November 2019

Faculty Spotlight

Jason Baker

Jason K. Baker, PhD
Associate Professor, Child & Adolescent Studies
Co-Director,   CSUF Center for AutismOpens in new window Opens in new window
jbaker@fullerton.edu

 

Interest Area:

Dr. Baker’s primary research focus is on how parents can promote the development of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with particular emphasis on parent-child interaction, the development of children’s emotion regulation abilities, and the prevention of challenging behavior.

Current Projects:

NIH-funded investigation of interactions between parenting and physiological arousal tendencies in children with ASD.

Recent Publications:

Baker, J.K., Fenning, R.M., & Moffitt, J. (2019). A cross-sectional examination of the internalization of emotion co-regulatory support in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Online ahead of print. doi 10.1007/s10803-019-04091-0
Baker, J.K., Fenning, R.M., Erath, S.A., Baucom, B., Messinger, D.S., Moffitt, J.M., Kaeppler, A., & Bailey, A. (2019). Respiratory sinus arrhythmia, parenting, and externalizing behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism. Online ahead of print. doi: 10.1177/1362361319848525

Events

  • On Monday, September, 23rd from 11:30 – 12:30 in EC-605, the Dean's Office is hosting the first  Research Lunch & Learn of the semester. Shana Charles, Assistant Professor of Public Health, will be presenting, From Autism to Vision Screenings: School Nurse Scope of Work and Potential Alternative Reimbursement Methods.” Lunch provided,  RSVP here .

HHD Highlights

  • Examining what to do before, during, and after an earthquake with  Dr. Michele WoodRead More.

Grants and Contracts Received

  • Deanna Jung, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Kristina Fortes, Assistant Professor of Nursing, and Jane Williams, Lecturer in Nursing, received a $124,060 grant from the Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development (OSHPD) Song-Brown Program. The project, “Integration of Standardized Patients in the BSN Undergraduate Program,” will provide funds to increase the recruitment of Standardized Patients to cover the adult lifespan, from young adult to older adult. Standardized Patients will participate in both summative and formative Objective Structured Clinical Exam simulation as part of classroom instruction. Expanding and integrating the School of Nursing Standardized Patients program will allow an increase in the number of student encounters with live patients throughout their undergraduate BSN programs and Simulation classes.
  • Melanie Horn Mallers, Professor of Human Services and Director of the Center for Community CollaborationOpens in new window Opens in new window , and Katherine Bono, Chair and Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies, received a $74,806 grant from the City of Stanton/North Orange County Public Safety Task Force for a third year of funding for the project titled, “Fullerton Resilient Families Program.” This program builds resilience in young families through improved parent-child attachment, executive function skills in children, and active coping with stress through mindfulness techniques. During the funding period, the program will be implemented at several local Head Start facilities and at a transitional living center for homeless families called HIS House.
  • Joshua Yang, Associate Professor of Public Health, received $15,000 for year-five funding from the American Lung Association of Orange County for a project titled, “Achieving Tobacco-Related Health Equity Among California’s Diverse Populations.” Dr. Yang serves as the evaluator on a project with two objectives: (1) for two Orange County cities to pass ordinances to ban outdoor smoking and use of electronic cigarettes in outdoor dining areas, and (2) for two Orange County cities to pass ordinances banning smoking in multi-unit housing complexes.
  • C. Jessie Jones, Professor Emeritus of Public Health and Director of the Center for Healthy NeighborhoodsOpens in new window Opens in new window , received a $52,000 grant from St. Jude Hospital so that Social Work interns can provide mental health counseling services to low-income students in the Fullerton School District.
  • Archana McEligot, Professor of Public Health and Director of the Center for Cancer Disparities ResearchOpens in new window Opens in new window , received $194,307 for year-five funding from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, for  “Big Data Discovery and Diversity Through Research Education Advancement and Partnership (BD3-REAP).” Opens in new window Opens in new window This multidisciplinary program trains underrepresented undergraduate students in Big Data science (BDs) exploration, computation, and synthesis that incorporates BDs didactic learning while providing BDs research experiences for students.
  • Mikyong Kim-Goh, Professor of Social Work, received a $1,487,818 grant from the Regents of the University of California, Berkeley, for the “Title IV-E Stipend Program-MSW Project.” This federally-funded California Social Work Education Center (CalSWECOpens in new window Opens in new window ) stipend program provides two years of support to full-time MSW students enrolled in the child welfare concentration. Part-time students also are eligible for stipends that cover tuition, books, and travel.
  • Stephanie Vaughn, Professor, of Nursing, received $495,532 in year-three funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for “EMBRACE: Enrichment Markers of Better Relationships, Academics & Cultural Enhancement.” This program provides an evidence-based, systematic approach to incorporate and optimize effective academic approaches and support systems for underrepresented minority and disadvantaged undergraduate and advanced practice graduate students. The major purpose of the EMBRACE ProgramOpens in new window Opens in new window is to address social determinants that create student challenges.
  • Michael Boytim, Lecturer in Nursing, received a $27,645 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), for the “Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships” program. These funds provide traineeship support to students in the Nurse Anesthesia program. This program aims to increase the number of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists nationally, who are well prepared to deliver evidence-based, high-quality anesthesia care.

