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.
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.
Ph.D. candidate and graduate teaching assistant, Amanda Hinson-Enslin, spoke to the Greater Fort Worth Chapter of TWU’s Former Students Association about heart health on Valentine’s Day weekend at the Kimbell Art Museum . In honor of National Heart Month Ms. Hinson-Enslin spoke about heart healthy foods, sneaky high sodium foods, exercise, stress management, and the importance of knowing your biometric numbers. Continue reading →
The Health Studies Department was strongly represented at the American Public Health Association 2015 Conference in Chicago last month, with Drs. Guerrero, Parker, Crosslin, Amuta, and Menn (faculty) and graduate assistants Alejandra Quezada and Elizabeth Wachira presenting their research projects.
Doctoral student Elizabeth Wachira gave a poster presentation on cardiovascular disease disparities, using spatial analysis to determine what factors best predict cardiovascular disease death. Elizabeth explains: Continue reading →
Dr. Kimberly A. Parker has spent the last ten years committed to HIV-AIDS prevention. She travels across the country giving presentations on AIDS, HIV, and women’s health. The Gilead Sciences Foundation awarded associate professors Kimberly A. Parker, Ph.D., and Kristin Wiginton, Ph.D., in the TWU Department of Health Studies a grant to design a comprehensive women’s health intervention with different health education modules. This grant promotes the medication called PrEP for the prevention of HIV. PrEP is a medication found to be 92-98% effective against HIV when taken regularly. Continue reading →