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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

School of Public Health

Culminating Experience (CE)

A Culminating Experience (CE) is required for our MPH candidates who are about to graduate to assure that they can demonstrate mastery of their chosen disciplines in public health. It requires the students to integrate and translate knowledge, theory and skills learned in the classroom into a final paper and presentation. The CE is designed to strengthen foundational and concentration-specific public health competencies, complement the student’s interests, and advance professional and career goals. It provides students with opportunities for content integration and honing of communication skills.  

Below is a showcase of some of the CE posters from our MPH candidates. Please take a moment to browse through the list and learn about our students' research. 

 

Summer 2021

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Carolyn Andrews' CE Poster

Overian Cancer: A Policy Perspective on an Orphan Disease

Carolyn Andrews

Concentration: Health Policy and Management

Faculty Advisor: Daniel Ehlke, PhD, MA

 

Natalie Baker's CE Poster

Barrier to Acquiring COVID-19 Vaccines in Communities of Color

Natalie Baker

Concentration: Health Policy and Management

Faculty Advisor: Daniel Ehlke, PhD, MA

Mary Belfon's CE Poster

The Role of Cosmetic Surgery in Public Health

Mary Belfon

Concentration: Health Policy and Management

Faculty Advisor: Daniel Ehlke, PhD, MA

Stephania Casimir's CE Poster

The Significance of Prenatal Care in Reducing Maternal Mortality Among Black Mothers

Stephania Casimir

Concentration: Health Policy and Management

Faculty Advisor: Judie LaRosa, PhD, RN

Brenden Clark's CE Poster

Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic Response Measures on Acute Respiratory Pathogen Incidence at a NYC Cancer Center

Brenden Clark

Concentration: Epidemiology

Faculty Advisor: Megan Hall, ScD, MS

Brianna Episcopia's CE Poster

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on NYS Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Rates

Brianna Episcopia

Concentration: Epidemiology

Faculty Advisor: Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis, PhD

Brittney Hemraj's CE Poster

The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health in Adolescents

Brittney Hemraj

Concentration: Health Policy and Management

Faculty Advisor: Daniel Ehlke, PhD, MA

Annette Herron's CE Poster

Analyzing the Impact on Maternal and Infant Mortality Rates During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Annette Herron

Concentration: Health Policy and Management

Faculty Advisor: LaToya Trowers, EdD, MBA

Amanda Holder's CE Poster

Fast Food Density and Health Disparities Among African Americans

Amanda Holder

Concentration: Community Health Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Azure Thompson, DrPH, MPH

Dorah Labatte's CE Poster

Boost Her Confidence! The Relationship Between HIV Prevention Programs and Sexual Self-Esteem

Dorah Labatte

Concentration: Epidemiology

Faculty Advisor: Simone Reynolds, PhD, MPH

Chantal Littrean's CE Poster

The Importance of Physical Activity During COVID-19

Chantal Littrean

Concentration: Health Policy and Management

Faculty Advisor: LaToya Trowers, EdD, MBA

Michel Josaphat Michel's CE Poster

Association Between High Blood Pressure and Major Heart Procedure Incidence: Longitudinal Study of Midlife in the U.S.

Michel Josaphat Michel, MD

Concentration: Epidemiology

Faculty Advisor: Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis, PhD

Najwa Mohammad's CE Poster

The Social-Ecological Model Applied to Mental Health: The Refugees of Syria and South Sudan

Najwa Mohammad

Concentration: Community Health Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Marlene Camacho-Rivera, ScD, MS, MPH

Victoria Nguyen's CE Poster

Mobile Health Interventions: A Synthesis of the Evidence for Future Implementation Among Black Hypertensive Populations

Victoria Nguyen

Concentration: Community Health Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Amiee Afable, PhD, MPH

Camara Perkins' CE Poster

Improving the Maternal Mortality Disparity Through Postpartum Care Efforts

Camara Perkins

Concentration: Health Policy and Management

Faculty Advisor: Judie LaRosa, PhD, RN

Eman El-Rowmeim's CE Poster

Attitudes Toward Hookah Use Among Young Muslim Adults

Eman El-Rowmeim

Concentration: Community Health Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Azure Thompson, DrPH, MPH

Gl Rukh's CE Poster

Health Impacts of Obesity in Non-Hispanic Black Adults, Risk Factors and Intervention

Gul Rukh

Concentration: Community Health Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Marlene Camacho-Rivera, ScD, MS, MPH

Brett Walker's CE Poster

Colorectal Cancer in the Black American Male Population

Brett Walker

Concentration: Health Policy and Management

Faculty Advisor: Daniel Ehlke, PhD, MA

Gabriela Zarankov's CE Poster

Assessing Differences in Vaccine Hesitancy Factors Based on Sociodemographic Characteristics

Gabriela Zarankov

Concentration: Community Health Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Denise Bruno, MD, MPH

Spring 2021

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Marline Attalah's CE Poster

The Effect of COVID-19 on Children and Adolescents with Neurodevelopmental Diseases (NDD)

