Faculty Research & Scholarship
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Shana A. Charles, M.P.P., Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Public Health
Dr. Charles’ primary research focus is public policies related to health insurance, access to care, discontinuous coverage and underinsurance, including national and state political issues around health care reform. She specializes in secondary data analysis and macroeconomic modeling to evaluate policy impacts.
Dr. Charles directs the State of Health Insurance in California (SHIC) project, which produces a biennial report from the most recent California Health Interview Survey. She also annually provides health insurance benefit mandate analyses to the California legislature as a Cost Lead for the California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). Dr. Charles is also currently developing the California State University System Health Insurance (CSUSHI) survey, to assess the health insurance status and access to care needs of the CSU student population.
California Health Benefits Review Program (2020). Analysis of Senate Bill 854: Health Care Coverage, Substance Use Disorders, A Report to the 2019-2020 California Legislature. Oakland: California Health Benefits Review Program, March 2020. SA Charles authored the cost impact analysis section.
Charles SA, Becker T, Perry IE, Jacobs K, Pourat N, Ditter M, Mekhaiel M, and Kominski G (2019). The State of Health Insurance in California: Findings from the 2015-2016 California Health Interview Survey. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
Charles SA (2019). Public Health Insurance Programs in the United States. In: S. Waldstein et al (eds), Behavioral and Social Science in Medicine: Principles and Practice of Biopsychosocial Care. Springer Scientific Publishers: San Francisco, CA. ISBN: 978-1-4614-1730-9.
Charles SA, McEligot AJ. (2018). Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to Care during the Early Years of Affordable Care Act Implementation in California. California Journal of Health Promotion, 2018; 16(1): 36-45.
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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 April 20, 2020
Phillip Gedalanga, Assistant Professor of Public Health, co-authored a manuscript “Monitoring, assessment, and prediction of microbial shifts in coupled catalysis and biodegradation of 1,4-dioxane and co-contaminants.” Published April 15, 2020 in Water Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2020.115540
Mojgan Sami, Assistant Professor of Public Health, co-authored a manuscript “Placement of Outdoor Exercise Equipment and Physical Activity: A Quasi-Experimental Study in Two Parks in Southern California.” Published April 10, 2020 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17072605
Jennifer Piazza, Associate Professor of Public Health, co-authored a book chapter “Use of Saliva to Better Understand the Daily Experience of Adulthood and Aging,” published online April 8, 2020 In: Granger D., Taylor M. (eds) Salivary Bioscience: Foundations of Interdisciplinary Saliva Research and Applications. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-35784-9_27
Robert Lockie, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript “Relationships between Playing Time and Selected NBA Combine Test Performance in Division I Mid-Major Basketball Players.” Published online April 8, 2020 in the International Journal of Exercise Science. https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol13/iss4/13
Deanna Jung, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Christine Latham, Emeritus Professor of Nursing, and Kristina Fortes, Assistant Professor of Nursing, co-authored a manuscript with Nursing Pre-Licensure Advisor, Michele Schwartz, titled, “Using holistic admissions in pre-licensure programs to diversify the nursing workforce.” Published online April 4, 2020 in the Journal of Professional Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2020.04.006
Robert Lockie, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript “2.4-km Run and 20-m Multistage Fitness Test Relationships in Law Enforcement Recruits After Academy Training.” Published April 2020 in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000003489
Robert Lockie, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript “Recruit Fitness Standards from a Large Law Enforcement Agency: Between-Class Comparisons, Percentile Rankings, and Implications for Physical Training.” Published April 2020 in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000003534
Derek Pamukoff, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript, “Body mass index moderates the association between gait kinetics, body composition, and femoral knee cartilage characteristics.” First published March 12, 2020 in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research. https://doi.org/10.1002/jor.24655
Pablo Costa, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript, “Effects of score-line on internal and external load in soccer small-sided games.” Published online March 6, 2020 in the International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sports. https://doi.org/10.1080/24748668.2020.1736938
Derek Pamukoff, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, and Melissa Montgomery, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript with CSUF graduate Steven Garcia, titled “Quadriceps Muscle Size, Quality, and Strength and Self-Reported Function in Individuals with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.” Published March 2020 in the Journal of Athletic Training. https://doi.org/10.4085/1062-6050-38-19
