Ph.D. Student Publishes Article on Phytochemicals and Healthy Aging

Ph.D. student Susan Karpiel recently published Phytochemicals and Healthy Aging, Part 1 with The Spectruma peer-reviewed publication by Healthy Aging, a Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

About the Author

aa-professional-head-shotSusan Karpiel, MS, RD, LD, is a certified wellness coach. She has earned her master’s degree in nutrition from Texas Woman’s University (TWU) and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in health studies, with a minor in nutrition. Susan worked as director of food and nutrition for 23 years in both long-term care and acute care. Additionally, Susan has experience as a clinical dietitian and as a consultant for long-term-care facilities. Susan is very passionate about health and wellness and plans to teach in higher education and work in worksite wellness.


Ph.D. Candidate Wins Award at Federation of Graduate Students Research Symposium

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Elizabeth Wachira, a Ph.D. candidate in Health Studies, presented her research topic, “Health Disparities and Homelessness: Exploring Vulnerabilities as Determinants of Health” at the Federation Graduate Student Research Symposium held at TWU.  She won second place among students presenting from TWU, UNT, and Texas A & M in Commerce.

Ph.D. Student Presents at Aging in America Conference

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Laura Valentino at the Aging in America Conference in Washington, D.C.

Laura Valentino, a third-year doctoral student in Health Studies, recently presented at a symposium for the Aging in America Conference in Washington D.C. Her presentation  was about health disparities among family caregivers, a topic relating to  her research interest of disparities and depression among caregivers.

Students to Present at Research Symposium

Several  students in the department of Health Studies will be presenting at the 2016 TWU student symposium, April 12-13. As per the program, the symposium “provides opportunities for students to share their scholarly pursuits and build leadership and other professional skills, and to celebrate student-mentor achievement in a way that promotes a culture of scholarship and community at TWU.” Continue reading

Katie Crosslin Gets Research Article Published

Assistant Professor Katie Crosslin, Ph.D., recently had a research article published in the international journal entitled “Injury Prevention.” Dr. Crosslin served as the Primary Investigator, and she collaborated with Dr. Ray Tsai, President and Chief Medical Officer at Children’s Health in Dallas to investigate patterns in child ingestion of household cleaners among immigrant Hispanics. Their qualitative study indicates that immigrant children may be at greater risk of pediatric poisoning.

In past years, ingestion of household cleaners was the second leading cause of unintentional poisonings in children.

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Health Studies Alumna Wins SOPHE Award

TWU Health Studies alumna Jameisha Brown, MS, CHES, recently won a SOPHE’s 21st Century Scholarship. This award provides Jameisha  with conference support to attend the SOPHE Health Education Advocacy Summit, October 15-17, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

Jameisha graduated from the Health Studies MS Program in December 2015.  Dr. Kimberly Parker served as her major professor/thesis advisor.

Ph.D. Student Selected as Schweitzer Fellow

Doctoral student of Health Studies Chloe Rogers was recently selected as a 2016-2017 Dallas-Fort Worth Schweitzer Fellow. The fellowship program develops young leaders motivated to transforming health and human service systems throughout the nation and world.

With faculty mentorship from Dr. Mandy Golman, Chloe Rogers will design and execute a community service project while performing at least 200 hours of service that meet the health needs of underserved populations. The core of the Schweitzer Fellows Program is the Fellow’s community service project.