Marline Attalah

Concentration: Epidemiology

Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth P. Helzner, PhD, MS

 

Ama Boadu's CE Poster

Health Impacts of Gestational Diabetes: Risk Factors and Opportunities for Intervention

Ama Boadu

Concentration: Community Health Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Marlene Camacho-Rivera, ScD, MS, MPH

Giovanna Braganza's CE Poster

Associations Between Social Determinants of Health, Air Pollution and COVID-19 Mortality Among Hospitalized Patients in NYC

Giovanna Braganza

Concentration: Health Policy and Management

Faculty Advisor: Daniel Ehlke, PhD, MA

Christopher Caldwell's CE Poster

Associations Between Dietary Practices (Fasting, Caloric Restriction, and No Control), and Blood Pressure Control in Individuals with Hypertension

Christopher Caldwell

Concentration: Epidemiology

Faculty Advisor: Meghan Hall, ScD, MS

Kunika Chahal's CE Poster

The Effect of Nativity Status (US-Born vs Foreign-Born) on Self-Reported Diabetes in NYC from 2009-2012

Kunika Chahal

Concentration: Epidemiology

Faculty Advisor: Rose Calixte, PhD, MS

Stephanie Chan's CE Poster

The Association Between Concussions and Academic Performance in U.S. Adolescents

Stephanie Chan

Concentration: Epidemiology

Faculty Advisor: Meghan Hall, ScD, MS

Randy Cruz's CE Poster

The Association Between Health Insurance Status, Prescription Drug Coverage, and Depressive Symptomatology

Randy Cruz

Concentration: Epidemiology

Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth P. Helzner, PhD, MS

Anika Daniels-Osaze's CE Poster

Diversifying Healthcare Fields by Enhancing Pipeline Initiatives

Anika Daniels-Osaze

Concentration: Health Policy and Management

Faculty Advisor: Daniel Ehlke, PhD, MA

Nitya Devireddy's CE Poster

Trauma Exposure and the Health of Resettled Refugee Populations: A Literature Review

Nitya Devireddy

Concentration: Community Health Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Azure Thompason, DrPH, MPH

Demar Grandison's CE Poster

The Association Between Screen Time and Depression: Analysis of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2019

Demar Grandison

Concentration: Epidemiology

Faculty Advisor: Janet Rosenbaum, PhD

Shantee Grant's CE Poster

Using the Social-Ecological Model to Create Strategies to Reduce Workplace Violence

Shantee Grant

Concentration: Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Paul Landsbergis, PhD, MPH, EdD

Nathaniel Grave's CE Poster

Ethno-Racial Differences in Intention to Receive a COVID-19 Vaccine in the U.S. Population

Nathaniel Graves

Concentration: Epidemiology

Faculty Advisor: Janet Rosenbaum, PhD

Basant Hamed's CE Poster

The Effectiveness of Anticoagulation Therapy in Preventing and Treating the Long-Term Effects of COVID-19: A Systematic Review

Basant Hamed

Concentration: Epidemiology

Faculty Advisor: Janet Rosenbaum, PhD

Camille Hazel's CE Poster

Integrating Health and Human Services: A Comprehensive Analysis of Local Level Models and Recommendations for NYC

Camille Hazel

Concentration: Health Policy and Management

Faculty Advisor: Latoya Trowers, EdD, MBA

Lee Hoff's CE Poster

Improving Outcomes Related to Sexual and Mental Health in LBGTQI Asian and Pacific Islanders: A Study on Project Connect

Lee Hoff

Concentration: Community Health Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Barbara Delano, MD, MPH

Yuyan Huang's CE Poster

Health Insurance Coverage Status and Mental Health Survey in the Early COVID-19 Pandemic: Analysis of Household Pulse Survey

Yuyan Huang

Concentration: Epidemiology

Faculty Advisor: Janet Rosenbaum, PhD

Muhammad Husain's CE Poster

Contact Tracing Utilization to Decrease the Reproductive Number of SARS-CoV2 to Inhibit Transmission

Muhammad Husain

Concentration: Health Policy and Management

Faculty Advisor: Daniel Ehlke, PhD, MA

Samiha Hussain's CE Poster

Are There Disparities in the Receipt of Contraceptive Counseling?

Samiha Hussain

Concentration: Epidemiology

Faculty Advisor: Simone Reynolds, PhD, MPH

Marina Jacques' CE Poster

Embracing Doula Work in the Black Birthing Experience During COVID-19

Marina Jacques

Concentration: Health Policy and Management

Faculty Advisor: Latoya Trowers, EdD, MBA

Haresh Latchman's CE Poster

COVID-19 and Racial/Ethnic Disparities: A Focus on Vaccination in NYC

Haresh Latchman

Concentration: Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Lori Hoepner, DrPH, MPH

Karolyn Le's CE Poster

Religious/Spiritual Self-Identity and Its Relationship with Depressive Symptoms and Mental Help Seeking

Karolyn Le

Concentration: Epidemiology

Faculty Advisor: Michael Szarek, PhD, MS

Raizy Leizerowski's CE Poster

The Unrecognized Public Health Hazard of Rickettsialpox

Raizy Leizerowski

Concentration: Health Policy and Management

Faculty Advisor: Daniel Ehlke, PhD, MA

Evanna Lerouge's CE Poster

Living in the Shadows: Exploring Homelessness Within the Immigrant Population

Evanna LeRouge

Concentration: Community Health Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Aimee Afable, PhD, MPH

Alvin McDonald's CE Poster

Is Race a Factor in the Mortality from Small Cell Carcinoma of the Prostate (SCCP)?

