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RISE is Northeastern’s annual research conference. RISE stands for Research, Innovation, Scholarship, and Entrepreneurship. Over 100 judges come together to measure the ingenuity of Northeastern research and determine recipients of the annual RISE Awards.
Health Equity Intern Nur Selin Akubult presented the project titled “Supporting Family Efficacy in Physical Activity Using Reminiscence Technologies” with co-authors Denise Douglas, Herman Saksono, and Institute Faculty Scholar Dr. Andrea Parker. The project investigated how physical activity reminiscence unfolds through digital tools in order to supplement care-giver child conversations about physical activity.
Akbulut, N., Douglass, D., Saksono, H., Parker, A. Supporting Family Efficacy in Physical Activity Using Reminiscence Technologies
Health Equity Interns Debby Nguyen and Emily Alves and stipend graduate student Ashley Houston presented their poster titled “Immigrant Health and Wellbeing in Sanctuary Spaces” that included data from a qualitative study that examines organizational employee perspectives of major health concerns, barriers, and challenges faced by their immigrant clients in two U.S. cities with sanctuary policies. Alisa Lincoln was the co-author on this project. Their poster won the Illuminating Complex Problems award at this year’s RISE conference.
Nguyen, T., Alves, E., Houston, A., Lincoln, A. Immigrant Health and Wellbeing in Sanctuary Spaces
Health Equity Intern Marina DiPiazza presented the project titled “Participatory Design for Senior Healthcare: Service Design to Improve Seniors’ Health Literacy and Autonomy”. The authors on this project were Houjiang Liu, Miso Kim, Anni Xu, Marina DiPiazza, Nirban Bhatia, and Mingzhu Li. The project investigates challenges faced by the elderly population in terms of their ability to access healthcare, transport themselves to appointments, and converse with their providers.
Houjiang, L., Kim, M., Xu, A., DiPiazza, M., Bhatia, N., Mingzhu, L. Participatory Design for Senior Healthcare: Service Design to Improve Seniors’ Health Literacy and Autonomy
Capstone student Kayla Anderson presented the project “Perception of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Services Capacity for Young Children Involved with Child Welfare: Findings from Massachusetts.” The project investigated 3 different agencies in Massachusetts to identify their current landscape and capacity for infant and early childhood mental health.
Anderson, K., Nayak, S., Molnar, B. Perceptions of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Service Capacity for Young Children Involved with Child Welfare: Findings from Massachusetts
Health Equity Intern Magdalena Pankowska presented the poster titled “Historical Google Virtual Audit of Marijuana Retailers in the United States.” Her co-authors were Danielle Haley, Michael Williams, Yen-Tyng Chen, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago. The project used novel Google virtual audit methods to validate the locations of and also create a historical data set of medical and recreational marijuana retailers from web-sources across 22 metropolitan areas between 2009 and 2018.
Walker, A., Pankowska, M., Yen-Tyng, C., Haley, D. Measuring Access to Registered Marijuana Dispensaries Using an Audit of Google Earth
Capstone student Lynn Zamecheck presented the poster titled “Predictors of Service Utilization of Families Enrolled in a Community-based Pediatric Mental Health Program.” Her co-authors were Beth Molnar and Sameera S. Nayak. The project aimed to identify baseline predictors of mental-health service utilization for families enrolled in Linking Actions with Unmet Needs in Children’s Health (LAUNCH). LAUNCH is a program that increases mental health services for young children at risk of socioemotional challenges.
Zamechek, L., Nayak, S. S., & Molnar, B. E. Predictors of Service Utilization of Families Enrolled in a Community-based Pediatric Mental Health Program.