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SHSP Weighs In at APHA 2017

Musarat Rahman in front of her research student poster at APHA meeting and expo

Faculty, students and alumni of the School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) were among the 12,000 public health practitioners learning, sharing and exploring public health discipline and practice issues at APHA 2017, the American Public Health Association annual meeting and expo, held November 4-8 in Atlanta. This year’s theme, “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health,” featured sessions focused on climate change, from its impact on disease-carrying vectors to the role of transportation and planning professionals to occupational safety in the green job sector. Musarrat Rahman, an M.P.H. candidate in behavioral sciences and health promotion, was nominated by the Delta Alpha Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health and selected through a national student competition, to present her scholarship and research at their annual sponsored student poster session through the Academic Public Health Caucus. She presented “Watching Your Back: How Much Do People at Increased Risk Actually Know about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Its Association with Anal Cancer?” View the NYMC APHA 2017 photo gallery.

Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil., CHES, professor of health policy and management and global health director in the School of Health Sciences and Practice and clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine in the School of Medicine, who received an award for her outstanding contributions to global health, and Amy Ansehl, M.S.N., D.N.P., FNP-BC, assistant dean, associate professor of public health practice, executive director of the Partnership for a Healthy Population and assistant professor of family and community medicine, both presented at the International Health section, “Climate Change and Environmental Health Policies.” They were happy to see distance learning student Shelby Meaders in the audience. She drove from Tallahassee, Fla., to see them.

The SHSP sponsored three M.P.H. students to attend the conference.  Ikram Hussain, Laili Qiyam and Ray Martinez assisted in staffing the SHSP’s booth in the exhibit area and were able to attend a variety of conference presentations and network with public health faculty from around the world.

Other NYMC presentations at APHA 2017 included:

Predictors of Seeking Mental Health Treatment After Hurricane Sandy
Michael J. Reilly, DrPH, MPH, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY and John Bosco, New York Medical College, Harrison, NY

Influence of adolescent and pre-pregnancy maternal weight status on lactation capability
Diana Cassar-Uhl, MPH, IBCLC, University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park, MD and Penny Liberatos, PhD, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

A qualitative analysis of a community health worker prenatal/early childhood program on a Native American reservation
Penny Liberatos, PhD and Katherine Nordgren, MPH, MD Candidate, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Climate change, SDGs and women’s health
Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Women's Health , The Environment and Human Rights in 21st Century
Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Advancing the Health of South Asians in the United States: A Review of National Leadership Initiatives
Memoona Hasnain, MD, MHPE, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, Shipra Singh, PhD, MPH, MBBS, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, Simran Sabherwal, PhD, MHS, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, Sreenivas P. Veeranki, MBBS, DrPH, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, Musarrat Rahman, MPH Candidate, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, Sana Hashim, MPH, CPH, CHES, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Nottingham, MD, Yousra Yusuf, MPH, PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD and Shibani Ray-Mazumder, ScD, PhD, NY Wellness Psychology PC, New York, NY

Watching Your Back: How Much Do People at Increased Risk Actually Know about The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Its Association with Anal Cancer?
Musarrat Rahman, MPH Candidate, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY and David A. Moskowitz, PhD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Behavioral differences of breast cancer prevention in China and the United States: Challenges and opportunities
Chia-Ching Chen, EdD, MA, MS, CHES, SRAS1, Tetsuji Yamada, PhD2 and Barret Levine2, (1)New York Medical College School of Health Sciences & Practice, Valhalla, NY, (2)Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, Camden, NJ

Community mobilization for a socio-economically underprivileged population: Challenges and opportunities
Chia-Ching Chen, EdD, MA, MS, CHES, SRAS1, Tetsuji Yamada, PhD2, John Lancaster3, Christopher Krol2, LingCai Yuan2 and Marilyn Mock, MSW4, (1)New York Medical College School of Health Sciences & Practice, Valhalla, NY, (2)Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, Camden, NJ, (3)Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, Camden, (4)Fair Share Housing Development, INC., Mount Laurel, NJ

Climate Change and Environmental Policies
Amy Ansehl, DNP, FNP-BC, New York Medical College School of Health Sciences and Practice, Valhalla, NY

Stand up to Work: Prevention through Workplace Design
Inessa Lopez, BA1,MPH,  Krishna Baumet, M.D.2, Sadie Sanchez, MD, MPH3, Mary Foley, EdD4, John Doucette, M.Phil, Ph.D4, Abbie Claflin, MPH5, Elyse Mallin, MPH and Elizabeth Garland, MD, MS4, (1)Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, and New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY,  (2)Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, (3)Denver Public Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, (4)Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, (5)Center for Active Design, New York, NY

National Medical Association Breastfeeding Alliance Strategies to Address Disparities in Breastfeeding in African American Women
Camille Clare, MD, MPH, New York Medical College/Metropolitan Hospital, New York, NY and Victoria Green, MD, JD, MBA, Emory University, Atlanta, GA