 

September 2019

Faculty Spotlight

 Yuying Tsong

Yuying Tsong, PhD
Associate Professor, Human Services
yuying.tsong@fullerton.edu

Interest Area:
Dr. Tsong’s research and clinical areas of interests include mental health literacy, disordered eating/body image concerns, and Asian American mental health, particularly in the areas of immigration and adjustment, transnational family’s bi-cultural adaptation process, and help seeking attitudes and behaviors. She is particularly interested in how our identities, values, beliefs, and behaviors are shaped by the bio-socio-cultural-political factors and the applications of these to practice using a feminist and social justice framework. Dr. Tsong is the Past President of the Society for the Psychology of Women (American Psychological Association Division 35) and a Fellow of the Asian American Psychological Association. Dr. Tsong recently co-edited a special issue on Trauma and Psychology Well-being of Asian American Women for the journal of  Women and Therapy .

Current Projects:

Book Monograph: “From Invisible to Visible: Body Image for Asians from the intersectional lens of gender and the Asian Diasporas” (with Hsiu-Lan Cheng).

Research Lab Projects: Asian/Asian American coming out process and help-seeking; Asian American older adult’s depression literacy; intersectional analysis of the effects of sexual trauma .

Trending Now:
  • Deanna Jung, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Kristina Fortes, Assistant Professor of Nursing, and Jane Williams, Lecturer in Nursing, received a $124,060 grant from the Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development (OSHPD) Song-Brown Program. The project, “Integration of Standardized Patients in the BSN Undergraduate Program,” will provide funds to increase the recruitment of Standardized Patients to cover the adult lifespan, from young adult to older adult. Standardized Patients will participate in both summative and formative Objective Structured Clinical Exam simulation as part of classroom instruction. Expanding and integrating the School of Nursing Standardized Patients program will allow an increase in the number of student encounters with live patients throughout their undergraduate BSN programs and Simulation classes.
  • Melanie Horn Mallers, Professor of Human Services and Director of the Center for Community CollaborationOpens in new window , and Katherine Bono, Chair and Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies, received a $74,806 grant from the City of Stanton/North Orange County Public Safety Task Force for a third year of funding for the project titled, “Fullerton Resilient Families Program.” This program builds resilience in young families through improved parent-child attachment, executive function skills in children, and active coping with stress through mindfulness techniques. During the funding period, the program will be implemented at several local Head Start facilities and at a transitional living center for homeless families called HIS House.
  • Joshua Yang, Associate Professor of Public Health, received $15,000 for year-five funding from the American Lung Association of Orange County for a project titled, “Achieving Tobacco-Related Health Equity Among California’s Diverse Populations.” Dr. Yang serves as the evaluator on a project with two objectives: (1) for two Orange County cities to pass ordinances to ban outdoor smoking and use of electronic cigarettes in outdoor dining areas, and (2) for two Orange County cities to pass ordinances banning smoking in multi-unit housing complexes.
  • C. Jessie Jones, Professor Emeritus of Public Health and Director of the Center for Healthy NeighborhoodsOpens in new window , received a $52,000 grant from St. Jude Hospital so that Social Work interns can provide mental health counseling services to low-income students in the Fullerton School District.
  • Archana McEligot, Professor of Public Health and Director of the Center for Cancer Disparities ResearchOpens in new window , received $194,307 for year-five funding from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, for “Big Data Discovery and Diversity Through Research Education Advancement and Partnership (BD3-REAP).” Opens in new window This multidisciplinary program trains underrepresented undergraduate students in Big Data science (BDs) exploration, computation, and synthesis that incorporates BDs didactic learning while providing BDs research experiences for students.
  • Mikyong Kim-Goh, Professor of Social Work, received a $1,487,818 grant from the Regents of the University of California, Berkeley, for the “Title IV-E Stipend Program-MSW Project.” This federally-funded California Social Work Education Center (CalSWECOpens in new window ) stipend program provides two years of support to full-time MSW students enrolled in the child welfare concentration. Part-time students also are eligible for stipends that cover tuition, books, and travel.
  • Stephanie Vaughn, Professor, of Nursing, received $495,532 in year-three funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for “EMBRACE: Enrichment Markers of Better Relationships, Academics & Cultural Enhancement.” This program provides an evidence-based, systematic approach to incorporate and optimize effective academic approaches and support systems for underrepresented minority and disadvantaged undergraduate and advanced practice graduate students. The major purpose of the EMBRACE ProgramOpens in new window is to address social determinants that create student challenges.
  • Michael Boytim, Lecturer in Nursing, received a $27,645 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), for the “Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships” program. These funds provide traineeship support to students in the Nurse Anesthesia program. This program aims to increase the number of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists nationally, who are well prepared to deliver evidence-based, high-quality anesthesia care.

