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Public Health & Community Health Education kudos

Elaine Auld and Keely Rees

Elaine Auld, Society for Public Health Education, and Keely Rees, Public Health & Community Health Education, presented "Advocating for Health Education: Past, Present, and Future" at 74th Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Annual Conference on March 19 in St Louis, MO.

Submitted on: April 8

Angela Geraci, Sarah Pember and Audrey Seitz

Angela Geraci, Sarah Pember and Audrey Seitz, all Public Health & Community Health Education, presented "Auditing our Curriculum with a JEDI Lens: Faculty Perspectives & Student Insight" at 74th Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Annual Conference on March 20 in St Louis, MO.

Submitted on: April 8

Patrick Barlow, Michele Pettit and Karen Skemp

Patrick Barlow, Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning; and Michele Pettit and Karen Skemp, both Public Health & Community Health Education; presented "Coping with a crisis: The intersection of spirituality and social media" at American Public Health Association 2023 Annual Meeting & Expo: on Nov. 13 in Atlanta, GA. Spirituality includes a sense of connection to something bigger than oneself and may become prominent when an individual confronts emotional stress, physical ailments or mortality. Resilience refers to the ability to bounce back when presented with challenging situations. COVID-19 presented a challenging situation for people across the globe. To that end, the purpose of this study was to examine spiritual coping in relation to social media use, resilience, stress, depression, and anxiety among a campus community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Submitted on: Nov. 20, 2023

Zack Beddos, Jenna Starck, Keely Rees and Emily Whitney

Zack Beddos, Department of Teacher Education, Brigham Young University; Jenna Starck, Exercise & Sport Science; and Keely Rees and Emily Whitney, both Public Health & Community Health Education; co-authored the article "No One Works in Isolation Here: The Socialization of Physical Education Teachers Into a Professional Learning Community" in "Journal of Teaching in Physical Education," published on Oct. 23 by Human Kinetics, Inc.

Submitted on: Oct. 25, 2023

Nichelle Brown, Heesun Shin, Steve Sussman, Sabrina Smiley and Angela Geraci

Nichelle Brown, Heesun Shin and Steve Sussman, all Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, San Diego State University; Sabrina Smiley, Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, San Diego State University ; and Angela Geraci, Public Health & Community Health Education; co-authored the article "Hypothetical e-liquid flavor ban and opinions among vape shop retailers in the Greater Los Angeles Area" in Tobacco Induced Diseases published on Oct. 1 by European Publishing. Evaluating anticipated responses to flavor bans in the context of vape shops is needed to inform legislation and enforcement. This cross-sectional study examined vape shop retailers’ opinions about the potential impacts of an e-liquid flavor ban on shop sales and customer behavior-change intentions.

Submitted on: Oct. 24, 2023

Fall 2023 Preceptorship Ethan Rindfleisch
Spring 2023 PH-CHE Preceptorship Students group photo
Alexis Anderson Medical College of WI
Alexis Fite Planned Parenthood
Allie McDonald Bellin Health
Amannda Szomi Independent Living Resource
Amber Ziegler Winona Health
Caysi Orbison Planned Parenthood
Claire Phelps New Horizons
8 Delanie Johnson Gunderson Health
Haley Hannagan Viaro Health
Hannah Breitenfeldt Children's Hospital WI
Josie Jurena La Crosse County 4-H
Kaitlyn Levi La Crosse County Health Department
Kaleigh Roepke Gundersen Health
Kiki Krueger GROW
Maryn Bengs Chippewa County Health Department
Lauren Nash Planned Parenthood
MacKenzie Burkhardt Special Olympics
Mackenzie Ingle Marshfield Clinic
Rachel Culli Better Together and Health Science Consortium
Sydney Nierman Gundersen Health
Kiley Ohlrogge Mayo Clinic
Sarah Guagliardo Rochester Epidemiology Project
Kendyl Bagley Scenic Rivers AHEC
Carter Melby Three Rivers Performance WI
Katlyn Sylvester Mayo Clinic
Summer 2023 PH-CHE Preceptorship Students group photo
Addison Kuplic Boys & Girls Club La Crosse
Allyson Cullen Mayo Clinic
CaSandra Warmsley Children's Hosp WI
Cody Wojtasiak Washington Ozaukee Health Department
Edith Ben-Eboh St Claire Health Mission
Emma Breunig Am Fam Children's Hospital
Grace Babb La Crosse Fire Department
Haley Messenger Health Science Consortium
Illyana Prado YMCA
Jasleen Dhillon SEWA
Jayna Orris Fairview Medical System
Karissa Cullen Walworth County Health Department
Lexie Lucksinger Lakeview Health
Lila Tully Viaro Health
Lilly Roe Safe Communities
Mitch Drost Mayo Clinic
Molly Latterell WI Dept Public Hlth
Stephanie Yurk Azura Memory Care Assisted Living
Sydney Halstead Vivent Health
Isabella Burr Oneida Nation
Aliza Schoemaker-Allen Americorps
Mara Aschliman Viaro Health

