APHA Annual Meeting 2022 Presenters

Mason Public Health at APHA

The College is proud to share that faculty and students will be participating as presenters at this year's American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Expo

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From November 6-9, collaborators from across the country gather to network and present on the latest public health findings. APHA is also celebrating its 150th anniversary this year commemorating it with the theme "150 Years of Creating the Healthiest Nation: Leading the Path Toward Equity."

Registration is still open and more information can be found on the APHA Annual Meeting & Expo registration page

View Mason presenters by day or presenter below.

Mason Presenters By Day

2022 Mason Presenters

Presenters in alphabetical order by last name.

Debora Goldberg, PhD, MHA, MBA

Associate Professor, Health Administration and Policy
Mason College of Public Health

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
2:30 - 4 pm

4248 A Systematic Review of Employee Health Management Programs to Address Cardio-Metabolic Disorders Among Health Professionals


Gilbert Gimm, PhD

Associate Professor of Health Administration and Policy
Mason College of Public Health

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
1 - 2 pm

4182 Examining Rural-Urban Disparities in Perceived Need for Preventive Services among Adults with Disabilities


Carolyn Hoffman, MPH

Doctoral Student
Mason College of Public Health

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
1 - 2 pm

4174 Endometriosis Treatment, Health Insurance Type, and Associated Costs Among Reproductive-Age Women in the United States: A Systematic Review


Bita Khoshhal, MPH

Bita Khoshhal is a graduate student at George Mason University with over five years of experience in health care. Her research focuses on substance use behaviors and epidemiological methods. She is the recipient of Graduate Excellence in Writing Award and High Impact Grant from the College y. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from the University of Virginia.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
12:30 - 12:45 pm

5118 The public health consequences of cannabis retail density: A systematic review with recommendations for researchers and practitioners


Hamza Lateef

Hamza Lateef is a student at George Mason University and an aspiring environmental health researcher. He has worked closely with mentors in the field of remote satellite sensing data, to conduct this study.

Monday, November 7, 2022
10:30 - 11:30 am

3003 Mapping Changes in Particulate Pollution and Plant Health in the Indian Sub-Continent During the COVID 19 pandemic

Monday, November 7, 2022
10:30 - 11:30 am

3011 Concussion Recovery in Youth Optimized using a Comprehensive App-based Program (CRYO CAP)


Desirae Leaphart, MPH, M.Ed George Mason University

Desirae Leaphart, MPH, M.Ed is a current student pursuing a PhD in Health Services Research at George Mason University. She is also a Senior Research Associate at NORC at the University of Chicago. Leaphart's research interests include health and health care disparities, women's health, and children's health.

Monday, November 7, 2022
1 - 2 pm

3126 Examining Racial Disparities for Black Children with Mental Health Needs Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Julia Mandeville, MPH

Julia Mandeville, MPH, is a doctoral student at George Mason University, pursuing her PhD in Public Health with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in the Department of Global and Community Health within the College of Public Health. She received her Master of Public Health in Global Health from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom in 2017. Her research focuses on disparities in women’s health outcomes in Black and immigrant populations.

Monday, November 7, 2022
4:30 - 4:45 pm

3251 Pelvic pain, work disruptions, and medical racism among Black women in the Washington DC Metropolitan area: A preliminary report of the ENDO-Served study


Mark Mitchell, MD, MPH 

Mark Mitchell is a preventive medicine physician trained in environmental health and health policy. He is a senior member of the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, chairs the National Medical Association’s Council on Medical Legislation, and co-chairs the NMA’s Commission on Environmental Health.

Sunday, November 6, 2022
4:30 - 4:45 pm

2175 Environmental Justice Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic: K-12 Schools are Critical to Centering Equity in Resilience Planning

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
12:30 - 12:45 pm

5129 Health and Environmental Risks from Mercury in Dental Amalgams


Shafuq Naseem

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
11 - 11:15 am

4152 Mental Health Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Health Care Workers


Amarachukwu Orji, MA

Amarachukwu F. Orji is currently a PhD Public health student in the College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University. She is a presidential scholar at George Mason University and serves as an associate member of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and Society for Epidemiologic Research. Her areas of research include social determinants of health for vulnerable populations, disparities in cancer awareness & prevention, disability health.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
2:30 pm - 4 pm

4215 Disparities in Cervical Cancer Screening among Women with Disabilities in the United States


Niloofar Ramezani

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
2:30 - 2:45 pm

4202 Missing Data in Survey Research: Techniques to handle data not missing at random


Jennifer R Warren, Phd, CDIL, CCHPC 

Dr. Warren is an assistant professor of health communication, women and gender studies, and African/African American studies. As an interdisciplinary scholar, Dr. Warren's research focuses on intersectional racisms, individual and community uptake and enactment of racist ideology, and the role of these in health behavior and health outcomes among Black women.

Monday, November 7, 2022
3:15 - 3:30 pm

3197 Demarginalizing the role of internalized racism within health communication


Michelle Williams, PhD, MSPH, MPH, MCHES, George Mason University

Assistant Professor of Global and Community Health
Mason College of Public Health

Dr. Michelle S. Williams' research is focused on developing culturally appropriate health behavior interventions for cancer prevention and control that will lead to a reduction in cancer disparities. Her research interests include cancer prevention behaviors, Community-Based Participatory Research, qualitative research, and the design and conduct of mixed method studies. Currently, she is conducting studies aimed at developing and evaluating mhealth (mobile health) to reduce cancer disparities in the Deep South region of the United States and in low- and middle-income countries.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
10:30 - 11:30 am

4094 The feasibility of implementing the Deep South Witness Project

Monday, November 7, 2022
10:45 am - 11:00 am

3093 The Deep South Witness Project Witness Role Model Video Series


Cheyu Zhang

Cheyu Zhang is pursuing her doctor's degree in Public Health at George Mason University, in hopes of understanding and helping preventing gender-based violence against women. Previously, she graduated from George Washington University (GWU) with a Master of Public Health in Biostatistics degree. After graduation, she worked as a research associate at GWU, where she worked with health survey data to analyze important health issues such as gender equality, gender minority health, HIV prevention, and COVID-19. 

Sunday, November 6, 2022
2:30 - 3:30 pm

2041 Exploring disability as a determinant of child marriage and intimate partner violence in four fragile states: A multi-country analysis

Sunday, November 6, 2022
4:30 - 4:45 pm

2163 The association between women’s disability status and couple’s attitudes toward intimate partner violence