Alvin McDonald

Concentration: Epidemiology

Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth P. Helzner, PhD, MS

Whitney Morales' CE Poster

COVID-19 Vaccination Behaviors in Black and Brown Communities: Understanding a Valuable Population's Apprehension and Hesitancy

Whitney Morales

Concentration: Community Heath Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Marlene Camacho-Rivera, ScD, MS, MPH

Mohamed Naite's CE Poster

Effects of Nativity Status on Rates of Diabetes Screening and Diagnosis in NYC

Mohamed Naite

Concentration: Epidemiology

Faculty Advisor: Carl Rosenberg, PhD, MS

Teneisha Oliverre's CE Poster

The Impact on Prenatal/Maternal Care Among a Low Socioeconomic Population as a Result of Poor Attendance/Missed Appointments

Teneisha Oliverre

Concentration: Health Policy and Management

Faculty Advisor: Daniel Ehlke, PhD, MA

Bethel Ozed-Williams' CE Poster

Improving Patient Safety Through Medical Student Education and Empowerment

Bethel Ozed-Williams

Concentration: Health Policy and Management

Faculty Advisor: Daniel Ehlke, PhD, MA

Kristelle Pierre's CE Poster

Rising Changes in Maternal Health Events Disproportionately Impact Racial/Ethnic Minorities

Kristelle Pierre

Concentration: Community Health Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Denise Bruno, MD, MPH

Reekari Pierre's CE Poster

Parents' Perspectives of How the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted Minority High School Seniros' Academic Performance and College Enrollment Plans

Reekari Pierre

Concentration: Epidemiology

Faculty Advisor: Simone Reynolds, PhD, MPH

Puja Persaud's CE Poster

Social Vulnerability Index as a Predictor of Severe Maternal Morbidity: A Narrative Review

Puja Persaud

Concentration: Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Lori Hoepner, DrPH, MPH

Muzammil Rehman's CE Poster

Diabetes; A Silent Epidemic

Muzammil Rehman

Concentration: Health Policy and Management

Faculty Advisor: Daniel Ehlke, PhD, MA

Sargunvir Sondhi's CE Poster

Barriers to Accessing Healthcare Among NYC Residents

Sargunvir Sondhi

Concentration: Epidemiology

Faculty Advisor: Simone Reynolds, PhD, MPH

Tristen Tang's CE Poster

Is Maternal Unemployment Status Associated with Adverse Pregnancy Outcome in Central Brooklyn, NYC?

Tristen Tang

Concentration: Epidemiology

Faculty Advisor: Janet Rosenbaum, PhD

Ariel Tzamarot's CE Poster

The Effects of Natural Disasters on Human Health as a Product of Climate Change

Ariel Tzamarot

Concentration: Epidemiology

Faculty Advisor: Megan Hall, ScD, MS

Amarachi Uwaga's CE Poster

Childhood Obesity in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Look at Teenagers in East Flatbush

Amarachi Uwaga

Concentration: Community Health Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Barbara Delano, MD, MPH

Yongsheng Wang's CE Poster

Emergency Department Utilization by US Veterans: Analysis of National Health Interview Survey

Yongsheng Wang

Concentration: Epidemiology

Faculty Advisor: Carl Rosenberg, PhD, MS

Kayana Ward's CE Poster

Why Are Black Moms Dying?

Kayana Ward

Concentration: Health Policy and Management

Faculty Advisor: Daniel Ehlke, PhD, MA

Clara Wilson's CE Poster

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Among Black American Population: Assessing Disparities and Determinants of Pharmacologic Management and Ambulatory Care

Clara Wilson

Concentration: Community Health Policy

Faculty Advisor: Denise Bruno, MD, MPH

Viola Woo's CE Poster

Achieving Mental Health Parity for Medicaid Beneficiaries

Viola Woo

Concentration: Health Policy and Management

Faculty Advisor: Daniel Ehlke, PhD, MA

Sharon Yamraj's CE Poster

Respectful Care at Birth - Literature Review

Sharon Yamraj

Concentration: Health Policy and Management

Faculty Advisor: Judith LaRosa, PhD, RN

Christine Zogaib's CE Poster

Analyzing Factors that Impact Potential Mortality of COVID-19 in Persons with Type II Diabetes

Christine Zogaib

Concentration: Health Policy and Management

Faculty Advisor: Latoya Trowers, EdD, MBA


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