 

August 2019

Faculty Spotlight

 Yuying Tsong

Matthew P. Llewellyn, PhD
Professor, Kinesiology
mllewellyn@fullerton.edu

Interest Area:
Matt specializes in the history of sport and culture in the modern world with particular emphasis on the late nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain. Specific research concentrates on the role of sport in the creation of modern societies, as well as the history of the modern Olympic Games.

Current Projects:

Book Monograph: “Playing with Apartheid: Britain, Sport, and the Politics of Race” (with Toby Rider). Edited Collection: “Sport and Apartheid”. For complete article see Playing with Apartheid

 
Trending Now:
  • Joshua Yang, Associate Professor of Public Health, received $277,298 in year-one grant funding from the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) and the Regents of the University of California, Office of the President. The pilot study,       “A ‘Digital’ Mixed Methods Evaluation of University Tobacco-Free Policies”       will use a novel mixed-methods approach leveraging campus engagement and advances in “big data” to conduct a cross-comparison evaluation of university tobacco-free policies in two public university institutions and systems, the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and California State University, Fullerton (CSUF).
  • Guadalupe Espinoza, Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies, received a $7,500 grant from the Society for Research in Child Development for the project titled,       “Longitudinal Links Between Daily Witnessed Cyberbullying Experiences and School Adjustment: Do Patterns Differ for Asian-American, Latino and White Adolescents.”       This short-term longitudinal study (spanning six months) will examine the impact of personal and witnessed cyberbullying experiences on school adjustment outcomes (e.g., school safety, class engagement) among an ethnically diverse sample of middle school students.
  • Phillip Gedalanga, Assistant Professor of Public Health, received two contracts from the South Orange County Wastewater Authority (SOCWA). The first contract, awarded $21,121 for the project titled,       “Identification of Optimal Microbial Community Structure for Improved Biogas Production in an Anaerobic Digester.”       This project examines microbial communities in a full-scale anaerobic digester from a municipal wastewater treatment plant, aiming to identify optimal community structures for improved biogas production. The second contract, awarded $148,747 for the project titled,       “Application and Validation of Microbial Source Tracking Biomarkers as Indicators of Fecal Pollution in Natural and Engineered Environments throughout South Orange County, California.”       This project will develop and validate a method to differentiate viable and non-viable targets of the human fecal indicator (HF183) in water environments designated for recreational use.
  • Hannah Fraley, Assistant Professor of Nursing, received a $5,000 grant from the American Nurses Foundation for her project titled,       “Engaging School Nurses in Prevention of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: A National Survey of School Nurses.”       This project will examine school nurse awareness and attitudes of commercial sexual exploitation of at-risk youth and inform future development of an education intervention targeting school nurses.
  • Shana Charles, Assistant Professor of Public Health, received a $45,993 subcontract from the Regents of the University of California - UCLA for the project titled,       “California Health Interview Survey 2015-16 Policy Research Studies.”       For this project, Dr. Charles will lead the State of Health Insurance in California report and co-author a policy brief focused on Latino health. Additionally, Dr. Charles received $58,000 from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research for work on the project titled,       “California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) Policy Analyses.”       he will serve as Cost Team Lead and Section Author analyzing current bills in the California Legislature. These analyses support the voting decisions of legislators and signing decisions by the Governor.
  • Kavin Tsang, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Kinesiology, received a $10,000 grant from St. Jude Hospital for the       “Lunchtime Exercise Activity Program (LEAP).”       This project delivers lunchtime active recess programming to 13 Title I schools in the area. It also helps train and guide two kinesiology graduate students to become proficient in program leadership and supervision.
  • Melanie Horn Mallers, Professor of Human Services and Director of the       Center for Community CollaborationOpens in new window   Opens in new window , and       Katherine Bono, Chair and Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies, received a $85,000 grant from the City of Stanton/North Orange County Public Safety Task Force for a second year of funding for the project titled,       “Building Family Resilience in North Orange County School Sites.”       This project implements the Resilient Families Program (RFP) to over 200 families with pre-school and transition-to-kindergarten aged children who attend state-funded schools in Fullerton and La Habra.
