Faculty Research & Scholarship
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Derek N. Pamukoff, PhD
Associate Professor, Kinesiology
Dr. Pamukoff’s research program examines neuromuscular and biomechanical impairments in those with obesity and following major knee joint injury. A major emphasis is placed on identifying modifiable characteristics of walking patterns and muscle function that contribute to early onset knee osteoarthritis.
Evaluating cartilage strain using ultrasound imaging after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (Sponsor: California Program for Research and Education in Biotechnology); Novel analysis of walking patterns in adults with obesity (Sponsor: CSUF Junior Intramural Grant)
* indicates undergraduate trainee, Ŧ indicates graduate trainee
Garcia SA Ŧ, Montgomery MM, Holmes SC Ŧ, Moffit TJ Ŧ, Vakula MN Ŧ, Pamukoff DN. Association between quadriceps echo intensity and self-reported disability in individuals with ACL reconstruction. Journal of Athletic Training. In press (Accepted 7/1/19).
Gonzales J Ŧ, Montgomery MM, Galpin AJ, Pamukoff DN. Comparison of lower limb muscle architecture and geometry in distance runners with rearfoot and forefoot strike pattern. Journal of Sport Sciences. 2019. Oct; 37(19): 2184-2190.
Vakula MN Ŧ, Fisher KL, Costa P, Garcia SA, Post BP, Holmes SC, Pamukoff DN. Quadriceps weakness is associated with knee kinetics during gait in adults with obesity. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2019. May; 51(5): 951-961.
Choe K Ŧ, Costa PB, Coburn JW, Pamukoff DN. Knee and hip mechanics during the deadlift and back-squat. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. In press. (9/4/18).
Pamukoff DN, Montgomery MM, Choe KHŦ, Moffit TJ Ŧ, Garcia SAŦ, Vakula MN Ŧ. Bilateral alterations in running mechanics and quadriceps function after unilateral anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2018; Dec; 48(12): 960-967.
Pamukoff DN, Montgomery MM, Moffit TJ Ŧ, Garcia SA Ŧ, Holmes S Ŧ, Vakula MN Ŧ. Association between gait mechanics and femoral cartilage thickness in individuals with ACL reconstruction. Gait & Posture. 2018; Sept; 65: 221-227.
Pamukoff DN, Montgomery MM, Choe KH, Moffit TJ, Vakula MN. The effect of whole body vibration on knee mechanics during running in individuals with ACL reconstruction. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2018; May; 99(5): 973-980.
Pamukoff DN, Montgomery MM, Moffit TJŦ, Vakula MNŦ. Quadriceps function and knee joint ultrasonography after ACL reconstruction. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2018; Feb; 50(20): 211-217.
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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 Collaboration , 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 Neighborhoods , 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 Research , 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).” 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 (CalSWEC ) 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 Program 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.
Publications as of December 18, 2019
Yuying Tsong, Associate Professor of Human Services, co-authored a manuscript with CSUF graduate, Jessica Liu, titled “The long and winding road of being and becoming.” Published online November 29, 2019 in Women & Therapy special issue, “Feminist Storytelling: Representing the Stories of Diverse Women in Psychology.” https://doi.org/10.1080/02703149.2019.1684684
Robert Lockie, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript “Relationships Between Tests of Strength, Power, and Speed and the 75-Yard Pursuit Run.” First published online November 27, 2019 in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000003398
Shana Charles, Assistant Professor of Public Health, co-authored a report titled, “The State of Health Insurance in California: Findings from the 2015-16 California Health Interview Survey.” Published online November 26, 2019 by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/publications/Documents/PDF/2019/shicreport-nov2019.pdf
Phillip Gedalanga, Assistant Professor of Public Health, co-authored a manuscript “Cometabolic biotransformation of 1,4-dioxane in mixtures with hexavalent chromium using attached and planktonic bacteria.” Published online November 25, 2019 in Science of the Total Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135734
Jennifer Piazza, Associate Professor of Public Health, co-authored a manuscript “Going the distance: The diurnal range of cortisol and its association with cognitive and physiological functioning.” Published online November 14, 2019 in Psychoneuroendocrinology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2019.104516
Austin Nation, Assistant Professor of Nursing, co-authored a manuscript “Exploring substance use and mental health for minority transgender youth: Implications for advanced practice nurses.” Published ahead of print on November 13, 2019 in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. https://doi.org/10.1097/JXX.0000000000000316
Natsuki Atagi, Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies, co-authored a manuscript “Early Language Environments Predict Aspects of Explicit Language Awareness Development.” First published online November 14, 2019 in Language Learning. https://doi.org/10.1111/lang.12381
Jason Bennett, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, and Tricia Kasamatsu, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript “Access to athletic trainer services in California secondary schools.” Published online in the Journal of Athletic Training on November 12, 2019. https://doi.org/10.4085/1062-6050-268-19
Pablo Costa, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript “Acute effects of different static stretching exercises orders on cardiovascular and autonomic responses.” Published October 31, 2019 in Scientific Reports. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-52055-2
Andrew Galpin, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript “Skeletal Muscle Fiber Type and Morphology in a Middle-Aged Elite Male Powerlifter Using Anabolic Steroids.” First published online October 18, 2019 in the Journal of Science in Sport and Exercise. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42978-019-00039-z
Robert Lockie, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript “Relationships Between Absolute and Relative Strength and Power in Male Police Officers of Varying Strength Levels.” First published online October 10, 2019 in Journal of Science in Sport and Exercise. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42978-019-00033-5
Tabashir Nobari, Assistant Professor of Public Health, co-authored a manuscript “Notes From the Field: Creating a Typology of Childhood Obesity Intervention Strategies.” First published September 24, 2019 in Evaluation & the Health Professions. https://doi.org/10.1177/0163278719874424
Fast Facts: Although the bilingual population in the United States is growing, little is known about how this increased linguistic diversity may impact children’s understanding of what language is and how it helps us communicate. However, recent evidence suggests that exposure to multiple languages in not only the home but also the community may predict children’s ability to talk about language. Such findings point to just one of the many ways in which changing demographics may shape language and cognitive development.” Natsuki Atagi (Child and Adolescent Studies) in Language Learning (2019).