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Lila Fleming, PhD, CHES

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Biography

Lila C. Fleming, PhD, CHES, is a global health epidemiologist and certified health education specialist. Her research examines bullying among middle school students, adolescent risk behaviors, maternal and child health, and access to health in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Fleming teaches global health, applied health statistics, and public health research methods courses at Mason.

University Service

  • Undergraduate Program Advisory Committee(UPAC), Department of Global and Community Health, 2016–present

  • Term Faculty Promotion Procedures Ad-hoc Committee, Department of Global and Community Health, 2016–present 

  • Skolnick Award Ad-hocCommittee, Department of Global and Community Health, 2016

Degrees

PhD, Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University

Graduate Certificate, Geographic Information Science (GIS), George Mason University (2015)

BS, Health Studies: International Health, Georgetown University (2004)

BS, Health Studies: International Health, Georgetown University (2004)

BS, Health Studies: International Health, Georgetown University (2004)

Research

Research Interests

  • Global health
  • Adolescent health
  • Spatial epidemiology
  • Environmental health
  • Infectious disease epidemiology

Publications

Fleming LC, Ansumana R, Bockarie AS, Alejandre J, Owen KK, Bangura U, Jimmy DH, Curtin KM, Stenger DA, and Jacobsen KH. Health-care availability, preference, and distance for women in urban Bo, Sierra Leone. International Journal of Public Health 2016 Dec; 61(9):1079-1088.

Poms LW, Fleming LC, Jacobsen KH. Work-family conflict, stress, and physical and mental health: a model for understanding the barriers to and opportunities for women’s well-being at home and in the workplace. World Medical and Health Policy 2016 Dec; 8(4):444-457.

Hamukang’andu L, Fleming LC, Silwimba F, Jacobsen KH. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) for HIV among nursing students in Zambia. Sierra Leone Biomedical Research 2016 Dec; 8(2):1-8.

Fleming LC, Ansumana R, Bockarie AS, Alejandre J, Bangura U, Jimmy DH, Waters NM, Baghi H, Stenger DA, and Jacobsen KH. Inpatient healthcare provider bypassing by women and their children in urban Bo, Sierra Leone. Pan African Medical Journal 2016 Mar; 23:146.

Fleming LC, Jacobsen KH. EPIC: a framework for the factors that influence the selection of healthcare providers. World Medical & Health Policy 2015 Dec; 7(4):368-382.

Abdirahman H, Fleming LC, Jacobsen KH. Parental involvement and bullying among middle-school students in North Africa. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal 2013 Mar; 19(3):227–233.

Poms LW, Fleming LC, Jacobsen KH. Parenting practices and tobacco use in middle school students in low and middle income countries. Journal of School Health 2012 Aug; 82(8):353–363.

Jacobsen KH, Fleming LC, Ribeiro PS. Pyomyositis in Amazonian Ecuador. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2010 June; 104(6):438–439.

Fleming LC, Jacobsen KH. Bullying among middle-school students in low and middle income countries. Health Promotion International 2010 Mar; 25(1):73-84.

Fleming LC, Jacobsen KH. Bullying and symptoms of depression in Chilean middle-school students. Journal of School Health 2009 Mar; 79(3):130–137.

Manock SR, Brito N, Jacobsen KH, Russell K, Negrete M, Olson JG, Sanchez JL, Blair P, Smalligan R, Quist BK, Maudlin J, Freire J, Espinoza WR, MacCormick F, Fleming LC, Vieira JC, Guevara A, Kochel T. Etiology of acute undifferentiated febrile illness in the Amazon Basin of Ecuador. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2009 July; 81(1):146–151.

Honors & Awards

Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, 2015, George Mason University

Master Teacher Award (Adjunct Faculty), 2013, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University

Graduate Global Health Service Award, 2006, Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University

International Health Program Excellence Award, 2004, School of Nursing and Health Studies, Georgetown University

Health Studies Scholar, 2004, International Health Program, School of Nursing and Health Studies, Georgetown University

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