Hannah Fraley, Assistant Professor of Nursing, co-authored a review article titled, “Systematic Review of Human Trafficking Educational Interventions for Health Care Providers.” Published February 29, 2020 in the Western Journal of Nursing Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945919837366
Rachel Fenning, Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies, co-authored a manuscript, “Access to Dental Visits and Correlates of Preventive Dental Care in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Published February 28, 2020 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-020-04420-8
Daniela Rubin, Professor of Kinesiology, authored a book chapter “Endocrine Responses to Acute and Chronic Exercise in the Developing Child,” published online February 27, 2020 In: Hackney A., Constantini N. (eds) Endocrinology of Physical Activity and Sport. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-33376-8_22
Gordon Capp, Assistant Professor of Social Work, co-authored a manuscript, “Does High School Mobility Negatively Influence Perceptions of School Climate?” Published February 21, 2020 in Social Work Research. https://doi.org/10.1093/swr/svz027
Pablo Costa, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript, “Effects of different types of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching on dynamic balance control.” Published online February 19, 2020 in Sport Sciences for Health. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11332-020-00623-9
Pimbucha Rusmevichientong, Assistant Professor of Public Health, co-authored a manuscript “Which snack factors and nutritional ingredients influence college students’ snack choices? Evidence from discrete choice experiments.” Published February 17, 2020 in the Journal of American College Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2018.1538149
Andrew Galpin, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, Pablo Costa, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, and Jared Coburn, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript “Sex and fiber type independently influence AMPK, TBC1D1, and TBC1D4 at rest and during recovery from high-intensity exercise in humans.” Published February 12, 2020 in Physiology. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00704.2019
Robert Lockie, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript “Heart Rate Responses during Simulated Fire Ground Scenarios among Full-Time Firefighters.” Published online February 1, 2020 in the International Journal of Exercise Science. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7039485/
Kristina Fortes, Assistant Professor of Nursing, authored a manuscript, “Improving Recognition of Frailty Syndrome and Clinical Self-Efficacy in Nurse Practitioner Students (QI649).” Published February 2020 in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.12.258
Rachel Fenning, Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies, co-authored a manuscript, “Physical activity rates in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder compared to the general population.” Published February 2020 in Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2019.101490
Archana McEligot, Professor of Public Health, and Bill Beam, Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript “The association between fitness and obesity in diverse multi-ethnic college students.” Published online January 29, 2020 in the Journal of American College Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1665054
Andrew Galpin, Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Robert Lockie, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript “In-Season Hip Thrust vs. Back Squat Training in Female High School Soccer Players.” Published online January 1, 2020 in the International Journal of Exercise Science. https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol13/iss4/2
Jason Baker, Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies, and Rachel Fenning, Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies, co-authored a manuscript with students Jacquelyn Moffitt and Alyssa Bailey, titled “Respiratory sinus arrhythmia, parenting, and externalizing behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder. Published January 2020 in Autism. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361319848525
Jared Coburn, Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript “Caffeine Increases Rate of Torque Development Without Affecting Maximal Torque.” Published December 27, 2019 in the Journal of Science in Sport and Exercise. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42978-019-00048-y
Maria Koleilat, Associate Professor of Public Health, co-authored a manuscript “Perceived Motivators, Barriers and Intervention Strategies Related to Weight Loss After Childbirth Among WIC Participants in Southern California.” Published online December 26, 2019 in the American Journal of Health Promotion. https://doi.org/10.1177/0890117119895948
Melissa Montgomery, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript “Comparison of Lower Extremity Lean Mass Between Multi-frequency Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis and Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry in Athletic College-Aged Men and Women.” Published online December 17, 2019 in Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. https://doi.org/10.3928/19425864-20191024-01
Nathalie Carrick, Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies, co-authored a manuscript “What storytelling tells us about fantasy: parent-child stories about emotionally-charged real and fantastic events.” Published online December 14, 2019 in Early Child Development and Care. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2019.1703113
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).