Health Education & Health Promotion

Elaine Auld and Keely Rees

Elaine Auld, Society for Public Health Education, and Keely Rees, Public Health & Community Health Education, presented "Advocating for Health Education: Past, Present, and Future" at 74th Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Annual Conference on March 19 in St Louis, MO.

Submitted on: April 8

Angela Geraci, Sarah Pember and Audrey Seitz

Angela Geraci, Sarah Pember and Audrey Seitz, all Public Health & Community Health Education, presented "Auditing our Curriculum with a JEDI Lens: Faculty Perspectives & Student Insight" at 74th Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Annual Conference on March 20 in St Louis, MO.

Submitted on: April 8

Patrick Barlow, Michele Pettit and Karen Skemp

Patrick Barlow, Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning; and Michele Pettit and Karen Skemp, both Public Health & Community Health Education; presented "Coping with a crisis: The intersection of spirituality and social media" at American Public Health Association 2023 Annual Meeting & Expo: on Nov. 13 in Atlanta, GA. Spirituality includes a sense of connection to something bigger than oneself and may become prominent when an individual confronts emotional stress, physical ailments or mortality. Resilience refers to the ability to bounce back when presented with challenging situations. COVID-19 presented a challenging situation for people across the globe. To that end, the purpose of this study was to examine spiritual coping in relation to social media use, resilience, stress, depression, and anxiety among a campus community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Submitted on: Nov. 20, 2023

Zack Beddos, Jenna Starck, Keely Rees and Emily Whitney

Zack Beddos, Department of Teacher Education, Brigham Young University; Jenna Starck, Exercise & Sport Science; and Keely Rees and Emily Whitney, both Public Health & Community Health Education; co-authored the article "No One Works in Isolation Here: The Socialization of Physical Education Teachers Into a Professional Learning Community" in "Journal of Teaching in Physical Education," published on Oct. 23 by Human Kinetics, Inc.

Submitted on: Oct. 25, 2023

Nichelle Brown, Heesun Shin, Steve Sussman, Sabrina Smiley and Angela Geraci

Nichelle Brown, Heesun Shin and Steve Sussman, all Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, San Diego State University; Sabrina Smiley, Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, San Diego State University ; and Angela Geraci, Public Health & Community Health Education; co-authored the article "Hypothetical e-liquid flavor ban and opinions among vape shop retailers in the Greater Los Angeles Area" in Tobacco Induced Diseases published on Oct. 1 by European Publishing. Evaluating anticipated responses to flavor bans in the context of vape shops is needed to inform legislation and enforcement. This cross-sectional study examined vape shop retailers’ opinions about the potential impacts of an e-liquid flavor ban on shop sales and customer behavior-change intentions.

Submitted on: Oct. 24, 2023

PHCHE faculty and students at the 2023 Madison Advocacy Experience

WI Policy Forum report disparities in death rates

WI Policy Forum

New report finds disparities in Wisconsin's death rates

An independent research group, the Wisconsin Policy Forum, provides data and analysis of critical policy issues. The non-partisan group recently released a report on mortality in Wisconsin.

Public Health Community Health Education University of Wisconsin La Crosse