  • C. Jessie Jones, Professor Emeritus of Public Health and Director of the       Center for Healthy NeighborhoodsOpens in new window   Opens in new window , received a $25,000 grant from St. Joseph Hospital for a project titled,       “Increase Mental Health Services at La Amistad Family Health Center.”       Funds support the clinical supervision of two counseling students at La Amistad Family Health Center. Dr. Jones also received a $52,000 grant from St. Jude Hospital so that Social Work interns can provide mental health counseling services to low-income students in the Fullerton School District. Dr. Jones also won a $40,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente to support operational costs at the Center for Healthy Neighborhoods.
  • David Chenot, Professor of Social Work, received $635,872 for year-one funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This federal grant provides an additional five years of funding for the successful       Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP)Opens in new window   Opens in new window , a program that encourages students to consider allied health careers in such fields as physical and occupational therapy, communicative disorders, counseling, social work, and public health. Dr. Chenot also serves as Project Director on a $1,487,818 grant received from the Regents of the University of California, Berkeley, for the       “Title IV-E Stipend Program-MSW Project.”       This federally funded California Social Work Education Center (CalSWECOpens in new window   Opens in new window ) stipend program provides two years of support to full-time MSW students enrolled in the child welfare concentration. Part-time students also are eligible for stipends that cover tuition, books, and travel. Additionally, Dr. Chenot oversees the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Stipend Program, which received $93,250 from the Regents of the University of California/California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. These funds provide financial support to MSW students who are committed to providing services in California’s public mental/behavioral health system after graduation.
  • Ruth Mielke, Associate Professor of Nursing, received $698,795 in year-two funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for the       “Rural-Woman of the Mountain Accessing New Services (Rural – WOMANS)”       program. The program was awarded an additional $149,381 to enhance/add the following components of the Women's Health Care concentration curriculum: a) mental health assessment, b) understanding of opioid use/abuse and addiction, and c) use of telehealth with a sub-focus on its use in rural health.
  • Stephanie Vaughn, Professor, of Nursing, received $498,810 in year-two funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for       “EMBRACE: Enrichment Markers of Better Relationships, Academics & Cultural Enhancement.”       This program provides an evidence-based, systematic approach to incorporate and optimize effective academic approaches and support systems for underrepresented minority and disadvantaged undergraduate and advanced practice graduate students. The major purpose of the       EMBRACE ProgramOpens in new window   Opens in new window     is to address social determinants that create student challenges.
  • Rachel Fenning, Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies and Co-Director of the       Center for AutismOpens in new window   Opens in new window , received $56,470 in year-four funding from UC Irvine/Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for the project,       “Improving Participation in Dental Care and Oral Health Outcomes for Underserved Children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).”       This project involves conducting a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to test the efficacy of a parent-mediated behavioral intervention to improve dental hygiene and oral health outcomes in children with autism spectrum disorder.
  • Beverly Quaye, Assistant Professor of Nursing, received $258,521 in year-three funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) for the       Orange County Community Health SBIRTOpens in new window   Opens in new window     (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) program. This grant funds the training of undergraduate students in Nursing and Human Services and graduate students in Social Work in the SBIRT model.
  • Archana McEligot, Professor of Public Health and Director of the       Center for Cancer Disparities ResearchOpens in new window   Opens in new window , received $214,396 for year-four funding from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, for       Big Data Discovery and Diversity Through Research Education Advancement and Partnership (BD3-REAP).Opens in new window   Opens in new window       This multidisciplinary program trains underrepresented undergraduate students in Big Data science (BDs) exploration, computation, and synthesis that incorporates BDs didactic learning while providing BDs research experiences for students.
  • Michael Boytim, Lecturer in Nursing, received a $39,056 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), for the       “Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships”       program. These funds provide traineeship support to students in the Nurse Anesthesia program. This program aims to increase the number of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists nationally, who are well prepared to deliver evidence-based, high-quality anesthesia care.
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