianna Flores, Public Health Major
    What Factors Make Door-to-Door Outreach More Effective?

    Sarah Case, Public Health Major
    Using Windshield Surveys to Assess the Health Status of Rural and Urban Communities in Bolivia

    Kayla Cayton, Environmental Health Major; Xamantha Curameng, Environmental Health Major, Global Health Minor; Natalia Kowalchuk, Environmental Health Major; Kun-Wen Lin, Environmental Health Major
    Undergraduate Research to Develop an Air Quality Monitoring Network for Environmental Epidemiology

    Suet Sen Chau, Public Health Major
    Drowning Prevention in Seattle & King County and Washington State: Lessons Learned for 2017 and Beyond

    Shuhao Lin, Biochemistry Major, Nutritional Sciences Minor; Jenna Kim, Computer Science Major; Giannina Ferrara, Public Health Major, Nutritional Sciences Minor
    A Review of Smartphone Diet-Tracking Applications: Usability, Functionality, and Coherence with Behavior Change Theory

    Clayton Lau, Public Health Major; Jordan Gemelas, Public Health Major, Environmental Health Minor; Dana Capulong, Microbiology Major; Sandra Mata-Diaz, Public Health Major
    Positive Predictive Value of Melanoma Diagnosis in Store-and-Forward Teledermatology

    Niloufar Ghodsian, Environmental Health Major
    Household Indoor Air Pollution in Kenyan HIV-1 Infected Children

    Daysha Gunther, Public Health Major
    Environmental Screening of Poliovirus Using Recombinase Polymerase Amplification

    Jessica Hale, Public Health Major
    Addressing Inconsistent Access to Health Care in Seattle’s Homeless Population

    Tessa Howard, Public Health Major, Mathematics Minor
    Preventing Biofilm Formation: Rational Design of LapG Binders

    Medina Khedir, Global Health Minor
    Changes in Air Pollution and Socioeconomic Status Over Time at the County Level, 1980 to 2010

    Ryan Kouchakji, Environmental Health Major
    A Communication Needs Assessment: Semi-Structured Interviews Comparing City-Sanctioned and Non-Sanctioned Encampments for People Living as Homeless

    Courtney Large, Public Health Major
    Reducing the Harms of Opioid and Other Drug Consumption in King County: Current Practices and the Way Forward

    Sara Lidstrom, Public Health Major
    A Retrospective Study of Female Genital Mutilation and HIV among Women in Senegal, West Africa

    Kayla Lucia, Public Health Major
    A Writing-Centered Approach to Drug Use Disorder Recovery

    Victoria Orfaly, Public Health Major
    Descriptive Analysis of Meaningful Activities Programming in a Housing First Setting

    Christine Perez Delgado, Public Health Major
    Estimating Orchard Worker Exposure to Pesticide Drift Using Water Sensitive Paper

    Allison Ritcey, Public Health Major
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in People Experiencing Homelessness: Causes, Barriers, and Recommendations

    Katherine Scott, Environmental Health Major
    Content, Accessibility, and Dissemination of Disaster Information via Social Media: A Case Study of the 2016 Louisiana Floods

    Jaymin Sohal, Public Health Major
    College Student’s Perceptions and Literacy of Antibiotic Related Twitter Posts

    Isabella Stokes, Public Health Major
    Using Community Public Health to address Sexual Assault in the UW Greek Community

    Carina Wells, Public Health Major
    The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Mental Health Disorders, Autoimmune Diseases, and Autism

    Lara Westbrook, Public Health Major
    Humanized Birth: Perspectives of Professionals in Public Maternities in Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Kate Wilburn, Public Health Major, Global Health Minor
    Social Media & Anxiety: Creating a Conceptual Model